Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The free event drew more than 1,600 people in 2012.
Learn about some of the businesses in your own backyard, Cobb. The Cobb Business-to-Business Expo, a free event that drew more than 1,600 people in 2012, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on May 16 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This year, the expo will feature former Atlanta Braves player Javy Lopez, who will sign autographs in the LOUD Security Systems booth. LOUD is just one of more than 150 local businesses that will showcase their products and services at the expo. Other exhibitors include Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy local. For more information on the expo, contact Jessica Dudley at 770-859-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
He is the Georgia EMS Educator of the Year.
Georgia Emergency Medical Services has announced the winner of its EMS Educator of the Year award, and the recipient is from Cobb. During Thursday's Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Cobb EMS Coordinator Larry Causby was recognized for contributing "significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level," Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd said. "The person must be someone who not only does the job, but far exceeds the expectations of the employer and the community," she said in a statement. "The individual is an example of what a true role model/community hero is."
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Before you start the week, check out the latest updates on road constructions, delays and detours around Kennesaw and Cobb County.
Here are the latest updates on road work being done around Marietta and Cobb County, according to the and Cobb Department of Transportation. Georgia DOT continues work on the intersection and ramps at I-575 and Barrett Parkway. This project is scheduled to complete in June 2013. Expect delays Monday through Friday on Bells Ferry Road from Cobb Parkway to I-575 during asphalt paving operations. One lane will remain open at all times. Starting May 24, Cobb County DOT will begin work replacing the westbound bridge on New Chastain Road over Noonday Creek. This will result in closing the westbound lanes for four months or longer. Westbound traffic will be detoured to the eastbound bridge, which will provide one lane in each direction during …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Mark Young first came to law enforcement's attention in January 2012 when an undercover officer received information that Young had manufactured his own C-4, which is a type of plastic explosive.
A 46-year-old Cobb County man who sold a bomb to an undercover officer will spend the next five years and three months in federal prison. United States District Judge Steven C. Jones today sentenced Mark Young on charges of possessing a destructive device. “The recent tragedy in Boston underscores the havoc a homemade bomb can wreak,” United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said this afternoon in a news release. “We are committed to aggressively prosecuting those who put the safety and security of our citizens at risk by constructing explosives devices.” Mark Young first came to law ennforcement's attention in January 2012 when an undercover officer received information that Young had manufactured his own C-4, which is a type of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Members of the Cobb Board of Commissioners and local Mayors will deliver meals to senior citizens on selected routes on Meals on Wheels Day in Cobb County.
One of the ways that Cobb Senior Services is celebrating Older Americans Month is by declaring May 7, 2013, as Meals on Wheels Day in Cobb County. The County Manager, Members of the Board of Commissioners and local Mayors have agreed to honor the day by personally delivering meals to senior citizens on selected routes. Riding along with volunteers, the leaders in Cobb will be able to raise awareness of the plight of senior hunger in America and increase community support for the Meals on Wheels Program. Cobb Senior Services has provided hot, nutritious meals to seniors throughout Cobb County since 1972. A team of dedicated volunteers deliver meals to approximately 200 seniors Monday through Friday and the need for services continues to …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Sandy Springs man accused of helping the applicant was arrested.
A 29-year-old Sandy Springs man allegedly changed the grade of someone who failed the state's driving test. The applicant received a 10 on the exam, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. But Danlami Olugbenga Sanya allegedly changed the score to a 90, wrote "Pass" by the score and gave the altered test to a Georgia Department of Driver Services employee at the Northeast Cobb satellite office on Canton Road. Sanya was arrested Friday on a charge of false statements or writings, conceal facts or fraudulent documents in matters of government. It is a felony offense. Sanya was released Saturday from the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Keep up with all the news you care about by subscribing to our free email …
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.
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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 …