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Inside Gotta stop DeKalb CEO puts foot down on ethics violations COMMENTARY 6

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JULY 11 — JULY 24, 2014 • VOL. 6 — NO. 14

Curb your appetite

What do you do when face-to-face with a snake? COMMUNITY 10

Tree hugger Artist shows off his color palette at nature preserve OUT & ABOUT 14

Growth spurt New pastor has big plans for Primitive Baptist church FAITH 15

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Anis Cafe and Bistro transports you to France RESTAURANTS 16

Police blotter

From left, Robert Lipscomb, 13, Joe Koenraod, 13, and Hayden Fukushima, 14, enjoy snacks from a food vendor during Brookhaven’s “Food Truck Roundup” at Blackburn Park on July 2. More photos on page 4.

Cities look to improve pedestrian safety, access BY ANN MARIE QUILL

PHIL MOSIER

Shootings, council seat become talk of District 2 BY ANN MARIE QUILL

annmariequill@reporternewspapers.net

annmariequill@reporternewspapers.net

Spot crime trends in your area

A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America says Atlanta is the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.” Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting. “It’s challenging in a suburban environment because infrastruc-

Concerned about the recent resignation of their representative on City Council and by two unsolved drive-by shootings, residents of Brookhaven’s District 2 recently gathered for a “town hall” discussion in Ashford Park. “The purpose of this meeting is to connect with District 2 residents due to the recent resignation of District 2 Councilman Jim Eyre, but more importantly to make sure the citizens of Ashford Park understood that although there’s no elected representative aside from the mayor, we’re all trying to pitch in,” Mayor J. Max Davis told the

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