Sunday, May 19, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Blu Greek Taverna, Donny's Home Cooking, Shillings On The Square, Stilesboro Biscuits, Taqueria Morelos and more.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
Check out these homes for sale in and around Smyrna-Vinings.
See the photos above for this week's featured homes, then click an address below for a direct link to complete information from AOL Real Estate or the broker. Here are some homes near Smyrna-Vinings that are holding open houses:
Parents and students are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
Post pictures by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Don't forget to include well wishes or special memories in the caption.
It will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22.
Mark your calendars, Cobb seniors. The Senior Information Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 22 at the Cobb County Civic Center. Admission and parking are free. The fair will cover topics such as: For more information, call 770-528-1445 or 770-528-5381.
Each week Patch features a cartoon from artist David Tovey. Fill in the caption to make your own funny.
Each week Patch features a cartoon from artist David Tovey. This week, fill in the caption to make your own funny!
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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