Libraries offer something for everyone


Are you and your family in a rut? Looking for something new to do? Seeking a place offering plenty of options?This may sound extremely old school, but consider stopping by the library. Across the country libraries are changing with the times. No longer are they places that just offer books, magazines and audio media, now […]

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Volunteers plant 100 trees in Decatur

Volunteers receive a tree-planting lesson from TREES Atlanta before planting 100 trees.

Approximately three dozen volunteers teamed up Feb. 27 to plant 100 trees in the city of Decatur along Ponce de Leon Avenue, between Scott Boulevard and Sam’s Crossing. The trees were planted by representatives of Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), TREES Atlanta and RockTenn, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of TAPPI, […]

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STEM roundtable discussion comes to county


Commissioner Larry Johnson would like to make South DeKalb “The Silicon Valley of the South” and is taking the first step in making this happen on Tuesday, March 10, with the STEM Round Table, hosted in partnership with Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The STEM Round Table will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at […]

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Greenforest boys, Stephenson girls to play for state titles

Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeat Forest Park in the Final Four to advance to the state playoffs, their first appearance since the 2008 championship win. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two teams will represent DeKalb County in Macon for the basketball state tournament. No. 5 ranked Stephenson girls (27-5) will play Region 6-AAAAA foe No. 2 ranked Mays (27-2) in the Class AAAAA championship game March 6, and No. 2 ranked Greenforest Christian boys (27-1) will take on defending state champions and No. 1 ranked […]

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Tucker boys, Decatur girls fall in Final 4

Tucker coach James Hartry reacts to his team’s play in the loss to Wheeler in the Class AAAAAA Final 4. 
Photos by Travis Hudgons

The basketball championship hopes of Tucker boys and Decatur girls came to a disappointing end after both teams lost their Final 4 matchups. Decatur fell to Laney 63-37 in the Class AAA semifinals, and Tucker lost to No. 1 ranked Wheeler 74-64 in the Class AAAAAA semifinals. Decatur earned its first trip to the Final […]

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Ethics board member, commissioner aide resign


    A day after a heated exchange during an ethics board meeting, board member Robert Blackman and Bob Lundsten, a commissioner’s aide, have resigned. The resignation came after an argument over the status of an ethics complaint filed by Lundsten last year against ethics board chairman John Ernst. During the exchange, Blackman questioned whether […]

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Hawks assist in NBA draft experience for kids

Coaching staff for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team instructs children through drills.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) hosted its annual Presidents’ Day basketball clinic featuring the coaching staff of the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 16 at the Center’s Zaban Park campus. “The Atlanta market is saturated with clinics and camps. We’re the Atlanta Hawks, we want to do things a little bit better and […]

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Ethics board member tells complainant to ‘come outside’


       Ethics board member Robert Blackman   Clip from March 3, 2015, DeKalb ethics board meeting   Robert Blackman’s interview with The Champion   Things got a little heated at the March 3 ethics board meeting over the status of a complaint. Ethics board member Robert Blackman suggested that Robert Lundsten “come outside.” […]

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