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Inside Up in smoke City bans using tobacco products in parks

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

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Dog tired Students plan makeover for city park MAKING A DIFFERENCE 8

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Resident: City taking my land will ‘wipe out’ Civil War history BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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Peaceful pastels

Before the city of Sandy Springs takes his land at 80 Johnson Ferry Road for a water detention project, Stephen Johnston is busy documenting Civil War-era artifacts on the property. The city council on June See related Commentary 3 voted to approve the use of on page 6 eminent domain to take more than half of Johnston’s land, which contains a tributary flowing from Marsh Creek. City plans call for the land to become home to a dam and detention pond, which will keep future developers in Sandy Springs’ planned City Center from having to build their own detention areas. “The bottom line is I don’t want the thing here at all,” Johnston said. “If the city is successful in building this, it will wipe the history out.”

Oglethorpe hosts international exhibition OUT & ABOUT 14

Dining out Star Provisions more than a ‘grocery store’ RESTAURANTS 17

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Riverwood grad brings her rock band home, page 4

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“Hammerheads” teammates and twin sisters, May Weis, left, and Leah, center, get themselves pumped up before a swim meet against the Byrnwyck “Blue Dolphins” at the Hammond Hills pool on June 3. More photos on page 5.

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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 Sandy Springs Reporter  
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