County by county news for Sunday


Road closure announced for next week

Century Blvd. NE will be closed to through traffic between Clairmont Road and Interstate 85 beginning 7 a.m. Monday through 7 p.m. Tuesday. Crews will be replacing a 24-inch steel natural gas transmission main.

Road closure signs will be posted in the area advising of construction work and traffic detours. Staff


French students seeking hosts in Atlanta area

Twenty-five French teens from age 14 to 18 are seeking Atlanta-area families to host them from July 9-29. Families will be compensated for room and board by Loisirs Culturels à l’étranger, the Paris-based sponsor. Each student comes with medical insurance and spending money and each has had three to six years of English. No French language skills are needed. Information: Linda Farmer, 770-973-2452 or Also, see Jaime Sarrio


Peachtree City sets rules for graduation banners

Peachtree City is waiving usual signage rules to accommodate graduation announcement displays. Banners may be placed at subdivision entrances through June 12 without permits or fees, provided they do not exceed 35 square feet. Individual signs on residential lots cannot be larger than 16 square feet. Information:

Jill Howard Church for the AJC


Kennesaw to open farmers market

Kennesaw’s farmers market will open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Adams Park soccer field parking lot, 2753 Watts Drive. The market will continue on Tuesdays, rain or shine, through the end of October. Information: Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Forsyth school district conducting survey

Forsyth County Schools officials are asking stakeholders to take an online survey on instructional facilities and financing needs over the next five years. The survey covers classroom construction to reduce trailer use and expanding capacity at elementary, middle and high schools. Deadline is May 13. Information: Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Two meetings set for Ga. 20 improvements

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold two meetings in May seeking public input on proposed improvements to heavily-traveled Ga. 20 between Canton and Cumming. They’re set for 5 - 8 p.m. May 16 at Otwell Middle School, 605 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, and 5-8 p.m. May 21 at Calvary Baptist Church, 137 Hightower Road, Ball Ground. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Berkeley Lake hoping to lower 2014 taxes

Berkeley Lake has studied a proposed 2014 budget reflecting a lower millage rate, Mayor Lois Salter has announced. Despite very little change in property values, the lower millage rate is possible due to recent annexations and careful management of existing revenue. Public hearings to review the proposed budget will be May 16 and May 18 during council meetings at Berkeley Lake City Hall. Karen Huppertz for the AJC