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We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, especially as COVID-19 cases rise again. The pandemic continues to take a toll on local businesses. We talked this week with restaurateurs who are grappling with worker shortages.
Unfortunately, crime remains a big concern, with grim reports in recent days including a body found in Peachtree Creek.
We tuned in today to hear Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ recommendations to combat the violence (a recap is here). And next week, public safety will likely be a top topic at an Atlanta mayoral forum, the first event that will include former Mayor Kasim Reed.
On a lighter note, the Tokyo Olympics kick off July 23. Be on the look out for local competitors, including two St. Pius grads and a Dunwoody native. Have a restful weekend!
Restaurants grapple with worker shortage
If you’ve been to a restaurant or fast food joint lately, you’ve likely noticed “We’re Hiring” signs. That’s because local eateries are struggling to find employees to fill positions after the pandemic shutdown. Read more.
Parents worry new playground not safe for youngsters
Murphey Candler Park parents express concerns that a new playground doesn’t have enough equipment suitable for younger children. Read more.
BeltLine’s Northeast Trail gets new Buckhead route
Railroad company Norfolk Southern’s objections have killed the Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Trail’s proposed route into southern Buckhead. An alternative route is now under review. Read more.
Here are other top stories from the week:
Former Republican state legislator to run for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District
Man found dead of gunshot wound at Cross Creek
Solidarity Sandy Springs opens food pantry in new location
Two St. Pius graduates head to Tokyo Olympics
Citizens Fire Academy starts first classes since pandemic
Planning Commission defers vote on Dunwoody Village rezoning
‘Black Panther’ marks return of Movies by Moonlight to City Springs
Dunwoody theater company receives $10,000 grant