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► Groundbreaking held for I-285/Ga. 400 reconstruction PAGE 6 ► Relocation planned for historic Brookhaven house PAGE 10

Game on to raise funds for new high school athletic field BY DYANA BAGBY

Remembering lost graduates PHOTO BY PHIL MOSIER

Dunwoody High School seniors Patrick Clinch and Ally Womble pass out programs and flowers at the school’s Tree Dedication Ceremony held Oct. 30 in memory of former Dunwoody High students Ian Davis, Ty Flynn and Halle Scott. For more photos, see page 16 ►

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Sen. Millar re-elected; Thurmond wins DeKalb CEO BY DYANA BAGBY Republican State Sen. Fran Millar of Dunwoody was re-elected Nov. 8, defeating his Democratic opponent with 56 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. Millar garnered 41,704 votes to Tamara Johnson-Shealey’s 32,548, or 44 percent of the vote. Millar was elected to the state Senate in 2010 and has handily won re-election since

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Just do it, as Nike says. That’s the mantra parents, teachers, staff and supporters of Dunwoody High School’s athletic program are taking to raise some $2 million over the next three years so they can put in a new football and multi-use field and also repair the aging track. The funds would go to adding a multisport artificial turf field with a resurfaced

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Former mayor Mike Davis named Nancy Jester’s chief of staff BY DYANA BAGBY

Former Dunwoody mayor Mike Davis has returned to politics as the new chief of staff for DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester. Davis took the job after Jester fired her former chief of staff, Jeff Breedlove, when he was arrested Oct. 24 and charged with making a false report to police and confessed to police to being a drug abuser. “I had no inkling this was an issue in his past,” Jester said of Breedlove. “I wish him well. We all want him and his family to have healing. Addiction and mental illness are diseases … and I hope he gets the treatment he needs.” Jester said Davis’ experience and relationships with residents and officials through-

Former Dunwoody mayor Mike Davis is DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester’s new chief of staff.


out DeKalb County District 1, including Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Chamblee, make him an ideal fit for the job in her office. “I’m thrilled he has decided to come out of retirement to do this,” Jester said. “I know Mike Davis and I know he cares about District 1.” Davis resigned his job in business development for the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber to take the chief of staff post for Jester. He said he received a text message from her asking him if he wanted to work for her and District 1. “I think I can make a big difference. Nancy needed me and I believe I can help her a lot. Besides, my golf game wasn’t getting any better,” Davis said. Davis, who was elected as the mayor of Dunwoody in 2011 and then lost his re-election bid last year to current Mayor Denis Shortal, said he believes his real strengths are his relationships with the cities and their staffs and residents. He said his past work in economic development, including as Dunwoody’s mayor, gives him an advantage in his new job. As mayor, Davis played a role in attracting Mercedes Benz USA headquarters and a State Farm regional headquarters to the Perimeter Center. “My main effort as mayor was economic development, encouraging companies to relocate to the metro areas … my main goal [as Jester’s chief of staff] will be to take that expertise and spread it across the county,” he said. Jester said Davis would also work to maintain relationships between the county and the cities in District 1 to ensure the county is providing the services the cities require. “He has a unique set of skills and knows what is in the best interest of District 1 and in maintaining those relationships,” she said. “He understood that role as mayor.” While Jester said she is excited about Davis joining her staff, she also praised Breedlove’s work for her during his nearly two-year tenure. She cited his work in eliminating blight in the county, including the notorious Brannon Hill condominium complex off Memorial Drive, known for its burned out units and trashed property. The county sued for the right to clean up the private property earlier this year. She also praised him for organizing a recent water billing town hall in which hundreds of DeKalb residents showed up to voice their complaints over bills sometimes totaling in the thousands of dollars. “Before that town hall, the administration was not acknowledging this was an issue,” Jester said. She also said Breedlove ensured her office spent much less than its annual budget and a recent audit of her office shows no funds were misspent. “We only spent 37.7 percent of our budget in 2015 … and in 2016 we spent less than 50 percent of my budget, and will return that money to the county,” she said. She also asked for people to have sympathy for Breedlove and his family, but said she and Davis will move forward in working to serve District 1. “I dealt with the issue swiftly, I immediately took action and within a week I started with new staff and brought on Mike Davis,” she said. “[Breedlove] did a lot of good things for a lot of people, but we are going to continue to move forward, to continue our agenda, and we are not going to be stopped by the tragedy of this one person,” she said.

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Brook Run theater demolished amidst protests BY DYANA BAGBY

Despite a last-minute effort to save the theater building at Brook Run Park, the city moved forward and demolition of the building was nearly completed in October. A lone earthmover was seen tearing down the structure on Oct. 28. Supporters of saving the theater at Brook Run Park made a dramatic lastgasp appeal to the Dunwoody City Council at its Oct. 24 meeting to save the building from being bulldozed. More than 20 supporters of saving the theater and having it renovated into a performing arts and community center filed up the center aisle of the City Council chambers and dropped checks into a manila envelope held by Danny Ross, president of the Brook Run Conservancy. Ross said in an email after the meeting that more than $114,000 was raised by 24 people ranging in age from 3 to 85. It wasn’t enough, however. “I am deeply saddened about this nonsensical, non-transparent destruction of public property,” Ross said, following demolition of the theater building. Demolition of the building, which served as the theater for the Georgia Retardation Center, was visible Oct. 27 to

people attending the city’s Food Truck Thursday event at Brook Run Park. The council voted in July to bulldoze the theater and last month approved spending up to $227,000 to demolish the building. Historical stained glass windows from the theater building’s chapel were removed and are being stored for potential future use.

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Former Brookhaven Mayor Williams recovering from surgery BY DYANA BAGBY

Rebecca Chase Williams, who served as mayor of Brookhaven from 2015 to 2016, is recovering at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital after several recent surgeries. Her husband, Dick Williams, editor and publisher of the weekly Dunwoody Crier, said she underwent surgery six weeks ago. However, complications after about three weeks into the recovery led to two more emergency surgeries within days of each other. He said she is doing better. He Rebecca Chase Williams declined to discuss her specific illness. “She’s much improved now and is soon to enter rehab,” he said Nov. 2 in an interview. A retired national reporter for ABC News, Rebecca Williams was a longtime neighborhood activist when she got involved in the cityhood movement that led to Brookhaven’s 2012 founding. She was elected to the first City Council and was appointed mayor in 2015 when J. Max Davis resigned to run for a state representative seat. She dropped out of last year’s mayoral race, citing family health concerns. At the Oct. 25 Brookhaven City Council, Mayor John Ernst and the council members said they were praying for Rebecca Williams and keeping her in their thoughts as she recovers and asked residents to do so, too. Her husband asked that no flowers be sent to her room, but said she does appreciate cards. A Facebook group has also been set up to keep people posted on her condition and can be accessed by searching for “Rebecca Williams Updates.” Cards can be mailed in her name to Saint Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342.

