County by County news for Saturday


Kennesaw road to close today for school events

Drivers should steer clear of George Busbee Parkway in front of Kennesaw State University’s stadium Saturday. The road will close between Busbee Drive and Big Shanty Road from 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday for school homecoming events including a street festival and concert. Big Shanty Road will not close. Tucker McQueen


Neighborhoods join social networking site

Sixteen Chamblee neighborhoods have joined Nextdoor, the private social networking site used by residents to exchange local information, including suspicious activity. Police can use the site for crime updates and to strengthen neighborhood watch efforts.

Residents across the U.S. have turned to the free site to organize neighborhood events, find resources such as doctors or babysitters, locate lost pets and sell unwanted items. Information: Adrianne Murchison for the AJC


Recycling center closed today

Peachtree City’s Recycling Center off Rockaway Road and Ga. Hwy. 74 South will be closed today because of the air show at Falcon Field. The adjacent Meade Field and the Peachtree City Athletic Complex will also be closed today until the air show ends Sunday afternoon. Jill Howard Church


Berkeley Lake recycling event marks Earth Day

Berkeley Lake will celebrate Fall Earth Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today with a citywide garage sale and recycling event. Residents with identification may take advantage of secure paper shredding, disposal of yard waste and large household items such as desks, mattresses and box springs, as well as scrap metal, appliances, lawnmowers, grills, car and truck batteries, and other metal items.

The event also will be accepting used cell phones, computers, cabling and other electronics as well as wheel chairs, walkers, shower chairs and other small durable medical equipment and technology items. Donation receipts provided.

A $5 recycling charge applies for each CRT monitor. Items not accepted: construction debris, wet paints, entire trees, televisions, microwave ovens. Karen Huppertz for the AJC

Gov. Deal to speak at Rock’n Ribville festival

Governor Nathan Deal will address the community at the 7th annual Rock’n Ribville BBQ festival at 5:30 p.m. today followed by a live concert by the Georgia Satellites at the Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie Street.

Rock’n Ribville, which opens at noon, will host a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, food, beverages, arts, crafts and kids activities all in celebration of Georgia’s fastest growing four-year institution, Georgia Gwinnett College. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Lawrenceville Police Benevolence Fund. Karen Huppertz for the AJC