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OPINION: An inch from a heart attack

Opinion

Having the latest technological gadgets doesn’t particularly interest me; my general opinion is that if I already have a working device that serves the same purpose, there is no reason for an upgrade or replacement. One such device that came standard on my recently purchased car is a backup camera. When I bought the car, […]

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Proud to be a ‘Champion’

Opinion

On June 2, The Champion was recognized as a first-place winner in the category of General Excellence at the 2017 Georgia Press Association Annual Convention held in Jekyll Island. The 2017 recognition marks the ninth consecutive year, and 10th total time that The Champion has been awarded the prestigious first-place honor. Each year newspapers are […]

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North Georgia’s Currahee Club in a class by itself

The iconic bronze statue of a Native American warrior greets guests at the entryway to the sports complex. Photo by John Hewitt

In the language of the Cherokee, “Currahee” means “stands alone.” In the competitive world of golf resort communities, Currahee Club lives up to its name; it stands alone at the top of many best-of lists. Currahee Club—one of the nation’s top golf and resort properties—is located a couple of hours north of Atlanta in the […]

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Doctor seeks MORE for Moms

Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford

DeKalb County District Director of Public Health Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford is a woman who precisely plans every aspect of her life. She also has a passion for young moms and wants to provide support to those moms and their infants. She has drawn from personal experience of the uncertainties of childbirth and single motherhood […]

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OPINION: Out of the mouths of babes and seniors

Opinion

For many years, my wife and I have joked about an incident that occurred a year or so after we married. My wife had gained a few pounds since our wedding. We were visiting my family for Easter, if memory serves me correctly, when a young niece with a syrupy-slow southern accent approached my wife, […]

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OPINION: Passengers have rights, so do airlines

Opinion

The recent uproar of the passenger being forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight has likely taught many a lesson that we either never knew or thought it would be highly unlikely that the rule would be enforced. The mice type that we never look at until there is an issue gives an airline the […]

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Miles service attended by thousands

7Champion Newspaper

  On April 8, Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s 2,700-seat sanctuary was filled to capacity by family, friends and dignitaries gathered for Ollisteen “Steen” Miles’ celebration of life. Miles, a retired journalist, former state Senator, ordained minister and a member of countless boards and community organizations succumbed to her battle with cancer on March 29. A […]

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Welcoming signs coming to Arabia Mountain

aChampion Newspaper

“Signs, signs, everywhere signs; blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.” –Lyrics to the song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band  Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) will soon be getting new signs, but they’re unlikely to be thought of as blocking out the scenery or breaking anyone’s mind. They are specifically designed to blend […]

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