DeKalb school board questions state lobbying contract

Champion Newspaper (64)

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board of education demanded an explanation from district officials on Jan. 9 regarding a lobbying contract with the world’s largest law firm. As revealed by The Champion, the board had no discussion or direction in a renewed $99,900 contract between DCSD and Dentons LLP signed for the purpose of […]

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Public describes Dunwoody in one word

Champion Newspaper

Can a city be described in one word? And if so, is social media the best place to find out? Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber member Heyward Wescott sought to answer such questions on Jan. 3 with a seemingly well-intentioned post on Facebook. “I am looking for words (one word) that describe Dunwoody,” Wescott posted. The post […]

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St. Pius senior honored by Atlanta piano association

Spivey Hall

On Sunday, Jan. 15 St. Pius Catholic High School senior Mia Park will showcase a talent she’s cultivated since she was 4 years old. Park, 17, recently earned a Graduation Senior Award from the Atlanta Area Suzuki Piano Association (AASPA), a nonprofit piano instruction organization founded in 1990. To celebrate the honor, Park will perform […]

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Clarkston divided over city charter

Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.

  Officials debate city charter amendment changing mayoral powers Interruptions, insinuations and Facebook may be the best characterizations of a Jan. 3 Clarkston City Council meeting involving an amended city charter. The council voted 5-0 in favor of amending its city charter and eliminating the mayor’s power to call special-called meetings formulating a community budget […]

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Clarkston nonprofit hoping to expand English classes

Clarkston Community Center serves as an English learning hub, social outlet and cultural exchange center for many refugees in DeKalb County. Photo submitted.

Clarkston Community Center helps refugees learn, become employed On any given day at 3701 College Ave. in Clarkston, it’s not unusual to see people from Somalia, Myanmar, Congo, Nepal and Afghanistan learning English, career skills and American cultural practices together. This is in large part thanks to the Clarkston Community Center’s (CCC) Senior Refugee Program […]

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DeKalb nursing homes named among nation’s best

Pruitthealth Brookhaven is located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE. The facility received a five out of five star rating by U.S. News & World Report. Photo courtesy of Pruitthealth Brookhaven.

Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods, located at 1833 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, as well as Pruitthealth Brookhaven, located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE in Brookhaven, have been named among the United States’ best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. In November, Budd Terrace and Pruitthealth Brookhaven were named among 15 other […]

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Chamblee approves $36 million budget

Chamblee approved a $36 million budget Dec. 20, detailing new positions, increased salaries, capital projects and new revenue streams. Photo courtesy of city of Chamblee.

Police, public works listed as largest expenditures; taxes, ‘other financing sources’ as largest revenues Chamblee City Council approved the city’s 2017 budget—more than $37 million—on Dec. 20 during a monthly meeting. City revenues are comprised of a $21.6 million general fund, a $11.2 million special revenue fund, and $4.2 million enterprise fund, according to the […]

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Marist debate, speech program ranked high in nation

Marist School’s debate and speech program was named among the top 8 percent in the country by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) and gained entry into the organization’s 200 Club. Photo courtesy of Marist School.

A DeKalb County private school’s speech and debate program is catching the eye of a near-century old national association.Marist School, a private catholic school located at 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road NE in Atlanta, has been ranked among the top 8 percent of schools nationwide by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) for the 2015-2016 academic […]

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