County by county news for Monday


Flag Day and Father’s Day rolled into one

Celebrate Flag Day and Father’s Day at the Fourth Annual Peachtree Corners Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 6075 The Corners Parkway in Peachtree Corners.

The event includes crafts vendors, food, music, children’s activities, a car & bike show, and beer garden.

On Sunday participate in a 5K/ Fun Run race followed by a non-denominational service. Information:

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Paulding forms 2 study committees

Paulding County commissioners held a special called meeting Thursday to organize their Citizen Study Committees for the Airport Authority and the Industrial Building Authority.

However, no comments from the public were allowed.


Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Child sexual abuse to be Tuesday topic

The Douglas County Family Connection Collaborative will present a free program “Prevent Now! Community Awareness Presentation on Child Sexual Abuse” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Youth Villages at Inner Harbour, 4685 Dorsett Shoals Road, Douglasville.

Information:,, 770-942-2391. Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


APS hires 10 new principals

The Atlanta Public Schools board approved the hiring of 10 new principals Monday evening.

The principals will take leadership of their schools July 1:

•Gideons Elementary - Jesse Berger

•North Atlanta High - Curtis Douglass

•Mays High - Richard Fowler

•Grady High - Timothy Guiney

•Sutton Middle - Woodbridge Greene, Jr.

•Carver School of Health Sciences and Research - Marcus Jackson

•Carver School of Technology - Josie Love

•Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research - Shelly Powell

•Crim High - Tyree Simmons

•Brandon Elementary - Kara Stimpson Molly Bloom


Solicitor’s office lauded for food donations

A drive to feed the hungry in Georgia brought in more than 1.1 million pounds of food, with DeKalb Solicitor General Sherry Boston’s office collecting the most pounds of food.

Boston’s office donated the equivalent of 52,595 pounds of food, the highest amount of any legal organization in the state during the third annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Boston said the food will help children physically and intellectually so they can grow up to become productive citizens.

The food collection effort will support the state’s seven food banks.

Joe Habachy, an Atlanta criminal defense and entertainment lawyer who raised more than $3,000, was awarded the Attorney General’s Cup, which is given to the firm or legal organization that collects the most pounds of food per employee, with each dollar raised counting as four pounds of food.

Mark Niesse