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Jan. 25 — feB. 7, 2013 • vol. 7 — no. 2

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Dunwoody offices showcase local artwork 0UT & ABOUT 18

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Trigger happy state rep. lindsey explains education bill EDUCATION 26

Spencer Gragg, 8, collects water samples from Nancy Creek on Jan. 12 to take to Oglethorpe University for further study. Spencer was with a group at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead that collected specimens to help gauge the health of the stream. More photos on page 27.

Buckhead crime up, other zones down By Dan Whisenhunt

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Recycling program catches some off guard By Dan Whisenhunt

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Crime rates in Atlanta Police Department’s Zone 2 precinct, an area that includes Buckhead, rose in 2012 while crime rates in the city’s other five zones decreased, figures released by APD show. The biggest increase came from theft from auto, and APD

Atlanta’s plans to increase participation in its recycling program caught some Buckhead residents by surprise. The problem was, the city inadvertently delivered some new 96-gallon carts to people who already had them. District 8 Atlan-

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