Thursday, May 9, 2013
Patch wants to see your favorite Kennesaw teams in action!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Kennesaw, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Kennesaw Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The city of Kennesaw is looking into using a stormwater utility to fund the balance of significant infrastructure issues that need to be addressed.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A website shows the median rent and income levels of every city in America.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, February 25
Curious how your rent and income levels compare to others in Kennesaw? The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks makes it easy to find out. Using data from the American Community Survey, the site displays median rent and income figures by census tract. The Kennesaw area is contained by 10 different tracts. The highest median monthly rent in the area—$924—can be found in tract 302.27, which is bound by Jiles Road to the north and west, Cobb Parkway Northwest and McCollum Parkway Northwest to the south, and Cherokee Street to the east. The lowest—$686—is in tract 301.06, which covers Baker Road to the north and east, Cowan Road to the west, and Hickory Grove Road Northwest to the south. The statewide middle rental-range for Georgia—defined as …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
At 38,500 square feet, the new Sky Zone location in Kennesaw will have the longest “Open Jump” trampoline court in the United States.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-trampoline walled playing court, announces the opening of its third Atlanta location in Kennesaw, Ga. At 38,500 square feet, the new Sky Zone location in Kennesaw will have the longest “Open Jump” trampoline court in the United States. Open to the public this Saturday, Feb. 23, Sky Zone Kennesaw offers the ultimate 3-D play experience atop its giant trampolines. With many jumping options, Sky Zone has something fun for everyone regardless of age, group size or level of fitness. The Open Jump experience is for individuals and groups who want to zip across the court, take a gigantic leap vertically, or bounce off the walls. 3-D Dodgeball takes the traditional game and adds a …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
He represents Acworth and Kennesaw.
Thursday, January 24
State Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) was recently named chair of the House Science and Technology Committee. The committee "is responsible for legislation that promotes the appropriate and safe development and use of science and technological advances in the state," according to the committee's website. The assignment worries some in the biotech industry, according to a story in Wednesday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They fear that Setzler, who has led efforts to ban research on embryonic stem cells and sponsored a bill that makes it illegal to implant people with microchips against their will, could impede advances in the industry, according to the AJC.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Would tightening gun regulations really prevent violent crimes or even deter them?
In light of the recent shootings in Aurora and Oak Creek, the debate over gun regulation in the United States has reared its ugly head yet again. Across all forms of social media the citizens exchange opinions on firearms in the United States, presenting statistics and quotes that affirm their positions. We’re human, though, and we tend to make rash statements out of emotion that we normally wouldn’t make and in fact might normally find completely absurd. Let’s take a look at the tighter-control brigade’s position. Proponents of tighter gun control claim that clamping down on a citizen’s ability to obtain certain firearms will make it considerably more difficult for psychopaths like James Holmes to obtain such weapons and therefore may …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Members of the Kennesaw Cemetery Preservation Foundation want to improve the cemetery located off South Main Street.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The city's festivities were held in downtown Kennesaw on Tuesday night.
Kennesaw residents and visitors crowded into the city's downtown area on Tuesday night to celebrate the Fourth of July. People sat on chairs and blankets, listening to musical performances and eating food purchased from vendors as they waited for the fireworks show.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The new business holds its ribbon-cutting today at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Kennesaw.
Robin Jones will be realizing a dream today in downtown Kennesaw. That's when the Marietta resident will officially cut the ribbon to open her first retail business, Cottontail Quilts. Located at 2259 Lewis St. across from the Kennesaw Library, the quilt shop is housed in a beautiful 112-year-old Southern home owned by longtime Kennesaw resident Joe Bozeman and his family. "Strip shopping centers just didn't have the feel I needed," said Jones in recounting how she visited downtown Kennesaw to look at properties. "I took one look at this house and knew I was supposed to be here. This is it." Jones started quilting 15 years ago and was recently laid off from her corporate job. She decided now was better than any other time to launch her …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
St. Francis ends the Eagles' season in the first round of the GHSA playoffs, while Mount Paran reaches Round 2.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Take your pick of which tweet summed up North Cobb Christian's stunning 65-63 home loss to St. Francis in the first round of the Georgia High School Association's Class A boys basketball playoffs Saturday night: Perhaps North Cobb Christian, ranked No. 1 in Georgia in Class A, was looking ahead to an expected second-round game against second-ranked Whitefield, the team that knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs last year. Perhaps the Eagles had a letdown after completing an undefeated regular season with a Region 6-A championship win over crosstown rival Mount Paran Christian. Perhaps the regular-season schedule wasn’t rough enough to prepare the Eagles for tournament pressure. Perhaps St. Francis played its best game of the season. Or …