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Convention bureau plans to ditch city’s asterisk logo BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Catherine Hightower, 9, left, holds her sister Tessa, 1, while friend Ella Richards, 9, “dyes” teacher Marian Lamson’s hair during the Kingsley Charter Elementary School’s Spring Fling on March 7. Attendees enjoyed food, face painting and a variety of games. See additional photos on page 6.

Building community at the corner bus stop BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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In the North Springs neighborhood, a corner lot welcomes children with a tire swing. After the bus takes the kids to school, the parents who meet there hang around and plan events such as Easter egg hunts and Halloween parades. Both adults and kids love hanging out at the “bus stop house,” Tracy Ellet says. Ellet said she knew the owners of the North Springs “bus stop house” when she and her husband started looking to move out of the Georgetown area of Dunwoody and into a bigger house. Ellet’s daughter went to pre-school with a girl living in the corner house. “I knew she’d have an automatic friend,” Ellet said about choosing to move to North Springs. Keeping her children connected to their playgroup friends was a priority when the family was moving, she said. “Our kids have friends that are six days apart [in age]; they’ve grown up together,” Ellet said. City Councilwoman Lynn Deutsch moved to North

Springs in 1992, just after her first child was born, because the neighborhood is beautiful and heavily treed, she said. In addition, it offered easy access to I-285, Perimeter Center and MARTA. “North Spring’s community is terrific,” Deutsch said. “I can’t imagine there is a neighborhood with better neighbors. We have a really active Women’s Club that puts on great programs, welcomes new neighbors and Where supports families with new babies.” You Emily Ceo, who grew up in West Virginia, Live said she and her family moved just a few miles from Chamblee to North Springs in 2004. Like Ellet’s family, Ceo wanted a bigger home without breaking ties to the friends they’d made through the Women’s Club. “I met my husband at college in West Virginia,” Ceo said, adding that they put a West Virginia University flag up outside the home when they moved into North Springs. SEE BROWNIES, PAGE 5

Dunwoody’s Conventions and Visitors Bureau is losing its asterisk. The bureau is adopting a new logo, eliminating the asterisk-marked design similar to the ones used by the city and the Chamber of Commerce. A new logo – a lower case letter “d” composed of blue dots – is part of the CVBD’s new marketing plans, Executive Director Katie Bishop said. The main mission of the CVBD is “to tell the story of Dunwoody for visitors and meetings,” Bishop said. “We have such a different mission and audience than the chamber or city because we’re dealing with people who may not have ever heard of Dunwoody,” she said. “We’re talking to people outside the community.” In 2010, the city and CVBD pitched in $105,000 to hire a marketing firm that created three logos intended to give a unified look and feel to the city, CVBD and Chamber of Commerce. But not everyone liked the asterisks that were part of that logo. And the original tagline, “Smart People, Smart Place,” was the same phrase used by a city in Texas, so Dunwoody switched to “Smart People, Smart City.” Bob Mullen, director of communications for the city, said the choice to create a new logo and brand for the CVBD came from Bishop and the CVBD’s board of directors. “I feel the new logo creates a vibrancy and energy specific to their mission,” Mullen said. But the city has no plans to change its logo any time soon, Mullen said. “The goal and mission of the CVBD is SEE CONVENTION, PAGE 4

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Dunwoody should have its own perin the rough,” his wife, Queenie Ross, forming arts center, former City Countold the council. cilman Danny Ross says. Stage Door Players Artistic DirecRoss, executive director of the Brook tor Robert Egizio also spoke March Run Conservancy, on March 9 asked 9 in favor of restoring the Brook Run Mayor Mike Davis and members of Theater. His company’s current perforCity Council to spend $20,000 to pay mance space in the Spruill Center for for half the cost of a feasibility study to the Arts seats 125, but Egizio said he bedetermine if the theater at Brook Run lieves they could sell twice as many seats. Park should be restored and opened as a “We’re seeing close to 10,000 people for performing arts center. main stage events,” he said. Ross said he and his wife, Queenie, Some council members questioned will donate the other half of the study’s whether Brook Run Park is the right cost. place for a performing arts center, but “I think I’m a visionary,” Ross said. Ross suggested the city use the land it “The people on the council need more owns rather than look at other locations. vision.” “We can do this But City Council[study] at no [addiman Terry Nall said tional] cost to the a theater or performtaxpayers,” Ross said, “Our focus should ing arts center simsaying the city’s share continue to be on our ply isn’t a priority for of the cost of the feacore infrastructure, such sibility study could Dunwoody. “Our focus should as decaying roads, storm come from the existcontinue to be on city budget. drains and existing parks.” ingDavis our core infrastrucsaid city ofture, such as decaying ficials anticipate setroads, storm drains tling a lawsuit with – TERRY NALL and existing parks,” DeKalb County over CITY COUNCILMAN Nall said. “I apprecipast park bond monate Mr. Ross making ey for $7 million. “If his pitch for this new and when we ever get initiative, but it is premature for our that settled, all the money will have to consideration.” be spent in Brook Run Park,” Davis said. City Councilman John Heneghan The mayor said he has asked for sugquestioned whether the run-down thegestions for the study. “I think we will ater building at Brook Run Park is worth find we all have different ideas of what saving or whether the city would be betneeds to be included in a study,” he said. ter served by starting from scratch. “Among others, we will want to know Heneghan said that if space could be the cost of repair, an accurate tally of found in Dunwoody Village for a perwho will pay the ongoing operating exforming arts facility, it could become an pense and what organizations will be anchor for redevelopment as its customwilling to call it home.” ers patronize local businesses and restauThe neighboring city of Sandy rants. Springs is building a $200 million per“I don’t know what it would cost to forming arts center. “We don’t want to buy land at Dunwoody Village,” Ross be a community to bootstrap off our said. “We own this property. We ought neighbors,” Ross said. to use the property that we have.” Other residents spoke publicly in faRoss argued that building a new thevor of a feasibility study as well, saying ater could cost $40 million to $50 milthey want space to host wedding receplion, while restoring the current propertions, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other ty could be done more cheaply. cultural events. Ross and other supporters said the “The conservancy sees the theater as Brook Run theater should be preserved. a jewel standing alone in Brook Run “Our city needs to save this diamond Park,” Lynn Byrd said.

