FREEPRESS WWW.CHAMPIONNEWSPAPER.COM • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 • VOL. 14, NO. 30 • FREE • A PUBLICATION OF ACE III COMMUNICATIONS • Serving East Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Tucker and Stone Mountain. Family of missing Lithonia woman keeps hope alive by Andrew Cauthen McLeod called a niece who firstname.lastname@example.org then called and sent a text B message to Shawndell. When the adicea McLeod knew niece received no answer, she something was wrong when went to Shawndell’s house and her 35-year-old daughter found the home locked up, with did not call her on Sept. 25. the car missing and a newspaper “Normally she would call in,” in the driveway. McLeod said. “She would check “When my niece called in with me every day, [sometimes] Shawndell’s employer, the family two or three times a day.” was told she was ‘no call, no DeKalb County Police show.’” are looking for Shawndell “And that’s not Shawndell,” her McLeod, who was last seen at mother said. approximately 12:15 a.m. on When the family reported Sunday, Sept. 25, by a male friend Shawndell missing hours after at her home on Golod Way in they discovered her disappearance, Lithonia. McLeod said, she was told by an McLeod was scheduled to be at investigator that it was too soon to work at 3 a.m., but never arrived. file a missing persons report. Police have found her 2011 “If she didn’t want to be WHYIS SHE Nissan in the metro Atlanta area, bothered, she would tell me, WHYIS SHE but would not say exactly where. ‘Well, Mommy, I don’t want to be Her family believes that she is in bothered but I’m OK,’” McLeod danger. said. “Most time, if she’s got a “Where they found the car, problem, she would come to my SO HAPPY ? she would never go to that area,” house and stay.” HYIS SHE SO HAPPY ? said McLeod, who last saw her Approximately six years daughter on Sept. 23. ago, Shawndell moved out of “She comes very often,” her mother’s Stone Mountain McLeod said. “She visits me very Shawndell McLeod, left, 35, of Lithonia, has been missing since Sept. 25, after be- home and began working as the often.” head cook at Life Care Center HAPPY ? ing a “no call, no show” at a Gwinnett job. She also missed a planned meal at the But, on Sept. 25, Shawndell did Stone Mountain home of her mother, Badicea McLeod. Photo by Andrew Cauthen of Gwinnett, a nursing home in not check in with her mother. She Lawrenceville. Recently, she was supposed to have lunch at her didn’t call me?’ So I called her. nap. When McLeod awoke, her started an extra job working part- WHYIS SHE mother’s house that day. And when I called her, it went daughter still had not arrived. time at Unihealth Post Acute Care At 2 p.m. when there was no straight to her voice mail.” “Then I started to get worried. I in Brookhaven. word from her daughter, McLeod McLeod assumed her daughter said, ‘This is not Shawndell. She’s Born in Guyana, South called her. had gone to the gym and would supposed to call me and she didn’t America, Shawndell came to the “I said, ‘How come Shawndell stop by later, so she took a call me.’” SO HAPPY ? United States at age 13 with her See Missing on Page 15A International festival hopes to spark economic development by Robert Naddra 2-8 p.m. at the General Motors possibility off sparking economic genres. Admission to the event email@example.com plant in Doraville, highlights the development, Watson sees the is free, with fees for food and multi-ethnic population of DeKalb event as a way to promote the beverages. Imagine a festival that County. Watson said the event diverse culture within the county Proceeds from the event will celebrates the food, music and can be a boost to the county’s and to showcase the on-the-market benefit the Police Athletic League culture of countries in Asia, economic development and GM site. and the DeKalb Police Alliance. Africa, the Caribbean and beyond. tourism. “This is a great opportunity Watson, along with DeKalb County commissioner Stan “We have such a diverse for people to come in and taste County CEO Burrell Ellis, Watson has such a vision and has community,” Watson said. “I different foods, and see the honorary chairwoman Liane garnered support from DeKalb thought ‘what can we do to different cultures and diversity Levitan and Doraville Mayor County, the county’s Convention showcase economic development represented in the county,” Watson Donna Pittman, among other and Visitors Bureau and Chamber and tourism?’ Maybe the said. officials, toured the former GM of Commerce, and the city of international market is where we Visitors to the festival will site on Oct. 7. Doraville. need to go.” gets her news updates online from the The Champion. Because she gets her news updates online from the The[the Because she be able to sample food from “Any positive attention Champion. 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Heery then tract seemed unfair and said, he had a new respect for the ed efforts to avoid disclosing firstname.lastname@example.org sued the DeKalb County “It’s not a fair contract, but complexity of the case. documents directly related School System for $400,000 they negotiated it.” Lawyers “I think that there were, to the civil case, as well as DeKalb County Supe- it said the system still owed for the construction firm and are, legitimate reasons information regarding the rior Court Judge Clarence them. The school system also claimed K&S had prior for us to have brought this pending criminal trials of Seeliger denied a motion then countersued for $100 knowledge of a pending case but I don’t think that Pope and Lewis. made by attorneys for con- million, alleging fraud and criminal case involving for- anybody on either side “The issues involving struction firm claiming that the mer Superintendent Craw- thought that it would reach discovery, I also agree with. Heery/Mitchell company misman- ford Lewis and Pope, which this many years,” Bowen There has been a lot of to disqualify aged projects. would impact the civil case. said. stonewalling in this case,” DeKalb County A spokesperson Grantham argued that Seeliger said mediation Seeliger said. School System’s for Heery denies because K&S attorneys had was an option but both par- David Rubinger, a (DCSS) legal the claims and prior knowledge, they were ties had to show interest in spokesman for Heery Inter- counsel, King contends that the witnesses in both the crimi- coming to an agreement. The national, said that “the judge and Spalding, on real reason the nal and civil trial and their judge has ordered mediation made his feelings known to- Oct. 12. company was fired role of advocate as well as before but no agreement was day and besides that we have “I believe that was because then witness would violate the reached. Seeliger said this no other comment.” it is necessary for Chief Operations Georgia Rules of Profes- was a case that “would most King and Spald- Officer Pat Pope sional Conduct. likely have to go to trial.” ing to continue Seeliger wanted to award School Board Chairman Heery attorneys also because the cost the contracts to Tom Bowen said he was claimed that during a six- of replacing people she had relieved the school system month discovery period, them would be prohibitive,” connections with. didn’t have to start over and K&S lawyers and school Seeliger said. To date, the school sys- find new lawyers but that system officials made repeat- www.MyPigeonForge.com Heery/Mitchell Attorney tem has spent close to $18.7 Mark Grantham argued million in its lawsuit against that King and Spalding Heery/Mitchell, with an ad- (K&S) has a direct interest in ditional $19 million accrued the outcome of the case due in unpaid legal fees. to what Grantham described “The contract of represen- as an unusual contingency tation is unconscionable in fee. that it provides the lawyers The construction firm with the right to an excessive managed the school system’s fee well above 50 percent SPLOST account from 2002- depending on certain sce- 06. In 2006 the school sys- narios,” Grantham said. tem terminated the company Seeliger agreed with citing overbilling and ques- Heery attorneys that the con- CITY OF CHAMBLEE – PUBLIC NOTICE Special Election for Sunday Sales Alcohol Referendum Notice is hereby given that the City of Chamblee will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, for the purpose of submitting the question of Sunday package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits to the electors of the City of Chamblee for approval or rejection. The question on the ballot will read as follows: ( ) Yes Shall the governing authority of Chamblee be authorized to permit and ( ) No regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.? The last day to register and be eligible to vote in these elections will be October 11, 2011. The polls will be open on November 8, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Absentee Voting and Advance Voting will be at the DeKalb County Board of Registrations and Elections facility at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA Monday, th October 17th through Friday, November 4 , 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Absentee ballot applications and voter registration forms may be obtained by contacting the DeKalb elections office at 404-298-4020 or www.co.dekalb.ga.us. Nancy Williams – Chamblee City Clerk/ Municipal Elections Superintendent Page 3A Local News The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Forum gives face to domestic violence by Andrew Cauthen Solicitor-General Sherry email@example.com Boston as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For years, Angeletha Domestic violence Mintah was abused by her “involves men, women, ex-husband. children and the elderly in “It was difficult for me to every possible demographic talk about because I didn’t and in every possible situa- have any bruises …or any tion,” Boston said. “It is not black eyes,” Mintah said. enough for us to gather and Her friends could not see talk about the magnitude of her “black and blue heart.” the problem. We must also “Nor could they see how talk about how we can work this tragedy was torturing together to solve the prob- my family,” Mintah said. lem. The torture came from “It takes the entire com- “I would take the children to Angeletha Mintah, a member of the county’s domestic violence task force, shares her personal experiences of abuse in the home. Photo the bedroom and we would by Andrew Cauthen several times in the face,” and stalking. pray for him. He would be Mercer said. In another case, two vic- “Most people wouldn’t question whether or not yelling, ‘Shut up... Pray for tims who were in a car said the suspect pulled out a gun they would call the police if they got robbed or they wit- and shot the rear passenger nessed a robbery,” Mercer yourself.’” window and tire. “All of this happened said. “Domestic violence should be the same way.” while the 2-year-old was Boston said the goal of - Angeletha Mintah sitting in the middle of the her office is to prevent do- front seat,” Mercer read mestic violence homicides. from the report. “And we’re not always A victim in another inci- successful in doing that,” dent reported that the sus- Boston said. “We’ve had, her “ex-husband’s daily munity to tackle domestic times the bruises are in- pect “threatened to stab her unfortunately, several cases tantrums, ranting and raving violence,” Boston said. side.” mother, said that her mother this year where we’ve seen throughout the house, [and] “From the police officers on DeKalb County Police was going to die, threatened victims in our office that daily cursing out in front of the street, the advocates at Sgt. Marne Mercer, who to cut off her godchild’s were under a temporary pro- the children,” she said. the shelters, to the neighbor works in the special victims limb and threatened to dam- tective order. Unfortunately, “I would take the chil- who’s reluctant to get in- units, said the department age her vehicle,” Mercer the system was not able to dren to the bedroom and volved or the minister who receives more than 8,000 said. protect them. Their batterers we would pray for him,” cares for the congregation, reports each year for domes- “This is the face of do- went on to kill either them Mintah said. “He would be we all have a role, and we tic violence. mestic violence in DeKalb …or to kill their family in yelling, ‘Shut up... Pray for all have a responsibility.” Mercer read excerpts County,” Mercer said. “One an effort to get to them. yourself.” Ayonna Johnson, direc- from seven police reports day generated those reports “That is the one thing To their children, Mintah tor of legal services for the about incidents of domestic in DeKalb County.” that we want to stop,” Bos- said her ex-husband would Women’s Resource Center violence that occurred in a Mercer said domestic vi- ton said. say, “Don’t listen to that to End Domestic Violence, 24-hour period. olence is often not reported Boston said law enforce- stupid b. Come over here said it can be difficult to In one report the fe- because it is described as “a ment officials need the help with me.” spot a victim of domestic male victim stated that family issue or a domestic of family and friends of do- “And that was a nice violence. “during the argument [the dispute.” mestic violence victims. day,” said Mintah, who is a “What do domestic vio- suspect] got in her face “If I walk up to you and “Believe a victim when certified domestic violence lence survivors look like?” and she threatened to call I put a gun to your head and they make an outcry,” Bos- trainer, and has a master’s Johnson asked. “Look to the police,’” Mercer read. I tell you to give me your ton said. “Don’t turn a blind degree in biblical counsel- your right. Look to your The suspect then stated, wallet, we have not had a eye to what you, in fact, are ing and is a member of the left. Look behind you. They “‘You’re going to die before financial transaction,” Mer- observing. DeKalb County task force look like us. the police take me away. cer said. “That is a robbery.” “Too many times after a on domestic violence. “They are the women I’m going to choke you and Mercer said so-called domestic violence fatality, Mintah shared her ex- that we work with every kill you.’” domestic disputes should be the people of the victim’s periences as a victim on day,” Johnson said. “They According to another labeled what they really are: lives connect the dots,” Oct. 14 during a forum on are the women that we talk report the “suspect said, simple assault, battery, false Boston said. “They realize domestic violence spon- to every day. They don’t ‘Look at what you are mak- imprisonment, aggravated everything they’ve seen, but sored by DeKalb County look the part because often ing me do.’ Then hit her assault, terroristic threats now it’s too late.” The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Opinion Page 4A The Newslady All about Harry daughter said he often spoke of teacher lasts a lifetime. It could husband Jack; and son Ray, this me over the years as one of his also be said that the impact of was a man who modeled the good prized students. He also told his great teachers pays forward for life and lived it with love and un- family about the flack he took for several lifetimes. As I reflected on compromising decency, honesty, hiring me and defended his deci- Harry after Sunday’s call that he balance and inclusion. An easy sion by telling his bosses and ev- had transitioned, I was reminded laugh with a great sense of humor eryone else that I was a “natural” again about the sanctity of our was thrown in to round out the and the most qualified. obligation to pay “it” forward. package. Qualified in Harry’s estimation Harry’s investment in me gave I wondered aloud during my was the ability to write, speak, me an incredibly rewarding career remarks how this non-religious think fast on one’s feet and most and helped me prepare my own Armenian was able to survive A memorial service was held importantly get the story as I did children, grandchildren and others and thrive in an environment of last week for my first news direc- not have a journalism degree. He whose lives might have been posi- devout Irish Catholics at Notre tor, an Armenian of immigrant shielded me from the ugly racial tively impacted by some word or Dame. Perhaps it was because this stock by the name of Harry Kev- slurs from inside and outside the deed along this journey. un-churched man tucked the com- orkian, no relation to the famed station. Harry not only taught me Harry Kevorkian taught hun- mandments in his heart and simply suicide doctor. Harry launched the basics of how to put together dreds of students at the Univer- lived them. He spoke that univer- my career in broadcast news and a story and interview techniques, sity of Notre Dame following sal language called love. taught me most of what I know but the importance of listening. He his retirement from WNDU-TV, What a different world this about the business. drilled us with the basic tenets of the NBC affiliate in South Bend would be if there were more Har- He was not a religious man journalism and admonished us, the where my career began. I imagine rys who tear down the walls of by any stretch of the imagination, small staff of all White men and for many of those students it was race, religion and gender and truly but he was an ethical, principled, me, to get it first but get it right. just another really popular class live as if we are one family under extremely fair person who loved Fairness, balance, accuracy and with a really great teacher. Per- God. Harry Kevorkian changed the his family and his fellow man. He ethics were his calling card. haps it will be many years hence face of television news in South took a chance and a lot of heat I’ve learned much from many that they too will come to realize Bend, Ind., and made a profound some 40 years ago when he made during the course of my life. the impact of his tutelage on their difference in my life and so many me the first African-American fe- But I’ve had four really stand- lives. others. His big heart gave in. They male news reporter in South Bend, out teachers. They were my late I was so honored to be one of unplugged the set and the screen Ind. father, Rev. Austin Davis, who the speakers at Harry’s simple, faded to black. Harry was 82. When his older daughter, Gin- taught me of God and life; Ms. but moving, memorial. We raised ni, called me to say her beloved Greer, my fourth grade English a glass of his favorite wine in a Steen Miles, The Newslady, father was at death’s door, the teacher; Harry Kevorkian and the toast to his memory. For his be- is a retired journalist and former news hit like a bolt of lightning. late Rev. George McCalep, my loved wife, Joyce, of 58 years; Georgia state senator. Contact I was touched the family thought pastor and spiritual mentor. daughter Ginni with husband Steen Miles at Steen@dekalb- enough to make me aware. His It is said the impact of a Bruce; daughter Melissa with champ.com. The Champion Free Press, Friday, October 21, 2011 Opinion Page 5A One Man’s Opinion Is it 9-9-9 time? consumption. 2004, and got to know him as a logical GOP front-runner, and the The Social Security payroll contributor to his radio talk show GOP establishment appears to be tax—gone. The capital gains on WSB-AM 750 and now 95.5 consolidating behind him, with New tax—gone. Estate or “death FM. Weekly on Wednesday eve- Jersey Gov. Chris Christie among taxes”—gone. Critics say this tax nings, I joined Herman for Cain his most recent endorsements. burden shift will be regressive, & Crane—Food for Your Brain, But the same night, Herman perhaps hitting the lower middle to discuss hot topics and political picked up the nod of former Sur- class the hardest. trends of the day. The Herman on geon General C. Everett Koop Cain, who was raised from very the radio, TV or YouTube is what and a few days earlier, conserva- humble beginnings, went early on you get. A clear thinking, fast- tive commentator and humorist “How’s that workin’ out for to great business success. He put talking and confident businessman Dennis Miller committed to host- ya?”—GOP presidential contender in time at Coca-Cola, Pillsbury who believes in finding common ing a Cain fundraiser. and entrepreneur Herman Cain and Burger King before asking sense solutions and getting results. There is still a long way to go for the opportunity to turn around Though the GOP presidential between this rocket rise and the Our current and ever-changing Godfather’s Pizza, a struggling field has solidified, their weekly White House, and Cain knows federal income tax code contains restaurant brand heading toward rankings remain volatile. While that. As his fund raising picks up more than 10 million words. The bankruptcy. Cain rallied the sev- Herman began as a self-described steam, Herman is also putting his tax plan being touted by Georgia eral hundred mom and pop franchi- “dark horse” in the back of the book tour on the back burner. He GOP presidential candidate Her- sees, revamped and simplified the pack, his stocks and rankings have senses that just as legions of his man Cain fits neatly on a single 8 Godfather’s menu and then took been steadily rising. Herman leads radio talk listeners loved the fair ½- by 11-inch page. the company private. He went on to the most recent national poll by tax, his 9-9-9 plan and its simplic- In case you have not heard, become president of the National NBC and the Wall Street Journal: ity may be just the ticket to ride, his plan is called “9-9-9.” As Cain Restaurant Association. not only to the heart of the GOP himself repeatedly states, his plan During that tenure you can Herman Cain – 27 percent base, but perhaps more important- is simple to understand, transpar- see an early glimpse of the Her- Mitt Romney – 23 percent ly to independent and non-partisan ent, and largely revenue neutral. man Cain of today, when a young, Rick Perry – 16 percent voters looking for an easier way to Though it may not raise tax rates, well-spoken, corporate executive pay Uncle Sam. and in several cases reduces them, challenges the business mind and Having voted previously in Herman is a comfortably who will pay the bills under 9-9-9 math of then-President Bill Clin- Georgia presidential preference wealthy entrepreneur, with books, does vary greatly. ton during a town hall on health primaries for both parties, I had a popular talk show and all the Simply put, Cain’s plan would care reform, http://www.youtube. long ago decided that on that comforts which success can bring, move our nation to a very simple com/watch?v=vy542UgSelQ first Tuesday in March of 2012, including a loving family and flat tax rate for individuals and And Cain knows a thing or two I would be voting for Herman friends at home in Henry County. corporations. Exemptions, deduc- about health care, having survived Cain. The only thing that has re- Giving up all of that to offer him- tions and itemization all disap- two different stage four cancers. ally changed since then is that I self in service to our country was pear—replaced by a 9 percent per- Herman is a survivor with perhaps will likely now have a lot more not a choice without consequence sonal income tax rate, a 9 percent the most genuine upbeat attitude company. or made lightly. But Herman Cain corporate income tax rate and a 9 of anyone I’ve ever met. Former Massachusetts Gov. is not in this for himself, or his percent national sales tax on all I first met Herman Cain in Mitt Romney appears the more family—he is in this for yours. FREEPRESS Let Us Know What You Think! THE CHAMPION FREE PRESS encourages opinions from its readers. Please write to us and express your views. 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A friend of mine, James O’Shea, It was a beat-up scruffy place a top editor at both the Tribune and filled with beat-up scruffy people, the Times, had a ringside seat at the The following comments are pulled straight from our website and are not almost all men. They worked in a disaster. He’s written a book giving edited for content or grammar. big room lined with gray steel desks a blow-by-blow account: The Deal piled high with newspapers, stacks from Hell: How Moguls and Wall of books, notebooks and ashtrays Street Plundered Great American Newspapers. It’s not a pretty story. overflowing with cigarette stubs. They wrote on manual, black type- The Chicago Tribune papers and Proposed I-20 rail project fails to get the Los Angeles Times group merged writers. The phones, also black, had rotary dials. in 2000, a move that made L.A.’s additional funding This scene right out of The Front powerful Chandler clan significantly richer and journalism considerably Hey No1Safe N DeKalb, I use the East Lake station all the Page was a case of love at first sight. time, day and night. Never had a problem, never feld unsafe. “This is my kind of place,” I told poorer in California’s largest city. myself. And, as it turned out, I was Increasingly, the bulwark be- tween the business and news depart- – Name One posted this on 10/13/11 at 1:34 p.m right. But the most important thing ments was ignored. The business about that room was something you types couldn’t understand the need for it. News should be put at the ser- Unfortunately an inability to get funding is a huge problem couldn’t see: an invisible wall that right now due to the crashed economy. protected its inhabitants from inter- vice of profits and the quicker the ference from the business depart- better, they thought. Soon the answer to every problem – John Evan Miller posted this on 10/12/11 at 5:08 p.m. ment. It meant that, if you had the facts on your side, you could annoy was to water down the product with brutal staff cuts, domestic and for- The First MARTA Park & Ride Lot for DeKalb County opened the rich and powerful of the city. The in late 1979 or 1980. It was abandoned years ago and still sits wall would protect you from retali- eign bureau closures and the pursuit of trivial, celebrity-oriented stories. empty inbetween Gresham Rd and Flat Shoals Rd in South ation. DeKalb. The best newspapers in those Give the people what they want was days tended to be owned by long- the new mantra. What was no-brainer logic to I drove a MARTA Bus from 1980 till 1990. time newspaper families. These owners viewed their papers as profit business people was anathema to old-fashioned journalists like Everyday cars were broken into at this MARTA Park and Ride. machines, certainly, but also as a Many cars were stolen. If DeKalb and MARTA Police could public trust. These families support- O’Shea, who held the quaint belief that the job of a newspaper is to not protect the cars at DeKalb Park and Rides then, one must ed the principle that news was news question how well they might perform now ? and business was business, and the inform readers. O’Shea and others two should not be confused. fought for that creed but couldn’t overcome, in his words, “the greed, Check out any MARTA Station on the East Line after dark and It wasn’t a perfect arrangement. It tell me how safe you feel ? Inman Park Reynoldstown = NOT would have been better, for example, incompetence, corruption, hypocri- sy…of people who put their interests - Eastlake = NOT - Edgewood Candler Park = NOT = See a to have had more women and people pattern here ? of color reporting and editing the ahead of the public’s.” news. But it worked pretty well for The sad story ends with the sale of the giant corporation to a Chi- Unguarded Park and Rides in South DeKalb are just a Candy decades. Store for DeKalb’s Habitual Criminal Population in South Things changed in newsrooms as cago real estate tycoon, Sam Zell, a bizarre foul-mouthed figure who DeKalb ! From Lithonia to Ellenwood, Three Dristricts AMuck they did everywhere else. Computers in crime with no solution in sight ? And Elected Officials that arrived on the scene, bringing with makes Donald Trump look couth. Eventually Zell led the company could care less or their would not be so much crime “ In plain them increased efficiency but also sight “. Would there Larry Johnson ? competition for readers and advertis- into bankruptcy, leaving his papers ing dollars. The ranks of the ruling limping along with insupportable debt and ever-shrinking staffs. – No1Safe N DeKalb posted this on 10/12/11 at 3:55 p.m. families grew too numerous to be fed by dividends alone. They cashed I hate to be one of those old out, selling at elevated prices to crocks who talks about how things newspaper chains, which then resold were better in the old days, But you the publications to business brigands know what? who had neither understanding nor Some things really were better in interest in newspapers as newspa- the old days, including newspapers. pers. Newspapers were just another kind of dog food to them. In city after city, papers were The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 7A Champion of the Week James Atkinson of time at the commu- nity park. “This place is like a DeKalb School Board votes on second home to me,” said Atkinson, who even helps cut the charters, renames Tucker gym grass on the fields. “It’s been a part of my life of supporting the activi- by Daniel Beauregard said that in the 2012-13 the school system to use the ties of the children. It firstname.lastname@example.org school year the school’s vacant Medlock Elementary was something that the attendance zone would be School rent-free. ICS would children needed.” The DeKalb County expanded to include the only be responsible for the Atkinson has worked Board of Education on Oct. Knollwood and Dunaire el- maintenance costs of the predominately with the 10 passed a five-year charter ementary attendance zones. building. The elementary football program, but to allow the Museum School Currently, the school serves school was closed earlier When James At- in Avondale Estates to con- the Avondale and Midway this year under former In- kinson moved from has also supported bas- tinue operating. elementary zones. terim Superintendent Ra- Brookhaven to Doraville ketball, baseball and Earlier in the year, the The board also voted to mona Tyson’s redistricting in 1971, it was a new soccer. school’s charter status was rename the Tucker High plan. Currently, ICS has two neighborhood with few “It gives me great called into question after School gymnasium after the different locations, one at a amenities. pleasure to be around a Supreme Court vote de- late A.Z. Johnson, a for- church in Avondale Estates “We didn’t have a the park,” Atkinson clared the Georgia Char- mer basketball coach who and another at a church in field house for football,” said. He especially ter School Commission worked at