Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Sunday evening at the Waffle House on Six Flags Drive; Police are searching for the woman who robbed a Roswell Wells Fargo Bank—headlines from around the region.
Armed Robbery at Austell Waffle House - South Cobb Patch Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Sunday evening at the Waffle House on Six Flags Drive near Riverside Parkway in Austell. According to investigators, two men entered the restaurant wearing masks, and one was armed with a handgun. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, fled the business, and entered a vehicle driven by a third suspect who's a female. Teen Arrested After Injuring Step-Father at Church - Cumming Patch A teenager is sitting in jail after allegedly injuring his stepfather with a knife at church Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Christian Alexander Guerndt, 17, has been arrested and charged with aggravated …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Find out what's going on in South Cobb or go attend meetings where decisions are being made about South Cobb.
Make sure you're engaged, informed and active in the South Cobb community. Here's what's going on this week in Mableton and Austell. MONDAY South Cobb Redevelopment Authority meets at 9 a.m. on Monday at the Mable House Arts Center. Get the agenda here. TUESDAY Run-off Election Day. Make sure you get the correct ballot. To vote for Commission Chairman candidates, ask for a Republican ballot. To vote for District 4 candidates, request a Democratic ballot. You must request the same ballot you used when voted in the general primary election on July 31. If you did not vote on July 31, you can still vote Tuesday. Sample ballots are attached to this article. Review them before heading to the polls. The Cobb Board of Commissioners will hold its …
Monday, July 30, 2012
South Cobb has its challenges, but here's a closer look at the real State of South Cobb. As a South Cobb resident, how do you describe the current state of South Cobb?
It’s been repeated time and time again amongst those who live in South Cobb–Austell and Mableton– and even nearby Powder Springs. “We’re like the stepchild of Cobb County,” someone will say at a town hall meeting or just when discussing the lack of connecting sidewalks in South Cobb, for example. The Marietta Daily Journal ran a centerpiece about the “State of South Cobb” on its front page Sunday. The piece was a general overview of all the aspects of South Cobb covered by South Cobb Patch day in and day out for the last 20 months. The piece with its vague generalizations ran alongside photos of vacant buildings, overgrown lawns and the furniture store that went out of business last year. Here’s what South Cobbers had to say about the …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Police seek two suspects.
Two suspected killers remain on the loose Saturday following the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Austell. Joseph Owens was shot on Six Flags Parkway, outside the West Chase Apartments, Cobb County Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The shooting occured at about 10:30 p.m. Friday. The victim who ran and collapsed at a nearby filling station, was later pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital, the newspaper reported. Police say the two suspects, both black, are: Anyone with information is urged to call Cobb County Police at 770.499.3945.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Three years after the worst floods South Cobb had ever seen, the Austell Neighborhood Senior center is officially opened after being rebuilt (and relocated) in the Clarkdale Park area.
The 2009 Austell flood caused a tremendous amount of damage to homes, families and, of course, to the City of Austell. Legion Park, one of the city's most damaged parks, re-opened to the public last year. The park housed the city's senior center, which has since been closed. Today, the brand new, LEED-certified replacement facility has a new home, new name and brand new look. The New Austell Neighborhood Senior Center is located on the Clarkdale Park parcel, just a few miles from the former site. Project Manager Allen Kronenberger facilitated the entire project. "The 5,000-square-foot facility was designed specifically for seniors. So there are things in place such as self-flushing commodes, two switches that control all the lights and a …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Across the street from City Hall, facing the main artery of downtown Austell is a boarded-up building. What would you like to see there?
Certainly Austell residents and those who pass through Austell notice the the boarded-up space in a downtown Austell building which faces one of the city's major arteries, Veterans Memorial Highway, and is across the street from City Hall. Mayor Joe Jerkins said the city has tried to cite the owner repeatedly and to condemn the building, but cannot find the owner. "We've never written a citation," Jerkins said. "Every time we've tried to send something, it comes back." In an effort to find the homeowners of abandoned homes and businesses, the city hired retired former Superior Court Judge Ken Nix, who specialized in real estate law as a lawyer. Jerkins said Nix is working to find this business owner so that the city can move forward in …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Patsy White, 54 of Austell, died on March 28 due to injuries sustained in a March 26 crash in Austell.
Cobb police are investigating a March 26 vehicle crash that left one Austell woman dead. On March 26, 64-year-old Fayenell Engrisch of Mableton was driving a beige 2003 Dodge Neon northbound on Flint Hill Road in Austell. At the same time, 86-year-old Myrtis Angelette of Austell was driving southbound in a silver 2007 Lincoln Town Car and attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway, according to investigators. Engrisch's car collided with the right side of the town car, sending her 54-year-old sister, Patsy White of Austell, to Wellstar Cobb Hospital to be treated for injuries. White was riding in the front passenger seat with Engrisch at the time. White died two days later due to injuries from the crash. Angelette was cited at …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Nominate Austell or Mableton for most interesting town, and you could win $1,000.
Reader's Digest is looking for the most interesting town -- could it be in South Cobb? Local residents can go to Reader's Digest's website and share stories and images showing what makes Austell and Mableton special. The author of the winning story will receive $1,000, and that person's town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the magazine. This contest is part of Reader's Digest's We Hear You America campaign, a grassroots initiative that serves as a catalyst to empower Americans to help their communities.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
With just a few months left in the fiscal year, the city currently is 6 percent under budget in the general fund.
With three-and-a-half months left in the fiscal year, the city of Austell is slightly under budget. The city is at 60 percent of its expenditures for the fiscal year, which is 6 percent under what officials had estimated. "That's very, very good," Finance Director Denise Soesbee said. "This year, as far as the expenditure side, we seem to be doing good." Soesbee met with four council members for an informational session regarding the budget on Wednesday morning. The fiscal policies the city has in place has kept it from going into debt to cover cash flow, Soesbee said. "Because of the policies that were put in place before, we're OK," she said. "We're not great, but we're OK." City officials are working on addressing outstanding property …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Voters in South Cobb voted for Sunday alcohol sales, but not everyone was in favor of the measure.
The City of Austell and unincorporated Cobb voters said yes to Sunday alcohol sales in Tuesday’s vote. Sixty percent of the Sunday alcohol sales referendum votes in Austell were in favor of the measure. That percentage was even higher for unincorporated Cobb County with 70 percent of the 77,848 voters saying yes for the sale of malt beverages, wine and distilled spirits on Sundays. Ken Hawkins of Austell supported the measure because “if you can’t get it here, you’ll get it somewhere else,” and his wife, Peggie, opposed it. She said she voted no for religious reasons. “I think Sunday should be honorable. It’s not going to help the city or any of the county,” she said. When the Georgia General Assembly passed S.B. 10 to allow jurisdictions …