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Jester on county staffing: ‘We are definitely bloated’ BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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DeKalb’s recent budget vote and high water bills in Brookhaven were on DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester’s mind when she spoke to a group of about 25 residents at Brookhaven City Hall on March 12. “We are definitely bloated and not offering the best, competent service,” said Jester, who lives in Dunwoody and represents the northern portion of DeKalb, including Brookhaven. She said she thinks there are inefficiencies, particularly in the county’s human resources and finance departments. Jester said that later this month an efficiency study will be conducted and that she’s looking forward to the results. She said that the finance department, not the watershed department, is in charge of water billing. Many residents have recently complained of disproportionately high water bills, and 8,500 bills went out in January with erroneous cutoff notices after bills didn’t go out to those residents in December, she said. Jester doesn’t expect the situation to improve anytime soon. “I have absolutely no faith . . . in that department,” she said. “Until it gets reformed, I don’t think we are going to see vast improvements there.”

However, she said that some improvements have been seen in the county’s customer service department, which was outsourced to a private company. Jester also had sharp words for DeKalb’s recent budget vote. The commission voted 4-2, with Jester voting no, on Feb. 27 to approve a $1.27 billion budget that keeps the tax rate in areas of the county not located within cities at 21.21 mills, but provides for millage increases in cities, including Brookhaven and Dunwoody. “I think it’s absurd,” she said. County officials say the millage increase – 10.8 percent in Dunwoody and Brookhaven – was needed to balance among city residents and those outside cities the amounts they pay into various county funds. The tax hike imposed this year follows a tax cut last year, they said. Jester said she likes the “municipal movement” under way in DeKalb. “I think the county’s continuing to not be effective for you,” she said. “In Dunwoody new sidewalks weren’t going in for decades,” but now they are. When one resident asked if DeKalb’s CEO structure

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would ever change, Jester responded, “I hope so, but hope is not a method.” She encouraged citizens to email their representatives with their wishes. “Your voice is very powerful,” she said.

DeKalb approves once-a-week garbage collections BY JOE EARLE AND ANN MARIE QUILL DeKalb County’s sanitation department will cut home garbage pickups to one day a week in order to cut costs and avoid a rate hike. DeKalb’s commissioners approved the change March 10. “This is an historic vote, and I am pleased that we can move forward to ensure efficiency of our operations, and confirm our need to remain fiscally responsible in the face of rising operating costs,” said Interim County CEO Lee

May, who has promoted the change as a way for the county to avoid an increase in the amount customers are charged for sanitation service. Under the new collection schedule, residential garbage, lawn trimmings and recycling will be collected from homes one day each week. County’s sanitation workers also will pick up garbage, recycling and yard trimmings on the same day, so the new schedule will reduce the num-

ber of days that sanitation trucks visit DeKalb homes from four days a week to one. The county sanitation service will provide residential customers a new, green, 65-gallon container to use to hold their refuse. In a “town hall” meeting in Brookhaven on March 12, District 1 Commissioner Nancy Jester said the change will be made during the summer. But, she said, officials in cities such as Brookhaven and Dunwoody could negotiate with the county to adjust that

schedule so residents could have more frequent garbage pickups if they’re willing to pay more. “The good thing about being in Brookhaven, if you don’t like it, the city can negotiate with the county to have another [schedule],” Jester said. The cost of a resident’s garbage collection will remain at the current rate of $265 a year, unless a city negotiates a different rate for a different pickup schedule, county officials have said. For more: www.dekalbsanitation. com or 404-294-2900.

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Dunwoody Green Market is closing The Dunwoody Green Market is closing. It announced on its Facebook page that its Wednesday market has “run its course in Dunwoody and no longer makes good business sense BR I EF S to continue.” Over the last decade, the Dunwoody Green Market moved five times to different Dunwoody locations, according to market officials who said each move caused the company to lose a portion of its customer base. Without that weekly customer support, the market loses its viability, market officials said in a press release.

Art Festival moving to “Main Street” Organizers of the Dunwoody Art Festival announced this year’s event will take place at Dunwoody Village Parkway on Mother’s Day weekend, May 9 and 10. Residents attending the festival will be able to find live entertainment, food and shopping on what festival organizers called the community’s “Main Street.” A special Kidz Zone will welcome younger members of the community with face painting, sand art and rides. Students from elementary, middle and high schools in the area are busy designing and decorating chairs and stools that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to benefit the art programs in the schools. Last year’s Chairs for Charity auction raised more than $1,000. The festival will take place on a portion of the parkway between Mount Vernon Road and Jiffy Lube. Free parking and shuttles will be available at Calvary Church, located at 5067 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. For information on the festivities, visit www.DunwoodyArtFestival.com.

