‘Furever’ home

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Local shelter hopes to adopt 400 pets in June The months of June and July could be quite hectic for DeKalb County’s Lifeline Animal Project. The nonprofit organization that owns shelters in Decatur and Avondale Estates will be moving into a new facility in July.  However, before the move the shelter will try to find […]

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Lucky number 13: Marist wins 13th state baseball title with comeback

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Just as in Game 2, the Marist War Eagles found themselves down in Game 3. And just as Game 2 ended with a comeback win for Marist, so did Game 3. The War Eagles came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat region 7-AAAA rival Blessed Trinity 4-3 in the final game of the Class […]

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DeKalb school district to raise property tax

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Public hearings detail $1 billion budget, maintaining 23.38 millage rate   As part of a proposed $1 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to increase property taxes by more than 5 percent. Legally required notices sent to The Champion indicate DCSD plans to keep its millage […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooter

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Brookhaven police is searching for a gunman who killed a 26-year-old in an apartment complex. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Development taking shape after signing tenants

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A Decatur-based development is beginning to take shape after S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, signed its first tenants.  North Decatur Square, located at Church Street and North Decatur Road, signed some of its first tenants including Avalon Nail Spa, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Club Pilates, gusto! Wood Fire Grill, Hollywood Feed, […]

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Avondale police notify residents of summer crime spike

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Summer break has begun in DeKalb County, which means police departments are preparing for the annual summer crime spike. Avondale Estates Police Chief Lynn Thomas released an emailed message to residents May 23 to expect an increase in crime during the summer months. “As stated in previous summer letters, we must always remember that crime […]

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Judge upholds Governor’s investigation into Sheriff Mann

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first court appearance after allegedly exposing himself to an officer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on May 6.   Mann and his attorney, Noah Pines, appeared in a Fulton County Superior Court on May 31 to request halting Gov. Nathan Deal‘s executive order to investigate the sheriff under […]

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Printer says business built on faith, hard work

“I can’t separate my business life, my personal life and my spiritual life,” says Rick Sauers as he reflects on 50 years in the printing business.

Rick Sauers’ Stone Mountain office at The Sauers Group Inc., where he is president and CEO, was once filled with prestigious awards and other honors from his career in the printing business. Many honor his service to local, regional and national professional organizations. One day he decided to remove most of them and display “what […]

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