County by county news for Monday


Marietta looking to fill firefighter/EMT slots

The Marietta Fire Department, 112 Haynes St., is taking applications through April 1 to fill six firefighter/EMT positions. The department has six stations and 132 uniformed firefighters. Applicants have to be at least 18 years-old, a high school or GED graduate and have a good driving record and ability to meet the demands of the job. Information: Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Duluth selects artist for public art project

Duluth has selected Michael Dillon, from Milton, as the local artist for the Gateway Art Project to design the city’s first piece of public art. The design will be a permanent piece to be installed in the center of the roundabout at the intersections of West Lawrenceville Street, McClure Bridge Road and Irvindale Road. Dillon is the owner of Dillon Forge, an artist/blacksmith studio, and has been creating art for 20 years.

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Youth orchestra seeks donations online

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra was recently selected to participate in Atlanta’s “Power2Give” campaign, a fundraising effort supported by the Arts & Science Council and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs that connects donors to creative projects that inspire them.

The online campaign, which runs through June 3, has a goal of $2,500 to support scholarships. The scholarships will enable ASYO student musicians to participate in summer music training programs, and will help graduating ASYO high school seniors during the first year of their college-level music studies.

Information: Mea Watkins


Emory launches free legal clinic for vets

A new student-founded clinic at Emory University School of Law has begun providing free legal services to Georgia veterans.

The Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans offers free legal assistance for disability benefit claims and appeal hearings.

Students will also work with experienced attorneys on legislation and other initiatives to create an alternative court for state veterans involved in criminal proceedings, the school said. Bill Rankin


Riverdale Community Yard Sale saturday

The 2013 Riverdale Community Yard Sale will be March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverdale Town Center, 7210 Church St. in Riverdale. For details or to participate: call 770 909-5300 or go online to Tammy Joyner


Henry schools get $30k grant

Henry County public schools received $30,000 from Kroger through its 2012-13 Earning Plus Learning Program.

A total of 18 schools shared in the windfall, with individual amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for school-related purchases.

Applicants for the funds had to display – via scrapbooks, videos, photos, essays, or other mediums – examples of diversity, exercise, nutrition, fair play, and helping others as it exists in the school’s daily culture, according to a school system spokesperson.


Monroe Roark for the AJC