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to market Dunwoody as a preferred business, convention and tourist destination,” Mullen said. “It’s not uncommon for a municipal CVBD organization to have a differCVB DUNWOODY ent brand/logo than that of its The CVBD is no longer using the asteriskcity—see Atlanta.” Mullen said city staff mem- marked logo, and have created a new one, bers in the past have talked to go with their new marketing plans. about possible rebranding efforts with members of the City Council in metro Atlanta.” budget committee, but city officials de“The ‘d’ mark is contemporary in decided to stay with what they had. sign, but the font is traditional because The CVBD’s process of changing lothat’s what we are, at the heart of our gos evolved naturally, Bishop said, while community,” Bishop said. working on marketing strategies. “Over When the CVBD Board voted Authe years we started to adjust the mesgust 6, 2014, they wanted to detersage to answer the two most common mine if the creative agency could come questions we get about Dunwoody: up with a logo that tied into the “above where is it and why Dunwoody,” Bishand beyond” theme, Bishop said. “It was op said. more of an exploratory process, and the Because Dunwoody is only 10 minCVBD wasn’t committed to changing utes “above” Atlanta, and visitors can its logo,” she added. have a “beyond delicious meal or exBy December they had several deperience,” Bishop adopted the tagline signs and held focus groups with com“Above and Beyond” for the CVBD. munity leaders, meeting planners and The mission of the CVBD involves members of their target group. reaching people outside the community, Bishop said the social media logo she said. She wants to let meeting planchanges were made the first week of ners know, “Hey while you’re here you March and printed advertising materican ‘go beyond’ with a visit to Spruill als should be completed by May for disgallery or take a walk around the Nature tribution at welcome centers in time for Center,” Bishop said. summer traffic. In July, the CVBD plans “We found it difficult to carry out to unveil a new website as part of its digthe message without a new logo,” Bishital campaign. op said. “We wanted to show how Dun“The whole process happened really woody is at center of what’s happening organically,” she said.

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That led to meeting Dan and Dal Hicks. “We put a flag out and I had brownies at my door within 12 hours of moving in,” Ceo said. The Hicks were original homeowners who were in their 70s when Ceo and her young family moved in, Ceo said. “They were so excited to have a neighbor from West Virginia.” Ceo said Dal Hicks raised four boys on the same street and would now watch Ceo’s family doing many of the same things she and her family had done. “We have original owners, and then we have brand new families, so it makes it a neat community where it’s not all one

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age group,” Ceo said. Dan Hicks passed away in 2014 and his wife moved into an assisted living facility recently. That makes Ceo sad. Their house will go up for sale soon, she said. The Women’s Club ties together friends who organize community events, and those who joined the club while living in other parts of Dunwoody, drifted together because of those friendships. Ceo met Ellet and Deutsch through the Women’s Club, she said. Her neighbors value their families and they value their homes, so they’re involved in community activities. Ceo took up planning a Halloween parade and party in 2006, she said, where the kids parade around the neighborhood and the older neighbors come out and give treats. “North Springs is a friendly and warm place to live,” Deutsch said. “We feel fortunate to have been part of the community for so many years.”

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King-sized fun Kingsley Charter Elementary School held its “Spring Fling” on March 7. Those in attendance enjoyed food, games and an appearance from the school’s “superheroes.” Top, Joshua Uribe, 9, left, and Jack Hawkins, 10, right, play tag with Captain Kingsley, a.k.a. Marc Hawkins, and Princess Comet, a.k.a. Amy Meese, right. Above, right, Nola Charles, 9, winner of the “Bobbing for Doughnuts” competition, shows off her winning technique. Above, far right, Catherine Hightower, 9, tries her luck at one of the games. Right, Lauren Madison, 6, takes a bite out of her cotton candy while Princess Comet stops by for a chat. Princess Comet, also known as Amy Meese, volunteers at the school. Below, right, Kingsley dad and volunteer Mike Newman, front, leads the way as he takes a load of festival goers on a hay ride around the campus.

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Track stars on display North Atlanta High School was the site of the inaugural “Addidas West Stride Buckhead Invitational Track Meet” on March 7. Clockwise, above, left, Dunwoody High School track team member Amy Last shows off her pole vaulting skills. Center, Danny Palmer, a member of the North Springs Charter High School track team, takes on the long jump. Right, Blake Tiede, from Dunwoody High School, leads the men’s 3200 meter race. Tiede finished third. Above, Dunwoody High’s Laney Griffeth, seated left, and Amy Last, relax with other participants between events. At left, Chamblee Charter High School track team member Will West clears the pole during his vault. Left above, North Atlanta’s Tarig Moore, a freshman, soars during the long jump. DUN

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Q: The Georgia Legislature is debating spending $1 billion a year on transportation in the state. Do you think that will help your commute? “Will it work? It depends on how it’s allocated. It all depends on how it’s used and who’s managing the [work].”

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“I’m not sure. It depends on what’s decided that’s going to be fixed. We all know what needs to be fixed, but whether they decide that what I think and what is, is two different things. I would hope so because Perimeter gets pretty tight when you’re trying to go somewhere at 4:30 in the afternoon—any afternoon.”

Yolonda Williams “Yes, it will help if they introduce more MARTA rail transportation in different areas to make the commute easier and ease traffic. I believe that would help a lot.”

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“Not really, because I drive and I never use public transportation. Ga. 400 and I-285 are so terrible to drive. If they can improve it, and I don’t know how far they can improve it, but it would be great. Atlanta’s a growing city, and in the future they have to update the roads so they can compete with other major cities.”

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Brent Luzier

“My commute? It certainly depends on how they spend it. I commute to Norcross, but I’ll be commuting to Alpharetta by the end of the year. I’m hopeful [the commute will get better]. Not confident, but hopeful.”

Justin Danner

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Kelly Bell

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New development rolls into Chamblee BY LESLIE JOHNSON In the wake of the Great Recession, business development in Chamblee has picked up, and the onset of activity is bolstering the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. “It’s exciting. We’re in a development cycle, and it’s a good problem to have,” said Adam Causey, the city’s economic development manager. Major recent and still-unfolding developments – several of them ambitious mixeduse projects – in Chamblee include: • The Olmsted, near the Chamblee MARTA station, will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, restaurants and retail. It has been touted as a “Transit Oriented Development,” or TOD. Delivery is set to begin in early 2016. Cocke Finkelstein Inc., along with Macauley + Schmit and Origin Capital, are involved in bringing the project to life. • The Blee on Peachtree, another mixed-use concept and reimagining of the former Roswell Junction. According to its website, plans call for a chef-driven Food Hall spanning 13,500 square feet; access to a terraced pocket park; 130,000 square feet of selected retail “to fit into the district and be part of the community redevelopment” and 30,000 square feet for a natural foods grocer; year-round artist market; up to 125 “loft-style residential units”; electric car plug-ins, bike racks and a rooftop garden, among other amenities. • Parkview on Peachtree, at Peachtree Boulevard and Clairmont Road, is to be completed in two phases. Plans call for nearly 600 apartment units on top of a diverse commercial component. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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The Wright stuff: A family business finds home in Dunwoody BY JOE EARLE

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Matt Wright’s business, The Wright Gourmet Shoppe, has been around 31 years, and has become a Dunwoody institution.

