Blasting concerns again halts work at Snapfinger sewage plant


Construction work at the Snapfinger Wastewater Treatment Plant has been halted by DeKalb County officials. The halt for the second phase of the project comes after concerns about blasting in the area. In a Jan. 29 statement to The Champion, the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) officials stated, “The blasting at Snapfinger Wastewater […]

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Jail anger management workshops enhance life skills


Part 2 of a two-part series on mental health care at the DeKalb County Jail   The DeKalb County Jail retains the services MHM Services Inc., a mental health services vendor directed by Dr. William Brickhouse. Brickhouse manages a staff of 30 licensed providers who are trained to conduct mental health assessments and counseling along […]

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Lakeside principal under investigation for alleged racial comments

jason clyne lakeside principal

Lakeside High School principal Jason Clyne has been removed from the school and is under investigation for possible violation of policy, according to the DeKalb County School District. In a letter sent to Lakeside parents, students and staff Jan. 27 from Superintendent Stephen Green, the superintendent stated the district was made aware of flyers posted […]

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State title on the minds of Greenforest boys’, girls’ basketball teams

From left, Arielle Holloway and Theodora Odia hold the holiday tournament trophies Greenforest won in December.

  The Greenforest girls’ basketball program has had pretty good teams in recent years. The program went 17-10 in 2013, 15-10 in 2014 and 11-9 last season. However, no one, not even the players expected to be undefeated (17-0) and ranked No. 3 in Class A-Private through the month of January. “In the beginning of […]

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Alterique Gilbert named McDonald’s All-American

Miller Grove guard Alterique Gilbert was selected for McDonald’s All American Boys team. He received his game jersey during a Jan. 25 ceremony. Photos by Travis Hudgons

When Alterique Gilbert set foot on the Miller Grove High School campus, no one outside the boys’ basketball program thought he would become a McDonald’s All American player, according his coach Sharman White. “But me and him had this in our mind,” White said. “This was planned; this was predestined because I felt like he […]

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DeKalb County Jail serves community in unfamiliar ways


Part I of a two-part series on mental health care at the DeKalb County Jail Many may think of the county jail only as a place to house those charged with crimes until their cases go through the judicial process; but this perception is actually far from the truth. The DeKalb County Jail has a […]

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Tucker Arts Guild shows members’ work at library

Nature is a favorite photography theme for John Gronwall.

Visitors to a Tucker library this year will have the opportunity to see what their neighbors have been up to artistically. The Tucker Arts Guild started in November 2015 displaying members’ work in the Northlake-Barbara Loar Library meeting room. The exhibits will continue through the end of 2016. The work of two artists is displayed […]

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‘Lynwood Integrators’ remembers first day of school integration

Gary McDaniel (center) was one of the first 17 Black students who integrated Cross Keys. Photos by Carla Parker

In 1965, the lives of Blacks students at Lynwood Park Elementary and High School were changed forever—some would say for the better, but majority may feel otherwise. When the DeKalb County School District integrated schools, it closed Lynwood Park Elementary and High school—an all-Black school in the Brookhaven area—forcing the children to attend neighboring White […]

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