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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Tucker advances in state tennis playoffs

14Champion Newspaper

The Tucker Tigers tennis teams had the brooms out literally and figuratively for their first-round playoff match. Both the boys and girls’ teams swept Brunswick 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs April 17 at Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center. Before Tucker swept Brunswick, event officials had to sweep the […]

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Rep. Drenner to host town hall meeting

8Champion Newspaper

Georgia State Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale, will hold a town hall meeting April 18 at Avondale Estates city hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. City hall is located at 21 North Avondale Plaza. For more information, call (404) 294-5400. 370 total views, 1 views today

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Tucker overcomes scary moment to beat Decatur

2Champion Newspaper

Despite losing a player in the fifth inning, the Tucker Tigers rallied to beat the Decatur Bulldogs 5-3 at home April 8. In the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3, senior pitcher and first baseman Jaelin Sewell was near the dugout on deck warming up when a foul ball hit […]

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Arabia Mountain remains at top of region standings

14Champion Newspaper

The Arabia Mountain Rams baseball team still has a grip on first place in Region 5-AAAAA after its win over Lithonia April 10. The Rams beat the Bulldogs 6-1 at home. Arabia Mountain (8-1, 13-7) got off to a slow start, going down 1-0 in the second inning after Lithonia (2-5, 3-9-1) scored on a […]

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Abandoned no more

30Champion Newspaper

Tucker residents continue to care for Tucker Nature Preserve       For years, nine acres of green space in Tucker sat unattended before a group of Tucker residents came together to clean up the area known as the Tucker Nature Preserve.  Eight years ago, Pam McNall, Beth Ganga and other volunteers came together to […]

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Jason Lary to Lithonia mayor: ‘I’m done’

26Champion Newspaper

Stonecrest will not partner with Lithonia on anything while Deborah Jackson is mayor, newly-elected Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary told The Champion. Lary’s declaration came a day after he expressed the same sentiments to Jackson during the April 3 Lithonia city council meeting. Lary, whose management firm manages the events at the Lithonia Amphitheater, accused Jackson […]

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Brookhaven gets new public works director

Hari Karikaran

  Brookhaven has a new man in charge of its public works department.  Hari Karikaran took over as department head April 3. Lowe Engineers, the private contractor that operates Brookhaven’s Public Works department, hired Karikaran to manage the day-to-day operations.  “The city of Brookhaven’s Public Works Department is really kicking into high gear under the […]

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