Inside Cross it off Local dads create fatherchild ‘bucket list’ AROUND TOWN 5
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FEB. 21 — MARCH 6, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 4
City to pay $1 million for photo studio
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‘Phoenix Flies’ showcases historic places OUT & ABOUT 14
BY ANN MARIE QUILL Eric Bern Studio should be in a new location by January of next year. Sandy Springs City Council voted on Feb. 18 to purchase the photographer’s property at 161 Mount Vernon Highway so that it can extend Blue Stone Road as part of the city’s downtown redevelopment plan. The road will connect the planned civic center to Heritage Sandy Springs. The city will pay $1 million for the property, as well as an additional $137,000 for moving and relocation expenses. Bern will be able to stay in the property rent-free un-
High school students, teachers shine brightly EDUCATION 16-17
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Group saves shelter animals
North Springs senior wants theater to appeal to young STANDOUT STUDENT 18
BY MELISSA WEINMAN
Find out where crime in happening in your city PUBLIC SAFETY 21
Gabi Linehan, 8, gets a big lift from her dad, Kevin, during the fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance, sponsored by the Sandy Springs Parks and Recreation Department. Young and old enjoyed the festivities held at Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School on Feb. 8.
If you ask Rebecca Guinn, metro Atlanta has come a long way since 2002. Twelve years ago, Guinn called county animal control oﬃcials after she noticed a dog that had gotten its paw stuck in a fence. The dog was taken to the county shelter and Guinn learned that it would only have five days before it would be killed if its owner couldn’t be located. “I became obsessed with the dog. I called SEE NONPROFIT, PAGE 20
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