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Celebrating a German Christmas

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Garden Hills Elementary School singer Maggie Upchurch performs at the The Atlanta International School’s annual German Christmas Market on Dec. 3. The event offered traditional beeswax candle-dipping and Christmas craft activities for kids.

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I love our family traditions. Gathering, lighting candles, eating latkes, showering grandchildren with love and presents. Residents tell us what matters most during the holidays See COMMENTARY, page 10

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Fulton legislators set goals for 2017 session BY DYANA BAGBY dyanabagby@reporternewspapers.net Education, health care and renewed debate over a “religious liberty” bill are issues likely to be back before the Georgia Legislature this year, Fulton County lawmakers say. After voters rejected Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District referendum in November, others ways of reforming the state’s education system are expected to be brought up in the 2017 session. State Rep. Beth Beskin (R-Buckhead) said she supports “student-based funding” which allocates money to schools based on a formula that takes into account students’ particular needs. Beskin said she also plans to keep pushing her proposed legislation to provide tax credits to a person who buys a home and moves into an elementary school district that is in the bottom 5 percent of the state’s districts by performance. Moving people into underpopulated areas will help rid the areas of economic blight, she said, and also See FULTON on page 13

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Lindbergh Center Station is where MARTA first tried transit-oriented development nearly 20 years ago, with mixed and incomplete results. Now, in the midst of a TOD project boom, the transit agency is selling two parcels to kick-start the unfinished mixed-use redevelopment around the station and maybe upgrade what’s there today. It’s a personal project for MARTA, which has its headquarters at Lindbergh and has made TOD a top priority under General Manager and CEO Keith Parker. See MARTA on page 15


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New Peachtree corridor zoning aims for walkable street BY JOHN RUCH

hoods and to encourage mixed-use projects with retail space along with better sidewalks, green space and amenities such A new rezoning concept aims to make as nicer bus shelters. a portion of Peachtree Road in Buckhead a In short, the Peachtree Corridor rezonmore human-scale, walkable corridor with ing is something like the Special Public Instreet-front retail and mini-parks. And if it terest, or SPI, zoning districts that exist on works out, it could be a pilot program for the northern half of Peachtree through similar corridor plans in the city’s forthBuckhead Forest and Lenox. But, Silver coming new zoning code citywide. said, the city does not want to make more The public got a look at the early SPIs, with their Design Review Commit“Peachtree Corridor” rezoning concepts at tees. Instead, city officials want to develop a Nov. 30 meeting at the Shepherd Center, a relatively simple zoning code targeting where city Planning Commissioner Tim various major streets throughout the city. Keane said it fits into Atlanta’s new proAs it is now, Peachtree in southern Buckactive stance on preparing for redevelophead lies between SPIs with no design-oriment. ented zoning controls of its own. “This is a “The city we have today is awesome, but missing piece that’s very important,” Silver the city is changing and growing,” Keane said. said. “It’s time for us to be specific and in“More development will come betentional about how the cause much of the corcity takes shape, how it ridor is not built out,” gets greener and how Aaron Fortner, princiwe get around.” pal at Canvas, said at At least one more the meeting. “More decommunity meeting velopment will come, will be held as part of which is why it’s imthe process. The Nov. portant for us to have 30 meeting presentazoning that’s not from tion, including maps, 1982.” is available on the reRethinking the zoning website at design of southern peachtreezoning.com. Peachtree began a few AARON FORTNER The Peachtree Coryears ago when the PRINCIPAL AT CANVAS ridor zoning addressBrookwood Alliance, a es Peachtree between coalition of local neighDeering Road at the Amtrak station and borhood associations, commissioned a Sheridan Drive in Garden Hills. The intent study that came up with ideas similars to of the zoning, however, caused some conthe Peachtree Corridor concept. fusion and skepticism from many of the The Peachtree Corridor process began roughly 30 residents and developers in atseveral months ago with meetings of the tendance. steering committee, which includes resiMuch of the presentation, from citydents as well as city officials, including City hired Canvas Planning Group, dealt with Councilmembers Shook, Yolanda Adrean the high density of potential redevelopand Alex Wan. ment. That led many attendees to think the In June and July, Canvas conducted an rezoning would boost density, when it aconline survey about the corridor, drawing tually would just change the design stan185 responses, according to Fortner. dards to require more setbacks and green In terms of transportation, 94 percent space. of respondents said they mostly travel the “It is not increasing any density at corridor by single-occupancy vehicle, and all,” Sally Silver of City Councilmember 35 percent of those drivers said they would Howard Shook’s office, who sits on the use another transportation method, if they Peachtree Corridor steering committee, had the option. About 40 percent said they said in an interview. walk the corridor once a month or less, and It also wouldn’t allow buildings to go 66 percent said they would walk more if taller than the existing 100- and 250-foot the streetscape was better. limits on various segments of the street. In terms of look and feel, 88 percent The one way density might increase is as a of respondents said the buildings along bonus if developers agree to do something Peachtree today are “unattractive” and 60 such as create a mixed-use project, though percent want more small-scale and local that incentive is just a concept right now. shops and restaurants. Much of the street’s properties are alThe steering committee aims to comready allowed to have very high-density replete the Peachtree Corridor rezoning and development under the most recent zonsend it to City Council for a vote sometime ing, done in 1982, Silver said. The idea is to in the spring. But it’s in the early stages and prepare for dense development by requirwill take as long as necessary to get it right, ing tall buildings to be stepped back so they Silver and Fortner said. don’t loom over single-family neighbor--Michael Quirk contributed johnruch@reporternewspapers.net

