‘Living Legends’ honored at DeKalb History Center

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The DeKalb History Center wrapped up Black History Month Feb. 28 by honoring four “living legends” for their contributions to the arts in DeKalb County. Carolyn Glenn, publisher of The Champion Newspaper, presented awards to Clarence G. Carter, Jason Lary, Don P. Roberts and Beverly “Guitar” Watkins. The Champion was a benefactor of the event, […]

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Five DeKalb teams, two private schools to play in championship games

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Five DeKalb County school basketball teams, along with two private school teams have advance to the Georgia High School Association state championship games. Columbia boys and girls, Miller Grove boys and girls, Southwest DeKalb girls, Green Forest boys and St. Pius X girls will play for a state title on March 8 and 9 at […]

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Stone Mountain group to host economic development meeting

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“What Can Neighborhoods Do to Boost Economic Development?” is the topic of the March 14 meeting of a Stone Mountain group. Pride Rings In Stone Mountain (PRISM) will host economic development forum at St. Timothy’s UMC at 5335 Memorial Drive, from 7-8:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ways to promote the […]

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Sneiderman trial date set for July

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Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring to murder her husband, will appear in court in July to answer multiple charges. At a Feb. 21 hearing, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams set a date of July 29 to begin jury selection for Sneiderman’s trial, which is expected to last more than a month. […]

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Protesters call on Walmart to phase out ‘cruel’ crates for pigs

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Animal rights activists stood outside the Gresham Road Walmart Feb. 22 holding signs with images of abused pigs while standing next to an inflatable pig. They were protesting against what they said were cruel practices of confining pregnant pigs in tiny crates on factory farms. Mercy For Animals, a national animal rights organization, is accusing […]

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Bond set for former DeKalb officers charged in corruption case

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A federal judge set bond at $10,000 for three men, including a DeKalb County police officer and jail deputy, accused of taking payments to protect drug dealers. Federal Magistrate judge Alan Baverman set a $10,000 bond for suspended DeKalb Police Officer Dorian Williams, 25, former DeKalb jail deputy Monyette McLaurin, 37, and Gregory Lee Harvey, […]

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OPINION: School Board Six€™ haven€™t hit rock bottom

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“It’s a very sad day.” That’s what Sen. Fran Millar said moments after Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he was following the “compelling” unanimous recommendation of the state education board to remove six members of the DeKalb school board. DeKalb County was on display at the capitol that day in a very bad way. It […]

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DeKalb commissioners pass budget with no tax increase

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The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a budget Feb. 26 with no tax increase and approximately $4 million in reductions and adjustments from the originally proposed budget. The original budget proposed a tax increase of 1.69 mills, or $48.48 per year on a $200,000 home. DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis then proposed an […]

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