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Riverwood capping students
from other districts
Council members vocal, coy
about 2013 election plans
Group brings warmth,
love to homeless
MAKING A DIFFERENCE 8
Gun control discussion
Literary society reveres
DUI offenders get
PUBLIC SAFETY 35
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Put some pep in your step
Riverwood International Charter School coach Scot Waldrop, center, gets his junior varsity girls’
basketball team fired up as the Lady Raiders prepare to take on the Creekview High School Lady Grizzlies
Jan. 4. The Lady Raiders eventually fell to their opponent 43-15. More photos on page 31.
Bidders have history of
raising a racket
By DAN WHOM?
Operation Tennis Inc. in December filed a lawsuit to overturn the
city of Sandy Springs’ decision to award a contract to a competitor.
But disputing the contracts to run tennis centers may be as popu
lar as the game itself, public records and newspaper reports show. In
the past, disputes have arisen over contracts to run tennis centers in
Sandy Springs and at Blackburn Park, a DeKalb County facility locat
ed in what is now the city of Brookhaven.
Operation Tennis’ lawsuit alleges the winning bidder, Groslimond
Tennis Services, gave the city “bogus” third-party evaluations of pre
vious work. Some of the evaluations were written by people who ap
pear to work for Groslimond.
President Gery Groslimond denied those allegations. City At-
SEE BIDDERS, PAGE 34
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
districts, Lindsey said he wants to focus on water management
SEE FULTON, PAGE 2