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Lucky number 13: Marist wins 13th state baseball title with comeback

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Just as in Game 2, the Marist War Eagles found themselves down in Game 3. And just as Game 2 ended with a comeback win for Marist, so did Game 3. The War Eagles came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat region 7-AAAA rival Blessed Trinity 4-3 in the final game of the Class […]

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Mosque welcomes visitors to explore its grandeur

Floor-to-ceiling artwork is infused in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi including marble columns with inlay of floral designs. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an ultra-modern city dominated by sleek contemporary skyscrapers and mind-blowing mega-malls, entertainment complexes, international hotels, lavish homes. In the midst of all this is a religious site that may outshine them all—Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. It is a vast property with stunning architectural designs built […]

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DeKalb school district to raise property tax

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Public hearings detail $1 billion budget, maintaining 23.38 millage rate   As part of a proposed $1 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) announced its intent to increase property taxes by more than 5 percent. Legally required notices sent to The Champion indicate DCSD plans to keep its millage […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooter

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Brookhaven police is searching for a gunman who killed a 26-year-old in an apartment complex. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Development taking shape after signing tenants

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A Decatur-based development is beginning to take shape after S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, signed its first tenants.  North Decatur Square, located at Church Street and North Decatur Road, signed some of its first tenants including Avalon Nail Spa, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Club Pilates, gusto! Wood Fire Grill, Hollywood Feed, […]

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Avondale police notify residents of summer crime spike

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Summer break has begun in DeKalb County, which means police departments are preparing for the annual summer crime spike. Avondale Estates Police Chief Lynn Thomas released an emailed message to residents May 23 to expect an increase in crime during the summer months. “As stated in previous summer letters, we must always remember that crime […]

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Judge upholds Governor’s investigation into Sheriff Mann

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  DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann made his first court appearance after allegedly exposing himself to an officer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on May 6.   Mann and his attorney, Noah Pines, appeared in a Fulton County Superior Court on May 31 to request halting Gov. Nathan Deal‘s executive order to investigate the sheriff under […]

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North Georgia’s Currahee Club in a class by itself

The iconic bronze statue of a Native American warrior greets guests at the entryway to the sports complex. Photo by John Hewitt

In the language of the Cherokee, “Currahee” means “stands alone.” In the competitive world of golf resort communities, Currahee Club lives up to its name; it stands alone at the top of many best-of lists. Currahee Club—one of the nation’s top golf and resort properties—is located a couple of hours north of Atlanta in the […]

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