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State of affairs DeKalb CEO Ellis talks property taxes, annexation COMMUNITY 6

Spending limit Legislature looking to cap gifts from lobbyists COMMUNITY 7

Up in arms Readers sound off over gun control

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FEB. 8 — FEB. 21, 2013 • VOL. 4 — NO. 3

Time for tartan

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Trail fight moves to new phase

COMMENTARY 8-9

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

BY TOM ODER

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The temporary court order that halted construction of the controversial trail in Brook Run Park was lifted on Feb. 4, but it appears opponents of the city’s plan aren’t giving up. Shortly after DeKalb County Superior Judge Tangela M. Barrie announced her decision to lift the order, former Dunwoody City Council member Danny Ross presented city officials with a petition asking they return to the orig-

Group hits high notes for Valentine’s Day COMMUNITY 11

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

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Speak easy Actors ‘blossom’ with this theater company

New group forms to support Brook Run Park see page 2

OUT & ABOUT 14-15

Summer Camps

City sets fines for ‘excessive’ false alarms

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Yvonne Miller, center, plays the recorder during the prelude to the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody on Feb. 3, part of the church’s Scottish Heritage Sunday celebration. More photos on page 3.

Dunwoody homeowners and businesses must register their burglar alarms with the city and pay fines after two false alarms under a new ordinance adopted recently by City Council. The proposal drew sharp criticism from some council members who objected to a provision that police will not respond to an alarm if the owner is delinquent in paying false alarm fines. Dunwoody police have backed the plan in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms received by the city. Checking false alarms takes police time and resources, officials say. “We have a lean police staff level,” City Councilman Terry Nall said before the council voted to adopt the ordinance CONTINUED ON PAGE 27

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