Jason Lary to run for mayor of Stonecrest


The man who led the Stonecrest City Alliance has thrown his name in the hat to be the city’s first mayor. Jason Lary confirmed to The Champion that he will run for mayor for the new city of Stonecrest. “I decided to run for mayor to continue the total mission of the community desires of […]

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Tucker falls to Valdosta in state title game

A Tucker player kneels in dejection after Tucker lost to Valdosta in the Class 6A title game. Photo by Carla Parker

The Tucker Tigers’ only regular season loss came in the Georgia Dome in September in the Corky Kell Classic. Their only playoff loss also came in the Georgia Dome—in the state title game. The Tigers fell to the Valdosta Wildcats 17-7in the Class AAAAAA title game Dec. 9 at the Dome. This was the second […]

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When the Saints marched to victory: Cedar Grove wins first football state title


When Jermaine Smith took over as head football coach at Cedar Grove High School in 2013, he knew he had enough talent to build a consistent winning program, but he also knew it would not be an easy task. In 2013, the team finished the season 7-5 on a second-round playoff loss. In 2016, the […]

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Former Decatur coach to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame


Bob Reinhart, who coached basketball at Decatur High School from 1969 to 1983, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, the hall of fame announced Dec. 2. Reinhart is one of five inductees in the 2017 class, along with former Atlanta Falcons player Keith Brooking, former executive director of the Atlanta Track […]

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Columbia, Lithonia victorious at Wheeler Hoops Classic


The Columbia Eagles and Lithonia Bulldogs picked up wins at the Wheeler Hoops Classic Dec. 3 at Wheeler High School in Marietta. The No. 4-ranked Eagles defeated No. 10-ranked Shiloh 54-53 and Lithonia defeated Johnson-Savannah 70-64. No. 1-ranked Greenforest lost to No. 3-ranked Wheeler 53-42. The Bulldogs played in the first game of the tournament […]

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Cedar Grove, Tucker to play for state titles

The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. File photo by Travis Hudgons

For the first time in 25 years, the DeKalb County School District will have two football teams playing in a state championship game at the Georgia Dome. The No. 6-ranked Cedar Grove Saints will take on No.1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AAA state title game Dec. 9 at 1 p.m., and the No. […]

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Brookhaven releases service delivery report for proposed annex area


According to state law OCGA 36-36-35, cities are required to provide a report setting forth plans to provide services to a proposed annexed area. Brookhaven released that report Nov. 22 for the Woodcliff annexation petition. The petition was announced at the Brookhaven City Council work session on Nov. 9. The residents who filed the application […]

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Avondale Estates police provide holiday safety tips for residents

Avondale Estates police provide holiday safety tips for residents

The Avondale Estates Police Department is helping residents keep their homes safe when they are out of town. Last December, two burglaries occurred as well as seven thefts. The police department is encouraging residents to complete a security check form, which can be found on the city’s website, when going out of town. The form […]

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