County by county news for Monday


Powder Springs wards ready for comment

Powder Springs residents may review, copy and submit comments about the city’s submission to the U.S. Justice Department of its proposed line changes for three City Council wards. Through Georgia House Bill 633, the plan seeks to equalize the population numbers among the city’s wards based upon the 2010 U.S. Census in advance of the Nov. 5 elections. The plan is available in the office of City Clerk Dawn Davis, Powder Springs City Hall, 4484 Marietta St.

Information: City Hall, 770-943-1666. Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Norcross planningto install sidewalks

Thanks to a Gwinnett County Community Development Block Grant, Norcross is planning to install about a mile of 5-foot-wide sidewalks along Mitchell Road from Brook Hollow Parkway to Norcross Cooperative Ministry, 2275 Mitchell Road. The sidewalks supplement recent landscaping of the intersection of Mitchell and Brook Hollow by the city and the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District. Information: 770-448-2122.

Michael Alpert for the AJC

Drug disposal box in police department

Lilburn has installed a white drug disposal box at its police headquarters lobby, 76 Main St., for disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Welcome items include pills, ointments, lotions, autoinjectors, inhalers and veterinary medications. Prohibited items include needles, biohazardous materials and illegal drugs.

Information: 770-921-2210. Michael Alpert for the AJC


Waleska revises beer and wine ordinance

The Waleska City Council Monday night approved an ordinance allowing beer and wine sales in restaurants for the first time. Mayor Doris Jones said the original proposal passed earlier this year needed language to specify that beer and wine can’t be served outside of the building, and cleans up verbiage in the original ordinance. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Donations sought for DeKalb firefighter

Donations are being sought to help with the medical bills of DeKalb County firefighter Nate Leota, who was instrumental in securing new safety gear for the department last year.

DeKalb Professional Firefighters #1492, the union Leota heads, partnered with the Atlanta Professional Firefighters #134 to raise $7,000 to help offset his expenses.

Additional donations can be given at by searching for Leota’s name under the Find tab. April Hunt


Fulton seeks commenton program changes

Fulton County wants public input on changes to its 2010-14 consolidated plan and neighborhood stabilization program. The changes affect housing rehabilitation, emergency shelter and other programs. Copies available at and county facilities. Comments due by 5 p.m. June 13 can be emailed to or mailed to: Fulton County Housing and Human Services, Housing and Community Development Division, Attn: Deborah Porcher, 137 Peachtree St. SW, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303. Information: 404-612-8067. David Wickert