‘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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DeKalb County School District welcomes 17 new principals

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DeKalb County School District (DCSD) welcomed 17 new principals to the school district July 24 as part of its Summer Leadership Conference at Miller Grove High School.DCSD reassigned due to low performance, and accepted the retirements of various principals in May. Since then, it has implemented a four-phase selection process to select principals for the […]

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Mixed messages on DeKalb County Georgia Milestones scores

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Mixed messages are being communicated to the public in reference to the most recent DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Georgia Milestones test scores. Georgia Milestones tests are designed to measure student proficiency in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in grades three through 12. The Georgia Milestones’ highest achievement category is proficient or distinguished […]

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