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Atlanta Braves in Cobb
There are several resources are now available to better understand this proposal with the Atlanta Braves.
The Atlanta Braves have a Web site, www.Homeofthebraves.com, with additional information. You can also find links on www.cobbcounty.org.
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.
Register now to receive holiday gifts for children
Staff at Fair Oaks Recreation Center will present the "Operation Giving Back" community event noon-4 p.m., Dec. 15. Pre-registration is required and ends Nov. 29. At the event, there will be arts and crafts and games, light refreshments and presents for the children, given on a first come first serve basis.
Residents must live in the 30008 area code (Marietta area) and provide proof of residency (a Georgia driver's license and current bill). Space is limited, so people are encouraged to regiser now in person at Fair Oak Recreation Center, 1465 West Booth Road Ext., Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-4333.
Parents as Teachers program helps prepare children for school
Families with children up to five years old are invited to join Parents as Teachers, a program of Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County. This program gives parents the support and information needed to raise happy, healthy and successful children. There is no travel required because parent educators come to the home. Monthly or bi-monthly visits are done during the day, depending on the parents' schedules.
Cobb Senior Services offers many great programs for older adults
Cobb Senior Services is recognized as one of the leading county-based senior agencies in Georgia. It provides an array of services to improve the quality of life our senior citizens. The primary goal is to assist clients in their efforts to remain independent through affordable transportation, nutrition, education, socialization and in home services. Many classes and activities are held at the various facilities, including nutrition seminars, fun field trips, drivers safety classes, blood pressure screenings, cooking classes and dances. For more information on these and other activities, visit cobbseniors.org or call 770-528-5355.
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 progress of major project in south Cobb
The county is the final stages of completing a 5.5 mile tunnel that will meet future water treatment needs. South Cobb Tunnel is the largest capital improvement project in Cobb Water System's history.
Construction started in July 2008 and is on track to be completed this summer, which is a year ahead of schedule. TV23 staff recently took a tour of the tunnel, and a video, available at http://youtu.be/aovFJAaqTaU, gives an update on this major project.
• Cobb County 2013 Strategic Plan
Cobb County has been working on developing a strategic plan. I would appreciate your thoughts and input on this draft document as we work to develop a framework for Cobb's future.
|Austell Community Taskforce
First Monday of each month
| Austell Community Taskforce Partnership
First Thursday of each month
|Mableton Improvement Coalition
Third Thursday of each month
| Powder Springs Taskforce
Fourth Monday of each month
Appointments to volunteer county boards, committees and authority
I am pleased to announce my appointments to various volunteer boards, committees and authorities. I thank these individuals for investing their time and effort to enrich and improve our district through community service.
·Antwyn Brown, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 9
·Steve Williams, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 8
·Stuart Winston Wells, Jr. Plumbing Advisory Board, Post 4 (reappointment)
·Lance Charles Lamberton, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 7
·Flora Tommie, Transit Board, Post 9
·Michael M. Murphy, Public Library Board, Post 2
·Marta G. Stewart, Home Builders Advisory Board, Post 5
·James E. Darden, Sr., Transit Board, Post 7 (reappointment)
·Howard T. Morrow, Animal Control, Post 6
·Trisa Long Paschal, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 10
·Anthony T. Le, Public Library Board (starting January 2015)
·Lawrence King, Transit System Advisory Board, Post 11 (reappointment)
·Elliott Hennington, Recreation Board – Post 9
·Pearle Roberts, Neighborhood Safety Commission, Post 14 (reappointment)
·Galt Merlin Porter, Planning Commission, Post 1
·Carolyn Turner, Board of Tax Assessors, Post 3
·Heather Thayer Culligan, Historic Preservation Commission, Post 5
·Angela Ellsberry, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 12
·Derrick Crump, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 11 (reappointment)
·Brunessa Drayton, Community Relations Council, Post 10
·Thomas Eugene Creely, Community Relations Council, Post 11
·Dyann Wilkerson, Community Relations Council, Post 12
·Mike Jones, Cemetery Preservation Commission – Post 5 (reappointment)
·Arlene Williams, Neighborhood Safety Commission – Post 13
·Blake Kenya, Development Authority
·Dale Kaetzel, South Cobb Redevelopment Authority*
*Dale Kaetzel is the new president of Six Flags Park. He assumed the term of the prior board member, Melinda Ashcraft who was the president of Six Flags park and resigned from the Authority upon her retirement. Terms of other positions on the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority have yet to expire.
The positions below are still open:
Board of Adjustment and Appeals (Must be a commercial builder)
Electrical Advisory Board (Must hold current Class II State Electrical License)
Heating and Air Conditioning Advisory Board (Must hold current Class II State Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning License)
The positions below are not yet filled since current board member terms have yet to expire:
Board of Zoning Appeals (current board member term expires December 2013)
South Cobb Redevelopment Authority (2 current board member terms do not expire until 2015 and 2016)
(Applications for positions are still being accepted for positions)
Interested in volunteering?
Commissioner Cupid is looking for volunteers to assist within the office and on special projects around the district. If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out the volunteer packet by clicking here. Please let us know when you have submitted a completed packet so we can arrange a time for your to come in and complete the process with the Human Resources Department.
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