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Brookhaven planning chair proposes citywide ‘workforce housing’ mandate

The Brookhaven Planning Commission chairperson wants the City Council to require a “workforce housing” mandate throughout the city in future multi-unit housing and not just along Buford Highway as part of the zoning ordinance rewrite. A current draft of the zoning rewrite includes the middle-income housing mandate, also known as inclusionary zoning, only in the proposed Buford Highway Overlay. Chair Stan Segal made his proposal at the Sept. 5 commission meeting. Other members backed his recommendation, saying it could put Brookhaven at the forefront of finding innovative ideas to address the lack of affordable housing many cities in metro...

Fulton announces early voting locations for Oct. 15-Nov. 2

Fulton County has announced the local early voting locations for the Nov. 6 ballot. The main early voting locations will be open weekdays Oct. 15-26, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekdays Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays Oct. 20 and 27, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28, noon to 5 p.m. Local early voting locations include: Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave. N.E., Buckhead Northside Library, 3295 Northside Parkway N.W., Buckhead Chastain Park Recreation Center, 140 W. Wieuca Road N.W., Buckhead North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 232, Sandy Springs...

Buckhead man charged with making pills involved in lethal OD

A Buckhead man is facing federal charges of providing counterfeit painkiller pills containing a stronger, deadly drug that caused two overdoses, one of them fatal. Edward Culton, 25, was arraigned Sept. 10 on charges of possession and distribution of the opioid drug fentanyl. He allegedly supplied the drug to Hubert Nathans, 29, of Roswell, who last month pleaded guilty on conspiracy to distribute charges in the OD cases, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Culton is accused of creating hundreds of fake pills of Roxicodone, a prescription opioid painkiller, that actually contained the stronger opioid fentanyl. Prosecutors accuse Culton...

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Brookhaven man killed crossing Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs

A Brookhaven man was killed while attempting to cross Ga. 400 late evening on Sept. 23. Nolan Farrell, 27, was crossing the northbound side of highway between Northridge Road and Spalding Drive on foot around 9:30 p.m., according to the Sandy Springs Police Department. Farrell was struck by several vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a written statement. There were no other reported injuries, police said. The Sandy Springs Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate, police...

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Dunwoody approves contract for North Fork Nancy Creek Trail construction

The Dunwoody City Council at its Sept. 24 meeting awarded a $428,573 contract to Integrated Construction to build a multi-use trail including a 12-foot wide steel bridge and wooden boardwalk to connect Old Georgetown Trail with Perimeter Center East along the North Fork of Nancy Creek. The city funded $600,000 for the project as part of the 2017 budget and Perimeter Center Improvement District also contributed $200,000 for the construction of the trail and bridge. Parks and Recreation Director Brent Walker said construction is expected to begin by the end of this year and be finished in early...

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Brookhaven man killed crossing Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs

A Brookhaven man was killed while attempting to cross Ga. 400 late evening on Sept. 23. Nolan Farrell, 27, was crossing the northbound side of highway between Northridge Road and Spalding Drive on foot around 9:30 p.m., according to the Sandy Springs Police Department. Farrell was struck by several vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a written statement. There were no other reported injuries, police said. The Sandy Springs Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate, police...

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NAPPS to host property tax forum Oct. 3

A local education group has planned a property tax forum for Oct. 3 at Sutton Middle School. The North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The panel will include several Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education members and is set to start at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater, 2875 Northside Dr., NAPPS announced. The officials and candidates participating in the panel include Leah Aldridge, a candidate for state Senate District 6; Byron Amos, District 2 APS board; Lisa Bracken, the chief financial officer of APS; Cynthia Briscoe-Brown, at-large representative on the...