Chamblee High Stone Mountain. enjoys seeing young (GCSC) unconstitutional. School for 11 years and New Superintendent Atkinson said. “We didn’t have everything adults come back to the The GCSC was created in Tucker High for 21 years. Cheryl Atkinson presented 2008 as a way for the state According to school of- an update of the progress that we needed at Hon- park to help. eysuckle Park.” Doraville City Coun- to approve and fund charters ficials, Johnson’s record of the system has made in cil member Pam Flem- that were denied by local more than 500 career wins meeting eight requirements In 1974, Atkinson school boards. in basketball makes him AdvancED requested earlier and several other par- ing said Atkinson’s On June 13, the board one of the most successful in the year when the system ents undertook the task “passion to serve the voted to allow the Museum coaches in Georgia history. was put on advisement. of building the field children of DeKalb School a one-year waiver, A letter of intent and a Atkinson said seven of house. The group took County is unparalleled.” which allowed it to continue charter amendment for the the requirements had been out a five-year bank “It takes a person to operate as it prepared to International Community met, the remaining one be- loan for $25,000, with with a heart of gold and submit its five-year charter School (ICS) also passed ing the implementation of several men signing dedication to continue application. unanimously. The vote will a new strategic plan that Museum School Princi- allow the school to negoti- would be finalized and come for part of the loan. The wanting to serve the loan was repaid two children of DeKalb,” pal Katherine Kelbaugh ate a lease agreement with before the board in January. Fleming said. years early. That project began In addition to the Atkinson’s 40-year sports programs, Atkin- involvement with the son is a Shriner with North DeKalb Youth the YAARAB Shrine, Athletic Association. which raises money to He served in various support 22 Shriners’ capacities with the as- children’s hospitals. sociation, including as Atkinson, a retired president for several Army battery clerk, years and currently as a is married to Linda, member of the board of his wife of 51 years. directors. The couple has four Atkinson, who children, seven grand- worked at the Doraville children and two great- General Motors plant, grandchildren. said he has spent a lot If you would like to nominate someone to be considered as a future Champion of the Week, please contact Kathy Mitchell at kathy@DeKalbchamp.com or at 404-373-7779, ext. 104. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 8A NEWS BRIEFS Man charged with murder Decatur men face sexual in brother’s death exploitation charges Two Decatur men were arrested Oct. 8 A Decatur man has been arrested in on sexual exploitation charges involving 16- connection with the stabbing death of his and 17-year-old females, said DeKalb Police brother, according to DeKalb County police. spokeswoman Lt. Pam Kunz. Christopher Evans, 49, has been Darryl Bernard Curry, 47, and John arrested and charged with murder in the Anderson, 31, were death of his brother, 51-year-old Alvaro arrested at a home at 2113 Evans, said DeKalb police spokeswoman Miriam Lane and remain Lt. Pam Kunz. The incident happened Oct. in the DeKalb County Jail 12, at approximately 2:45 a.m. at a home on cash bonds. Curry was at 1855 Long Drive in Decatur. The two charged with two counts men were engaged in a verbal dispute when of sexual exploitation of a Christopher Evans allegedly stabbed and child, two counts of false killed his brother. imprisonment, first degree Christopher Evans was arrested at the cruelty to children and home. Alvaro Evans was taken to an area Curry obstruction. Anderson was hospital where he was pronounced dead. charged with two counts of Christopher Evans is in the DeKalb County second degree cruelty to children, giving a Jail. false name to officers and obstruction. Police responded to a 911 call of a distressed female in the area of McAfee and Rosewood roads. The Final small business forum 17-year-old victim told police she was being held scheduled for Oct. 27 against her will at 2113 Miriam Lane and was The fourth and final Small Business forced into prostitution by Forum, hosted by DeKalb County an adult male. Commissioner Stan Watson, is scheduled Curry and Anderson for Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Lou refused to open the door Walker Community Center in Lithonia. to police. A SWAT team The forum is designed to inform and Anderson searched the home after prepare small businesses and community issuing a search warrant Residents turn out for hazardous members of the upcoming opportunities and and found the 16-year-old victim. jobs that will be created as a result of the waste collection event The suspects appeared in Magistrate $1.345 billion DeKalb County Watershed Court on Oct. 10. A cash bond was set for Management Capital Improvements Projects Curry of $510,000 and a cash bond was set that will take place over the next five years. for Anderson of $120,000. The second Household Hazardous Waste collection Topics covered during this session event brought in 48,000 gallons of paint and 1,362 include accounting practices for pounds of lead-acid batteries, among other items. The construction, federal SBA surety bonding event, held Oct. 1 at the DeKalb County Transfer Station, programs for small businesses, cash flow and was sponsored by Keep DeKalb Beautiful and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division in partnership with Clean project financing, legal assistance for small Former school employee businesses and insurance coverage for small Harbors Environmental Services Inc. businesses. There will also be opportunities pleads guilty to theft The event provided county residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste properly for the attendees to make comments and ask questions. The event is free and registration charges free of charge, and to help keep county landfills and the can be e-mailed to goteamwatson@gmail. A former DeKalb County School System environment safe for everyone. Volunteers also accepted com. employee pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to theft 443 cars, 48 propane cylinders, approximately 500 gallons of oils and solvents, and 12,000 pounds of cleaners. charges in a DeKalb County Superior Court. Chyrokessia Rucks, a former bookkeeper at DOE employee arrested on Stone Mountain High School, was found to have stolen nearly $23,000 after an internal DeKalb nonprofits awarded grant child porn charges audit by the school system revealed financial money mismanagement during the 2009-10 and A Clarkston man was arrested Oct. 12 by 2010-11 school years. federal agents on charges that he collected Rucks, who had worked at the school Three nonprofit organizations with DeKalb County child pornography while working for the since 2003, resigned on Jan. 7. She was ties are among 13 agencies to receive a total of $50,000 Georgia Department of Education. sentenced by Judge Michael Hancock in grants from Georgia Natural Gas through its True Joseph Butler, 66, is accused of to 15 years probation and must repay the Blue Community Awards. The nonprofits include downloading child pornography onto his balance of the money stolen. Rucks already organizations from around the state that share the computer at the Georgia DOE. According has repaid more than $10,000, according to company’s community outreach focus on children and to U.S. Attorney Sally Yates, Butler was District Attorney Robert James. education, seniors, energy assistance, and environmental able to defeat the filtering software on his sustainability. work computer and download the images. Winners from DeKalb County are Center for Pan Investigators were alerted to Butler’s Asian Community Services Inc., Families First and activities in July by a network administrator, Senior Connections. Georgia Natural Gas has been according to a U.S. Attorney spokesman recognized nationally and locally for its community Patrick Crosby. outreach efforts. GNG also has donated millions of Butler has been suspended without pay dollars to nonprofit organizations, and its employees have pending the investigation, Crosby said. volunteered countless hours to schools and nonprofits. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 9A CALL FOR AND NOTICE OF CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA NOVEMBER 8, 2011 BOND ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA: th YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 8 day of November, 2011, an election will be held in the City of Dunwoody, Georgia (the “City”) at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the City for their determination the question of whether or not City of Dunwoody General Obligation Bonds in one or more series (the “Bonds”), payable from the levy of a tax, resulting from an increase in the millage rate imposed on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the territorial limits of the City, shall be issued by City in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $33,000,000 for the acquisition and remediation of land to be used for parks and greenspace and the costs associated therewith (“Land Acquisition Project”). The Bonds relating to the Land Acquisition Project, if approved by the voters, may be issued in whole or in part in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $33,000,000, and would bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 7.0% per annum, payable semiannually until paid. Such Bonds, if approved by the voters, shall mature or have principal payable in the years and the principal amounts as follows: Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount 2012 - 2013 645,000.00 2019 720,000.00 2025 885,000.00 2031 1,150,000.00 2037 1,540,000.00 2014 655,000.00 2020 740,000.00 2026 925,000.00 2032 1,205,000.00 2038 1,625,000.00 2015 665,000.00 2021 765,000.00 2027 960,000.00 2033 1,265,000.00 2039 1,710,000.00 2016 675,000.00 2022 790,000.00 2028 1,005,000.00 2034 1,325,000.00 2040 1,795,000.00 2017 690,000.00 2023 820,000.00 2029 1,050,000.00 2035 1,395,000.00 2041 1,890,000.00 2018 705,000.00 2024 850,000.00 2030 1,100,000.00 2036 1,465,000.00 2042 1,990,000.00 The Bonds, if approved by the voters, shall contain such other provisions for redemption, registration and other matters as may be specified by the City in a subsequent resolution or ordinance. If the Bonds are authorized by the requisite number of qualified voters, then the City shall levy, a tax, resulting from an increase in the millage rate imposed on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the territorial limits of the City in sufficient amount to pay the principal of and interest on said Bonds and their respective maturities and the proceeds of such Bonds shall be held by the City separate and apart from all other of its funds and shall be used by the City for the purposes and to accomplish the undertakings hereinabove set forth. The ballots to be used at said election shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following: YES [ ] Shall land be acquired and remediated for parks and greenspace by the City of Dunwoody through the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $33,000,000? NO [ ] The regular places for holding said election shall be at the regular and established voting precincts and election districts of DeKalb County, Georgia within the City and the polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election. Those residents qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia. THE CITY WILL NOT CONDUCT ANY PERFORMANCE AUDIT OR PERFORMANCE REVIEW WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS AS SUCH TERMS ARE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 36-82- 100, OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED. In accordance with the provisions of Section 36-82-1(d) of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, any brochures, listings or other advertisements relating to the Bonds issued with the knowledge and consent of the City, as evidenced by a resolution adopted by the City, will be deemed to be a statement of intention of the City concerning the use of the bond funds. th This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the City adopted on July 25 , 2011. CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA By: Ken Wright, Mayor By: Sharon Lowery Clerk of the City of Dunwoody, Georgia, as Municipal Election Superintendent CALL FOR AND NOTICE OF CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA NOVEMBER 8, 2011 BOND ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA: th YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 8 day of November, 2011, an election will be held in the City of Dunwoody, Georgia (the “City”) at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the City for their determination the question of whether or not City of Dunwoody General Obligation Bonds in one or more series (the “Bonds”), payable from the levy of a tax, resulting from an increase in the millage rate imposed on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the territorial limits of the City, shall be issued by City in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $33,000,000 for the improvement to the park system in the City and the costs associated therewith (“Parks Project”). The Bonds relating to the Parks Project (the “Park Bonds”), if approved by the voters, may be issued in whole or in part in one or more series in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $33,000,000, and would bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 7.0% per annum, payable semiannually until paid. Such Bonds, if approved by the voters, shall mature or have principal payable in the years and the principal amounts as follows: Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Year Principal Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount 2012 - 2013 645,000.00 2019 720,000.00 2025 885,000.00 2031 1,150,000.00 2037 1,540,000.00 2014 655,000.00 2020 740,000.00 2026 925,000.00 2032 1,205,000.00 2038 1,625,000.00 2015 665,000.00 2021 765,000.00 2027 960,000.00 2033 1,265,000.00 2039 1,710,000.00 2016 675,000.00 2022 790,000.00 2028 1,005,000.00 2034 1,325,000.00 2040 1,795,000.00 2017 690,000.00 2023 820,000.00 2029 1,050,000.00 2035 1,395,000.00 2041 1,890,000.00 2018 705,000.00 2024 850,000.00 2030 1,100,000.00 2036 1,465,000.00 2042 1,990,000.00 The Bonds, if approved by the voters, shall contain such other provisions for redemption, registration and other matters as may be specified by the City in a subsequent resolution or ordinance. If the Bonds are authorized by the requisite number of qualified voters, then the City shall levy, a tax, resulting from an increase in the millage rate imposed on all property subject to ad valorem taxation within the territorial limits of the City in sufficient amount to pay the principal of and interest on said Bonds and their respective maturities and the proceeds of such Bonds shall be held by the City separate and apart from all other of its funds and shall be used by the City for the purposes and to accomplish the undertakings hereinabove set forth. The ballots to be used at said election shall have written or printed thereon substantially