Matt Wright and his dad, John, were the first ones in one recent Friday morning. They are most days, Matt Wright said. They usually arrive at their Dunwoody sandwich shop before 7 a.m. to meet vendors delivering fresh produce or to run to the store for last-minute ingredients and to set up the stations where their employees assemble sandwiches and salads. Their 10 employees trickled in over the next couple of hours. They set to work making soup, putting together trays of sandwiches for delivery to their corporate catering customers or putting out cookies and desserts. “Is it 10 o’clock yet?” cashier Kirstee Teesateskie asked, looking up at the clock. It was. Time to open up. Soon, the daily stream of customers would begin filling The Wright Gourmet Shoppe, a 31-year-old family business that has become a Dunwoody institution. “When we started doing this, there weren’t many lunch places [in Dunwoody]. None of the chain folks,” Matt Wright said. “We were one of the few places. We’ll have people who will eat here this week that have been eating here 30 years. It’s pretty neat.” Matt Wright, who’s 44 and grew up in the business, manages it now. His dad, John, who will admit only to being “over 70,” owns the place. Back in the 1980s, John Wright was working as a salesman and traveling a lot. He decided he wanted to get off the road, but “I didn’t know what my next career was going to be,” he said. He decided to open a sandwich shop modeled on one his dad had opened and operated in Tampa, Fla., since the 1960s. “I thought it seemed like a natural thing to do,” he said. He copied a couple of menu items from the Florida business, including the “Bahama Baby” and the “Beef Martini,” so named because the mushrooms on the sandwich are steeped in vermouth, one of the ingredients of a martini cocktail, Matt Wright said. The Tampa sandwich shop is still operated by members of Wright’s family, but the two businesses operate independently, Matt Wright said. The Dunwoody shop also has developed a couple of its own specialties, such as the vegetarian “Napa” sandwich, the “Rebel Reuben,” a turkey sandwich, and the “Dunwoody Club,” Matt Wright said. John Wright lived in Stone Mountain when he opened his sandwich shop. A friend convinced him that CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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ness and Professional Coalition, which was largely about networking, and the Chamblee Business Association. “You start with a foundation, then go with the walls and framing, and the Chamber of Commerce is like the roof,” said business owner Alvarado, founder of Handy Husband. Chamber officials also want to promote local arts. “We are establishing an arts community. That’s one of the things we’re trying to create is an art incubator, an art activity center here in Chamblee,” Alvarado said. “It’s like we’re just hungry right now Some of the ideas behind the develfor activity around here, post-recession oping “Arts Chamblee” initiative inperiod,” said Lou Alvarado, chairman of clude art shows and events. “We feel the Chamblee Chamber of Commerce, there is no voice for the arts anywhere in which was formed last year. “We have a the area,” Alvarado said. City Council, a city manager and a may“Chamblee is nestled amongst or that want business to come to Chamthree great communiblee. And they’re makties: Brookhaven, Duning that happen,” woody and Doraville,” In addition, the Alvarado said. “We’re 107-year-old city, which inside I-285 and we still sits at the edge of the have affordable properrapidly growing Perimties, and I think the city eter area, plans to work wants to do some really on an economic develneat stuff. Art is part of opment strategic plan, that neat stuff. It all goes with plenty of public inback to the leadership.” put, that will help deAlvarado attributes termine where it is now Chamblee’s increased and where it should look business activity to sevin the future in terms of Lou Alvarado, chairman eral factors, including growth. of the Chamblee the presence of DeKalbOnce a town cenChamber of Commerce. Peachtree Airport, proxtered on dairies and railimity to the redevelopment of the former roads, according to its history page on General Motors plant in nearby Doraville, the city website, Chamblee also had a strong entrepreneurial push supported a strong military presence at different by city officials, as well as millenials, who points in its history. are keeping the ingenuity wheels turning. Today there is the Chamblee Motor “The mindset around here is we all Mile, an effort to draw attention to the want the best for the city,” Alvarado dealerships and other car-related busisaid. “We hear sometimes where peonesses scattered along Peachtree Road ple want the best for themselves, but it from I-285 to Clairmont Road, accordseems we have more of an attitude of, at ing to the Chamber’s website; a busy the end of the day, it’s not about you, it’s Walmart Supercenter and other big renot about me, it’s about the city. tailers; as well as small and mid-sized en“We have a lot of people that want to tities, including antiques and consignmake that happen, a lot of people that ment shops. are engaged. It’s a really a good commuThe new chamber was built on the nity.” foundation of the Chamblee Area Busi• Peachtree Crossing, a new project in the works with reported plans for a Whole Foods in an anchor spot. Chamblee City Council gave the OK for the development, covering some 11 acres, according to The Chamblee Post. • New construction of Ed Voyles Kia Galleria on Peachtree Boulevard, next to Wendy’s and a new Jim Ellis Audi dealership.


