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At Tuesday night's city council meeting in Dunwoody, former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones spoke at public comment.  Jones spoke during public comment in favor of keeping the dog park at Brook Run and encouraged council to work with both sides to reach an agreement. Jones, a candidate for county sheriff, is the originator of the dog park at Brook Run, placing it here during his tenure as DeKalb CEO.  The official name of the dog park is the Henry Jones Dog Park, named for Jones' dog.  Park Director, bring back this sign please.  It is the official name of the dog park.I encourage Dunwoody city council to take to heart the comments of Mr Vernon Jones and work with both sid
Zip Code: 30319
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Update:DeKalb Commissioners do not yet have enough'Yes' votes to spend $5 million for YMCA.Glad to see Elaine Boyer voted against the deal.DeKalb Commissioners Aim to Spend Millions for YMCA for South DeKalb Residents Free UseThe DeKalb County Commissioners will vote this week to buy or not buy the South DeKalb YMCA, using $5 million of taxpayer funds. DeKalb residents in certain ZIP codes will have membership fees waived (30346, 30338, 30350 not included, in case you were wondering).See HERE: http://t.crossroadsnews.com/news/2014/jun/06/controversial-agreement-ymca-brings-out-friends-fo/and HERE: http://t.crossroadsnews.com/news/2014/apr/11/dekalb-county-acquire-south-dekalb-ymca
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The dog park at Brook Run is still the center of a huge issue for the city council.  There have been four options discussed recently for the future of this park 'amenity'.  Councilman Heneghan has posted public comment on the dog park from a recent meeting HERE.  A true gem in the video is when a Dog Park Posse member (who does NOT live in Dunwoody and does NOT pay taxes here but MIGHT be buying snacks or gas in Dunwoody) refers to a person (who DOES live in Dunwoody and who DOES pay taxes and who HAS suffered from the poor placement of the dog park) as "vocal nasty people".  And that's not the first time we've heard a comment like this.  The Dog Park Posse doe
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Village Mill 395  Kingsley 379 Not since Johnny Weismuller have we seen such a winning streak in the pool as we had with the swim team at Kingsley.  But, as predicted HERE last week, the Kingsley streak is over.  The fine children of Village Mill defeated Kingsley this week 395-379.  Village Mill has a great meet next week against rival Mill Glen, our Meet of the Week (Comcast, live on Channel 846).  Kingsley goes to Brittany Club.The Branches 422  Mill Glen 366 Zaban at Redfield - RAINWynterhall 511  Deerbrooke Waters 259Our good friends at Wynterhall move to 3-0 on the season.  Wynterhall now has its eyes set on a 5-0 season and a post-season party
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The blog post headline is a bit misleading as it is individual students doing the achieving/underachieving, but we'll stick with the story line.Head over to Grading Atlanta (look at April 25th entry) for lots of research on public education and test scores.  The author has posted an interesting chart.  The chart plots test scores and the schools' percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunches.  The author states that a school with lots of students receiving free or reduced lunch scores lower than a school with fewer students receiving a free or reduced lunch (FRL).  Of course he has evidence to prove this as correct.  However, there are schools with a
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Renewals by Andersen is the sponsor for June 26.The Action Jackson Band is the musical entertainment for June 26https://www.facebook.com/actionjacksonbandDinner Vendors for June 26Freckled & BlueIbizaMighty MeatballsMovable FeastSokofoodWOWPressed for Time YumbiiFry GuyDessert vendors for June 26Ali's CookiesKing Of PopsYum Yum CupcakesVintage Custard
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Due to nasty weather last week a few teams had two meets this week.Redfield 420  Zaban  315The Redfield Sun Devils picked up a win on Monday night, defeating the JCC's Zaban Sharks.  It was a packed house at the pool and for parking.  Redfield moves to 1-2 on the season. Roxboro 490  Redfield  301Redfield hosted back-to-back swim meets this week.  Lots of work for the parent volunteers.  Roxboro takes care of business.  It was the last home meet of the season, and in swim team tradition, the seniors were honored.  A good time for all involved.  Redfield finishes the season next week at Kingsley.Kingsley 440  Brittany Club 352K
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Sandy SpringsOver in Sandy Springs this weekend at the wonderful Morgan Falls park, the Sandy Springs Youth Sports program hosts 15 teams from metro Atlanta for a baseball tournament.  The 9 and Under District 4 tournament will be played on fields 1 & 2.  Head over to Sandy Springs for some all-star action.Sandy SpringsOf course this park hosts softball for girls as well.Murphey Canlder BaseballIf you have kids interested in youth sports check out the leagues at Murphey Candler in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs Youth Sports in Sandy Springs, or the link HERE. Atlanta Colts information HERE.BrookhavenBrookhaven Dunwoody's parkDunwoody does have a very nice playground at Brook r
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