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Mila Sagel, 3, plays with a dollhouse at the new “Pray Ground” at Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs. Children younger than five can play in this area while they listen to services.


Congregation Or Hadash debuts new ‘Pray Ground’ concept for children BY JACLYN TURNER

et, preoccupied with their toys. Some even sang along with the tunes they recognized. In most religious sanctuaries, children “It seems that they couldn’t stay away,” may be seen, but not heard. Parents get said Or Hadash Executive Director Erica embarrassed by a child’s disruption, and Hruby. “They were very excited to have a many congregations have separate proplace to be a part of services, while they are grams for children to attend while parents at an age-appropriate level where we can’t leave to pray. Congregation Or Hadash in expect them to sit and follow along with Sandy Springs is on to something different. the service. But they can hear the service Rather than viewing and what is happening children as noise, they around them, while they are the background and are playing, and begin to the backbone of the serinternalize what is hapvice, the synagogue and pening in the service.” its community. Or Ha- “I think the Pray The synagogue’s presdash’s celebration of Ground was very ident, Marc Medwed was the Jewish holiday Sheinspired by an article he meni Atzeret on Oct. 24 well received by both found about a church marked the dedication kids and parents... in Minnesota that creatof its new “Pray Ground,” ed a similar space for its an area just off from the MARC MEDWED young members in May, platform at which prayer PRESIDENT, CONGREGATION OR HADASH and Bortz and Karpuj is conducted where chilembraced the idea. dren younger than five “I think the Pray play and listen to the serGround was very well revice. ceived by both kids and parents and many “In our congregation kids are the core are looking forward to enjoying the space treasure of our congregation. They are the together and to contributing to its growth,” warmth of our service. It’s another opporMedwed said in an email. tunity to welcome them,” said Rabbi AnaBortz predicted that this type of experilia Bortz, who started Congregation Or ence will help the children grow familiar Hadash with her husband, Rabbi Mario with the services. In fact, several children Karpuj, 13 years ago. The conservative egalas young as eight years old took turns readitarian synagogue has grown into a moding from the Torah and being an integral ern, light-filled space at 7460 Trowbridge part of the services. Road. With the addition of the children, and “We wanted to bring them in, to create the Pray Ground, prayers come alive, Bortz something interesting and motivating to said. “They bring God in when they are them in their own language and to make smiling and praying and playing. They emthem feel part of the whole sacred commubellish our space,” she said. nity,” she said. “If we had people who come and comDuring the recent service, about half a plain about the noise from kids we might dozen children played with dolls or stuffed say to them this might not be the right place animals, read books and configured puzfor you,” Bortz said. “We value the [conneczles. They were encouraged to share tion of] generation to generation, L’Dor Vawith each other and put back what they Dor. The kids are our next ‘Dor,’ the generatouched. A low hum of the playtime filled tion. We want them to be the next link, and the sanctuary, but the children stayed quito feel part of the congregation.”


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Gov. Deal joins ceremonial groundbreaking for I-285/Ga. 400 reconstruction project BY JOHN RUCH



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Gov. Nathan Deal joined many other officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange reconstruction project on Nov. 3 at the Concourse Center’s “King Building” in Sandy Springs. Major construction work will not begin until February and will never directly affect the King Building. Organizers said the groundbreaking was staged to satisfy demand from media for some type of visual ceremony, and holding it on a location along the actual highways would be difficult and dangerous. Deal and other officials spoke in a vacant office space, decorated with construction signs and traffic cones, on the skyscraper’s 32nd floor, which offered sweeping views of the tangled interchange far below. They then went to a small lawn next to the building and used gold-colored shovels to toss dirt that had been shipped in and piled onto a tarp. The remarks from various officials largely repeated information and praise they have delivered at previous announcements and speaking engagements about the massive highway project. “This is indeed the heart of much of [the region’s] growth and much of the congestion,” said Deal, sporting a red necktie decorated with white silhouettes of the state of Georgia. He praised the project’s public-private financing and design-while-building models for saving large amounts of money. Not counting right of way acquisition and other extra costs, the project is budgeted at around $460 million, far under the $803 million the state originally estimated.

Deal said that the Georgia Department of Transportation is regularly contacted by officials around the country asking, “How did you get to be so progressive … and so far ahead?” in road infrastructure build-outs. In perhaps the event’s largest boast, GDOT board member and former Georgia House Speaker Mark Burkhalter likened the project to the previous night’s dramatic baseball game, saying the Chicago Cubs “may have won the World Series of baseball, but I think Georgia won the World Series today of investing in our future and our infrastructure.” GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, as he has many times before, touted the project’s intended benefits of reducing congestion and traffic accidents. Pointing to the event decorations, he also gave some fair warning about the upcoming three-plus years of construction. “The cones you see in front of us today—get ready to see more and more cones,” he said. Among the many other leaders in attendance were: Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal; Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul; Sandy Springs City Councilmembers John Paulson and Gabriel Sterling; Brookhaven City Councilmember Linley Jones; Mike Davis, former mayor of Dunwoody and now chief of staff to DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester; former DeKalb CEO Liane Levetan; state Sens. Hunter Hill and Fran Millar; state Rep. Tom Taylor; and former Perimeter Community Improvement Districts president and CEO Yvonne Williams. Besides rebuilding the interchange to improve traffic flow and capacity, the project will add “collector-distributor lanes”—physically separated exit and entrance lanes—to Ga. 400 north to Sandy Springs’ Spalding Drive and to I-285 be-

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Shoveling dirt for the I-285/Ga. 400 reconstruction groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 3 at the Concourse Center were (from left) state Rep. Tom Taylor; Jay Roberts, director of planning at the Georgia Department of Transportation; GDOT board vice-chair Jamie Boswell; Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Christopher Tomlinson; GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry; Gov. Nathan Deal; GDOT board member Mark Burkhalter; state Sen. Fran Millar; GDOT board member Rudy Bowen; Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul; and Daniel Filer, vice president of business development at Ferrovial Agroman USA, one of main partners on the project’s contractor team. Gov. Nathan Deal (left photo) and Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul (bottom right) comment on the project.


