Student health survey results improve

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The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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School day extended for eclipse

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to extend the school day by one hour on Aug. 21 to observe an upcoming solar eclipse. The eclipse—the first to cross the United States in approximately 100 years, scientists say—is expected to take place Aug. 21 from approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in various stages. […]

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‘It’s like a family’

As part of the Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association’s seventh annual alumni cookout, DeKalb County commissioner Larry Johnson officially designated Aug. 5, 2017 as Southwest DeKalb Day in DeKalb County. Pictured: Johnson, Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association president Danny Davison and Southwest DeKalb principal Thomas Glanton. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  Celebrating Southwest DeKalb  More than 1,500 alumni from Southwest DeKalb High School came together Aug. 5 to celebrate the school’s history, shared history and community as part of the seventh annual Southwest DeKalb Alumni Cookout.“It’s just family,” said Danny Davison, Southwest DeKalb High School Alumni Association president and member of the class of ’91. […]

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By any means necessary

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  DeKalb County teachers use viral music videos to reach students  Thanks to the internet and a little creativity, two DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teachers have discovered a unique way to reach students.  Sheldon Strickland, a second grade teacher at Kingsley Elementaryand Rayshun Casey, a sixth grade teacher at Redan Middle, have released four […]

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Pizza, planning and education awareness

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In School Spirit wraps education advocacy month in DeKalb County  For two hours on July 25, the Pizza Hut located at 5985 Flat Shoals Road became a haven for education awareness and advocacy.  As part of In School Spirit’s Education Advocacy Awareness Month, founder Danielle Stewart made Pizza Hut’s dining area her base for education […]

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Doraville Mayor, council consider increase in pay

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According to a recent legal notice sent to The Champion, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and city council members Dawn O’Connor, Robert Patrick, M.D. Naser, Sharon Spangler, Shannon Hillard and Pam Fleming intend to consider and vote on a salary increase at an August meeting.  “Please take notice that the Mayor and council, at their August […]

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No update on Dunwoody lawyer Facebook case

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Dunwoody police state no information given by social media giant Questions remain unanswered five months after the resignation of former Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin. Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a thread pertaining to Canadian citizenship for refugees. Felgin has […]

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Mann pleads guilty to amended charges

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Receives six month park ban   DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann pleaded guilty to amended charges July 27 in lieu of an Atlanta Municipal Court trial.  Mann pleaded guilty to the charges of physical obstruction and prohibited conduct at a public park. The charges are amended from those originally given to Mann following his May […]

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