Inside Young blood City, Buckhead will attract more ‘millennials’ commuNitY 3
Survey says Residents want better roads, public transit commuNitY 4
noV. 15 — noV. 28, 2013 • Vol. 7 — No. 23
Let’s all share
Elections favor incumbents this year
No brainer West Village needs a merchants’ association commeNtaRY 8
BY DAN WHISENHUNT
Incumbents running for re-election to Atlanta’s Board of Education and City Council did well in the Nov. 5 elections. All of Buckhead’s representatives on the Atlanta City Council won re-election, including District 7 Councilman Howard Shook, the unopposed District 8 Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean and District 9 Councilwoman Felicia Moore. Buckhead also picked up representation on the council. Buckhead resident Mary Norwood beat incumbent Councilman Aaron Watson by 2,623 votes for the council’s Post 2 At-Large seat. Incumbents did well in the school board elections, too. Conventional wisdom held that the tumultuous last four years at Atlanta Public Schools would mean a likely defeat for incumbents. But that wasn’t the case on Nov. 5.
Food banks feel pinch of economic slowdown maKiNg a diffeReNce 13
Nature calls Club members are ‘addicted’ to outdoors out & aBout 14
center circle Labyrinths making a comeback at local churches
See mcdaNieL, page 7
North atlanta High to be ‘model’ school BY DAN WHISENHUNT
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evelyn davis, along with her daughter milly, 1, and one of their dogs “peyton,” enjoy the festivities at the 5th annual chastain park arts festival on Nov. 2 in Buckhead. the event attracted many local and regional artists eager to showcase their work. more photos on page 28.
A year after taking over as principal at North Atlanta, Howard Taylor says he’s leading a school that has challenges unique within the Atlanta Public Schools system. Taylor spoke to the Buckhead Business Association at its regular breakfast meeting on Nov. 7. He told BBA members about his vision for Buckhead’s public high school. He said he wants a school that works with the challenges presented by North Atlanta’s diverse student population, which is 30 percent white, 44 percent black and 22 percent Hispanic. “My job is to make our school a model urban public high school so that you can choose to go there, and I’m excited about that work,” See NoRtH atLaNta, page 25