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Michelle Obama Walking Trail

  New Michelle Obama walking trail unveiled   DeKalb County residents and officials were all smiles during the unveiling ceremony for the first walking trail in the country named after former first lady Michelle Obama.  The Michelle Obama Walking Trail, located near Georgia State University Perimeter College, is approximately three miles long and connects to […]

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Hot furnaces, cool art

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Nate Nardi was a student at Jacksonville University in Florida when he discovered what has become his life’s work—glassblowing, the more than 2,000-year-old art and craft of shaping glass softened by extreme heat by blowing through a long tube. Nardi, who graduated with a fine arts degree in glass arts, then earned a master’s in […]

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Fernbank Museum brings fun lessons for children

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  The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is ready to provide a number of educational opportunities for children in the new year. The first new temporary exhibit for the new year will be A Secret World Inside You. Fernbank Public Relations Specialist Kayla Rumpfeldt told The Champion the exhibit is from the American Museum of […]

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Barbershop Books hopes to bring reading to more children

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More than 85 percent of black male fourth-graders in the United States are not proficient in reading, according to the 2013 U.S. Department of Education Nation’s Report Card. A program recently instituted by the DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will attempt improve that number by bringing books into the barbershop. Barbershop Books is a national […]

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Titans off to hot start

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It has been six years since the Towers High School boys’ basketball team made the state playoffs. In 2012, the Towers Titans finished the regular season 20-8 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. The Titans have a 29-89 record from 2013 to 2017. This season, the Titans are off to a hot […]

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Late run propels Lady Rams over Lady Panthers

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The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams outscored the Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers 13-2 in the final 2:36 of the Region 5-AAAAA matchup to win 64-52 Jan. 5. Arabia Mountain, ranked No. 7 by website Sandy’s Spiel, improved to 12-1 overall with its 11th consecutive victory and atop the region standings at 5-0. The teams were tied […]

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Walmart closing Covington Highway neighborhood market

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The Walmart Neighborhood Market on Covington Highway in Lithonia will close its doors at the end of January. Phillip Keene, director of corporate communications for state and local corporate initiatives and public affairs, said Walmart officials said the closing came after a “careful and thoughtful review process.” “This tough decision to close the store is […]

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Stonecrest Sam’s closes without notice

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Sam’s Club in Stonecrest closed unexpectedly without employees or customers being notified, according to Stonecrest officials and residents. Stonecrest City Facebook page stated the Sam’s Club near the Mall of Stonecrest closed Jan. 11 and the closure came as a surprise to elected officials, Sam’s employees and the community. “Mayor [Jason] Lary found out today […]

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