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Joyful noise churches showcasing seasonal tunes OUT & ABOUT 18, 22

Options open pace academy senior enjoys math, art STANDOUT STUDENT 24

Tons of toys Local police, firefighters brighten childrens’ holiday PUBLIC SAFETY 30

Left, Amaris Wallace, 11, shows off her artistic talents to brother Amare, 3, as their father, Rick, concentrates on the task at hand at the Buckhead Branch Library on Nov. 16. Youngsters were encouraged to drop in and create their own autumn craft. More photos on page 3.

Police hope to monitor neighborhood cameras

King steps down from BCN post

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The leader of the Atlanta Police Foundation told neighborhood groups in Buckhead if they purchase security cameras, Atlanta police will monitor them from the department’s integrated video center. Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation, told representatives of Buckhead neighborhoods attending the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting on Nov. 14 that the Atlanta Police Foundation is hoping to get neighborhoods involved in the effort to reduce property crimes.

For the last 5 1/2 years, Jim King has been the face of Buckhead’s neighborhoods. On Nov. 14, King announced he is stepping aside from his role as Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods chairman. Tom Tidwell, a member of the West Paces/Northside Neighborhood Association, will take over that role. King says he will remain as vice chairman, “temporarily.” King said he’d been considering giving up the post for some time, but some recent developments in his personal life pushed

SEE POLICE, PAGE 26

SEE JIM KING, PAGE 6

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