Inside Face to face Runoff expected for District 54 seat COMMUNITY 2
Up all night Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins June 3 FAITH 4
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More than 60 graves located near Chastain golf course
Come together New county commissioner shares vision COMMENTARY 6
BY ANN MARIE QUILL
Glad for grads
Ray Mock wasn’t expecting to find 60 graves and counting when he hired a mapping service to check out a 100-yearold gravesite at the Chastain Park golf course. “I didn’t have any expectations,” he said. But knowing that old maps indicated graves along the eastern side of the course near the intersection of Lake Forrest Drive and Lake Forrest Lane, the Chastain Park Conservancy’s operations manager decided to investigate. The conservancy hired Len Strozier of Omega Mapping Services to locate and map the graves. Strozier uses groundpenetrating radar to look for linear air pockets some two to four feet down in the ground. The pockets are produced by the graves once all traces of the body have disappeared.
Graduation parties bring on house cleaning ROBIN’S NEST 15
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Bozarth petitions to run in 54th District as independent
Area high schools honor top graduates EDUCATION 16-18
BY JOE EARLE
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Bennett Kane, left, learns about using a ﬂint lock riﬂe from Cal Daneil, representing a Red Coat soldier during the Revolutionary War, at the Atlanta History Center’s “Military Timeline” event on May 24.
Bill Bozarth says running for the state Legislature as an independent makes perfect sense for him. He’s always thought of himself as a centrist politically. He feels no distinct loyalty to any party. “I’ve always voted for both Republicans and Democrats,” he said. Besides, it’s practical. In the 54th District in the state House of Representatives, Bozarth admits he probably couldn’t get nominated as a Republican and couldn’t win as a Democrat. While Beth Beskin and John J. McCloskey prepare for a SEE INDEPENDENT, PAGE 3
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