DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

‘Many hands make light work’

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Community mural receives official welcome in Clarkston     Local artist Shannon Willow and Clarkston city officials came together Aug. 10 to unveil a finished community mural at 4154 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.  Willow joined more than 100 Clarkston residents May 20 to paint the Human Family Forest Mural at Christ Community AME Church […]

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UPDATE: Brookhaven out of stock of eclipse glasses

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Brookhaven has no more eclipse sunglasses to give out, but residents are invited to view the eclipse at city hall and Brookhaven parks. City officials said the eclipse is expected to start at 1:05 p.m. in Brookhaven with a peak at 2:36 p.m. with approximately 97.5 percent coverage of the sun. “I invite one and […]

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Youth activist planning Colin Kaepernick rally

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Colin Kaepernick is a modern-day Rosa Parks, according to a local youth activist planning to host a rally for the unsigned quarterback.  Stonecrest resident Mary Pat-Hector, 19, a national youth director for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, said she will host a rally in support of Kaepernick in the metro-Atlanta area in the upcoming months. […]

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Student health survey results improve

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The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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Osborne Road drainage project near completion

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Brookhaven is completing its first drainage improvement project on Osborne Road. City officials said the project slightly behind schedule due to weather and other circumstances. “We appreciate the patience and understanding from all of the residents in this area as we finish off these improvements and improve the drainage conditions in the area,” Brookhaven Public […]

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UPDATE: Adams denies sexual harassment allegations

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  “She knows what her big daddy likes.”  Those are the alleged words DeKalb County Commissioner Gregory Adams told another DeKalb official while referring to his district director, Ashlee Wright.     In an interview with The Champion, Wright’s attorney, former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James, said his client has text messages and audio proof […]

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From the ground up

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Local partners start coffee company At his government job, Ricardo Richardson was chatting with a coworker from Senegal, West Africa, when the topic turned to something Richardson is passionate about—coffee. “I had been thinking for a long time about doing something for myself—starting my own company,” recalled Richardson, who is now CEO and president of […]

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OPINION: Summer’s not over yet

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  The Labor Day weekend is often viewed as the unofficial end of summer, but for many of us in metro Atlanta the beginning of the school year signals that the sunshine and fun season is just about over. Back-to-school shopping frenzies and all those yellow school buses clogging our morning commute are often what […]

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