#Giveaway: UniverSoul Circus

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  Hello DeKalb! The Champion Newspaper is pleased to partner with UniverSoul Circus in a ticket giveaway for the Sunday, February 19th show @ 12:30pm.  We are giving away 3 (three) sets of 4  tickets and 1 (one) set of 2 tickets! All you have to do to enter if follow the instructions on the […]

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Challenge issued

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Decatur firefighters issue planking challenge to promote healthy lifestyle Firefighters with Decatur Fire and Rescue Department said they are always up for a challenge, but instead of fighting fires the department has a different challenge in mind. Recently, officials in the department decided to issue a fitness challenge to Decatur residents. The challenge, issued using […]

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Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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College student fighting for right to run for Stonecrest City Council

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Spelman College student Mary-Pat Hector said she’s no stranger to social activism, which is why she decided to run for Stonecrest’s city council. After submitting her qualifying application, Hector said she thought everything was in order until she received news that her age could be an issue. Hector, 19, is having her age qualifications challenged […]

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The Year of the Rooster

The Chinese New Year celebration featured four performances of the lion dance, which symbolizes a community approaching good fortune. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Hundreds made their way to Chinatown Mall in Chamblee on Jan. 28 and 29 to celebrate the year of the rooster. Jan. 28 marked the Lunar New Year—2917, also known as the year of the rooster—for China and much of Asia. Chinatown Mall joined others around the world to celebrate the event by hosting fire-spinners, […]

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Falcons frenzy helps boost local business

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  The Atlanta Falcons couldn’t take advantage of the team’s first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1998-1999 season, but that didn’t stop local business owners from cashing in. In DeKalb County, street vendors, businesses and organizations took advantage of the Falcons run to an NFC Championship by offering discounts and special deals. Curley […]

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OPINION: It’s time–a mandatory minimum salary for law enforcement

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

“During 2016 there were 140 law enforcement officers who lost lives in the line of duty across the country.  Of those deaths,106 were men and women in local city/county police and deputy sheriffs, 19 were state officers, six were federal officers and the remaining nine were college, territory or transit system officers,” Putnam County Sheriff Howard […]

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