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OPINION: Fighting for what we believe is the American way

Opinion

  For those of us weary from the spectacle that was the 6th Congressional District political race, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday should be welcome relief. It is a day to celebrate the birth of our nation with patriotic events such as parades, road races, concerts, cookouts and, of course, fireworks. The nation will […]

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Handel makes history

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Georgia’s first female GOP member of Congress sworn in June 26 Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election runoff.Handel received 51.9 percent of the vote while Ossoff received 48.1 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office. Handel’s main support came from Fulton and […]

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Georgia Federation of Teachers seeks answers

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Local organization questions DeKalb County School District office expenses, others   A metro Atlanta teachers’ organization is questioning the role and pay of central office staff at DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  Emails obtained by The Champion detail open records requests made by the Georgia Federation of Teachers, a chapter of the American Federation of […]

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Local woman finds special place at Decatur’s Taziki’s

Christine Sass, a Decatur native with special needs, has found employment at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Decatur.

Decatur native Christine Sass is many things. She’s a funny, energetic person, according to her peers and is a multiple medal winner at the Georgia Special Olympic Games, winning two silver medals and a gold. She’s also something that unfortunately many adults with special needs are not—employed.  Keith Richards, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s founder, wanted to […]

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Second arrest made in Brookhaven murder

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the June 1 murder of Travis Ridley in Brookhaven. On June 27, Brookhaven Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Abel Ashmelash of Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Ashmelash has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and […]

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Brookhaven to host last Food Truck Roundup before summer break

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Foodies have one final opportunity to visit the weekly Food Truck Roundup in Brookhaven on June 28 before the city’s food truck program begins a planned summer hiatus.  In 2017, thousands gathered on Wednesdays at Blackburn Park—located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven—to partake in various food truck offerings, according to the city. “We […]

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Displaced Doraville apartment residents speak out

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Students, residents affected by DeKalb school district purchase share story  More than 100 families who live in the Shallowford Gardens apartment complex—located at 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville—will be forced to find new homes by Aug. 31 following the $8.2 million purchase of the property by DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  According to a statement […]

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Brannon Hills is falling down

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  County set to address blighted property issues     Brannon Hills is close to falling down. Not from the dilapidated conditions and burned out properties, however, but from county bulldozers.   The DeKalb County Community Development Department issued a public notice June 15 requesting the release of grant funds to demolish burned-out properties at […]

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