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assistance, library catalog and account instruction, downloadable media and device assistance and 3D printing.” The service is open to all library patrons. An Atlanta area organization, Bluehair Technology Group, is a 501c3 non-profit that specializes in connecting seniors with the digital world around them. Jane Ratliff, founder and executive director of Bluehair Technology, helps seniors learn to enjoy their tablets, smartphones and computers. “All our students are bright and capable, and they can all learn; they just need to have the motivation,” she said. “It’s important to find out what’s important to them. Once they see the value in learning the technology, and once they understand what it can do for them, they’re very receptive.” According to Ratliff, many seniors want to learn to use their devices to send and receive text messages, as well as to take and save photos. Others are interested in using email and Facebook, in addition to Facetime or Skype, to stay in touch with their families, especially their young grandchildren. That’s not all, of course. “They’re really open to any services that can make their lives easier, like a GPS to help them navigate on the road, or the Internet to search for information, check bank statements and enjoy the convenience of online shopping,” she said. Ratliff said she was inspired to start the organization in 2011, when helping her mother learn how to use her new iPad. The tablet was a birthday gift from Ratliff’s brother. He’d hoped their mother would use the iPad to keep in touch with family members all around the country, but it was going to take basic, step-by-step instruction for her to become comfortable with it since she’d had no previous computer experience. Ratliff’s patience and persistence paid off. She reported that, five years later, her mother, now 91, uses her iPad every day. “She stays connected with her family and friends through Facebook and regularly checks her bank statement. She also plays Words with Friends with five people, including me.” That’s not the end of the story, by any means. Through her mother’s experience, Ratliff realized that, these days, everyone needs technological skills. She founded Bluehair Technology to fulfill that

purpose, specifically focusing on the senior population. It was formed as a non-profit so it could serve a wide range of seniors, through grants, sponsorships and other forms of funding. “People won’t be able to function in the future unless they can use the latest technology,” she said. “Americans of every age and income level need to have basic technological skills in today’s society, and it will only become more true in the future.” Karen Keeter, Instructor and Social Media Associate with Bluehair Technology, said that it can be challenging to teach a class where there are wide differences in the levels of knowledge between students. She makes sure everyone stays focused so they stay on track and cover the entire curriculum. After retiring from IBM three years ago, Keeter looked for opportunities to stay involved in the latest technology. She explained that she always enjoyed working with seniors — in fact, she also volunteers time at the Jewish Home — so becoming an instructor with Bluehair Technology was a perfect fit. Bluehair Technology relies on its teachers and volunteers to keep offering their services. “We’re always looking for volunteers and teachers, specifically skilled, patient teachers like Karen,” Ratliff said. “Many of our instructors are retired teachers, while others work in technological fields and donate part of their weekends to teaching.” Iinstructors should not only have teaching skills but also must be patient and able to control a room. This fall, Keeter has been teaching a class of seniors how to use their iPhones. The four-week class meets on Saturday mornings at Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs. Keeter and the other volunteers see students’ eyes light up when discovering some of the things their phones can do. “It’s rewarding when you see those ‘ahha moments’ where your students figure out how something works,” Keeter said. “I remember the first time one of my groups sent their first text messages, with selfies, to their kids and grandkids. There were big smiles all around, me included!” This article is reprinted from Atlanta Senior Life, sister publication of Reporter Newspapers. For more stories visit

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Workshops and classes that focus on various tech topics are held throughout the Atlanta metro area. Examples of October offerings include iPhone Basics at Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, Windows 10 Basics at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in Atlanta and Cyber Sunday at the St. George Village Activity Center in Roswell. Visit bluehairtech. org to learn more. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering is also

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The historic Goodwin House on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven is being dismantled, with plans to rebuild it and relocate it to another city location. The white, wood frame house that dates back to the 1830s and which owners claim to be the oldest house in DeKalb County, is now nothing more than a small foundation with a bare frame and stone fireplace. Logs are piled where an expansive porch once stood and piles of debris surround the otherwise bucolic land, where squirrels run and hide in the piles and birds sing from overhanging tree branches. “I’m very sad to see it go,” said Albert Martin, whose family has owned the house for more than seven generations. “But there was no remediation on taxes, no resources to preserve it. We couldn’t get any tax breaks and there was no way to rent it.” Local resident Soren Ludwig is heading up the effort to dismantle the house. He declined to say what was in store for the piece of the city’s history, other than to say “we will have something special soon.” “We look forward to making something awesome for Brookhaven,” he said. Most people who drive the busy Peachtree Road corridor may not even know the house is there — it is hidden behind tall pines and magnolias. From Peachtree Road, passers-by see only a small driveway between a U-Haul store and a Subway sandwich shop. Its original site is occupied by a motel. MARTA tracks run behind the house. Martin said the only way to save the house was to carefully dismantle it, particularly the log cabin section of the home, and store the logs so it can be rebuilt when relocated to another location. However, where that will be is still unknown, he said. “It’s being dismantled and then moved … it will be reassembled with modifications to make it usable in the near future,” he said. Martin said there is talk of moving the house into Brookhaven Park. “Doing this [dismantling it] was the only way we could think to save the house,” Martin said. The Goodwin house will be featured in the upcoming Brookhaven Libretto, a coffee table book about the city’s historic homes, said Richard Diedrich, author of the book that is expected to come out next spring. “I think it’s a shame what’s happened to the house. I know the Martins have tried for years to preserve it,” Diedrich said. At one time, the Goodwin House was part of a 600-acre farm. The house sits on more than an acre of commercial property on Peachtree Road. For years, the Martin family has struggled with what to do with it. The house has been for sale since at least 2008, when it was put on the market for $3.5 million. There were even efforts to give the house away to an owner who promised to preserve it.

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TH E H I S TO RY O F TH E H O USE In what was once Creek Indian land, the area’s first white settler was Harris Goodwin, a South Carolinian who homesteaded a tract on both sides of what is now Peachtree Road in the early 1830s. Harris Goodwin later brought his father, Solomon, to the area. The Goodwin home and a small graveyard in which they are buried survive at 3931 Peachtree Road near the intersection of North Druid Hills Road. The original log cabin on the Echota Indian Trail was expanded in the 1830s and 1840s into the present home. In 1864, it was a landmark for Federal troops closing in on Atlanta during the Civil War. Goodwin descendants still own the property.

A. The historic Goodwin House on Peachtree Road, built in the 1830s, as it looked last spring. B. Logs piled up for storage will be used when the home is rebuilt. C. Lynda Martin shows the living room of the Goodwin House in 2010. She represents the seventh generation of her family to own the Brookhaven home. D. The scene inside the Goodwin House home this month, after dismantling began. E. A stone fireplace in the historic home is one of its last standing remnants.

