County by county news for Monday


Hausmann joins criminal justice council

Gov. Nathan Deal has named Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann to the board of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Established in 1981, the council advises the governor on issues affecting the criminal justice system and coordinates criminal justice activities. Hausmann has served on the Fulton County Criminal Justice Review Task Force, the Fulton Education Foundation Board of Directors and other community boards. David Wickert


Fayette chamber launches website

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce launched the Chamber for Good website to let individuals and businesses donate money, time and/or items to nonprofit organizations.

Information: Jill Howard Church for the AJC


Non-emergency police number recommended

Given the spate of Decatur burglaries and robberies during the past few months, police urge residents within city limits that, if using a cell phone to report a crime, a suspicious person or activity, or if followed by another vehicle, call the non-emergency number (404-373-6551) which goes directly to Decatur police.

With the new police station currently under construction, the department's Communications Center (staffed 24 hours) is at 314-C Church St., the entrance to the right of the Big Peach Running Company on East Trinity Place. Bill Banks for the AJC


Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, the Clayton County Board of Health, 1117 Battlecreek Road., Jonesboro, will offer a Breastfeeding 101 class 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and a breastfeeding education session 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The sessions are open to the public. Information: Cheryl Riley at 678-610-7343 or Veronica Fields Johnson


Parkview to host National Night Out

The Parkview Neighborhood will host their annual National Night Out community building campaign from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday8/6 at the Parkview Community Recreational Center, 353 Wilkinson Dr., S.E. Activities include back-to-school giveaways, free hot dogs and beverages, a neighborhood parade and dance party. Local law enforcement, firefighters and county commissioners will be also be in attendance. The event is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and promote police-community partnerships. Information: Shannon at 912-674-1659. Veronica Fields Johnson


Grant to get fire alarms for seniors

Thanks to a $62,520 firefighter assistance grant, about 4,000 smoke detectors will be given to elderly and needy Gwinnett residents this month. Fire safety educators will go door-to-door in high-call volume areas to raise awareness of fire hazards, install smoke alarms and teach residents about fire safety. Gwinnett firefighters respond to about 640 residential fires each year, which have resulted in 12 related deaths in the last two years, according to the county's website. Information: Hannah Morgan