Welcoming signs: Doraville to spend $152K on signage

Welcoming signs

Those driving in Doraville can expect to see new city signage within the next few weeks. Doraville’s city council recently approved a $152,100 purchase for 10 new welcome signs. Six of the signs will be stone columns while the remaining four will be aluminum. “This is something that’s been worked on for quite some time,” […]

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County schools improve in recent college prep scores


The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has shown improvement in college preparedness in a scoresheet released by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE). On May 3, the DOE released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2014-2015 school year. The CCRPI score is made up of progress points, achievement points and achievement […]

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Cedar Grove, Southwest DeKalb go back-to-back with track state titles

Southwest DeKalb won its second consecutive state track and field title and 10th overall.

Cedar Grove and Southwest DeKalb boys’ track-and-field teams repeated as state champions for second consecutive year on May 14 at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. The Cedar Grove Saints ran away with the Class AAA state title with 74 points, 35 more points than runner-up Blessed Trinity. It was the second overall title for the Saints […]

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Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Now customers shopping for milk, eggs and bread can renew their automobile tags in the same grocery store. Some Georgia Kroger stores, including those at Embry Village and on North Decatur Road, have partnered with the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office to provide self-service tag renewal kiosks inside the stores.  “These are ideal for those […]

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New vendor to provide lifeguards at Browns Mill pool


A new contractor has been chosen to provide lifeguard services at a DeKalb County-owned aquatic facility that came under scrutiny last year after a near drowning. On April 26 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the contract for Stand Guard Aquatics of Alpharetta to provide lifeguard and pool services at Browns Mill Family Aquatic […]

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Ex-judge tries to unseat incumbent State Court judge

state judge

compiled by Andrew Cauthen andrew@dekalbchamp.com   A former traffic and State Court judge wants to unseat an incumbent State Court judge who has been on the bench for six years. Roderick Bridges, an attorney and former State Court judge, is running against State Court judge Dax Lopez. The two will face each other in the […]

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Group to study county government structure

Group to study county government structure

  A  15-person commission soon will be established to study the county’s form of government and make recommendations about whether it should be changed. On April 25, interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May signed an executive order creating a charter review commission to study the county’s form of government.  “I am very much in support […]

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Five law enforcement pros challenging current sheriff

Cheriff's Candidates 2016

compiled by Andrew Cauthen Six people with various types of law enforcement experience want to be DeKalb County’s next sheriff.The seat is currently held by Sheriff Jeffrey Mann, who has been in the position since March 2014 after former Sheriff Thomas Brown resigned to seek another office. Mann is seeking re-election.Voters will go to the […]

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