Mountain resort offers something for all

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Rarely when entering the property of a sprawling resort does one see a sign that cautions visitors to be careful of horses crossing the drive, but this is the case at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center. The entranceway is also used by local horses as an access path from the stables to the […]

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OPINION: Zoning arguments, gentrification and diversity

Opinion

  Many who oppose another property owner’s plans for development will quickly throw out the term “gentrification,” which is defined by Merriam Webster as “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.” Just as often, those who attempt to influence what […]

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Gallery owner has experiential artistic visions for Chamblee

One of several open spaces of EBD4

EBD4 Gallery in Chamblee is an ever-evolving work of art. It serves as a working studio, gallery space and event venue for owner and artist Elyse Bynum Defoor. Defoor wants it to be an epicenter for arts in the community As one enters the nondescript strip center gallery space, impactful photography of Defoor’s work with […]

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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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