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Reach over 50,000 readers in print and 5,000 online
is the official legal organ of DeKalb County as well as a multi-award-winning community newspaper.We are the first choice for local news in the communities of Decatur, Stone Mountain, Lithonia, Clarkston, Tucker, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody and Pine Lake, Georgia.
is published each Thursday and is distributed primarily through the United States Postal Serviceand is also available at local retail establishments and in coin racks throughout DeKalb County.
The Champion Free Press
is distributed to businesses, newsstands, libraries, schools and churches aroundthe county, as well as appearing online at championnewspaper.com
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Champion newspaper recognized for excellence by peers in 2011
The Champion received 22 awards (16 first place honors)—including the coveted General Excellence Awardfor overall excellence. This is the third time in the past four years that the newspaper has received this distinction.
At the awards banquet held on Jekyll Island, The Champion received the following:
averages more than 15,000 unique visitors each month and is quickly becoming thego-to source for late-breaking local news as well as a community forum where readers regularly comment on news fea-tures.