Inside Road trip City to promote itself as place to ‘stay, recreate’ community 2
Legal eagles Attorneys’ fees less than what city budgeted for community 3
oct. 4 — oct. 17, 2013 • vol. 5 — NO. 20
A place for reflection, prayer
Public push Massive DeKalb school system needs overhaul commentary 6
Leaf blower Time to check out local autumn colors out & about 11
High marks Police receiving positive feedback from public community 21
Rachel Smith, left, and Metilda McCard lead the procession during the dedication and consecration of the newly expanded columbarium, the Chapel of the Resurrection, at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church on Sept. 29. More photos on page 22.
County, city spar over parks equipment
North Druid Hills Road townhomes approved
By Melissa Weinman
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By Melissa Weinman
After any breakup, there’s an awkward period of wrangling over what stuff belongs to whom. And it’s no different between DeKalb County and the city of Brookhaven. Brookhaven took over the maintenance and programming of the 11 parks in its borders just after Labor Day. But the city and county disagreed over who has the rights to the furniture and
Brookhaven City Council has voted to approve a 28-unit townhome development on North Druid Hills Road after months of discord between the developer and surrounding neighbors. The application had been deferred by the council for several months in an attempt to give the developer and residents time to work out a compromise. Many neighbors still came to the council’s
see dekalb county, page 20
see city council, page 19
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