35 years of MARTA History

Marist, St. Pius win tennis state titles

Marist boys’ and girls’ tennis teams swept the Class AAAA tennis championship.

It was a sweep for the Marist tennis program as both boys’ and girls’ teams won the Class AAAA state tennis title May 10. Marist boys won their 14th state title in school history with a 3-1 win over River Ridge. The no. 2 doubles team of Eric Thompson and Chris Bertasi clinched the title […]

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Cedar Grove improves depth chart for 2014 football season


The 2013 season for the Cedar Grove Saints football team ended on a higher note than previous seasons with the team winning its first playoff game since 2010. The team is heading into its second season under head coach Jermaine Smith and after its spring game on May 16, Smith saw a few things from […]

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Three school board seats to be decided in runoff election


For the second time in two years, Marshall Orson has defeated Don McChesney for the DeKalb County School Board District 2 seat. Orson, the incumbent for District 2, received 60.95 percent of votes to McChesney’s 30.95 percent from 25 precincts. In 2012, Orson unseated McChesney with 61.65 percent of the votes to McChesney’s 38.19 percent. […]

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Teacher partners with Panola Mountain State Park for honey bee preservation

David Shipp, a local beekeeper for DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts’ Beekeeping Club, demonstrates a bee box at Panola Mountain State Park. Photo provided

A partnership between Panola Mountain State Park and a teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts will result in more than 100 acres of park land being used for the preservation and keeping of honeybees. Rozalyn Todd, a gifted/discovery teacher at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts (DESA), has been keeping bees for the […]

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Incumbents lead results in primary election


Super District 7 Commissioner Stan Watson was optimistic late on May 20 after 112 of 189 precincts had been counted in the May general primary and special election. Watson, a former state representative, had a significant lead over Gregory Adams, a pastor and former DeKalb County Police officer. Watson had 65.69 percent of the votes, […]

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Mann comes in ahead; sheriff’s race goes to runoff


  Residents will have to wait another two months for a new sheriff after a close race forced a runoff election between incumbent Sheriff Jeff Mann and former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones. By press time, with 112 out of 189 precincts reporting, Mann led with 39 percent of the overall vote with Jones trailing […]

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Commissioner says all county purchasing cards should be audited


Editor’s note: The Champion looks at the purchasing card use of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and those of other select P-card holders.   An April 2010 internal audit of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners determined that five of the seven commissioners “did not fully comply” with the county’s purchasing card (P-card) policies […]

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Local parent recognized for extraordinary motherhood

LaTasha Clark, a mother of 15 children, was awarded the Extraordinary Mom award at the Medtech Atlanta-DeKalb campus. Campus President Ben Simms, left, presented the award in front of her class. Photo by Lauren Ramsdell

All mothers are extraordinary. But one local mom has made motherhood her mission. LaTasha Clark is the mother of 15 children–four biological, seven adopted and four fostered. While she is new to the area, having recently moved here from Alabama, she was recognized May 22 with the Extraordinary Mom Award at the Medtech College Atlanta-DeKalb […]

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