the following: YES [ ] Shall the park system of the City of Dunwoody be improved by the issuance of general obligation bonds in the amount of $33,000,000? NO [ ] The regular places for holding said election shall be at the regular and established voting precincts and election districts of DeKalb County, Georgia within the City and the polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the date fixed for the election. Those residents qualified to vote at said election shall be determined in all respects in accordance with the election laws of the State of Georgia. THE CITY WILL NOT CONDUCT ANY PERFORMANCE AUDIT OR PERFORMANCE REVIEW WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS AS SUCH TERMS ARE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 36-82- 100, OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED. In accordance with the provisions of Section 36-82-1(d) of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, any brochures, listings or other advertisements relating to the Bonds issued with the knowledge and consent of the City, as evidenced by a resolution adopted by the City, will be deemed to be a statement of intention of the City concerning the use of the bond funds. th This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the City adopted on July 25 , 2011. CITY OF DUNWOODY, GEORGIA By: Ken Wright, Mayor By: Sharon Lowery Clerk of the City of Dunwoody, Georgia, as Municipal Election Superintendent The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 10A CDC employees arrested for alleged molestation of 6-year-old by Daniel Beauregard email@example.com Two employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion (CDC) have been arrested by DeKalb County Police on charges Main Street in Tucker is bustling with activity after a $1.6 million streetscape project. Workers are making final touches on im- of child molesta- provements which included reducing the streets lanes from four to two. Photos by Andrew Cauthen tion. Thomas Joseph Wester- man, 42, and Kimberly Quin- lan Lindsey, Westerman 44, were both charged with two counts of child molestation. Lindsey is also charged with one count of bestiality. According to DeKalb Police, detectives were notified by a medical profes- sional in late August of an allegation of the Tucker streetscape Lindsey molestation of a 6-year-old boy. Lindsey is the deputy director for the Laboratory Science Policy and increases pedestrian traffic Practice Program Office at the CDC, according to her biography on the agency’s website. Prior to that, she was the senior health scientist in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, which oversaw the by Andrew Cauthen Tucker Alliance also raised funds Tucker community a $400,000 allocation process for $1.5 billion in firstname.lastname@example.org for the project. grant to improve the sidewalks terrorism preparedness. The streetscape has resulted in and streetscape of side streets In her 12 years at the CDC, Lind- A ribbon-cutting and street party a “tremendous pedestrian traffic intersecting Main Street. sey has received numerous awards in Tucker on Oct. 15 showcased a increase,” Van De Kreke said. “It really has transformed Main for outstanding performance on proj- $1.6 million Main Street streetscape “We took a lot of criticism for Street into a welcoming place,” ects and programs, according to her project a decade in the making. reducing the four lanes down to said DeKalb County Commissioner bio on Emory University’s Biologi- “I think it’s definitely worth two,” Van De Kreke said. “But it Elaine Boyer, who lobbied for cal and Biomedical Sciences web- the money,” said Honey Van De has calmed the traffic tremendously. the project for many years. “I am site. Lindsey earned her doctorate in Kreke, co-general manager of the The noise level has been reduced. so proud of the citizens of Tucker immunology and molecular patho- Main Street Tucker Alliance, a non- “It’s very civilized,” she said. and how they advocated for this genesis from the university in 1998. profit citizens group. “Traffic is stopping and waiting for project.” A LinkedIn page for a Westerman The improved Main Street people to cross the street.” Van De Kreke said she has lists him as having been a watch offi- includes the reduction of the street’s The streetscape project has talked with leaders of several local cer at the CDC from November 2009 lanes from four to two, wider spurred approximately $1.5 million communities who are interested to November 2010, and a resource sidewalks, handicapped-accessible in private investments in Tucker in similar transformations in their management specialist since August curbs, landscaping, decorative with several buildings being communities. 2011. lighting and street furniture. purchased and remodeled. Since the “You have to have a lot of Westerman has been released The project was funded with start of the project, a new restaurant, community pride and roll up your from the DeKalb County Jail on grants from the Atlanta Regional furniture shop, patio shop, fitness sleeves because it going to take $15,000 bond; Lindsey was released Commission (ARC), the Georgia center and antique stores have some time,” Van De Kreke said. with a $20,000 bond. A preliminary Department of Transportation and opened in downtown Tucker. hearing is scheduled in the DeKalb DeKalb County. The Main Street The ARC has also awarded the Magistrate Court on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The Voice of Business in DeKalb County DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Two Decatur Town Center, 125 Clairemont Ave., Suite 235, Decatur, GA 30030 404-378-8000 www.DeKalbChamber.org The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 11A DeKalb commissioners to look at changing government by Andrew Cauthen of conflict that has impeded “It’s not about getting We don’t like having a CEO said Ellis, who served for email@example.com the efficiency and effective- more power,” May said. “It’s that gets invited to the White eight years on the Board of ness of the county govern- about having a more bal- House and gets invited to Commissioners, including DeKalb CEO Burrell ment,” the resolution states. anced approach to govern- shape national policy with five as the board’s presiding Ellis said an idea to change Commissioner Lee May ment. It’s about removing the president and vice presi- officer. the current balance of power said DeKalb’s government is some of the politics.” dent of the United States.’” Ellis said DeKalb in the county government is not a balanced form. Commissioner Kathie Instead, Ellis said the County’s form of govern- “silly.” “It’s a heavy, heavy CEO Gannon, who said she be- resolution, which he did not ment makes it a progressive The form of lieves the county has good see until it appeared on the county. issue govern- checks and balances, said the board’s Oct. 11 agenda, is “Those large, urban coun- is “re- ment,” form-of-government issue “a waste of time by certain ties that are known to be pro- ally silly May “distracts us from our job.” commissioners.” gressive, forward-thinking, when said. “It’s difficult to get our “This is an issue that, successful, efficient, bring- [we’ve] “If the work done,” said Gannon, about every six months or so, ing jobs and opportunity to got is- CEO adding that several of her certain members of the com- their people….have a county sues wants fellow commissioners have mission raise just so they can executive form of govern- like jobs to do been posturing for a change have access to more power,” ment,” Ellis said. creation, some- in the form of government Ellis and Gannon thing for the past three years. “It transpor- that is seems like it is something tation com- that needs to be looked at be- improvements, and getting pletely against what the people back in their homes,” [commissioners] wants to do, cause the commissioners that want to be in charge keep Bu said Ellis, in his third year as he can. bringing [up the issue]. Community & S ye Wa elle rs DeKalb’s CEO. “We’ve seen so many in- “I think we have entirely “We have much more pressing issues,” Ellis said. “The stances where the CEO—and not just this CEO, but previ- ous CEOs—have completely enough power,” she said about the commissioners. Gannon said she is YARD nte rs real issues that gone against the will and de- sires and legislations of the board and done what they concerned about putting a Republican-controlled state legislature in charge of the SALE d we’ve wanted to do. task of studying the county’s TIME 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM got to May said an example is form of government. resolve the recent process for choos- “This is not the time to do November 5th - Decatur are is- ing projects for a proposed it,” Gannon said. “We’ve got sues re- one-cent, regional sales tax. a Republican legislature and garding “A super-majority of the [county] delegation is in May how commissioners signed a let- turmoil.” Storage World we can ter asking for the CEO to Ellis said the form-of- 3122 Panthersville Road • Decatur, GA 30034 get our take all of our transit dollars, government issue is not a To participate please call citizens back to work, help- split it in half and subdivide legitimate, resident-driven ing them protect their homes them between Clifton corri- idea. 404-244-7740 and to continue to deliver the dor and I-20 [proposed proj- “This is not an issue www.storageworldinc.com services to them.” ects],” May said. But Ellis that the citizens of DeKalb The county’s Board of did not present that idea to County have cared about,” Commissioners is consider- the transportation roundtable Ellis said. This is a great opportunity to sell some unwanted ing a resolution that would that determined the funding “You haven’t heard ask the legislature to create allocation for the projects. [people say], ‘We don’t like items or to find some bargains. a charter commission to re- Among the options for our form of government. examine the county’s CEO- changing the form of govern- commission form of govern- ment are continuing to tweak ment. the CEO-commission form The “delineation of pow- of government and setting up Storage world.indd 1 10/14/11 9:53 AM ers between the executive a commission-county man- “NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION” and legislative branches of ager government similar to DeKalb County government those in the rest of the coun- Notice is hereby given that a Question will be placed on the November 8, 2011 Election ballot has been an ongoing source ties in Georgia, May said. for the City of Doraville, Georgia, pursuant to Title 3, Alcoholic Beverages, Act 48; Senate Bill 10 as passed by the 2011 Georgia Legislature, for a Referendum vote of a majority to approve the following: ( ) YES ( ) NO Correction “Shall the governing authority of the City of Doraville, Georgia, be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt A story headed "DeKalb seeks moratorium on new cities" that appeared on page 13A of the beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of Oct. 13, 2011 issue of The Champion, stated 12:30 P.M. and 11:30 P.M.?” in two parts of the article that the Board of Commissioners voted to approve certain reso- Any questions may be directed to the Doraville City Clerk, 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, lutions. None were approved. Georgia 30340.” The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 12A Tucker Marine died but lived his dream by Nigel Roberts Sunday and say that he loved thin frame growing up. “His colonel in the school’s Junior give details of his death, stat- me. He did the same with small body could not contain Reserve Officers’ Training ing only that “this incident is John Franklin Robert lots of other folks in our all that energy,” his pastor Corps program. After gradu- under investigation.” Wimpey Cagle drew the church.” remembered. He walked ating in 2010, he joined the Cagle, who was single, audience’s attention, even He was also very curious around with a large Bible, Marine Corps and went off lived with his mother and though he had a minor role about the world and intel- and many people thought he to basic training at Parris Is- brother, according to his in the church’s Christmas ligent. Massey recalled, as would grow up to become a land. Following boot camp, obituary. Funeral services play, pastor Victor Massey though it was yesterday, preacher. the Marine Corps assigned were held at Mountain West recalled fondly. The “en- a young Cagle running to “But he always talked him to the 2nd Light Ar- Church of God in Stone ergetic” child could never him, with his eyes peering about becoming a Marine,” mored Reconnaissance Bat- Mountain, which he attended stand still for very long. over the rims of his large Massey said. “He overcame talion, 2nd Marine Division, and was active in the youth The 8-year-old Cagle eyeglasses, to ask the pastor asthma and other physical II Marine Expeditionary group. His body was laid to played a camel tied to a if he knew how many bones challenges. John Franklin Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. rest in Empire, Ala. post. “From the audience, are in the human body or filled out into a man and pur- According to a Depart- Massey emphasized that we could see the energy some other odd fact. An in- sued his dream to become a ment of Defense statement, Cagle “was a very coura- generating from his feet quisitive Cagle always knew Marine.” Lance Cpl. Cagle died on geous and focused young and working its way up,” the answer to his questions, Cagle, a Tucker resident, Sept. 28 “while support- man” who died, but lived his Massey said with a chuckle. Massey said. attended Chamblee Charter ing combat operations in dream of becoming a Ma- Before they knew it, Cagle Cagle weighed only 2 ½ High School, where he was Helmand province, Afghani- rine. had taken the camel head pounds at birth and had a a highly decorated lieutenant stan.” The statement did not cutout from around his head and began swinging it around his body like a hula- hoop. OCTOBER 22-28, 2011 Massey, the senior pastor of Life Church International, CELEBRATE remembers vividly 19-year- old Cagle, who died recently on the battlefield in Afghan- istan. He was Cagle’s pastor OCTOBER 24, 2011 from age 6 to 15, before the church (formerly known as in DeKalb the Pleasantdale Church of God) relocated. The pastor had the honor of sharing his Here are just a few ways to get involved in memories of John Franklin local Food Day activities: We’re the new fish in town (as folks in church called him) at a memorial in honor In the Community of the fallen Marine. As a child, Cagle was Self-guided tours at participating farms’ ...an d we’re kind of a big deal. never rude or disobedient. open houses/festivals “John Franklin had a kind · Blackened Tuna · Lobster Tail and Sirloin heart,” said Massey. “He Visits to local farmers markets and would give me hugs every community gardens · Mahi-Mahi · Hand-Breaded Fried Shrimp Georgia-grown food and outdoor fun at · Jumbo Skewered Shrimp · Gourmet Fish Tacos “Picnic in the Park“ at Panola Mountain · Snow Crab Legs · Homemade Key Lime Pie State Park View our entire menu at... 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Strategic Alliance for Health Valid: October 20 – October 30, 2011 CHA7XP3 For complete details on Food Day and the week of activities, visit www.dekalbhealth.net. