Southwest DeKalb wins traditional Area 5-5A wrestling title

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   The Southwest DeKalb Panthers made a clean sweep of the Area 5-AAAAA wrestling titles by following up on its Duals wrestling title with the Traditional title.   Six gold medals were collected by the Panthers on the way to 211.5 points to out-pace Arabia Mountain’s 124 for the championship.   Southwest DeKalb’s Colby Ficklin […]

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Champion girls, Chamblee boys win county middle school basketball titles

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  The Champion Lady Chargers extended their victory string to 34 in a row by knocking off the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines 44-30 for their second consecutive DeKalb County Middle School basketball title on Saturday at Cedar Grove Middle School.   Champion put together back-to-back 17-0 seasons with the first-place trophy behind the play of […]

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College student allowed to run for city council

Mary_Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council

Mary-Pat Hector becomes youngest woman in Georgia to run for city council   Mary-Pat Hector, 19, made national headlines after the DeKalb County Elections Board decided her age would not be an issue while running for a city council seat in Stonecrest. Hector had her application challenged by District 4 opponent George Turner under the […]

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OPINION: Don’t make me come up there!

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

“The time is always ripe to do what is right,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mid-January in America was book-ended by the birthday and national holiday remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the inauguration of a new president, Donald J. Trump.  It should have been a week of outreach and celebration, but it was instead a loud, and […]

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OPINION: Political strike-out

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

In 2008 a relative political newcomer who had served three terms in the Illinois Senate and one term as a US Senator, was elected the 44th President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination against former first lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in what to many was […]

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Newest restaurant in Mexican chain comes to Tucker

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Founded and headquartered in Denver, Colo., Chipotle Mexican Grill now has many fans in Georgia, especially in metropolitan Atlanta, according to company marketing strategist Mark Pilkington. Chipotle, which opened its first restaurant in 1993, on Feb. 2 opened its latest Atlanta area restaurant in Tucker. It joins other DeKalb stores in Northlake, downtown Decatur, North […]

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Brookhaven approves Dresden Village development

The Brookhaven City Council approved the proposed Dresden Village mixed-use development, which will be built along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive.

  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Jan. 24 to approve the proposed Dresden Village development. The future mixed-use development will sit on 3.73 acres along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive. The council approved the project with 31 conditions. Before the council’s vote, supporters of the project and Timothy “J.R.” Connolly II, […]

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DeKalb Schools superintendent speaks on diversity

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DeKalb County School District superintendent Stephen Green released a statement on diversity Jan. 30 addressing the district’s position in the current political climate. Green said he wanted to “make sure all our principals and teachers clearly understand” the district’s position, specifically regarding immigrants and refugees. “We are hearing a lot of conversation right now, some […]

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