Inside Heard’s halt Cemetery descendants suffer setback COMMUNITY 5
Batter up Cricket popular among Indian residents AROUND TOWN 7
Sandy Springs Reporter
NOV. 1 — NOV. 14, 2013 • VOL. 7 — NO. 22
City officials: New location fits Fulton schools
Walk this way Suburban sprawl a thing of the past? COMMUNITY 8
BY DAN WHISENHUNT AND JOE EARLE
Safe and sound
Sandy Springs city officials say their community will offer a better fit for the headquarters of Fulton County’s school system than its current location in south Fulton County. City Council members Karen Meinzen McEnerny and Chip Collins say the move will benefit Sandy Springs and the system as a whole. They dismissed criticism that the system is abandoning south Fulton students by moving from its current location on Cleveland Avenue in southwest Atlanta. “They have been headquartered there for 50 years and things change,” McEnerny said. “The enrollment growth changes. Being adjacent to I-285, they’re still readily accessible to the southern part of Fulton County.” Collins said the new headquarters will bring jobs to the city
Ofﬁcers handle trafﬁc duty at schools COMMUNITY 10
Healing heart Vietnam war victim learns to forgive FAITH 14
SEE CITY OFFICIALS, PAGE 19
PTO president: Heards Ferry Elementary move unavoidable BY DAN WHISENHUNT
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Emma Clinch, standing, Ginnie House, center, in a 1932 Ford Model A, and her father Rich, driving, show their exuberance during North Springs Charter High School’s 50th anniversary parade on Oct. 26. The parade welcomed all alumni and friends to celebrate Homecoming and Spirit Week.
Heards Ferry Elementary PTO Co-President Stacy Heerin said in a perfect world, her child’s school would stay right where it is. She said the school’s age and geographic location make moving the school unavoidable, however. “Given where we live in Sandy Springs, there’s not a lot of space for new development and new construction,” Heerin said. Officials with Fulton County Schools confirmed they have settled on a site for the new location of Heards Ferry Elementary School. Patrick Burke, deputy superintenSEE PTO PRESIDENT, PAGE 4
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