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JULY 11 — JULY 24, 2014 • VOL. 5 — NO. 14

ROBIN’S NEST page 9

Proud of Old Glory Runoff election scheduled for July 22 COMMUNITY 2

Towering tall A 50-story office building in Sandy Springs? COMMUNITY 4

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

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

Really odd Stage Door Players put on Neil Simon classic OUT & ABOUT 14

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

Dining out

PHIL MOSIER

Dunwoody High School senior Lewis Freeman, starting center this fall for the Dunwoody High School varsity football team, shows his patriotic side while helping carry the American flag during the Dunwoody Fourth of July parade. The parade featured Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal as grand marshal, as well as plenty of veterans groups, churches, marching bands, floats, politicans, clowns and local celebrities. More photos on pages 20-21.

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

Townhomes approved for Georgetown area BY JOE EARLE

Anis Cafe and Bistro transports you to France

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 infrastructure

The Dunwoody Planning Commission has approved a proposal to rezone about 6 acres in the Georgetown community to allow 55 townhomes to replace a declining office park. Brian Davison of Minerva Properties told the commissioners July 8 that his company plans to build three-story townhouses in a gated community in place of the offices. Minerva Properties is asking the city to rezone the property at 4330 Georgetown Square for residential use. The land, zoned for office-institutional uses, now is used for what Davison described as a 1960s-

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07-11-2014 Dunwoody Reporter