Nearly 400 DeKalb County school bus drivers stage sick-out

  In an apparent protest, hundreds of DeKalb County School District (DCSD) bus drivers called in sick April 19, leaving district officials scrambling for solutions to get students to school. According to district officials, 383 of the 908 DCSD bus drivers and did not report to work April 19. Officials said the move was tied […]

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Doraville teacher found dead

A Doraville teacher was found dead April 11 after being reported missing by his family. Richard Weiner, 60, of Doraville was last seen alive leaving Curry Honda in Chamblee, according to Doraville Police. Police put out a call April 10 on social media for the public’s help in finding Weiner. According to police, Weiner’s family […]

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School district, county exchange three properties

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials have completed a deal with DeKalb County that involves properties at three locations, according to a district press release. On March 20, DCSD announced it had purchased from the county 7.35 acres of Pleasantdale Park. The purchase cost the district $3.22 million and will be the site of a […]

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Students walk out to protest gun violence

“We will not be silent. Stop gun violence.” That was the chant as 1,300 students from Druid Hills High School walked onto the school’s front parking lot. They joined thousands of students across DeKalb County and nationwide in leaving class at 10 a.m. March 14—the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

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Art as a Collaborative effort

  Cross Keys High School (CKHS) senior Alexandra Zambrano said she believed her school was beautiful on the inside, and she wanted to make it beautiful on the outside, too. Junior Christina Robinson wanted to tell a story of her school that was deeper than grades.   These pleas and many more from CKHS students […]

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Private schools call for new gun legislation

Two DeKalb County private school leaders joined 45 others across Georgia in signing a letter asking lawmakers to enact legislation to prevent future school shootings. Paul Bianchi of The Paideia School and Waman French of The Friends School of Atlanta added their signatures to the letter, which appeared in the March 9 issue of The […]

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Students walk out to protest gun violence

“We will not be silent. Stop gun violence.” That was the chant as 1,300 students from Druid Hills High School flowed out the doors and onto the school’s front parking lot. They joined students across DeKalb County and nationwide in leaving class at 10 a.m. March 14—the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory […]

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Champion Publisher Carolyn Glenn honored with award

Carolyn Glenn, co-owner of ACE III Communications and publisher of The Champion Newspaper, was honored March 2 with a Regents’ Hall of Fame and Distinguished Friends Award from the University System of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees at the 2018 Regents’ Scholarship Gala.   Glenn received the award after a nomination from Albany State University […]

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