Focus on individualized learning

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  DeKalb County School District unveils new curriculum plan DeKalb County School District (DCSD) expects to commit to a teacher-developed curriculum focusing on rigor and individual learning following several months of “intense” collaboration. According to DCSD superintendent Stephen Green, whose team unveiled the curriculum on March 20, the curriculum has been vetted by teachers, administrators […]

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Miles service attended by thousands

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  On April 8, Greenforest Community Baptist Church’s 2,700-seat sanctuary was filled to capacity by family, friends and dignitaries gathered for Ollisteen “Steen” Miles’ celebration of life. Miles, a retired journalist, former state Senator, ordained minister and a member of countless boards and community organizations succumbed to her battle with cancer on March 29. A […]

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‘Fairy godfather Steve’

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Chamblee cop goes on The Steve Harvey Show to find a worthy man   For Chamblee police officer Lacanmaren Shinholster, a night out on patrol—potentially filled with chasing and arresting criminals—is much easier to deal with than the world of modern dating. “My friends think I’m so hard on guys, that my expectations are too […]

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DeKalb’s got talent

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Chamblee, Dunwoody, Decatur and Lakeside high schools have a lot to be proud of in the realm of music and theater following a March 29 announcement from Cobb County’s ArtsBridge Foundation. Four DeKalb County high school students have been nominated for Georgia High School Music Awards, which honors high school music and theater performances across […]

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Abandoned no more

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Tucker residents continue to care for Tucker Nature Preserve       For years, nine acres of green space in Tucker sat unattended before a group of Tucker residents came together to clean up the area known as the Tucker Nature Preserve.  Eight years ago, Pam McNall, Beth Ganga and other volunteers came together to […]

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Thurmond: ‘pimps and drug dealers’ recruiting our kids

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County CEO Michael Thurmond said he hopes one of his initiatives approved in the 2017 budget will help combat youth gang activity in DeKalb.  In a 5-2 vote, commissioners passed Thurmond’s budget, which included an amendment to address youth unemployment. The county partnered with WorkSource DeKalb to create the “DeKalb Works” summer internship program, which […]

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Cajun flavors come to Decatur

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Those who didn’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year have a chance year-round to sample Cajun food and a southern Louisiana party atmosphere. Fred Delawalla, owner of Louisiana Bistreaux in East Point, recently opened a second location in Decatur’s Suburban Plaza. With a décor that features Mardi Gras masks, beads and […]

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Jason Lary to Lithonia mayor: ‘I’m done’

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Stonecrest will not partner with Lithonia on anything while Deborah Jackson is mayor, newly-elected Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary told The Champion. Lary’s declaration came a day after he expressed the same sentiments to Jackson during the April 3 Lithonia city council meeting. Lary, whose management firm manages the events at the Lithonia Amphitheater, accused Jackson […]

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