DeKalb school board questions state lobbying contract

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education demanded an explanation from district officials on Jan. 9 regarding a lobbying contract with the world’s largest law firm. As revealed by The Champion, the board had no discussion or direction in a renewed $99,900 contract between DCSD and Dentons LLP signed for the purpose of […]

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New presiding officer for DeKalb County commissioners

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DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted for a new presiding officer and deputy presiding officer in the Jan. 10 regular meeting. The presiding officer position formerly held by Commissioner Larry Johnson, will now be the responsibility of Commissioner Kathie Gannon after she was approved with a 5-2 vote. A day prior to the regular meeting, […]

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Long-time Columbia baseball coach to retire after season

Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis, to retire

    After 29 years of coaching, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis is ready to hang up his uniform. Dennis told The Champion at the DeKalb County School District baseball media day that he will retire after the 2017 season. He is in his 29th year of coaching and 30th year as a […]

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Brookhaven, CHOA breaks ground for pediatric ambulatory care center


  A new pediatric care center will soon be the gateway visual for southeast Brookhaven. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta along with elected officials from Brookhaven and DeKalb County broke ground Jan. 11 for the Center for Advanced Pediatrics facility. The future 260,000-square-foot pediatric ambulatory care center will be located near the intersection of North Druid […]

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Longtime assistant coach gets head coach opportunity with Decatur baseball

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  After 17 years as an assistant coach, Robby Gilbert now has an opportunity to lead his own program—the Decatur Bulldogs. Gilbert spent 12 years as an assistant baseball coach at Tucker High School and five years at Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn. Gilbert said he is excited to start his new journey at Decatur. […]

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Public describes Dunwoody in one word

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Can a city be described in one word? And if so, is social media the best place to find out? Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber member Heyward Wescott sought to answer such questions on Jan. 3 with a seemingly well-intentioned post on Facebook. “I am looking for words (one word) that describe Dunwoody,” Wescott posted. The post […]

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Weekly basketball scores, Jan. 10-16


Jan. 10 Boys Cedar Grove 46, Redan 44 Columbia 68, Arabia Mountain 57 Druid Hills 76, North Clayton 48 St. Pius X 76, North Oconee 54 Southwest DeKalb 73, Clarkston 50 Towers 57, McNair 54 Tucker 71, Mundy’s Mill 61 W.D. Mohammed 67, Atlanta International 44 Alpharetta 61, Dunwoody 59 Atlanta Jewish Academy 65, Cross […]

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Decatur stores leaving for new locations

Cook's Warehouse Decatur

After 11 years in downtown Decatur, Mary S. Moore, founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, is moving the cooking equipment store to another DeKalb County location. “I love the Decatur community and all our loyal customers there, but the store had the highest occupancy cost and the lowest performance of any of our business […]

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