Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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Bling! Bling!

The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their state championship rings Jan. 24.

Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team receives state championship rings   The Southwest DeKalb High School Lady Panthers basketball team got some new hardware Jan. 24. The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their rings during halftime of the boys’ game. The Lady Panthers won the Class AAAAA state champion last March after defeating Winder-Barrow […]

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Tucker officials address residents’ concerns at town hall meeting

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Hundreds of Tucker residents packed the Tucker Middle School cafeteria Jan. 24 to ask the Tucker mayor and city council questions about various topics at a town hall meeting.   Topics discussed included development, traffic, code enforcement and the city’s strategy to take over management of the parks. The meeting came a day after the […]

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Players ready to shine this baseball season

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Some DeKalb County high school baseball players are going into the 2017 season with high hopes and state playoffs on their minds. Seven DeKalb County School District teams—Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker—as well as Decatur, Marist and St. Pius X all made the playoffs last season. St. Pius was the […]

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Developer withdraws applications for Tucker project

Many Tucker residents pack the Tucker Recreation Center to see how the city council would vote on applications for a proposed mixed-use development.

After a four-hour city council meeting with unanswered questions, a developer withdrew three application items needed to build a mixed-use development for the vacant Sears Distribution Center property. Stephen Macauley’s decision to withdraw came after the city council made motions to either defer their vote or deny the applications due to concerns expressed by council […]

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Long-time Columbia baseball coach to retire after season

Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis, to retire

    After 29 years of coaching, Columbia High School baseball coach Steve Dennis is ready to hang up his uniform. Dennis told The Champion at the DeKalb County School District baseball media day that he will retire after the 2017 season. He is in his 29th year of coaching and 30th year as a […]

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Brookhaven, CHOA breaks ground for pediatric ambulatory care center

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  A new pediatric care center will soon be the gateway visual for southeast Brookhaven. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta along with elected officials from Brookhaven and DeKalb County broke ground Jan. 11 for the Center for Advanced Pediatrics facility. The future 260,000-square-foot pediatric ambulatory care center will be located near the intersection of North Druid […]

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