County by county news for Sunday


Education candidate forum Wednesday

The League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Atlanta Alumnae and Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapters will host a community forum featuring candidates for the Atlanta Board of Education’s At-Large Seats 6:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 MLK Jr. Dr. Cathy Richards, president of the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, will moderate. Information: Veronica Fields Johnson


Seniors are scholarship semifinalists

Ninety-four Fulton County high school seniors will continue in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The program selected students with outstanding scores on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

To move to the finalist round, students must show high academic performance and SAT scores as well as recommendations from their school’s leadership. Karishma Mehrotra


Restroom, concession builders sought

Powder Springs officials will hold a pre-proposal meeting for contractors interested in building the Linear Park restroom/concession building at 10 a.m. Monday at the project site in the park’s parking lot at Richard D. Sailors Parkway and Villa Springs Circle at the Silver Comet Trail. Information: or Croy Engineering LLC, the city’s program manager, at 770-971-5407 or Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Higher water, sewer rates for Canton

Canton residents and businesses will pay higher water and sewer rates beginning Oct. 1. The 4.5 percent hike is part of the fiscal 2014 budget approved early this month.

City Manager Scott Wood said a typical homeowner will pay about $3.00 more monthly. Wood said a major impetus for the hike is the need to modernize and upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Information: Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Forsyth jail, courthouse construction on Web

Forsyth County residents can monitor construction of the new courthouse and jail in downtown Cumming via time-lapse videos of the construction at

Videos will be updated weekly. Completion of the $100 million project is set for December 2014. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Sheriff Hill to speak at ‘Leader Night’

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill will be the featured speaker at the “Meet Your Leader Night” Monday at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, 6549 Highway 85 in Riverdale.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the question and answer session is 7 to 8 p.m. Phone: 770 991-9498. Tammy Joyner


Former architecture juror to speak at Tech

Azim Nanji, a former member of the group that selects winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will discuss the award at Georgia Tech’s architecture school at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 28. Information: Ty Tagami

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