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Seismic shift County should review charter, ethics board COMMENTARY 6

Nuts about dough

Batter up Cricket popular among local Indian residents AROUND TOWN 7

Walk this way Suburban sprawl a thing of the past? COMMUNITY 8

Healing heart Vietnam War victim learns to forgive FAITH 14

Alex Cardenas, a first grader at Kingsley Charter Elementary, plays the “Dangling Donuts” game at the school’s Fall Festival on Oct. 26. Alex was challenged to eat as many doughnuts as possible within two minutes. He came in second place.

City approves contract for Village Parkway work

Frustration growing over ChatComm delays

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About five years after the first grant was approved for the project and after months of yard signs and letters to the editor opposing the plan, Dunwoody City Council has approved the construction contract for the remaking of Dunwoody Village Parkway. “In the end,” City Councilman John Heneghan said, “it is about the sidewalks, the bike lanes and about redeveloping our community.” Heneghan joined four other council members Oct. 28 to approve contracting Johnson Landscapes Inc. for construction of the controversial parkway project. Johnson’s contract will cover about $1.62 mil-

Two years after Dunwoody signed on with the Chattahoochee River 911 Authority, or ChatComm, the service has not completed the computerized dispatch system Dunwoody city officials want for fire and EMS calls. That upsets some Dunwoody City Council members. “I’m very frustrated by the whole situation being pushed down the road over and over again,” said City Councilman John Heneghan. Former City Councilman Danny Ross told the current coun-

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