35 years of MARTA History

Labor commissioner talks about wages, unemployment

Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler spoke to DeKalb County officials and residents at Commissioner Stan Watson’s Community Cabinet Breakfast Feb. 1. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler faced tough questions about the state of the workforce in DeKalb County and throughout Georgia at a Feb. 1 community meeting hosted by Commissioner Stan Watson. Butler, who said the economy in the state and DeKalb County is on an uptick, was questioned by residents as to whether he supports […]

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Giddy over 2013 Prius V’s gas mileage


  I’m always a little hyped when a new test car is coming my way. However in January, my colleague John Hewitt was more excited than I about the 2013 Prius V that I had for a week to review. Hewitt, who is The Champion Newspaper’s chief operating officer, was practically giddy to walk around, […]

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Daytrip to the Leon Sinks in Apalachicola National Forest

Located just outside Tallahassee, Fla., the Leon Sinks geological area boasts one of the country’s largest networks of underwater caves.

Just a short drive from Tallahassee sits the longest underwater cave in the United States, but from above ground it looks like nothing more than a series of large pools and puddles except that each is connected. Located in Leon County, Fla., the Leon Sinks Geological Area boasts a network of underground caves that connects […]

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Commissioner celebrates long-running community breakfast

Once a month, residents and public officials come together for Commissioner Stan Watson’s Community Cabinet Breakfast. Watson said it’s a way for residents to learn about the issues the county faces and interact with their elected officials. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

For nearly two decades, residents and county officials have been coming together once a month to talk about the community at DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson’s Community Cabinet Breakfast. Watson, who has hosted the event for 17 years, said Feb. 1 that the breakfasts have served as an important event over the years. “Stories have […]

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DeKalb County inclement weather closings

A woman waits Jan. 29 at a MARTA stop for a bus that never came down the icy Peachcrest Road. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

Below is a list of closings in DeKalb County due to the pending inclement weather. All classes in the DeKalb County School District will be closed for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.  All District employees are not to report to work.   DeKalb County Board of Equalization will be closed all day Tuesday, February 11, 2014. […]

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Program draws teen girls into technology fields

Chapel Hill Middle School students participate in the YWCA’s Teen Girls in Technology. The program has more than 500 metro Atlanta students. Photos provided

  “Not all ‘IT guys’ have to be guys.” That’s what a technology program for metro Atlanta girls teaches its participants. Since 2006, the Teen Girls in Technology (TGIT) program has focused on helping girls become more interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants are recruited in middle school and can stay in […]

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Newly expanded Brookhaven Kroger reopens

Kroger officials and Brookhaven elected officials cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Kroger located on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven.

Before the snowstorm hit metro Atlanta Jan. 29, Kroger officials and staff along with Brookhaven city officials and residents were scheduled to celebrate the grand reopening of the Kroger store on Peachtree Road. Instead of a celebration party, the newly expanded store was used as a safe haven for those who were stranded on roads […]

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Chamblee, Lakeside win DeKalb swim and dive championships

The Chamblee Boys’ swim team won its second consecutive DeKalb County title while the Lakeside girls’ won its 25th county title.

The Chamblee boys’ swim and dive team along with the Lakeside girls’ team repeat as DeKalb County champions at the 2014 DeKalb County Swim and Dive Championships. The Lakeside Lady Vikings won first place with 276 points, edging out the Dunwoody Lady Wildcats who placed second with 250 points. Chamblee’s girls swim team finished third […]

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