AP exams remain contested despite recent success

AP exams remain contested despite recent success

Despite recent accomplishments, Advance Placement (AP) exams remain a contested topic in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD). Due to recent district approval for the purchasing of exams, one DeKalb County board of education member, Stan Jester, has contested whether or not the tests warrant tax dollar spending.   AP exams are taken by students […]

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Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Easter sales give clothing sellers reason to welcome spring

Despite the fact that 2016 brings an early Easter with the holiday coming just a week after the first day of spring, consumers are still expected to celebrate with special meals, new spring clothing, gifts, flowers and other purchases, according to a survey recently released by the National Retail Federation (NRF).   Easter spending this […]

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Meals keep seniors in their homes

Meals keep seniors in their homes

Without the food she receives from Meals on Wheels, Barbara Makris said, she would not be able to stay in her home. The Champion rode with Meals on Wheels volunteer Bill Thigpen on March 18 as he delivered meals to several clients, including Makris, who receives six meals a week. “I don’t know what we’d […]

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Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

Lawyer trades state house for courthouse

DeKalb County State Court Judge Mike Jacobs said it was a successful 2015 state legislative session that led to his decision to become a judge. “I don’t think I could have topped the 2015 legislative session in terms of what we accomplished,” Jacobs said. “It would have been a tough act to follow and certainly […]

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Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Committee mulling how to use proposed tax revenue

Meetings are under way on how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars from a tax county officials hope voters approve in December. The proposed tax is a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that would be used to fund capital projects. County officials say the proposed 1 percent SPLOST would generate more than […]

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County breaks ground on new animal shelter

County breaks ground on new animal shelter

DeKalb County is taking animal care to a new level with the construction of a $8.6 million animal shelter in Chamblee. Animal rights advocates celebrated as DeKalb officials broke ground March 16 on the 33,440-square-foot facility. “It’s the culmination of about 10 years of efforts by grassroots organizations to get the shelter [built],” said Greg […]

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SWD track relay team leading nation

SWD track relay team leading nation

After winning a state title last season, members of the Southwest DeKalb High Schools boys’ track-and-field team had their eyes set on more than just repeating as state champions this year. They have their eyes set on winning a national title while breaking records along the way. Southwest DeKalb’s 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay […]

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Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Gilbert named Gatorade state boys basketball player of the year

Alterique Gilbert received another basketball honor March 17 when he was named one of the the Gatorade Georgia Boys Basketball Players of the Year. The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 basketball season. Each winner must also demonstrate high academic achievement and […]

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