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Inside Walk this way Funds approved to widen Powers Ferry sidewalk community 2

Rise up Time for honest, open dialogue at North Atlanta commentary 6

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oct. 4 — oct. 17, 2013 • vol. 7 — NO. 20

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Life changing Residents become U.S. citizens at river ceremony around town 7


APS finds no discrimination at North Atlanta By Dan Whisenhunt

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There’s no evidence that teachers and administrators at North Atlanta High discriminated against black and Hispanic students, but investigators say the students who made these allegations acted “bravely.” That is the ultimate conclusion of a report released on Sept. 20 by Atlanta Public Schools. The report is a summary of an investigation into allegations of grade changing and racial discrimination at the high school. Though the report names several teachers at the public school, the Buckhead Reporter is declining to name them because there wasn’t sufficient evidence to support the allegations. Even though the report clears teachers and administrators of wrongdoing, the report makes it clear that there’s a

Two local pastors return to take the pulpit faith 8-9

Leaf blower Time to check out local autumn colors out & about 11

see No evidence, page 22

Garden Hills pool house construction under way By Dan Whisenhunt

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Graham Roberts, 2, doesn’t want to be disturbed as he creates his masterpiece alongside his sister Crosby, 6, at the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival on Sept. 28 in Buckhead. Another photo on page 15.

Residents of the Garden Hills neighborhood will soon get a new pool house, expected to cost $800,000. It’s scheduled for completion in April 2014, but there’s still about $150,000 needed to fully fund the project, according to Jeff Clark, president of the pool’s board of directors. The Garden Hills Pool and Park Association has planned several fundraisers throughout the fall. Clark said few outside of Garden Hills realize what a unique asset the community has. “There are 17 or 18 public pools in the city of Atlanta; 15 of them are ... right at I-20 or south [of I-20],” Clark said. see garden hills, page 3


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