35 years of MARTA History

Sheriff candidates participate in forum

Mitchell, Smith, Maddox, Collins, Hughes, Mann, Golden

by Justin Beaudrot   DeKalb County is abounding with debates, forums, meet-and-greets and other gathering ahead of the May 20 primary election. On April 28, The Champion Newspaper hosted its own forum for sheriff candidates. There are eight candidates vying for the sheriff’s position in the upcoming special election to fill the seat vacated by […]

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Task force remembers those killed as result of domestic violence

Residents and members of the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force gathered to remember those who have fallen victim to violent crimes involving domestic violence. Photos by Daniel Beauregard

Residents, domestic violence survivors and members of the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force gathered by the gazebo in front of the old DeKalb County Courthouse to honor victims of domestic violence. Solicitor General Sherry Boston said since 2012, there have been 21 deaths as the result of domestic violence. Boston also said that those […]

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Advisory board to present animal shelter proposals to commissioners


An advisory board comprised of DeKalb County residents and animal advocates has released an opinion urging the Board of Commissioners to approve a new shelter that will be “sensitive to cost constraints” and keeping capacity and animal care in mind. The DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement Advisory Board presented several options to interim DeKalb […]

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Soccer state playoffs underway

The Soccer state playoffs began this week. Lakeside’s Diego Gonzalez (no. 15) will help lead Lakeside to a state championship.

Seventeen soccer teams from DeKalb County are vying for a state championship as the state playoffs are underway. The first round began April 29 with Druid Hills boys, who hosted Hillgrove in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Hallford Stadium. In Class AAAAA, Tucker boys traveled to Gainesville and Dunwoody traveled to Clark Central. Region […]

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Agnes Scott wins GSAC Championship

Casey Arnold (No. 16) hit 3-of-3 including a double and scored two runs and two RBIs.

The Agnes Scott softball team won the Great South Athletic Conference Championship (GSAC) April 27 with a 14-9 win over Finlandia University. The Scotties entered the double-elimination tournament as the No. 1 seed and started with an 8-0 win over Wesleyan April 25 and a 3-2 win over Finlandia April 26. Agnes Scott started the […]

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Beehive keeps local designers busy and prosperous

Beehive owner Malene Davis shows items from Mr. Sogs Creatures, one of the stores within a store at Beehive. Photo by Kathy Mitchell

Often when shoppers think of a boutique that sells handmade, one-of-a-kind designer items, they think of a place where only the well-to-do can afford to shop. Malene Davis has set out to change that. Atlanta’s original Beehive Boutique followed the high-end model and was on the brink of failing when Davis took over the business. […]

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Donations, volunteers needed to complete Fairington Park

Donations and volunteers are needed to build a playground at Fairington Park as part of the “Raise the Park” project.

After a year and five months of work, the Fairington Park improvement project will be completed May 14 with the building of a playground. The project began in December 2012 with the “Raise the Park,” during which volunteers from Healing Hearts of Families USA Ministries, Home Depot at Wesley Chapel, the Fairington Community Association, Friends […]

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Brookhaven city council defers votes on 911-call charge


The Brookhaven City Council deferred a vote that would charge 911 callers up to $1.50 per month if the call is made inside city limits. The city council voted March 25 to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm). All 911 calls made from a cellphone or landline phone in Brookhaven […]

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