County by county news for Monday


Mableton zoning committee meets

The Mableton Improvement Coalition’s Zoning Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vinings Lake Church, 75 Cooper Lake Road. All are invited who are interested in zoning all over Mableton, not only in their neighborhoods.

Consultations on specific cases are welcome with civil engineers, landscape architects or professional or urban planners.Information: or Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Woodstock to gain performance facility

An additional public performance facility is in the works for downtown Woodstock. The Community Stage will be located on the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village green, adjacent to Market Street and the Town to Creek Trail. Construction starts this week and should finish in May. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Potential code changes will be hearing topic

The Forsyth County Planning Commission holds a hearing for a possible change to the Unified Development Code 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 E. Main St., Cumming.

The change would allow protection of a property owner's non-conforming status when a lot is reduced by being condemned or sold, or dedicated to an entity with the power of condemnation. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Golf tourney for suicide prevention awareness

The eighth annual Drake Davis Foundation Golf Tournament will be held May 9 at the Chapel Hills Golf Course, 3300 Golf Ridge Blvd., Douglasville.

Registration: $150, individual; $600, foursome. Proceeds go to foundation outreach programs to raise awareness of suicide prevention among teenagers. The foundation has awarded over 50 scholarships to high school seniors since 2006.

Information: Kent A. Miles for the AJC


Rockdale schools awarded grants

Rockdale Career Academy, Honey Creek Elementary School and Conyers Middle School were selected to receive a total of $13,500 in education grants from Dart Container Corp.

Dart Container, a manufacturer of foam cups and containers, awarded the grants through its charitable arm. The Dart Foundation grants promote educational efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Rockdale Career Academy and Honey Creek Elementary will each receive a $5,000 grant. Honey Creek plans to use the money for its Bee Builders Project, while Rockdale Career Academy will dedicate its funds to the Arduino Weather Station Collaborative.

Conyers Middle School will get $3,500 to fund its Technology in the Classroom initiative. Kent A. Miles for the AJC


Billing offices temporarily relocated

DeKalb County is temporarily moving the office that handles water and sewer building due to demolition work being done in downtown Decatur.

Those wishing to pay their bills or set up new service in person should now report to the 3rd floor of the Maloof administrative building, next door to the annex that had
provided those services. Information/questions: 404-378-4475. April Hunt