Global Growers: Connecting the dots one garden at a time

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In DeKalb County, it’s not uncommon to walk by or encounter a diverse group of people. In the span of one day, one can pass a group of teenagers hailing from such places as Ethiopia, Vietnam, Japan, Nepal and North Carolina. In the same day, one can encounter their parents at their respective places of […]

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Dunwoody Police Department engages with citizens


On March 22, the Dunwoody Police Department began its seventh annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) which “[gives] participants the opportunity to learn about various functions of police work through classroom lectures, training scenarios and offsite tours.” Each Tuesday through May 23, residents will hear information from Dunwoody Police about such subjects as narcotics, gangs, detective […]

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Doing what’s needed: Miller Grove’s Franklin Smith makes his mark


Miller Grove High School sophomore Franklin Smith has one simple rule for his academic, athletic and community-involved success: do whatever is necessary. With this rule, Smith has garnered accolades and good grades in the classroom. Smith is a member of the National Honor Society and an accepted member of the National Society of High School […]

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Doraville to spend $400K on emergency pipe repairs

Doraville City Council approved moving forward with emergency pipe repairs along Lambeth Circle and McLave Drive for an estimated cost of $400,000.

The city of Doraville is set to spend big on emergency pipe maintenance in a residential neighborhood.  Doraville officials agreed to spend an estimated $422,310 on maintenance work at Lambeth Circle and McClave Drive following a regularly scheduled biweekly city council meeting held March 21. The proposed area is located one block east of Buford […]

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Cross Keys showcases college life

Cross Keys showcases college life

High school juniors from DeKalb County and surrounding areas came together March 15 to consider their futures. From 9 a.m. to noon., Cross Keys High School hosted a college fair with more than 30 universities represented. Students from the DeKalb County School District as well as Atlanta Public Schools were bused in and out throughout […]

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Doraville mayor explains TAD conversation

Doraville mayor explains TAD conversation

One northern DeKalb County official has weighed in on a hot topic concerning real-estate, public funds, and an abandoned GM assembly plant.  On March 10, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman released a statement to The Champion concerning tax allocation districts (TADs). Specifically, Pittman referenced Doraville’s proposal to become a TAD in order to fund the redevelopment […]

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Movers and Shakers: DeKalb students win State Tech Fair

Movers and Shakers: DeKalb students win State Tech Fair

Two DeKalb County high school students’ recent accomplishments seem to demonstrate it’s never too early to start pursuing one’s passions. On March 5, Sri Bhat, a senior at Lakeside High School, and Will Wright, a junior at Chamblee Charter High School, traveled to Middle Georgia State University in Macon to compete in the 2016 Georgia […]

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AP exams remain contested despite recent success

AP exams remain contested despite recent success

Despite recent accomplishments, Advance Placement (AP) exams remain a contested topic in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Due to recent district approval for the purchasing of exams, one DeKalb County board of education member, Stan Jester, has contested whether or not the tests warrant tax dollar spending.   AP exams are taken by students […]

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