New crop of veggie lovers sprouting thanks to school garden

Collards, kale, Swiss chard are among the winter vegetables growing in the garden at Stoneview Elementary School. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

  Eight-year-old Jackie Lozoya used to hate cabbage. Now she likes it. Dadrianna White, 10, wasn’t a fan of cauliflower, but put it on her plate today and she’ll gobble it up. Jamir Grady, 9, recently gave two thumbs up to a blueberry/collard smoothie that he tasted for the first time. Lozoya, White and Grady […]

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Bling! Bling!

The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their state championship rings Jan. 24.

Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team receives state championship rings   The Southwest DeKalb High School Lady Panthers basketball team got some new hardware Jan. 24. The 2016 Southwest DeKalb girls’ basketball team received their rings during halftime of the boys’ game. The Lady Panthers won the Class AAAAA state champion last March after defeating Winder-Barrow […]

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Programs available for DeKalb students

Rep. Hank Johnson serves the 4th Congressional District of Georgia and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which awards scholarships and opportunities to students in DeKalb County. File photo

Six exclusive programs are available to DeKalb County students thanks to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s involvement in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). On Jan. 24, Johnson’s office announced the deadline for four scholarships, an internship program and a study abroad program in the Far East. The scholarships include the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts […]

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Tucker officials address residents’ concerns at town hall meeting

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Hundreds of Tucker residents packed the Tucker Middle School cafeteria Jan. 24 to ask the Tucker mayor and city council questions about various topics at a town hall meeting.   Topics discussed included development, traffic, code enforcement and the city’s strategy to take over management of the parks. The meeting came a day after the […]

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Larry Johnson pushing for new city

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District 3 DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson, whose district covers the southwest region of the county, hopes his new proposed city will help the residents in the area. In a regular board of commissioners meeting, Johnson unveiled his idea for the new proposed city—to be named Prosperity. The region would cover roughly 150,000 residents and […]

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GBI busts eight Decatur businesses

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Eight warrants served to businesses along Glenwood Road for commercial gambling Eight gas stations along Glenwood Road in Decatur have been served warrants from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) after the businesses were found to house illegal gambling operations. According to a release, the Commercial Gambling Unit of the GBI executed warrants at Glenwood […]

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OPINION: Childish behavior sets bad examples

John Hewitt's Opinion Piece for Champion Newspaper

The recent riff between Donald Trump and Congressman John Lewis is just plain wrong at so many levels and sets bad examples of acceptable behavior by those who are in leadership positions. Lewis had every right to boycott the inauguration and to believe that the Russians played a part in the election of the president. […]

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County officials, residents ready for ‘new day in DeKalb’

New names are pictured on the DeKalb County Government building in downtown Decatur. Among the new names are CEO Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Gregory Adams and Commissioner Steve Bradshaw. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  When his schedule allows, newly elected DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw, representing District 4, heads to the gym promptly at 5 a.m. four times a week. However, his gym schedule has been a little sporadic lately. Bradshaw, who defeated former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, said he’s still getting adjusted to taking office. […]

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