Author: Ellen Eldridge

Lightning alert system suspended indefinitely

After a “test pilot failure,” Dunwoody City Council voted June 22 to suspend indefinitely its lightning warning system.   The alert sirens installed in October near Brook Run and Dunwoody parks were set to go off any time lightning hit within a 10-mile radius. Neighbors said that no one pays attention and the noise is “torture.” The issue came before council because Brent Walker, Dunwoody’s parks director, asked council members for guidance to respond to several neighbors’ complaints concerning the alerts. Franci Etheridge, whose Wyntercreek Lane home backs up to the baseball field in Dunwoody Park, said the alerts...

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Dunwoody millage rate set, July 1 public meeting on appealing property tax set

  Dunwoody City Council on June 22 adopted the millage rate of 2.74, which hasn’t changed since the city incorporated.  Homestead owners receive a statutory one mil credit against this rate for a net millage rate of 1.74.  Though Dunwoody remains at the lowest millage rate in DeKalb County, the tax digest has not returned to its 2008 level and many property taxes will increase for homeowners.   DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester will host a public meeting to discuss the process for appealing property value assessment. Residents have 45 days after the date of Annual Notice of Assessment (not...

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Dunwoody councilman to seek re-election

  Dunwoody City Council Member Terry Nall announced June 22 his intent to seek re-election to the At-Large seat he holds. An active CPA and financial services executive, Nall said he is known for his citizen responsiveness throughout the community, protection of homeowner values, and passion to build what he regularly calls, “A Better Dunwoody.”   During closing comments, Nall said he considers his fellow council members friends and looks forward to serving another four-year term.   “It was at this time four years ago that I gathered with a number of Vernon North neighbors under a tree to...

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Sandy Springs Police seek man for murder

Sandy Springs Police detectives seek a man they believe murdered a man June 22, police say. Juan Aviilez Dominguez, 29, is wanted for the murder of a 31-year-old Sandy Springs man, who was found shot once in the head. The name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. Dominguez is considered armed and dangerous. Any other details surrounding the murder are unknown other than the suspect told his 13-year-old sister and parents that he killed the victim. Anyone with information as to the location of Dominguez is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS or...

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Man shot in leg in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs police are investigating a shooting that took place just after 9:20 p.m. June 18 at 345 Winding River Drive. A 31-year-old man was transported to North Fulton Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers have not yet determined a motive. Check back for...

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