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City Council Meeting, Author Expo

Here are the things you need to know on March 1.

Weather

There's a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, otherwise, mostly sunny skies are in, with a high near 74 and west wind between 5 and 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm are expected for tonight, with a low around 55.

Headlines

  • : GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will speak at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Thursday.
  • : An Acworth man was arrested in connection with a kidnapping that began in Macon and ended in Cartersville.

Happening

  • The Mayor and the Board of Aldermen will hold their regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the . Click here for the agenda.
  • Local children’s book author, Angela Muse, will be appearing at the Local Author Expo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Central Library located at 266 Roswell Street in Marietta this Saturday, March 3. This is a chance to meet local authors and support a great cause. Angela Muse will be signing and selling her latest children’s book, The Nutt Family: An Acorny Adventure. A portion of the proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Friends of the Cobb County Library System.

This Day in History

  • March 1, 1790: The U.S. Congress authorized the first census.
  • March 1, 1872: Yellowstone became the world's first National Park.

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