inside Wile e. coyotes increased sightings throughout metro area CoMMUNITy 2
year in review schools, education issues dominated the news CoMMUNITy 4-5
DeC. 27, 2013 — Jan. 9, 2014 • Vol. 7 — no. 26
Our top photo picks for 2013
Farewell, eva Rep. wendell willard sings mayor’s praises CoMMeNTARy 6
King for a day Celebrate holiday season with a Mexican flair oUT & ABoUT 14-15
In ruins Buckhead bicycle store burns down CoMMUNITy 19 PhOtOs BY PhiL MOsieR
Reporter Newspapers strives to give readers a variety of in-depth news and community coverage throughout the year, accompanied by compelling visuals. We’ve taken a careful look through the archives and selected some of our favorite images captured by photographer Phil Mosier over the past 12 months. These include: Above, left, in “Give it a spin,” Ritch Fusakio helps “turn over” the engine on a B-17 aircraft at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, during the nonprofit liberty Foundation’s event. Above, center, “Hitting the field - of screen,” from left, Brooks Bowling, Hugh Carter, Billy gingrey, Bryce Bowling and luke gingrey, enjoy video games before Buckhead Baseball’s Opening Day festivities. Center, below, “It’s cool in the pool,” Olivia langell, left, and Caroline Seelke, members of the Branches “gators” swim team, get ready for action. right, “Walking on water,” Samantha Black intently listens to paddleboarding instructions at Morgan Falls overlook Park. To see more of our 2013 cover photos, go to pages 16-17.
BCN wants to increase its membership in 2014 By Dan Whisenhunt
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Think of it as sort of a New Year’s resolution. The Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods resolves to get bigger. That was the sentiment expressed by new chairman Tom Tidwell at the December
Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting. “We need to work on boosting membership,” he told the neighborhood group. Tidwell recently took over the chairmanship from Jim King, and attendance at the
December meeting was lower than usual. The BCN was formed more than five years ago and its influence in local politics is still strong. Brian McHugh, director of Transportation and Planning with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, spoke at the December meeting and updated the group SEE BCN, PAgE 3
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