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DeKalb nursing homes named among nation’s best

Pruitthealth Brookhaven is located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE. The facility received a five out of five star rating by U.S. News & World Report. Photo courtesy of Pruitthealth Brookhaven.

Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods, located at 1833 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, as well as Pruitthealth Brookhaven, located at 3535 Ashton Woods Drive NE in Brookhaven, have been named among the United States’ best nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. In November, Budd Terrace and Pruitthealth Brookhaven were named among 15 other […]

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Ellis hands out 25 Community Hero Awards

Burrell Ellis applauds as awards are handed out for the fifth annual CEO’s Community Hero Awards event, Dec. 27.  Photo by Travis Hudgons

With only a few weeks to prepare, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and his staff hosted the fifth CEO’s Community Hero Awards on Dec. 27 at the DeKalb History Center. The awards ceremony, which was co-hosted by The Champion Newspaper, recognized 25 individuals and organizations for making a difference in the DeKalb County community Ellis, […]

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Emory men’s basketball defeats Oglethorpe for seventh straight win

Junior Whit Rapp had 13 assists in the win against Oglethorpe. He tied his career high and the program’s second-highest individual game total.

  Juniors Adam Gigax and Christopher Avant combined for 45 points in leading the Emory Eagles men’s basketball team to a home win over the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels Jan. 2. The Eagles recorded their seventh straight win and boosted their overall record to 9-2 following a 93-68 victory over Oglethorpe, which slipped to 4-8. […]

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Green forest dominates SWD in holiday basketball tournament

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The Greenforest Eagles finally got to face a top DeKalb County School District program and beat them with ease. The No. 1-ranked (Class A-Private) and defending champions Eagles defeated the No. 8-ranked Class AAAAA Southwest DeKalb Panthers 92-69 Dec. 28 in the Tucker Holiday Shootout at Tucker High School. The Eagles jumped out to a […]

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Music an organic part of life in Cuba

OPINION: I can see clearly now–$86,000 worth

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Within the last several months my wife and I both have had cataract surgery and both have been thrilled with the results. It truly is comparable to going from a standard television to an ultra-high definition television. We both had our procedures done at a highly acclaimed metro-area vision care clinic. My wife had her […]

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Random Acts of Kindness helps DeKalb’s first responders

Volunteers and community members dropped off goods and supplies to firefighters Dec. 22 as part of the Random Acts of Kindness Bus Tour. Photos by Horace Holloman

On Dec. 22, community members along with New Life Baptist Church helped spread a little holiday cheer for some of DeKalb’s first responders as part of the Random Acts of Kindness Bus Tour. The bus tour dropped off food items, among other things, to seven of south DeKalb’s fire stations. The Random Acts of Kindness […]

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Chamblee approves $36 million budget

Chamblee approved a $36 million budget Dec. 20, detailing new positions, increased salaries, capital projects and new revenue streams. Photo courtesy of city of Chamblee.

Police, public works listed as largest expenditures; taxes, ‘other financing sources’ as largest revenues Chamblee City Council approved the city’s 2017 budget—more than $37 million—on Dec. 20 during a monthly meeting. City revenues are comprised of a $21.6 million general fund, a $11.2 million special revenue fund, and $4.2 million enterprise fund, according to the […]

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