Brookhaven police searching for shooter

Champion Newspaper

Brookhaven police is searching for a gunman who killed a 26-year-old in an apartment complex. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Avondale police notify residents of summer crime spike

Champion Newspaper

Summer break has begun in DeKalb County, which means police departments are preparing for the annual summer crime spike. Avondale Estates Police Chief Lynn Thomas released an emailed message to residents May 23 to expect an increase in crime during the summer months. “As stated in previous summer letters, we must always remember that crime […]

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Marist forces Game 3

Champion Newspaper

After getting blown out by Blessed Trinity in Game 1, the Marist War Eagles came back to win Game 2 and force a Game 3 in the Class AAAA baseball championship series.  Marist lost 11-1 in Game 1, but fought their way back to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 at State Mutual Stadium in […]

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Tucker mayor speaks on strong community in state of city address

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The past year for Tucker has been a year of fundamentals and foundation-building, according to Mayor Frank Auman.  Auman gave the first state of the city address for Tucker May 12 at the new city hall annex. Auman mentioned everything the city accomplished in a year, including moving into the city hall on Adrian Street […]

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Four advance to soccer state finals

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Clarkston and Druid Hills boys, as well as Marist and St. Pius X girls will play for a state soccer title May 12-13. Marist and St. Pius X will face each other for the third consecutive year in the Class AAAA state title game May 13 at McEachern High School at 12 p.m. St. Pius […]

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Soccer playoff scores

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Class AAAAAA Boys Second round Allatoona 5, Tucker 1   Girls Second round Sequoyah 10, Tucker 0   Class AAAAA Boys Second round Clarkston 4, Starr’s Mill 3 Decatur 6, Wayne County 0 McIntosh 5, Cross Keys 4 Third round Clarkston 2, Decatur 0   Girls Second round Decatur 4, Union Grove 0 McIntosh 6, […]

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Three teams to play for state tennis title

Chamblee's Madeline Meer

Three teams from DeKalb County will play for the state title on May 6 at Clayton County International Park Tennis Center. Marist boys and St. Pius X girls will play for the Class AAAA state title and Chamblee girls will play for the Class AAAAA state title. Chamblee advanced to the title game with a […]

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Brookhaven closes on purchase of greenspace at PDK

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Brookhaven finalized the purchase of 33 acres of greenspace near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) April 28, the city announced May 1.  The closing came three months after Brookhaven City Council signed off on an intergovernmental agreement to purchase and preserve the space. The council’s action followed a unanimous vote by the DeKalb County Commission authorizing the […]

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