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Local News Page 13A Dunwoody residents hear candidates by Terrance Kelly “We’ve got to free up our “Ask what can Dunwoody low and taxes are low, 20-30 (Dunwoody) and Dunwoody interstates,” Jackson said. offer that is not offered two years later, we will look back Middle School. Dunwoody residents got “Traffic is economic develop- miles away,” Callihan pro- at this as the last time to get “Morning and afternoon a chance to hear from city ment.” posed. large amounts of land to de- traffic congestion could be council and mayoral candi- Safety and increased pop- Wittenstein said Dun- velop parks for our children.” relieved if parents allowed dates in a ulation were also addressed woody is underserved with The future financial im- older kids to ride their bikes,” forum Oct. during the forum. When venues for baseball, soccer pact of the park referendum de Vallette said. An area be- 16 at the allocating resources to fight and lacrosse. was not overlooked. “If hind GPC is being considered Georgia crime, Dallas said, “What it “Many of those sports rate we’ve learned nothing else for creating an alternate path, Perim- comes down to is, is it worth low on resident interest sur- in Dunwoody these past few he added. eter College [the use of tax dollars] to veys,” said Nall, countering months, we’ve learned how “It’s important to point out Dunwoody make our city the safest city Wittenstein’s response. “We not to do bond referendums,” that more than two-thirds of campus. in metro Atlanta?” should look at shared use of Nall said. “This bond has a Dunwoody Middle School Jackson The candi- Candidates for Dunwoody venues with neighboring mu- millage rate increase.” students live more than two dates fielded City Council, District 1 at nicipalities.” Lynn Deutsch and Kerry miles from the school,” said questions concerning integ- large, Post 4, are Robert The parks referendum de Vallette are the two can- Deutsch. “They will not be rity, sincerity, experience and Wittenstein, Terry Nall and continued as a point of con- didates for Dunwoody City riding bikes to school.” loyalty to a better Dunwoody. Rick Callihan. The candi- tention for most of the debate Council for District 2 at large, No one particular issue Residents will elect a dates were asked what Dun- among council candidates. Post 5. dominated the forum, but mayor and woody should do to address “We don’t have much park A question was posed to referendum items for the No- three city the need for venues to host land in Dunwoody,” Wit- the candidates about traf- vember ballot are for parks council organized sports? Each candi- tenstein said. “If we acquire fic congestion in the area of and Sunday alcohol sales. posts in the date has a plan. park land when prices are Georgia Perimeter College Nov. 8 elec- tion. Mayoral DeKalb County Wants to Hear From You Dallas candidates Regarding the Proposed Franchise Agreement Renewal took the podium last, but held the at- with Comcast Cable Communications tention of the more than 150 Send your comments and/or concerns regarding Comcast’s current performance under attendees. Mayoral candi- the current franchise agreement and/or the future cable-related needs and interests of dates Mike Davis, Gordon your community to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jackson and Bob Dallas addressed The Champion Weather Oct. 20, 2011 questions about the Seven Day Forecast In-Depth Local Forecast Today's Regional Map Weather History park refer- Today we will see sunny skies with a high Oct. 20, 1983 - Remnants of THURSDAY endum and Sunny temperature of 59º, humidity of 58%. West wind Pacific Hurricane Tico traffic con- High: 59 Low: 41 20 to 25 mph. The record high temperature for Dunwoody caused extensive flooding in today is 85º set in 1943. Expect mostly clear central and south central gestion in skies tonight with an overnight low of 41º. The Smyrna Doraville 57/40 Lilburn Oklahoma. Oklahoma City 58/41 Davis the perim- FRIDAY record low for tonight is 34º set in 1972. 58/41 set daily rainfall records with 58/41 eter area. Sunny Decatur Snellville 1.45 inches on Oct. 19 and “Despite what you’ve High: 62 Low: 42 *Last Week’s Almanac 59/41 6.28 inches on Oct. 20. Atlanta 59/41 Date Hi Lo Normals Precip heard, I love parks,” Davis SATURDAY Tuesday 65 59 74/54 0.32" 59/41 Oct. 21, 1934 - A severe Lithonia said. “I’ve coached 19 teams Sunny Wednesday 73 59 74/54 0.02" College Park 60/41 windstorm lashed the northern over the years in our parks, High: 66 Low: 44 Thursday 73 60 74/54 0.12" 60/41 Morrow Pacific Coast. In Washington but I’m against the referen- Friday 75 54 74/53 0.00" 60/41 state, the storm claimed the dum for parks. This is not SUNDAY Saturday 77 52 73/53 0.00" Union City lives of 22 people and caused 60/41 the time to spend money for Sunny Sunday 83 45 73/53 0.00" 1.7 million dollars in damage, High: 67 Low: 45 Monday 84 50 73/52 0.00" mostly to timber. Winds, parks.” Rainfall . . . . . . .0.46" Average temp . .64.9 Hampton gusting to 87 mph at North Dallas said Dunwoody’s MONDAY Normal rainfall . .0.64" Average normal 63.4 61/42 Head, Wash., produced waves schools are a priority. “The Sunny Departure . . . . .-0.18" Departure . . . . .+1.5 twenty feet high. park referendum affects our High: 67 Low: 48 *Data as reported from De Kalb-Peachtree Airport schools and the quality of life Local Sun/Moon Chart This Week Tonight's Planets we want here,” he explained. TUESDAY Day Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset Rise Set Mostly Sunny “We have to have the right High: 71 Low: 49 New 10/26 Thursday 7:46 a.m. 6:58 p.m. 12:50 a.m. 2:48 p.m. Full Mercury 8:57 a.m. 7:34 p.m. Friday 7:46 a.m. 6:57 p.m. 1:53 a.m. 3:26 p.m. 11/10 kind of development, such as Saturday 7:47 a.m. 6:56 p.m. 2:58 a.m. 4:01 p.m. Venus 9:10 a.m. 7:48 p.m. development for seniors to WEDNESDAY Sunday 7:48 a.m. 6:55 p.m. 4:04 a.m. 4:37 p.m. Mars 2:19 a.m. 3:56 p.m. buy homes near their health Partly Cloudy First Monday 7:49 a.m. 6:53 p.m. 5:13 a.m. 5:14 p.m. Last Jupiter Saturn 7:23 p.m. 7:17 a.m. 8:37 a.m. 6:48 p.m. care providers and families.” High: 68 Low: 49 11/2 Tuesday 7:50 a.m. 6:52 p.m. 6:24 a.m. 5:53 p.m. 11/18 Uranus 5:46 p.m. 5:53 a.m. Dunwoody’s most press- Wednesday 7:51 a.m. 6:51 p.m. 7:36 a.m. 6:37 p.m. ing issues Jackson said, are Local UV Index National Weather Summary This Week Weather Trivia traffic and transportation. ? The Northeast will see scattered showers today, mostly clear to partly cloudy skies What is the name of “The perimeter area is our with a few showers Friday and Saturday, with the highest temperature of 71º in New high, dense clouds that economic engine,” he said. 0 - 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11+ Bedford, Mass. The Southeast will see mostly clear skies today through Saturday, bring steady rainfall? “What bothers me is the level UV Index with the highest temperature of 79º in Miami, Fla. The Northwest will see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with a few showers today through Saturday, with the highest temperature of 72º in of development and the den- 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, Havre, Mont. The Southwest will see mostly clear skies today through Saturday, with the highest Answer: Altostratus. sity. People can’t get to jobs 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High 11+: Extreme Exposure temperature of 98º in Gila Bend, Ariz. www.WhatsOurWeather.com and grocery stores.” There is a larger popula- StarWatch By Gary Becker - Christmas for Garradd tion that comes to Dunwoody Christmas Day is the new target for C/2009 P1, Garradd’s, closest approach to the sun, but the comet itself will be next to impossible to observe because it will be setting just about the same time that it will be dark enough to see it. It will be visible at dawn about two fists, held at arm’s length, above the eastern horizon. Binoculars will to work, Jackson added. always be needed to view Garradd, which at that time will be close to the star Delta Herculis. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Garradd will be visible with binocu- Traffic congestion was one lars in the west as soon as the bright light from the moon is gone, and that could be as early as Sunday when the moon rises about 9:00 p.m. Beyond that time there will be point of consensus among the nearly a three-week window in which the comet should be viewable right after darkness if weather conditions permit, and humongous trees are not hogging your western sky. The prob- mayoral candidates. lem with Garradd is that it is bright as comets go, but just at the threshold of the average person’s ability to spot it. Garradd is also located in a no man’s zone of the sky where the stars are not very bright. On the positive, Garradd has been extremely well behaved as comets go, brightening almost exactly as predicted. If you manage to catch Garradd as a fuzzy, elon- “Companies are coming to gated object, you’ll be looking at two components which make it shine. One is subsurface ice which warms from the absorbed energy of the sun, vaporizes, and cracks the comet’s exte- visit the area, but they can’t rior. This gas jets into space and fluoresces (glows) from the ultraviolet light emitted by the sun. The gases absorb this invisible component of the sun’s spectrum, and then reemit ener- get there because of traffic gy in wavelengths of light that we can see. The second part is the dust mixed with the ice. It is pushed into space by the jetting action of the gases. This dross reflects and scatters sun- jams,” Davis explained. light back in our direction, also making the comet shine. It’s a very “cool” process. An online map locating Garradd changing position is at the URL below. www.astronomy.org The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Health Page 14A MedShare included in Clinton global initiative to strengthen health systems in Bangladesh Decatur-based MedShare project. The center translates recently announced its com- knowledge from research into mitment to strengthen health policy using strategic health care systems in a network of programs. This allows basic 12 hospitals in Bangladesh research to rapidly influence in collaboration with the In- policy applications and ac- ternational Center for Diar- tion if the evidence supports rheal Disease and Research, meaningful public health ben- Bangladesh, the Ministry of efit. Research priorities at the Health of Bangladesh and International Center for Diar- Americares. Announced at rheal Disease and Research, this year’s Clinton Global Bangladesh are cross cutting, Initiative, the commitment such as to child health, infec- will lead to the distribution tious diseases and vaccine of nearly $8 million worth of sciences, reproductive health, donated medicines and sup- nutrition, population, HIV/ plies and will establish best- AIDS and safe water. practice guidelines for patient Representing MedShare care and treatment. Over three at the event were CEO and years, this project will provide President Meridith Rentz; direct benefit to more than A.B. Short, senior advisor to five million people, the vast the CEO; Sandy Tytel, chair Emory Vaccine Center partners majority of whom subsist on less than $2 per day, accord- ing to an announcement from of MedShare’s New York Re- gional Council; David Pass, chief advancement officer; with global initiative to boost MedShare. “At MedShare, we care and Angie Fife Engelberger and Ralph Engelberger. deeply about not only meet- Angie Engelberger is a mem- vaccine research and development ing our recipients’ need for supplies and equipment in ber of MedShare’s Southeast Regional Council and her the short-term, but also – and company, Project Develop- A team of 42 universi- to vaccine effectiveness. ship covers a wide range more importantly – about ment Services Inc. (PDSI), ties and research institu- “Tremendous progress of crucial aspects of vacci- strengthening and sustaining sponsored MedShare’s first tions in 13 countries will has been made in vac- nation, from basic research health care systems world- container of medical supplies work to accelerate human cine development over and new technologies to wide,” an announcement and equipment for the project vaccine development the past several decades,” clinical trials and public states. in celebration of its 10th an- through a new collab- said Ahmed, who is also a health. The high-impact Although Bangladesh’s niversary. PDSI is a privately orative research program Georgia Research Alliance project is expected to lead economy has grown at 5 per- held hotel development and named Advanced Im- Eminent Scholar. “We to improved potency and cent or more the past 15 years, renovation company that spe- munization Technologies have the opportunity to safety of vaccines and it remains one of the poorest cializes in hotel project man- (ADITEC). move forward rapidly and their components; novel countries in the world. The 12 agement. The partnership, led by dramatically with vaccines routes and devices of ad- hospitals included in the com- “By sending MedShare Novartis, was launched that are effective against ministration; optimized mitment each have 200-plus supplies and equipment to Oct. 1 with 30 million the world’s most challeng- vaccination strategies; beds and are located through- projects where other partners euros ($41.2 million) in ing and emerging diseases. optimized formulations out Bangladesh in a mix of are in place to provide hu- funding over five years This international effort and vaccination methods rural and urban settings. Med- man capital, clinical expertise, from the European Union will bring together the for different age groups; Share’s contribution to the physical infrastructure, and and 11 million euros most innovative research better insight in the effects commitment will include sev- pharmaceutical product, we ($15.1 million) in co-fund- and create critical syner- of gender, chronic diseases en ocean containers of medi- are contributing to a more ing from collaborating or- gies.” and genetic variation on cal supplies and equipment. sustainable system that has ganizations. ADITEC will ADITEC comprises a vaccination; and wide- In celebration of the oc- the potential to make a long- develop new technologies team of European univer- spread knowledge about casion, MedShare partici- term, measurable impact that and a platform for innova- sities and research insti- the available new tech- pated in a special dinner in we can then report back to tion in the next generation tutions and leading U.S. nologies. New York during the Clinton you, our stakeholders, without of human vaccines. centers in vaccine devel- ADITEC is coordi- Global Initiative, hosted by whom MedShare’s mission As a research partner, opment, systems biology nated by Rino Rappuoli the International Center for would not be possible,” Med- the Emory Vaccine Center and vaccine adjuvants. The and Donata Medaglini of Diarrheal Disease and Re- Share officials said in a news will contribute expertise project is reinforced by a Sclavo Vaccines Associa- search, Bangladesh, which is release. in vaccine research and number of key European tion (SVA) in Siena, Italy. the coordinating NGO for the development. Emory industries, both large phar- Vaccine Center Director maceutical and