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FEB. 7 — FEB. 20, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 3

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Our new columnist talks about family life COMMENTARY 9

Where you live Check out recent home sales in this new section HOME & REAL ESTATE 10-13

Going country Oglethorpe exhibits French landscapes OUT & ABOUT 14

Keeping pace

PHIL MOSIER

Crews are hard at work at the Buckhead MARTA station, constructing a bridge which will allow pedestrians to cross between Stratford Road to Tower Place Drive over Ga. 400. The bridge, slated for mid-summer completion, will also provide an entrance to the MARTA station. More photos on page 26.

Work to begin soon on Loudermilk Park

Communities work to improve storm response

BY JOE EARLE

These churches strive to remain ‘relevant’ FAITH 22-23

Pony up Strip club offers to settle lawsuit with Brookhaven COMMUNITY 28

BY JOE EARLE

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Work is scheduled to begin this month on a $2.5 million project intended to transform Loudermilk Park in the heart of Buckhead into a community gathering place. Plans for the project, paid for by the Buckhead Community Improvement District, call for the construction of a clock tower, and the addition of a statue of park namesake Charlie Loudermilk, covered seating, and grass and trees to the triangular park bordered by Peachtree and Roswell roads, and Sardis Way. “We think that park doesn’t come close to its potential,” CID

Once the ice melted and the traffic gridlock eased, local officials began considering how to improve future reactions After the storm to storms like the one that Personal stories, official froze metro Atlanta in Jancomments and social media uary. recap the big storm, pages 5-7 “We will do a postmortem to assess things we did well and what could have been done better,” Sandy Springs Mayor

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