Event highlighted local Black history

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DeKalb History Center held its ninth annual Black History Celebration on Feb. 23 in the historic DeKalb courthouse in downtown Decatur. An estimated crowd of 150 was treated to a musical performance by LaDoris Davis opening the ceremony singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Following Davis was a discussion on the Flat Rock community […]

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Avondale Estates officials oppose house bill 204

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The Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners has voiced its opposition to House Bill 204.   The board voted Feb. 27 to pass a resolution announcing its opposition to House Bill 204–the ad valorem tax bill, which would prohibit cities from billing municipal fees on the same bill as property tax. Municipal fees—nontax related […]

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Brookhaven approves Dresden Village development

The Brookhaven City Council approved the proposed Dresden Village mixed-use development, which will be built along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive.

  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Jan. 24 to approve the proposed Dresden Village development. The future mixed-use development will sit on 3.73 acres along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive. The council approved the project with 31 conditions. Before the council’s vote, supporters of the project and Timothy “J.R.” Connolly II, […]

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#Giveaway: UniverSoul Circus

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  Hello DeKalb! The Champion Newspaper is pleased to partner with UniverSoul Circus in a ticket giveaway for the Sunday, February 19th show @ 12:30pm.  We are giving away 3 (three) sets of 4  tickets and 1 (one) set of 2 tickets! All you have to do to enter if follow the instructions on the […]

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DeKalb County officials host Falcons’ pep rally

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    The Falcons Super Bowl frenzy reached DeKalb County Feb. 3 ahead of the team’s championship matchup with the New England Patriots.   DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond declared Feb. 3 Atlanta Falcons Day in DeKalb in honor of the team’s NFC Championship win and Super Bowl appearance.   Thurmond hosted the pep rally […]

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Boys & Girls Club director honored

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DeKalb commissioners commend Brandon Riley for service Family, friends, coworkers, community members and the parents he serves joined East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club executive director Brandon Riley at the Jan. 10 board of commissioners meeting in DeKalb County for an official recognition and honor. Riley recently finished his first year as executive director after […]

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‘A discourse on brotherly love’

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Local author discusses Resurrecting Abel, his latest book discussing lack of ‘fraternal love’ According to local author Marcus Johnson Jr., one of the first steps in addressing problems in the African-American community is addressing a lack of respect. Johnson released his second book, Resurrecting Abel: A Discourse on Brotherly Love, on Jan. 6. The 45-page […]

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Foundation gives back to the homeless

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DeKalb-based foundation provides for 250 homeless people in Atlanta Nearly 250 homeless people in the metro-Atlanta area received gifts thanks to volunteers and members of the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation. On Jan. 14 in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the organization participated in its annual Operation Deep Freeze service project event. The event […]

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