Time to start hunting for Easter eggs

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Easter is one of the most sacred holidays among Christians with Good Friday and Easter Sunday attracting the faithful to services at churches and outdoor venues. Some of the most widely held traditions of Easter, however, aren’t specifically religious in nature. “The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny reportedly was […]

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A day for women

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Commissioner holds first event Inspired by the movie Hidden Figures, a film chronicling the life stories of a team of Black women mathematicians who served an important role in the early years of the U.S. space program, Commissioner Greg Adams hosted the first Hidden Figures of DeKalb award program. The program highlighted the contributions of […]

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‘Lord don’t let this thing explode’

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DeKalb County resident recalls I-85 bridge collapse incident Decatur resident Christopher Brown, 47, said he’s thanking his lucky stars after driving through Interstate 85 in Atlanta while it was on fire. Brown, leaving a photo shoot, said he arrived just as the fire began. According to reports, the bridge caught fire around 6:30 p.m. At […]

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DeKalb County schools focusing on rerouting, pickup times

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  I-85 collapse places priority on new routes In the wake of the collapse of a section of I-85 in Atlanta, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is addressing transportation issues facing students and teachers in the district. DeKalb County schools were one of the first school districts to announce that all schools would be closed […]

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MARTA providing extra services in wake of I-85 bridge collapse

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Motorists affected by the I-85 bridge collapse in midtown Atlanta can use MARTA as an option as the agency will provide more services for people to a city dealing with what Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said is a worse-case traffic scenario.  “MARTA is providing additional services to accommodate the expected influx of passengers needing to […]

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Carnegie Hall trip demands practice… and funds

Miller Grove High School’s Wind Symphony Orchestra was invited to play at Carnegie Hall following a performance last year and hopes to raise funds to make the April 7 trip memorable. Photo submitted.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice … and a hefty sum of money for travel expenses, one DeKalb County High School music program has learned.  The 54-member Miller Grove High School Wind Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall on April 10. However the band, headed by director […]

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‘DeKalb County’s soul is at stake’

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  Former board of ethics member speaks out   Longtime DeKalb County resident and former DeKalb Board of Ethics member Scott Bonder said he needed to resign to notify residents that DeKalb’s ethics board is in danger.  Bonder, in an exclusive interview with The Champion, said he resigned from the board of ethics due to […]

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Lakeside boys, Miller Grove girls top high school track-and-field competition

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The Lakeside boys’ track-and-field team keeps its ‘best in DeKalb County’ crown for another year, while the Miller Grove girls’ team reclaimed its crown.  Lakeside won its second consecutive county track-and-field title March 27 at Godfrey Stadium. Lakeside claimed the title after scoring 92 points. Arabia Mountain finished second with 80 points, followed by Cedar […]

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