Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don't miss this year's Keep Smyrna Beautiful Garden Tour.
Enjoy food and live music today while touring beautiful community gardens around Smyrna. Keep Smyrna Beautiful is holding its Garden tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the Taylor-Brawner House located at 3180 Atlanta Road. Residents have the opportunity to tour 5 distinct private gardens in the Smyrna community, including the gardens at King Springs Elementary and the Tea Room at the Taylor-Brawner House. There will also be delicious food, live music and a plant sale. All proceeds will go to planting trees at Brawner park and other public lands in the community.
The $856.3 million budget approved Thursday includes 5 furlough days and 182 teacher cuts through attrition.
The Cobb Board of Education on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2014 budget that includes five furlough days for teachers and staff, a reduction of 182 teaching positions through attrition, a half-year step increase for employees and taking $41 million from reserves to reach a balance. After the board voted down three other budget proposals -- including an amended version of the tentative budget with a full-year step increase for Cobb County School District employees -- it went back to something it could pass. The $856.3 million budget, which takes effect July 1, is similar to the package that the board tentatively approved on April 29 and that closes a deficit of $86.4 million. Voting in favor the budget were board chairman Randy Scamihorn…
The workshop is geared toward first-time homebuyers in Cobb County.
If you are considering purchasing your first home, the Cobb County Cooperative Extension is hosting a free homebuyer workshop today. The free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cobb County Extension Office, 678 South Cobb Dr., Marietta. Participants will learn about budgeting, credit repair, down payment assistance, the loan process, insurance, inspecting the home, and the day of closing. Call 800-251-2227 for more information.
There are an estimated 15 million Americans with food allergies, and almost 8% of U.S. children are affected by this potentially deadly disease—that’s about two per classroom.
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Come watch as the Blue team takes on the White team in this year's intersquad match-up.
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. In the county next door, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news: What is Relay For Life? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from @PauldingRelay and @CobbRelay. We’ll also be following the tweets that you make from the …
Relay For Life of Cobb County gets under way today at Jim Miller Park in Marietta and will run until Saturday morning.
Nearly 2,800 people are set to gather in Jim Miller Park tonight to honor cancer victims and survivors and to raise awareness and money for a cure for the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. Set to take part in the event are 170 teams of volunteers from local groups and organizations, schools, churches and businesses. Many of those teams will continue to fundraise at tonight’s event, which is open to the public, but as of Thursday night, they had already raised nearly $463,000, according to the American Cancer Society's event website. Related news: How Can Relay for Life Teams Use Patch? For those attending Relay For Life of Cobb County, we’ll be watching your tweets from the event. Return here to West Cobb Patch…
The husband is wanted in connection with the alleged incident.
When Derrell Lamar King was prohibited from taking his 5-month-old daughter, tensions escalated Friday inside a Powder Springs home. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, the Smyrna man went to his wife's home in the 2400 block of Chauncey Lane just after 7 p.m. May 10. When he attempted to take their daughter, his wife "did not allow a transfer of custody based on her husband's history of abuse," a Cobb police officer wrote in the warrant. King allegedly punched and kicked his wife, who was taken to a local hospital with multiple bruises to her arms. King faces a charge of battery, a misdemeanor offense.
This weekend get out to the Cobb County Animal Control's Spring Adopt-a-Thon, historic sites in South Cobb, Smyrna and Vinings, "Legally Blonde the Musical" on Marietta Square and the Georgia U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant in Kennesaw.
Shoupade Park Tours When: Saturday, May 18 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Where: Shoupade Park, 4770 Oakdale Rd., Smyrna What: In conjunction with the Cobb Coalition for Historic Preservation's Historic Site Open House celebration, Michael Shaffer, assistant director of Kennesaw State University's Civil War Center, will lead tours of the shoupades located in Shoupade Park. Additional sites open to the public include: Smyrna Memorial Cemetery, Smyrna Museum, First Baptist Church Rock Chapel, Gautschy House (Honeybee Store), Williams Park Neighborhood Tours, Shoupade Park, Historic Mable House, Concord Covered Bridge Historic District: Covered Bridge, Ruff's Mill, the Miller's House and Rock House, Seven Springs …