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Car show drives economic development to city BY DYANA BAGBY

The Perimeter Mall parking lot was full. Like, Christmas Eve shopping full. Cars lined the lot for what seemed like miles, filling up hundreds and hundreds of spaces as people milled throughout the lot with coffee, cameras, children and a keen interest in all categories of motor vehicles. None of the thousands of people walking up and down the aisles of cars, however, were going into the mall – at least not yet. It was about 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning, Nov. 6., and the mall wasn’t open. The people gathered in the parking lot were there for a different kind of holiday – the Caffeine and Octane car show. The show attracts some 10,000 people once a month to Dunwoody, according to organizers, and on this date, dubbed Dunwoody Day, there were some 2,500 cars – exotic, classic, muscle, you name it – on display for car enthusiasts who travel from around the state, and even the country, to gaze upon shiny, rare and beloved vehicles. “The hotels are full, the restaurants are busy, and we know people will visit the mall after the show,” said Katie Williams, executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody. Williams said the CVBD is working to

promote the popular car show as a weekend getaway for car enthusiasts to not only peek at the latest models, and the older ones, too, but to also visit Dunwoody and the city’s other sites. While no economic study has been completed to show how much money the show brings into the city, anecdotal data from area business owners say the show is always one of their best days. “This show is an economic driver for our economy,” Williams said. Heyward Wescott, chair of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber, said he sees nothing but dollar signs for businesses in

the area associated with the car show. “I believe other businesses will start hanging their hats on this event,” he said. Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal was on hand for Dunwoody Day at the car show with his 2011 convertible red Corvette. The car has just about 30,000 miles on it and is, what Shortal said, “his last fling at youth.” This is the third Corvette for the retired Marine brigadier general – at one time he had a 1963 Stingray and a 1979 white model. The red Corvette is a dream car for him, he said. His attraction to it? “Red, red, red and more red,” he said with a smile. The car has a red leather interior and a white top. He drives the beloved car sometimes, but never in the rain. The car show itself is “fabulous,” Shortal said, and gives people from elsewhere a chance to see what Dunwoody is really like. The show is also the star of a new show to premiere Feb. 5 on the VelocDYANA BAGBY ity channel, named, you Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal shows off his “red, red and guessed it, “Caffeine and more red” 2011 Corvette at the Caffeine and Octane car show. Octane.”

Ed Coughlin, producer for the show (and who drives a practical Subaru Outback), was directing a scene on Nov. 6 in which a host and participants sat around a bar area, discussing cars they admired the most. “This is a true car guy show,” Coughlin said between shots. “This show is for the people who can’t be here, but can now watch it.” There are eight half-hour shows being produced for the Velocity channel and in each show the producers select a couple of their favorite cars and then film the back story of the car’s owner and the vehicle itself. In this particular episode, Coughlin said the show was following the story of Don Panoz of Panoz Motorsports. At this show, Panoz had his Panoz Avezzano preproduction prototype on display, the first new Panoz in 16 years, valued at $170,000. For Bruce Peifke, a proud Porsche owner and producer of Caffeine and Octane, the show’s organic growth is what amazes him. The show moved to Dunwoody about two years ago, and he said he hopes the city becomes its permanent home. “People from every walk of life come here. Families, single people, old people, young people,” he said. “There are car enthusiasts from all over the world.”

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As they awaited the results of a bitter, nasty presidential election between two historically disliked candidates, 200 local voters responding to Reporter Newspapers’ latest 1Q cellphone survey were hesitant about whether the country could heal from the political battle. The survey was taken on Election Day, shortly before Republican Donald Trump was declared the winner over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Only 48 percent of respondents said they were sure the country could heal from the divisive election, whoever the winner turned out to be, while 35 percent were unsure and 18 percent said no. “I mean, I don’t think this campaign is going to end the country, so in that sense, yes, we will heal. Definitely will leave a scar, though,” said one respondent. “Too many things were said that cannot be taken back,” said another. In political affiliation, 32 percent of respondents were Democrats, 25.5 per-

cent Republicans, and the rest identifying as independent or “other.” In age categories, 55 percent were 25 to 34. Reporter Newspapers also asked some local residents on the street what the new president could do to heal the nation, with the advice trending toward lowering their egos and focusing on the people’s business. What some other respondents had to say: “It’s always bad. It always gets better.” “I think both candidates were pushed to extremes of their parties and now there will be a lot of people dissatisfied with either presidential candidate as their new president. It felt like a lose-lose situation and it will take a long time for Republicans to get over ‘deplorables’ and Democrats to get over Trump’s boastful racism.” “We are a united country, and though this campaign has divided our people on some issues, we will remain

united in our belief of a free and just nation.” “I don’t trust that we will have the leadership necessary for healing as a country.” “If we see action on improving the economy, we will be able to heal because the people want to see action and are tired of just the words.” “I believe the country will heal, but it will take time. It may also take a crisis for us to come back together. The tone of the campaign was deplorable and at some points made me ashamed to be a citizen of this country.” 1Q is an Atlanta-based startup that has developed a technology which sends questions and surveys to a cellphone via app or text message from businesses and organizations across the country. Respondents are paid 50 cents per answer, through PayPal, for sharing their opinions. Payments may also be donated directly to charity. Sign up to be included in our local community polls at or by texting REPORTER to 86312.

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Letter to the Editor I am writing as president of Dunwoody Senior Baseball (DSB). Since 1975, we have operated baseball programs for youth 13 to 18 years old on two ballfields in Dunwoody Park. On Oct. 5, the city of Dunwoody and DeKalb County Schools announced plans to rebuild Austin Elementary School on those ballfields and move us to Peachtree Charter Middle School (PCMS). City Council has held two public hearings and one regular council meeting in the past two weeks about the plan, seeking input from the community. (“Residents battle over location for new baseball fields,” Dunwoody Reporter, Oct. 28.) From those meetings, some things have become evident: 1) Austin Elementary enjoys overwhelming support, including from DSB. Conditions at the school now are overcrowded and dangerous. Ideally, we’d love to stay where we are forever, but recognize the need for progress, and are willing to do our part to make that happen. Austin needs to be rebuilt. 2) PCMS teachers and parents, especially the physical education teachers and soccer coach, don’t want baseball fields at PCMS. Neither do we. In fact, almost no one does, but almost everyone, including DSB, sees the need for multi-purpose fields where the baseball fields are now proposed. Daily carpool and numerous other school activities would have a detrimental impact on our ability to operate our programs as we do today. The city and DeKalb Schools say we will “work it out,” but with us having averaged four events a day, every day, from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, they have been unable to tell us how we are going to do that. Which programs do they want us to close? 3) Brook Run has the room to recreate as much as possible our current setting at Dunwoody Park. The City Council committed to keep DSB whole and told us we would end up with at least what we have today. As above, the PCMS site would not enable us to accomplish that, but the so-called “back corner” of Brook Run would. We understand the city’s desire to finish its Parks Master Plan, but believe that baseball fields, whether at PCMS or Brook Run, will be included. Since it makes infinitely more sense to put multi-purpose fields at PCMS, Brook Run becomes the logical place to put two new ballfields. The community support for this is broad-based, even among Austin and PCMS parents. City Council votes on Nov. 14, 6 p.m., at City Hall. We hope everyone will attend and express their support for rebuilding Austin and for moving DSB to Brook Run. In the meantime, you can write to the Mayor and City Council at the following email addresses: and Thank you to everyone that has written an email, shown up at meetings and expressed support for DSB. Jerry Weiner

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Tree dedication ceremony at Dunwoody High School A - About 150 people attended the Oct. 30 Tree Dedication Ceremony in memory of


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Game on to raise funds for new high school athletic field


Renderings of the planned new football and multi-use field at Dunwoody High School. A capital campaign to raise $2 million is underway to renovate and repair the field with astroturf is the centerpiece of the proposed project. Above right, a rendering of a concession stand with restrooms is also part of the proposed project.