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A tornado touched down in Buckhead on Nov. 30, according to the National Weather Service, which confirmed eyewitness reports based on fallen trees and other damage. An NWS storm damage survey shows the tornado tracked west to east for about 2 miles, from the area of Margaret Mitchell Drive and I-75 to the intersection of Habersham and West Paces Ferry roads, near the Governor’s Mansion. Tornado damage is rated on the “EF-Scale,” with EF-0 being the least damaging and EF-5 the most damaging. The NWS rated the Buckhead tornado as rating from EF-0 to EF-1. That means that, based on the damage observed, the tornado had estimated wind gusts ranging from 65 to 110 mph. The tornado was one of four confirmed around metro Atlanta that day. Many other areas were under a tornado warning, including Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs, but the NWS has not confirmed tornado touchdowns in those cities.

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For many of us, the holidays mean the return of special foods, those favorite family dishes that hold special meaning. They’re the once-a-year treats that help tie families together and offer reminders of those who came before. Without these dishes on the holiday table, the season just wouldn’t be the same. We asked our readers to share some of their favorite holiday treats. They replied with recipes that would bring grace to any holiday table. We thought you might want the main course -- whether it’s turkey, ham, lamb, beef or goose -- to represent your family’s tradition, so here are some other dishes you can use to expand your holiday table and to incorporate some of the traditions of your neighbors. -- Joe Earle

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I love shrimp for parties, but hate the cocktail sauce drips that end up all over the house. I came across the recipe 40 years ago and modified it to give it a little more zip. It is a favorite and I fixed it for every holiday party. I have never had leftovers. Make 1 to 3 days ahead • 1 ½ large sweet onion sliced into thin rings • 2 to 3 pounds large or extra-large shrimp, cooked and cleaned • 2 cups balsamic vinegar (apple cider works, too) • 1 cup vegetable oil • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

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• ½ teaspoon pepper • 2 cloves minced garlic • 1 teaspoon paprika • 2 small sweet onions diced

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Ingredients

• 1 teaspoon salt

1. Layer shrimp and onion rings in a large container. 2. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour mixture over shrimp and onions. 3. Seal tightly and refrigerate. 4. Turn container over every 6 hours during the first day and every 12 hours after. 5. Marinate at least 24 hours and up to 3 days. 6. Drain and serve in bowl with toothpicks.

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1. Crumble cornbread and bread crumbs together into a large bowl. 2. Add eggs, onion, celery and sage. 3. Mix together. 4. Add enough chicken broth to make the mixture soupy. 5. Let it sit for an hour. 6. Pour into greased baking dish and bake at 350 de-

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Submitted by Gabriel Sterling of Sandy Springs Getting young kids to eat vegetables can often be problematic. I was no different when I was young. I did have one that I loved, though. I was a big fan of popcorn. So to get me to eat a certain veggie, my grandmother used to tell me it was “green popcorn.” The vegetable that my grandmother tricked me into eating was fried okra.

Ingredients

Fried okra remains a staple side dish for football and holiday season in our family’s home. It is not difficult, but requires focus and a bit of cleanup.

• Okra

• canola or vegetable oil

Coating

Dredge

In a bowl, mix:

In a separate bowl, mix:

• ½ cup cornmeal mix

• 1 large egg

• ½ cup all-purpose flour

• ½ cup milk

• 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

• 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

• 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

• black pepper 1. Chop fresh okra (smaller pieces tend to be more tender) into about ½ inch pieces. Discard the caps (some fry those as well; I don’t). Place okra pieces in a bowl. 1. Pour canola oil or vegetable oil into a large frying pan (preferably cast iron). Use enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan with a layer ¼ -inch deep. 2. Set the stove on medium high. 3. After a few minutes, place a fork in the dredge and get a few drops on it and drop it in the oil. If it immediately beads to the top of the oil and begins to crackle, the oil is ready for frying. 4. Take a handful of the chopped okra and coat with the dredge. Transfer the dredged okra to the coating bowl. Fully coat and transfer to frying pan. 5. Allow to fry until brown on one side, use fryer scoop to turn

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and move the okra until it is golden brown on all sides. 6. Drain the fried okra on a plate covered with the paper towels, to remove excess grease. 7. Repeat until all of the okra is fried. Regulate the heat. Lowering the heat may be necessary if the oil becomes overheated. 8. Salt and pepper to flavor and serve hot. Tell the kids it’s “green popcorn.”

