County by county news for Sunday


Austell examines code enforcement

Austell City Council members will hold a specially called committee meeting on Wednesday to discuss possible changes in code enforcement laws. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the office of Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins at the Austell Threadmill Complex, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 137. Councilwoman Suzanne Thomason called the meeting of the Community Development Committee of which she serves as chairwoman.



Jehovah's Witnesses meet this month

More than 9,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will meet in Gwinnett during the three-day district convention beginning Friday at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. Subsequent conventions will be held July 20 through July 22; Aug. 17 through Aug. 19; and Aug. 24 through Aug. 26.

The theme will be "Safeguard Your Heart" and will highlight biblical references to the heart. The program will encourage self-scrutiny and reflection. The district includes North Georgia and parts of North and South Carolina. Admission is free. The district conventions are supported entirely by voluntary donations. Shelia Poole

Tips and tools for the teenage job search

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is sponsoring a workshop for teenage job seekers in grades 6 to 12, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through July 13 at Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Cost is $3 for registered Girl Scouts; $15 for non-registered Scouts. Information: or 770-702-9119. Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Parks department to sponsor volleyball camp

Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring a volleyball camp for students in grades 3-8 this fall. Campers will focus on techniques, coordination development activities and team concepts. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 23-27 at Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell Street. Cost is $150 for Alpharetta residents and $225 for all others. Kathryn Houghton Ely, varsity volleyball coach for Alpharetta High School, will be the instructor.

Register online at or at the Community Center.

Information: 678-297-6100 or

Patrick Fox


Nonprofit to host recycling event

Jewish Family & Career Services in Atlanta, A to Z Information Services and ePlanet-eWaste are collecting computers, printers, cell phones and a range of other old electronics on July 15,. Recyclables can be dropped off at 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. A donation of $5 per car or truckload to benefit JF&CS is requested. A $10 fee per television is required. Information:

Kenneth Musisi


New website offers guide to Doraville

A new website is up and running to help direct people to Doraville's array of ethnic eateries and shops. The site,, also includes real estate sales as well as maps to schools, parks, shopping and hotels in the small city.

April Hunt