County by county news for Sunday


Free tax prep assistance for senior citizens

Fulton County seniors may receive free 2012 tax preparation assistance daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. now through Friday, April 5 at the Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. The service, provided through the AARP, is available by appointment only. Information: Sonia Foster at 404-523-3353.

Veronica Fields Johnson


Leaders to take ‘Show on the Road’

As part of his first 90 days in office, commission chairman Jeff Turner is instituting quarterly community forums called “Show on the Road” to let people know what county leaders are doing and to give feedback. Turner, new commissioner Shana Rooks and heads of each county department will attend. They will provide updates on projects, new initiatives, services and other issues. The first meeting ie 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro.

Information: 770 477-3208. Tammy Joyner


Pipeline focus on meeting Wednesday

A community group in north central DeKalb County will host a resident meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Road to discuss a proposed gas pipeline and regulator in their area.

The Clairmont Community Alliance want to discuss a proposed Atlanta Gas Light pipeline through their neighborhoods, especially in light of a recent gas leak. April Hunt


Marble industry exhibition offered

A marble industry exhibition will be featured at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor’s Center through May 15. “Carved in Stone: The Marble Industry in North Georgia” will feature photographs, documents, and artifacts from the Cherokee County Historical Society’s collection, tools, carved marble pieces and a special profile on the prominent marble sculptor, James K. Watt. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 100 North St., Suite 140, Canton. Free.

Information: 770-345-3288, or Mea Watkins


Peachtree City allows anonymous crime tips

The Peachtree City Police Department is now letting residents submit anonymous crime tips by text message or online.

The TipSubmit app can be used to send photographs, videos and other information about crimes, missing children and other situations.

Text “PTCTIPS” plus the information to 274367 (CRIMES) or use the Crime Tips link at

The department also has a Facebook page with a tips link.

Jill Howard Church for the AJC


Lilburn police to offer gun safety seminar

The Lilburn Police Department will host a Firearm Safety Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with location to be announced. Topics will include gun safety, gun laws, home defense weapons and alternative weapons information. Citizens need not bring anything to the class. Gun locks will be provided free of charge to attendees. Register by emailing Training Coordinator Sgt. Tim Allen at Karen Huppertz for the AJC