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Dunwoody would be a good place to set up shop. “[I was] just looking for a good location that our merchandise and food would be appreciated in,” he said. It’s worked out well. After a few years of operation in a shopping center on Jett Ferry Road, the Wrights settled in 1988 in the Shops of Dunwoody on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in the heart of the town. They’ve been there since. Along the way, Matt Wright said, the sandwich shop has become “an old Dunwoody place.” They’ve served generations of Dunwoody families. Matt Pe ri m et e r Wright said he now regularly serves adults who first ate P ro fi l e Wright’s sandwiches when they were kids who “couldn’t see over the counter.” These days, he said, they bring along their own children. “It’s really great to have made it that long in a place, where you’re starting to see generations come in,” he said. He’s gotten to know many of his customers. “When I see them, I don’t see them as ‘customers,’ but as friends,” he said. “They become friends through the business, which is kind of nice.” About half of the Wrights’ business usually comes from catering, Matt Wright said. The shop provides lunch trays for local businesses and sometimes caters home parties. The shop turns out 300 to 400 sandwiches a day, he said, and also sells dishes of lasagna and other foods for take-out home dinners. “Generally speaking, we do the same things we’ve kind of always done,” Matt Wright said.

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Above, Matt Wright, left, manages the shop and his father John, is the owner. Above, right, Diana Gomez, front, makes sandwiches. The shop turns out 300 to 400 sandwiches a day, and also sells lasagna and other take-out foods. At right, cashier Kirstee Teesateskie awaits the first customers of the day.

That may mean getting to work early and running a business six days a week, but the Wrights say they have no plans to do anything else. “I’ve enjoyed the service industry,” Matt Wright said. ”It’s not for everybody, but I’ve always enjoyed it.”

His dad still comes in every morning. He has no plans to retire. “Why? I don’t play golf anymore,” John Wright said. “I’d just as soon keep working. I enjoy it. I’ll be here until [Matt] runs me off, I guess.”

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Addae Moon first read “Gone With The Wind” last year. He’d seen the movie made from Atlanta writer Margaret Mitchell’s novel, but had never read the book itself. Surprisingly, the 43-year-old black writer found he liked some things about the 79-year-old novel. Not everything, of course. “I got frustrated with it,” he said. “I had to put it down because I got angry.” But he’d pick it up later and keep going. “I totally understand Margaret’s desire to tell your point of view and your truth, but I also can understand what it feels like to be the victim of someone else’s truth,” he said. Now he wants others to take a new look at “Gone With The Wind.” Moon, director of theater at the Atlanta History Center, writes history pieces to be performed at the center. Most create characters to appear as part of the center’s historic presentations. He’s done pieces about the Atlanta race riots in 1906 and about a slave potter. Usually, the pieces are designed to add diversity to the museum’s displays. On March 27 and 28, the History Center will stage a new short play by Moon built around a discussion of racial and social issues raised by Mitchell’s novel. “Tomorrow Is Another Day,” set in Mitchell’s home the day before the Atlanta premiere of the movie version of her book, imagines a conversation between Mitchell, her husband, John Marsh, and their maid, Jessie, who Moon said “has some issues” about the book. Moon, taking a break during a recent rehearsal of the play he wrote and also directs, said he wanted to write about Mitchell and “Gone With The Wind” because

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tive, kid-friendly open lab experience, in this session called “Interstellar Travel and Relationships – Time to Meet our Neighbors?” Explore interstellar travel, meet alien students, debate topics related to finding life “out there,” and ask your pressing questions about space. Activities appropriate for all ages. Free. Part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Georgia Perimeter College, Campus B Building, Room NB2000, 2101 Womack Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Go to: www.atlantasciencefestival.org for details.


FUNDRAISERS

GET HEALTHY

Consignment Sale

Blood Drive

Thursday, March 26, 5-9 p.m. – Kingswood

Tuesday, March 24, 7 a.m. – In response to an ongoing need for donations, Northside Hospital hosts a community blood drive. All donors receive a free T-shirt and free parking. Requirements: healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds and are 17 years or older. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Mandy Snavely at 770-667-4010 or via email: mandy.snavely@northside.com. Doctors’ Centre, 980 Johnson Ferry Rd., NE, Ground Floor, Classroom B, Atlanta, 30342.

United Methodist Church invites the public to shop its Spring KidStuff consignment sale. Free admission. Sale features children’s clothing, toys, books, baby equipment and much more. (No children under 10 on Opening Night). Sale continues March 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and March 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with many items 1/2 price. All proceeds support the missions of Kingswood UMC. In the Community Life Center, 5015 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Use the North Peachtree entrance. For details, go to: http://kingswoodumc.org or call 770986-0421 x27.

Tossed Out Treasures Friday, March 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – The

Sandy Springs Society hosts the 24th annual “Tossed Out Treasures,” the ultimate flea market. Delve into a guilt-free shopping experience with bargains on high-end treasures including home décor, jewelry, silver, crystal, sports equipment, art, furniture, gently-used clothing and more. Sale continues Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The community is invited to attend. Marshalls Plaza, 6337 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, visit: www.sandyspringssociety.org.

Atlanta Women’s 5K Saturday, March 28, 8-10 a.m. – Join the At-

lanta Track Club for a celebration of women and fitness at the Atlanta Women’s 5K. Event features “stroller division” start for moms, finisher’s medals, flowers at the finish line and a women’s-fit performance shirt. No pets or headphones. $35; $45 on race day. “Back on My Feet” is the beneficiary for the race. Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, 30327. To register, go to: www.atlantatrackclub.org/register-now. Learn more by emailing: atc@atlantatrackclub.org.

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Check Your Ears Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. –

The Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc., a nonprofit, offers free hearing screenings. For those ages 18 and older. No appointment required. 1901 Century Boulevard, Suite 20, Atlanta, 30345. Call 404-633-8911 or go to: www.avchears.org with questions.

Tinnitus Support Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – The

Atlanta Tinnitus Support Group welcomes Jennifer L. Tirino, MD, director of Northside Hearing and Balance Center, who presents “Click, Whoosh, Roar, Ring – All Tinnitus is not the Same.” Free. Family and friends welcome. Dunwoody Branch Library, in the Meeting Room, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. To learn more, contact Erica at elcatl@aol.com.