Continued from page 1 track, outdoor lighting for the softball and multi-sport field, spectator seating, a field house with restrooms, outdoor lighting, concession stand, locker rooms and weight rooms as well as provide maintenance, said Melissa Humphries, a parent of a student athlete and member of the Dunwoody High School Community Association, which works to support DHS and the community. “This has been the vision we needed for a very long time,” Humphries said. “We just never had a formal campaign.” Dunwoody High School and the Dunwoody Community Association are teaming up for the “Game On! Capital Campaign” that kicked off last month. The launch comes on the heels of a recently completed feasibility study that stated a $2 million goal is achievable, Humphries said. “Let’s go for it,” DHS Principal Tom McFerrin said when the goal was set at $2 million. “Hopefully we can generate excitement for the project and improve our facilities for students and the community.” At least one football player was injured this year during a practice session on the field that is marked with divots and rocks. “The field is in such bad shape,” McFerrin said. “It’s tough to keep it maintained because it is used so much – we use it 365 days a year. The kids deserve a better field.” Humphries said the goal of the campaign is to “bring our school up to the next level.”


The campaign is being conducted in phases. The first phase is to renovate and repair the football field, which is also used for soccer, lacrosse and band practice. Humphries said for construction to begin next spring, the community needs to raise about $1 million by January. “The centerpiece of the project is the field and the track area,” McFerrin said. “We’ve visited a lot of different schools and looked at what they have and if the money starts coming in we can maybe start construction in the spring.” McFerrin said the committee working to raise the $2 million is also seeking help from the DeKalb County School District, which is in charge of the school facilities. “The county has a matching funding, but we are just now entering talks with them,” he said. “We want to ask the county to help us in any way they can.” Athletic fields have been a hot political topic in Dunwoody. The school district and City Council are considering a land swap to move the Dunwoody Senior Baseball fields from Dunwoody Park to Peachtree Middle School in order to build a new Austin Elementary School at the park, near the Dunwoody Nature Center. McFerrin said the timing for the high school athletic field campaign is purely coincidental. “We’ve been talking about doing something like this for 15 years,” he said. “This will be so great for the community. We hope people will step up and help us.”

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Dunwoody’s Fran Millar holds on to state Senate seat Continued from page 1

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Georgia House of Representatives District 54 Beth Beskin (i) 16,426 61% Bob Gibeling 9,830 39% District 80 Taylor Bennett (i) 11,847 49% Meagan Hanson 12,095 51% District 81 Lane Flynn 6,908 41% Scott Holcomb (i) 9,894 59% U.S. House of Representatives District 5 Douglas Bell 44,952 15% John Lewis (i) 245,731 85%

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NOVEMBER 11 - 24, 2016

City Council complains about AT&T fiber cable installation BY DYANA BAGBY

Dunwoody residents and officials were quick to praise AT&T and its high-speed internet service when the announcement was made last year that the service was coming to Dunwoody. That excitement, however, has slowed in recent months as complaints from homeowners continue to pile up in City Council members emails. At the Oct. 24 City Council meeting, AT&T’s Delores Crowell, Regional Director of AT&T External and Regulatory Affairs, tried to calm concerns raised by the council about the company’s contractors digging up yards, not informing people when they will be digging, and the regular accidental cutting of utility lines. “I personally apologize,” Crowell said. “We’ve been doing this for a while and are learning as we go. We are aware we have some concerns with our contractor.” Councilmember Jim Riticher was the most vocal with his dissatisfaction with FILE PHOTO AT&T’s contractors, Dunwoody City Councilmember Jim Riticher the companies installsaid he is angry with AT&T’s contractors in charge of fiber optic cable installations. ing the fiber optic cables that will provide high-speed internet service to the city. “You have real problems with your contractors. There are a lot of cut utilities. When you first came to my neighborhood, a water main was hit,” Riticher said. “There are no supervisors on site that speak English. Water, gas, electric, cable lines are being cut. From my perspective, this is way out of control. “You are hurting the AT&T brand with what your people in the field are doing,” he said. Councilmember Lynn Deutsch said in her neighborhood, contractors left debris when they finished with their work. “We’re excited about the product, but it’s a painful process,” she said. AT&T announced in August 2015 it was coming to Dunwoody offering internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. This speed provides improved streaming of videos and online video games, for example. Councilmember John Heneghan, who praised AT&T when it announced it was coming to town last year, said at the Oct. 24 meeting that the company does deserve some credit for its services. “I just want to say thank you, thank you,” he told Crowell. “AT&T is the only real provider ... and I am a gigapower customer. The service is wonderful. And for only $70 a month, you get the only real provider of high-speed service in Dunwoody.” Crowell gave the council a presentation on how installing AT&T fiber is supposed to work and acknowledged it is not a perfect system. She said homeowner associations are supposed to get notice of upcoming work three months in advance and will spread the word to area residents. One month before work and digging is to begin, residents receive construction notification and contact information. A week before construction begins, contractors are supposed to put door hangers on residents’ front doors to again let them know digging is set to take place. Yard signs and flyers also are set up and distributed in areas where construction is taking place so people can know what is happening and that include contact information for people to voice any concerns and ask questions. The digging process utilizes pneumatic piercing tools, like a boring pipe, that is supposed to cause minimal damage to property. If the contractor is able to use the same grass it cuts out to dig the pit, then it is reused; if not, the company is to buy new sod and grass to cover the hole. Last month, Sandy Springs cracked down on fiber-optic cable installations that were drawing complaints, and launched an online map to show active fiber work in the city.


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desk “teaching” his students, the first real awareness of my desire to teach history originated in Mr. St. Claire’s class in seventh grade. History had always been something that I enjoyed, but Mr. St. Claire made history come alive. I can remember the day that he kicked a double desk (you know, the kind that two students sit at with the cubbies underneath) to the back of the room — he had a flair for the theatric — and the shock that I felt. History came alive for me in the seventh grade. About three years later, between my ninth and tenth grade years, that love for history blossomed into some very specific life goals as I decided the following: “I am going to go to college to major in history with the intent of teaching history. I am going to take enough math classes that I can get a job teaching math if one is not available in history right away. I want to be in a position to make history come alive for others the same way that it came alive for me.” Over the course of the next several years, I realized that I was not simply choosing a career, but that I was committing to a vocation, or calling. In the time leading up to my initial employment with Fulton County Schools I realized that a part of that calling was deeper than simply making history come alive. My childhood had been pretty sheltered in many ways and I felt that perhaps the best way to understand, and ultimately be in a position to help others that were suffering, was to be in a public school with students from diverse backgrounds that were experiencing diverse challenges.