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Submitted by Allen Clark, food service director at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School I have been cooking since my parents bought a drive-in restaurant in Texas when I was 12 years old. It fed my passion for what I do and after a stint in the U.S. Navy, I went back to what I love. I was introduced to some great chefs in New York City and learned to cook. I have been an executive chef, restaurant owner and caterer. For 12 years, I cooked in the Braves Clubhouse for their players and coaches. I was working at Auburn University feeding their football team when I was offered the opportunity to interview at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

Ingredients

I took my honeymoon in Barbados and have many fond memories. The pie that I have shared is a tribute to the warmth of the Caribbean. It is sweet and spicy and perfect for a winter day with a bit of fresh whipped cream.

• 2 sweet potatoes roasted until very soft, peeled and mashed (2 cups) • 1 cup dark brown sugar

Submitted by Elissa Oliver, chef for Riverwood International Charter School’s culinary arts program. Elissa Oliver, who grew up in the Mississippi Delta, joined the Riverwood faculty four years ago and began the program to make holiday pies as a fundraiser three years ago. About 190 students in the culinary arts program contribute to the pie baking, she said. Here’s the recipe for chocolate pie, one of several kinds of pie students bake for the annual pie sales.

Ingredients

CARIBBEAN SWEET POTATO PIE

Pie filling • 1 ½ cups white fine sugar • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 5-ounce can of evaporated milk • ¼ cup melted butter • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 eggs

• 1 cup evaporated milk • 1/2 cup Coco Lopez

Pie dough

• 1/4 cup molasses

• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled),

• 4 eggs beaten

plus more for rolling dough

• 1 teaspoon ginger powder

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon allspice

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• 1/2 teaspoon sugar

• 1 tablespoon cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

• 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1. Mix all ingredients together. 2. Press through a strainer to remove any strings from the sweet potato. 3. Pour into a 10” pie shell -- either a classic crust or graham cracker crust -- and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The center of the pie will still be slightly soft. 4. Cool the pie at room temperature. 5. Serve with fresh whipped cream. Adventurous cooks can add 2 tablespoons of spiced rum to the pie mix.

Directions

Directions

• 2 tablespoons ice water, plus 2 more, if needed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix sugar and cocoa powder together. Beat eggs, then add the cocoa mixture. Beat in the milk, butter, and vanilla. 3. Pour mixture into pie dough (directions below) or a 9-inch unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees. for 45 minutes or until set. Let cool before slicing. Pie dough 1. In a food processor, pulse flour, salt and sugar several times to combine. Add butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces remaining.

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HOLIDAY RUM CAKE

From “the collection of Harry & Karen Meinzen McEnerny,” submitted by Karen Meinzen McEnerny of Sandy Springs.

Ingredients

Here is a family favorite. Harry was a terrific cook and always used recipes with a “twist.” We enjoyed this cake every season and also gave them away as gifts.

• 1 small package instant pudding: vanilla, coconut cream, or pistachio • 1 box yellow cake mix (plain yellow cake mix, not the kind with pudding already in it) • ½ cup light rum, Amaretto, bourbon or Grand Marnier • ½ cup water

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• ½ cup salad oil • 4 whole eggs • If desired, nuts, grated coconut, or raisins to taste

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• Healthy diet: Lean meats, such as turkey breast, serve as a healthy alternative to red meat. Other “super foods” for older adults that are beneficial in holiday meals are blueberries, flax seed, carrots, eggs, nuts and salmon.

• 1 cup sugar • 1/4 cup water

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• 1 stick butter • 2 ounces liquor

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When it comes to the holidays, it’s all about family and friends. No contest. When we asked participants in our 1Q community survey recently what they thought was the most important way to celebrate the season, 78 percent said it was to spend time with family or friends. “Holidays are for a time of remembrance of what is important to you and cherishing what you have and what you have to give to others,” a 31-year-old Brookhaven woman said. Others agreed. “It’s the time I can spend with family and friends and celebrate our relationship,” a 26-year-old Atlanta woman said. And a 30-year-old Atlanta man thought warmly of the holiday season as the time for “going home to my mom’s house for old fashioneds and a warm fire.” No other choice offered in our cellphone survey of 200 adults who were spread across the communities served by Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta INtown even registered a percentage of replies in the double digits. Two other categories – “giving and getting presents” and “enjoying the music, celebrations and pageantry of the season” – placed second by each attracting 6 percent approval from the respondents. Just two respondents said they don’t celebrate the holidays at all.

