County by county news for Sunday


Queen Mill Road detour begins Monday

Queen Mill Road in Mableton will be closed to through traffic Monday through July 14 between Ivey Road and Queen Meadow Drive for construction of a box culvert, according to Cobb District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid.


Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Norcross planning Life Long Community

Norcross is taking applications for a Life Long Community Board that will explore ways Norcross’ young families, caretakers, active seniors and the elderly can remain healthy and engaged locally, throughout their lifetime. The seven-member LLC Board will recommend choices for housing and transportation, strategies for maintaining health as well as awareness and access to services. Applications:; search “Boards & Authorities.” About LLC concept: under “Aging Resources.” Deadline: June 27. Questions: Tixie Fowler at Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Forsyth sheriff warns of phone scam

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office warns of a phone scam, which may have claimed 50 local victims in a year.

Scammers pose as law officers, saying there’s a warrant for the victims arrest. They tell them to buy a prepaid card to pay the fine and relay the number. The crooks use technology to disguise their numbers as local law enforcement numbers on caller ID. Anyone targeted should hang up and call the agency that the crooks claim to represent. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Dunwoody won’t hike property tax rate

The city of Dunwoody plans to hold property tax rates steady as real estate values have continued to recover.

Property will be taxed at 2.74 mills, the same rate since the city incorporated in 2009.

Dunwoody will hold public meetings at its City Hall on June 9 and June 24 before the City Council votes on a final tax rate June 24. Mark Niesse


Wheelchair tennis tourney June 13-15

The Geranium Festival Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is June 13-15 at Richard Craig Park, McDonough. The event was named the Wheelchair Tournament of the Year in 2011 by the United States Tennis Association Georgia and in 2010 by the USTA Southern Section. It is sponsored by the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department. Information:

Monroe Roark for the AJC


Quilt sale to benefit animal shelter

A quilt sale to benefit the Clayton County Humane Society will take place at 9 a.m. June 7 at the Quilts and Fixins store, 7986 N. Main St., Jonesboro. Proceeds go to the humane society.


Kent A. Miles for the AJC