Q: Has the appeal changed? A: I think that growing older, having a family of my own and living through person-

al and professional struggles have tempered the idealism that burned so brightly in the early years. But my desire is still very much the same. I have learned that a great percentage of the job is spent doing things (paperwork, sundry meetings, etc.) that often times seem so removed from my underlying goals, and in some cases are counterproductive to those goals. In spite of the frustration that creates, I believe that the great majority of the time I still wake up excited to come to work and hopeful that I will have the opportunity to make an impact in my students’ lives.

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The short answer would be faith. The author of the book of Hebrews in the Christian New Testament wrote that faith “is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things that are not yet seen.” In many ways I believe that this is where I am supposed to be — and the evidence of that is a completely irrational desire to come back even when it isn’t everything I hoped that it would be. Perhaps that is entirely too metaphysical. A more concrete answer would be that the relationships I have built with students, and over the course of many years DUN

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now with families, are substantial and fulfilling. Seeing former students find success in college, graduate school, and the work force — these are all meaningful and fulfilling things.

Q: What do you think makes a great teacher? A: I don’t think my answer will be very politically correct.

In this day and age, the world of education is trying to redefine what a teacher is. Teachers are “facilitators” of student learning. But I guess that I’m old school and still see a role for actual teaching. I think great teachers have mastery of their content, exceptional communication skills, and the “it” factor. I would say “it” is charisma, but I believe there is more to it than that. While there is the constant push in the world of education to try to make education a science, there is something that great teachers have that allows them to pursue their craft as master artists. A few years ago, when Race to the Top replaced No Child Left Behind, The Atlantic published an article entitled “What Makes a Teacher Great?” The point of the article was perhaps to make a case that one could scientifically define great teaching. It has been my experience that teachers with great pedagogy come and go, but great teachers stay and persevere both before and after the waves of educational buzzwords. Their greatness cannot be quantified into pedagogy, rather, it is the sum of the essence of all that they are.

Q: What do you want to see in your students? A: This is easier. I want to see young people who are learning to think. I frequently tell

them that I would rather they be passionately wrong than apathetically right. I want to see them develop a work ethic that transcends whatever level of ability they have. I want to see them make good decisions, and, when they make bad decisions, I want to see them care enough to make things right. I hope that some of them love history, but I want all of them to be excellent people.

Q: How do you engage your students? A: It depends on the day, and the students. To some degree I would like to think that I allow the story of history to engage my students and that I play the role of storyteller to a degree. I also attempt to ask interesting questions and attempt to make connections with everyday life. Part of that process involves balancing serious questions with humor. For the students who perhaps find themselves not wishing to be engaged, I am willing to play the role of a common enemy. In many cases, their efforts to band together against a common enemy are a form of engagement, but don’t tell them that.

Q: Do you have a project or special program you use year after year? A: I have a research project that I use in the spring that has served me very well. It al-

lows the students to pursue interests that they have within the field while developing stronger research and writing skills. It is one of the things that many former students have indicated was a helpful and positive experience that built the skills necessary to be successful at college.

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silly titles for some of my lectures such as a lecture on trans-Saharan and Silk Road trade entitled “My Humps My Humps, My Lovely Camel Humps.” Sometimes I provide arguments that are really outrageous because they will typically respond to those. But, those things are just tricks and they only provide temporary levels of engagement. When I can help students see and understand how what they are learning connects to their future then they become genuinely engaged. Most of the time that realization has nothing to do with history, and everything to do with the process of learning.

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Chamblee Chamber of Commerce holds Mayor’s Forum Breakfast with Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst, Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal, Chamblee

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Monthly program based on history characters in “American Girl” series with November theme of “Isabelle’s Nutcracker Ballet,” with hands-on activities, crafts and snack. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. $10 non-members; $8 members; RSVP required at 404-851-9111. Info:

Brunch food from local restaurants with live music and DJ. Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of event. Brookhaven Park, 4158 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven. Info:

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Food truck event benefiting Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit working to reduce food waste, with children’s activities, children’s service project, music and artist market. King and Queen buildings, Concourse Center, Concourse Parkway, Sandy Springs. Tickets $5 advance, $10 at door; children 10 and under free. Info:

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Create Thanksgiving turkeys out of simple toilet paper rolls. Open to first 20 participants. Dunwoody Library,

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SWEA’s annual Christmas Market based on holiday traditions of Sweden, with Scandinavian crafts, gifts and traditional baked goods and sweets, plus children’s activities hosted by the Swedish School of Atlanta, entertainment by the Swedish Men’s Choir Vasa Drängar and the Santa Lucia procession. Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs. Tickets: Adults $2, under 18 free. Info:

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Winship Cancer Institute celebrates $6 million expansion metro Atlanta during his residency and said he jumped at the chance to move back. Winship Cancer Institute at Emory St. More than 25 oncologists and physicians Joseph’s Hospital has renovated and exwork at the Winship center. “I want to panded its facilities in what hospital offibuild something special here,” Klafert said. cials call an effort to become one of the preThe renovation was largely funded mier cancer centers in the southeastern through the Robert W. Woodruff FounUnited States. dation and Now, more than through the 400 patients can be hospital’s capitreated a day, twice tal budget. as many as before Emory St. the $6 million renoJoseph’s is the vation, hospital offionly Nationcials said. al Cancer InThe center restitute desigmoved administranated cancer tive offices from the center in Georinstitute’s building, gia. Other NCI created a central centers include JACLYN TURNER registration area The UniversiCutting the ribbon at the Winship Cancer and installed more ty of Texas MD Institute Dedication are, from left, Dr. Peter Rossi, director of radiation oncology; Dr. Stephen exam rooms in the Anderson CanSzabo, director of community oncology; Heather radiation and medcer Center in Dexter, CEO of Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital; ical oncology wings. Houston, the Rusty Paul, mayor of Sandy Springs; and Dr. David Kooby, director of surgical oncology. Members of the Mayo Clinic community and in Rochester, hospital staff gathDuke Cancer ered Oct. 19 for a ribbon cutting ceremony, Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Comprefollowed by a blessing for the center and hensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins tours of the new facility. Medicine in Baltimore. Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said it represents “the cutting edge of healthcare.” “This is a disease that has touched each of us in this room,” Paul said. “I can’t wait to figure out how to defeat it.” Dr. Peter Rossi, a radiation oncologist, said the expansion will provide greater access for patients in north Georgia and neighboring states. “We strive to have the best of cancer practices,” he said. 22nd 23rd Among the new pieces of equipment added to the building are two linear accelerators, which customize high energy radiation to treat abnormal tissue growth and cancer cells in a variety of cancers, and The Gamma Knife Icon, which offers a minimally invasive and highly precise radiation treatment for patients with brain tumors. Emory Saint Joseph’s is the fourth facility in the United States and the first hospital in Georgia to acquire this newly updated machine, hospital officials said. 170 “We’re most proud of the way we are able to provide the services,” said Heather Dexter, CEO of Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital. “We’re providing it in a multi-disciplinary manner. We’ve got our surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists working together at the same clinic, on the same patient, at the same time,” Dexter said. “Rather than a patient having to get three separate opinions on their best course of care, we have our physicians sitting at the table, trying to figure out what the best course of care is for each patient, individually.” Dr. Robert Klafert, a general oncologist, moved from New York City six months ago to work in the hospital. He had trained in BY JACLYN TURNER



