County by county news for Monday


Workers recruited in Griffin Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Griffin Career Center will help a private employment agency, Rock Staffing, fill about 30 jobs with several companies in the Spalding County area 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the career center, 1514 Highway 16 West in Griffin. The company is recruiting automobile mechanics, AutoCAD technicians, assembly line and clerical workers, electricians, general laborers, commercial driver’s license and tanker drivers, press brake operators, and welders. Most of the jobs are temporary, but may lead to permanent employment after three or four months. Information: 770-228-7226.

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Stockbridge High teacher wins award

Stockbridge High School mathematics teacher Mohan Sadhasivan was named an Innovation in Teaching winners. He becomes the second winner from the Henry County School System for the competition hosted by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. He will receive $2,000 and the school will receive a $5,000 grant for implementation of Georgia’s instructional standards.

Georgia Public Broadcasting will also capture video of Sadhasivan teaching and interacting with students in class in addition to featuring an interview related to the featured class lessons.Information:

Monroe Roark for the AJC


Council chamber to get $200K renovation

The Powder Springs City Council voted Monday to pay $214,285 to Lovvorn Construction to repair, renovate and upgrade the Council Chamber in the Community Development building, 4488 Pineview Drive.

The chamber will be made handicap accessible and the audio-visual system will be upgraded. Information:

Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Civil War program coming to library

Gwinnett County Public Library presents an evening with author and UGA history professor John C. Inscoe as part of “Civil War 150,” a national program designed to encourage public exploration of the impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. The program will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Five Forks branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville. Information:

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Reinhardt University sets up scholarship

Reinhardt University in Waleska has established the James M. Boring Jr. and Syble E. Boring Scholarship Endowment following a more-than $200,000 donation from the couple’s trust. The endowment will help needy students with academic records, with priority given to applicants from Whitfield County. Mark Woolsey

Cherokee sheriff’s office seeks Explorers

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is seeking teens ages 14-18 to take part in the department’s Explorer Post designed to train on the missions and objectives of law enforcement, through community service projects, career orientation programs and leadership roles. An open house is 6-8 p.m. today at the Bridge Mill Precinct, 9550 Bells Ferry Road. Information: Mark Woolsey for the AJC