Lithonia hires firm to investigate complaints made against police chief

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In 2016, The Champion first reported on complaints made by former and current Lithonia police officers who said Police Chief Roosevelt Smith created a hostile work environment and engaged in corrupt and unethical practices. The allegations were not investigated then, but they soon will be. On Feb. 8, the Lithonia City Council voted unanimously to […]

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Fighting For Fathers

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    When Zeus Luby went through what he described as a long and difficult custody battle for his daughter, there was no one who could advise or help him through that process. After getting custody of his daughter, Zada, he made it his mission to be that advisor for fathers fighting for their children […]

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It’s Nebraska for Tannor

It's Nebraska for Tannor

Miller Grove defensive end Caleb Tannor is headed to Lincoln, Neb. to play college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Tannor signed his letter of intent to Nebraska during National Signing Day Feb. 7. He selected the Huskers over Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. “I feel like it’s the best place for me and […]

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Young martial artists win national championships, ranked best in nation

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  Next Level Martial Arts in Stonecrest has become home to two of the best martial arts fighters in the nation. Kaitlyn Williams, 11, and her 10-year-old cousin Titus Whitfield were crowned national champions of the North America Sports Karate Association 2017 (NASKA) season. Their success at multiple tournaments during the 2017 season earned them […]

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Brian Herron to skip track and field season at Lakeside

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Lakeside High School junior Brian Herron will not run for the Vikings track and field team this season. MileSplit USA broke the news Jan. 23, stating that Herron will skip the upcoming high school track and field season to run unattached for his track club, Flight400, under coach Andre Oliver, who has coached the star […]

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Stonecrest still in the running for Amazon

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Atlanta made the short list of finalists for the new Amazon headquarters, which means Stonecrest is still in the running. Amazon announced the final 20 cities Jan. 18 for the possible new location of HQ2, which will be equal to its Seattle headquarters. Although Atlanta was the only city on the list from Georgia, Stonecrest […]

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Another major retailer closing in Stonecrest

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  Another major store plans to leave Stonecrest. According to court documents filed Jan. 23, Toys “R” Us will close 182 stores as a part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan. Babies “R” Us, located at 8160 Mall Parkway, is among the stores that will close. Stonecrest Communications Director Adrion Bell said a member […]

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Tucker residents paint, mulch for MLK Day

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Hundreds of Tucker residents lent a helping hand in their community for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Others put a coat of fresh paint on the wall at Tucker Recreation Center, while members of the Tucker Orchard Guild and volunteers put mulch around the fruit trees planted in Henderson park’s bushes. Mike Fillon of the […]

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