Next Level

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Each week The Champion spotlights former high school players from the county who are succeeding in athletics on the college level.   Kayla Lewis, Florida (basketball): The sophomore guard from Southwest DeKalb scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in the 80-63win over Northern Iowa on Nov. 24. She is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 […]

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Brookhaven residents elect mayor, council members in runoff

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          The residents of the new city of Brookhaven chose attorney J. Max Davis as its mayor in a runoff election Dec. 4. Preliminary results showed Davis leading by approximately 65 percent against opponent Ashford Alliance President Sandy Murray, who trailed with approximately 35 percent. Before his apparent win, Davis said […]

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Jaguars move into Class AAAAA state quarterfinals

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The No. 9 ranked Stephenson Jaguars moved on to the next round of the playoffs with a victory in the Class AAAAA state high school football playoffs on Nov. 23. The Jaguars knocked off No. 3 ranked East Paulding 35-7 on the road in the Boneyard behind running back Evan Jones second consecutive 100-yard rushing […]

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GPC cancels fall graduation ceremony, doesn’t reimburse student fees

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  David Schick, editor of Georgia Perimeter College’s (GPC) student newspaper The Collegian, said the college’s fall graduation ceremonies have been canceled and students haven’t been offered a reimbursement of their graduation fees. Schick said students and officials received an email Sept. 21 from Interim President Rob Watts, who was appointed during a budget crisis […]

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Church member files lawsuit against pastor of Greenforest church

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A filed lawsuit against Greenforest Community Baptist Church, Inc., its pastor, deacons and bylaws committee contains allegations of a power struggle and misuse of church funds. The lawsuit was filed in October by attorney Sylvia Goldman, a minister at the church. According to the lawsuit, the defendants have proposed changes to the church’s current bylaws […]

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Children taken by noncustodial mother will remain with her

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A woman accused taking her four children to Texas in violation of a child custody agreement will keep the children for now. Melisa Ivey, of Carrollton, TX, appeared in court Nov. 19 for a hearing on her emergency petition to change custodial custody of her children ages 14, 12, 11 and 10. The children were […]

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Dunwoody councilwoman admits to leaking information, apologizes

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After an investigation lasting more than nine months and costing taxpayers nearly $50,000, a Dunwoody City councilwoman has admitted to leaking information from executive city council sessions. In a Nov. 30 letter, Councilwoman Adrian Bonser admitted to leaking information from an executive session but said that at the time she was unaware that she was […]

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McCrary becomes DeKalb County’s all-time career passing leader

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Cedar Grove senior quarterback Johnathon McCrary became DeKalb County’s all-time career passing yardage leader during Cedar Grove’s playoff loss to Buford on Nov. 16. McCrary passed for 267 yards and one touchdown and hit on 25 of his 32 passes to bring his career total to 9,025 yards. He finishes with 2,927 yards on the […]

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