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Atlanta Community Food Bank The Atlanta Community Food Bank has gathered nonperishable foods for decades, but is starting to get creative. From Nov. 7-18, teams of architects and engineers will design giant sculptures of donated canned goods and boxes that nearly reach the ceiling. Add to the Canstruction at 171 and 201 17th Street in Atlantic Station;

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City of Refuge Thanksgiving dinner at this Christian ministry will be prepared in the City of Refuge 180° Kitchen, a culinary arts school that trains students for jobs in the hospitality industry;

Hosea Help For more than 45 years, Hosea Help, formerly Hosea Feed the Hungry, has hosted the largest sit-down Thanksgiving dinner in the Southeast. The organization is looking for volunteers to help with clean-up, breakdown, security and more during the event that will provide up to 7,000 dinners and 5,000 hand-delivered meals;

Meals on Wheels Atlanta With a heart for seniors, Meals on Wheels Atlanta is hosting a canned food collection during the month of November;


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Look East for a better recycling solution BY SALLY BETHEA Japan is a country without visible trash – quite the opposite of the U.S. where it’s virtually impossible to find a road or a waterway that isn’t littered with some debris, Above the usually plastic. Waterline Six years ago, I visited my son RobSally Bethea ert in a small town in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, where he was teaching English. During the 10 days that I traveled around the region by car, train and foot, I saw litter only once – a single plastic cup on a street in Kyoto – yet trash cans were nowhere to be found. In a country where packaging is king, I marveled at this cleanliness, especially in waterways like Kyoto’s beautiful Kamo River. With limited land for waste disposal in landfills, the Japanese have developed a unique waste management system that

also reflects their ethic of land stewardship. Every Japanese locality has a strict garbage sorting and recycling system that has become embedded in their culture. While all of the garbage is separated into burnable, non-burnable and recyclable categories, some towns require separation into more than 40 different categories! Faced with the very real possibility of trash shaming by community leaders and neighbors and the refusal of collectors to pick up improperly filled bags, the Japanese are extremely diligent in their waste-handling. The result: only 16 percent of the country’s garbage is deposited in landfills, as compared with nearly 70 percent in the U.S. Trash that isn’t recycled in Japan is incinerated in waste-to-energy programs. Importantly, the cities and countryside are not polluted by unsightly debris. In America, we throw too much stuff away. Low landfill fees and a fragmented waste-management system have kept the country’s recycling rate far lower than most rich countries, according to The Economist. On a recent walk around Piedmont Park’s Lake Clara Meer, I saw trash float-

ing in the lake, including the ubiquitous plastic bottles; it was disgusting. How did this trash end up in the park: storm runoff, careless littering or a purposeful toss of unwanted packaging into the water? We need to do better; we need to be better – taking cues from success stories like those in Japan. Every October, the nonprofit organization Rivers Alive ( tackles the monumental task of corralling volunteers to pull man-made products out of the waterways that serve as our drinking water supplies and recreational areas. While the numbers for 2016 aren’t in yet, those for last year are impressive: more than 25,000 people spent 87,600 volunteer hours during 268 events to pull half a million pounds of trash out of Georgia waterways. This haul included 39,756 cigarette butts, 15,629 aluminum parts/cans and 15,527 plastic bottles. Bonny Putney, a former Rivers Alive board member and self-dubbed “trash queen” says: “Picking up trash is one of the things that we can do as citizens to effect immediate change – and it’s fun!” I totally agree. Picking up trash is highly satisfying,

Plastic bottles and other man-made trash mar the beauty of Lake Clara Meer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.

but why can’t we find a way to stop littering in the first place? Forty-five years ago, the famous “Crying Indian” ad helped galvanize a generation to clean up our environment. What is it going to take to inspire cultural and behavioral change today – to keep the stuff that we no longer want out of our rivers, parks and other public spaces. Better laws, enforcement, trash shaming, packaging alternatives, innovation in recycling markets? Probably all the above and more. One thing is plain: Japan shows us that we don’t have to live with garbage around us; this disrespect for our communities and for each other can be avoided. This column is reprinted from the November issue of Atlanta INtown. Sally Bethea is the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (chattahoochee. org), a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and restore the drinking water supply for nearly four million people.

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Police Blotter / Dunwoody From Dunwoody Police reports dated Oct. 30 through Nov. 6.

3, forced entry was reported at a residence.

The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate.

B U R G L A RY „„1100 block of Perimeter Trace. On

Nov. 2, police responded to a forced entry burglary. A TV and three computer monitors were stolen. „„100 block of Perimeter Center. On

Nov. 2, armed bank robbery at SunTrust Bank.

„„6100 block of Perimeter Lofts Circle.

On Nov. 5, a resident reported a forced entry burglary.


„„4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody

Nov. 3, a woman reported more than $16,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her home.

Road. On Oct. 30, a man was arrested at Walmart for trying to steal a $200 TV, watch, scissors and sandals.

„„4400 block of Peachtree Road. On Nov.

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block of Peachtree Place. On Oct. 30, a woman’s wallet was removed from her car, which also sustained damage. Another person also reported damage to his car. „„ 4700 block of Ash-

ford-Dunwoody Road. On Oct. 31, an employee theft incident reported at Walmart. „„4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Oct. 31, theft reported at Sunglass Hut involving two unknown suspects. Video of incident recorded.

„„4400 block of Ashford-Dun-

woody Road. On Oct. 31, man arrested for shoplifting. „„4700 block of Ashford-

Dunwoody Road. On Oct. 31, someone stole a DVD player from WalMart. Suspect was not caught.

„„3100 block of Madison Drive. On Nov.

1, several electronics were stolen from a home. „„4400

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„„1200 block of Ashford Crossing. On

Nov. 2, a man reported that a Dell laptop was stolen from his car overnight. „„4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 1, a woman reported that her wallet was stolen while she was out shopping. „„4600 block of Peachtree Place. On Nov.

