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Renewing a homespun craft; Specialty boutiques fuel resurgence of old pasttimes knitting, needlepoint

By Amy Wenk Two pasttimes of knitting and needlepoint have found new life in Buckhead and Sandy Springs thanks to local boutique owners, who are stocking their shelves with products…

Inspiring amputee heads to Hawaii for Ironman

By Katie Fallon katiefallon@reporternewspapers.net In less than a week, one Sandy Springs resident could become famous for doing something nobody in the world has ever done. Scott Rigsby, the youngest…

From Russia, seeking a future; Sisters find freedom, opportunity and grow businesses in Sandy Springs and Buckhead

By C. Julia Nelson A dollar and a dream, realized. They arrived with $90, a couple suitcases each and unbridled optimism in 1990. Seemingly meager to most Americans, it was…

Sandy Springs-based comic strip brings life to environmental issues

By C. Julia Nelson When hunting and fishing opportunities are few and far between, Jack Elrod, 83, relies on the creation of the Mark Trail comic strip to cure his…

At 104, she has a passion for life and music ; Rachel Lehmann began volunteering with the Atlanta Opera in 1979 and remains a vital presence

By Ashley Brazzel Over a hundred years ago, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years. Today it’s 78, but try telling that to Rachel Lehmann, 104, the…

Making the grade; Dorothy Sullivan started by filling in, but climbed the ladder at Holy Innocents’

By Katie Fallon katiefallon@reporternewspapers.net From a part-time teaching assistant to associate head of school and everything in between, Dorothy Sullivan has witnessed a lot of change in her time at…

Haley Kilpatrick’s ‘Girl Talk’ is a means to mentoring change

By Ashley Brazzel When most teens were gushing about crushes and agonizing over zits, Haley Kilpatrick was dreaming of ways to create change. That change came in the form of…

Zone 2 police commander is tough on crime, business friendly

By Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspapers.net The 12 percent reduction in Zone 2 criminal activity for 2006 seems to say it all: Major James Sellers is tough on crime as the Atlanta…

Coach’s game plan; Athletic background translates into academic excellence at North Atlanta High School.

By Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspapers.net Step inside the walls of any high school as an adult, and it always seems to feel a bit like a scene from a movie: one…

Zone 2 police commander is tough on crime, business friendly

By Meredith Pruden The 12 percent reduction in Zone 2 criminal activity for 2006 seems to say it all: Major James Sellers is tough on crime as the Atlanta Police…

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