DeKalb candidates fail to take state executive positions


DeKalb residents running for state executive offices did not fare well in the Nov. 4 general election. According to results at The Champion’s press time, Sen. Jason Carter,of Decatur, a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal lost the race 56 percent to 41 percent. In the lieutenant governor race, former DeKalb County commissioner […]

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Commission seat goes to runoff


The Nov. 4 general election ended with a DeKalb County seat still up for grabs. Voters in District 1 will have to go to the polls again to decide who will be the new county commissioner for the district. For the district 1 county commissioner seat, Holmes Pyles and Nancy Jester will head to a runoff. […]

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From butcher to TV chef

Jim Stacy, owner of Pallookaville in Avondale Estates, has created his own travel cooking show, Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy, which premiered Oct. 17.

Since he was a child, Jim Stacy knew he was going to be a chef. Stacy comes from a family of cooks. “Everyone in our family cooked,” he said. “Someone in our family, kids‒wise, was going to end up cooking for a living, it was just a matter of whom. It somehow stuck with me.” […]

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OPINION: And you are part of the solution

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Answers to some of the more recent Ebola prevention FAQs have been inconsistent. Facts are facts and our public health officials need to also admit what they don’t know. I share these thoughts, not to cause panic or fear, but to raise awareness and cause us all sufficient pause that we simply pay greater attention to detail […]

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Racing for home Pigeon racing alive and well

Mohommod Shabjahan has a passion for racing pigeons. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Soaring over a neighborhood in southwest DeKalb County, a flock of birds majestically circle one way, then change direction and make loops around a home heading in the opposite direction. These are no ordinary birds. They are pigeons—specifically homing pigeons, and on this Wednesday afternoon they are on an exercise run. On the ground is […]

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Book festival offers something for everyone

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                    Authors from around the country will descend on Dunwoody for two weeks of meet and greets, conversations, panel discussions and even hands-on craft activities. The 23rd edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA brings more than 40 authors to the Marcus Jewish Community Center […]

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OPINION: An Ebola czar? Are you kidding me?

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“It may make sense for us to have one person in part just so that after this initial surge of activity we can have a more regular process to make sure we’re crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s.  If I appoint somebody, I’ll let you know.” – President Barack Obama, in his […]

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Aruba beckons to be daring

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There’s something about being on vacation—especially in an exotic location that opens us up to trying new things. This was true for me during a recent quick trip to Aruba. I embraced the opportunity to try two new experiences—beach tennis and paddle board yoga. The upscale and expansive 410-room Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino […]

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