Decatur Dispatch East -February 2019

Dunwoody Dispatch Covering Dunwoody East & Surrounding Areas • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 4, No. 2 • FEBRUARY 2019 EAST PRICELESS ISSUE! Morgan Falls Near Dunwoody Site of historic hydroelectric dam at Sandy Springs 30350 has long had many connections with Dunwoody community. The location we call we call Morgan Falls in Sandy Springs has been an area landmark since the time of Native Americans. Wondrous waterfalls perennially cap- ture attention because they are so dramatic. Typically placed by nature where water flows over a marked verti- cal drop, they usually appear in upper courses of rivers. Morgan Falls formed in our part of the Chattahoochee, which winds from its source in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia. It flows southwesterly through the Metro, catching an edge of Dunwoody, and eventually turns due south and heads toward the Gulf. Continued on page 4 Perimeter College Faculty Speak at WWI Symposium at Georgia Tech Lora Mirza and Paul Hudson (left) co-present surprising data as session moderator Dr. John Morrow of UGA looks on. (Photo by Usman Mirza) The years 2017-2018 were stimulating for Hometown News writer Dr. Paul Hudson, Professor of History (Social Sciences Clarkston) and Lora Mirza, Professor Emerita (Library Services Dunwoody), both of Georgia State Uni- versity Perimeter College, who contributed significantly to the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission. In October 2018 Lora and Paul co-presented at an all-day event at Georgia Tech, sponsored by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs of the Ivan Allen College of Lib- eral Arts. Entitled “The United States in World War I: A Symposium Commemorating the Centennial of the Great War,” it was one of the concluding observances in Georgia on the 100-year WW I anniversary, which ended in 2018. Continued on page 7