OPINION: Childish behavior sets bad examples

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

The recent riff between Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis is just plain wrong at so many levels and sets bad examples of acceptable behavior by those who are in leadership positions. Lewis had every right to boycott the inauguration and to believe that the Russians played a part in the election of the president. […]

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County officials, residents ready for ‘new day in DeKalb’

New names are pictured on the DeKalb County Government building in downtown Decatur. Among the new names are CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Gregory Adams and Commissioner Steve Bradshaw. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  When his schedule allows, newly elected DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, representing District 4, heads to the gym promptly at 5 a.m. four times a week. However, his gym schedule has been a little sporadic lately. Bradshaw, who defeated former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, said he’s still getting adjusted to taking office. […]

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School climate high in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County district, City Schools of Decatur schools rank high in quality of life Seven DeKalb County School District (DCSD) campuses and four City Schools of Decatur (CSD) schools have scored the highest possible rating on a recent school climate survey. Since the 2013-2014 school year, the Georgia Department of Education has calculated a school […]

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Boys & Girls Club director honored

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DeKalb commissioners commend Brandon Riley for service Family, friends, coworkers, community members and the parents he serves joined East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club executive director Brandon Riley at the Jan. 10 board of commissioners meeting in DeKalb County for an official recognition and honor. Riley recently finished his first year as executive director after […]

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DeKalb theater companies plan to make audiences laugh and cry in 2017

DeKalb officer allegedly leaks nude photos

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    A DeKalb County Police officer is accused of releasing nude photos of an acquaintance on social media platforms. Audrey Francisquini reportedly hacked into an acquaintance’s social media account and posted nude photos of the accuser and was charged by police in connection with the incident. On Dec. 30 last year, the accuser said […]

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‘A discourse on brotherly love’

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Local author discusses Resurrecting Abel, his latest book discussing lack of ‘fraternal love’ According to local author Marcus Johnson Jr., one of the first steps in addressing problems in the African-American community is addressing a lack of respect. Johnson released his second book, Resurrecting Abel: A Discourse on Brotherly Love, on Jan. 6. The 45-page […]

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Players ready to shine this baseball season

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Some DeKalb County high school baseball players are going into the 2017 season with high hopes and state playoffs on their minds. Seven DeKalb County School District teams—Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Redan, Southwest DeKalb and Tucker—as well as Decatur, Marist and St. Pius X all made the playoffs last season. St. Pius was the […]

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