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June 28 — July 11, 2013 • vol. 5 — NO. 13

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It’s a sign of summer Lemonade was for sale by eager entrepreneurs Wil Brown, 12, left, and Nick Joiner, 11, at their stand on Johnson Ferry Road, across from Waddeston Way, on June 23. The freshlymade beverage could be purchased for 50 cents, as could chocolate chip cookies. Some of the proceeds were going to one of their favorite organizations, “Relay for Life,” which raises funds to fight cancer. More photos on page 22.

With a bang Where, when to celebrate July 4 out & about 18

Forging ahead Ashford Park School charter making progress community 26

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Total racket Tennis ‘geezers’ bond on and off the court community 27

City prepares to set tax rate

DeKalb demands payment for services

By Melissa Weinman

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By Melissa Weinman

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Brookhaven City Council members are optimistic about the city’s revenue as they prepare to vote on Brookhaven’s first tax rate July 8. The city held three public hearings on June 17 and 20 to explain what residents can expect on their city tax bill and to hear input from the public about the proposed tax rate. Finance Director Bonnie Kline said June 17 that if the Council approves a millage rate of 3.35, the city would bring in about $6 million in property taxes in 2013.

DeKalb County officials are threatening to take the city of Brookhaven to court if the city doesn’t pay for the police and parks services the county has provided over the past six months. The city and county have been negotiating for months over the costs of the interim police and parks services the county is providing until the city is able to establish its own departments. But the two jurisdictions have yet to sign an intergovernmental agreement over the services. In a June 19 letter to Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis, DeKalb

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