Don’t forget that new Cobb School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa will be the guest speaker at Thursday’s Cobb-Marietta Retired Educators Association’s meeting at the Freeman Poole Multipurpose Center.
The center is located at 4025 South Hurt Road and the meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Email email@example.com to make a reservation.
In more school news, the Cobb Board of Education endorsed Chairwoman Alison Bartlett’s reapportionment map Wednesday morning and rejected board member David Banks’ alternative. Smyrna-Vinings Patch will have a full report today on the board’s shorter-than-normal work session.
While the school board was meeting, Gov. Nathan Deal issued a proclamation calling the General Assembly into session Monday at 10 a.m. for a special redistricting session that will cover congressional and legislative districts but not local governments and school districts. Also on the special session’s agenda are the governor’s freeze on the state gas tax and a possible move of next year’s regional transportation SPLOST referendum to November.
The governor will visit Marietta for a big economic development announcement at 10 a.m. today. A bioscience company is coming to a site just inside the city limits from East Cobb. The Atlanta Business Chronicle identifies that company as Osmotica Pharmaceutical and says the operation could create nearly 160 jobs in Cobb County. Marietta Patch will be covering the announcement.
Locally, is offering a free audiology screening Thursday at 9 a.m. at the hospital. Hearing tests will include a pure tone audiometrics screening by licensed audiologist Dr. Kathy J. Colapinto CCC-A, FAAA. For more information, call 770-319-2025 or log on to www.emoryadventist.org.
And keeping it free, there’s no admission for tonight’s "Family Fun & Fitness" event at at 666 Smyrna Hill Dr. in Smyrna. In conjunction with Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program, Sparkles wants to help fight child obesity and will allow children with adults free admission tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See here for further details.