DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

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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When it rains, it pours

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County school district fails to address flooding On any rainy day in DeKalb County, the lower hallway at Midvale Elementary—located at 3836 Midvale Road in Tucker—shows its age. Despite outcry from the public, multiple requests for maintenance from Principal Deborah Satterfield and others, as well as a professional assessment conducted in 2015, the lower level […]

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Med students offer free health screenings

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Boys & Girls Club partners with Emory   The East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club—housed in the Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia—became free a vision, immunization, height and weight clinic on May 16 and May 17.  Students from Emory University’s pediatric residency program volunteered to provide health screenings to more than 50 […]

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As a man thinketh

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Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrate, award scholarships at 20th banquet For three hours on May 5, a ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tucker became groud-zero for celebration, as Boys to Men Christian Mentors celebrated its 20th annual scholarship banquet. Each year, officials from Boys to Men Christian Mentors pair at-risk youth with […]

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