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Displaced Doraville apartment residents speak out

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Students, residents affected by DeKalb school district purchase share story  More than 100 families who live in the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—will be forced to find new homes by Aug. 31 following the $8.2 million purchase of the property by DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  According to a statement […]

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Dunwoody police complete training update, see no pay increase

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Department complies with new state standards Officials from Dunwoody Police Department announced the agency’s completion of new state policing standards training on June 19.  The new standards, mandated by a multi-component reform package from Governor Nathan Deal as of January 2017, require that all Georgia law enforcement officers receive five hours of use of force […]

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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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