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Bobby Jones more than ‘ﬁgurehead’ to golf course
Amid safety concerns, Lake Forrest dam faces uncertain future BY ANN MARIE QUILL
Cody Tomczyk, far left, with playing partner Randy Sieger, watch Bill Hunter, center, tee off at the Bobby Jones Golf Course on Feb. 14. The three, along with Donny Snyder, back right, took in a round at the Buckhead course named after the iconic Atlanta golfer.
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Things started with a bench. Well, the idea of a bench, really. They haven’t gotten around to buying the bench itself just yet. As Anthony Smith remembers it, he and his regular golf partners were playing a round at the Bobby Jones Golf Course five or six years ago when, somewhere around the 17th hole, they decided the course needed a place they could sit for a moment and rest. “We said, ‘We ought to buy a bench for this hole,’” he said. “‘We’re tired of walking.’” That led to talk of other ways the regular players at the venerable Buckhead golf course could come together to help improve the place. Soon, the Friends of Bobby Jones Inc. was formed. “We’re trying to speak up for the golfers,” said Smith, president of the Friends group, and a regular player of the Bobby Jones course for about 18 years. “Technically, our mission is to enhance the course at Bobby Jones and make it a more pleasant experience.”
The group, which started with five members and has grown to 220, has bought tables and umbrellas for the clubhouse and recruited volunteers to help trim bushes overrunning the parking lot at the public course, Smith said. The group raises money through an annual golf tournament in September, he added. The Friends’ most recent addition to the course, which is owned by the city of Atlanta, is a new historical display in the clubhouse showing highlights of Jones’ career, the development of the course named for him and his personal involvement in the construction of the course. The Bobby Jones Heritage Room display, which is open to the public, includes photos of Jones playing golf, and of trophies he won and copies of newspaper clippings and public records related to the development of the course. Included is a photo of Jones teeing oﬀ during the first round played at the Bobby Jones Golf Course. The Friends group plans to introduce the Bobby Jones Heritage Room with a reception as part of a celebration SEE BOBBY JONES, PAGE 4
Something must be done about Lake Forrest Dam, engineers hired by the cities of Sandy Springs and Atlanta say. If the dam fails, the resulting flood could kill people and destroy houses downstream. “Your dam right now has some severe deficiencies,” Chuck Wilson of Schnabel Engineering told residents attending a public meeting called jointly by the two cities at Chastain Horse Park on Feb. 11. Wilson said the dam’s problems include a severe slope on the dam’s downstream side, an aging spillway pipe that water flows through during storms, and the dam’s inability to hold enough water during an extreme storm. But exactly what will be done remains unclear. First, the lake will be drained to make the area immediately safe and so that engineers can adequately study the dam, Wilson said. The dividing line between Buckhead and Sandy Springs runs through the three lakes related to the dam, so any decisions about the dam must be reached jointly by oﬃcials of the two cities. During the Feb. 11 meeting, Sandy Springs oﬃcials were hesitant to say what their options would be to make the area safe for residents once testing was complete. During a Feb. 3 Sandy Springs City Council meeting, Wilson gave a presentation that proposed several options, including repairing the dam, permanently draining the lake or creating a storm water retention area upstream. SEE AMID, PAGE 3
Both Sandy Springs and Atlanta are mulling options on how to repair the dam.
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Buckhead Forest placed on National Register
Massell to deliver annual ‘State of Buckhead’ talk
The neighborhood known as Buckhead Forest has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. B RIEFS The neighborhood, oﬃcially listed as the Alberta Drive-Mathieson Drive-West Shadowlawn Avenue Historic District, was placed on the register on Jan. 27. The area, a triangle bounded by Peachtree, Piedmont and Roswell roads, began developing after the Georgia Railway and Electric Company extended its trolley from downtown Atlanta into Buckhead and beyond, the DNR said in a press release. Four subdivisions were built in the area between 1911 and 1945, the DNR said, and the district conSPECIAL tains “an intact collection of house The Buckhead Forest neighborhood has types and styles popular with the been placed on the National Register middle-class throughout Georof Historic Places. For a larger version, gia from the 1910s through the go to ReporterNewspapers.net. 1960s.”
Sam Massell, president of the Buckhead Coalition, is scheduled to give his annual “State of Buckhead” talk to the Buckhead Business Association on Feb. 26. The BBA’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. at the City Club of Buckhead, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1850. Admission is $10 for members in advance, $20 for nonmembers.
Free help with federal tax ﬁlings Volunteers from the AARP Foundation are scheduled to oﬀer free tax preparation help for seniors and low- or moderate-income taxpayers in sessions at the Buckhead Library branch. The volunteers, certified tax preparers, will help residents file federal and Georgia e-file returns, said Mary Fakharian, who handles communications for the local AARP district. AARP volunteers will staﬀ more than 50 locations in the metro Atlanta area, she said. Local tax help sessions are scheduled to be held at the Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Thursdays from noon until 4 p.m.
Correction Fulton County Commissioner Lee Morris was incorrectly identified as Lee May in the Feb. 6-Feb. 19 Buckhead Reporter in an article about the commission’s decision to restore hours of operation at branches in Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system.
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Wilson told council members a repair could require closing Lake Forrest Drive for months. But he told residents during the town hall that it could be possible to avoid closing the road. Brinkley Dickerson, who chairs NPUA, questioned Sandy Springs City Attorney Wendall Willard, who was facilitating the meeting, about who owned and would pay for repairs to the dam. Willard said the bill would be footed by the cities of Atlanta and Sandy Springs, and that they owned the dam. He added that Three Lakes Corporation, an association of the 35 homeowners whose properties abut the lake, owned the lake itself. “Why isn’t Three Lakes Corporation paying to replace the dam?” Dickerson asked. Karen Meinzen McEnerny, a former Sandy Springs councilwoman who lives near the dam, asked the same question. Ken Bleakly, president of Three Lakes, said the responsibility shouldn’t fall to
the association’s homeowners because the lakes serve as a drainage basin for 225 land parcels in the area. “We could demonstrate that [the drainage] flow into the three lakes is not coming from our 35 houses, it’s coming from the water way,” he said. “That’s exactly scientifically what is happening,” Resident Bill Harrison, who lives directly downstream of the dam, said he didn’t have any problem with any needed repairs being made. He said he was concerned oﬃcials weren’t saying what the options are after tests and studies are done. “They have no clue,” he said. Bleakly echoed that concern. “We know some disruption is expected,” he said. “What we’re really focused on is the long-term outcome. Is the lake going to be preserved? It serves an incredible function. During the100-year flood event in 2004 there was no breach of the dam, so the three lakes retained 4.6 million acre feet of water.”
