Friday, May 17, 2013
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…
More than 150 local businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo.
More than 150 local businesses had to opportunity to showcase their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo. The free event attracted thousands of attendees at the Cobb Galleria Centre right here in the Smyrna-Vinings area. Cobb Chamber Chairman Greg Morgan said this year's expo has been the largest one the chamber has ever held. Exhibitors included Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy local, and business associations from across the county.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday marks the opening night of Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale "Love Stories" at the Cobb Energy Centre in Smyrna-Vinings.
Celebrate Mother's Day right here in Smyrna-Vinings by enjoying passionate, emotional and unconventional ballet performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Love is the theme for Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale. Through both classic and innovative choreography, the performances will highlight the athleticism and passion of the dancers, while finding new meaning in the world’s greatest love stories. The season finale "Love Stories" will feature: When: Where: Tickets:
Friday, May 3, 2013
Gordy Klatt, who founded Relay for Life in 1985, will be making a rare appearance at the Relay for Life of Vinings-Smyrna.
Smyrna-Vinings residents have joined the fight against cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Vinings–Smyrna on May 31 and June 1 at The Lovett School in Vinings. This will be the first ever Relay for Life event held in the community, and residents will have a chance to meet the founder of Relay for Life, Dr. Gordy Klatt. Klatt, who founded Relay for Life in 1985, is currently undergoing treatment for stomach cancer. He started as one man running around a track to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Now Klatt's vision has evolved into a global movement of communities coming together to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones, and fight back against the disease. Pending his…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 300 churches in Cobb County have been invited to join hands to pray Friday at Smyrna's Emory-Adventist Hospital.
Smyrna and Cobb County's faith community will join hands to form a "Circle of Prayer" Friday evening at Emory-Adventist Hospital in Smyrna. The event to rededicate the hospital will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, and members of more than 300 churches in Cobb County have been invited to participate. Last year, more than 250 worshippers held hands in a chain that wrapped around Emory-Adventist, Cobb County’s only faith-based hospital.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The county approved Tuesday to hire Willie A. Hopkins, Jr. as its new support services director, and tabled court officials' request of a grant to fund the county’s first mental health court.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners recognized volunteers and community leaders, and made a new hire to its management team Tuesday night. The board approved the appointment of Willie A. Hopkins, Jr., the assistant city manager of Pompano Beach, Florida and former director of general services for Fulton County, as Cobb's new support services director. The position manages a staff of 320 people in the area of property management, information services purchasing, and government service centers. Former director Virgil Moon retired last September to become the chief financial officer at Cobb and Douglas Public Health. Hopkins is expected to start in his new role on April 15, and receive a salary of $136,000, said Cobb County spokesman Robert …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through Wednesday, and says isolated thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible.
Hold onto your hats, it's getting windy out there, so windy that the National Weather Service has put out a wind advisory until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Expect winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph. Small trees in saturated soils and drought-stressed trees may be toppled. If you are driving a high-profile vehicle such as a minivan or SUV, expect driving to become hazardous in these gusts. If high winds weren't enough, isolated severe storms also are in our forecast with damaging wind and hail the main threats. But listen for those tornado sirens, as isolated tornadoes also are possible. The National Weather Service's Peachtree City office said a cold front will move through north and central Georgia today, bringing showers and …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Smyrna school held its first International Day Celebration Thursday, educating students about diversity and culture.
Russell Elementary School in Smyrna honored diversity, heritage and culture during its first ever International Day Celebration Thursday. Students, parents and teachers walked in a parade in traditional clothing from different cultures around the world during school day, and participated in the "Taste of Russell" in the evening. The school and its PTA community organized the event to educate children about their heritage, and to help them develop tolerance and appreciation from a young age for diversity not just in Smyrna, but around the world.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Enjoy family fun at the two-day Black History Month event in Smyrna.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the two-day Black History Month Celebration at the Smyrna Public Library. Enjoy two exciting programs and light refreshments for children, families and adults at the free event sponsored by the City of Smyrna and the Friends of the Smyrna Library. On Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon, the library will host a storytelling program for children and families, featuring the Cobb Cluster of the Southern Order of Storytellers, the Kuumba Storytellers, and the youth Tattle Tales group. On Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m., a special program for adults will feature two speakers, Robin Washington Banks and Charles Black. For more information, please call 770-431-2860 or …
Monday, February 11, 2013
His resignation will go into effect on Feb. 28, and a successor should be named by Easter.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he is resigning, effective Feb. 28. Archdiocese of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory held a press conference this afternoon in Smyrna to address questions and concerns. “This announcement has sparked widespread surprise but also a great outpouring of prayers and affection for the Holy Father. His stated reasons for resigning are his frailty as a result of age and his desire to make sure that the Church has a Pontiff with the energy and stamina to carry on the heavy burdens that come with the Office of Pope. Characteristically of the Holy Father was the humility of the statement and the pastoral love expressed for the Church that has prompted his decision,” stated Archbishop Gregory. Calling for …