2, a man reported computer software and glasses missing from his car. „„2500 block of Stonington Road. On

Nov. 2, a trailer was stolen. „„4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 2, two women attempted to shoplift from Walmart and were arrested. „„200 block Perimeter Center. On Nov. 3,

a bag of clothes were stolen from a car. „„100 block of Perimeter Center Place.

On Nov. 3, a tablet and recorder were shoplifted from Target. 4700 block of AshfordDunwoody Road. On Nov. 3, a man was caught shoplifting at Walmart and was arrested.


block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Oct. 31, a man stole a watch and sweatsuit from Abercrombie that was recovered.

Drive. On Nov. 1, a woman reported that someone stole her mail.

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„„100 block of Perime-

„„2400 block of Leisure Lake Drive. On

„„1200 block of Nerine Circle. On Nov. 2,

Oct. 30, sneakers and track pants were stolen from a car. Another victim reported damage to his vehicle and a woman said her wheels were punctured.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Oct. 30, man arrested for shoplifting a pair of headphones at Walmart.

a burglary occurred and a $15,000 oven range was stolen.

2, lawn supplies were forcefully stolen from a resident’s backyard shed.

„„2300 block of Dunwody Crossing. On


ter Center. On Oct. 30, more than $500 worth of items including sunglasses and GPS equipment were stolen from a car parked at the Axis apartment complex.

„„4800 block of Tilly Mill Road. On Nov.

Road. On Oct. 30, a woman left without paying for her nail services at Nail Premier.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 1, a man was arrested for attempting to steal cologne from Von Maur.

„„ 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 3, another shoplifter was arrested at WalMart for trying to steal a radio. „„ 100 block of Ravina North. On Nov. 4, cash from deposits were stolen from Willy’s Mexicana Grill. „„ 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 5, a man was arrested for trying to steal groceries and a jacket from Walmart. „„4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 5, a woman tried to steal socks from Macy’s, and was arrested.

A S S AU LT „„10300 block of Madison Drive. On

Oct. 30, a man was arrested for domestic abuse.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 1, another man was arrested for attempting to steal clothes from Von Maur.

„„3300 block of Peachford Circle. On

„„1200 block of Ashford Crossing. On

Nov. 1, computer software was removed from a car.

Boulevard. On Oct. 31, police responded to a domestic dispute and a man was arrested.

„„1900 block of Peachford Road. On Nov.

„„5000 block of Vernon Springs Drive.


1, a man’s car was broken into overnight. Nothing was taken but the interior was

Oct. 30, simple assault reported at a residence. „„6600 block of Peachtree Industrial

On Oct. 31, police responded to a domestic dispute between two women. One woman was arrested.


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„„100 Perimeter Lofts Circle. On Nov. 3,


a woman discovered the suspect in her boyfriend’s car and was assaulted by the suspect when she confronted him.

„„6900 block of Peachtree Industrial

„„4300 block of Dunwoody Park. On

Nov. 5, an altercation occurred between a man and woman in a condo. „„1600 block of Wellshire Lane. On Nov.

5, police obtained warrants for family violence battery, theft by taking, and tampering with evidence.

ARRESTS „„5200 block of Brooke Farm Drive. On

Oct. 30, police responded to an unconscious minor on a roadway. He was arrested for underage consumption and possession of a false identification. „„1900 block of Mt. Vernon Place. On

Oct. 30, a man was arrested for a DUI after he lost control of his pickup truck and landed in the roadway. „„100 block of Perimeter Center. On Oct.

31, a man was arrested for fraud by impersonation. „„100 block of Perimeter Center. On Oct.

31, police responded to a theft call at Le Meriden. They arrested a man for drug possession and narcotic equipment pos-

ing in possession of meth, with intent to sell.

Boulevard. On Oct. 31, a man was arrested for possession of meth and other narcotic equipment after police discovered the man on the ground of a gas station.

„„4800 block of Adams Road. On Nov. 5,

„„3900 block of Spalding Drive. On Nov.

Nov. 6, police responded to an auto accident and quickly determined a DUI was plausible and open containers were out. Man arrested.

1, a man was arrested for a DUI and improper lane usage. „„I-285/Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. On

Nov. 2, a man was arrested for probation violation.

a man was arrested for soliciting without a permit. „„I-285/Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. On

OT H E R I N C I D E N T S „„2400 block of Mount Ver-


block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 3, a man was arrested for probation violation.

non Road. On Oct. 30, police responded to a family dispute that did not involve violence.


block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 3, a man was arrested for probation violation.

„„1300 block of Manget Way.

„„I-285/Peachtree Street. On Nov. 3, a

„„2300 block of Dunwoody Crossing. On

On Oct. 31, an incident of a forged check or money order was reported.

wanted man was located and arrested for marijuana possession and speeding.

Oct. 31, police responded to a domestic dispute call involving no violence.

„„6800 block of Peachtree Industrial

„„1400 block of Mount Vernon Road. On

Boulevard. On Nov. 4, three men were arrested for drinking within 100 feet of a package store.

Oct. 31, police responded to damage at a bank.

„„100 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road.

1, police responded to forgery of a check.

On Nov. 4, a woman was arrested for be-

„„5100 block of Davantry Drive. On Nov.

„„4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody

Road. On Nov. 1, police responded to a call of a disorderly and under the influence man who seemed suspicious. The man was arrested. „„4800 block of Twin Lakes Trace. On

Nov. 1, police responded to a nonviolent domestic dispute. „„ 2300 block of Peeler Road. On

Nov. 3, police responded to a broken window at a private home. 4400 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. On Nov. 3, a domestic dispute occurred at Perimeter Mall. „„

„„ 2200 block of Dartford Drive. On Nov. 4, a victim reported a fraud/swindle. „„4800 block of Ashford-Dunwoody

Road. On Nov. 4, property damage reported at Life South Community Blood Center. „„5200 block of Winters Chapel Road.

On Nov. 5, arson reported near a wooded area. „„4500 block of Village Drive. On Nov. 6,

a woman reported her Yorkie was gone from her porch.


M A N S T EA L S SU NG L A S S ES VA LUED AT $ 8, 2 0 0 Dunwoody police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who stole Ray Ban sunglasses valued at more than $8,200 from the Sunglass Hut in Perimeter Mall over two months. Police say the man made one shady swipe from the store on Sept. 26. The same suspect is also believed to have stolen merchandise from the same store on Oct. 3, Oct. 8 and Oct. 27 — for a combined value of more than $8,200 in all four incidents, according to Dunwoody police. The suspect is between 18 and 22 years old, stands between 5-foot-9-inches and 5-foot-11-inches tall, weighs 165-175 pounds, and has piercings in both ears. Anybody with information is asked to contact Detective T. Waldron at 678-382-6911 or via email at Contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta with tips at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www. DUN


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