County by county news for Sunday


Fulton nonprofits can apply for county grants

Fulton County is taking applications for 2013-14 Human Services and Fulton Roundtable Expanded Service Headquarters, or FRESH, grants. Fulton nonprofits that provide aging, disability, employment, homelessness, housing, HIV/AIDS and youth and family services can apply online at The deadline is 3 p.m. Feb. 22.

The funds come from Housing and Human Services’ budget. Last year, 117 programs received a total of $4 million. Information: 404-613-7944 or

Johnny Edwards

Sheriff’s office receives safety grant

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has received a $27,900 grant for its Pedestrian Safety Program from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach unit will teach the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Children Pedestrian safety curriculum to elementary school-aged children in Fulton County. Information: Miss Baker, 404-612-9240.

Kenneth Musisi


Powder Springs approves two contracts

Powder Springs City Council members unanimously approved two road-related contracts Monday.

Baldwin Paving Co., Inc. was awarded $34,908 for asphalt paving in the Sweetwater Landing subdivision for city-dedicated streets.

Atkins North America, Inc. was hired for $6,345 to survey the water and sewer infrastructure of Lewis Road from Marietta Street to U.S. 278.

“Some pipes are asbestos lines, which would be a problem,” Mayor Patricia Vaughn said during the City Council’s agenda meeting Monday.

Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC

Chairman Lee to give county address

Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee will give the state of the county address 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Registration: $40, members; $60, non-members. The speech will be broadcast on Government Access Channel TV23 and available online. Information

Jaime Sarrio


Fire chief joins state board

Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman was sworn in this week as a member of the Georgia Board of Public Safety by Governor Nathan Deal.

Bowman, chief of the department since 2003, was appointed to a three-year term in November.

Among other duties, the board provides oversight of the GBI, The Georgia State Patrol and the state public safety training center.

Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Commission installs new leaders

Henry County commissioners, led by newly installed chairman Tommy Smith, outlined its new organizational structure.

Commissioner Reid Bowman is the new vice chair. Shay Mathis was re-appointed county clerk.

Appointments also were made to the recreation board, the county water and sewerage authority, zoning advisory board, development authority, library board and the Council on Aging.

Tammy Joyner