‘See you in 50 years’

Rho Kappa president Jordan Brown and member Cori Bostic seal a school time capsule on May 17. Photos by R. Scott Belzer

Southwest DeKalb memorializes class of 2016 with 50-year time capsule They sound like items found in a high school student’s locker or an old storage box in the attic. Textbooks, T-shirts, and soccer jerseys. An iPhone case, a sample of sheet music and a yearbook. A pair of goalie gloves, a coffee mug and a […]

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Great wall of learning

Students at Annunciation Day School demonstrated how the Promethean ActivWall can change the way classrooms are run through interactive technology. Photos by R. Scott Belzer

How important is a blackboard in the classroom? Blackboards combine visuals with lectures to better engage students. At the same time, they provide a workspace for teachers and students in full view of the classroom, making them one of the most valuable tools in a classroom. But what if blackboards could interact with students, teachers […]

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Marist brings home fifth consecutive state golf title

Marist boys won their fifth consecutive state golf title. Photo from marist.com

Marist shot a 302 in the Class AAAA state golf tournament to win its fifth consecutive state title on May 16 at Jones Creek Golf Club course in Evans, Ga. It is the program’s 12th state title. Four Marist golfers shot the combined 302 score, edging out runner-up Woodward Academy by three strokes. Senior Will […]

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Another coach leaves DeKalb


Tucker’s Robin Potter heading to Grayson DeKalb County is losing another winning coach. Tucker High School girls’ basketball coach Robin Potter is leaving the program to be the new head coach at Grayson High School in Gwinnett County. Potter is replacing outgoing coach Tony Watkins. Potter, who lives in Gwinnett County, said the proximity of […]

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Lithonia living

Wendover Housing Partners has broken ground to prepare for the construction of the Granite Crossing community. Photo by Carla Parker

Half of the big blue plaza in Lithonia is gone and a new apartment development will soon be in its place. Wendover Housing Partners announced May 16 the ground breaking of a 75-unit apartment complex named Granite Crossing in downtown Lithonia. The complex will be built where the city-owned portion of Lithonia Plaza sat. The […]

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Doraville creates improvement district to fund Assembly project A month’s worth of discussion is what it has taken for Doraville to come up with an alternative to funding a controversial capital project. On May 9, Doraville’s city council unanimously approved the creation of a community improvement district (CID) with the sole purpose of funding the […]

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Trust carries E-SPLOST renewal

From left to right: Jeff DiSantis, Britt Else, Elena Parent, Nwandi Lawson and Philip Polk came together May 19 to speak publicly about renewing SPLOST for schools.

On May 19, SPLOST for Schools, a group of DeKalb County parents encouraging the renewal of the education specific specia purpose local option sales tax (E-SPLOST), held an exclusive question and answer with The Champion in downtown Decatur. For more than half an hour last week, the group met on the old DeKalb Courthouse’s steps […]

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Runoffs scheduled, SPLOST renewed


As of press time on election night with 94 percent of precincts reporting, Steve Bradshaw will compete in a runoff against incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton. The winner will face Republican Willie Willis in the DeKalb County Commission District 4 race. The seat will be settled in the Nov. 8 general election. Bradshaw had 48.4 percent […]

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