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Judge blocks city’s annexation of Century Center By Melissa Weinman and Joe Earle

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A DeKalb County judge has blocked the city of Brookhaven from taking any action to annex the Century Center office complex until after an Oct. 24 trial. DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie issued the interlocutory injunction Aug. 16. The court order followed an Aug. 14 hearing, in which lawyers from Chamblee and Brookhaven argued over which city has the right to annex the lucrative commercial property near the intersection of I-85 and Clairmont Road. Roughly 11,000 residents of an area that includes Centu-

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Feral cat fight stirring things up in Drew Valley By J.D. Moor

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Front, Jerry Alvarado, who plays center on the Cross Keys High School varsity football team, is ready in his stance during practice on Aug. 14 in Brookhaven. The team is looking to improve from its 0-9-0 record in 2012. More photos on page 26.

Michael Schwartz has been a lightning rod on several issues during his 21 years as a Brookhaven resident. Most recently, the outspoken entrepreneur sparked debate about wild cats in his Drew Valley neighborhood, near Burch Circle. Schwartz unintentionally stirred things up in July when he wrote on an online community forum that he’d never seen so many wild or feral cats darting around his property. “I said, ‘I might just trap them and call the county.’ That’s what got the ire of some neighbors who protested that was like an automatic death sentence for the cats, who would be euthanized,” he said. One neighbor’s replies got downright personal, he said, see drew valley, page 27

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