Inside Sleep in Ashford-Dunwoody hotel given green light COMMUNIITY 2
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Don’t rain on our parade
Kayla Catapano and daughter Carrie, 8 months, eagerly await the start of the Dunwoody Fourth of July parade. Despite the threat of rain, the two were not deterred from enjoying the event. The parade made its way through the city, along Mount Vernon Road and Dunwoody Village Parkway, ending at the Shops of Dunwoody. More Fourth of July photos from Reporter Newspapers communities on pages 16-17.
Discover delectable treats on your trees AROUND TOWN 7
Play days There’s more to summer than just the beach OUT & ABOUT 10
Ring tone Facility to offer 15-minute weddings
New look at weather warning systems
City critics pack charter commission meeting
BY JOE EARLE
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BY DAN WHISENHUNT
After a mid-June storm flattened trees and knocked down power lines, Dunwoody city officials are taking a new look at installing sirens to warn residents of the approach of dangerous weather. During the City Council’s meeting July 8, members expressed a range of opinions on the need for warning sirens in the city. “This is one of the things we really, really need to do to protect our citizens,” said Councilman Denis Shortal, a long-time proponent of warning sirens. “It’s like having a generator when the electricity goes out. You
Dunwoody residents descended on the Dunwoody Charter Commission during its July 3 meeting to vent about a variety of contentious issues, some of which weren’t under the commission’s control. There was barely standing room left in the small conference room, a venue chosen because Dunwoody holds municipal court on Wednesdays, tying up the only larger room available in City Hall. The city announced July 9 that future meetings would be held in Suite 400 of 47 Perimeter Center East, which is behind
SEE CITY TAKING, PAGE 4
SEE SAVE DUNWOODY, PAGE 19
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