‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

15Champion Newspaper

Code enforcement on portable classrooms in question DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester has raised questions about code enforcement on school property following the installation of portable classrooms at Dunwoody High School.  Jester posted concerns on her blog on April 12, approximately one week after DeKalb County School District (DCSD) placed modular classrooms on school property. […]

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Retiring Columbia coach Steve Dennis makes history with 400th win

14Champion Newspaper

Longtime Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis could hardly contain his emotions as he reflected on his coaching career after his last home game at Columbia on April 22. “It’s been very rewarding,” Dennis said. Columbia (25-5) defeated Decatur 9-5 in Dennis’ last game, improving Dennis’ overall record to 401-325-5 in his 29-year tenure […]

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OPINION: Passengers have rights, so do airlines

Opinion

The recent uproar of the passenger being forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight has likely taught many a lesson that we either never knew or thought it would be highly unlikely that the rule would be enforced. The mice type that we never look at until there is an issue gives an airline the […]

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Sheriff Mann: ‘volunteers make this prison work’

12Champion Newspaper

Sheriff’s office hosts volunteer appreciation day  Furqan Muhammad, a chaplain who volunteers at the DeKalb County Jail, said his line of work is a calling. Once the guard doors close, everyone can’t handle it, he said.  Chaplains such as Muhammad, along with the Sheriff’s Office Reserves Unit and organizations that provide volunteer services to the […]

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All In A Year

11Champion Newspaper

Cross Keys High’s Unify BuHi celebrates inaugural accomplishments Approximately one year ago, on March 30, 2016, a group of students from Cross Keys High School went to Plaza Fiesta—located at 4166 Buford Highway NE—to engage with local citizens about infrastructure improvements, government engagement and affordable housing. “We are trying to find and show people better […]

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Spanish language program under threat of reduction

9Champion Newspaper

City Schools of Decatur considers fewer instruction hours Despite serving as a reference for education professionals, opposition from parents and concern from board members, City Schools of Decatur (CSD) may proceed with reducing its Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) program in grades K-3. “You have such a spotlight in your Spanish program,” said Georgia […]

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Saints capture region track championship

7Champion Newspaper

Defending Class AAA state champions Cedar Grove Saints rallied from a six-point deficit to overtake Westminster 181-169 for the Region 5-AAA track title on April 17 at Westminster.  Westminster held a 70-64 lead after field events held on April 15, despite three gold medals by the Saints.  Cedar Grove’s Raquan Bonner won the high jump […]

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Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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