Reduce Stress Saturday, April 4, 1-2 p.m. – Join a discus-

sion about how acupuncture can help you rest, relax and feel better. Learn how acupuncture works and how it treats stress for the mind, body and soul. Free. The community is invited to attend. Suggested audiences: middle school and high school youth, college, adults. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: comments@co.fulton.ga.us or call 404-3036130 for further details.

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PERFORMING ARTS

“9 to 5”

Daffodil Dash Sunday, March 29, 9 a.m. – Join others at the

Daffodil Dash, a 1 mile and 5K run/walk in memory of children who perished in the Holocaust. Also supports children in Darfur, South Sudan and Rwanda. Starts at Georgia Perimeter College and ends at the Marcus Jewish Community Center. Race followed by guest speakers. $25; $12 for kids under 10 years old. $30 race day. Register online or see more details: www.daffodildash.org. 2101 Womack Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For further information email: amyisraelchaiatlanta@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. – North

Springs Charter High School’s Drama Department presents the musical “9 to 5.” Set in the late 1970s, three female co-workers, pushed to their boiling point, plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. Mature content. Tickets: VIPs, $20; general admission, $15; seniors (60 and older), $10; students, $5. Additional shows: March 27, 7:30 p.m.; March 28, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; March 29, 3 p.m. Buy tickets: www. nstheatrecommunity.com. 7447 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328.

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FAITH

Kind of fishy The Knights of Columbus continued serving the public at their annual “Fish Fry” at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody on March 13. The Friday supper, which began Feb. 20, concludes March 27. Far left, Houston Hickey, 5, enjoys the food with friend David Sims, 9, right. Left, Knights of Columbus member Jack Deveer brings a tray of fish, cole slaw and fries to a table. PHOTOS BY PHIL MOSIER

Purim parade The Marcus Jewish Community CenterAtlanta noted Purim with a parade on March 6. The center’s “Main Street” was filled with costumes, noisemakers and hamentashen, fruit-filled pastries. Right, front, left to right, Hannah Garton, Anna Checkner, Sophia Pristach, along with, back, Heather Lipps, left, and Landon Wilson, celebrate as princesses. Far right, Spider-man was a popular superhero. From left, Zachary Bill, Jacob Asher, Harris Lee, Samantha London, Nate Garton and Noah Bardill. SPECIAL PHOTOS

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Volunteers Joan Plunkett, Skipper Plunkett walked around the sale Usher and Laura DeLong examined an space one recent afternoon as about 60 old, odd-looking goblet with a screw-on volunteers were busy getting items orgacap. They determined it held a secret. nized. Many asked her questions, even “During Prohibition, people would though she now is officially an advisor to take the lid off and pour liquor into it,” the event and no longer in charge. “We DeLong said, pointing out the glass botstarted this 24 years ago and I was a cotom. chair,” Plunkett said. “I’ve been working This was just one of hundreds, peron it so long, lots of people come to ask haps thousands, of items set to go on me questions.” sale during the Sandy Springs SociIndividual volunteers are responety’s annual Tossed Out Treasures sale, sible for specific sections of merchanscheduled for Friday, dise, Plunkett said. March 27, and Satur“Everybody takes so Do you know an organization or day, March 28. much pride in their individual making a difference When asked if she area,” she said. in our community? Email knew exactly how “Everybody in editor@reporternewspapers.net many items had been here is a volunteer donated, Plunkett reand they give hours sponded, “Oh my and hours of their gosh, I couldn’t even begin to tell you.” time. That’s what made it a success.” Now in its 24th year, the popular sale Last year, the society celebrated its raises money to further the nonprofit so25th anniversary. ciety’s goal of providing for other non“It started with 15 women that deprofit groups in the Sandy Springs area. cided they needed to help,” Plunkett “There’s a reason we do this,” Plunsaid. “They said, ‘we need to get these kett said. “This is the thing that brings women together. Women can do a job.’ us as an organization together. We have They got up to 100 people the first year. fun and support the community.” “It’s a lot of women from the Sandy Last year, the society’s sale raised Springs area. If you didn’t know them $72,000, Plunkett said. Through the before, you get to know them through years, the sale has provided funds the sothe society.” ciety has given to more than 20 different philanthropic groups, the society says. “We’re a service to people because they’re getting a lot of nice things at a good price,” Plunkett said. “We feel like Tossed out treasures we’re doing two services -- the money we get we give all back, and there may be The Sandy Springs Society people who can’t afford a lot and they holds its 24th annual “upscale flea market” to raise money can come and buy nice clothes.” for local nonprofit groups. Clothes aren’t the only things offered for sale, though. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The showroom, this year located in March 27 and 10 a.m. to a building at 6337 Roswell Road that 6:30 p.m. March 28 once housed a department store, is organized into sections. There are sections Where: 6337 Roswell Road for furniture, men’s and women’s clothCost: Admission is free. ing, kitchen items, Christmas decorations, fine silver and china, books, elecFor more information or to tronics, lamps, toys, jewelry, art and purchase $25 advance tickets even a “man-cave.” to the March 26 preview party: Lib Thompson, society president, www.sandyspringssociety.org. said the event is “not your usual garage sale. It’s an upscale, resale event.”


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than most of his peers. Nobody has to tell Aidan to work on his software development or his app creation; he does it because he wants to. Imagine if all students found a passion and learned a new skill that could impact the world right now. It’s certainly possible for everyone, but for Aidan, he makes that a reality. I can undoubtedly say he will achieve great things because he has the perseverance and desire to learn.”

