Fernbank Museum brings fun lessons for children

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  The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is ready to provide a number of educational opportunities for children in the new year. The first new temporary exhibit for the new year will be A Secret World Inside You. Fernbank Public Relations Specialist Kayla Rumpfeldt told The Champion the exhibit is from the American Museum of […]

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Barbershop Books hopes to bring reading to more children

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More than 85 percent of black male fourth-graders in the United States are not proficient in reading, according to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Nation’s Report Card. A program recently instituted by the DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will attempt improve that number by bringing books into the barbershop. Barbershop Books is a national […]

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Social media hoax prompts early closure of Brookhaven Starbucks, police investigation

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  A Brookhaven Starbucks was forced to close two hours early Jan. 7 after an alleged hoax went viral on social media. A Facebook user claiming to be an Atlanta Starbucks employee named Shanell Rivers, who is Black, published a post to a private group called “White People Vs Black People (The Original). The writer […]

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Teen Chef: Decatur High School student creates captivating cuisine

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    Some create art with clay or a paint brush. Aidan Forgey prefers a more edible medium. The 17-year-old Decatur High School (DHS) junior is in his third year in the school’s culinary arts program, and he’s just now hitting his stride in the kitchen. “It really just happened this year that I realized […]

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Charity brings early Christmas to Indian Creek Elementary

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Christmas gifts came early to students at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston Dec. 20. Each of the schools’ more than 1,160 students received a gift courtesy of The Love of Giving Inc, a nonprofit spearheaded by founder and executive director Katherine Miller. The gift-giving program began last Christmas after Miller heard about the difficulties […]

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DeKalb County School District takes issue with changes to Emory annexation plan

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  The DeKalb County School District has made clear it will seek legal action if the City of Atlanta moves forward with the planned annexation of Emory University as currently written. R. Steven Green, DCSD superintendent, penned a letter Dec. 18 urging stakeholders in the pending annexation of 744 acres of DeKalb County by the […]

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