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Latest update on District 1 with Commissioner Helen Goreham *March 4, 2013
Barrett Parkway Construction Update *March 4, 2013
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Ribbon Cutting at Safety Village
Cobb Cuts Ribbon on New Senior Wellness Center
Cobb County Airport Opens New Hangers
The Impact of Utility Relocation on Road Projects
Discover improvements projects near you
What's in it for me? is a new online GIS web map that allows you to get a listing of transportation and parks projects within a five-mile buffer of the point clicked or address. Discover Cobb County transportation and parks projects near you funded through the 2005 SPLOST, 2011 SPLOST and non-SPLOST sources such as Georgia Department of Transportation, Cobb County General Fund and Community Improvement Districts.
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Learn about local crime statistics at PENS meeting
Residents are invited to the PENS, or Police E-mail Notification System, community meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Precinct 1. The new commander of the precinct's Criminal Investigations Unit, Lt. O.S. Hamilton, will be on hand as well as officers and detectives to hear any concerns or comments residents have about crime in the community.
The PENS meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room of Precinct 1, 2380 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. The meeting is open to everyone. For directions or additional information, call 770-499-4181.
Schedule audition for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
Those interested in being entertainment for the 28th annual tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will have opportunities to audition. Auditions will be held:
6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2
10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4
10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11
Entertain can include dance interpretations, dramatic readings and musical performances. Auditions will be held at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in the Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Those interested must RSVP for audition slots by calling 770-425-5757. The celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 20. The event is sponsored by the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Cobb County Government.
Coyote sightings in your community
Some area residents have reported seeing coyote(s) in their neighborhoods. Our Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' Natural Resource Unit offers some good advice and prevention tips for homeowners.
What to do when you encounter a coyote
If you have additional concerns, please contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division at (706) 624-1367.
Video shows how to escape your home in case of fire
Cobb Fire and Emergency Services staff wants to ensure all residents are as safe as possible and prepared for emergencies. It recently released a video portraying how to escape a home in case of fire. The video was produced at the Cobb County Safety Village.
I encourage you to watch this with your family and prepare your family emergency plan. The video is available at cobbcounty.org/safetyvillage.
Recycling drop off available in District One
Keep Cobb Beautiful partnered with Advanced Disposal Services to provide free recycle drop off spots for residents to bring their recyclables from home. There are now four sites, located at fire stations in various parts of Cobb. The location for our district is Station 28, 3858 Kemp Ridge Road, Acworth. Items accepted: mixed paper, plastics (1-7), aluminum, steel cans and flattened cardboard. Glass is not accepted.
For more information on KCB, visit cobbcounty.org/kcb.
• Cobb County 2013 Strategic Plan
TV23 video spotlights road improvements on Barrett Parkway
The Cobb County Department of Transportation continues to move ahead with improvements on Barrett Parkway from Burnt Hickory Road to U.S. Highway 41, Cobb Parkway. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax project, which will widen the road from four lanes to six lanes and add capacity to the road, is expected to be complete in summer 2013. Details concerning lane closures are available in this Cobb County TV23 report here: http://youtu.be/mZFZ2qK0dLM
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