Friday, October 5, 2012
Officer Timothy Arnold was first on the scene to help a baby who had fallen nine feet.
When Acworth Police Officer Timothy Arnold arrived at a call in April to find a 15-month-old not breathing after falling nine feet, it took less than a minute for him to stabilize the child’s cervical spine and instruct the mother how to clear out the baby’s airway with a bulb syringe. Instinct just kicked in, said the 6-year police veteran who is credited with saving the baby’s life. “I wanted to make sure that baby was able to breathe and would be OK,” Arnold said. At Thursday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Arnold received the American Police Hall of Fame’s Life Saving Award. “It’s a huge honor,” Arnold said. “It means a lot. I’ve responded to emergency calls before but never had an actual hand in anything like that before.” Lt. …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Have fun while supporting a good cause at this Saturday's community event.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Acworth Police Department wants to invite residents to this Saturday's Summer Block Party from 12-6 p.m. at the Firehouse Subs located at 3348 Cobb Parkway. There will be a K-9 demo at 2 p.m. with police and fire vehicles on hand. A dunk tank will be set up and Acworth police personnel will be in the tank. All proceeds from the dunk tank will go to this year's Covering the Bases event to benefit the special-needs Horizon Field. There will be a bounce house and free ballons for the kids as well as food specials offered by the Firehouse Subs and Menchies Frozen Yogurt. This is a great opportunity to support a great cause and your local businesses. And remember, Patch would love to share any photos and videos you take from the event. …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Here are the things you need to know on March 27.
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- Angela Chao
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A sunny is in with a high near 77, wind between 5 and 10 mph and gusts as high as 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Expect partly cloudy skies going into tonight, with a low around 51. Registration is underway for the spring season of the Horizon Baseball League. The league is divided up into three age groups: 5-12, 13-21 and 22 years old and older. For more information on this league, including prices, season dates, and other Horizon activities, please visit www.acworthspecialneeds.com. Click here to register. If you have any other questions or would like to apply for financial assistance, please contact Lauren Ham at 770-917-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Justin Millwood's been in a wheelchair since he was born. On Saturday, he was able to walk the bases for the very first time.
Justin Millwood, a little boy from Acworth, has been in a wheelchair since the day he was born. Justin is a member of the Horizon League, and has played baseball on the special-needs Horizon Field in his wheelchair for four years. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the boy got to walk the bases of the field on his own feet, for the very first time. Family and community members stood by his side and cheer for him. It was a day Justin's dream came true, on Acworth's own "Field of Dreams". Earlier in September, the Annual Covering the Bases fundraiser took place on the Horizon Field, with thousands volunteering and joining the effort in supporting special needs children and youths. What would you like to say to Justin and his family? Share in the comments…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A 24-hour fundraiser to support special needs children and young adults took place at the Horizon Field in Acworth over the weekend.
The Horizon Field in Acworth was packed over the weekend with children and teens who are excited to start the fall baseball season, and thousands who came to participate in the Covering the Bases fundraiser. The 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the Acworth Police Department included baseball games, concerts, and dance performances, and hundreds of people continued walking the bases through the night. This year’s event attracted more than 50 local and national sponsors. Some community members also started their own fundraising efforts to help maximize the amount of donations. Covering the Bases helped raise more than $64,000 in the past three years for special needs children and young adults participating in the Horizon League.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 23.
1. Weather. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with mostly cloudy and a high near 79, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Sunny weather is in for this weekend, with highs in low 80s. 2. In case you missed it. Take a Ride on the Wild Side: The North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park opens Thursday and runs through Oct. 2. Find a breakdown of this year's fair from hours to event to prices. 3. Happening. The Acworth Police Department will be hosting the Fourth Annual Covering the Bases fundraiser to help raise money for the special needs Horizon Field and the Horizon League. The event will start 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 and last till 7…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 19.
1. Weather. There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day and a high near 77, according to the National Weather Service. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in for tonight, with a low around 58. 2. In case you missed it. Week in Review: Sept. 11-17: Missed a headline? Find all the highlights in our weekly recap. 3. Happening. Fourth Annual Covering the Bases: Watch the YouTube video above by Mylon Gramling with an invitation from the Acworth Police Department and community members to this year's 'Covering the Bases' fundraiser. The event helps raise money for the special needs Horizon Field and the Horizon League. It will start 7 a.m., Sept. 24 and last…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here are the things you need to know before starting the day on Sept. 12.
1. Weather. Sunny weather is in today, with a high near 85 and calm wind around 5 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly clear skies are in for tonight, with a low around 57. 2. In case you missed it. Video: Allatoona High Remembers 9/11: A memorial service was held at Allatoona High School in Acworth to remember those who died Sept. 11, 2001. Touched By Terror: Patch Remembers 9/11 with 911 Snapshots from Around the Nation, published on The Huffington Post. Find the photo and story of Cpl. Todd Love from Acworth in Touched By Terror. You can revisit the original video story of Cpl. Love's homecoming in April on Patch. Also check out the 9/11 dedicated page, Marking 10 Years Since the Terror On Acworth Patch. 3. Happening. …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
A group of special needs children and community members received rock star treatment from professional wakeboard riders.
Wakeboarders might have taken the spotlight during the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour in Acworth this week. But on Thursday evening, a group of local fans was the focus of attention during a two-hour special event held at Dallas Landing Park. Riders took a break from the competition, and spent some time with special needs children and community members who are participants in the Acworth Horizon Baseball League. They signed autographs, gave away T-shirts and other goodies, and took some kids and their parents on a wakeboarding boat ride. It was the first time for the Horizon League participants to get an up-close look at this fast-paced and action-packed water sport. The children enjoyed the exciting boat ride alongside their parents while…