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Healing heart Vietnam War victim learns to forgive fAiTH 14
Left to right, caroline Koziol, 8, Reese Butler, 9, and Thomas Koziol, 5, get a kick out of a carnival ride at St. Martin’s episcopal School’s fall festival on oct. 19. The event, sponsored by the Parent Teacher organization, featured bungee jumping, games, food and more. Additional photos on page 19.
Judge: city can’t annex century center yet
Planning session yields ideas for MARTA project
By Melissa WeinMan
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By Melissa WeinMan
A DeKalb judge has ruled that Brookhaven may not annex Century Center unless a Nov. 5 referendum to annex the property into Chamblee fails. Citing Georgia law in an Oct. 28 order, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie ruled that Local Act 205, the General Assembly’s legislation creating the Chamblee annexation referendum, trumps Brookhaven’s Oct. 8 vote to annex the Century Center office park. “By proceeding to annex using an alternative method, Brookhav-
A recent planning session centered on the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station yielded ideas for improving Peachtree Road, and unveiled tensions between MARTA and Brookhaven officials over the control of the large redevelopment project. The four-day ‘charrette’ for the redevelopment of the Brookhaven-station, which came to a close Oct. 24, was a planning and brainstorming session for architects, urban planners, transportation experts and stakeholders to discuss ways to make “transit-oriented development” at the MARTA station a reality.
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