Inside Support system AdvancED CEO spells out school board’s role COMMENTARY 6
Safe place Organizations provide disabled an ‘enriched life’ MAKING A DIFFERENCE 8
Sandy Springs Reporter
JULY 12 — JULY 25, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 14
The show must go on
Denise Burnette, back, smiles at her daughters Katherine, left, and Allison, as they enjoy the music of “Shiloh,” who performed at the Sandy Springs’ Stars and Stripes celebration on July 6. Despite the inclement weather, the inaugural event went on and wowed the crowd with a ﬁreworks display later that evening. More Fourth of July photos from Reporter Newspapers communities on pages 16-17.
Discover delectabale treats on your trees AROUND TOWN 7
Play days There’s more to summer than just the beach OUT & ABOUT 10
Ring tone Heritage Sandy Springs to offer 15-minute weddings COMMUNTY 14
Council might hire north Fulton dog catchers
City elections start heating up
BY DAN WHISENHUNT
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BY DAN WHISENHUNT
North Fulton cities have taken over services previously provided by Fulton County, and the next one to go may be the dogcatcher. The creation of Sandy Springs and Johns Creek gave those communities local control over police and fire departments. When the cities created their own 911 dispatch system, ChatComm, and began work on their own public safety radio system, they claimed they could provide those services more effectively than the county. But can north Fulton cities really do a better job of catching dogs than Fulton County? It’s possible, some Sandy Springs lead-
The race for mayor took an interesting turn this month. City Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny, considered a likely candidate, announced she would not seek to succeed outgoing Mayor Eva Galambos, who is the first, and, so far, only person to serve as Sandy Springs’ mayor. Meanwhile, local business owner Bob Brown announced he is jumping into the race for the mayor’s office. Aug. 30 is the last day to register for the Nov. 5 municipal election.
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