Austell seeks to hire two firefighters
Applications are being accepted for two Austell firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-1 positions.
Salary is $34,000 plus, and applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and an EMT-Intermediate certification.
They may apply at Austell City Hall, 2716 Broad St. SW from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays.
Applications also may be downloaded from the city’s website and mailed to: Pat Maxwell, Assistant Fire Chief, City of Austell Fire and Emergency Services, 2716 Broad St. SW, Austell, GA 30106.
Information: austellga.gov, click “Employment,” then “Job Vacancies.” Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC
Deadline Sept. 16 to apply for school panel
The deadline is Sept. 16 for parents, community members and employees to apply to serve on a committee that provides input on the curriculum for Gwinnett County Public Schools. The committee annually reviews the school system’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. The next committee meeting is in February 2014.
After the curriculum review, the committee recommends revisions and additions to CEO and Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the school board.
Committee members serve three-year terms. Applications should be returned to Gale Hey, associate superintendent for Teaching and Learning at the Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Rd., NW, Suwanee, 30024. Applications at www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us. Nancy Badertscher
Holly Springs to vote on gun proposal
The mayor of Holly Springs says he plans a City Council vote on guns in August. Mayor Tim Downing says the proposal would show support for the Second Amendment and encourage residents to own guns. It would not, however, put a law on the books requiring gun ownership, as councils in nearby Kennesaw and Nelson have done. Mark Woolsey for the AJC
Meadows to head school safety unit
Atlanta Public Schools’ reconfigured public safety unit, which will use more full-time police officers to patrol schools, will be led by Atlanta Police Department Maj. Keith Meadows.
Meadows, a former commander of the Major Crimes Section, will head the School Detectives Section after spending the last year and half in charge of east Atlanta’s Zone 6 precinct.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said that having sustained, full-time officers in every middle and high school will provide a safe learning environment. Mark Niesse
Decatur to move toward streetscape
Earlier this week Decatur commissioners approved an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to begin right-of-way acquisitions, the first step toward dramatic streetscape improvements on North McDonough Street, from Trinity Place to Howard Avenue. Eventually North McDonough will be cut from four to two lanes traffic, with street parking on both sides, sidewalks on either side and a two-way bicycle track on the west side. But acquisitions could take 8 to 12 months and actual construction may still be three years away. Bill Banks for the AJC