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Handel makes history

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Georgia’s first female GOP member of Congress sworn in June 26 Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election runoff.Handel received 51.9 percent of the vote while Ossoff received 48.1 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office. Handel’s main support came from Fulton and […]

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Georgia Federation of Teachers seeks answers

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Local organization questions DeKalb County School District office expenses, others   A metro Atlanta teachers’ organization is questioning the role and pay of central office staff at DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  Emails obtained by The Champion detail open records requests made by the Georgia Federation of Teachers, a chapter of the American Federation of […]

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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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