Brookhaven, CHOA breaks ground for pediatric ambulatory care center

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  A new pediatric care center will soon be the gateway visual for southeast Brookhaven. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta along with elected officials from Brookhaven and DeKalb County broke ground Jan. 11 for the Center for Advanced Pediatrics facility. The future 260,000-square-foot pediatric ambulatory care center will be located near the intersection of North Druid […]

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Ellis hands out 25 Community Hero Awards

Burrell Ellis applauds as awards are handed out for the fifth annual CEO’s Community Hero Awards event, Dec. 27.  Photo by Travis Hudgons

With only a few weeks to prepare, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and his staff hosted the fifth CEO’s Community Hero Awards on Dec. 27 at the DeKalb History Center. The awards ceremony, which was co-hosted by The Champion Newspaper, recognized 25 individuals and organizations for making a difference in the DeKalb County community Ellis, […]

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Non-profit helps local families for the holidays

The Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation held its annual Winter Wonderland, Dec. 16, at the DeKalb Achievement Center. The event helped underprivileged families in the DeKalb County area. Photo by Horace Holloman

Dozens of DeKalb County families received special gifts this holiday season thanks to the work of a local non-profit organization.  On Dec. 16, the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation held its annual Winter Wonderland for underprivileged children event at the DeKalb Achievement Center.  The three-hour event featured music, complimentary breakfast and a gift-giving ceremony.  Co-founders of […]

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Investigated Cross Keys teachers resign

Two Cross Keys High School teachers have been removed from the classroom following allegations they said disparaging remarks about undocumented immigrants. Cross Keys High School’s student body is 80 percent Hispanic or Latino, 11 percent Black, 6 percent Asian, 1 percent White, and 1 percent other races.

Two teachers who were removed from Cross Keys High School in November over allegations of anti-immigration remarks have resigned, according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. Officials said Diane Clark, a French teacher at Cross Keys, resigned effective Nov. 28 while Susan Petre, an English as a second language (ESOL) teacher resigned on Dec. […]

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Lithonia breaks ground for future housing development

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Eight months after the demolition of the city-owned portion of the Lithonia Plaza, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for a housing development. Lithonia elected officials and representatives from Wendover Housing Partners broke ground Nov. 9 for the Granite Crossing apartment complex. Construction for the 75-unit complex will begin in the coming weeks. Granite Crossing, a […]

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Community celebrated in Clarkston

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For four hours on June 18, the Clarkston Community Center transformed into a hub of culture, sport and humanitarian purpose. Clarkston celebrated its cultural diversity by hosting the World Refugee Soccer Festival on June 18, showcasing such festivities as non-stop soccer, face painting, arts and crafts, as well as performances. Members of humanitarian and non-profit […]

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Tucker company helping autistic adults find work

Karen Lynn, founder and president of Mister Migs. Photos by Travis Hudgons

For young adults with autism, searching for employment after graduating high school can be a tough task. In the United States 76 percent of young adults with autism and developmental disabilities are unemployed and 68 percent have stopped looking for a job.  Nonetheless, owners of Mister Migs—a dog clothing company based in Tucker—want to do […]

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Beach party returns to Decatur

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    After a one-year hiatus, Decatur’s annual beach party returned. Sixty tons of sand, live music and a kid’s boardwalk were a few of the attractions at the Decatur Beach Party, an annual fundraising event for the Decatur Business Association (DBA). Last year, instead of the beach party, DBA officials decided to hold a […]

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