Teen Chef: Decatur High School student creates captivating cuisine


    Some create art with clay or a paint brush. Aidan Forgey prefers a more edible medium. The 17-year-old Decatur High School (DHS) junior is in his third year in the school’s culinary arts program, and he’s just now hitting his stride in the kitchen. “It really just happened this year that I realized […]

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OPINION: Consolidation or complication?

Bill Crane's Opinion Piece for Champion newspaper

Jacksonville/Duvall County, Fla. consolidated into one government, across the largest land mass of any county on the eastern seaboard in 1968. At that time, Brunswick and Glynn County also had a former Navy shipyard and port, as well as a manufacturing jobs base. By the census of 1970, the population of Jacksonville/Duvall was 528,865 and Brunswick/Glynn County […]

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Family health issues lead to fitness business


After Michelle Campbell found ways to help her mother become healthier, she used her knowledge as a foundation for her business, Body by Chelle Fitness. “My mother was suffering from the side effects of her medication so I helped her create a diet and exercise wellness plan. When she returned to the doctor six months […]

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Charity brings early Christmas to Indian Creek Elementary


Christmas gifts came early to students at Indian Creek Elementary School in Clarkston Dec. 20. Each of the schools’ more than 1,160 students received a gift courtesy of The Love of Giving Inc, a nonprofit spearheaded by founder and executive director Katherine Miller. The gift-giving program began last Christmas after Miller heard about the difficulties […]

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Season of giving

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Nonprofit gives back to local community More than 200 children at Snapfinger Elementary School received an extra gift in their stockings for the holidays thanks to nonprofit organization Howey, Hudson, Lowe Foundation. The foundation provided activities and gifts for students at Snapfinger for the organization’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration. Founded by Brenda Jackson, Norma Washington […]

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Decade of giving

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Sheriff’s office hosts 10th annual adopt a family program For more than a decade, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has given holiday cheer to local families in need. On Dec. 20, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 10th annual “Adopt a Family for Christmas” holiday event at the DeKalb County Jail. The DeKalb County […]

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DeKalb football players sign early

DeKalb football players sign early

  Several DeKalb County high school football players took advantage of the early signing period that began Dec. 20. As of Dec. 21, nine players from the county announced through social media that they signed letters of intent to the college of their choice. The new early signing period allows players to end their recruiting […]

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Refugees receive dictionaries

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Through a Rotary District grant, the Rotary Club of Stone Mountain gave more than 1,200 dictionaries to refugees who recently resettled in Clarkston. The club said it gave the dictionaries, which are designed for third-grade students who already speak English, in hopes the dictionaries will help the refugees develop their English language skills and prepare […]

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