Author: Dyana Bagby

Where the Dunwoody Village style began: A 1968 gas station

Dunwoody Village, long the heart of the community, is now also the center of a cultural debate on whether it should keep its “Williamsburg” architectural style or open to a modern look and feel. But where exactly did the Dunwoody Village style originate? Whose idea was it to create this colonial style? It all started with a gas station, actually. In 1968, a Chevron gas station with a brick exterior and arches and a gabled, asphalt roof was built at 5465 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. It was the first new retail in the area at the time and was built two...

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Prayer vigil at Plaza Fiesta brings awareness to families, children detained at border

A small group of people gathered July 19 near the children’s play area at Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway for an interfaith prayer vigil for the families and children of those detained at the border by federal authorities and for those who have been deported. Pastors from several metro Atlanta churches led more than a dozen people in prayer for the families being separated and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The names of dozens of people recently deported were also read aloud. “This is affecting us all,” Rev. Fabio Sotelo of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church said...

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Dunwoody council to hear report on ‘the ATL’ regional transit plan

The Dunwoody City Council will hear a presentation on the new Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, or the ATL, at its July 23 meeting starting at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 4800 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. House Bill 930, approved by the General Assembly this year and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, created the ATL as a new board to oversee transit in the 13-county metro Atlanta region. The board is also charged with coming up with a regional transit plan and will oversee funding for transit. The bill outlines funding for public transit for approval by the ATL through...

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State Sen. Millar serving on regional education board, state dyslexia committee

State Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) was recently elected as chair of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Legislative Advisory Council and has also been appointed to serve on a senate committee on dyslexia. Millar’s district includes Dunwoody and portions of Brookhaven and Sandy Springs. Millar has been a member of the SREB Legislative Advisory Council since 2012 and is the chair of the state Senate’s Higher Education Committee. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle also recently announced the appointment of Millar to chair the Senate study committee on dyslexia. Legislation to create the committee was sponsored by Millar. The committee will be...

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Local police holding National Night Out Aug. 7

The Brookhaven and Dunwoody Police Departments will return to Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, for the annual National Night Out on Aug. 7, an event designed to promote community and police partnerships. The event begins at 6 p.m. The Sandy Springs Police, which has in years past been part of the annual National Night Out at Perimeter Mall with Dunwoody and Brookhaven, this year will instead hold its own event at its new City Springs mixed-use civic center on the City Green. The Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Johns Creek Police Departments make up the North Metro SWAT team...

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