Inside Church issue Methodist church plans new activities building COMMUNITY 3
Bills pushed Lawmakers push bills though last days of session COMMUNITY 6
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MARCH 22 — APRIL 4, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 6
Hitting the ﬁeld — of screen
‘Spiteful’ cuts Fulton chairman warns that tax cuts have high price COMMENTARY 8
Joyful voices Clergy plan simple sermons for Easter celebration FAITH 21
Standouts Proﬁles of students who excel in academics and more EDUCATION 24, 25
Before hitting the ﬁeld for Buckhead Baseball’s Opening Day festivities to mark the start the season at Frankie Allen Park, Brooks Bowling (from left), Hugh Carter, Billy Gingrey, Bryce Bowling and Luke Gingrey enjoyed another beloved pastime of the modern generation — video games. The Athletics are coached by Brian Bowling in the T-ball 5-year-old league. More photos on page 23.
Charter proposal uses old school model BY DAN WHISENHUNT
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Shoplifting at Lenox lifts crime numbers BY DAN WHISENHUNT
A group of Buckhead residents seeking to start a public charter school are working to address concerns that they want to create private religious school funded with taxpayer money. The school would not be part of the International Baccalaureate program used in the other eight North Atlanta schools. It will in-
Wayward youths come to Lenox Square in Buckhead looking for True Religion. Once they find an unguarded pair of the pricey brand-name jeans, they break one of the Ten Commandments: Thou shall not steal. The pants cost upward of $300 a pair. Atlanta Police Oﬃcer
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