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Survey says... Residents are happy, but city has work to do
‘GLASS’ LEADER: DEKALB SCHOOL SYSTEM TOO BIG
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Changes ahead Interim DeKalb County CEO has big plans COMMUNITY 4
Our new columnist talks about family life COMMENTARY 9 PHOTOS BY PHIL MOSIER
Where you live Check out recent home sales in this new section HOME & REAL ESTATE 10-13
Keeping pace These Dunwoody churches strive to remain ‘relevant’ FAITH 22-23
Pony up Strip club offers to settle lawsuit with Brookhaven COMMUNITY 30
Above, Suzanne Boothe, left, and Mary Fuentes, 9, attend St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church’s Scottish Heritage Sunday on Feb. 2. Right, Tom Crawford performs a bagpipe solo from the balcony during the benediction. The church welcomed all to enjoy their annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service.
Mothner ﬁnds his place in his own backyard
Praising storm response, cities seek improvement
BY JOE EARLE
BY JOE EARLE
To hear Alan Mothner tell it, the Dunwoody Nature Center played the decisive part in his family’s move to Dunwoody 11 years ago. One look at the place and they were hooked. “We actually bought the house because of its proximity to the nature center,” he said. “I think we saw the house, saw the backyard, bought the house, and then went inside and looked at the rest of it.” Once he was a neighbor, Mothner started volunteering to help out at the center, a former residence located in the 22-acre Dun-
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 May-
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