DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

‘It’s like a family’

As part of the Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association’s seventh annual alumni cookout, DeKalb County commissioner Larry Johnson officially designated Aug. 5, 2017 as Southwest DeKalb Day in DeKalb County. Pictured: Johnson, Southwest DeKalb Alumni Association president Danny Davison and Southwest DeKalb principal Thomas Glanton. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

  Celebrating Southwest DeKalb  More than 1,500 alumni from Southwest DeKalb High School came together Aug. 5 to celebrate the school’s history, shared history and community as part of the seventh annual Southwest DeKalb Alumni Cookout.“It’s just family,” said Danny Davison, Southwest DeKalb High School Alumni Association president and member of the class of ’91. […]

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By any means necessary

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  DeKalb County teachers use viral music videos to reach students  Thanks to the internet and a little creativity, two DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teachers have discovered a unique way to reach students.  Sheldon Strickland, a second grade teacher at Kingsley Elementaryand Rayshun Casey, a sixth grade teacher at Redan Middle, have released four […]

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DeKalb prepares for a solar eclipse

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For a short period on Monday, Aug. 21, the midday sky will turn midnight dark as the entire North American continent experiences a solar eclipse. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “During those brief moments—when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for about two minutes—day will turn into night, making […]

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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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