Lakeside expansion challenged

  A group of community stakeholders from the Lakeside High School attendance area have united to oppose the school’s scheduled expansion. The expressed opposition is in response to the planned construction of a two-story, 750-seat, 38-classroom addition as well as a three-story parking garage. The project is part of DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) E-SPLOST […]

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Henderson Middle chorus teacher gets Grammy nod

When Henderson Middle School teacher Dale Duncan began teaching more than 20 years ago, he thought he had made a mistake. “When I first started teaching, I thought I was in the wrong place,” Duncan said. “I didn’t want to stay. I got to the point where I could quit, stay and be miserable or […]

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Bethune Middle principal removed following alleged groping

Myron Broome placed on administrative leave during investigation Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School principal Myron Broome has been placed on paid administrative leave following reports of “serious employee misconduct,” according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. The Champion received an anonymous tip that Broome allegedly groped a fellow DCSD employee during the Statewide Instructional […]

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Spreading smiles to the community

DeKalb Early College Academy senior to represent Boys & Girls Club family For DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) senior Jequilla Boyce, each personal interaction is a chance to understand, support and inspire positivity. “When I can help someone smile, it’s great because I’ve made someone’s day better,” Boyce said. “A smile is contagious. You can’t […]

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Miss USA 2016 speaks at McNair High School

For Miss USA 2016, motivational speaker and United States Army Reserve Captain Deshauna Barber, the secret to success is consistent self-love, being “on the grind” early and addressing skeletons in the closet. Barber spoke to McNair High School female students on Oct. 19 as part of an empowerment discussion. Students were encouraged to discuss topics […]

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A $50 million investment

  Oglethorpe University will offer a new, business-oriented curriculum by Fall 2019 thanks to a donation from a generous alumnus. Oglethorpe University—located at 4484 Peachtree Road NE in Brookhaven—announced the receipt of a $50 million gift on Sept. 29, marking the largest gift in school history. School officials state alumnus Q. William “Bill” Hammack Jr., […]

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