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Mann returns to work

19Champion Newspaper

Sheriffs’ Association says Mann should resign if allegations are true DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cynthia Williams said DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann returned to his regular work schedule on May 10.  “He will be coming and going as he usually does because he will have meetings throughout the day to attend like he normally does,” […]

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Four advance to soccer state finals

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Clarkston and Druid Hills boys, as well as Marist and St. Pius X girls will play for a state soccer title May 12-13. Marist and St. Pius X will face each other for the third consecutive year in the Class AAAA state title game May 13 at McEachern High School at 12 p.m. St. Pius […]

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Bouldercrest Park improvements come to fruition

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Longtime DeKalb County resident Patricia Culp said she was disappointed about the condition of a playground where local children play. She, along with members of the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association (CGNA), decided to do something about it. Culp, president of CGNA, said the association worked with county officials to fund a new playground for the […]

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Doctor seeks MORE for Moms

Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford

DeKalb County District Director of Public Health Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford is a woman who precisely plans every aspect of her life. She also has a passion for young moms and wants to provide support to those moms and their infants. She has drawn from personal experience of the uncertainties of childbirth and single motherhood […]

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Smile for the camera

City of Decatur School Resource Officer Damico said the only way he can survive the day is with a large cup of coffee. Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked in a psychiatric hospital for 10 years. Photo provided by Decatur Police Department.

Local police departments promote selfie challenge   DeKalb County residents will get to see a different side of local law enforcement officials as Dunwoody Police Department and Decatur Police Department have decided to participate in an online campaign.  The LESelfiechallenge, or Law Enforcement Selfie Challenge, began May 1 and will run through July 31. The […]

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Soccer playoff scores

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Class AAAAAA Boys Second round Allatoona 5, Tucker 1   Girls Second round Sequoyah 10, Tucker 0   Class AAAAA Boys Second round Clarkston 4, Starr’s Mill 3 Decatur 6, Wayne County 0 McIntosh 5, Cross Keys 4 Third round Clarkston 2, Decatur 0   Girls Second round Decatur 4, Union Grove 0 McIntosh 6, […]

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Promises kept

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Clarkston passes non-detainer policy, limiting cooperation with immigration officials    Clarkston city council passed an official policy limiting the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainment on May 2 following two separate meetings.  The policy will not require Clarkston Police Department to comply with detainment requests without an official judicial warrant from federal […]

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