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the course design. “He was more than just an honorary figurehead on this thing,” Smith said. McKoy describes the course as “a gem, really, right here in the heart of Buckhead” and says it regularly attracts golfers into the city. He hopes the new historical display will give players a clearer picture of Jones’ relationship to the 18 holes they’re playing. “People come in to town to ‘play Bobby Jones,’” Smith said. “We hope this gives them some history of him and this course.”
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What you need to know about measles and how to protect your child The recent measles outbreak linked to an exposure at an amusement park in California has been a topic of discussion and concern among parents. There have been more than 100 measles infections in 17 states. Many parents are worried about protecting their children, as measles is highly contagious. A person with measles will infect nine out of 10 unimmunized people. In addition to the fever, cough, red eyes and extreme discomfort for seven to 10 days that can result from a measles infection, some children may experience ear infections, pneumonia and brain swelling. In the U.S., approximately three of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications, and one to two of every 1,000 children with measles will die from respiratory and neurologic complications. None of this has to happen, and none of it should happen. The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is eﬀective, safe and available to healthy people over 1 year of age. The most important thing DR. ANDI you can do to protect your children from measles is to have them vaccinated according to the schedule prescribed by their pediatrician. L. SHANE MMR vaccines are typically given in two doses. The first dose, given between 12 and 15 months of GUEST COLUMN age, is 93 to 95 percent eﬀective. The second dose is given between ages 4 and 6 and raises eﬀectiveness to 97 to 99 percent. When more than 90 percent of people are vaccinated, “herd protection” is achieved. Herd protection is important for at-risk groups that cannot be vaccinated, such as infants, or people with weakened immune systems. These groups are also the most likely to suﬀer serious complications from measles should they become infected. If immunization rates fall below 90 percent, herd protection is lost. Given the success and importance of vaccines, why do some parents opt not to vaccinate their children? In some ways, vaccines are victim to their own success. As vaccines became available in the 1960s, the number of measles cases in the U.S. steadily declined from more than 500,000 per year to being declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, a small number of cases have been observed yearly (measles is still commonly transmitted in other countries and can be brought into the U.S. by unvaccinated travelers) but most Americans have not seen measles or other vaccine-preventable illnesses. When we don’t see illnesses such as measles, we underestimate their severity or assume that our children will not be aﬀected. Some are even skeptical of the necessity or safety of vaccines. In reality, even the most serious side eﬀects of the MMR vaccine are less likely than the risk of complications from measles. Numerous research studies have proven no link exists between receipt of the MMR vaccine and the development of autism. Twenty million people around the world become infected with measles each year; 146,000 die. We are fortunate to live in a country where we can ensure that every child is protected against measles. The ability to stop the spread of measles starts with being immunized. Dr. Andi L. Shane is medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
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They make their marks in the business world as teenagers BY ANN MARIE QUILL
Earning money as a kid doesn’t always mean running a lemonade stand, selling cookies or working part-time at a fast food restaurant. Sometimes it means creating your own product, putting your talents to work or even taking over a piece of a family business. Lily Sandler helped create a nationally successful lip balm company. John Livaditis took over a portion of his family’s Christmas tree business. Tyler Reid fixes computers for some 30 clients in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Maxwell Estis has put his musical talents to work. These four local high school students talked to Reporter Newspapers about how they became entrepreneurs, and what motivates and inspires them. Here are snapshots of their young businesses.
American lip balm “This is my office; it’s kind of messy right now because we’re making some prototypes,” said the North Springs High School 11th-grader as she walked through BLAMtastic’s offices on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. Lily’s business, which she runs along with her mom, Renee, and sister, Melanie, has turned into a multimillion-dollar venture. It all started when her mother, Renee, read a Wall Street Journal article about a dearth of female CEOs in Fortune 500 companies, and asked her daughters what they thought about that. “We were 9 and 10 at the time and we said, ‘Well, that stinks, mom,’” Lily said. Her mother told her and her younger sister that she didn’t want them to feel limited because of their gender, and that she’d support them if they ever had an idea for a business.
Lily Sandler, owner of BLAMtastic, which makes all-natural lip balm, sells the product in Walmart.
