DeKalb’s code enforcement seeks help on blighted property

5Champion Newspaper

One DeKalb County commissioner called the remains of Waverly Place Apartments a “mini-Brannon Hills” while touring through the remains of what used to be an apartment complex on the outskirts of the city of Clarkston.  The complex, located at 680 Waverly Place in unincorporated DeKalb just behind Indian Creek Elementary, is a situation DeKalb code […]

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Decatur graveyard site speaks to GSU student

4Champion Newspaper

For Decatur resident Laurel Wilson, Decatur Cemetery—located at 229 Bell Street—is not just a place to honor and bury the dead; it’s also a fountainhead of city history, a snapshot of the past as well as what she calls a place of study. Wilson is scheduled to receive her master’s degree in heritage preservation in […]

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Tucker overcomes scary moment to beat Decatur

2Champion Newspaper

Despite losing a player in the fifth inning, the Tucker Tigers rallied to beat the Decatur Bulldogs 5-3 at home April 8. In the bottom of the fifth inning with the score tied at 3-3, senior pitcher and first baseman Jaelin Sewell was near the dugout on deck warming up when a foul ball hit […]

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About 1,000 miles and $12k away

Champion Newspaper

To ensure a memorable trip to one of the nation’s most prestigious technology colleges for Drew Charter School’s InvenTeam, it’s going to take more than brains, collaboration and innovation–it’s also going to take about 1,000 miles in travel and more than $12,000 in expenses.  For more than a year, Drew Charter’s engineering students have worked […]

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Junior League to close thrift store

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For almost seven decades, The Junior League of Atlanta Inc. (JLA) has operated a thrift shop as one of its most reliable fundraisers. Citing multiple factors, including “increased competition, an ongoing decrease in revenue and the need to meet the evolving needs of our volunteers,” JLA announced it will close the Nearly New Shop, its […]

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Arabia Mountain remains at top of region standings

14Champion Newspaper

The Arabia Mountain Rams baseball team still has a grip on first place in Region 5-AAAAA after its win over Lithonia April 10. The Rams beat the Bulldogs 6-1 at home. Arabia Mountain (8-1, 13-7) got off to a slow start, going down 1-0 in the second inning after Lithonia (2-5, 3-9-1) scored on a […]

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It’s ELECTRIC

4Champion Newspaper

Public transportation going electric in DeKalb Some companies are making a more concentrated effort to protect the environment and MARTA has recently stepped up its efforts as well. MARTA plans to “go green” with a pilot program debuting Proterra’s Catalyst electric bus. The bus was a loan to MARTA until mid-April and will be used […]

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Decatur girl dances for cancer cure

10Champion Newspaper

Decatur’s Ruby Kaufman, 12, loves to dance. Perhaps it’s is her love of dancing that powered her through a tough battle when she was diagnosed April 17, 2015 with soft-tissue cancer in her sinuses.  It’s also because of her love of dancing that Kaufman helps other children battling the same form of cancer she once […]

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