County by county news for Sunday


Hyundai Dymos recruiting for 80 jobs

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Hyundai Dymos fill more than 80 production jobs for a manufacturing facility under construction in West Point. Recruitment will be held noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 in the Callaway Conference Center at West Georgia Technical College, 220 Fort Drive in LaGrange. The plant, set to open in August, will produce automobile seats for KIA. The company is recruiting production and assembly associates, maintenance technicians, and quality associates, along with shipping, receiving, and logistics associates. Information: GDOL’s LaGrange Career Center at 706-845-4000.

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Powder Springs ZIP code changes Tuesday

Nearly 700 Cobb County residents with a Hiram zip code of 30141 in Paulding County will have their ZIP code changed back to the 30127 of Powder Springs.

The change was delayed by a year due to sequestration, affecting the consolidation of certain post offices.

Powder Springs resident and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official Johnnie Purify was the community leader behind the ZIP code appeal since April 2011. Information:, page 11.

Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Grayson public hearings on millage

Grayson will hold two public hearings to discuss the city’s millage rate at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 475 Grayson Highway. The City Council will vote to adopt the new millage rate at 6 p.m. Monday, July 7. Information: 770-963-8017 or

Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Sandy Springs to hold tax hearings

Sandy Springs officials will hold the first of three public hearings on the city’s proposed fiscal 2015 millage rate 6 p.m. July 15 at the City Hall council chambers, 7840 Roswell Road. The city’s $200 million 2015 budget requires an unchanged millage rate of 4.73, but officials say the rate will reflect as slightly more than 1 percent higher than the rollback, or revenue-neutral tax rate, due to a jump in property values. Hearings are set for 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Early voting for runoff

Early voting in DeKalb County for the July 22 runoff begins at 8 a.m. Monday at the voter registration and elections office, 4380 Memorial Drive.

Early voting and absentee mail voting ends on July 18. There will be no satellite voting locations for the runoff.


Kent A. Miles for the AJC


Northside utility signs solar power deal

Sawnee EMC will be sending sun-generated electricity to about 140,000 of its members beginning next year. The utility says it’ signed a power purchase agreement with the owner of a 20 megawatt solar power project in Jeff Davis County. The deal means that Sawnee will buy 50 percent of the electricity produced at the site. Cumming-based Sawnee serves nearly 160 thousand accounts in seven north Georgia counties. Mark Woolsey for the AJC