A diploma—now what?

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DeKalb high schools offer transitional training throughout June Each year, some high school students have unanswered questions about continuing their education or starting a career after graduation. How can I pay for college? Where can I learn a trade? Are my grades good enough? What are my options?—these are just some of the questions that […]

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Apartment property in Doraville purchased for elementary school

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More than 100 families to relocate as DeKalb County School District finalizes sales agreement DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced the purchase of 9.7 acres on 3630 Shallowford Road in Doraville on June 13 for the purpose of building a 900-seat Cross Keys-area elementary school, garnering mixed responses from the public.  ““We are excited to […]

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Colin Kaepernick donation a big hit with local nonprofit

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  Initially, DeKalb County resident Carolyn Watson had no idea who NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is—or how to pronounce his last name. However, after Kaepernick donated $25,000 to her Lithonia-based charity Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure (HOME), she knows.  As a part of Kaepernick’s $1 million pledge to donate to organizations that fight oppression through education […]

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Childhood literacy celebrated in DeKalb

Storyteller Veronica Winley transformed Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library into a young readers’ environment through imagery, enthusiasm and oration. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams and Redan-Trotti libraries kick-off 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten For the second year in a row, DeKalb County adults and children came together to engage in storytelling, reading, writing and celebrating literacy at two local libraries. May 30 and June 3 marked two kick-off events for the second celebration of 1,000 Books […]

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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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Lakeside High breaks ground on new bleachers

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$320,000 in seating improvements to be completed before 2017-2018 school year   School district and DeKalb County officials, school foundation representatives, students and community members at Lakeside High School broke ground on a site for new bleachers on May 18 following several years of fundraising.  The bleachers—estimated to cost approximately $320,000—will be funded by $160,000 […]

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When it rains, it pours

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County school district fails to address flooding On any rainy day in DeKalb County, the lower hallway at Midvale Elementary—located at 3836 Midvale Road in Tucker—shows its age. Despite outcry from the public, multiple requests for maintenance from Principal Deborah Satterfield and others, as well as a professional assessment conducted in 2015, the lower level […]

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Med students offer free health screenings

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Boys & Girls Club partners with Emory   The East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club—housed in the Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia—became free a vision, immunization, height and weight clinic on May 16 and May 17.  Students from Emory University’s pediatric residency program volunteered to provide health screenings to more than 50 […]

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