 Aidan Brady  Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, juniot Few questions on the SAT create more stress for juniors and seniors than the notoriously difficult vocabulary section. Traditionally, students have been confined to “old-school” methods of memorizing vocabulary words such as creating flash cards, but Mount Vernon Presbyterian School junior Aidan Brady has positively changed the status quo through creating his own iPhone app, “Wordzie,” which teaches vocabulary through games. Aidan never intended for his app to disrupt the multi-million dollar test prep industry. The idea for “Wordzie” came into being when Aidan became frustrated with the website his AP English teacher suggested students use to broaden their vocabularies. He attempted to find a multi-player vocabulary game, and after realizing that none existed, took it upon himself to create one. Despite being a newcomer to the world of iOS app programming, Aidan quickly learned the basics of coding. “It didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would to learn Swift (Apple’s new programming language), however, and before I knew it I was hours into ‘Wordzie’s’ development,” said Aidan. “I actually found ‘Wordzie’s’ default list of words on a random Quizlet set, and after a few modifications I wrote a little script to format them in a way the app could interpret. All the code and textures in ‘Wordzie’ are mine, though I did have to do a lot of research to get familiar with the iOS development environment.” After spending 50 hours working

hard on “Wordzie,” Aidan released it to the Apple App Store, where it is available for $1. Not content to rest on his laurels, Aidan already has big plans for the app’s expansion. “I already have some content in the works for ‘Wordzie’s’ next big version, including ‘Wordzie Clans,’ or groups that users can join and compete in, and speed rounds where you have to answer as many questions as you can correctly before a timer rounds out,” said Aidan. “Overall, I found it lots of fun to design and develop ‘Wordzie,’ and I definitely plan to release some more apps down the road as well.” This work ethic leads Aidan’s teachers to predict great things in his future. “He’s constantly searching for better ways to do things, and he is genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge and ideas with others,” said Aidan’s AP English teacher Meghan Cureton. “I think what makes Aidan stand out from his peers is that he has discovered a passion, and his curiosities about that passion have led him to dig even deeper

What’s Next: Aidan hopes to attend Georgia Tech and major in computer engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering. He aspires to then earn an MBA and create and manage a computer company. This article was written by Catherine Benedict, a junior at The Westminster Schools.

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Police keep investigating, even when the trail grows cold BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

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Eight years ago, a 12-yearold boy walking along Applegate Lane in Sandy Springs found the body of a baby boy in a gym bag left beside the road. “It was established by the medical examiner that the baby was born, and then exposed to the elements, thus ending his life,” Sandy Springs police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Momon said recently. That made the case a homicide. Still, there was little for investigators to go on, and the child was never identified nor the circumstances of his death discovered. Now, the baby’s death is the only Sandy Springs homicide since the founding of the city’s police department that is classified as a “cold case.” The case went “cold,” in that police had no leads to follow, almost as soon as it was reported. “There’s no black and white definition of what a ‘cold case’ is,” Dunwoody Detective Sgt. Patrick Krieg said.

Krieg said the way police approach cold cases usually depends on the size of a department and the number of active cases its officers pursue. The Atlanta Police Department, for instance, has a cold case task force of five detectives who regularly review case files as far back in time as the 1970s, Capt. Michael O’Connor said. But Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Dunwoody have no full-time detectives assigned only to cold cases, officials said. Brookhaven’s Maj. Brandon Gurley said detectives go through old case files that are in storage to see if a lead exists that could move an unsolved case forward. “We are at a point where we haven’t assigned detectives to cold cases because we don’t have anything that’s been inactive for more than a year or a year and a half,” Gurley said. “We haven’t grown to that point.” DeKalb homicide detectives work in teams to review old cas-

es routinely, DeKalb Police Sgt. Bryan Danner said. Atlanta started its task force a few years ago, O’Connor said, after realizing that cases can be solved from new information.“We start with cases where we think the suspect is alive and can be charged,” O’Connor said. Part of the reason the SSPD cold case is being reopened after eight years is because DNA crime-solving technology has advanced since 2007, Capt. John Mullin, of Sandy Springs, said. “The decision to reopen the newborn baby homicide case was an easy one as it is the only unsolved murder in Sandy Springs since the SSPD took over,” Mullin said. Kreig said whether to reopen a case depends on “the severity of the crime and solvability factors.” Krieg said he will reassign the case to another detective to review—but only if the lead detective on the case agrees.They usually do. “They appreciate another set of eyes,” Krieg said.

Police seek help on local ‘cold’ cases Some “cold” cases haunt detectives. In others, victims of violence want closure, no matter how long it takes. That’s why every police department develops a procedure for evaluating inactive or “cold” case files. Here are several open cases that local police departments continue to investigate months or years after the crimes occurred. Brookhaven: Police report no unsolved homicides, but detectives are seeking leads on five unsolved rapes from 2014. Buckhead: On Nov. 21, 1987, Margret Ragland of Alabama was found stabbed to death at the Terrace Garden Inn, 3405 Lenox Road. She was in town for a wedding and sharing a room with her mother. Her mother went shopping at 2:45 p.m. while Margret took a nap, and returned at 4:40 p.m. to find her daughter had been murdered. Dunwoody: Police have three unsolved homicides, all from 2010. One involves an incident in which a husband and wife died in a fire at their home. The third involves a man shot and killed at an apartment complex on Winters Chapel Road. Sandy Springs: Police recently reopened the city’s only unsolved homicide, which involves a newborn baby left to die in a gym bag in 2007.

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From police reports dated Feb. 26 through March 10. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-to-Citizen Portal Event Search website and is presumed to be accurate.

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ROBBERY  4600

block of North Shallowford Road—On Feb. 27, a robbery in the street with a gun was reported.

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ported and an arrest was made; On Feb. 27, shoplifting was reported three times and two arrests were made; larceny from a building and thefts of articles from cars BURGLA RY were also reported; On Feb. 28, shoplift 300 block of Perimeter Center North— ing was reported and an arrest was made; On Feb. 27, two burglaries were reported On March 2, shoplifting was reported at residences; On March 6, an arrest was and an arrest was made; On March 3, made for burglary; On March 10, burfour arrests were made for shoplifting and glary was reported. theft of items from a vehicle was reported; On March 6, shoplifting was report 6700 block of ed and two arrests Peachtree-Industriwere made; On Read more of the al Boulevard—On March 9, shopPolice Blotter online at March 1, burglary lifint was reportwww.reporternewspapers.net was reported at a ed and two people residence. were arrested.  2300

block of Peachford Road—On March 2, a burglary was reported.