“A couple of weeks later I was looking for my lip balm and I said, ‘Mom, where’s my lip blam?’” Lily said. “She said that would be a great name for a lip balm company.” Lily said they started cooking lip balm in their kitchen after researching ingredients on the Internet. “We literally took all our pots and just started making lip balm,” she said. They started selling their product, which has a base of aloe and beeswax, at school fairs, then “kicked it up a notch” by opening a mall kiosk to test the market, and went to trade shows. Then, Lily wrote a letter to Walmart. “They had just done this huge ‘Made in America’ campaign,” Lily said. “So I wrote them a letter and said, ‘Hey,
we’re American made.’ They agreed to a meeting with us, and we got our lip balm in their stores.” Lily said that once Walmart agreed to carry the product, she had about 10 seconds of relief, then started worrying about what to do next. “Getting it into Walmart was one challenge but then keeping it in Walmart and being able to do enough sales is another thing,” Lily said. “And we’ve been able to keep the sales up.” Any advice for her peers? “Find something that you’re really passionate about and something that you enjoy,” she said. “Because then it’s not work, it’s just turning your interest into something that’s useful and that can make you a couple of bucks in the meantime.” SEE THEY MAKE, PAGE 10
Is that sew? Local tailors want to make you look good BY JOE EARLE
A career as a tailor wasn’t Habib MoheThe Russians didn’t come. Mohebi and bi’s initial plan. his brothers landed in Iran, he said, and Mohebi grew up in Afghanistan. By his lived for 18 months in Tehran. Friends there early 20s, he said, he’d landed an office job taught them to tailor clothes. “You’ve got to at the airport in Kabul, the capital. Then the do something to be busy,” he said. Russians came. “I was there when In 1984, Mohebi fled Tehran the Russians invaded in 1979,” and ended up in the United States. Mohebi said. “If I stay there, I get Perimet er He made his way to Atlanta, where to go to jail, or die.” his sponsor lived. He arrived with Pro fil e So he fled, along with two of his $500 to live on, he said. He found brothers. They hired men to sneak work using his sewing skills. Four them out of the country. They years later, he opened his own taicrossed the Afghan border near a place where loring business on Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Russian soldiers camped. “Those guys told In 1991, he opened Phipps Tailoring us, ‘You’ve got to stay inside the house. ... If in Brookhaven. He named his business af[the Russians] come and see you, they’re goter Phipps Plaza, “because everyone knows ing to take you in. If they don’t, we’re going ‘Phipps’ in this neighborhood.” He still opto take you across the border.’” SEE STORY, PAGE XX
Habib Mohebi, owner of Phipps Tailoring in Brookhaven, opened his store in 1991.
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On Jan. 29, Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Stephanie Snodgrass, Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Mahaffey, community members, residents and staff of Brookdale Dunwoody attended a ribbon cutting at the senior living community. Located at 1460 South Johnson Ferry Road, the facility supports both independent retirement living as well as personal care living, and features a wellness center, movie theater, internet cafĂŠ and other amenities.
On Jan. 30, the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, friends and staff of Your Pie Pizza Dunwoody helped cut the ribbon at their new location. In attendance, far left, Chamber President Stephanie Snodgrass, owners Lisa Maclellan, center, and husband Morgan, in red apron, with Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, at right of Maclellan. The shop is located at 123 Perimeter Center West, #200.
Center Ice Arena celebrated its grand opening at 5750 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs on Jan. 22. Attending the festivities were Chris Adams, Marilisa Walker-Lyden, Dianne Fries, Chris Burnett, Mike Aldredge, Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Mahaffey, Michelle McIntosh, Stephane Normandeau, Andy Bauman, Karen Trylovich, Suzanne Brown, Beth Berger, Andrea Hall and others. The arena offers public skating as well as hockey and skating clinics. SPECIAL
TK Bridal & Alterations held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 24, attended by employees and other supporters, including, Suzanne Brown, Beth Berger, Linda Sears, Norma Jean-Martin, Pansy Manley, Conrad Knibb, Marilisa Walker-Lyden, Karen Trylovich and guests. The store, located at 5932-B Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, offers bridal gowns as well as resizing and restyling dress services.
Take 5 Oil Change, located at 6569 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, held a ribbon cutting on Jan. 23. Attending, left to right, Chris Adams, Christopher Jackson, Oscar Ford, Justin Sloan, Jessica Callahan, Kathryn Smith, Crystal Bell, Dan Grace, Christy Morvant, Suzanne Brown, Jim Derrick, Dianne Fries, Beth Berger and Marilisa Walker-Lyden.
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They make their marks in the business world as teenagers A knack for fixing computers
John Livaditis, right, handles tree removal for Big John’s Christmas Trees.
Driving for success John Livaditis said he was excited but a little overwhelmed when his uncle handed over to him the tree removal portion of his family’s business, Big John’s Christmas Trees. “I never had to make so many phone calls and be so social with people; that kind of threw me off,” John said. “I’m in charge of everything,” he said. “I do the actual jobs, make the phone calls and emails, the hiring, if I need it. It’s all me. I use my own vehicle.” He managed to surpass goals he set for himself. That allowed him to buy a new truck. Last year John managed 78 tree removals, a number that grew to 125 this year, and his goal was 100. John says he likes to be constantly moving and loves driving – both skills that have come in handy with his business. “I drove 1,200 miles in 14 days,” he said. “I want to be moving; I don’t want to be behind a company desk. He may keep the business once he graduates from North Atlanta High School, but he hasn’t decided, and says that taking over Big John’s one day is a possible goal. First, he’ll go to college and play baseball. John said he’s learned some business lessons. “You’ve got to be very mature, responsible and patient,” he said. “It helps to have a goal in the back of your mind.”
Tyler Reid started his own business several years ago at the advice of family members. “I always had a knack for fixing computers,” said Tyler, a North Springs senior. “All my relatives would come to me with computer problems and I would fix their stuff. They said, ‘You should do something with this. Turn it into something,’” he said. Tyler is also captain of his school’s football and baseball teams, and says juggling school – he has a 4.0 grade point average – sports and his business can be a challenge. But as sole proprietor of Tyler’s Computer services, Tyler can set his own schedule. He has about 30 customers in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, and performs services such as repairs, software upgrades and setting up networks. And if he can’t figure out why something isn’t working, “I’ll take it apart and find out,” he said. Tyler said that time management and responding to clients in a timely fashion are two of the biggest lessons he’s learned. “I’ve had my share of failures where somebody asked me to help and I didn’t get back to them because I didn’t know when I would be able to, and they later said, ‘You didn’t respond so we went with someone else.’” Tyler incorporated his company in 2014. “[Incorporating] is really teaching me to run a business,” he said. “I’m having to file income statements and mark down all my expenses. If I buy a cable, I have to write it down. If I get paid, I have to write it down.” He says he hopes to continue his business when he goes to college, and that he would tell his peers to pursue running a company if they want to. “Go for it,” Tyler said. “It’s not that difficult, and at this age there may be some risks but not as big as if you’re trying to feed a family. If you fail you’ll be alright, and you’re dipping your toes in the water and getting experience.”
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Tyler Reid fixes computers for about 30 clients.
Music for fun and to get paid, too
Maxwell Estis has been playing music since age 6.
