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turf wars continue as city, Chamblee eye annexation By MeLissa WeinMan

Fixing a hole

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Make schools better with investment, management

Chamblee officials say they are prepared to annex a large tract of land south of the city - as long as voters and a judge rule in their favor, that is. On Nov. 5, for a second time in two years, voters in the Dresden East area will have the chance to choose whether or not they would like to become part of the city of Chamblee. If approved, the annexation would increase the size of Chamblee by about 11,000 residents. Meanwhile, Brookhaven City Council voted Oct. 8 to annex the Century Center office park, a large commercial property which is also part of the area on the Nov. 5 Chamblee annexation referendum. Chamblee city officials say they

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Improving Peachtree Road is important for MARTA redevelopment By MeLissa WeinMan

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Stephanie Mattison, left, and daughter Kathleen, 6, attack a pumpkin at a carving event at Briarwood Park on Oct. 6. Drew Valley Neighbors sponsored the first-ever “Pumpkins in the Park.”

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Peachtree Road is one of Brookhaven’s busiest streets, but some are hopeful that the thoroughfare may one day provide better access to people traveling by bike or by foot. At background sessions leading up to a four-day charrette, Brookhaven residents began sharing their vision for the redevelopment of the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station. The planning and brainstorming event, known as a charrette, was scheduled for Oct. 21-24. The charrette brings together architects, urban planners, transportation experts and stakeholders to discuss ways to make “transit-oriented develSEE MARTA, PAGE 28

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