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Celebrate the season at Lakeside High

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Members of Lakeside High School’s music department invite the public to celebrate the season at holiday themed concerts on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. School officials state the concerts will take place in the school’s gymnasium and auditorium—located at 3801 Briarcliff Road N.E. in Brookhaven—and will feature the talents of the school’s chorus, orchestra and […]

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Fight the blight

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  During his campaign as CEO for DeKalb County, Michael Thurmond promised to address three major issues within DeKalb—transparency, water billing issues and blight. To address blight after a tip from a resident, county workers are scheduled to remove 20,000 illegally dumped tires at Fork Creek Mountain Park. The dumping site is the largest illegal […]

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County receives legal decision on Confederate monument

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DeKalb County officials can move forward with removing a Confederate monument from downtown Decatur—if they choose to do so.  After months of research, DeKalb officials received a legal opinion from county attorney O.V. Brantley on whether the Confederate monument could be moved from its current location near the historic county courthouse.  According to Brantley, the […]

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Sheriff’s office searching for shooting suspect

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect connected to a deadly shooting in Tucker A warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Kaylon Janard “Hooty” Jiles, who is accused of fatally shooting Eric Fisher in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Chamblee-Tucker Road on Nov. 5. According […]

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Addison Drive takes decking the halls seriously

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Holiday extravagance has become a neighborhood contagion. One block of the Northwoods subdivision in Doraville is lit up to the hilt nightly with house after house decorated in lights and yard displays. A couple of longtime neighbors admit they are among the instigators of getting this started years ago. Robert Kelley recalls that 14 years […]

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Charities depend on donations but not every gift is ideal

CHAMPION EXCLUSIVE: Mother of accused killer: ‘that’s not how I raised him’

On Nov. 27, Tyrika Terrell, 22, was allegedly shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend Quantez Tyre

Kicked son out of home prior to killing   For nearly two hours, the alleged killer of 22-year-old postal worker Tyrika Terrell barricaded himself inside a residence in Decatur, attempting to avoid arrest.  Decatur native Quantez Tyre, 22, was arrested Dec. 1 by DeKalb County Sheriff’s office S.W.A.T. and Fugitive Unit along with the U.S. […]

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