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JAN. 10 — JAN. 23, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 1

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King, not queen, for a day Winter 2014 PAGES 11-26

Colorful history Brookwood Hills featured in book COMMUNITY 5

Rising up Bike shop has temporary home, will rebuild COMMUNITY 7

Desert rider Dunwoody man rides across Israel raising funds MAKING A DIFFERENCE 8-9

Lasting legacy MLK’s home, church part of downtown tour OUT & ABOUT 30-31

Safer streets Zone 2 crime down overall, says Commander Hobbs PUBLIC SAFETY 37

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Leslie Cisneros places a “king’s crown” on her daughter Karyme Torres’ head, 2, as dad Eduardo Torres takes it all in during the Día de los Reyes celebration, or “Three Kings Day” Festival on Jan. 5 at the Atlanta History Center. More photos on page 3.

Legislators say upcoming session hard to predict

More apartments on the way for Buckhead

BY DAN WHISENHUNT

BY DAN WHISENHUNT

danwhisenhunt@reporternewspapers.net

danwhisenhunt@reporternewspapers.net

Georgia’s state lawmakers expect to be working at a faster pace this year when the General Assembly convenes on Jan. 13. The Legislature meets for 40 days, spread out over several weeks. This year will be different because party primary elections will be in May of this year, weeks earlier than usual because of a federal court order. Legislators representing Fulton County said the shorter legislative calendar means they will be working on a tight schedule. What that will mean for some high profile legislation, like bills calling

Apartment developers have big plans for Buckhead, and another high profile project is on the horizon. AMLI Residential will develop a 640-unit project at Roxboro and East Paces Ferry roads, according to the Buckhead Coalition. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that AMLI bought the 7-acre site for $22.5 million. It’s the second Buckhead project for the company. AMLI also is developing apartments at Adina Drive and Fountainhead Lane that will consist of 375 units.

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01-10-2014 Buckhead Reporter