County’s role questioned as new cities form

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What would be the role of DeKalb County going forward if more cities are created? That was the question asked by DeKalb legislators at a Nov. 29 meeting held by the Senate Study Committee on the Incorporation of the City of DeKalb. State Sen. Gloria Butler (D-55) chairs the committee that includes Democratic senators from […]

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Occupy Atlanta protests in support of Wal-Mart workers’ rights

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While shoppers were searching for the best deals at the Wal-Mart on Memorial in Decatur on Black Friday, members from Occupy Atlanta were across the street boycotting the major chain store. Approximately 10 protesters gathered in the parking lot of Aaron’s across the street holding signs and passing out flyers about the nationwide protest in […]

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Next Level

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Each week The Champion spotlights former high school players from the county who are succeeding in athletics on the college level.   Kayla Lewis, Florida (basketball): The sophomore guard from Southwest DeKalb scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in the 80-63win over Northern Iowa on Nov. 24. She is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 […]

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Basketball stars ink signatures to play college ball

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      Three of DeKalb County’s most talented basketball players have already decided where they plan to play college basketball next season. Arabia Mountain’s Bakari Copeland, Decatur’s Jordan Dillard, and Moses Johnson of Greenforest-McCalep Christian Academy have signed or will sign their letters of intent to their schools of choice. Johnson on Nov.14 signed […]

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DeKalb County breaks ground for two new senior centers

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DeKalb County senior citizens and elected officials had a lot to celebrate as they broke ground for two new senior centers. On Nov. 14, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, and the City of Chamblee held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 15,000-square-foot North DeKalb Senior Center at 3393 Malone […]

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M.L. King defeats Sequoyah, advances in playoffs

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Lions earned another home playoff game after a 34-14 win over the Sequoyah Chiefs. The No. 2 ranked Lions improved to 11-0 for the second consecutive season after its win on Nov. 16. The Lions will host No. 10 ranked Allatoona (10-1) on Nov. 23 at Hallford Stadium in the […]

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Tucker, Stephenson advance to second round of state playoffs

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The Tucker Tigers picked up a big first round victory along with the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions in the Class AAAAA high school football state playoffs on Nov. 16 while the Stephenson Jaguars won on Nov. 17. The No. 5 ranked Tucker Tigers fell behind 3-0 early before rolling to a 42-25 road win […]

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Joshua Outlaw selected to play in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lions senior offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif. on Jan. 4, 2013. Outlaw was presented his game jersey on Nov. 16 at halftime of the first round playoff game between M. L. King and Sequoyah. Outlaw said being selected to […]

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