“I love our family traditions. Gathering, lighting candles, eating latkes, showering grandchildren with love and presents.” --a 66-year-old Buckhead woman “I’m kind of disgusted by all the commercialism, and really try to downplay the gift-giving side of things and focus more on just feeling and expressing appreciation.” --a 50-year-old Sandy Springs man “Love and happiness!” --a 27-year-old Dunwoody woman “Sharing time with family and friends, making memories, tacky sweaters, sugar cookie decorating, and enjoying drinks by the fire!” --a 24-year-old Atlanta woman

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Voices from the community “We do [a] night of Christmas worship and Christmas services at our church. We recognize that the holiday is about Christ and then giving activities in the area.” Deanna Duram

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Here’s what some of those who responded to the survey had to say:

“Definitely going to see my family. My extended family lives in Minnesota. We all go to church, eat dinner together and open presents.” Lisa Cameron

“It’s nice to have everyone together. It doesn’t happen that often. ... We’re new to the area and working on establishing traditions, but we like to decorate the house [and] have a big dinner and a brunch for the kids after the gifts.” James Drago

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Heritage Society marks 10 years of saving Buckhead history BY JOHN RUCH johnruch@reporternewspapers.net

After a decade of preserving local landmarks, the Buckhead Heritage Society is celebrating a little history of its own with a 10th anniversary holiday party Dec. 15. “I think for a small group that just started 10 years ago, [we’ve done] as good a job as could be expected,” said Wright Mitchell, the society’s former president who founded the group in 2006 alongside Tamara Bazzle and Bob Helget. The society’s major preservation successes include moving the 1924 RandophLucas House to Ansley Park to avoid demolition and rescuing the Harmony Grove and Mount Olive cemeteries from oblivion. Today, it has about 500 members and operates from an office on Mathieson Drive in Buckhead Forest. Under new Executive Director Carmie McDonald, the society is looking forward to a busy future, too. That includes launching a master plan for public-art-style historic displays throughout the neighborhood and what McDonald says will be “more of a proactive approach to preservation in the community.” Mitchell is an Atlanta native who has always had an interest in, as he puts it, “what was here before the cars and the traffic and the glass buildings.” He previously served as vice-chairman of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. But the idea for a local history group came from a much smaller moment: a jog past the corner of West Paces Ferry and Chatham roads, where Mitchell saw old headstones peeking out of overgrowth. “I stumbled across Harmony Grove Cemetery,” Mitchell said. “I lived here my whole life and drove past it a million times and never knew it was there.” It turned out to be an 1800s cemetery that includes what are believed to be graves of African American residents marked only with fieldstones. Mitchell, Bazzle and Helge teamed for a rehabilitation and preser-

vation effort that eventually raised $50,000 and won a 2009 Georgia Trust award. “It confirmed to me the real need for a historic preservation group in the neighborhood,” Mitchell said. The new organization first incorporated as the “Buckhead Preservation Society,” Mitchell said, but quickly decided that name was too limiting. “We wanted to preserve not only the built environment, but also the stories, the culture,” he said. The society’s work since then has included an ongoing collection of oral histories; a first-ever inventory of Buckhead’s historic resources; and research on the neighborhood’s African American history. The society even sorted out the origin of the name “Buckhead” itself — deer’s head mounted on a post around 1838 near Henry Irby’s tavern close to today’s Peachtree and Paces Ferry intersection. Early next year, Loudermilk Park, located in that same area, will be home to the society’s own form of signage. A transparent plastic image will allow visitors to see the current Buckhead Theatre and a historic photo of the building at the same time. It will be the first interpretive sign built from a master plan organized by former Executive Director Erica Danylchak. That’s one of the ongoing programs that will be continued by McDonald, who took over as executive director in September. She previously worked at the Historic Savannah Foundation and at the Fox Theatre, where she directed a program that shares resources with other historic theaters. Her spouse, Mark McDonald, is the Georgia Trust’s president and CEO. The 10th anniversary celebration honoring founding members will be part of the annual Holiday Gathering on Dec. 15 at a historic private home at 3164 Andrews Drive. Tickets are $150 for members, $175 for non-members. For more information, call 404-467-9447 or see cmcdonald@buckheadheritage.com.

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U.S. Rep. Price nominated to Trump’s cabinet; local pols may run for seat BY JOHN RUCH

