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Kennesaw Patch Celebrates First Anniversary

Take a trip down memory lane, and revisit some of the past year's most memorable stories.

A year ago today, Kennesaw Patch officially launched. Over the course of the past 12 months, I've had the honor of serving as your editor. It's been my personal mission to establish Patch as a fair and accountable news source for our city as well as a safe and engaging forum for discussion.

But more so than that, my goal for the site has been this—to make life easier for Kennesaw residents by serving as a community hub of information and a conduit for human connections.

The past year in Kennesaw news has had its highs and its lows. We've reported on and . We've reported on a local artist's , a community benefit for and efforts by KSU to help student veterans

We've given you in-depth glimpses into the lives of people in our community through a number of profiles, including stories on , and

We've extensively covered the , the and the. We even

I've also shared details of my own life to stress the very human nature of Patch. I've written about the , my and

Please let me know what you've enjoyed most about Patch and what areas you think we can improve on in the coming year. And if you haven't done so already, please watch the attached Welcome Video that was initially published last year.

Below are month-by-month links to just some of the articles we've published on Kennesaw Patch in the past year.

November 2010

December 2010

Man Backs Truck over Son

January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

Family of Car Crash Victim Grieves Loss

May 2011

June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011

November 2011

Vanessa November 30, 2011 at 12:54 AM
Local and unbiased coverage of the school board calendar issues Local Kennesaw coverage The local stories and blogs from Moms. I love reading family traditions. The personal connections columnist. (Kristi Vision Mother's Column , Beth Reidman writes with a great truth and sense of humor )
Vanessa November 30, 2011 at 12:57 AM
Excellent Local election coverage-the debates was informative The editors personal touch on being a working Mom Your unbiased coverage of do local issues-thank you for sticking to facts!
Joe Bozeman November 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM
I miss Todd Hudson's local history stories. I will be willing to begin writeing a historic article about Kennesaw monthly if people are interested. Is this something people are interested in? Joe Bozeman
Kristi Vinson November 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM
I would love to read more historical information written about Kennesaw from the perspective of a lifelong resident.
Vanessa November 30, 2011 at 06:25 PM
Would love to hear history stories Joe!
Michael Jacobs November 30, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Hi, Joe: Count me as interested. Also, we're hoping Todd will get going on the Marietta history columns again in the new year. He's been busy expanding his own education.
Gaetana Pipia November 30, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Thanks for your input, everyone. I'm very excited we've reached the one-year mark, and I look forward to how Patch progresses over the next year. And Joe, yes, I would love to publish some of your stories on the site. I always look forward to your comments and the very special insight you provide about the history of our city. Do you have any special holiday memories you'd like to share?
Joe Bozeman December 01, 2011 at 01:04 PM
I am glad there is interest in Kennesaw history. My knowledge of it goes back to the construction of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Although I can only remember from around 1950 until present, my families have been here since the building of the railroad. I have been told story after story by my family members and other people who lived here before I was born. I personally saw Kennesaw grow from a community of less than 1000 to it's population of 30000 plus today. The open fields and forests where I played are now colleges, country clubs, strip malls, subdivisions, and government complexes. The first article I plan to write is the story of James A. Skelton, my Great Grandfather, who was the last surviving witness of the stealing of the locomotive "General". I will also answer any question that Patch readers have about "Old Kennesaw". Just post your question and I will answer. Joe Bozeman

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