County by county news for Monday


Ethics board dismisses complaint against Lee

The Cobb Board of Ethics dismissed a complaint Tuesday against Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee alleging he violated the open meeting laws in a deal with the Atlanta Braves to move the stadium to Cobb.

Marietta attorney Gary Pelphrey,who filed the complaint, charged Lee with eight ethics violations.

The board dismissed a second complaint in April against Lee and Commissioners Bob Ott, Helen Goreham and Jo Ann Birrell concerning the Braves deal. Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Berkeley Lake seeks residents’ input on plan

Berkeley Lake will host an open house to discuss the city’s comprehensive plan process from 6 to 8 p.m. June 30 at City Hall, 4040 S. Berkeley Lake Road. Residents are invited to provide input at this meeting. Questions: Jared Lombard at

Karen Huppertz for the AJC

Technology forum to discuss IT

Partnership Gwinnett will hosts a second Technology Forum series 7:30 to 9 a.m.Tuesday at Gwinnett Tech’s Cisco Auditorium, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.

The forum will discuss the consumerization of IT, a term used to describe how consumer oriented technology is influencing employee demand and use of technology in business. With the proliferation of personal devices entering the workplace, a trend known as Bring Your Own Device, organizations struggle with management and control of the devices, and how to balance workforce productivity with security policies to ensure sensitive data is protected. Panelists for the event include representatives from Cisco, NCR, Time Warner and Gwinnett County Public Schools.


Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Black Republican group swears in officers

The Cherokee County Black Republican Council will swear in its first-ever slate of officers elected last month at 7 p.m. Thursday at Williamson Brothers Barbecue, 1600 Marietta Highway, Canton. Officers: Corey Branning, chair; Ernest Jones, first vice-chair; Yvette Pegues, treasurer, and Eric Johnson; secretary.

Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Outdoor Shabbat event at Marcus center

“Dive Into Shabbat,” an outdoor Shabbat celebration and pool party, will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Free. Bring picnic dishes or buy kosher food on site. In case of inclement weather, call 678-812-4011. Information: or 678-812-4161. Kent A. Miles for the AJC


ADA public meeting on June 30

Paulding County commissioners invite public comments on providing equal access for all, especially the disabled, to the county’s facilities and programs at 6 p.m. June 30 at the Watson Government Complex, Administration Building, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas.

Questions, comments: Interim Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator Chuck Rann at 678-224-4390 or


Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC