County by county news for Sunday


Fulton waives adoption fees for cats

Fulton County Animal Services is waiving its adoption fee on cats to free up space in a shelter overrun with them.

The county has room for 90 cats at a time but currently has 175. It’s waiving the adoption fee for all cats and kittens through Saturday to save as many lives as possible.

Adopters will be screened to ensure animals are placed in good homes. At no cost, the cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and have all vaccinations. To view cats available for adoption, visit David Wickert


Forsyth approves alcohol ordinance

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved anumber of changes in its alcohol ordinance Thursday.

Among the changes: setting up fees for alcohol sales IDs and appeals, reducing fees for wholesalers, changing the procedure under which alcohol licensees post signs notifying the public of suspensions and having staff, not commissioners, hear employee violation cases. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Clarkston police to hold Night Out

The Clarkston Police Department is hosting a celebration of the 30th annual “national night out” on Tuesday.

The event will include free food, kids’ activities, public safety vehicle displays and a school supply giveaway.

It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Milam Park, 3867 Norman Road. Nancy Badertscher


Fayette sets SPLOST stormwater timetable

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners has set a schedule for finalizing the Core Infrastructure SPLOST to finance stormwater system repairs.

A list of 181 proposed projects is available at and at the libraries and city halls in Fayetteville, Peachtree City and Tyrone.

Residents can send comments to

A final public hearing will be held at the BOC meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in Fayetteville. Jill Howard Church for the AJC


SBDC offers business plan classes

The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center is offering a class on “Writing a Living Business Plan” 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 in room G127 on the first floor of the Clayton State Arts & Sciences Building.

Among the topics: goal-setting, calculating profit and loss, finding sources and determining capital costs. Cost: $69 a person.

Information: or 678-466-5100. Tammy Joyner


Library to hold parenting classes

Cobb youth services librarian Julienne Marks will lead a six-week workshop starting Monday on how children can live together peacefully, based on the book “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

The workshop will be held Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton. The workshop is for adults only and registration is required.

Information: 678-398-5828. Jaime Sarrio