Bethune Middle principal removed following alleged groping

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Myron Broome placed on administrative leave during investigation Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School principal Myron Broome has been placed on paid administrative leave following reports of “serious employee misconduct,” according to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) officials. The Champion received an anonymous tip that Broome allegedly groped a fellow DCSD employee during the Statewide Instructional […]

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OPINION: Smack back that big hack attack


“No single company or industry can stop or be held responsible for protecting the security and vulnerabilities of the Internet,” former Equifax CEO, Rick Smith, from his prepared statement and testimony before Congress on October 3, 2017.  It is no longer a matter of if, more a matter of when, your personal identity, finances or […]

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Spreading smiles to the community


DeKalb Early College Academy senior to represent Boys & Girls Club family For DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) senior Jequilla Boyce, each personal interaction is a chance to understand, support and inspire positivity. “When I can help someone smile, it’s great because I’ve made someone’s day better,” Boyce said. “A smile is contagious. You can’t […]

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Clarkston candidates debate issues, personalities

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Eight Clarkston City Council candidates made their voices, platforms and opinions on city government public on Oct. 17 as part of a municipal election forum at the Clarkston Community Center. Moderated by WABE reporter Elle Yu, the forum consisted of three panels that also included the candidates for mayor. City council candidates present on Oct. […]

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OPINION: Giving wisely makes all the difference


With cooler temperatures upon us and the holiday season just weeks away, expect an uptick in the number of food drives and requests for donations from organizations that serve the needy. It’s wonderful to give, especially when the giving is from the heart. However, we should think twice about what we’re giving and why. I […]

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Officials urge voters to be educated on SPLOST


Voters could soon approve a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in DeKalb County. With more than $380 million in funding over the next six years on the line if the referendum is approved in November, county officials are urging voters to be informed before heading to the voting booth. On Oct. 18, DeKalb […]

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Miss USA 2016 speaks at McNair High School

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For Miss USA 2016, motivational speaker and United States Army Reserve Captain Deshauna Barber, the secret to success is consistent self-love, being “on the grind” early and addressing skeletons in the closet. Barber spoke to McNair High School female students on Oct. 19 as part of an empowerment discussion. Students were encouraged to discuss topics […]

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Police find woman’s decomposed body in apartment


Charles Peters and his aunt Elizabeth Stewart, 88, lived together at the Emory Square Apartment complex on North Williams Drive in Decatur for almost a year. But a month after Stewart’s death, DeKalb County Police say her nephew attempted to conceal her death while her body decomposed in the bedroom.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office […]

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