UPDATE: SWD football coach Michael Tanks dead at 48

SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

Southwest DeKalb High School football coach Michael Tanks died Aug. 3 of complications related to a stroke he suffered at his home. Tanks, 48, has been on a ventilator since having the stroke on July 25. According to the school’s athletic liaison Kathy Walton, Tanks was at home with his son when he had the […]

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Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

Grief support groups offer shoulder to lean on

The death of loved ones and the grieving that follows is a universal experience. However, how each individual grieves is unique. “People in this culture so often are so very uncomfortable with pain and suffering that goes along with loss,” said Rev. Robby Carroll. “We stress grief is a normal process.” Carroll, who has been […]

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‘da Kink in My Hair is a not-to-be-missed musical

‘da Kink in My Hair is a not-to-be-missed musical

For a lighthearted theatrical moment, one can’t go wrong choosing to spend time at the Horizon Theatre taking in ‘da Kink in My Hair. With snappy musical numbers, catchy lyrics, funny bits as well as deeply moving moments, the play is almost guaranteed to leave audiences laughing constantly before dabbing tears from the corner of […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooting suspect

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Brookhaven police are seeking help from the public for information of a shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Clairmont Way on Aug. 3. According to police, officers received a call around 3:15 p.m. of a person shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a White male in his driveway suffering from […]

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Bradshaw refutes stolen valor claims

Bradshaw refutes stolen valor claims

It was an intense race between Sharon Barnes Sutton and opponent Steve Bradshaw for the District 4 Commissioner seat. Sutton withheld no punches during her campaign, claiming Bradshaw was supported by racist groups, was backed by Republicans and attempted to hide his wife from the general public. However, through each jab, Bradshaw said he took […]

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East Atlanta tire business keeps rolling along

East Atlanta tire business keeps rolling along

Twyla Styles said ever since her days taking business classes at Payne College in Augusta, she has dreamed of owning her own business. “I never thought it would be a tire business,” she said. “I always assumed I would own a restaurant—maybe a chicken wing place.” Her plans took a different direction after she had […]

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For the love of birds

For the love of birds

Local shelter overrun with birds after raid  After the DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) found nearly 400 animals at a doctor’s home in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Animal Services was burdened with taking care of more than 300 birds. DCPD received a tip and subsequently raided the home of Abhay Trivedi. At the home, officers […]

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SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

SWD football coach hospitalized after stroke

Southwest DeKalb High School football coach Michael Tanks was hospitalized July 25 after suffering a stroke at his home. The school’s athletic liaison Kathy Walton told The Champion that school principal Dr. Thomas Glanton gave the faculty and staff an update Aug. 1 on Tanks’ condition. “He’s still on a ventilator and they got limited […]

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