OPINION: Glad It’s Over

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By the time you read this, the 2012 general election will be over. We will have re-elected the president, or a new one, along with a number of other officials from members of Congress to those who collect water and soil samples. We will also have decided some amendments to the Georgia Constitution, chief among […]

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Lithonia defeats Stephenson 12-8 for Trail to the Title championship

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The Lithonia Bulldogs concluded an improbable run to the Trail to the Title middle school football championship with a 12-8 victory over defending champion Stephenson Jaguars. A big fourth-and-goal stop of Stephenson quarterback Xavier Shepard by the Lithonia defense with the Jaguars threatening to score the winning touchdown inside the Lithonia 10 with less than […]

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County looking at sites for new animal shelter

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County officials are looking around DeKalb for a site for a new animal shelter. William Miller, the county’s public safety director, said the county has “engaged the services of a professional commercial real estate agent to help us find a site and negotiate the purchase of a new site to put a new shelter on.” […]

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Plot thickens in Sneiderman’s alleged conspiracy to murder husband

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Andrea Sneiderman was allegedly having an affair with her boss Hemy Neuman; however, prosecutors suggested in court Nov. 16 that another man may have played a role in her alleged plot to murder her husband Rusty Sneiderman. Neuman later admitted to killing Sneiderman’s husband in November 2010 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. In […]

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Supreme Court upholds conviction of Lithonia woman

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The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the conviction of a woman who hit and killed a child as he walked to school. The court issued its unanimous decision Nov. 5 that the conviction of Shirley Ogilvie, 44, of Lithonia, will stand, reversing a Court of Appeals decision. DeKalb County Solicitor General Sherry Boston sought […]

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Women leaders recognized with Trail Blazer Awards

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The Trail Blazer Leadership of Excellence Awards reception and program Nov. 8 honored seven DeKalb County Women of Distinction. The program, held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, was presented by DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson and Congressman Hank Johnson was its honorary chair. The event, presided over by Champion Newspaper […]

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Local Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapters to host presidential debate viewing, forum

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The DeKalb County and Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will host a live viewing of the second presidential debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The event will take place on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library Auditorium, 3123 Klondike Road, Lithonia. Following […]

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Decatur schools facing tough issues if city annexes

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City Schools of Decatur (CSD) Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said if Decatur moves forward with a proposed annexation, the school system may have to run at a deficit for the first two years to deal with the influx of new students. Over the past five years, Edwards said, enrollment has increased approximately 33 percent. According to […]

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