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In the News

Friday, August 1st, 2014- Georgia Department of Transportation Survey

Georgia's Department of Transportation wants to know what the public has to say about traffic patterns, expenses, and the future of transporation in Georgia. They have released a short survey to get our opinion on these issues. The Department understands that they have many issues that need to be addressed, and they hope to understand what the public wants through this survey. If you are interested in filling it out, you can click here.



Thursday, July 31st, 2014-Village Parkway Construction

In case you have not driven down Mount Vernon today, traffic is even heavier than normal, especially as you get closer to the Village Parkway construction site. You should expect these delays to continue all through today and tomorrow because the work crews are paving the road these two days. However, once the street is smooth enough, more lanes should open up and it will be slightly easier for us to drive through there. As of right now, the city is hoping for all the construction to be completed by the end of September.



Friday, July 25th, 2014- Highway Construction Update

This weekend workers will begin construction on I-20, both westbound and eastbound, between State Route 5 and Liberty Road. Construction will start at 9:00 PM tonight and will end at 5:00 AM on Monday morning. You should expect heavy traffic between these areas. On Georgia 400 North, one right lane will be closed between Sidney Marcus Blvd. and Lenox Road. Workers will be installing a new unerground cable between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Interstate 285 North, between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road, will have right lanes closed starting tonight at 9:00 PM and going through Monday at 5:00. For more traffic updates and closures click here. Have a great weekend and travel safely!



Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014- Results of the Runoffs

Sheriff: Jeff Mann

U.S. Senate (R): David Perdue

Superintendant (R): Richard Woods

Superintendant (D): Valarie Wilson

Board of Education (District 3): Michael Erwin



Monday, July 21st, 2014-Runoff Elections Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 22nd, is the day to vote in the four runoff elections in Dekalb County. The nonpartisan election for Sheriff is between Vernon Jones and Jeff Mann. For the election of Board of Education for District three, your candidates are Michael Erwin and Atticus LeBlanc. The two Republican votes are for the United States Senate, between Jack Kingston and David Perdue, and for School Superintendant, between Mike Buck and Richard Woods. The Democratic School Superintendent is between Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson. Everyone can vote in the nonpartisan race, however to be eligible for the Republican race you could not have voted in a Democratic primary in May, and vice versa for the Democratic runoff. This runoff will determine who will be on the ballot in November, so it is important to get to your polling places. To find your polling place, or to register to vote click here.


Tuesday, July 15th, 2014-Manget Way Zoning

In the past few months, there have been many debates regarding a new zoning project on Manget Way. The project will place a rehabilitation program for girls with eating disorders in the residential area. The Center for Discovery has already purchased a home on Manget Way where they plan to place the program, and have no plans on selling the property, despite the backlash from the current residents. The residents have filed a law suit and it will soon reach the Supreme Court. To read the most recent developments on this case click here.




Monday, July 14th, 2014-Building Code

The Council for Quality Growth and the City of Dunwoody met to discuss a proposed amendment to a building code regarding construction requirements based on building height. They are debating how the change will affect the economic future of Dunwoody and if it will address the problems that the City is attempting to solve. They have not come to a decision, and will be meeting again after the planning staff makes revises on some of the language of the amendment. To learn more about the issue click here.

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