Solicitor General brings “dancing with the stars”event to DeKalb

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According to DeKalb County Solicitor General Donna Coleman-Stribling, approximately 35 percent of the cases seen in her office involve domestic abuse. Stribling said she wanted to create a way to bring awareness to domestic violence in DeKalb County while also being able to make people laugh and smile—thus “Dancing with DeKalb Stars” was born. Dancing […]

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Clarkston mayor seeks four more years

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When Mayor Ted Terry first ran for public office in 2013, he had one goal for the city of Clarkston: to put it on the map. “The role of every mayor is to represent the city to the outside world,” Terry said. “You’re an outward facing leader. Every mayor wants to say the name of […]

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UPDATE: Adams denies sexual harassment allegations

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  “She knows what her big daddy likes.”  Those are the alleged words DeKalb County Commissioner Gregory Adams told another DeKalb official while referring to his district director, Ashlee Wright.     In an interview with The Champion, Wright’s attorney, former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James, said his client has text messages and audio proof […]

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Walk this way

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DeKalb officials break ground on sidewalk project The safety of residents on Glenwood Road is an issue that affected DeKalb County resident Ann Brown personally. Brown said she became a “real” advocate for pedestrian safety nearly 25 years ago after her 12-year-old cousin was killed by a motor vehicle while she was on Glenwood attempting […]

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Doraville Mayor, council consider increase in pay

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According to a recent legal notice sent to The Champion, Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman and city council members Dawn O’Connor, Robert Patrick, M.D. Naser, Sharon Spangler, Shannon Hillard and Pam Fleming intend to consider and vote on a salary increase at an August meeting.  “Please take notice that the Mayor and council, at their August […]

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Mann pleads guilty to amended charges

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Receives six month park ban   DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann pleaded guilty to amended charges July 27 in lieu of an Atlanta Municipal Court trial.  Mann pleaded guilty to the charges of physical obstruction and prohibited conduct at a public park. The charges are amended from those originally given to Mann following his May […]

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Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

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  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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