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Deer dilemma How DID Buckhead get its name? COMMUNTIY 2

Quiet, please Chastain amphitheater losing revenue COMMUNITY 4

Up in arms Readers sound off over gun control

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FEB. 8 — FEB. 21, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 3

Lithe like a lion


Wild things ‘Mixed-up’ animals come alive in book AROUND TOWN 10


Brookwood Alliance plans revived BY DAN WHISENHUNT

Heart strings

A proposal to change south Buckhead’s relationship with Peachtree Road looked like it was headed in the direction of many similar studies: a PDF stored on the hard drive of a planner’s computer. The Brookwood Alliance refused to let it die. Now there’s a renewed push to get the city of Atlanta to adopt the proposals as part of the city code, more than a year after the last serious discussions about it. Alliance Chairman Joe Gardner said while the publicity died down, the promoters of the idea soldiered on behind the scenes. Five neighborhoods around Peachtree make up the Alliance: Ardmore Park, Collier Hills, Collier Hills North, Brookwood and Brookwood Hills.

Group hits high notes for Valentine’s Day COMMUNITY 11

Bible verses Clergy share favorite scripture ‘love stories’ FAITH 12-13

Speak easy Actors ‘blossom’ with this theater company OUT & ABOUT 14-15

Summer Camps


A special advertising section PAGES 18-21

Banishment keeps trouble at bay BY DAN WHISENHUNT

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Emma Hancock, left, and Mattie Martinez, right, surround Cecilia Bouska, center, during the “Lion King Dances of the Circle of Life” performance at The Galloway School on Jan. 26. See more photos on page 26.

Mess up in Buckhead and it will get you banished, a local judge says. Atlanta Municipal Judge Gary Jackson said bar patrons who are “excessively obnoxious” usually get banned from Buckhead. The banishment can last for as little as 30 days or as long as 178 days in extreme cases. The banishment doesn’t keep people from living in or driving through the community, he said. His orders stipulate the sentence will apply during certain times of the day, keeping troublemakers away during peak troublemaking hours. For example, a copy of an order he signed in November shows he banned a defendant from Buckhead for 60 days between the hours SEE TROUBLE, PAGE 28

02-08-2013 Buckhead Reporter