Tucker holds first city council meeting

Tucker holds first city council meeting

Tucker has begun official city business after holding its first city council meeting March 15 at Tucker High School. Mayor Frank Auman and the four elected council members of districts 1 and 3 went over with the 30 residents in attendance how a council meeting operates and went through 16 agenda items, including adopting the […]

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Movers and Shakers: DeKalb students win State Tech Fair

Movers and Shakers: DeKalb students win State Tech Fair

Two DeKalb County high school students’ recent accomplishments seem to demonstrate it’s never too early to start pursuing one’s passions. On March 5, Sri Bhat, a senior at Lakeside High School, and Will Wright, a junior at Chamblee Charter High School, traveled to Middle Georgia State University in Macon to compete in the 2016 Georgia […]

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State House passes Stonecrest city bill

State House passes Stonecrest city bill

The proposed city of Stonecrest could be on the May ballot after the bill passed the Georgia House. Senate Bill 208 passed the house March 16 with a 144-17 vote. The bill passed the senate last year. Jason Lary, president of the Stonecrest City Alliance, said it has been a long three years to get […]

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AP exams remain contested despite recent success

AP exams remain contested despite recent success

Despite recent accomplishments, Advance Placement (AP) exams remain a contested topic in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Due to recent district approval for the purchasing of exams, one DeKalb County board of education member, Stan Jester, has contested whether or not the tests warrant tax dollar spending.   AP exams are taken by students […]

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Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Despite the fact that 2016 brings an early Easter with the holiday coming just a week after the first day of spring, consumers are still expected to celebrate with special meals, new spring clothing, gifts, flowers and other purchases, according to a survey recently released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).   Easter spending this […]

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Meals keep seniors in their homes

Meals keep seniors in their homes

Without the food she receives from Meals on Wheels, Barbara Makris said, she would not be able to stay in her home. The Champion rode with Meals on Wheels volunteer Bill Thigpen on March 18 as he delivered meals to several clients, including Makris, who receives six meals a week. “I don’t know what we’d […]

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Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

DeKalb County State Court Judge Mike Jacobs said it was a successful 2015 state legislative session that led to his decision to become a judge. “I don’t think I could have topped the 2015 legislative session in terms of what we accomplished,” Jacobs said. “It would have been a tough act to follow and certainly […]

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Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Meetings are under way on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars from a tax county officials hope voters approve in December. The proposed tax is a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that would be used to fund capital projects. County officials say the proposed 1 percent SPLOST would generate more than […]

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