Obamacare failing the American people every day. Premiums and deductibles going through the roof. Patients losing their U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as doctors. Millions getting insurance cancelpresident-elect Donald Trump’s secretary lation notices in the mail. That’s why we’ve of Health and Human Services set off a podeveloped an alternative to Obamacare tential string of political dominoes to reand it’s called a Better Way for Health place him. Care.” For the congressman, it’s a long-awaitIn a Nov. 29 written statement, Price ed to chance to replace said he was “humbled” by Obamacare, a topic he Trump’s nomination and frequently discusses in took aim at Obamacare. local Rotary Club and “I am humbled by the Chamber of Commerce incredible challenges that meetings. For his Sixth lay ahead and enthusiasDistrict—which includes tic for the opportunity to parts of Brookhaven, be a part of solving them Dunwoody and Sandy on behalf of the American Springs—it’s the beginpeople,” he said. “There is ning of a political shakemuch work to be done to up as incumbent state SPECIAL ensure we have a healthU.S. Rep. Tom Price legislators appear likely care system that works to run for his seat. State for patients, families, and Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta), who repredoctors; that leads the world in the cure sents District 32, which includes a part of and prevention of illness; and that is based Sandy Springs, announced a run Nov. 30. on sensible rules to protect the well-being Two Democrats, Joshua McLaurin and of the country while embracing its innovaRon Slotin, announced campaigns. Slotive spirit. tin, a Sandy Springs resident, was a state Price’s nomination must be confirmed senator in the 1990s and currently works by the U.S. Senate and he has not yet rein marketing for the Sandy Springs-based signed his post in Congress. Assuming staffing firm BrightWell Talent Solutions. those events happen, local political sourcHe said he’s running to “improve the quales say a special election will be held as ity of life for people in the district,” includsoon as March 21 to replace Price and any ing traffic, schools and environmental proincumbents who leave other offices to run tection. McLaurin could not be reached for for his seat. comment. Long lists of possible candidates have Price, a Roswell Republican, has held been floated by the Atlanta Journal-Conthe Sixth Congressional District seat since stitution and GeorgiaPol. Among the lo2005. He’s a medical doctor and a strong cals mentioned were state Sen. John Albers critic of the Affordable Care Act, or Obam(R-Roswell) and Bruce LeVell, the owner of acare, and its health insurance mandates Dunwoody Diamonds U.S.A., who had a and marketplace. His demands for an prominent role in Trump’s campaign as a Obamacare replacement appear to be a diversity spokesperson. Both said they’re main factor in Trump’s decision to nomiopen to running. Other potential contendnate him to the health cabinet position. ers cited were Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty In a candidate statement to Reporter Paul; Sandy Springs City Councilmember Newspapers for his re-election campaign Gabriel Sterling and state Attorney Generthis fall, Price said, “We see examples of al Chris Carr, a Dunwoody resident. johnruch@reporternewspapers.net

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Fulton legislators gear up for 2017 session Continued from page 1 help the schools. Health care is also expected to be a major issue in the 2017 session. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Beskin said legSPECIAL islators will State Rep. Beth Beskin have to have serious discussions about rural hospitals and indigent care. The nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) to become secretary of the federal Health and Human Services department as part of the Trump administration is expected to have an effect at the state Legislature, too, especially on the Fulton County delegation. The scramble to see who will run to represent Georgia’s 6th District in Congress once Price vacates the seat is expected to include several state lawmakers, who would then have to resign their seats. “A lot of the session will be colored and flavored by those running for Tom Price’s seat ... and many are in the Legislature,” Beskin said. “I don’t know what the cascading effect will be. Many may want to get the session over faster so they can campaign. And it’s probably true people will be distracted if they are running for something else. But will this temper what happens this session or not remains to be seen.” State Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs) noted there could be problems created for the Fulton County delegation caused by the resignations of state lawmakers who decide to run for the federal office. “There are five legislators interestSPECIAL ed and if they State Rep. Wendell Willard do run, they have to resign their seats,” Willard said. “And that results in a major hole in the Fulton County delegation.” State Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta), whose District 32 includes a part of Sandy Springs, announced Nov. 30 he was running. State Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), whose district also includes a portion of Sandy Springs, is “prayerfully considering” a run for Price’s office. Others on the list of potential candidates whose names BH

have been floated as candidates to succeed Price include state Sen. Brandon Beach, state Rep. Betty Price and state Rep. Jan Jones. The legislators don’t have to resign until after Price resigns and it is expected Price will be confirmed in early February, Willard said. A special election will be called to fill his seat and with the state legislative session expected to end in April, when legislators wanting to run will then have to resign their state seats. “Half the session we’ll be lacking a full contingency,” Willard said. “And that could be a bit of a problem.” As lawmakers prepare to return to work under the Gold Dome in January, Willard said one of the unknowns facing state lawmakers is Medicaid funding. “I hope it certainly can be addressed and we will be waiting to see what Washington will do,” he said. Willard, sponsor of the legislation to recreate the Judicial Qualifications Commission, said he will be spending much of the upcoming session working on “redoing and revamping” the commission. The judicial watchdog agency will now have appointments made by the Legislature and not the State Bar of Georgia. Sure to come up in some form for the fourth year in a row is a “religious liberty” bill championed by the evangelical wing of the Republican Party. Last year, Deal vetoed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or House Bill 757, saying the bill invited discrimination. Beskin, who has been at the center of the “religious freedom” fight while sitting on the House Judiciary Committee, said she welcomes a Donald Trump presidency and a push to move the fight to the federal level. “People have talked for a long time that Congress should revisit the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” she said, noting Trump and a Republican Congress appear agreeable to take up the issue. “I would appreciate this ... because [at the state level] it takes up a disproportionate amount of time and energy.” House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) agrees, and said during a recent episode of GPB’s “Political Rewind” said it was time for Congress to debate the issue. For Albers’ part, he said he intends to keep working for small businesses in 2017 as he decides if he will run for Price’s seat. “Small businesses have the burden of dealing with numerous regulations and laws. A priority for me this upcoming session will be to address the burdens and issues they face,” Albers said. He said he is working with the Job Creators Network to find ways to cut down regulations and to provide incentives for small business owners who hire new staff.

