A diploma—now what?

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DeKalb high schools offer transitional training throughout June Each year, some high school students have unanswered questions about continuing their education or starting a career after graduation. How can I pay for college? Where can I learn a trade? Are my grades good enough? What are my options?—these are just some of the questions that […]

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Chamblee man implicated in kidnapping, murder

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Body found in Chamblee apartment in wake of Missouri kidnapping   A Chamblee man has been arrested by police regarding a DeKalb County murder and Missouri kidnapping, according to a June 16 release from Chamblee Police Department.  Officials arrested  John Czarnecki of 2198 Dresden Drive, Bldg. D, Apt. 34, and an unidentified man now identified as Christopher […]

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Apartment property in Doraville purchased for elementary school

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More than 100 families to relocate as DeKalb County School District finalizes sales agreement DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced the purchase of 9.7 acres on 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville on June 13 for the purpose of building a 900-seat Cross Keys-area elementary school, garnering mixed responses from the public.  ““We are excited to […]

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Hoping for $460,000 in 60 days

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Beloved Clarkston coffee shop challenges supporters for funds to buy space   “Every mission has a place. Ours is here in Clarkston, Georgia. We own our mission—will you help us own our place?”  This is the introduction of a video outlining Refuge Coffee Company’s latest fundraiser for $460,000—the amount needed to purchase property at 4170 […]

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Childhood literacy celebrated in DeKalb

Storyteller Veronica Winley transformed Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library into a young readers’ environment through imagery, enthusiasm and oration. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams and Redan-Trotti libraries kick-off 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten For the second year in a row, DeKalb County adults and children came together to engage in storytelling, reading, writing and celebrating literacy at two local libraries. May 30 and June 3 marked two kick-off events for the second celebration of 1,000 Books […]

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DeKalb school district to raise property tax

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Public hearings detail $1 billion budget, maintaining 23.38 millage rate   As part of a proposed $1 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to increase property taxes by more than 5 percent. Legally required notices sent to The Champion indicate DCSD plans to keep its millage […]

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Lakeside High breaks ground on new bleachers

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$320,000 in seating improvements to be completed before 2017-2018 school year   School district and DeKalb County officials, school foundation representatives, students and community members at Lakeside High School broke ground on a site for new bleachers on May 18 following several years of fundraising.  The bleachers—estimated to cost approximately $320,000—will be funded by $160,000 […]

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Chickens OK in Dunwoody?

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City considers backyard chicken ordinance Backyards in Dunwoody may welcome chickens in the near future following the first read of an amended ordinance on May 8. The proposed amendment will allow residents to raise chickens in all single-family residential zoning districts. Potential chicken owners will be required to construct coops, which must also meet applicable […]

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