Sheriff Mann suspends himself from office

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has suspended himself from office nearly three weeks after he was arrested in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park for indecent exposure and obstruction.  The self-imposed suspension will last one week starting May 27 and ending June 4.  According to a DeKalb Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, the letter was an internal memorandum and […]

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Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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Ossoff, Handel claim special election runoff

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Large margin of victory for GA-06 Dem offset by Republican frontrunner Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are set to go head-to-head in a runoff election following results for on April 18.  Ossoff and Handel emerged as the two frontrunner candidates out of a field of 18—one by a large margin, the other by […]

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DeKalb voters confused during special election

A DeKalb voter registration official said thousands of people were turned away after finding out they did not live in District 6 to be able to vote.

Anyone who listened to the radio or watched television leading up to the April 18 District 6 special election likely heard advertisements stressing the importance of residents getting to the polls and voting.  Some DeKalb residents took that message quite literally, which resulted in confusion on Election Day.  Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and […]

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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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A day for women

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Commissioner holds first event Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, a film chronicling the life stories of a team of Black women mathematicians who served an important role in the early years of the U.S. space program, Commissioner Greg Adams hosted the first Hidden Figures of DeKalb award program. The program highlighted the contributions of […]

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‘DeKalb County’s soul is at stake’

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  Former board of ethics member speaks out   Longtime DeKalb County resident and former DeKalb Board of Ethics member Scott Bonder said he needed to resign to notify residents that DeKalb’s ethics board is in danger.  Bonder, in an exclusive interview with The Champion, said he resigned from the board of ethics due to […]

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Water woes for DeKalb residents

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DeKalb County resident and founder of the Facebook group Unbelievable DeKalb Water Bills Star McKenzie said she understands DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond inherited a mess. However, the mother of two said it’s time for DeKalb residents to get answers.  According to county officials, Thurmond plans to hold a public meeting April 5 to address what […]

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