Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Springfield Athletes Shine; Chickens will NOT Roost in Dunwoody

Two of Springfield's very own were recognized this week for their athletic prowess. Hudson Randall, the former Dunwoody High School star pitcher, on Monday was named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the year after throwing 5-scoreless innings in his first collegiate start.

And kudos to fellow Springfield resident Mark Rudder, who was featured this week in The Crier for his 5th place finish at last fall's X-Terra competition in Hawaii. The Maui competition included a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 32-kilometer mountain bike race and a 10-kilometer trail run. Mark did it all in an amazing time of 3:18:31 (that's 3 hours, 18 minute, 31 seconds).

Chickens will NOT Roost in Dunwoody

Just when it appeared that Dunwoody would follow suit with other cities in the northern suburbs of Atlanta and allow residents to keep up to 6 backyard chickens (with numerous restrictions), the Dunwoody City Council, by a 4-3 vote on Monday night, said no. For much more on the vote, read councilman John Heneghan's site at http://www.dunwoodynorth.blogspot.com/ and Rick Callihan's site at http://www.dunwoodytalk.blogspot.com/. This was a non-issue that should never have come before council. I feel bad for the six families that were raising backyard chickens (and quite responsibly, I might add), and now will be forced to give them up. It's not like the chickens were an eyesore or a nuisance (from what I'm hearing, none of their neighbors ever lodged a complain, as a matter of fact most seem disappointed that they will no longer get fresh eggs).

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