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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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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...

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Dunwoody Police blotter, Sept. 1-8

From Dunwoody Police reports dated Sept. 1 through Sept. 8. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-2-Citizen website. Larceny/Shoplifting/Theft 100 block of Perimeter Center East — On Sept. 1, at night, a motor vehicle theft was reported. 2600 block of Binghamton Drive — On Sept. 2, in the morning, a theft was reported. 4700 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road — On Sept. 2, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with shoplifting. 100 block of Perimeter Center East — On Sept. 3, in the morning, a motor vehicle theft was reported. 4500 block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road —...

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Brookhaven Police blotter, Sept. 1-8

From Brookhaven Police reports dated Sept. 1 through Sept. 8. The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police-2-Citizen website. Theft and Burglary 2600 block of Buford Highway — On Sept. 2, in the afternoon, a man was arrested on home invasion charges. 1600 block of Northeast Expressway — On Sept. 5, in the afternoon, a man was arrested and charged with theft by conversion. 2600 block of Buford Highway — On Sept. 5, at night, a man was arrested on armed robbery charges. 4000 block of Peachtree Road — On Sept. 6, in the early morning, a woman was...

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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...

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Community Survey: Should we change the school calendar?

Don’t mess with the school calendar. That was the message from respondents to the Reporter Newspapers’ latest community survey when asked about the possibility of year-round school and how best to handle snow days. The survey was conducted by 1Q.com via cellphones to 200 residents in Reporter Newspapers communities. The results are not scientific. Strong responses came from one simple question: Should metro Atlanta students go to school year-round, with shorter breaks spread through the year, rather than employ a school calendar with a long summer break? “No,” a 32-year-old Atlanta man replied. “That is balderdash.” Many agreed with...

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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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Buckhead police blotter, Sept. 1-6

The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead Sept. 1 through Sept. 6 was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its open data records. Aggravated Assault 2400 block of Piedmont Road — Sept. 3 3200 block of Lenox Road — Sept. 4 2200 block of Peachtree Road — Sept. 6 Burglary-Residence 400 block of Armour Drive — Sept.1 2800 block of Ramsgate NW — Sept. 1 400 block of Bishop Street — Sept. 4 4600 block of Noble Creek Drive — Sept. 4 300 block of Redland...

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St. Pius X volleyball team wins honor for academics

For the fifth year in a row, the American Volleyball Coaches Association has honored the St. Pius X Catholic High School volleyball team for academic excellence, the school announced. The team, honored for academics during the 2017-18 school year, has won the award eight times overall, the school said in a press release. The award honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.3 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.1 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0...

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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