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North Buckhead residents fear apartment traffic By Dan Whisenhunt

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There are several apartment projects being developed in Buckhead, but some residents are concerned that the new housing units will put thousands of additional cars on the road each day. The Buckhead Community Improvement District plans to study the effect of the apartments on local traffic patterns. “We’re aware of the situation,” Executive Director Jim Durrett said. “We think it’s a really good question to be asking.” Residents worry that the new developments aren’t a part of the city’s traffic planning for north Atlanta. North Buckhead Civic Association President Gordon Certain, who has an engineering background, released a

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Atlanta Board of Education members speak to BCN By Dan Whisenhunt

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Mason Sims, 10, is a natural throwing a Frisbee through a target, one of many games offered during Family Field Day at St. James United Methodist Church on Aug. 17. The event, open to the public, promoted the church’s fall community programs. More photos on page 30.

Atlanta school board members Nancy Meister and Courtney English attended the Aug. 15 Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting to update residents about Atlanta Public Schools. Among the topics were a search for a new superintendent, the opening of the new North Atlanta High School and the approval of the Atlanta Classical Academy Charter School. Meister said the opening of the new high school, located in a former IBM campus on Northside Parkway was “flawless.” She said the school’s cost, $147 million, was due to its size and location. It will accommodate future growth in the see search, page 2

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