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North Atlanta High senior Maxwell Estis has turned his musical talents into a career. He’s played his cello and keyboards as a member of various bands, and also arranges and composes songs for other groups. Maxwell is a staff musician for Cooper Piano, too. Maxwell has played for weddings and “lots of Sweet 16 parties,” he said, estimating that he plays a professional gig about once a week. Currently in the middle of auditioning for various music colleges, Maxwell said he’s been playing music since he was about 6 years old, but it wasn’t until his father showed him “the funner parts of music, like jazz and pop, that I began to understand how music could be fun, and I could have a little more freedom, and get paid to make music.” Maxwell said playing music professionally is preparing him for a career. “Seeing it as a career has made me a better person as far as teamwork and problem solving go. Being part of a group, being in a dynamic of a band, has taught me about how important communication is,” he said. “And, it’s helped me hone my craft.”
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erates his small shop at the intersection of Peachtree and Ashford Dunwoody roads. Now, at age 59, he makes custom suits priced from $1,500 to $2,500 and sells less expensive, offthe-rack suits from Italy. Dozens of tailors have set up shop in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Buckhead and other communities near the Perimeter area, according to listings on the Internet. Some specialize in alterations of off-the-rack clothing; others offer high-end custom suits made from fine imported fabrics. Why so many? Business is good, they say. Besides, â€œitâ€™s a fun business. Itâ€™s a business where you make people look good,â€? said Jiwani, owner of Jiwani Custom Clothiers in Sandy Springs. Jiwani, whoâ€™s 65, grew up in Bangladesh. His family moved to Canada in 1971, where he trained as an economist and worked for a large marketing company, he said. He didnâ€™t like the job. He did like fine clothes. And he wanted to be his own boss. So he decided to go into business selling custom suits. â€œI come from a lineage of entrepreneurs,â€? he said. â€œI chose this because I love fashion and I love clothes. I love
Jiwani, owner of Jiwani Custom Clothiers in Sandy Springs, liked fine clothes and wanted to be his own boss, so he decided to sell custom suits.
dressing up people. You dress up people and they feel good and you feel good.â€? Twenty-five years ago, he moved his family to metro Atlanta to escape the â€œcold, cold, coldâ€? of Toronto, he said. He set up shop in the garage of his Sandy Springs home. Jiwani Custom Clothiers now operates from the Con-
course in Sandy Springs and claims offices in a dozen or more cities spread from Boston to Los Angeles. Jiwani is quick to say he doesnâ€™t sew the clothes himself. The part of the business he likes is working directly with his customers to find clothes that suit them. â€œThe thing I liked was how
to get a tape [measure] around somebody,â€? he said. His suits are manufactured in Hong Kong. They cost from $900 to $4,000, depending on the fabric, he said. He meets customers by appointment, moving from his companyâ€™s sales room in Florida to ones in New York and other cities. â€œThis is not retail,â€? he said. â€œYou canâ€™t walk in here and buy.â€? He sells service. â€œWhat drives a business is a high quality of service,â€? he said. â€œA suit is a suit is a suit. They get a taste of the service and a quality product behind the high-quality service...â€? His clients include lawyers, bankers, CEOs, he said. â€œWe have clients in very high positions in politics, business and finance,â€? Jiwani said, declining to drop names. â€œThey all care to look good.â€? Mohebi also says that most of his customers are professionals. â€œIn this area, the income is a lot more ... People dress up a lot more,â€? he said Some come to him because they find it difficult to buy clothes that fit them properly, he said. Others, he said, just want to look good.
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Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. – Jerry’s Habima Theatre, Georgia’s only theatrical company featuring actors with special needs, celebrates its 22nd season with Disney’s musical “Aladdin Jr.” The oneact, seven-scene show is based on the folktale “Aladdin.” For all ages. Tickets: General admission: $35; children 12 and under, $15. Marcus Jewish Community Center Atlanta members: $25; children 12 and under: $10. Visit: www.atlantajcc.org/boxoffice or call 678-812-4002 for additional show times, information or to purchase tickets. Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.
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David Finckel / Wu Han / Philip Setzer Trio Pre-concert Talk 2:00PM
In performances of the two Schubert trios at Spivey Hall and elsewhere, the masterful Finckel/Wu Han/Setzer Trio gave David Finckel / Wu Han / Philip Setzer Trio “an exuberant, eddying account of the B-flat, then turned the screws tighter for the E-flat, grabbing listeners, as it were, by the throats” (San Jose TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Mercury-News). Visit www.SpiveyHall.org to purchase tickets Friends of Spivey Hall Concert Sponsors: and for complete program information. Jeffrey M. Adams & Susan M. Hunter
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Throwback Thursday Thursday, Feb. 26, 7-10 p.m. – “Hope Flies”
Anne Bailey Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m. – Discov-
er local artist Ann Bailey, and see her traditional landscapes, waterscapes and animal art. Free. Open to the public. Show continues through March 31. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Call 404-303-6130 or email: email@example.com. ga.us with questions. www.annbaileystudio.com.
helps raise awareness of mitochondrial disease, and features dancing and fashions from the ‘70s. Tickets, $40 per person; $75 per couple, includes beer and wine. All proceeds benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Disease. For more event information or to buy tickets, visit: www.hopeflies.org/catchthecure. Johnny’s Hideaway, 3771 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, 30342.
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Cajun Swing Saturday, March 7, 8-11 p.m. – Celebrate
with Zydeco Ya Ya! The band brings a Louisiana dance hall sound with fiddle, accordion and frottoir (rubboard), and plays everything from traditional Zydeco to swamp pop, second line and Cajun swing. Cajun food for sale. Cash bar. Free beginners dance lesson 7-8 p.m. Tickets: $18; $5 students. Knights of Columbus Post 660, 2620 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, 30324. To learn more, go to: www.aczadance.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-338-2420.
Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015 | 3:00PM | $56
Dunwoody Garden Club hosts its 38th annual Bridge party, luncheon, Stein Mart fashion show and silent auction at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Fundraiser enables the club to continue projects that make Dunwoody a “more vibrant and beautiful community.” Tickets: $20. 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For further information, call 770-671-0863 or go to: www.dunwoodygardenclub.com.
