DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

MARTA providing extra services in wake of I-85 bridge collapse

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Motorists affected by the I-85 bridge collapse in midtown Atlanta can use MARTA as an option as the agency will provide more services for people to a city dealing with what Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said is a worse-case traffic scenario.  “MARTA is providing additional services to accommodate the expected influx of passengers needing to […]

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Carnegie Hall trip demands practice… and funds

Miller Grove High School’s Wind Symphony Orchestra was invited to play at Carnegie Hall following a performance last year and hopes to raise funds to make the April 7 trip memorable. Photo submitted.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice … and a hefty sum of money for travel expenses, one DeKalb County High School music program has learned.  The 54-member Miller Grove High School Wind Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall on April 10. However the band, headed by director […]

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‘DeKalb County’s soul is at stake’

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  Former board of ethics member speaks out   Longtime DeKalb County resident and former DeKalb Board of Ethics member Scott Bonder said he needed to resign to notify residents that DeKalb’s ethics board is in danger.  Bonder, in an exclusive interview with The Champion, said he resigned from the board of ethics due to […]

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Lakeside boys, Miller Grove girls top high school track-and-field competition

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The Lakeside boys’ track-and-field team keeps its ‘best in DeKalb County’ crown for another year, while the Miller Grove girls’ team reclaimed its crown.  Lakeside won its second consecutive county track-and-field title March 27 at Godfrey Stadium. Lakeside claimed the title after scoring 92 points. Arabia Mountain finished second with 80 points, followed by Cedar […]

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Water woes for DeKalb residents

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DeKalb County resident and founder of the Facebook group Unbelievable DeKalb Water Bills Star McKenzie said she understands DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond inherited a mess. However, the mother of two said it’s time for DeKalb residents to get answers.  According to county officials, Thurmond plans to hold a public meeting April 5 to address what […]

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Druid Hills 7th grader places well at State Spelling Bee

Burnette Elementary School student Abhiram Kapaganty won the 56th Annual Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee and a place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland in May, representing Georgia. Also pictured, Sid Chapman of Georgia Association of Educators. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “nisi” as “taking effect at a specified time unless previously modified or avoided by cause shown, further proceedings, or a condition fulfilled.” The word has Latin roots and its first recorded use dates back to 1738. On March 17, it became known as the word that eliminated Druid Hills Middle […]

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Puppets conclude Stone Mill afterschool program

Jeff Domke with the Center for Puppetry Arts visited Stone Mill Elementary’s afterschool homework center to celebrate the end of the year on March 17. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Thirty Stone Mill Elementary students received a two-hour lesson on puppetry on March 16 as part of the school’s homework-centered afterschool program. Paticipants in Stone Mill’s SCANA Energy-sponsored homework center were visited by WSBTV’s Rikki Klaus and Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts education coordinator Jeff Domke as part of a puppet building workshop celebrating the […]

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Fifty tons of debris collected

DeKalb County officials kicked off the Operation Clean Sweep initiative March 11.

Streets in DeKalb County may be a little cleaner after a recent cleanup effort by county officials. In the first Saturday of the county’s Operation Clean Sweep, 50 tons of debris were removed from a 12-mile stretch of south Stone Mountain and Lithonia on Panola and Redan roads by county crews. On March 11, crews […]

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