County by county news for Monday


Marietta cancels Milo’s business license

Marietta has cancelled the business license of Milo’s Bar and Grill, 11 Garrison Road, after 49 incidents there in three years. That number includes 14 acts of violence including the murder of Tekilum Terrell on April 7, 2013 and a gun battle in the parking lot two weeks ago. A notice was sent to Quantria Barnes, the most recent business license owner, to close the bar by midnight March 31. Tucker McQueen for the AJC

School boardmember to resign

Marietta City school board member Brett Bittner will resign April 30 after accepting a marketing job in Indianapolis. Bittner was elected to the Ward 1 post in a special election in 2012 and reelected to a four-year term that started in January. The Cobb Board of Elections will hold a special election, probably in November, to fill his post.Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Suwanee Day to become two-day event

After 30 years, Suwanee Day is being rebranded as Suwanee Fest and will be celebrated Sept. 20 and 21 at Town Center Park. Applications are now being accepted for exhibitors, who will be selected through a jury process. Food vendors and entertainment applications also being accepted. Guidelines and applications: Deadline: June 1. Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Greenstock day planned in Woodstock

Woodstock will hold Greenstock Day, 9 a.m.-2 April 19, at the Park At City Center, Main Street and Arnold Mill Road. Bring in old computers, monitors, televisions and other electronics for recycling 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Document destruction and battery recycling will also be offered. There will be a charge for recycling some items.

An Earth Day festival is 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. with live music, food, games and kids activities.

Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Wanted: leader for school district

DeKalb County School District will initiate a superintendent search in late spring.

DeKalb’s superintendent, Michael Thurmond, has said he does not want to remain in his job after his contract expires in June 2015. Ty Tagami


Council to consider fire services fee request

The East Point City Council on Monday will consider a recommendation from the fire department to expand the fee schedule for providing certain emergency and non-emergency response services.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Station Council Chambers, 1526 E. Forrest Ave., Suite 400, East Point.


Kent A. Miles for the AJC


Peachtree Cityseeks input for signs

Following a city council discussion about what to do about deteriorating subdivision entrance signs, Peachtree City’s administration is asking for public input. At issue is who should pay to repair or replace nearly 200 signs and whether to set price limits and/or standardize sign materials.

An online survey is at

Jill Howard Church for the AJC