MARTA - 35th Anniversary

Decatur-hatched restaurant chain features unique Georgia product

Chef Slavin prepares plate

With blue lights flashing, a Dunwoody Police escort led a truck bringing the season’s first Vidalia onions into DeKalb County. The onions arrived at the Applebee’s restaurant in the Perimeter Mall area to introduce a seasonal menu item featuring an agricultural product unique to Georgia. “The Dunwoody location was chosen because the first Applebee’s opened […]

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Red Cross volunteers receive awards


Three DeKalb residents were recognized for their volunteer efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross at the annual volunteer recognition ceremony on April 24. This event, held on the campus of Georgia Tech, coincided with National Volunteer Week, the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in the United States. “I have come to truly […]

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A soldier’s sacrifice remembered

Patricia Roberts, Addison’s mother, is overjoyed by the overwhelming support of attendees. Photos by Justin Beaudrot

by Justin Beaudrot   On March 23, 2003, Specialist Jamaal R. Addison drove his HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) through the town of An Nasiriyah, Iraq. his convoy, the 507th Maintenance Company, by Iraqi military forces and irregulars. Early that morning, was ambushed. That ambush claimed the lives of Addison and 10 others and […]

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DeKalb officer’s name added to moving memorial wall

Dianne Blue, mother of the late DeKalb Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann, peels off the tape to reveal her son’s name on the Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall. Photo by Carla Parker

  The late DeKalb Police Officer Ivorie Klusmann became the 678th name added to the Georgia Law Enforcement Moving Memorial Wall. The memorial wall, which was created by the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Georgia, traveled to the DeKalb County Police headquarters April 23 to honor Klusmann and reveal his name on the […]

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Stone Mountain CID, county partner on beautification

County employees are partnering with the Stone Mountain Community Improvement District to beautify an area located off Highway 78 and Mountain Industrial Boulevard. Photo by Daniel Beauregard

  The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) and DeKalb County are partnering to implement landscape improvements and beautify the area as a DeKalb gateway. According to CID President Emory Morsberger, the “upgrade” is the only such beautification effort underway in DeKalb County that has significant contributions from local businesses. Morsberger said Stone Mountain Industrial […]

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Stephenson athlete receives Foot Locker scholarship

Senior Nadaysia Brooks was awarded a $20,000 scholarship from Foot Locker.

Before she started her senior year at Stephenson High School, Nadaysia Brooks knew she wanted to go to college, but she did not know how she was going to pay for it. Brooks, who plays basketball and volleyball, began researching scholarships and found an application for the Foot Locker Scholar Athlete scholarship. “I saw that […]

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Sheriff candidates participate in forum

Mitchell, Smith, Maddox, Collins, Hughes, Mann, Golden

by Justin Beaudrot   DeKalb County is abounding with debates, forums, meet-and-greets and other gathering ahead of the May 20 primary election. On April 28, The Champion Newspaper hosted its own forum for sheriff candidates. There are eight candidates vying for the sheriff’s position in the upcoming special election to fill the seat vacated by […]

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Task force remembers those killed as result of domestic violence

Residents and members of the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force gathered to remember those who have fallen victim to violent crimes involving domestic violence. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Residents, domestic violence survivors and members of the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force gathered by the gazebo in front of the old DeKalb County Courthouse to honor victims of domestic violence. Solicitor General Sherry Boston said since 2012, there have been 21 deaths as the result of domestic violence. Boston also said that those […]

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