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BCID planning two-lane roundabout at Weiuca/Phipps BY DYANA BAGBY dyanabagby@reporternewspapers.net

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Plans for the roundabout as a replacement for the busy intersection of Wieuca Road and Phipps Boulevard are back on track after a temporary delay when Wieuca Road Baptist Church considered selling its property. The planned roundabout is at one corner of the church’s property. The church had considered selling at least some of its property, but in October the membership voted to stay in Buckhead. Darion Dunn, director of capital improvements for the Buckhead Community Improvement District, said at the organization’s Dec. 8 board meeting that the concept for the roundabout is being revised to include two lanes. “This is a very rare design. Most are one lane,” Dunn said. “We could do one lane, but it would still cause backup.” Dunn said an education process with the community and the church continues and the BCID is working with city staff to ensure the roundabout is functional. Estimated to cost more than $2 million to build, the five-legged roundabout would relieve traffic jams 23 hours a day—leaving the evening rush-hour peak still clogged, a consultant previously told the CID board. “The good news is everyone agrees something should happen,” Dunn said. Dunn said crosswalks will be included in the roundabout design and the study includes looking at the possibility of using rapid-flash beacons to warn motorists of pedestrians. Bike lanes are also part of the plans – some on the street and also separate bike paths, he said.

“The city wants to get away from putting bike lanes on streets” due to safety concerns, he said. Atlanta City Councilmember Howard Shook, whose district includes a portion of Buckhead, asked if there was a way to separate pedestrians from cars. Dunn said that change would likely include using up right-of-way and “may makes some property owners unhappy.” Shook raised concerns about one pedestrian being able to shut down the entire roundabout by pushing a “walk” button. Dunn said alerts would likely be used to allow traffic to slow to allow a pedestrian to cross the street rather than forcing motorists to come to a complete halt. Among other items discussed during the BCID board meeting: ■ “The Storyteller” sculpture was installed before Thanksgiving at the Buckhead branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library located on Buckhead Avenue. “It’s become a focal point, even more than [the library officials] thought it would be,” Dunn said. “It’s been a pleasant surprise.” Commissioned in 1998 by the Buckhead Coalition, “The Storyteller” depicts a buck-headed man speaking to a group of animals. The statue vanished from public view and was kept in storage during a BCID-led, $2.5 million park renovation that wrapped up last year. ■ Also, a monumental steel-and-water sculpture titled “Aspiration” by Atlanta architect and artist John Portman that will be placed in Charlie Loudermilk Park has been fabricated in New York and will be inspected by Portman either through videos or during a trip to New York.

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MARTA revives Lindbergh Station plans

five stations under construction or moving through review process, and a sixth — King Memorial station — stalled on the “The Lindbergh area is going to be the Continued from page 1 drawing board. best place in the city of Atlanta to live,” Sil“From our general manager’s perspecWith that momentum, MARTA took anver said she has long predicted, due to its tive, he would love for our headquarters other look at 3181 Roswell Road Atlanta, GALindbergh 30305 and came up with live-work-play TOD and rail line access. here to be located in something considered a strategic approach. While the agency In the late 1990s, MARTA rolled out a a model TOD nationally so we could walk owns several parcels around the station, it TOD master plan for roughly six blocks outside and live it every day,” said Amanda recently issued a request for proposals for around the station on Lindbergh Drive. Rhein, MARTA’s director of TOD projects. two of them — a vacant lot at 2562 PiedDevelopers were selected and work conSally Silver, an aide to City Counciltinued into the middle of the past decade, member Howard Shook who has long but the vision ran into “obstacles,” Rhein been involved in Lindbergh-area planning, said. Those included development partners said the attempt to revive the TOD plan is dropping out, changes in the economy that especially important with MARTA’s “Clifaffect financing, and lawsuits from resiton Corridor” project on the horizon. That dents concerned about traffic. proposed new light rail line between LindSeveral projects were built along Main bergh Center and Avondale through the Street, including mixed-use buildings and Emory University area is targeted for some two apartment complexes, one of which funding from the recently approved MARwas originally planned as condos. But it TA sale tax increase. wasn’t quite what MARTA envisioned and later phases stalled. “It was supposed to be more of a retail-focused project,” said Rhein. Silver recalled that a smaller, urban-style grocery store was part of the plan that never happened. Instead, a traditional Kroger with a large parking lot recently opened nearby, on Morosgo Drive. Likewise, Silver and Rhein said, the project included some non-TOD uses, such as the Pike Nurseries plant and garden store at Lindbergh TOLOGY Drive and Camelia Lane. RMA E D “Today we would not put a nursery on that site,” RheSPECIAL FIRST A map of MARTA’s Lindbergh Center transitin said. oriented development master plan area included Now MARTA is in a in the recent request for proposals for two parcels, different era, with highshown in purple and numbered 1 and 2. density TOD projects for

