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MAY 17 — MAY 30, 2013 • VOL. 5 — NO. 10

Lions, tigers and War Eagles, oh my!

Honestly, abe lovett headmaster a big fan of our 16th president aRouNd toWN 9

family matters Congregations offer shelter to homeless maKiNg a diffeReNce 10

grand garden atlanta history Center’s new park honors veterans out & aBout 14 phil mosier

“the Wiz” came alive once again on may 11, courtesy of marist School’s Junior High School performers, from left, tess denniss, as “dorothy,” John maclane, as the “tinman,” and Liam Kirchner, portraying the “Scarecrow.” the Saturday night musical was the school’s last performance of the modern retelling of “the Wizard of oz.” more photos on page 26.

city council to revise sign ordinance

annexation options draw legislators, crowds

BY MELISSA WEINMAN

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Brookhaven City Council is preparing to update the city’s sign ordinance. Council members Jim Eyre and Rebecca Chase Williams have been assigned by the mayor to a sign commission to explore ways the city can improve the sign ordinance that was inherited from DeKalb County. At the council’s May 14 meeting, Williams said nearby cities like Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Johns Creek have rules governing LED and LCD signs.

As people filed into a town hall meeting at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, they were offered a piece of paper listing the half dozen local governance bills filed during the last session of the state Legislature that proposed pulling their neighborhoods into cities with names like Lakeside, Lavista Hills and Briarcliff. The bills, sponsored by different DeKalb legislators, aimed to reserve a spot for their constituents in what is sure to be a convoluted and painful conversation about municipal options for that part of the county.

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