OPINION: Ashamed of our wasteful ways


I don’t often think about how much I’m consuming, how wasteful I am or how much I contribute to polluting the planet. However, during a recent trip to Cuba that’s just what I spent time contemplating. In Cuba where there are no chain restaurants or expensive coffee shops on every corner, I watched in amazement […]

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Clarkston nonprofit hoping to expand English classes

Clarkston Community Center serves as an English learning hub, social outlet and cultural exchange center for many refugees in DeKalb County. Photo submitted.

Clarkston Community Center helps refugees learn, become employed On any given day at 3701 College Ave. in Clarkston, it’s not unusual to see people from Somalia, Myanmar, Congo, Nepal and Afghanistan learning English, career skills and American cultural practices together. This is in large part thanks to the Clarkston Community Center’s (CCC) Senior Refugee Program […]

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DeKalb Officer arrested after providing inmate with cell phone


    A DeKalb County Sheriff’s Detention Officer was fired after being arrested for providing a cellphone to an inmate at the DeKalb County Jail while on duty.   The officer, Malik Landers, 21, was released on bond after being arrested when he reported for duty Jan. 5.   The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office of Professional […]

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Be prepared to stay safe and healthy in winter


With weather forecasters warning metro Atlanta and DeKalb County residents about the possibility of severe winter weather in 2017, it is time to think about the hazards of winter. Being aware of the dangers of winter likely will keep us all safer and healthier when temperatures start to fall, according to the Centers for Disease […]

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DeKalb nursing homes named among nation’s best

Pruitthealth Brookhaven is located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE. The facility received a five out of five star rating by U.S. News & World Report. Photo courtesy of Pruitthealth Brookhaven.

Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods, located at 1833 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, as well as Pruitthealth Brookhaven, located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE in Brookhaven, have been named among the United States’ best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. In November, Budd Terrace and Pruitthealth Brookhaven were named among 15 other […]

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Ellis hands out 25 Community Hero Awards

Burrell Ellis applauds as awards are handed out for the fifth annual CEO’s Community Hero Awards event, Dec. 27.  Photo by Travis Hudgons

With only a few weeks to prepare, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and his staff hosted the fifth CEO’s Community Hero Awards on Dec. 27 at the DeKalb History Center. The awards ceremony, which was co-hosted by The Champion Newspaper, recognized 25 individuals and organizations for making a difference in the DeKalb County community Ellis, […]

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Emory men’s basketball defeats Oglethorpe for seventh straight win

Junior Whit Rapp had 13 assists in the win against Oglethorpe. He tied his career high and the program’s second-highest individual game total.

  Juniors Adam Gigax and Christopher Avant combined for 45 points in leading the Emory Eagles men’s basketball team to a home win over the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels Jan. 2. The Eagles recorded their seventh straight win and boosted their overall record to 9-2 following a 93-68 victory over Oglethorpe, which slipped to 4-8. […]

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Green forest dominates SWD in holiday basketball tournament


The Greenforest Eagles finally got to face a top DeKalb County School District program and beat them with ease. The No. 1-ranked (Class A-Private) and defending champions Eagles defeated the No. 8-ranked Class AAAAA Southwest DeKalb Panthers 92-69 Dec. 28 in the Tucker Holiday Shootout at Tucker High School. The Eagles jumped out to a […]

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