Woman beaten by officer represented by former DeKalb DA

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  When former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James watched the viral video of Katie McCrary, a homeless woman who was struck several times in the leg by a DeKalb officer, he said he felt two emotions—sorrow and anger.  James, who was defeated last year in an election to former DeKalb Solicitor Sherry Boston,  said […]

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Pizza, planning and education awareness

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In School Spirit wraps education advocacy month in DeKalb County  For two hours on July 25, the Pizza Hut located at 5985 Flat Shoals Road became a haven for education awareness and advocacy.  As part of In School Spirit’s Education Advocacy Awareness Month, founder Danielle Stewart made Pizza Hut’s dining area her base for education […]

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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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Nautical Manhattan tour reveals other side of city

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Being a tourist in New York City presents a traveler with a “cornucopia” challenge—there’s just so darn much to choose from when deciding on things to see and do.  Transportation options for seeing the sights are many—subway, big bus tours, city buses, taxis, rideshare and more. But one can’t go wrong picking a Circle Line […]

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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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Kudzu eating goats back in Brookhaven

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Brookhaven’s Parks and Recreation Department have brought back goats to take care of a recurring invasive problem in the city’s parks. Beginning July 29, the parks and rec department reintroduced goats to select Brookhaven parks to help control invasive plant species such as kudzu. The goats started their work in Osborne Park, and will stay […]

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No update on Dunwoody lawyer Facebook case

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Dunwoody police state no information given by social media giant Questions remain unanswered five months after the resignation of former Dunwoody assistant city attorney Lenny Felgin. Felgin resigned Feb. 1 following allegations of anti-Muslim remarks on Facebook. Felgin allegedly posted derogatory remarks about Muslims on a thread pertaining to Canadian citizenship for refugees. Felgin has […]

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Brannon Hill makeover

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Phase 1 of cleaning project complete at notorious complex After the removal of nearly 1,200 tons of debris, Brannon Hill Condominium in Clarkston is beginning to have a different look. Phase 1 of a cleanup project at Brannon Hill was completed after two days of work from July 13 to July 14. In total, 1,999 […]

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