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Free Press 11-18-11

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WWW.CHAMPIONNEWSPAPER.COM • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 • VOL. 14, NO. 34 FREE
 
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Serving East Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Tucker and Stone Mountain.
See Advocate on Page 15ASee Coaches on Page 15A
Longtime advocate of restorative justice recognizedfor her work with incarcerated women
 by Nigel Roberts
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ur nation’sincarcerationand recidi-vism rates are alarm-ingly high and showno signs of abating,said
Elizabeth M.Bounds
. With nearly30 years of prisonministries experience,Bounds believes pas-sionately that people can reformand has advocated for restorative justice.Her advocacy, though, goes beyond article writing andspeech making. The EmoryUniversity Christian ethics professor has been teachinga range of theology coursesto incarcerated women at therecently closed Metro StatePrison in unincorporatedDeKalb. And she has collab-orated with the Rev.
SusanBishop
, a Chandler Theo-logical Seminary alum and prison chaplain, to develop aCertificate for Theological Studiesfor inmates.In recognition of her work,Union Theological Seminaryawarded Bounds its 2011 Distin-guished Alumna Award last month.The award recognizes alumniwho distinguish themselves in thechurch, academy and society.The award announcementstated: “Dr. Bounds is one of themost important voices in Christiansocial ethics in academia and thechurch today. Her trenchant socialethical analysis connects issues of race, gender, class and sexuality tocontemporary issues.”A modest Bounds, who earneda master’s and doctorate fromthe seminary, was unaware thatshe had been nominated and was“pleasantly surprised” that shewon.Candler’s Dean
Jan Love
said,“This award is well-deserved rec-ognition of the outstanding work Liz has done to enrich the field of social ethics and improve the livesof prisoners.”According to the NationalInstitute of Justice—the research,development and evaluationagency of the U.S. Department of Justice—restorative justice focuseson restoring the harm crime does
Bounds
 by Robert Naddrarobert@dekalbchamp.comOne man is in search of hisfirst high school football statechampionship while the other is at-tempting to earn his second.One man has kept alive histeam’s winning tradition while theother has generated success notseen in decades.Head football coach
FranklinStephens
led Tucker High Schoolto its first state championship in2008 and has won more gamesthan any other coach in the countyduring the first five years on the job. Stephens has won 60 gamessince taking over in 2007. Leg-endary Lakeside coach
WaymanCreel
won 56 games in his firstfive years at the school and Ste- phens’ predecessor,
Bill Ballard
,won 53 games in five seasons atTucker.St. Pius head football coach
Paul Standard
has nurtured the program back to its glory daysunder legendary coach
GeorgeMaloof 
, who led the Golden Lionsfrom 1958-83. Standard has led St.Pius to the playoffs eight times inhis 11 seasons. In the 17 seasons between Maloof and Standard, theGolden Lions had only three win-ning seasons in football and quali-fied for the state playoffs once.Tucker and St. Pius have ad-
Coaches push football programs to new levels of success
Tucker, under coach Franlin Stephens, above, and St. Pius, led by coach Paul Standard, won their firs-round games in theGeorgia High School Association state playoffs.Photo by David SibleyPhoto by David Dicristina
 
Page 2A The Champion Free Press, Friday November 18, 2011
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Thanksgiving • Chanukkah • Christmas • Kwanzaa • New Year’s Eve
WINCASH
What makes the holiday season so special for you? We want you to capture the essence
 
of the season in pictures. Winners will have their photos published in
The ChampionNewspaper 
and
Champion Free Press
 
and receive $100 for first place, $50 for secondplace and $25 for third place.Photos must be taken in DeKalb County, this year or during the past two years.
 
Pictures must be submitted by original photographer and photographer must have sole
 
ownership of the copyright/right for the image. Each photographer can submit no morethan three images.Only high-resolution digital images are eligible.By submitting images to
The Champion Newspaper 
, permission is given to reproduce
 
images in print and online at publisher’s discretion. Individuals submitting imagesassume any and all responsibility for copyrights that may be in effect.Photos should be e-mailed To Travish@dekalbchamp.com by Dec. 11 at 11 p.m.
 
PLEASE NOTE IN THE SUBJECT LINE: Holiday Photo ContestAnd include the following information name, phone, address, e-mail, describe of what’s
 
taking place in photograph and where it was taken, names of individuals in photos (fromleft to right, include ages if 18 and younger) and date photo taken.
 by Daniel Beauregarddaniel@dekalbchamp.comA new mixed-use develop-ment in south DeKalb hopesto be a catalyst in revital-izing an area off CovingtonHighway that city ofcialssay has been long in need of increased services.Panola Slope, a develop-ment consisting of 22 brown-stones and 15 retail locationson the ground oor, is slatedto open in the spring and will be the rst of its kind in thearea.“South DeKalb isn’t reallyenjoying the same amenitiesthat they are enjoying in thePerimeter and Lenox areas.So, this being the rst sitewhere residents and retail cancohabitate, I think it’s goingto be a real important state-ment for our area,”
VaughnIrons
, CEO of neghborhoodrevitalization rm APD Solu-tions, said.
It’s semi-built because itwas foreclosed on before itwas nished,” Irons said of the complex. “It was owned by three different banks,which prevented it from re-ally being able to come back into commerce. We wereable to negotiate with allthree banks, put it under oneownership, and work withthe county to establish a newvision for Covington High-way.”At a groundbreaking cer-emony on Nov. 11, Irons toldthe crowd that to ourish theneighborhood would needcommunity support. Ironsand his staff then handed outcards for a time capsule, ask-ing that each resident presentwrite down what he or shehopes for the community inthe future.“In exactly 11 years on Nov. 11, 2022, we will come back to this thriving site andthis thriving community andwe will open that time cap-sule and we will see what youall had to tell them,” Ironssaid. The capsule was later  buried at the top of a staircase by the main building and cov-ered with bricks.DeKalb County Commis-sioner 
Lee May
said that hewas glad to see the complex,which has sat vacant for the past three years, nally being put to use.“The reality is, people aresometimes scared to bringsome projects to this part of the county; they feel it’s toorisky,” May said. “This corri-dor is in need of developmentand revitalization.”Irons said that PanolaSlope recently signed its rstretail establishment, a spe-cialty bakery and sandwichshop, and there are severalother contracts in the worksincluding a white-linen Italianrestaurant.When the establishmentwas rst built, Irons said thehousing units were listed at$449,000 but now they rangefrom $199 to $244,000. Healso said that there is down payment assistance availablefrom the county and other as-sistance APD will provide for those interested in the homes.
Leonardo McClarty,
 president of the DeKalbChamber of Commerce,
 
echoed both May and Ironsand said he hoped the com- plex would kick off a stringof similar developments inthe area.“I think Vaughn said it allin that it would be a catalystfor future development,” Mc-Clarty said. “At the end of theday, regardless of backgroundand ethnicity, people want tohave the same thing—theywant to have services andquality development in their community.”
Panola Slope, located off Covington Highway, will be the first mixed-use development ever built insouth DeKalb. Photos by by Daniel Beauregard
 
Page 3A The Champion Free Press, Friday November 18, 2011
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