smaller Rafi Ahmed is a world- biotechnology companies, “NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION” renowned expert in im- focusing on specific in- mune memory and vaccine novative technologies that Notice is hereby given that a Question will be placed on the November 8, 2011 protective immunity. Bali allow development and Election ballot for the City of Doraville, Georgia, pursuant to Act 33, House Bill 545, as passed Pulendran, director of manufacture of better and by the 2011 Georgia Legislature, for a Referendum vote of a majority to approve the Emory’s recently estab- safer vaccines. In addition, following: lished Center for Systems the World Health Orga- ( ) YES ( ) NO Vaccinology, will contrib- nization is supporting the “Shall the Act be approved which provides a homestead exemption from ute his expertise in innate project as a senior partner, City of Doraville ad valorem taxes for municipal purposes in the amount of immunity and systems ensuring that cross cutting $25,000.00 of the assessed value of the homestead for residents of that city and biology—identifying all global health aspects of aspects of the immune vaccines are duly consid- repeals prior exemptions?” Any questions may be directed to the Doraville City Clerk, 3725 Park Avenue, system, including genomic ered. Doraville, Georgia 30340.” signatures that contribute The research partner- The Champion Free Press, Friday, October 21, 2011 Local News Page 15A Missing Continued From Page 1A seven brothers and one sister. The family lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for 11 years before moving to Georgia. McLeod said her daughter is trustworthy, honest and has many friends. “She is very nice, very kind,” McLeod said. “She likes to cook. She’s a very tidy person.” “I wouldn’t say [we were] best friends, but we were friends,” McLeod said. “She was everything to me.” Her brother, Ovid McLeod, said the family just wants Shawndell to come home. “Please just let my sister come back home,” Ovid McLeod said. “My sister hasn’t done any harm to anybody. She wouldn’t even kill a cockroach. She’s harmless.” A week after her disappearance, relatives passed out flyers in Shawndell’s neighborhood, hoping that “somebody saw something,” Badicea McLeod said. “I’m keeping hope alive,” Badicea McLeod said. Whatever happened, I’m not trying to think negatively. I’m just Photo by Josh Lamkin trying to think positively. “I naturally made up my mind that whatever is the [outcome], I’m ready to face it. I just need closure. I just can’t live in hope all the time.” Great minds collide on religion, sex and Festival more in engaging two-character play Continued From Page 1A by Kathy Mitchell might have led to his world view. it? Why does Lewis dislike together with General Motors, DeKalb Freud has suffered through the hymns and not care much for Sigmund Freud, the father of church services if he is devoted to County and the city of Doraville.” deaths of a 27-year-old daughter Pittman also sees the value in brining psychoanalysis, and writer C.S. and a young grandson. Of Jew- the Christian faith? together different cultures, something that Lewis were among the most in- ish ethnic heritage, he has been If theatergoers are looking has not been done before in the county in fluential figures of the 20th cen- driven from his native Austria by for one side or the other to “win,” one festival. tury. Though both were brilliant Adolph Hitler’s invading troops they will be disappointed. Audi- “It’s a wonderful idea,” Pittman said. men, they perceived the world and is in the final stages of mouth ence members are left at the end “DeKalb County and Doraville has a lot of in very different ways. The two- cancer, which sometimes causes of Mark St. Germain’s well diversity and any time you bring cultures character Theatrical Outfit play together is a good thing.” him horrible pain. He has moved written, thought-provoking, rich Freud’s Last Session, now on the to London, where the Germans and complex play—which even There will be several stages for music Balzer Theater at Herren’s stage, and dancing by local international groups, are periodically dropping bombs. includes moments of humor—to imagines a conversation on a From his perspective, the notion draw their own conclusions. At an international and domestic food and range of heady topics such as re- drink court, a children’s area, vendor’s that a loving God could permit all approximately 90 minutes, the ligion, sex and suffering between of this is nothing less than absurd. one-act play is the perfect length market and a comedy stage. Freud and Lewis during the last Lewis on the other hand ar- to engage an audience in lively days of Freud’s life. gues that atheism is no more logi- discourse without becoming te- Freud is an atheist who re- cal than faith. “Atheism turns out dious. gards all religion as childish to be too simple,” he says. “If the Both cast members are excel- superstition. Lewis is a former whole universe has no meaning, lent. David De Vries is complete- atheist who has become a devout we should never have found out ly believable as the wry, churlish Christian. While the conversation that it has no meaning. Just as, if Freud struggling with an ill-fitting reflects the personal and intellec- there were no light in the universe prosthetic mouth roof and suffer- tual respect the two have for one and therefore no creatures with ing occasional bouts of nearly un- another, it sometimes becomes eyes, we should never know it bearable pain. Andrew Benator a sharp-edged confrontation. was dark. Dark would be without plays the mild-mannered Lewis Lewis’ religious views prompt meaning.” He further asserts that with just the right touches of zeal Freud to comment, “I want to in arguing against God one is ar- and compassion. Entertaining and learn why a man of your intellect, guing against the very power that provocative, this production is one who shared my convictions, makes him able to argue at all. everything that an evening at the could suddenly abandon truth and They point out inconsisten- theater should be. embrace an insidious lie.” cies in one another’s philosophies Theatrical Outfit’s Freud’s The 1939 meeting is in and personal choices. Why did Last Session is at the Balzer The- Freud’s office. Although it’s Freud choose to marry and re- ater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St., not intended as an analysis ses- main faithful all his life to one Atlanta. For more information, sion, each of the men explores woman if he does not believe in call (678) 528-1500 or visit www. how the other’s personal history an almighty deity who requires theatricaloutfit.org. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Education Page 16A Principal Laurent Ditmann (bottom left) and students of the International Community School in Avondale Estates look forward to moving into a new facility, possibly as early as August 2012. Avondale charter school makes best of its location, circumstances by Daniel Beauregard and logistical problems. “We’ve Ditmann also said that vandalism The curricular framework for email@example.com been dealing with it for five years has been a constant problem with the school is the International and it’s breaking our back.” the trailers. Baccalaureate Primary Years Several weather-beaten trailers However, a recent vote by the Additionally, some classrooms Program, which focuses on the sit tucked away behind the Avondale DeKalb School Board could offer the school has to share with the development of the child as an Pattillo United Methodist Church. ICS a long-term solution. Recently, church, including a room that floods inquirer, both in and outside the At first glance, they look like the board passed a letter of intent every time there is a hard rain. classroom. nothing more than places to hold and a charter amendment, which Ditmann said the school, which “The great thing about IB is, Sunday school or the occasional would allow the school to use the was one of the first charter schools it not only focuses on academics, meeting. vacant Medlock Elementary rent- in Georgia, was created to address a it also focuses on moral, ethical However, during the week free. Medlock was closed under specific purpose within the DeKalb and intellectual traits that have to those trailers are filled with the Interim Superintendent Ramona County School System. do with tolerance, balance, open- 300 students who attend The Tyson’s redistricting plan. “It has an absolutely unique mindedness and intellectual risk International Community School “That’s a good indication that the mission. It’s sometimes hard to taking,” Ditmann said. (ICS) in Avondale Estates. senior staff at DCSS and the board quantify but there is no doubt that Ditmann said that even though The school opened in 2002 is committed to helping charter the mission in and of itself is totally Medlock is a little farther than their with approximately 120 students schools, generally speaking, and unique,” Ditmann said. current location, he didn’t think ICS and 25 staff members. Since then, us in particular. They realize that Ditmann, who has been the would lose enrollment due to the enrollment has grown to nearly we really add value to the system, principal since 2008, said the idea distance. 400 students—300 K-4 students at we do something that nobody else for the school was born out of the “I think we’ll be losing people the Avondale Pattillo Church and does,” Ditmann said. need to address the presence of from Avondale Estates but we’ll be 90 fifth and sixth graders in Stone Although the deal is not final— large numbers of refugees in the gaining people from the Medlock Mountain. ICS still has to negotiate the lease school system. area,” Ditmann said. “In terms Principal Laurent Ditmann agreement—Ditmann said that if “The Clarkston area was chosen of the refugee and immigrant said he was grateful the Avondale everything goes as planned the as a refugee resettlement site about population…we do offer busing and Pattillo Church had been kind school could be in the building as 20 odd years ago. So, the school we will continue to bus our refugee enough to let ICS use its facilities early as August of 2012. system had to deal with this massive population to the school.” but with the school’s growing “What you see here, that area is influx of refugee kids with no real Ditmann said he was excited enrollment it is running out of the gym and when it rains we have framework to do that,” Ditmann about finally being able to give the space. He said that due to zoning to use the cafeteria,” Ditmann said, said. students the facilities they deserve. rules and regulations the school pointing to a large field behind the The founders of the school “There is no doubt that it’s going cannot expand anymore. church that was mostly dirt. wanted to create a learning to change some of the profile of the “This place was great to open the The school also lacks a proper environment consisting of both school but the central philosophy, school but it was never seen as the auditorium, gym and cafeteria—the refugee and American children that’s not going to change,” he said. long-term solution,” Ditmann said. area where the children eat is too in the community. Now, Ditmann He also said that maintaining two small to house all of them at once said the school’s enrollment is campuses posed a lot of financial so students have staggered lunches. approximately 45 percent refugees. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Page 17A EDUCATION BRIEFS DeKalb County resident to participate in National Leadership Institute Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, a DeKalb County resident and campus dean for Georgia Highlands College in Marietta, has recently been selected to the 2011 Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership. The institute will be hosted in Detroit Oct. 16 - 21. Nooks will be one of 12 leaders who will attend the executive development program sponsored by the Presidents’ Roundtable of the National Council on Black American Affairs. The institute prepares senior-level executives for positions as community college chief executive officers. The program has graduated the highest number of African Americans who have gone on to CEO positions of any leadership institute in the United States. Nooks will take a variety of courses designed to prepare him for such a leadership role, including finance, internal and external partnership-building, the presidential search and interview process, fundraising, institutional leadership and effectiveness, board relations and fundraising skills. Agnes Scott joins launch of $1 billion green challenge Agnes Scott College has joined 32 other leading institutions to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. Students at Dunwoody Elementary were visited by firefighters and EMT personnel from DeKalb Coun- The national goal is to invest a total of $1 billion in ty Fire Rescue, Marta Police Department and the Dunwoody Police Department over the past several self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy weeks as they learned about "community helpers." efficiency upgrades on campus. Agnes Scott is the first women’s college in the country Dunwoody Elementary visited by community helpers to take the lead in making this commitment and, along with Georgia Tech is one of two founding institutions in Georgia. Over the past two weeks, kindergarten helpers do on a daily basis and how they Green revolving funds involve an initial investment students at Dunwoody Elementary have help to keep the community safe. that is used to fund sustainability-related projects. As these been learning about various community Throughout the two weeks, students projects save the college in costs associated with energy helpers. were visited by firefighters and EMT consumption, water and other operations, the funds saved In class the students discussed those personnel from DeKalb County Fire are then put back into the fund to be used to pay for future in the field of public safety that assist, Department, and members of the MARTA sustainability projects. protect and keep the community safe. They and Dunwoody police departments. The colleges have joined The Challenge’s Founding also learned about what these community Circle by committing to invest a cumulative total of more than $65 million in green revolving funds. CITY OF STONE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC NOTICE The proposed 2012 fiscal budget will be presented to the City of Stone Mountain governing authority at the City Council Work Session to be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. The budget will be available at City Hall for review between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The Public Hearing to discuss and hear public input on the proposed 2012 fiscal budget will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 922 Main Street, Stone Mountain, Georgia. “NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION” Notice is hereby given that a Question will be placed on the November 8, 2011 Election ballot for the City of Doraville, Georgia, pursuant to Act 133, House Bill 330, as passed by the 2011 Georgia Legislature, for a Referendum vote of a majority to approve the following: ( ) YES ( ) NO “Shall the Act be approved which authorizes the City of Doraville to exercise