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Brookhaven Reporter

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Megan Hakerem, left, and her daughter Samantha, 3, indulge in fish, corn and other goodies at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church’s 10th annual Fish Fry on Feb. 15. All are welcome most Fridays throughout the Lenten season to experience a community meal and have some fun. More photos on page 21.

School board’s actions frustrate parents BY JOE EARLE AND MELISSA WEINMAN Scan here to get reporter Newspapers in your inbox or sign up @

City looking ahead to future maRta plans BY MELISSA WEINMAN

Frustrated North DeKalb parents say they are losing confidence in the ability of county school officials to deal with the possible loss of the school system’s accreditation. “Parents are frustrated and discouraged and we’re angry,” said Sarah Smith, co-president of the Dunwoody-Chamblee Parents Council. “We’re starting to lose hope.”

Brookhaven City Council is looking to create a development authority that would have the ability to influence an impending development around the Brookhaven MARTA station. The development authority would be an autonomous board with the power to take out bonds to finance big projects for

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