Exceptional Adventures Saturday, Feb. 28, 5:30-8 p.m. – The Exceptional Adventures activity includes musical fun and games. Participants make their own musical instruments. The club is a monthly social-recreational program to bring special needs kids ages 4-12 together for fun. Siblings invited. $10; $5 activity fee per child. Hammond Park Community Building, 6005 Glenridge Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. Visit: www. sandyspringsga.gov/registration to sign up or call 770-730-5600 for additional information.
Saturday, March 7, 8-11 a.m. – It’s time for the 32nd annual Chattahoochee Road Race! Participate in a very fast out and back race, with a 3/4 mile downhill finish, one of the fastest 5K & 10K races in Georgia. Peachtree Road Race seeded qualifier. $20$35. Race benefits the Chattahoochee Road Runners. Awards, vendors, t-shirts, refreshments, professional photos. LeFont Theaters, 100-152 Sandy Springs Cir., NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. For additional details and to register, go to: http://crrrace. com.
Boutique Sale Monday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – The
Community Assistance Center of Sandy Springs holds a thrift boutique seasonal sale! Check out winter merchandise at rock-bottom prices. Sale continues through Feb. 27. Store closed March 2-8 to restock with spring fashions, re-opening Monday, March 9. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, 30350. To find out more call 770-552-4889 or visit: www.ourcac.org.
Book Festival Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. – The Marcus
Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes authors Anita Diamant to discuss “The Boston Girl;” Scott Stossel, on March 1 to speak on “My Age of Anxiety;” and on March 3, Laura Lippman discusses her latest thriller “Hush Hush.” Tickets for each event: MJCCA members: $10; community: $15. Book signing follows each discussion. Limited seating; reservations recommended. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Visit: www.atlantajcc.org or call 678-812-4002 for details and tickets.
Compassion & Love Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. – Learn the deepest
yoga/meditation practice of all that is accessible to everyone – “yoga of the heart.” Melt the walls
of resentment and frustration around you and others. Free. RSVP to 404-843-1880. For members of the Cancer Support Community, 5775 Peachtree- Dunwoody Rd., Suite C-225, Atlanta, 30342. Go to: www. cscatlanta.org to find out more.
lanta Astronomy Club to look at the moon, visible planets and other objects, try out a variety of telescopes, or talk to amateur astronomers about the night sky. For ages 6 and up. Free. All are welcome. Bring binoculars or your own telescope. Morgan Falls Overlook Park, 200 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350. For additional details, call 770730-5600. Pre-registration requested at: www.sandyspringsga.gov/registration.
Build It! Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – At-
tracting native wildlife to your yard is easy if you have the knowhow. Join a horticulturist in taking a deeper look at the connection between the plant and animal worlds. Class includes presentation and tour of the outdoors. Participants receive free plant; additional available for purchase. $20 general public; $10 Chattahoochee Nature Center members. Registration required by Feb. 25. Visit: www.chattnaturecenter.org to sign up, and call 770-992-2055 to learn more. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, 30075.
Saturday, March 7, 1-2:30 p.m. – Write the stories of your life two pages at a time! Free and open to the community. For adults. Registration required by emailing: email@example.com, Ruthanne@creatingthejourney.com or calling 678-3861651. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-303-6130 for additional details.
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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-7:45 p.m. – Par-
ticipants focus on developing and implementing marketing and fundraising strategies; making a case for marketing and funding nonprofits; developing initiatives for sustainable enterprise and fundraising. Free. Open to all. Appropriate for college, adults, elders. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: email@example.com. ga.us or call 404-814-3500 with questions.
Patient Diagnosis Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. – Clyde Partin,
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Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. – Ever wonder
why there is so much talk about heart disease? What causes it and how is it treated? Join others for an indepth discussion about the topic and a holistic approach to improving those conditions. Free. Open to the public. For those ages 18 and up. Call 770512-4640 or visit the Dunwoody Branch Library for information. 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.
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Saturday, March 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Work-
shop shows you when to start taking benefits, strategies to increase your benefits, how to minimize taxes on benefits, and more. Free. The public is welcome is attend. For elders and adults. Reserve a space by, contacting Kevin Turner at 770-804-0428 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: email@example.com or call 404-814-3500 for further information.
MD, with Emory Special Diagnostic Services, dedicated to evaluating patients with symptoms and/or illnesses for which the reason has not been identified or diagnosed, speaks and takes questions. Contact Cathy Wright at 770-394-0675 for further information. No reservations. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, in the Francis Asbury Room, 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. www.dunwoodyumc.org.
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
City councilman gives homeless animals ‘a place to crash’ BY ANN MARIE QUILL
He may be better known for filling an that went into the shelter empty City Council seat in Brookhavnever made it out, Park en, but for the last couple of years John said. Park has quietly provided shelter aniAfter he adopted his mals with a warm place to sleep. dog, Park said he went to Park and his wife, Morgan, foster pets FODA’s website and befor Friends of DeKalb gan Animals, or FODA, a making Do you know an organization or nonprofit group that contripulls animals out of butions individual making a difference shelters and transand atin our community? Email ports them to states tending email@example.com in the northeastern fundU.S., where there are raisers. shortages of dogs to adopt. “One day they said, Park says it started five years ago ‘Can you take a dog?’” when he went to the DeKalb animal Park said. Since that time, SPECIAL PHOTOS shelter to adopt his dog, Jamie, a half Park estimates that some Morgan Harris, left, and her husband, Brookhaven City Councilman John Park, right, Lab, half Chow mix. When he got to the 50 or 60 dogs have temfoster pets for the Friends of DeKalb Animals organization. The nonprofit group shelter, he said, there were only about 20 porarily stayed in his untransports shelter animals to states where there is a shortage of adoptable pets. dogs in the adoption room. Park said he finished basement, where told shelter staff, “I would have imagthey can be separated if ined that you had more dogs.” contagious and simply “All we do is give them a place to tell that she was a stray, not as well so“They said, ‘Are you sure you want given a place to rest before being transcrash,” he said. “I would love to go back cialized [as others], but she’s a great to see them?’” Park said, and then they ported to rescue groups in the north. to the shelter and grab all of them, but guard dog and great on a leash. There’s took him to the back of the shelter. “They range from puppies to 5 to 6 you have to balance and understand that something about shelter dogs, they just “It was horrific,” he said. “There were years [old],” he said. “They just need a you do what you can.” know they’ve been rescued.” four or five dogs to a kennel, and it was quiet place, a walk and to socialize beAs for Jamie, Park’s adopted dog? For more information about FODA, constantly damp.” fore they all pretty much go on to a bet“We just love her,” he said. “You could visit www.friendsofdekalbanimals.com. At the time, 80 percent of the dogs ter life.”