redevelopment powers under the 'Redevelopment Powers Law,' as it may be Printed on 100% post- amended from time to time?” Any questions may be directed to the Doraville City Clerk, 3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, consumer recycled paper Georgia 30340.” The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Business Page 18A BUSINESS BRIEFS egy for all market sales, including the cor- Homebuyer seminar offered porate, university and leisure segments. She generates new business, including meetings, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is hosting a groups and local accounts, and builds rela- seminar—How to Buy A Home in Today’s tionships with clients by capitalizing on the Market—on Saturday, Oct 22 , at 10 a.m. hotel’s amenities and services. Topics include buying a home in today’s Hotel Equities also announced that its market, how to qualify for a home loan and SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Vero how to work with an agent to find the right Beach, Fla., recently won the 2011 Mid-Size home for you. Jackson Hewitt is located at Company of the Year award for Indian River 7535 Covington Highway in Lithonia. Call County in a competition held by the Indian (770) 484-3131 or e-mail jhseminar@gmail. River County Chamber of Commerce. Elaine Bishoff personally takes care of the young trees, watering them and making sure they get proper sunlight. Photo by Kathy com to reserve a spot for this seminar. Mitchell Harland Clarke president Nalley Tree Hotel Equities announces promotions, award and COO to serve on GPC Foundation board Campaign takes root DeKalb-based Hotel Equities recently an- Dan Singleton, president and chief op- for second season nounced the promotion of Elizabeth Derby to vice president of sales and marketing, and the promotion of Johanna Walker to direc- erating officer of Decatur-based Harland Clarke Corp., has been named to the Geor- gia Perimeter College Foundation Board of tor of sales for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Trustees. The Nalley Tree Cam- ager for Asbury Automotive Singleton has responsibility for all aspects paign enters its second sea- Group, the parent com- hotel at Perimeter Center in north metro At- lanta. of Harland Clarke, a leading provider to fi- son and anticipates planting pany of Nalley Automotive nancial institutions for more than 100 years. 3,000 trees this year. Since Group. “Building on the Derby reports directly to Hotel Equities President and CEO Fred Cerrone and sits as He leads an executive team with responsi- its November 2010 debut, great results and excitement bility for guiding nearly 4,500 employees the campaign has resulted from last year will no doubt a member of the Hotel Equities Strategic Al- liance Leadership Team, the executive com- in providing a range of integrated solutions in more than 3,600 trees produce even more oppor- that include transactional payment solutions, being planted within the tunities to participate in this mittee responsible for casting the company vision and orchestrating its growth. manufacturing and contact center services, City of Decatur and DeKalb campaign.” marketing services, and security solutions for County. Tree-planting season in Walker has responsibility for initiating sales and implementing the marketing strat- individual and business consumers. “We were looking to Georgia runs from October do something community- to April. The colder weather based,” said Elaine Bishoff, allows root systems of customer relations manager young seedlings to establish “NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION” at Nalley Infiniti Decatur. before Georgia’s typically “It’s been a really positive hot summers. Hot weather Notice is hereby given that a Question will be placed on the November 8, 2011 experience for the commu- can be stressful for young Election ballot for the City of Doraville, Georgia, pursuant to Act 143, House Bill 544, as nity and our employees.” trees that must establish passed by the 2011 Georgia Legislature, for a Referendum vote of a majority to approve the Anyone can come by, their root systems, while following: sign the guest book and collecting water and nutri- leave with a tree, according ents for growth. BINDING REFERENDUM to Bishoff. “We give them Through April 30, 2012, ( ) Yes ( ) No instructions on planting and residents can visit the show- Shall the Act be approved which changes the government of the City of caring for the tree. We don’t rooms of Nalley BMW, Nal- Doraville to a city manager form of government with a part-time mayor and a full- want the tree to die after the ley Infiniti or Nalley Nissan time city manager? person takes it home,” she on the 1600 block of Church Any questions may be directed to the Doraville City Clerk, 3725 Park Avenue, said. Street in Decatur during Doraville, Georgia 30340.” Bishoff personally takes business hours to pick up care of the young trees, complimentary trees, in- watering them and making cluding dogwoods, oaks and CITY OF DUNWOODY sure that get proper sunlight. Redbuds. One-gallon pot- PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION Describing herself as “kind ted trees will be distributed of a farm girl,” she added in the outlying months of Notice is hereby given that on November 8, 2011, in conjunction with the General that the project has been an October and April, to en- especially good fit for her. sure the trees thrive in the Municipal Election, there shall be conducted in the City of Dunwoody, Georgia an The city of Decatur, warmer weather. Bare-root election for the purpose of submitting the question of Sunday package sales by retailers DeKalb County, Trees At- tree seedlings will be dis- of malt beverage, wine, and distilled spirits in the City of Dunwoody to the electors of lanta, Park Pride and Keep tributed the remainder of the the City of Dunwoody for approval or rejection. The ballot shall have written or DeKalb Beautiful have part- time. Planting instructions printed thereon the words: nered with the Nalley Tree for each tree will also be Campaign again, with the provided. ( ) Yes Shall the governing authority of the City of Dunwoody, Georgia be goal of planting 10,000 trees “I have been actively within the City of Decatur involved in the Nalley Tree authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt and DeKalb County in three Campaign since its incep- ( ) No beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of years. tion,” said Gregory Levine, 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.? “We expect to exceed chief program officer of our goal this year with the Trees Atlanta. “I’ve been This notice is given pursuant to a resolution of the City adopted on June 20th, 2011. help of our partners and amazed at how Decatur local organizations who to- and DeKalb citizens have CITY OF DUNWOODY, gether made last season so come together to make this spectacular,” said Melissa program so successful. 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Water front gianewspaperservice.html Page 20A The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Around deKAlb ATLANTA Wine festival in its 10th year DUNWOODY Session designed to help boys’ The 10th annual Decatur Wine Festival is scheduled academic performance for Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Old City completes E-911 transition Courthouse Square in Downtown Decatur. This year’s festival will showcase more than 350 wines, domestic and The city of Dunwoody ofﬁcially transferred its E-911 “Prodigy Mom” and parental involvement coach Mi- international, as well as organic and sustainably produced services from DeKalb County to the Chattahoochee River chelle Brown-Stafford is partnering with the East Lake wines. Festivalgoers can also sample fare from Decatur 9-1-1 Authority (ChatComm) earlier this month after six Family YMCA to host a free “lunch and learn” gathering eateries and listen to live music from the Gwen Hughes months of preparation. ChatComm is a governmental for families committed to helping their sons thrive in edu- Band and The Shadowboxers. authority established by the cities of Johns Creek and cation. The event is Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., All proceeds from the festival beneﬁt the Decatur Arts Sandy Springs to handle their 911 calls. Dunwoody pays a at East Lake Family YMCA, 275 Eastlake Blvd., Atlanta. Alliance, which offers the Decatur Arts Festival and other ﬁxed fee for call taking and police dispatch services. Brown-Stafford, enrolled her son Stephen Stafford into art events free to the community each year. Morehouse College at age 11. Among the topics slated for Tickets are $35 and may be purchased in advance discussion are: only at www.ticketalternative.com. A limited number are • Your son and the classroom—why a mix-match? • Why boys hate to read and what to do about it available in advance at Decatur Package Store. Admission STONE MOUNTAIN is limited to 2,200 people and attendees must be 21 or old- • Preparing your son for his future occupation—outside of er. For more information, call (404) 371-9583 or visit www. the classroom decaturartsalliance.org or www.decaturwinefestival.com. • How video games and electronic gadgets can improve Charles ‘Chuck’ Burris memorial academic performance bridge to be dedicated • Zeroing in on what gets your son inspired and channeling it into academics DORAVILLE A dedication ceremony to name the bridge at the • Connecting your son to college and his future. interchange of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Memorial Families interested should contact Diane Brown of City wins award for LCI study Drive the Charles “Chuck” Burris Memorial Bridge Gifted-Spirit.com at (678) 278-8424 or Quandra Collins of will take place Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. The Georgia General the East Lake Family YMCA at (404) 373-6561 for details. The 2010 Downtown Doraville Master Plan LCI Study Assembly approved the new name for the bridge earlier Parents can also visit www.gifted-spirit.com and click “Pa- won an award Sept. 30 for Outstanding Planning Docu- this year when it passed House Resolution 719, which was rental Involvement Campaign” for Parents-As-Partners. The ment—Large Community at the Georgia Planning Associa- sponsored by Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain), who event is free for families and space is limited. tion’s fall conference. is hosting the ceremony. The 2010 Downtown Doraville Master Plan is a Burris became the ﬁrst Black mayor of Stone Mountain seven-month, long-term community planning process that in 1997. After completing his term in 2001, he became the DECATUR focuses on a 689-acre study area, which includes the New Peachtree/Shallowford Road corridor, the section of Buford executive director of the Southern Regional Council and later took a position as a senior IT manager at Lockheed Highway between I-285 and Shallowford Road, the GM Martin. Burris, who graduated from Morehouse College in ‘How to Build a Better DeKalb’ forum property and areas north and west of the former assembly Atlanta, worked as a public employee for the city of Atlanta announced plant. The study focuses primarily on the GM plant redevel- opment and transportation connectivity to and from the site. and served on the Stone Mountain City Council before being elected mayor. Burris died Feb. 12, 2009, at the age The League of Women Voters of DeKalb is hosting a Transportation projects identiﬁed in LCI studies are eligible of 57. transparency in government forum with DeKalb County for federal transportation funding. commissioners on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6-7:45 p.m. at the downtown Decatur Library auditorium, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Halloween party planned at library Conﬁrmed to attend are commissioners Jeff Rader, Larry Johnson, Lee May and Kathie Gannon Halloween Spooktacular, the library’s annual Hallow- This will be an opportunity to engage commissioners in een party, is scheduled for Oct. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The a conversation about “How to Build a Better DeKalb.” It will event is free and aimed at children ages 3-5. There will be also be an opportunity to ask commissioners about critical games, spooky stories, songs and a costume contest. No issues facing DeKalb County and to obtain their feedback registration is required. The library is at 3748 Central Ave. about these issues. in Doraville. For more information, call (770) 936-4852. For additional information contact the League of Women Voters DeKalb at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 321- Unity Garden sponsors Picnic With 0913. Scarecrows Alexis Perry, second from right, was joined at the presentation of the Diamond of Hope Award by, from left, Harvest festival announced The Doraville Unity Garden will hold Picnic with Scare- Randy Redner, American Cancer Society; Lori Hall, WellStar Health System; and Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson. The Global Growers Network will celebrate its second crows on Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m., at the Wheeler and Chestnut annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, noon to 3 site. The event, done in conjunction with the DeKalb County p.m., at the Burundi Women’s Farm at 121 Sam’s Street, Board of Health and its partners, is part of the national Teenager receives Diamond of Hope Food Day open house initiative. The goal of the picnic is to Decatur. Refugee women from Burundi who lead the farm will celebrate a successful growing season with a Winter foster community awareness and participation in national award Stew and Chili Cook-Off, international music and dancing, efforts to expand access to healthy, affordable and locally children’s games and prizes, locally grown fresh produce grown food. For information, contact: Susan Fraysse The Atlanta Braves presented 15-year-old Alexis and fun for the whole family. The entrance fee is $15 for (770-263-0262), email@example.com, Heather Isaacson Perry of Stone Mountain with its Breast Cancer Awareness adults, $5 for children older than 5, and free for children (770-458-0764), firstname.lastname@example.org or Yajaira Weiner Day Diamond of Hope award. The award recognizes younger than 5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at (678-571-6442), email@example.com. caregivers who have made an impact on the lives of cancer www.globalgrowers.net. Susan Pavlin, director of the survivors. Perry was nominated by her mother Shea Global Growers Network, said, “This is a unique opportunity Wiggins, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when her to celebrate the tremendous contributions that international daughter was 4. newcomers can make to our local food system, and to Perry, who her mother calls “a born caregiver,” share in the success of these incredible women as produc- immediately learned how to help her mother by making her ers for our local markets.” own lunches, washing her own clothes and cleaning out the refrigerator. The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Sports Page 21A Defending tradition Stephenson linemen working to fulfill common goal Seniors Carlos Hood, from left, Jafar Mann and Jarontay Jones anchor the defensive line for undefeated Stephenson. Photo by Travis Hudgons by Robert