Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Parents and students in Acworth are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
You can post pictures by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Don't forget to include well wishes or special memories in the caption or comments section!
Monday, May 20, 2013
This weekend's heavy rain moves out of Acworth, making way for mostly sunny skies by the weekend.
After yet another weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations throughout the metro area, Acworth is in for some sunny skies early this week and this Memorial Day weekend, though rain will be likely on Wednesday. A chance of scattered strong showers and thunderstorms continues Monday, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 87, according to the National Weather Service's Acworth forecast. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 87 after some morning fog. Showers are likely Wednesday with a high of 83. Thursday and Friday will see mostly sunny skies with a small chance of thunderstorms. And, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s are expected Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Acworth Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Acworth? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Acworth Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch users give us some suggestions on celebrating the big day.
Whether it's showering Mom with gifts or taking her out for some fine dining, we've got some tips on celebrating Mother's Day 2013, with help from some Acworth Patch readers like yourself. We asked you for shopping and dining suggestions, and here are some of the responses we received: On Acworth Patch's Facebook page: Serendipity house O'Charley's is giving away a free slice pie to all mothers on Mother's Day. They have brunch on Sundays. You might also want to check out some dining spots that Patch readers picked for our Readers Choice contest, including Fusco's Via Roma, The Old Mill Restaurant, Henry's Louisiana Grill and Thai Basil Sushi Zen. How are you celebrating Mother's Day? Tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In celebration of Mother's Day 2013 in Acworth, share your favorite pictures and memories of Mom.
Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12, and what better way to honor Mom than sharing your favorite pictures and memories with fellow Acworth Patch readers? So far this week we've asked you to share the best Mother's Day brunch spots as well as best places to find gifts for Mom. Now we would love it if you'd share your favorite picture of your mother. It's easy – all you have to do is hit one of the "Upload Pictures and Videos" buttons accompany this article, choose your picture, and tell us in the caption why you love your mom! To help get you started, we've shared a picture of our Community Editor Liz Kennedy enjoying a Braves game with her lovely mom. If you don't want to share a picture, you can still tell us all about…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Acworth schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State School …
Tell us: What are some great places to do some last-minute shopping for Mom?
Yesterday we asked for your input on great places for Mother's Day brunch, and today we want to know: Where are the best places to shop for gifts for Mom in Acworth? Whether it's clothing, jewelry, spa gift certificates or flowers, what's your best bet for doing some shopping for that all important day? Oh, and in case you didn't know, Mother's Day 2013 is this Sunday, May 12.
Monday, May 6, 2013
We need your suggestions on great places to treat Mom on the big day.
Hey Acworth! In case you didn't know, Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching. The big day is Sunday, May 12, and we need your help. Tell us the best place to celebrate with a Mother's Day brunch in Acworth. Or, if breakfast, lunch or dinner is more your speed, we'll take those suggestions, too. And any helpful hints, such as best dishes, whether you should make a reservation, how family friendly is the restaurant, etc., would be great!
With a 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday, mostly sunny skies on tap in Acworth.
After a weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations, Acworth will start to see some relief from the rain on Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies predicted to move in on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service's Acworth forecast, showers are likely to continue Monday, with a high near 61. New rainfall amounts will total a 10th to 1/4th inch, with amounts higher in thunderstorms. A flood warning for Sweetwater Creek near Austell continues as minor flooding is occurring. The creek should fall below flood stage this afternoon. A hazardous weather outlook continues for North and Central Georgia, including Acworth, Monday and Monday night as rain will continue into Tuesday. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a 20 percent …