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What’s in a name? A road, a school, a spot on the drive home... We see their names almost every day. Long after they’ve died, they live on, their names or the places they lived or built as well-known to us as any familiar locations in our neighborhoods. Still, do you know who they were, when they lived or why their names are embedded in the landscape? Here’s a little test. Check out the photos at
right. They come from local archives and depict people who helped make Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs the communities they are today. See if you can identify the subjects. Now see how many of them you can match to locations marked on the map below.
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STAR STUDENTS Every year, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation honors top students at both public and private high schools from across the state. Students who receive the highest scores at their school on the SAT, a college entrance exam, and have grade-point averages in the top 10 percent of their class are recognized as STAR students, which stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program. Each STAR student then chooses a teacher as his or her STAR teacher. After STAR students and teachers are chosen from the high schools, school system winners are named. Winners chosen from districts compete for the title of state STAR student. Here are the STAR students and teachers from schools in Reporter Newspapers communities: Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. Their names and photos were provided by their high schools.
Atlanta Girls’ School
Aysha Rahman STAR student
Melissa Hankinson STAR teacher
Atlanta International School
David Robinson STAR student
Davis Cavanagh STAR student
Kevin Langley STAR teacher
Cross Keys High School
Bradley Mensah STAR student
Christina Holtzman STAR teacher
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Claire Kelsey STAR student
Stephanie Garner STAR teacher
Lee Chern STAR teacher
Chamblee Charter High School
Shengjie “Jack” Bian STAR student
Colleen Martenson STAR teacher
Dunwoody High School
Max Noto STAR student
Bradley Hendrickson STAR teacher
Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Meredith Jones STAR student
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Matthew Reger STAR teacher
Kavi Pandian STAR student
Stephen Rubino STAR teacher
The Galloway School
Noah Macey STAR student
Lisa Lindgren STAR teacher
The Lovett School
Sonia Gupta STAR student
Mike Sanders STAR teacher
STAR STUDENTS Marist School
Julia Denniss STAR student
Mark Craddock STAR teacher
North Atlanta High School
Anna Gustafson STAR student
Andre Regan STAR teacher
Riverwood International Charter School
Lakshima Anumukonda STAR teacher
Albert Xiong STAR student
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Myriam Shehata STAR student
Naitnaphit Limlamai STAR teacher
Hunter Whitney STAR student
North Springs Charter High School
Nicholas Evgenios Redd STAR student
Rahim Ghassemian STAR teacher
Sarah Lettes STAR student
St. Pius X Catholic High School
Connor Huddleston STAR student
Lesley Bowman STAR teacher
Zach Strother STAR teacher
Jonathan Day STAR teacher
Samantha Leff STAR student
Cristina Stevenson STAR teacher
The Westminster Schools
John Shen STAR student
Ross Peters STAR teacher
Mary Boyd Crosier STAR student
Penney Sconzo STAR teacher
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Kenny Buckner Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School senior Kenny Buckner, a senior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, is bound for the Empire State thanks to a fulltuition scholarship made possible through an academic partnership between Syracuse University and The Posse Foundation. Kenny is active in a number of service activities: the national Horizons Program, a summer enrichment program providing academics and cultural awareness activities; Holy Innocents’ Student Diversity Leadership Council, focusing on cross-cultural community and social justice; and the Change a Life club, mentoring at-risk primary school students through tutoring, after school events and fundraising at the Sandy Springs Mission. The senior, along with being a top student, speaks to The Posse Foundation’s goal to recruit, award and train extraordinary students with leadership and academic potential. Holy Innocents’ Director of Community Outreach and Admissions, Kenny White, said he noticed Kenny’s abilities upon entering the school. He said that Kenny “has blossomed and developed his love of learning since coming to Holy Innocents’, and that his intellectual curiosity, aptitude and sense of service makes him a great candidate for Posse. He has shown a great dedication to a rigorous course load, passion for social justice, and community initiatives and participation, in various other endeavors.” The Posse Foundation, founded in 1989, selects high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential and sends them in groups, called Posses, to some of the top colleges and universities in the country. Each Posse is a multicultural team with 10 members. The nominated student must make it through a process of essays, three rounds of interviews, researching
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What’s Next: Kenny will attend Syracuse University. This article was prepared by Elizabeth Lamar, a student at Riverwood International Charter School.
