OPINION: Political strike-out

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

In 2008 a relative political newcomer who had served three terms in the Illinois Senate and one term as a US Senator, was elected the 44th President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination against former first lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in what to many was […]

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Newest restaurant in Mexican chain comes to Tucker

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Founded and headquartered in Denver, Colo., Chipotle Mexican Grill now has many fans in Georgia, especially in metropolitan Atlanta, according to company marketing strategist Mark Pilkington. Chipotle, which opened its first restaurant in 1993, on Feb. 2 opened its latest Atlanta area restaurant in Tucker. It joins other DeKalb stores in Northlake, downtown Decatur, North […]

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Brookhaven approves Dresden Village development

The Brookhaven City Council approved the proposed Dresden Village mixed-use development, which will be built along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive.

  The Brookhaven City Council voted unanimously Jan. 24 to approve the proposed Dresden Village development. The future mixed-use development will sit on 3.73 acres along Dresden Drive between Caldwell Road and Parkside Drive. The council approved the project with 31 conditions. Before the council’s vote, supporters of the project and Timothy “J.R.” Connolly II, […]

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DeKalb Schools superintendent speaks on diversity

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DeKalb County School District superintendent Stephen Green released a statement on diversity Jan. 30 addressing the district’s position in the current political climate. Green said he wanted to “make sure all our principals and teachers clearly understand” the district’s position, specifically regarding immigrants and refugees. “We are hearing a lot of conversation right now, some […]

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#Giveaway: UniverSoul Circus

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  Hello DeKalb! The Champion Newspaper is pleased to partner with UniverSoul Circus in a ticket giveaway for the Sunday, February 19th show @ 12:30pm.  We are giving away 3 (three) sets of 4  tickets and 1 (one) set of 2 tickets! All you have to do to enter if follow the instructions on the […]

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Challenge issued

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Decatur firefighters issue planking challenge to promote healthy lifestyle Firefighters with Decatur Fire and Rescue Department said they are always up for a challenge, but instead of fighting fires the department has a different challenge in mind. Recently, officials in the department decided to issue a fitness challenge to Decatur residents. The challenge, issued using […]

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Controversy surrounds SWD football coach hiring

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Former Miller Grove High School football coach Damien Wimes was named the new Southwest DeKalb High School football coach. Wimes, a 1991 graduate of Southwest DeKalb, was introduced to the players, parents and alumni respectively at the school Feb. 9 for meet and greet sessions. He coached at Miller Grove for six seasons, accumulating a […]

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83 players sign on National Signing Day

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As in years prior, National Signing Day 2017 was a success in DeKalb County. Eighty-three players from DeKalb public and private schools and Decatur High School signed letters of intent Feb. 1 during the “national holiday.” As usual, DeKalb has several four- and three-star recruits who signed with Division I schools, including Cedar Grove offensive […]

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