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From left, Brynn Hastie, Katie Donovan and Carlye Nesseth, members of Girl Scout Troop 10571, “dress up” as boxes of their best-selling cookies in front of the Orchard Park Shopping Center on Dunwoody Club Drive March 1. The trio has sold over 140 cases of cookies, and hope to raise funds to visit the Girl Scout Museum in Savannah.

Major intersection needs improvement, but how?

Lawmakers trim number of school board districts

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BY JOE EARLE AND MELISSA WEINMAN

Our reviewer visits 10 Degrees South

People who live near Spalding Drive and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road agree the intersection is a problem. They just don’t seem to agree on what should be done about it. On Feb. 25, Dunwoody city transportation officials presented three possible fixes they believe will cut the number of wrecks at the intersection near the Dunwoody-Sandy Springs city line. More than 40 people attended a meeting at the New Apostolic Church to hear Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith outline proposals for work on the intersection. Many agreed that

State lawmakers have reduced the size of the DeKalb school board and adopted new school board election districts -- just in time for candidates to qualify for the May 20 nonpartisan election. “We had to do something,” Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, said. “Qualifying was upon us. ... [The districting bill] passed at the last possible opportunity that it could have passed.” Jacobs said the plan, which he introduced, was approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed by the governor in just 17 days. In order to reduce the board from nine seats to the seven required by the Legislature in 2012, the bill eliminates the board’s

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