DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

A ‘tender’ moment

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  McDonald’s surprises DeKalb firefighters with chicken tenders   Almost overnight, DeKalb County firefighter Robert Sutton became a local celebrity when video surfaced of him catching a baby thrown from a burning building.  The video quickly went viral and Sutton’s actions have appeared on multiple media outlets including Good Morning America. Media outlets weren’t the […]

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2017 Football Preview

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Arabia Mountain Rams Head coach: Stanley Pritchett (5th season) Region: 5-AAAAA 2016 record: 9-3 (Playoffs) Outlook: The Rams are coming off a season during which they won their first region title and had their first playoff appearance. The team aspires to have a second consecutive playoff appearance, but will have to do so with a […]

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‘Many hands make light work’

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Community mural receives official welcome in Clarkston     Local artist Shannon Willow and Clarkston city officials came together Aug. 10 to unveil a finished community mural at 4154 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.  Willow joined more than 100 Clarkston residents May 20 to paint the Human Family Forest Mural at Christ Community AME Church […]

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UPDATE: Brookhaven out of stock of eclipse glasses

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Brookhaven has no more eclipse sunglasses to give out, but residents are invited to view the eclipse at city hall and Brookhaven parks. City officials said the eclipse is expected to start at 1:05 p.m. in Brookhaven with a peak at 2:36 p.m. with approximately 97.5 percent coverage of the sun. “I invite one and […]

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Youth activist planning Colin Kaepernick rally

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Colin Kaepernick is a modern-day Rosa Parks, according to a local youth activist planning to host a rally for the unsigned quarterback.  Stonecrest resident Mary Pat-Hector, 19, a national youth director for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, said she will host a rally in support of Kaepernick in the metro-Atlanta area in the upcoming months. […]

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Student health survey results improve

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The most recent results of a student survey indicate a decline in alcohol and drug use at Decatur High School (DHS) and DeKalb County high schools.  The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous self-reported survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Education each year to gauge student habits in and out of the […]

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Osborne Road drainage project near completion

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Brookhaven is completing its first drainage improvement project on Osborne Road. City officials said the project slightly behind schedule due to weather and other circumstances. “We appreciate the patience and understanding from all of the residents in this area as we finish off these improvements and improve the drainage conditions in the area,” Brookhaven Public […]

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UPDATE: Adams denies sexual harassment allegations

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  “She knows what her big daddy likes.”  Those are the alleged words DeKalb County Commissioner Gregory Adams told another DeKalb official while referring to his district director, Ashlee Wright.     In an interview with The Champion, Wright’s attorney, former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James, said his client has text messages and audio proof […]

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