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Inside Rising up Four-story hotel proposed near Spruill Arts Gallery COMMUNITY 3

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APRIL 18 — MAY 1, 2014 • VOL. 5 — NO. 8

Voter’s guide

PERIMETER BU S

A day to play

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Emotional charter review comes to end

See candidates running on May 20 COMMENTARY 6

BY JOE EARLE

joeearle@reporternewspapers.net

Face off

It seemed to be the summer of Dunwoody’s discontent. Crowds packed meetings of the Dunwoody Charter Commission last summer to watch as its five members hammered out proposed changes to the young city’s charter, its foundation document. Interest grew so intense that the commission had to move from a small conference room to a larger meeting room in a different building simply to accommodate the crowd. At times, emotions ran high. The commission had been appointed to review the charter and make recommendations to state lawmakers about what, if any, changes should be made. Much debate centered on whether the city had the ability to start up a fire department and pay for it without a citywide referendum. Turns out, state officials believe the city had

Library art exhibit captures facial expressions OUT & ABOUT 14

SEE EMOTIONAL, PAGE 19

Standing tall Coaching youth baseball, saving trees, brings her joy

Debate grows over home on Manget Way

MAKING A DIFFERENCE 16

Scrub in Cross Keys senior dreams of becoming a surgeon

BY JOE EARLE

joeearle@reporternewspapers.net

STANDOUT STUDENT 18

Police blotter

Find out where crime is happening in your area PUBLIC SAFETY 21

PHIL MOSIER

Olivia Vega, 5, enjoys the playground equipment in the Children’s Adventure Garden at Brook Run Park on April 12.

Back in March, neighbors on Manget Way were curious about who bought the big brick house in the middle of their block. “It was kind of a great mystery,” said Larry Gluth, who lives two doors away from the house at 1364 Manget Way. “This particular house had been on the market for a while. As neighbors, we were delighted they got [nearly] full listing [price] ... but there was this whole air of secrecy around who the buyer was.” A few weeks ago, a neighbor chatting with workmen at the house found out the new owner was a California company called the Center for Discovery, Gluth said. Then, a couple of days later, Gluth stopped in and saw work was being SEE DEBATE, PAGE 4

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