Spanish language program under threat of reduction

9Champion Newspaper

City Schools of Decatur considers fewer instruction hours Despite serving as a reference for education professionals, opposition from parents and concern from board members, City Schools of Decatur (CSD) may proceed with reducing its Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES) program in grades K-3. “You have such a spotlight in your Spanish program,” said Georgia […]

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Saints capture region track championship

7Champion Newspaper

Defending Class AAA state champions Cedar Grove Saints rallied from a six-point deficit to overtake Westminster 181-169 for the Region 5-AAA track title on April 17 at Westminster.  Westminster held a 70-64 lead after field events held on April 15, despite three gold medals by the Saints.  Cedar Grove’s Raquan Bonner won the high jump […]

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Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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Ossoff, Handel claim special election runoff

3Champion Newspaper

Large margin of victory for GA-06 Dem offset by Republican frontrunner Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are set to go head-to-head in a runoff election following results for on April 18.  Ossoff and Handel emerged as the two frontrunner candidates out of a field of 18—one by a large margin, the other by […]

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DeKalb voters confused during special election

A DeKalb voter registration official said thousands of people were turned away after finding out they did not live in District 6 to be able to vote.

Anyone who listened to the radio or watched television leading up to the April 18 District 6 special election likely heard advertisements stressing the importance of residents getting to the polls and voting.  Some DeKalb residents took that message quite literally, which resulted in confusion on Election Day.  Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and […]

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Much to marvel at in fascinating Dubai

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Gleaming towers of steel and glass, mega shopping malls as well as traditional marketplaces and unique attractions await visitors to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a fascinating mix of traditional culture (Muslim men in traditional white robes and women covered head to toe in black), ultra-modern design in everything from buildings to median […]

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Tucker advances in state tennis playoffs

14Champion Newspaper

The Tucker Tigers tennis teams had the brooms out literally and figuratively for their first-round playoff match. Both the boys and girls’ teams swept Brunswick 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs April 17 at Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center. Before Tucker swept Brunswick, event officials had to sweep the […]

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SPLOST talk heats up in DeKalb

DeKalb County commissioners discussed the possibility of new provisions for SPLOST under Senate Bill 156 at the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners legislative retreat April 14.

A few months after the word “tolled” derailed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum in DeKalb County, commissioners are now revisiting the issue and hope to talk with constituents about SPLOST in the upcoming months.  Commissioners, county officials and residents are awaiting the governor’s signature on two bills that would affect SPLOST […]

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