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DEC. 12 — DEC. 25, 2014 • VOL. 6 — NO. 25

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Council is next to consider controversial gas station on Johnson Ferry Road

Up, up and away

BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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When plans for a Kroger gas station go before the City Council on Dec. 16, it could be the third strike for the proposal if council members follow the lead of staff and the planning commission. The Brookhaven Planning Commission on Dec. 3 recommended a denial of Kroger’s request for a special land use permit to install a gas station with seven fuel centers near the grocery store at Ashford-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads. SEE KROGER, PAGE 20

Kroger wants to install a fuel center at its grocery store on Johnson Ferry Road. GOOGLE MAPS

After repeated delays, city annexes offices across I-85 BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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After three deferrals over about two months, Brookhaven City Council on Dec. 8 finally and unanimously added Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Executive Park to the city. “I think it’s an honor for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to have requested annexation into the city of Brookhaven,” Mayor J. Max Davis said. “This opportunity allows us to play an integral role in expanding their mission of giving care and comfrt to sick children and saving lives. As a parent, this means so much.” He said the move will have advantages for the city.

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Amelia Antebi plays in the children’s game room at Congregation Or VeShalom’s 39th annual Hanukkah Bazaar on Dec. 7.

SEE DAVIS, PAGE 20

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12-12-2014 Brookhaven Reporter