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NOV. 24 - DEC. 14,2017 • VOL. 11— NO. 24
► 1-285 transit meeting
is latest cross-city
► Cross Keys students join
immigrant book project
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Mercedes-Benz USA's new headquarters is rising in Sandy Springs. Officials from the luxury automaker recently led a media tour of
the building, which is designed to encourage collaboration among its 1,000 employees. For story and more photos, see p. 22. ►
Controversy over a potential widening
of Sandy Springs’ Mount Vernon Highway
for alternative transportation shifted topics,
from now ruled-out house-takings to transit
types, at a Nov. 14 city meeting.
Around 150 people attended the meeting,
held at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church,
to hear about the project, which at mini
mum will add a multiuse path and at max
imum, two additional on-street lanes for
alternative transportation. Officials from
the church’s school and the Sandy Springs
Branch Library were among the attendees.
The still-conceptual idea triggered enor
mous neighborhood controversy in recent
weeks as city officials repeatedly said they
could not rule out the eminent-domain tak
ing of houses for a future project. Mayor
Rusty Paul definitively ruled out such house-
takings at the Nov. 14 meeting, while declin
ing to explain why he could not do so just
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with an artsy eye
coffee and eating
a cinnamon roll that
brings back so
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