OPINION: Protests take many forms

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  To take a knee or not to take a knee seems to be one of the hotly debated questions of the day. Football players who took a knee during the national anthem last year to express their anger and frustration with police brutality and racial injustice have been joined by other athletes—pro and amateur—as […]

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OPINION: Looking for hope in a world gone crazy

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The events of recent weeks have left me in a funk—the clash between protesting groups that turned deadly in Charlottesville, the deaths and injuries in Barcelona from a terrorist attack, the growing prominence of hate groups, the protests and counter-protests surrounding removal of Confederate monuments. Add to that the mounting controversies involving President Donald Trump, […]

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OPINION: Summer’s not over yet

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  The Labor Day weekend is often viewed as the unofficial end of summer, but for many of us in metro Atlanta the beginning of the school year signals that the sunshine and fun season is just about over. Back-to-school shopping frenzies and all those yellow school buses clogging our morning commute are often what […]

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OPINION: An inch from a heart attack

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Having the latest technological gadgets doesn’t particularly interest me; my general opinion is that if I already have a working device that serves the same purpose, there is no reason for an upgrade or replacement. One such device that came standard on my recently purchased car is a backup camera. When I bought the car, […]

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OPINION: Fighting for what we believe is the American way

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  For those of us weary from the spectacle that was the 6th Congressional District political race, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday should be welcome relief. It is a day to celebrate the birth of our nation with patriotic events such as parades, road races, concerts, cookouts and, of course, fireworks. The nation will […]

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Proud to be a ‘Champion’

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On June 2, The Champion was recognized as a first-place winner in the category of General Excellence at the 2017 Georgia Press Association Annual Convention held in Jekyll Island. The 2017 recognition marks the ninth consecutive year, and 10th total time that The Champion has been awarded the prestigious first-place honor. Each year newspapers are […]

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OPINION: Positives outweigh the negatives here in DeKalb

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Those of us tasked with writing editorial and opinion pieces certainly have no shortage of topics from which to choose. In DeKalb County, we barely can get over one scandal before we find ourselves faced with yet another negative situation. Sometimes even those of us trained and experienced in expressing our views find it difficult […]

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DeKalb County class sizes shrink

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According to a two-year independent study by DeKalb County School District (DCSD) board member Stan Jester, class sizes throughout the district are waning. Jester released two blog posts on May 1 and 2 that serve as updates to an original post made in September 2015. The original post contained an analysis outlining the average class […]

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