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AUG. 8 — AUG. 21, 2014 • VOL. 5 — NO. 16 ‘Big’ banner approved at a smaller size COMMUNITY 4

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Record breaker? Home grown veggie is a monster ROBIN’S NEST 7

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Alfredo’s makes you feel like family RESTAURANTS 14

Police blotter

Dahna Juarez, 6, constructs a rod puppet at a “Build a Puppet Workshop” at the Dunwoody Public Library on July 28. Youngsters aged 7-12 received instructions from Jeff Domke of the Center for Puppetry Arts, and made their own. More photos on page 20.

Village Parkway work to continue into October BY JOE EARLE

PHIL MOSIER

DeKalb School System ‘mending’ its problems BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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‘The Hub’ receives numerous code violations

The reconstruction of the Dunwoody Village Parkway now is expected to continue until the end of October. City officials say the construction schedule has been extended by 40 days due to delays caused by the ice and snow storms last winter, and the extra time needed in May to move a water main that was buried deeper than expected. Work began in December on the $2.4 million project that will narrow the parkway and add sidewalks and bicycle lanes in what city officials hope eventually will create a “Main Street” for Dun-

The DeKalb County School District appears to be on the way to mending the problems that resulted in it being placed on academic proNew leaders ready for bation in 2012 by the school year, pages 16-17. agency that accredits the district. AdvancEd, the parent of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS,

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SEE VILLAGE PARKWAY, PAGE 3

SEE REPORT: DEKALB, PAGE 19

Spot crime trends in your area PUBLIC SAFETY 21

Cracking down

08-08-2014 Dunwoody Reporter