2015 GMC Canyon serves multiple purposes well


I always feel at a bit of a loss in reviewing trucks since I don’t have a boat or trailer to hitch it to or massive cargo to haul. Still, I can tell you that the 2015 GMC Canyon SLE makes easy work of most things needing to be put into a 5-foot-2-inch crew short […]

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Resort developer to sue county

Architect Boye Akinola describes the proposed south DeKalb Panola Resort which has come under much scrutiny recently. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

The developer of a proposed resort for south DeKalb announced Feb. 28 that it will sue the county. “It’s time for the truth to be told,” said Carl McCluster, executive director of the APD Solutions neighborhood revitalization firm. APD Solutions is planning to develop a resort that would include an upscale seafood restaurant, steakhouse and tapas […]

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Fairytales come true through Enchanted Closet

Enchanted Closet president and CEO Bonita Johnson examines one of the hundreds of dresses donated to be given to 2015 prom goers. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

  Enchanted Closet’s mission of helping high school girls to be prom-perfect for their special formal night inescapably evokes the Cinderella fairytale of a young woman who thinks she couldn’t go to the grandest ball of the season until a fairy godmother appears and makes it possible. In this case, the “fairy godmothers” are dozens […]

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Coca-Cola bottle celebrates 100 years


The curvy Coca-Cola bottle kicked-off its 100th anniversary at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Feb. 26. To celebrate “The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100” exhibit that will be on show at the museum through Oct. 4, Coca-Cola hosted a preview party that featured a debut musical performance, displayed famous paintings […]

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District ends early college contract

Board member Vickie Turner recognizes 2015 youth art and music appreciation month.

At the DeKalb County Board of Education March 2 meeting, officials terminated the Gateway to College Academy Charter contract. The Gateway to College Academy program was implemented in the school system for students ages 16-20 who have not been successful in traditional high schools and sought to gain college credits while completing their high school […]

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Advertised city of Winship doesn’t exist

dekalb county map

  A mystery has been solved: there is no proposed DeKalb city of Winship. Rep. Michele Henson placed an ad in The Champion, the county’s legal organ, on March 5 giving notice “that there will be introduced at the regular 2015 session of the General Assembly of Georgia a bill to incorporate a new municipality […]

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Guest Editorial: Let Them Vote! How passing Senate Bill 63 creates room for everyone at the [pub] table

I’m a woman who loves beer; and not just any old kind of beer. I love craft beer, and I have a special place in my heart for ones brewed locally. I analyze the hops, the color, the aromas and any specialty ingredients that induce a party on my palate from a simple sip. This […]

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School district improves accreditation


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has upgraded DeKalb County School District’s status to “accredited on advisement,” placing the school district a step closer to full accreditation. The district has been moved from its “accredited warned” status, which it has sought to change since July 2014. The report followed SACS three-day onsite December […]

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