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Here are the names of the people shown in the photos on page 15 and locations on the map they are identified with. 1. (F) Eretus Rivers, who lived from 1872 until 1932, was one of Atlanta’s major real estate developers in the first half of the 20th century. He developed portions of Peachtree Heights and Peachtree Heights East, and was instrumental in establishing the Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven. E. Rivers Elementary is named for him. He is shown in a photo from the Buckhead Heritage Society Archives. 2. (E) Oglethorpe University takes its name from Georgia’s founder, Gen. James Oglethorpe, but it really owes its modern existence to a Presbyterian minister named Thornwell Jacobs (1877 – 1956). The college, originally founded in 1835 near Milledgeville, had gone out of business after the Civil War. Jacobs reopened it in 1916 at a new campus in what is now Brookhaven. Jacobs served as president of the college until 1943, according to the online version of the New Georgia Encyclopedia. During his tenure, he helped boost the college’s reputation by tracking down Oglethorpe’s tomb and trying to have it moved to Atlanta, giving honorary degrees to celebrities such as Amelia Earhart, William Randolph Hearst and President Franklin Roosevelt, and by housing the world’s first oﬃcial time capsule, the online encyclopedia says. 3. (B) The Spruill family name appears on several locations in Dunwoody, including the Spruill Center for the Arts. This photo of Stephen Thomas Spruill, is on display at Dunwoody City Hall. He’s called a “Dunwoody pioneer” by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. 4. (A) The Dalrymples gave their family name to Dalrymple Road. This photo shows John and Alcy Jane Ball Dalrymple, according to Heritage Sandy Springs. 5. (D) The Power family first settled the area in the 1820s, according to Heritage Sandy Springs. Several members ran a ferry at what became known as Powers Ferry Road. Members of the family operated the ferry until the early 1900s, when the state took control. This photo, from Heritage Sandy Springs’ collection, shows their descendents, members of the family of Lawrence Monroe Power, who is standing fourth from left. The boy on the horse is Candler Power. Other family members include Elizabeth Zedora Power, Lawrence Monroe Power, Dean Power, Annie Power, Marye Power and L.M. Power. The dog, according to notes on the back of the photo, was named Bashful. 6. (C) Judge John Heard is memorialized by Heards Ferry Road and the Heards family cemetery. Heard was known for his large birthday parties, which attracted kin and friends from all over, such as the gathering shown here.
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block of Randall Mill Road—On Jan. 31, a man with a gun entered a residence where two people were working in their home oﬃce. The gunman gained entry to the residence by breaking the lock, removing a screen and opening a basement window. “I’m not going to kill you, but I want cash, jewelry and anything of value in the house,” he said when he found the residents. He then demanded to know where the jewelry was and escorted the residents to their bedroom. They gave him two watches, a coin, a Louis Vuitton purse, their wedding rings, a ruby ring, purses and a pearl necklace. During the encounter, the man with a gun talked on the phone to someone, saying he was with the residents. Then, he demanded to know where the safe was. The residents were escorted to the kitchen, where $100 was taken from the woman’s wallet and $30 from the man’s wallet. Then, the gunman was startled when an appliance made a beeping noise. It was at that time, the gunman said he had been watching them for three days because a “white man” paid $25,000 to kill the male resident. The residents were taken, against their will, to a nearby ATM where they removed $200 and $500. The gunman then ordered the man to drive back to his residence after he appeared to be on the phone “checking-in” with someone. As the man turned north on Randall Mill, the gunman ordered him to stop, and he left the vehicle. The victim noticed the suspect saying “stop, stop” as they drove away. The gunman’s skull cap was later recovered in the rear door frame of the vehicle.
block of Defoors Ferry Road— On Jan. 26, a pedestrian, who was walking on a sidewalk near a gas station, heard a whistle. A man emerged from the woods, pointed a black pistol at her and demanded her money. She said she didn’t have any money, and he then demanded her credit cards. The woman gave the man two prepaid Visa cards, and he ran back into the wooded area. The woman continued walking home, called to cancel her cards and phoned her boyfriend.
block of Roswell Road—On Jan. 25, a man waiting for an Uber ride was approached by a black Chevy Impala or Malibu with two women inside. They identified themselves as “Uber” upon request. The back seat passenger pulled a pocket knife and demanded the man’s phone and wallet. He complied and was dropped oﬀ at 2929 Peachtree Rd without harm.
block of Pharr Court—On Jan. 25, a woman’s husband came to an apartment to discuss their relationship after she asked him not to. When she said she didn’t want to be with him, he became enraged and punched her in the left eye and hit her with a walking cane on the knee and back. He also took her iPhone 6, LG phone and the keys to her cousin’s Mercedes-Benz. The woman had a black eye and visible bruises on her knee and back. A broken cane was recovered from the living room floor.
block of Peachtree Road—On Jan. 29, a man entered a store, selected a pair of $99 Rockport boots and put them on. He then stood in the check-out line, where he allowed several people to jump ahead of him. When he was approached by store employees, he said, “Look, I got a pistol.” The employees backed away and he left the store without paying. No weapon was ever seen.
block of Howell Mill Road—On Feb. 6, a man entered a video game store and asked for an application. When the employee handed the man an application, the man stepped back and pointed a semiautomatic pistol. “Give me all the money from the safe,” the gunman demanded. Then, he told everyone to get behind the counter and lie on the floor. A clerk pushed the silent alarm several times as the gunman went into the back room. The gunman took about $577 from the registers and then demanded the employees’ car keys. He entered one of the cars, rummaged through the car and then got out without taking anything. The keys were later found in a trashcan in a stairwell.
block of Buckhead Loop—On Feb. 1, two people were in a car at an ATM, when someone grabbed the hands of the driver. The passenger thought the driver was being abducted and started to fight BH
PUBLIC SAFETY the person who was outside the car. A second person appeared outside the passenger’s window and banged on the window with an unknown object. The driver let go of five $20 bills and sped oﬀ.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 1000
block of Huﬀ Road—On Jan. 25, a man and a woman were involved in an argument about her being unfaithful. The enraged man used his fist to break a fulllength mirror on her closet door. The woman received cuts to her forehead in the process. The man was not in the apartment when police arrived. Blood stains were visible on the carpet and bedding.
block of Peachtree Valley Road—On Jan. 30, a woman went to her boyfriend’s residence to pick up some items, and, while inside, the two began arguing. The man threw a shoe, punched her in the face numerous times with a closed fist and stole her phone when she attempted to call police. The man left the location as police arrived. The woman reported seeing the suspect as she was leaving, but he was never located.
block of Peachtree Road—On Jan. 31, a man and woman were talking in a parking garage, when the man’s phone rang. The woman got upset when he refused to answer the call or the woman’s questions. When the man remained silent, the woman hit him in the head with a purse that contained a bottle. He refused treatment for a laceration to his left eye.
block of Morosgo Drive—On Jan. 31, a man pointed a gun at a woman who was checking her mail at an apartment complex. The gunman said he was “going to kill her.” The man was apprehended a short distance away, where he told police he was only “playing with her” and that his wife is a friend of the woman’s.