mont Road and a small site at 572 Morosgo currently housing MARTA’s fleet management offices. Proposals are due Jan. 23. The strategy, Rhein said, is to get a developer interested in buying up adjacent private properties, too, and create a development along the “front door” of Piedmont. The hope is that would raise the value of other MARTA-owned parcels before they are sold for future TOD redevelopment.

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CELEBRATION FOR SENIORS Friday, Dec. 16, 2-3:30 p.m.

Perimeter North Villages, a nonprofit that helps senior adults continue living in their own homes, will hold a holiday celebration for seniors with sing-alongs and storytelling. Free. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 14. St. James United Methodist Church, 4400 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info: 470-231-0015.

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ies and inflatables in a full day of fun at MJCCA-Zaban Park. Free. Food can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Info: email Rabbi.Glusman@atlantajcc. org or 678-812- 4161.

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The Gordons, the Sapersteins and the other crazy folks in Kevin and Allie’s life meddle in the arrival of their first child in “Let Nothing You Dismay,” a holiday comedy returning to Stage Door Players after its soldout run last season. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Stage Door Players, 5339 ChambleeDunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info: stagedoorplayers.net, TIX.com or 770-396-1726.

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All ages are invited to attend a screening of the movie “The Polar Express” (rated G). The event is open to the first 30 participants. Snacks will be provided. Free. Brookhaven Library, 1242 N. Druid Hills Road N.E., Brookhaven. Info: dekalblibrary. org/events or 404-848-7140.

PARENTS’ AFTERNOON OUT Sunday, Dec. 18, 4-8 p.m.

Drop the kids off at MJCCA-Zaban Park for fun activities including arts and crafts, sports, board games, computer lab and more. Pizza dinner and snacks provided. For kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Community: $45 per person. Members: $35 per person. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta-Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Info: email ilana.schlam@atlantajcc.org or call 678-812-3727.

WINTER CRAFT NIGHT Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6-7 p.m.

Kids ages 5 to 12 can make glittered decorations to add sparkle to their homes. Open to first 20 participants. Free. Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info: dekalblibrary.org/events or 770-512-4640.

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A BY MEGAN VOLPERT In the past two years, the Castellucci Hospitality Group has opened Cooks & Soldiers in West Midtown, shuttered Double Zero Napolitana in Sandy Springs, opened a revised Double Zero concept in Emory Village, and announced plans to fill the Cockentrice vacancy in Krog Street Market. The original Double Zero location was meant for families, business lunches and lovers of authentic Neapolitan pizza. They ran bocce ball tournaments on the patio out back, and while the place may have been salvation for suburbanites seeking great wine and lovely plates while stuck with kids in tow, there was something about the cavernous gray space that never felt quite like home for

a family as warm and colorful as the Castelluccis. So they decamped for the more boisterous and crowded environs of campus life at Emory Village, occupying the old Ink & Elm space. After knocking down a bunch of walls to properly let in the sun, CHG also knocked down some of its own sense of refined traditionalism and chose instead to offer a more eclectic menu of small plates.

You can still get really excellent pizza at Double Zero, and with Slice & Pint next door, the kitchen has been ramping up its creativity to offer pies that go beyond the usual. We ordered a sausage and pear pizza where the pork sausage was local, the pears were lightly pickled, and the basil was super bright. If you want a plate all to yourself, DZ continues to do fresh pastas that suit the seasons. We tried the mafalde pasta, with mushrooms, peas and fennel, and well as the tortelli with butternut squash, apple butter, walnuts and pickled apples. Pickling is really having a moment in Atlanta, and the kitchen here is on top of it. The small plates are reasonably priced for the neighborhood, ranging from $6 to $17 and including a variety of vegetarian options. Standout plates are the burrata and the oxtail. Every Italian place requires some version of the burrata, and DZ’s goes all-in on the wintry delights of plum slices and scallion pesto. It’s a sweet but sassy interpretation with a nice sour-

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R O B B E RY „„2100 block of Piedmont Road — On

Nov. 14, in the morning, a victim reported that she argued with a man she knew. Then he became physical. She said that after much struggle she was finally able to get the man off of her, but before leaving, he took $9,000 from her safe. „„500 block of Main Street — On the eve-

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ning of Nov. 17, as a man got out of his vehicle in a parking deck, another man approached him. The suspect put the victim in his own trunk and then drove him to the bank. Once there, the suspect asked how much money the victim had in his bank account and then forced him to turn over $800. The victim was then placed back in the trunk and taken to a separate location, where he was able to call police. „„1900 block of Howell Mill Road — On