Naddra ing seniors, we just do what we’ve Virginia Tech. A third member of addition to having players come firstname.lastname@example.org gotta do,” said Jones, a 6-foot-2, the starting defensive line, senior through Wade Walker Park and 240-pounder. “We’ve been doing Carlos Hood, has committed to a Stephenson Middle School, the Jarontay Jones and Jafar it since we were freshmen. We’ve scholarship offer by South Caro- Jaguars have had their share of Mann were a year away from en- been all-county, all-region, now lina. transfers over the years. tering high school, but they had we’re ready to win a state champi- Two years ago, then-senior “To have some of those guys the same ambition—win a state onship.” Michael Thornton was one of the come up through the middle high school football championship The duo is part of a defensive most heavily recruited defensive school is a great feeling,” Gar- at Stephenson. front that has helped Stephenson linemen in the state. Thornton trell said. “They’re the ones that “They all had goals of win- become one of the most disruptive chose Georgia, where he is a red- look forward to coming up and ning a state championship, even defenses in the state. The Jaguars shirt freshman nose tackle. being a part of the tradition here. in middle school,” Jaguars coach lead the county with 36.5 sacks Having three blue-chip line- They all enjoy playing with each Ron Gartrell said. “And the other and 70 tackles for losses. Jones men gives Gartrell plenty of op- other. Even the players who come kids pick up on that.” is second on the team with 14.5 tions on defense. in later fit in like they’re right at Nearly five years later, the two sacks. The Jaguars boast the coun- “We’re fortunate to have guys home.” senior defensive linemen are part ty’s best defense against the run, that size that can move like those Such has been the case with of the blueprint of consistent suc- allowing the opposition 70 yards guys can,” Gartrell said. “They en- Hood, who leads the team with cess that Gartrell has built at Ste- per game. able us to do different things like three recovered fumbles. phenson in its 15th season playing “We’re going to be the predict- stop the run, force turnovers and “We’re not the only talent on varsity football. The 7-0 Jaguars, ing factor,” said Mann, 6-4 and put pressure on the passer.” our team,” Hood said. “Everybody still looking for their first champi- 275 pounds. “Everybody plays As has been the case for years contributes and the team chemis- onship, have made the state play- better when we set the tone.” at Stephenson, team chemistry try is really good. We’re all pretty offs 11 straight seasons. Mann has committed to Flor- added to the enormous talent base close and we hang out together off “There’s not much pressure be- ida while Jones has committed to has been a formula for success. In the field.” The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Sports Page 22A DeKalb High School Sports Highlights FOOTBALL losses. The Bulldogs face Marist on Oct. 21. Tucker 37, Miller Grove 6: Dallas Rivers St. Pius 35, Druid Hills 0: Logan rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns Rosborough rushed for 86 yards and two on 11 carries for the Tigers (7-0 overall and touchdowns for the Golden Lions (7-0, 4-0 in Region 6-AAAA). Yusuf Minor gained in Region 5-AAA, Division A). Also, Trey 78 yards and ran for two touchdowns as the White completed 8 of 10 passes for 110 Tigers totaled 279 yards rushing. It was the yards. The defense held the Red Devils (4-4, fourth straight game and fifth this season that 3-2) to 137 total yards. Nick Ruffin blocked the Tigers have held an opponent to eight a punt, which Grayson Klingler recovered points or less. Joshua Dawson led the Tigers for a touchdown, and Nick Glass had two with 12 tackles, including two sacks. Also, interceptions. Also, Braswell recovered Jerry Shippy had seven tackles and two a fumble at the Golden Lions’ 1-yard line sacks. Tucker, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA, and Geno Smith made a touchdown-saving plays Redan on Oct. 21. tackle to preserve the shutout. St. Pius faces Grady on Oct. 21 with a win securing a berth Marist 38, Redan 6: William Curran ran in the state tournament. for two touchdowns as 12 players carried the ball for the War Eagles (6-1 overall and Columbia 56, Towers 6: Kenno Loyal, who in Region 6-AAAA). Gray King led the committed to Mississippi last week, rushed way with 75 yards rushing and a touchdown. for 161 yards and three touchdowns for the Jason Morris also scored a touchdown. Eagles (4-3, 3-1 in Region 5-AAA, Division Also, Austin Hardin kicked a 50-yard B). Jabari Menefee completed 4 of 5 passes field goal, his longest of the season. Jack for 122 yards and four touchdowns. Keithon Burke led the defense with six tackles while Redding caught two passes for 82 yards and Preston Furry had four tackles, caused two two touchdowns. Gerald Everett and Mials fumbles and recovered one. The War Eagles Woodberry also each caught a touchdown face Lithonia on Oct. 21. pass. Also, Jhaustin Thomas returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles Stephenson 46, Langston Hughes 0: face Arabia Mountain on Oct. 22. Mike Davis rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars (7-0, 4-0 in Region 2-AAAAA) gained more than 350 CROSS COUNTRY yards on the ground. Brandon Washington added 80 yards rushing with two touchdowns DeKalb County Championships, Oct. 12 and T.J. Moon rushed for 90 yards. Also, Lakeside swept the county championships Dunwoody sophomore Alex Cameron won her second straight DeKalb County girls' cross country title. Photo provided Demarcus Sweat returned a punt 55 yards for the 11th time since 1995 and the boys for a touchdown. The Jaguars defense has won their 17th title in a row. The Vikings held its past two opponents to a total of six beat Stone Mountain 47-60 in the boys’ race points. Stephenson plays East Coweta on for the closest margin since 2005. Lakeside Oct. 21. has won a total of 28 county titles. Boys Woodward Academy 27, Cedar Grove 24: Team scores (top three): Lakeside 47, Stone The War Eagles rallied in the final minute Mountain 60, Dunwoody 63. for the win to create a three-way tie for Top five individuals: 1. Nahome Abera, first place in Region 5-AAA, Division B. Stone Mountain, 17:35.53; 2. Kyle Sexton, Woodward, Cedar Grove and Columbia each Dunwoody, 17:43.82; 3. Ray Lumb, Druid have one loss. The Saints (5-3, 4-1) are off Hills, 17:53.95; 4. Brian Song, Lakeside, this week. 17:59.27; 5. Andrew Whetten, Druid Hills, 18:08.34. M.L. King 26, Newton 10: Jonquel Girls Dawson passed for 349 yards and three Team scores (top three): Lakeside 26, touchdowns for the Lions (7-0, 4-0 in Region Dunwoody 47, Druid Hills 101. 2-AAAAA). Joshua Stanford caught seven Top five individuals: 1. Alex Cameron, passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns, Dunwoody, 20:25.45, 2. Meghan while Blake Tibbs caught seven passes for Wetterhall, Lakeside, 21:00.38; 3. Greciana 141 yards. Also, Dontavious Hood scored Cooper, Southwest DeKalb, 21:06.65; 4. on a 9-yard pass and Jaynor Jones returned Hayley Keadey, Lakeside, 21:50.07; 5. Jenn a fumble 7 yards for a touchdown. The Cora, Lakeside, 21:56.37. defense held the Rams without an offensive touchdown, scored a safety and forced five turnovers. Kendarius Whitehead had 13 SOFTBALL tackles and two sacks. Also, Chris Burgess and Wesley Greene each had an interception. All five teams from DeKalb County that The Lions face Newnan, which is tied for qualified for the state tournament lost in the first place in the region with the Lions and first round in best-of-three series’ in games Stephenson, on Oct. 21. played Oct. 12-14. In Class AAA, St. Pius lost to Central Carroll 7-2, 4-2. In Class Lithonia 22, Douglass 12: Quarterback AAAA, Dunwoody lost to Pope 7-0, 15- Elijah Thomas rushed for 166 yards 4; Lakeside lost to Chapel Hill 5-0, 10-2; and three touchdowns on 18 carries for Chamblee lost to Paulding County 10-2, 11- the Bulldogs (4-3 overall and in Region 0; and Marist lost to Kell 5-3 in the deciding 6-AAAA). On defense, David Johnson led third game. The War Eagles lost the opener Nahome Abera of Stone Mountain won the boys' DeKalb County cross country title and paced the Pirates to a the way with 15 tackles, including two for 7-4, then won Game 2 6-5. second-place team finish. Photo provided The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 Sports Page 23A Volleyball: Lakeside in second round for third straight year by Robert Naddra faced Darlington on Oct. 18. Lake- match. Also, Emma Wakeman led fourth game 25-16 for a 2-2 tie, the email@example.com side played at Lithia Springs in the the county with 49 blocks. Vikings won Game 5 15-11. AAAA tournament on Oct. 18. The offense has been just as St. Pius’ wins have been more Lakeside advanced to the sec- Arabia Mountain, the only other productive. Lakeside had three decisive in the postseason. The ond round of the Class AAAA state DeKalb team to advance to the state players with more than 100 kills Golden Lions (41-5) have dropped volleyball playoffs for the third playoffs, lost in the AAA first round each through the end of the regular a game in only one of the past four straight season with a 3-2 win over to Locust Grove 25-5, 25-6, 25-5. season—Jenny Miller, Kierra-Lee matches. The Golden Lions beat No. 7 Sprayberry in the first round Lakeside has enjoyed a balanced Dunson and Sierra-Lee Dunson. Troup 25-7, 25-14 and 25-5 in the on Oct. 12. attack—solid hitting up front, com- That balance has carried Lake- first round of the state tournament. Only St. Pius, ranked No. 2 bined with accurate serving, good side through the playoffs as three St. Pius is attempting to get back in Class AAA, advanced past the defense and setting. Gloria Mc- of its past four matches have gone to the state Final Four for the fourth first round among other schools in Goldrick led the county through the to a deciding game. Against Spray- time in the past five seasons. The DeKalb County. The Golden Lions regular season averaging 18.4 as- berry, the Vikings lost the first game Golden Lions advanced to the state shut out Troup in the first round sists per match while Amy Vansant before winning the next two in the semifinals three years in a row from of the AAA state tournament and was tops in digs with 15.1 per best-of-five match. After losing the 2007-09. THE NEXT LEVEL Each week The Champion spotlights former high school players from the county who are succeeding in athletics on the college level. Chris Philpott, Louisville (football): The senior from St. Pius kicked three field goals, including The Champion chooses a male and a career-long 51-yarder in a 25-16 female high school Athlete of the Week Eligwe Kirby Smith loss to Cincinnati on Oct. 15. His each week throughout the school year. other field goals were from 42 and The choices are based on performance Three players selected 18 yards, giving him 10 points on the day. and nominations by coaches. Please e-mail nominations to robert@ to all-American game dekalbchamp.com by Monday at noon. Jasmine King, Howard (volleyball): The junior setter MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Three football players from schools in DeKalb from Chamblee played a big part Jonquel Dawson, M.L. King (football): County have been selected to play in next year’s U.S. in the Bison’s current three-game The quarterback completed 17 of Army All-American Bowl. winning streak with 50 assists and 29 passes for 349 yards and three 10 digs in wins over Morgan State touchdowns as the Lions beat Newton 26- Stone Mountain linebacker Markuss Eligwe, Ste- 10 in a Region 2-AAAAA game on Oct. phenson linebacker Raphael Kirby and St. Pius de- and Coppin State. She also had 21 assists in a win over Norfolk State. 14. Dawson has passed for 798 yards and fensive back Geno Smith all recently were officially seven touchdowns in the past two games. invited to play in the national high school all-star game scheduled for Jan.12, 2012 in San Antonio. Jamel Dobbs, Navy (football): The sophomore defensive end from FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Smith, who has committed to Alabama, has 38 Alex Cameron, Dunwoody (cross tackles and an interception for the Golden Lions. Cedar Grove has played in all six country): The sophomore won the Kirby leads DeKalb County through six games with games for the Midshipmen this DeKalb County Championships on Oct. 14.5 quarterback sacks and has 61 total tackles. He season. He has a total of 17 tackles, 12 at Arabia Mountain for the second has committed to Miami. Eligwe, who has committed including two in a 21-20 loss to straight year. Her time of 20:25.45 was to Florida State, also has 61 total tackles. Rutgers on Oct. 15. the best time on that course all season. Page 24A The Champion Free Press, Friday October 21, 2011 The Trail to the Title begins with first round action on Oct. 22 by Mark Brock The eight teams vying for the eighth annual Trail to the Title championship are set and first round play is set for Oct. 22 at Hallford Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. Columbia (4-2) hosts Tucker (5-1) in the first game of playoffs at 9 a.m. at Hallford Stadium. Columbia knocked off previously undefeated Peachtree 12-7 in the final week of the regular season to claim its third consecutive region title. Tucker got past Chapel Hill 36- 22 to earn its first trip to the playoffs. The second game at Hallford pits Region 4 cham- pion Druid Hills (5-1) against Region 2 runner-up Ce- dar Grove (5-1) at 10:30 a.m. Druid Hills won its first region title with a 20-0 victory over 2010 Trail to the Title champ Miller Grove. Cedar Grove dropped a 16-6 decision to Stephenson to finish second in Region 2. The third first round game of the day has Region 1 champion Bethune (6-0) host Region 2 runner-up Peachtree (5-1) in a noon start at Hallford. Bethune wrapped up its third consecutive region title with a 30-0 victory over Tucker in Week 7 and enters the game fol- Photo by Travis Hudgons Middle School Football Playoffs: First Round lowing a bye week. Peachtree dropped a hard-fought 12-7 decision to Columbia on the final week of the sea- son for its only blemish while earning the team’s first playoff berth. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Hallford Stadium The final game of day kicks off at 1:30 p.m. as Stephenson (6-0) hosts 2010 defending champion Game 1: Columbia (4-2) vs. Tucker (5-1), 9 a.m. Miller Grove (3-3) at Hallford. Stephenson took a Game 2: Druid Hills (5-1) vs. Cedar Grove (5-1), 10:30 a.m. 16-6 victory over Cedar Grove to claim the Region 2 title and finished undefeated in the regular season. Game 3: Bethune (6-0) vs. Peachtree (5-1), 12 p.m. Miller Grove dropped a 20-0 decision to Druid Hills Game 4: Stephenson (6-0) vs. Miller Grove (3-3), 1:30 p.m. in the Region 4 title deciding game last week. Note: First team listed will be home team Come save where making shopping a pleasure is part of the deal. Even when you’re shopping on a budget, you don’t have to give up the experience you deserve. At Publix, you’ll ﬁnd hundreds of items on sale every day, while you still enjoy the service you can’t quite put a price on. Go to publix.com/save right now to make plans to save this week. to save here.
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