2100 block of Piedmont Road—On Jan.
29, police arrived at a hospital where a man had a gunshot wound to his left knee. The man said he woke up with the injury and drove himself to the hospital to seek treatment. The man’s father was evasive about how his son was shot. Police went to the residence to check on the shot man’s wife and 1-year-old son, who both appeared to be in good condition without signs of violence.
block of Chattahoochee Avenue— On Feb. 1, a man at a pizza store looked outside and saw another man inside his car. When he ran outside, the man who was in his car ran to a Nissan Sentra that was waiting. The man tried to confront the
man who was in his car, but the man pointed a pistol at him. He stopped and lay on the ground. When he returned to his car, he found a screwdriver and damage to the door lock and ignition. 200
block of Colonial Homes Drive— On Feb. 1, one of two men inside an apartment demanded the other man take him to the bank. When the second man went to get his keys, the first man began striking him in the head and face. They continued the fight outside. The puncher was apprehended when police arrived.
RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY 900
block of Collier Road—On Jan. 27 and Jan. 30, burglaries were reported at an apartment complex. Both burglaries involved prying open the front door. Laptops were taken from both burglaries, and a framed map was taken from one apartment.
block of Peachtree Road—On Jan. 29, the front lock was removed from an apartment and a flat-screen television, digital camera, two cellphones and two laptops were taken.
block of Park Avenue—On Jan. 25, a witness said a man jumped over a side gate near a condo. Several items were found near an exit door. The items later were returned to the owners.
block of Habersham Road—On Jan. 28, the front door to an apartment was forced open and a notebook computer, iPad, duﬄe bag, watch, an iPad2, a bottle of Cointreau liqueur and a book of bank checks were taken.
block of Kingsboro Road—On Jan. 27, a deadbolt on a door was tampered with and metal drawers in an oﬃce were damaged. An iPad2 and a MacBook Pro were taken.
3500 block of Paces Place—On Feb. 7, a
burglary of a house was reported when several pieces of silver, a pendant and a diamond necklace were taken.
block of Moores Mill Road—On Feb. 2, a witness saw two men taking items from a house. The basement door glass was shattered.
3200 block of East Wood Valley Road—
On Feb. 6, a burglary at a house was reported where a black and yellow DeWalt XRP screw gun, an impact screw gun, a gray Campbell compressor, a circular saw, a Pasload nail gun, a Porter cable trim gun hand tools and a Greco spray gun were taken.
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block of Marietta Boulevard—A lock was removed and a living room set, a kitchen table and a dining room table were taken.
block of Chattahochee Avenue— A storage facility was burglarized. Framed art and vases were taken. Two broken vases were still inside the unit.
block of Colonial Homes Drive— On Jan. 26, the electrical room at an apartment complex was damaged, with wires cut and equipment drenched in what police think might have been bleach. A 60-inch
television was taken from a wall mount in the leasing oﬃce. 200
block of East Paces Ferry Road— A construction site was burglarized. Video surveillance shows a person taking a saw and other tools from the building.
300 block of Pharr Road—On Jan. 30, a
cash drawer was pried open and $375 taken from a store. An iPad and a Samsung Galaxy Note were also taken.
block of Peachtree Road—On Jan. 25, an employee at an antiques shop found a cash register lying outside. The front door was found broken when police arrived; a second burglary was reported where a door to a fitness place was pried open. A Ryobi air compressor, a Ryobi air hammer, a Ryobi staple gun, a Ryobi drill, a Ryobi jigsaw, a Milwaukee sawzall and a DeWalt cordless drill were taken.
block of Miami Circle—A thrift store was burglarized when its glass front door was broken. Police found a large rock on the ground nearby. A wall safe and a cash register were emptied.
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2500 block of Piedmont Road—On Jan.
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600 block of Garson Drive—On Jan. 30,
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block of Cheshire Bridge Road— On Jan. 26, an apartment was burglarized, and two televisions, an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar were taken.
block of Woodland Avenue—On Jan. 25, the front door of an apartment was kicked in while the resident was sleeping. He found damage to his front door, but nothing was taken.
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HELP WANTED Siteminder Engineer. – Apply knowledge of database management systems to install, conﬁgure and maintain policies that protect resources in multi-tiered server environments, validate authentication credentials and verify authorization levels; Facilitate testing of applications and platforms through existing Development, Quality and Load Test environments, provide documentation and best practices for Technology Operations teams for production deployment; Implement LDAP to provide single sign-on (SSO) between disparate products via Siteminder Webagent installations and conﬁgurations 8, using various browser formats for security management of online resources. Resumes to: Jessica Pattison, ArrowCore Group, LLC, 24 Sloan St., Roswell, GA 30075. Requirements: Master’s degree in Computer Science or related IT ﬁeld, plus 3 years’ experience with Computer Associate’s (CA) Siteminder software, LDAP, and working in multi-tiered server environments, or a Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related IT ﬁeld, plus 5 years’ experience with Computer Associate’s (CA) Siteminder software, LDAP, and working in multi-tiered server environments. 90% travel within Atlanta metropolitan area required based on company/client need. Drug screening and criminal background check required. Sandy Springs – Fun-loving preschool in Sandy Springs seeking positive, motivated team snugglers! We enjoy long walks in the sand box, playing games and hand holding, in conjunction with our learning environment. Experience and commitment a must! Hours from 2:00-6:00pm. Also seeking mature ofﬁce staff, same hours, two days a week. Great for retired school teachers with a sense of humor. Contact Becky Starr: 404.255.8583.
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Landscape Design, Hardscape Design and Dunwoody – Help wanted for Sunshine Car Wash Installation. – 35 years’ experience. Retaining and detail shop located in Dunwoody. Training Walls, Flag Stone and Brick Paver Patios, and uniform provided. Full and Part time positions Landscape Lighting, Drainage issues and Pavilions. available. Call 770-350-0252 for more info. Free quotes. Visit: www.thebodigroup.com or call 678-788-5656. Lead Architects - Atlanta, GA. Apply: www.airwatch.com.
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