Friday, May 24, 2013
Parents and students are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
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From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Smyrna-Vinings area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
The Smyrna Police Department held its first ever promotional ceremony Thursday.
Six Smyrna police officers were promoted and recognized at a ceremony held Thursday afternoon at Brawner Hall by the Smyrna Police Department. This was the first promotional ceremony the department has ever held. “It is with my great honor to be able to promote these outstanding officers to their new rank," said Smyrna Police Chief David Lee. "With these new promotions come new responsibilities. This includes becoming change agents for the new direction of the Smyrna Police Department.” Chief Lee and members of the senior command staff presented the 2013 promotions to the following officers: Click here to read more about the officers on the city's website.
Smyrna's jobless rate fell to 7.5 percent in April.
Smyrna's 7.5 percent jobelss rate also was two tenths of a percent lower in April. Out of 29,975 people in the labor pool, 2,244 were unemployed. In April 2012, the unemployment rate was 8.6 perent. Other Cobb County cities had similar reductions. Marietta's unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 7.7 percent. A year ago was a different story with a 9.2 percent jobless rate. Kennesaw had a slight drop of one tenth of a percent, with the April unemployment rate standing at 8.3 percent. The northwest Cobb city had a much worse problem in April 2012, when the unemployment rate was 9.6 percent. If you’re looking for a job in Smyrna-Vinings, click here to check out our jobs page. The Georgia Department of Labor also announced Thursday in a …
This weekend get out the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide in Acworth, free puppy playtime in East Cobb, 'National Lampoon's Vacation' in Marietta, and Memorial Day celebrations around Cobb County.
Smyrna Memorial Day Ceremony, Cookout When: May 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: 20th Century Veterans Memorial, 2800 King St., Smyrna What: The ceremony is a public event and all are invited to attend and participate in this memorial service to honor those who have sacrificed in defense of our nation. Following the ceremony, there will also be a barbecue cookout open to the public held at the Post 160 office located at 160 Legion Drive. Strand Summer Movie Series: 'National Lampoon's Vacation' When: Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N Park Sq NE, Marietta What: Clark Griswold takes family bonding to a new and strange place in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). The first of the National Lampoon's Vacation series, …
Meet the students who were tops in the class of 2013 at Campbell.
The group’s National Council on Thursday reportedly gave the go-ahead to allow openly gay boys into its ranks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
A boy’s sexual orientation may soon be moot when he goes to join one national organization. According to reports Thursday evening, the Boy Scouts of America voted to drop sexual orientation as one component of membership into the youth group. While the organization’s decision paved the way for openly gay boys to become Scouts, the group’s leadership stopped short of allowing gay Scout leaders. Want to blog about this topic? Email Community Editor Jon Gargis at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can become a Local Voices blogger on your hometown Patch. Not all Scout troops may be receptive to the change. In previous discussions over the issue, BSA spokesman Deron Smith said that under the then-proposed change, the BSA would not …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
End of May graduation ceremonies come with parties and celebrations.
The Cobb County School District fared better than the state.
About 76 percent of Cobb County high school students graduate within four years, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released on Tuesday. That's more than six percentage points higher than the state's 2012 graduation rate of 69.72 percent. Pope High School in East Cobb led the district with a graduation rate of 93.79 percent. Walton High School's rate of 93.75 percent wasn't far behind. See how your school fared in the following chart.
Kroger stores throughout the Metro Atlanta Area are collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross.