County by county news for Sunday


Cobb to hold MLK Day events

Cobb County and the Cobb branch of the NAACP will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a program 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway. The Cobb SCLC annual parade will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday on Fairground Street, starting at the Lockheed Credit Union. The parade will travel north to Roswell Street and west to the Marietta Square for a ceremony.

Contact Cobb NAACP: 770-425-5757 or Cobb SCLC: 770-876-2070. Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Tree recycling event still needs help

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful reminds residents to take Christmas trees to fire stations through Friday. Decorations, lights and tree stands should be removed. Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at Bethesda Park, Lawrenceville . Information: Karen Huppertz for the AJC

Snellville to host Entrepreneur Summit

Snellville hosts a 2014 Entrepreneur Summit 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Snellville City Hall, 2432 Oak Road. Benny StaRomana, of the UGA Small Business Development Council will share information about planning your work through the concepts of a business plan or business canvas.

Registration: $10.

Information: or 770-985-3502. Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Registration set for charity run

Registration is underway for the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency’s eighth annual Guns and Hoses 5K and Fun Run, 8 a.m. Feb. 15 at Hobgood Park, 6688 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock.

A portion of entry fees will go to charities designated by the sheriff’s and fire and emergency services departments.

Registration/more  Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Housing and Human Services offers grants

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department’s Office of Grants and Community Partnerships is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Human Services Grants and FRESH Grants.

Nonprofit organizations that provide services in the county are eligible to apply online. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Feb. 21. In 2013, a total of $5.4 million in grants were awarded to 129 programs.

Information:  Kent A. Miles for the AJC


Public Works building nearly finished

New furniture and technology equipment gets moved in this week to Decatur’s revamped Public Works facility, a roughly $6.8 million renovation and new construction more than doubling the old space from 15,000 square feet to 36,000.

The division of Design, Environment & Construction is scheduled to move in Jan. 21, while the remaining departments – Schools Facility Maintenance, Public Works, Streets and Drains, Solid Wastes and Motor Maintenance – should be in by Feb. 1. Bill Banks for the AJC