Nov. 18, in the morning, a man reported that while in the parking deck, two men parked next to him. The suspects then produced a handgun and demanded his property, including his wallet and a Samsung Galaxy phone. „„600 block of Summit North Drive —

On the morning of Nov. 19, the victim was retrieving items from his trunk when a man pulled a gun on him. The suspect demanded the victim’s items and then took the victim’s car. Officers pursued the vehicle and were able to successfully capture and arrest the suspect. „„2700 block of Defoors Ferry Road —

On Nov. 19, in the evening, a woman was parked outside her apartment when a man approached her car, pointed a gun at her and demanded her possessions as well as that she get out of the vehicle. The suspect took the victim’s purse, cellphone and vehicle. „„2000 block of Bolton Road — On Nov.

20, in the evening, two robbers with handguns entered a pizza business. They pointed the guns at the employees and patrons and forced them to get on the ground. They then opened the registers and took $138, keys, and miscellaneous items. „„1700 block of Northside Drive — On

Nov. 21, in the morning, a woman was

walking to her vehicle at the location when two men approached her. One man reached into his pants and grabbed what she believed to be a gun. He demanded she surrender her keys and asked which vehicle was hers. She complied with his request and ran away. She said that the robber yelled for her cellphone, but she did not turn back and kept going in the direction of her neighbor’s apartment. The man then sped off in her vehicle. „„3900 block of Peachtree Road — On

Nov. 24, in the evening, a man was getting a stroller from the trunk of his vehicle when he was approached by a another man who produced a gun and demanded the victim surrender his possessions. The victim turned over his wallet, keys, Apple electronics, and $25.

AG G R AVAT E D A S S AU LT „„ Ga. 400 southbound/ Authority Plaza — On Nov. 17, during a road rage incident, a gunman in one vehicle opened fire on another driver. The driver said the gunman pursued him for a time, but that he was able to escape. „„2500 block of Piedmont Road — Dur-

ing the day on Nov. 19, a shoplifting and aggravated assault arrest was made at the discount department store.

B U R G L A RY A N D R E S I D E N T I A L B U R G L A RY „„1800 block of Felker Ward — During

the week of Nov. 13, someone broke into a home and stole a refrigerator, microwave, stove, and washer/dryer set. „„600 block of Peachtree Battle Avenue

— Sometime during the week of Nov. 13, appliances were stolen from a vacant home for sale. „„100 block of Peachtree Valley Road —

Sometime during the week of Nov. 13, a jar containing $1,200 was stolen from the closet of an apartment. „„1900 block of Grandview Avenue —

On Nov. 12, in the evening, a Samsung television and jewelry were stolen. „„700 block of Upton Road — On Nov. 13,

in the morning, the downstairs door to a residence was forced open and a MacBook and iPad air stolen. Multiple noise disturbances were heard. „„700 block of Wesley Drive — On Nov.

15, two iPads and leather cases were stolen from the unlocked guesthouse. „„500 block of Kingswood Lane — On

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Nov. 17, during the day, an audible alarm activated when a rear door was forced. Miscellaneous jewelry items were stolen.

„„2200 block of Lenox Road — On Nov.

Nov. 18, in the evening, a flat screen T.V. was stolen from the screen porch after doors were left unlocked.

14, during the evening, a bag containing miscellaneous debit/credit cards was stolen from an apartment with an unlocked door. Fraudulent charges were reported to the cards.

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„„900 block of Wildwood Road — On

„„1000 block of Wadsworth Drive — On

— On Nov. 18, in the morning, an audible alarm activated when a back porch window shattered. Keys were stolen. „„1400 block of Mecaslin Street — Dur-

ing the day on Nov. 14, a front door was jimmied open, resulting in the theft of a backpack, red and black headphones, a TV, a Dell laptop, an Xbox 1, a leather jacket, and a MacBook Pro. „„400 block of Northside Circle — On

Nov. 19, a PlayStation and flat screen TV were stolen from an apartment. „„3300 block of Stratford Road — On

Nov. 19, during the morning, $9,000 worth of shoes were stolen from an apartment. „„300 block of West Wieuca Road — On

Nov. 17, a rear door was forced in at a

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Nov. 17, during the evening, a rear door was shattered to gain entry to a home, activating the alarm. „„2200 block of Lenox Road — On Nov.

17, during the evening, jewelry was stolen from an apartment.

“In-town Community Academy, Inc. d/b/a Legacy Community Academy-Atlanta, will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”

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time during the week of Nov. 20, a doorknob and dead bolt were tampered with but the attempted entry to an apartment was unsuccessful. „„1700 block of Northside Drive —

Sometime during the week of Nov. 20, screws were removed from the rear door of an apartment. Thieves stole a Glock handgun, wedding band, a 65 inch TV, an Xbox, a MacBook Pro, a sound bar, a subwoofer and a monitor.

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