Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The fundraiser for educational programs and events lasts until Feb. 10.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Kennesaw Elementary School is nearing the end of its two-week Read-a-Thon, which challenges students to read and log their minutes. The fundraiser for educational programs and events lasts until Feb. 10. More than $15,000 in prizes and awards will be given to encourage students to read, said school PTSA spokeswoman Melanie Cooper. During the event, the Cat in the Hat will bring around "The Big Wheel of Fun" to classrooms where kids can spin for prizes such as books, activity passes to Bounce U and DAC Kids, and Barnes and Noble bears. The classes with the highest reading minutes in each grade will get a chance to win prizes like a kickball game against the Kennesaw Police Department. "We will be glad to report final reading minutes as …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Kennesaw took second place in the Waste Reduction and Recycling category of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards.
Monday, the City of Kennesaw was honored for a pilot recycling project that resulted in a 15 percent increase in recycling. In its first year competing, Kennesaw took second place in the Waste Reduction and Recycling category of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards, according to a release from the city. Kennesaw's “Go Green with Blue” program provided a blue 65-gallon roll cart for recycle collection to 500 households in five pilot neighborhoods. This was supported by a rigorous public awareness campaign which included brochures, newsletters and signage. The city's 18 percent recycling rate compares to a 32 percent rate in the pilot neighborhoods. The eventual goal is to raise the city's recycling rate to 40 percent, the release said. …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Kennesaw has decided to advertise public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would allow sales and consumption of alcohol at city-sponsored events.
The City Council of Kennesaw has decided to advertise public hearings for a proposed ordinance to amend city code to allow alcohol at city-sponsored events. The council deliberated the issue during Wednesday night's work session, which lasted over two hours. The proposed amendment to Chapter 6 of Kennesaw City regulations, if passed, would make two changes to the city's law regarding sales of alcohol. First, it would allow for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at any public event that City Manager Steve Kennedy approves of. The council deliberated for about 15 minutes over whether Kennedy should also be responsible for determining which specific types of alcohol could be present at which events. Mayor Mark Mathews said …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Mayor Mark Mathews presented five EAGLE awards during Monday night's Kennesaw City Council meeting.
Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews presented five EAGLE awards during Monday night's City Council meeting where about 20 citizens were in attendance. The awards are given to outstanding city employees every quarter. Monday night's awards were the first for 2011. EAGLE is an acronym under which each letter represents a phrase. E stands for "exceptional customer service," A for "above and beyond attitude," G for "generating opportunity for revenue," L for "leading by example" and E for "effective cost control/ cost savings." Mathews presented the first award to Thomas Evans of the department of Building Services. According to the mayor, Evans' superior construction skills have saved the city thousands of dollars. The next award was presented to …