Student health survey results improve

The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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Osborne Road drainage project near completion

Brookhaven is completing its first drainage improvement project on Osborne Road. City officials said the project slightly behind schedule due to weather and other circumstances. “We appreciate the patience and understanding from all of the residents in this area as we finish off these improvements and improve the drainage conditions in the area,” Brookhaven Public […]

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UPDATE: Adams denies sexual harassment allegations

  “She knows what her big daddy likes.”  Those are the alleged words DeKalb County Commissioner Gregory Adams told another DeKalb official while referring to his district director, Ashlee Wright.     In an interview with The Champion, Wright’s attorney, former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James, said his client has text messages and audio proof […]

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From the ground up

Local partners start coffee company At his government job, Ricardo Richardson was chatting with a coworker from Senegal, West Africa, when the topic turned to something Richardson is passionate about—coffee. “I had been thinking for a long time about doing something for myself—starting my own company,” recalled Richardson, who is now CEO and president of […]

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OPINION: Summer’s not over yet

  The Labor Day weekend is often viewed as the unofficial end of summer, but for many of us in metro Atlanta the beginning of the school year signals that the sunshine and fun season is just about over. Back-to-school shopping frenzies and all those yellow school buses clogging our morning commute are often what […]

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Home is where the heart is

United Methodist Children’s Home signs leases in DeKalb   The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH), which announced earlier this year it would be leaving its Decatur location after 144 years, will soon have two new locations, the nonprofit announced Aug. 7.  UMCH officials announced they will begin the process of relocating its residents, administrative building […]

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School day extended for eclipse

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to extend the school day by one hour on Aug. 21 to observe an upcoming solar eclipse. The eclipse—the first to cross the United States in approximately 100 years, scientists say—is expected to take place Aug. 21 from approximately 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in various stages. […]

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‘It’s like a family’

  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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