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Inside Press pause Gateway project deferred for now COMMUNITY 4

Strip tease Plenty of debate over adult businesses COMMENTARY 8-9 COMMUNITY 10-11

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JUNE 14 — JUNE 27, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 12

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He’s more than just a ‘lawn mowing’ guy AROUND TOWN 12

Set change Georgia Shakespeare rethinks business model

Consulting firm will manage public safety radios BY DAN WHISENHUNT

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Four north Fulton cities will pay Commdex Consulting $200,000 to manage a new public safety radio system. But Commdex’s earlier involvement as a consultant for the radio project has drawn criticism from the city of Johns Creek officials. Commdex Vice President of Operations Chuck Bethea says that Commdex’s role in the project has been misrepresented by Johns Creek and the media. Johns Creek was supposed to partner with Sandy Springs,

Rock of ages Davis Academy notes anniversary with CD EDUCATION 22-23

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Police seeking help in hit-and-run PUBLIC SAFETY 26

Huntcliff residents value their suburban oasis BY DAN WHISENHUNT


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Ben Walker and his daughter Mary Claire, 3, admire fresh sunflowers at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on June 8. The market, open Saturdays between 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. through Oct. 26, is located on Sandy Springs Circle. Another photo on page 20.

Residents of Sandy Springs’ Huntcliff neighborhood live well, Homeowners Association President Dane Seibert says. The people living in the more than 450 homes surrounding the Cherokee Town and Country Club have all of the finer things in life within reach. While the country club stands Where in the center of the neighborhood, You the residents also have their own Live clubhouse, where they can swim and play tennis. They ride horses at the Huntcliff Equestrian Center, a rival of the horse park in the Chastain neighborhood. They hold impromptu dinners on hills overlooking the hilly and winding streets CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


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06-14-2013 Sandy Springs Reporter