Author: Dyana Bagby

Georgia Trust Seeks Nominations for 2019 ‘Places in Peril’

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2019 list of “Places in Peril,” an annual accounting of the state’s 10 most endangered historic places. The list is designed to raise awareness about Georgia’s significant historic, archaeological and cultural resources, including buildings, structures, districts, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes that are threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or insensitive public policy. The submission deadline is Monday, June 11; the list will be announced in November. Historic properties are selected for listing based on several criteria: Sites must be listed or eligible for listing...

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Dunwoody approves $37K for more landscaping at Tilly Mill/North Peachtree

Dunwoody will spend an additional $37,000 to plant more trees and add more landscaping at the intersection of Tilly Mill Road and North Peachtree Road where the major intersection improvement resulted in the loss of more than 100 trees. The City Council voted April 23 to award a contract to Trees Atlanta for the additional work. In November, the City Council approved an original contract with Trees Atlanta for up to $95,000 for landscape restoration at the intersection and 253 trees have been planted to replace 119 tree that were cut down in the right of way as part...

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Brookhaven Police investigating suspicious package at Oglethorpe University

Brookhaven Police are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package at Oglethorpe University that resulted in the evacuation of Lupton Hall for approximately two hours on Wednesday, April 25. The package was determined not to be dangerous, but police are not revealing what inside the package as it conducts an investigation. “That is part of the investigation and detectives are not releasing what the contents were,” Officer Carlos Nino said. Police responded to a 911 call to the university at 4484 Peachtree Road about 9 a.m. at Lupton Hall, where the university’s admissions office is located, after staff there...

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Perimeter Center Parkway to be partially closed for five months for construction of State Farm pedestrian bridge

The Dunwoody City Council voted April 23 to allow State Farm to partially close a portion of Perimeter Center Parkway from mid-June to early November to allow for the construction and placement of a pedestrian bridge. Holder Construction, the general contractor for the massive State Farm construction site at Perimeter Center Parkway and Hammond Drive across from the Dunwoody MARTA station, will build the bridge in the roadway and then lift into its final position Doing so requires closing two southbound lanes of Perimeter Center Parkway between Hammond Drive and Goldkist Drive and funneling traffic into one lane in...

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Brookhaven passes resolution asking DeKalb Schools to keep Cross Keys High School in city

The Brookhaven City Council unanimously approved a resolution April 24 asking the DeKalb County Board of Education to reconsider its decision to locate the new Cross Keys High School at the former Briarcliff High School site and instead build it on Buford Highway in Brookhaven. The resolution directs City Manager Christian Sigman to begin a dialogue with Supt. Stephen Green “to collaborate on the construction of a new Brookhaven High School along Buford Highway” and also requests the Brookhaven Development Authority to “assess any and all available tools to assist in efforts to retain a public high school within...

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