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block of Dunwoody Crossing— On March 4, burglary was reported.

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block of Independence Square— On March 8, burglary was reported; On March 9, burglary of a non-residence was reported.

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block of Winters Chapel Road— On March 9, burglary was reported.

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block of Perimeter Center Parkway—On March 7, theft of a motor vehicle was reported.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 28, larceny from a building was reported; On Feb. 28, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported; On March 3, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 26, shoplifting was reported; On March 2, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made; On March 3, theft of items from a vehicle was reported; On March 4, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made; On March 9, a larceny by sudden snatching was reported.

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block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 26, shoplifting was re-

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block of Perimeter Center West— On March 1, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported; On March 2, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported twice; On march 3, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported twice.

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block of Olde Perimeter Way— On March 2, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported twice.

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block of Hammond Drive—On March 4, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

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block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On March 5, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made.

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block of North Peachtree Road— On March 5, larceny was reported.

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block of Woodland Way—On March 5, larceny was reported.

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a vehicle was reported.  200

 First

AS S AULT

 6800

block of Jett Ferry Road—On Feb. 26, simple assault and simple battery were reported.

 4000

block of Dunwoody Park—On Feb. 26, family battery was reported and an arrest was made.

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block of Madison Drive—On March 6, criminal trespass was reported.

block of Perimeter Center Parkway—On March 5, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 2400

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 12,000

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 28, aggravated assault and battery with a weapon was reported, and a second report of assault and battery was reported and an arrest was made.

block of Perimeter Center East— On March 6, aggravated assault and battery with a weapon was reported. block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On March 7, an arrest was made for simple assault.

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block of Perimeter Center West— On March 8, simple assault and battery was reported.

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block of Peachtree Place Parkway—On March 8, simple assault and battery was reported.

 2200

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On March 9, assault by intimidation was reported.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 28, assault by intimidation was reported.

5200 block of Azealea Gardens Drive—On March 10, simple assault and battery was reported.

 1200

block of Ashford Crossing—On Feb. 28, assault by intimidation was reported.

FRAUD  5000 block of Redcliff Court— On Feb. 27, forgery of check was reported.

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block of Drexel Way—On March 1, assault by intimidation was reported. block of Peachford Road—On March 2, a simple assault and battery was reported.

4000 block of Dunwoody Park—On March 2, credit fraud was reported.

 1900

 4600

block of Dunwoody Club Drive—On March 2, family battery was reported.

 4400 block of AshfordDunwoody Road—On March 2, fraud was reported; On March 5, fraud by swindle was reported and credit fraud was reported.

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 6600

block of Asbury Commons—On March 2, assault by intimidation was reported.

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block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On March 2, fraud by impersonation was reported and a second case of fraud was reported.

block of Hammond Drive—On March 3, simple assault and battery were reported.

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 1100

block of North Peachtree Road— On March 4, simple battery was reported.

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block of Crown Pointe Parkway—On March 5, simple assault and simple battery were reported.

block of Wynterhall Drive—On March 4, fraud was reported. block of Hammond Drive—On March 4, fraud by swindle was reported.

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block of Potomoac Road—On March 6, fraud was reported. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30

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Dunwoody Police Blotter CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28  2300

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On March 6, fraud by impersonation was reported.

 1400

block of Kings Down Circle— On March 6, credit fraud was reported.

 1200

block of Valley View Drive—On March 7, credit fraud was reported.

 First

block of Perimeter Center East— On March 8, an arrest was made for fraud.

 5100

block of Ashford Gables Drive— On March 8, an arrest was made for forgery.

 4900

block of Vermack Road—On March 9, fraud was reported.

 4400

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On March 10, forgery of check was reported.

 4900

block of Winters Chapel Road— On March 10, fraud was reported.

ARRES TS  First

block of Perimeter Center East— On Feb. 26, an arrest was made for vio-

lation of probation; On Feb. 27, two arrests were made for probation violation and one arrest was made for failure to appear; On March 3, an arrest was made for larceny, an arrest was made for obstruction and an arrest was made for a wanted person located; On March 5, an arrest was made for failure to appear.  6600

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On Feb. 26, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

ported and an arrest was made.

was made for improper lane usage.

 4400

block of Pineridge Circle—On March 1, an arrest was made for disorderly under the influence.

 300 block of Perimeter Center North—

 Ga. 285 at North Peachtree Road—On

 4400

March 1, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked. 

 5300 block of Winters Cha-

pel Road—On Feb. 27, a wanted person was located and arrested. 285 Eastbound—On Feb. 28, an arrest was made for marijuana possession and an arrest was made for driving without a license.

 4300 block of Peachford Circle—On March 3, an arrest was made for cocaine smuggling.

 Ga.

 Ga. 285 at Ashford-Dunwoody Road—

On Feb. 28, an arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license, during a traffic stop for speeding; On March 8, an arrest was made for DUI.

 1600

block of Mount Vernon Road— On March 1, disorderly conduct was re-

4300 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 2, a wanted person was located and arrested for possession of narcotic drugs.

 4900 block of Leeds Court— On March 4, an arrest for driving without a license was made during a traffic stop for following too closely.  4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 4, an arrest was made for child neglect; On March 5, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana and an arrest

On March 5, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

block of North Shallowford Road—On March 6, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

 Perimeter Center East at Ashford-Dun-

woody Road—On March 8, an arrest was made for improper lane usage.

 200

block of Dunwoody Road—On March 9, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

 5400

block of Tilly Mill Road—On March 9, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

OTHER  First

block of Perimeter Center East— On Feb. 27, harassing communications were reported.

 4500

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On Feb. 28, a hit and run was reported; On March 3, suicide threats were reported.

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