Chickens, bees legalized in Brookhaven

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The Brookhaven City Council has adopted an ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens and other domestic fowl in a limited capacity within the city. The ordinance, which goes into effect Aug. 1, also allows limited beekeeping under certain conditions. “We have heard a groundswell of support from the community in favor of allowing chickens and […]

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NYC’s High Line is an attraction high above the rest

The 1.45-mile High Line occupies an elevated rail line that in its prime carried goods through Manhattan’s largest industrial district. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

A trip to New York City can be a pressure cooker-like experience when it comes to deciding what to do—so many options. Choose among theater, museums, historic sites, shopping, dining, sporting and musical events as well as adventures on the water.   One of the likely lesser known places to explore is the High Line, […]

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Druid Hills teacher receives national honor

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Joins National Cohort of Global Learning Fellows According to Druid Hills High School teacher Emily Robinson, each day in the classroom is an opportunity to broaden horizons and gain perspective. “My students come from all over—different backgrounds, different languages, different reading levels,” Robinson said. “They all bring something different. Students are more aware today than […]

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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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Handel makes history

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Georgia’s first female GOP member of Congress sworn in June 26 Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 in the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election runoff.Handel received 51.9 percent of the vote while Ossoff received 48.1 percent, according to the secretary of state’s office. Handel’s main support came from Fulton and […]

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Georgia Federation of Teachers seeks answers

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Local organization questions DeKalb County School District office expenses, others   A metro Atlanta teachers’ organization is questioning the role and pay of central office staff at DeKalb County School District (DCSD).  Emails obtained by The Champion detail open records requests made by the Georgia Federation of Teachers, a chapter of the American Federation of […]

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Local woman finds special place at Decatur’s Taziki’s

Christine Sass, a Decatur native with special needs, has found employment at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Decatur.

Decatur native Christine Sass is many things. She’s a funny, energetic person, according to her peers and is a multiple medal winner at the Georgia Special Olympic Games, winning two silver medals and a gold. She’s also something that unfortunately many adults with special needs are not—employed.  Keith Richards, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe’s founder, wanted to […]

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Second arrest made in Brookhaven murder

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the June 1 murder of Travis Ridley in Brookhaven. On June 27, Brookhaven Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Abel Ashmelash of Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Ashmelash has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and […]

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