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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MARTA providing extra services in wake of I-85 bridge collapse

5Champion Newspaper

Motorists affected by the I-85 bridge collapse in midtown Atlanta can use MARTA as an option as the agency will provide more services for people to a city dealing with what Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said is a worse-case traffic scenario.  “MARTA is providing additional services to accommodate the expected influx of passengers needing to […]

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Lakeside boys, Miller Grove girls top high school track-and-field competition

Champion Newspaper

The Lakeside boys’ track-and-field team keeps its ‘best in DeKalb County’ crown for another year, while the Miller Grove girls’ team reclaimed its crown.  Lakeside won its second consecutive county track-and-field title March 27 at Godfrey Stadium. Lakeside claimed the title after scoring 92 points. Arabia Mountain finished second with 80 points, followed by Cedar […]

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Emory swim teams win national championship

5Champion Newspaper

The Emory University swimming and diving teams dominated the Division III championship swim meets in Shenandoah, Texas. The women’s swim and dive team won its eighth consecutive national championship and the 10th overall in program history, while the men’s team won its first national championship in program history March 18. The two titles mark the […]

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Businesses learn about exporting during Small Business Week

Jen Yun, manager of global business development at the Atlanta Metro Chamber, shares the importance of exporting to DeKalb small business owners.

  A group of DeKalb County small business owners received a lesson on exporting and how it can help their companies grow. Decide DeKalb Development Authority held a networking event March 16, during Georgia Small Business Week, to bring together business leaders from the county and various industry partners of the county. “We wanted to […]

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City officials, developer break ground for Sams Crossing development

6Champion Newspaper

  Avondale Estates officials, the city’s Downtown Development Authority and associates from South City Partners gathered March 10 to break ground on the Sams Crossing development. The multi-use development, which will be built on 3.17 acres, will feature approximately 8,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space on the ground floor, approximately 197 residential units in four […]

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