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Bridge repairs close
Back on track?
hints at progress
Poised to run
Three Buckhead council
members want to run again
Group brings warmth,
love to homeless
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Gun control discussion
Literary society reveres
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JAN. 11 - JAN. 24,2013 • VOL. 7 - NO. 1
Keeping it light before show time
From left, Ivan Tiaseca, Fatima Biviano, Lauren Fitz and Karime Soriano seem loose and relaxed
before their roles in “Pastorela de Cristo Rey,” a Christmas play performed during the Three Kings
Day celebration at the Atlanta History Center on Jan. 6 in Buckhead. The festivities, presented by
the Mexican Consulate, included traditional music and dance. More photos on page 30.
Fulton County legislators
focusing on state issues
BY DAN WHISENHUNT
Members of Fulton County’s state legislative delegation said
they are going into this year’s session with a big-picture agenda.
Ethics, schools and transportation are among the broad range
of topics they intend to tackle this year. The legislature convenes
on Jan. 14.
Rep. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, is promoting his “parent trigger”
bill that will make it easier for moms and dads to form charter
schools, publically-funded schools that are more independent from
the school district than traditional schools.
While that’s the bill that’s generating the most discussion in
light of controversies at the Atlanta and DeKalb public school dis
tricts, Lindsey said he also wants to focus on water management
and transportation issues.
SEE LOCAL, PAGE 34
Ga. 400 trail plans
30 percent complete
BY DAN WHISENHUNT
It’s not particularly glamorous work signing agreements, sub
mitting plans and conducting studies for a planned trail, Livable
Buckhead Executive Director Denise Starling said.
But Starling and other backers of a planned 5-mile trail along
Ga. 400 knew it would take time. That patience and attention to
detail may also be gaining them some support from neighbors liv
ing alongside the project. The path will connect pedestrians, cy
clists, skaters, Buckhead’s businesses, parks and schools to the At
Starling said planners presented 30 percent drawings to the pub
lic in October and November, renderings that give an idea of what
the finished product will look like.
The public’s response? So far, so good, she said.
SEE LIVEABLE, PAGE 35