County by county news for Sunday


Marietta to spend $79,500 to slow down speeders

Marietta will spend $79,500 for 20 radar speed signs in an effort to get drivers to slow down on city streets. Funding for the signs, which reflect an approaching driver’s speed, will come from the 2011 SPLOST.

The city installed four speed signs previously, and Marietta officials say the signs have been effective at reducing speed.

The council is also working on a revision of its speed hump ordinance.

Information: Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Congressman will host town hall

The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association is sponsoring a town hall meeting 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. Seventh District U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall will be the featured speaker. Information: or 404-825-8788. Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Church hosts community job fair

Roswell United Methodist Church is hosting a Job Networking and Mini Job Fair on Monday at 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. The “Mini” Job Fair begins at 7:30 p.m. and the Crossroads Career Workshops will be at 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to develop a professional resume, practice interviewing skills with a job coach, and more. For more information and a list of job fair employers, visit Sandra Marshall Murray


Still time to register for stadium presentation

The Council for Quality Growth, in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons and Georgia World Congress Center Authority, will host a public event discussing the new $1 billion stadium from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdayat the GWCC Sidney Marcus Auditorium. Falcons owner Arthur Blank will be among the speakers. Cost: $30. Register: Katie Leslie


County speeds up license applications

DeKalb County residents wanting to start a home-based business can now submit business license applications and other documents and receive a review and license in the same day.

The new process for an over-the-counter review also eliminates the need for repeat trips to county offices for businesses moving into an existing space of 3,000 square feet with no changes.

These changes and others are projected to cut the time from application to business opening from up to six weeks down to 10 days. April Hunt


Court changes payment deadline

Beginning Aug. 28, all payments due to Peachtree City’s Municipal Court must be received by 1 p.m. the Monday before the court date on the citation. Payments, including those sent online, by mail or in person, can be made in lieu of appearing in court as long as the violation is not listed as “Must Appear.” Information: 770-631-2096. Jill Howard Church for the AJC