St. Pius state champions for a fourth consecutive time

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Junior midfielder Caroline Orman had gone a few games without scoring a goal, according to Coach Sara Schmitt. “We’ve been waiting and waiting,” Schmitt said. “She hit the crossbar—[in the semifinals] she literally hit the crossbar four times. We felt like this was going to be the game and it was.” Orman scored two goals, […]

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DeKalb NAACP clarifies E-SPLOST comments

DeKalb NAACP clarifies E-SPLOST comments

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) DeKalb Branch recently issued a press release clarifying comments on the upcoming E-SLOST vote. On April 19, DeKalb’s NAACP president John Evans wrote a letter to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Superintendent Stephen Green requesting “a project list or criteria” for how the incoming $500 […]

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Welcoming signs: Doraville to spend $152K on signage

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Those driving in Doraville can expect to see new city signage within the next few weeks. Doraville’s city council recently approved a $152,100 purchase for 10 new welcome signs. Six of the signs will be stone columns while the remaining four will be aluminum. “This is something that’s been worked on for quite some time,” […]

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County schools improve in recent college prep scores

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The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has shown improvement in college preparedness in a scoresheet released by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE). On May 3, the DOE released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for the 2014-2015 school year. The CCRPI score is made up of progress points, achievement points and achievement […]

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Cedar Grove, Southwest DeKalb go back-to-back with track state titles

Southwest DeKalb won its second consecutive state track and field title and 10th overall.

Cedar Grove and Southwest DeKalb boys’ track-and-field teams repeated as state champions for second consecutive year on May 14 at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson. The Cedar Grove Saints ran away with the Class AAA state title with 74 points, 35 more points than runner-up Blessed Trinity. It was the second overall title for the Saints […]

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Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Some Kroger stores now have self-service tag renewal

Now customers shopping for milk, eggs and bread can renew their automobile tags in the same grocery store. Some Georgia Kroger stores, including those at Embry Village and on North Decatur Road, have partnered with the DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Office to provide self-service tag renewal kiosks inside the stores.  “These are ideal for those […]

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New vendor to provide lifeguards at Browns Mill pool

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A new contractor has been chosen to provide lifeguard services at a DeKalb County-owned aquatic facility that came under scrutiny last year after a near drowning. On April 26 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the contract for Stand Guard Aquatics of Alpharetta to provide lifeguard and pool services at Browns Mill Family Aquatic […]

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Ex-judge tries to unseat incumbent State Court judge

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compiled by Andrew Cauthen andrew@dekalbchamp.com   A former traffic and State Court judge wants to unseat an incumbent State Court judge who has been on the bench for six years. Roderick Bridges, an attorney and former State Court judge, is running against State Court judge Dax Lopez. The two will face each other in the […]

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