County by county news for Sunday


Children’s shelter director named

The Gwinnett Children’s Shelter board of directors has named Maureen Kornowa as the organization’s executive director. The shelter provides emergency shelter and other services to more than 6,500 children and 300 families annually. Kornowa previously served as the executive director of North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries, a faith-based charity in Buford. Molly Bloom


Meals-on-a-budget series begins Monday

A free six-week program on preparing healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget will begin 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton..

Information:, Jo Lahmon, or 678-398-5831.Carolyn Cunningham FOR THE ajc


New Woodstock trails to open in early May

A new portion of Woodstock’s trail system will open with a 10 a.m. May 3 ribbon-cutting at Market and Elm streets. The Towne to Creek and Noonday Creek multi-use concrete segments stretch approximately 1.5 miles from downtown to Ga. 92 near I-575, a $1.5 million project. The event will be part of the Woodstock Trailfest, which features a 5K run, music, food and vendors. Mark Woolsey


South DeKalb community group meets

The South DeKalb Improvement Association will hold a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 12 at Berean Community Center, 2440 Young Road, Stone Mountain.

Guests will hear from committee members who will present a slate of projects for approval by the association membership in the priority areas of code compliance and enforcement, economic development, education, housing and safety.

The South DeKalb Improvement Association is a nonprofit organization formed to give community residents a platform to address issues that affect them.

Information: or 770-322-3842. Kent A. Miles for the AJC

Animal welfare group offering summer camp

PAWS Atlanta, a DeKalb County animal welfare group, will host offer summer camps for kids aged 8 to 13 this year, to focus on being responsible pet owners and humane animal treatment.

Each camp will also include several hands-on sessions with animals.

Information: April Hunt


Ex-mayors to face off for board seat

Former Peachtree City mayors Don Haddix and Harold Logsdon have qualified to challenge incumbent Steve Brown — also a former Peachtnree City mayor — in the primary for the District 3 seat on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. Jill Howard Church for the AJC

Lake Peachtree refilling is delayed

Work on Peachtree City’s Lake Peachtree will delay the refilling of the lake. The water level was drawn down in January to allow property owners to do shoreline and dock maintenance. A safety inspection of the spillway that regulates the water level showed a need for repairs, which will take about three weeks. Jill Howard Church