As a new media internet aficionado (i.e. dork), I get much of my news from various internet news sources, yet I am traditional enough to read the AJC every morning on the Marta train to work and read the Dunwoody Crier, cover to cover on Tuesday afternoons when it hits my driveway.
The Crier has recently started to update their website as stories happen and I wanted to publicly thank them for doing so. A couple of weeks ago a story was published well before the print edition and it received numerous comments to their site regarding the story. Today's online edition already has two stories that aren't in this week's print edition and I wanted to make sure that people knew of their availability.
Transfer of Property passes the Senate
The first one is that Senate Bill 58 offered by Dan Weber which would transfer all current county parks to the City of Dunwoody at a reasonable cost and would also force the county to provide the city the $7,000,000 balance of the parks bond referendum, passed the Senate on Tuesday. The full story is available at the Dunwoody Crier.
City Employees victims of crime at Council Meeting.
The second story found on the web but not yet in print is regarding an event that happened late Monday evening. The City Council met in executive session late into the evening and when we departed the cars of the City Manager and the City Clerk had their car windows smashed out and vehicles rummaged through. The entire council was assisting with the clean up, taping up the windows and filling out police reports with a DeKalb Officer (fast response, in case you were wondering) when the Sandy Springs police called to inform us that the suspects were already apprehended. The Crier already has a nice story and the Sandy Springs Neighborhood Watch bulletin is also available here.
Dunwoody's First Lawsuit - Billboards
Since I don't want to dare spread privileged information regarding lawsuits involving the city, Cathy Cobbs of the Crier covered a story that I will usually shy away from and figured that I should at least mention it here as well.
The city of Dunwoody has its first lawsuit. Covenant Media of Georgia has filed a civil action in DeKalb County Superior Court against the city, its development director and a DeKalb County official, claiming that the sign moratorium put into place by the city on December 15 is unconstitutional, and in essence, that Covenant got the run-around when trying to file applications for nine billboards within the city limits.