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Letter: Displaced Darlington tenants deserve love and support

The residents of Buckhead’s Darlington Apartments are set to be displaced in less than four weeks. As I have seen firsthand, many of the residents are elderly, infirm, sick or otherwise unable to relocate themselves. There are also young children and working single parents and married couples. Most need assistance from the community. On Sept. 17, a collection of nonprofit agencies and housing providers gathered in the lobby of the Darlington to meet with residents facing displacement. We saw more than 50 residents, most of whom did not have their next steps ordered. Overwhelmingly, the residents we met are...

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Sandy Springs Festival returns Sept. 22-23

The Sandy Springs Festival returns for its 33rd year this weekend, Sept. 22-23, with an expanded event that now includes the new City Springs civic center. Presented by Heritage Sandy Springs, the free festival runs Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with a post-festival concert 7-8:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will be centered on Heritage Green at 6075 Sandy Springs Circle and also includes City Springs at 1 Galambos Way. The festival includes the traditional events: an art market, live music, cultural performances, food, rides, a pet parade, children’s...

Sandy Springs Board of Appeals approves Antico Pizza plan

The Sandy Springs Board of Appeals has approved a developer’s plan to bring an Antico Pizza Napoletana to Sandy Springs, requiring it to build a brick and wood fence between it and the neighborhood. Neighbors and representatives from the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods had expressed concern that the restaurant would cause noise and light that would affect nearby residents. The pizza restaurant would replace 4 Seasons Pottery at Hammond Drive and Boylston Drive. The parcel is complicated by the many stream buffers and existing setbacks, according to city planning staff. It also would likely be affected by the...

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Brookhaven man killed crossing Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs

A Brookhaven man was killed while attempting to cross Ga. 400 late evening on Sept. 23. Nolan Farrell, 27, was crossing the northbound side of highway between Northridge Road and Spalding Drive on foot around 9:30 p.m., according to the Sandy Springs Police Department. Farrell was struck by several vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a written statement. There were no other reported injuries, police said. The Sandy Springs Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate, police...

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NAPPS to host property tax forum Oct. 3

A local education group has planned a property tax forum for Oct. 3 at Sutton Middle School. The North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The panel will include several Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education members and is set to start at 7 p.m. in the school’s theater, 2875 Northside Dr., NAPPS announced. The officials and candidates participating in the panel include Leah Aldridge, a candidate for state Senate District 6; Byron Amos, District 2 APS board; Lisa Bracken, the chief financial officer of APS; Cynthia Briscoe-Brown, at-large representative on the...

Dunwoody’s Kingswood United Methodist Church celebrates 50 years

Kingswood United Methodist Church celebrated 50 years of ministry on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a special worship service, including former pastors and charter members. Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, leader of the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, officiated and preached during the service. The church held its first worship service on Sept. 8, 1968, in a classroom in what was then Peachtree High School. The congregation was chartered with 76 members, eight of whom attended the Sept. 9 service. Before moving to its current location at the corner of Tilly Mill Road and North Peachtree Road in...

Volunteers harvest Dunwoody Farmhouse pears for a cause

Volunteers harvested pears from a tree at the historic Dunwoody Farmhouse at Mount Vernon and Chamblee-Dunwoody roads on July 14. More than 280 pounds of pears were taken from the tree in the annual event and donated to the Community Assistance Center in Sandy Springs and Malachi’s Storehouse at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on North Peachtree Road, both of which give groceries to those in need. Volunteers included City Councilmember John Heneghan and a group from Temple Emanu-El, among others. Photos by Phil Mosier. Pears come raining down from a tree onto a tarp held by volunteer harvesters Volunteers...

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Fast food company gets incentives to expand in Sandy Springs

A fast food company that owns Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding its operations in Sandy Springs. The company received over $1.1 million in incentives from the state and city. The company, Inspire Brands, was formed in February 2018 after Arby’s purchased Buffalo Wild Wings and the regional chain Rusty Taco. Arby’s is currently headquartered in Sandy Springs at 1155 Perimeter Center West. It plans to move to Three Glenlake Parkway, about a mile west of its current home across Ga. 400. The company will expand its footprint at the building, city spokesperson Sharon Kraun said. “It is...

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