Sunday, February 10, 2013
Residents will have six opportunities to get updates from elected officials.
The first in a series of town hall meetings intended for Cobb residents to hear directly from their district representatives will begin Monday. Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee will host the first one, which begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle. Residents will have five more opportunities to get updates from their elected officials. Here's the schedule for the remaining town halls:
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The rate was 7.2 percent in November.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in November. The rate was 8.9 percent in December 2011. In Cobb, the rate rose to 7.6 percent in December, up from 7.2 percent in November. The rate rose because of a combination of factors – a slight increase in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits and an increase in the labor force, as more people began searching for work. There were 115 more new claims for unemployment benefits in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and accommodations and food services. While the initial claims were up from…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Cobb could get its first glimpse this winter of the white stuff as rain across north Georgia may turn to snow with the arrival of a deep cold air mass.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, January 15
Cobb County could get the first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia, including Cobb. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, residents could see some light accumulations of snow across parts of north Georgia by mid to late Thursday afternoon or evening, mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces. While folks as far south as a LaGrange-…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Take a closer look at the School Bus Stop Law, the penalties for violating it, statistics on drivers illegally passing school buses and how the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety solutions work.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Cobb Police Department staff is conducting Operation Stop Arm and warns all drivers to respect school buses. All traffic in both directions must stop when school buses stop for passengers, except when there is a divided highway of four lanes or more with a median separation. In that case, only traffic following the bus must stop. Cobb School District, CPD and American Traffic Solutions recently released a video to help educate the community about the latest student safety initiative. The video explains how the CrossingGuard school bus stop arm safety solutions works. On average, each school bus is illegally passed once every day and, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 20 children under the age of 19 …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Cobb County's Property Management Department is hiring.
Cobb County's Property Management Department is looking for a part-time custodian to help maintain the cleanliness of county facilities. The pay range for the position is $8.78 to $14.93 an hour. Click here for more information. To peruse the Acworth Patch classifieds, click here. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Acworth Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The county dropped one spot in the 2012 County Health Rankings.
Cobb County slipped from fifth-healthiest county in Georgia to sixth in the 2012 County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Those groups have compiled the annual rankings of the nation’s health on a county-by-county basis since 2010. Cobb was No. 4 in the state in the first report but has fallen one spot each year since. According to the 2012 report, released Tuesday, Georgia’s healthiest residents can be found in Fayette County, while Talbot County is the least healthy in the state. The Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation created an index for determining the overall health of residents that looks at a number of medical, …
Friday, July 1, 2011
In Cobb County alone, there are tens of thousands of children eligible for Federal Free & Reduced Lunch during the school year. What happens when school is out for the summer?
16 years ago, one MUST Ministries volunteer asked that very question and began making lunches for local children with the help of a few other volunteers. Last year, the Summer Lunch Program delivered 100,000 lunches to hungry children in Cobb and Cherokee Counties. This year, MUST expands this popular program to Douglas, Paulding, North Fulton and Gwinnett Communities, while continuing to serve children in Cobb and Cherokee, and plans to serve 180,000 nutritionally balanced summer lunches. Elizabeth Weaver, Arts/Cultural Affairs Division Director for Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, learned about the MUST Minstries Summer Lunch Program while attending Due West Methodist Church. The church donated lunch bags to the …