35 years of MARTA History

Tucker Business Association speaker shares tips for building small business success

At a Tucker Business Association meeting, consulting firm head Terri Teague urges business owners to be the absolute best at what they do.

Early in her years in the work force, Terri Teague said, it never occurred to her that “you can earn money without having a boss.” Now, in her business, New Biz Team, she not only works without a boss, she also advises other business owners. While many of Teague’s clients are small businesses, her Atlanta-based […]

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Movie filmed in downtown Decatur

Lila and Eve set

Decatur residents may see parts of downtown Decatur in the upcoming film Lila and Eve. Movie production and film crews were filming at different locations in the city Jan. 22 and 23. Movie trucks were parked at Decatur First Methodist Church Jan. 22 and people from the production were seen setting up lights and other […]

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Boys’ basketball Tucker on verge of championship run

The Tucker Tigers boys’ basketball team started the season with a 15-2 record and currently sits third in the region 6-AAAAA standings.

In 2007, the Tucker High School boys’ basketball team started the season 16-1 and finished the season as the Class AAAA state champions. This year’s team has gone 15-1 through Jan. 16 and is hoping to have the same results as the 2007 team. Tucker head coach James Hartry said this team reminds him of […]

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Couple opens dance school in Avondale Estates

DeKalb County natives Robert and Jennifer Mason opened City Gate Dance Training School, a classical ballet training school in Avondale Estates. The school trains students ages 10 to 18 to become professional dancers.

  Metro Atlanta is filled with talented dancers and many of them move to New York City to join a dance company to expand their careers. Robert and Jennifer Mason wanted to change that. The Masons, who are experienced dancers and DeKalb County natives, founded City Gate Dance Theater Company in January 2011. The Masons […]

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DeKalb school district off probation

DeKalb County Board of Education members Jim McMahan, Melvin Johnson and Superintendent Michael Thurmond applaud the district’s improved accreditation status at a Jan. 21 meeting. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Accrediting agency AdvancED announced Jan. 21 that the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is no longer on accreditation probation, which it was placed on last year after a visit from the agency. AdvancED, the parent corporation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, announced the district has made significant improvements and has been placed […]

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Active living a hit with adults

Decatur Active Living hosted a New Class Expo to inform the community of new classes for adults at the Decatur Recreation Center. Photos by Travis Hudgons

More than 100 adults attended the New Class Expo Jan. 11 to learn about and sign up for new classes that Decatur Recreation Center offers. Decatur Active Living has added 10 new active and enrichment classes for adults to the list of activities at the recreation center. There are now 30 classes available for adults. […]

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Exercising her options: The dancing Michele Runge once did for fun has become her ‘real job’

Michele Runge still sometimes teaches classes at her Decatur studio. Such equipment as balls, handheld weights and resistance bands complete the one-hour workout. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Fresh out of college, Michele Runge decided she needed to reduce expenses and increase her income. She first thought of dropping her Jazzercise membership and getting a second job. She really didn’t want to give up Jazzercise, so she opted instead to apply for a franchise. “I went through the training process, and became a […]

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Clarkston swears in new mayor

From left, Ted Terry stands with Andrea Cervone while being sworn in as mayor of Clarkston. Visit www.facebook.com/championnewspaper for additional pictures. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Residents and officials celebrated the swearing in of new Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry Jan. 7, who replaces outgoing Mayor Emmanuel Ransom. “It doesn’t matter if you have lived here for 45 years or newly arrived from a far off land 45 days ago—all are welcome in our city,” Terry said. “During my campaign for mayor […]

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