County receives legal decision on Confederate monument


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


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


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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All about the green


Decatur’s green space nets city $800,000 Decatur’s decision to acquire the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) property in August is starting to pay off. On Nov. 20, the Decatur city commission unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with DeKalb County that will provide Decatur with $800,000 to improve green space projects on the UMCH property. According […]

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Decatur kicks off holiday season


Santa Claus decided to take a break from his busy schedule at the North Pole and visit children in Decatur for the city’s kickoff event to celebrate the gift-giving season. Decatur officials were on hand Nov. 25 as a part of the city’s shop small business Saturday initiative. Catherine Lee, Decatur economic development coordinator, said […]

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‘No city like Stonecrest’

The city of Stonecrest held a grand opening ceremony for its city hall, located at 3120 Stonecrest Boulevard.

As residents enjoyed a block party Nov. 11 for the grand opening of Stonecrest’s city hall, Stonecrest officials basked in the national exposure thanks to a “unique” pitch to bring a second Amazon headquarters to the newly formed city. Stonecrest’s city hall, located at 3120 Stonecrest Boulevard, will serve as offices for Stonecrest officials and […]

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