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JUNE 13 — JUNE 26, 2014 • VOL. 6 — NO. 12

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Flashers ahead New traffic signals coming to city intersections COMMUNITY 3

Is there an iron? She considers her minivan a ‘second home’ ROBIN’S NEST 7

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Star Provisions more than a ‘grocery store’ RESTAURANTS 17 PHIL MOSIER

Turning points Civil War, Civil Rights connection explored COMMUNITY 19

Police blotter

Find out where crime is happening in your area PUBLIC SAFETY 20

Kyndra Leaphart, 7, does take a leap into the Murphey Candler pool, while her cousin Kiara McCoy, 9, awaits her turn during a day out on June 6. The city of Brookhaven took control over managing the Lynwood, Briarwood and Murphey Candler pools from DeKalb County this year. More photos on page 5.

City to hold property tax hearings

Nuts & Berries owner nixes parking lot request

BY BOB PEPALIS

BY BOB PEPALIS

Although the city of Brookhaven has no plans to change its tax rate for the next fiscal year, some property owners could be paying more in property taxes – but only if their property value rose as a result of DeKalb County’s revaluation of assessments. If a property’s value went down, it could mean a lower tax payment. Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said at the June 10 City Council meeting that as long as he is mayor, he will not let the millage rate go up from its current 2.85 level. Brookhaven Finance Director Bonnie Kline said all of the tax

The owner of Nuts & Berries has withdrawn his rezoning application to allow a parking lot using residential land in the KendrickOsborne neighborhood. Mark Kick owns Nuts & Berries, a long-established business at the corner of Peachtree and Kendrick roads. He wants to add a two-story addition on the Peachtree Road side of his building. That would cut 15 spaces from his parking lot due to Kick adding sidewalks and a landscape strip to meet the Brookhaven-Peachtree Liveable Communities requirements.

SEE CITY, PAGE 2

SEE NUTS & BERRIES, PAGE 4

Huge 2-Day Estate Auction, June 28 & 29 Preview the entire sale online at www.greatgatsbys.com

Over 900 Lots • Beginning at 11a.m. each day • Preview June 25-27 • 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Auction Location: Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery • 5180 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30341 • 770-457-1903

06-13-2014 Brookhaven Reporter