Friday, May 17, 2013
More than 150 local businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo.
More than 150 local businesses had to opportunity to showcase their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo. The free event attracted thousands of attendees at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Cobb Chamber Chairman Greg Morgan said this year's expo has been the largest one the chamber has ever held. Exhibitors included Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy local, and business associations from across the county.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Friday marks the opening night of Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale "Love Stories" at the Cobb Energy Centre.
Celebrate Mother's Day right here in Cobb by enjoying passionate, emotional and unconventional ballet performances at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Love is the theme for Atlanta Ballet's 12-13 season finale. Through both classic and innovative choreography, the performances will highlight the athleticism and passion of the dancers, while finding new meaning in the world’s greatest love stories. The season finale "Love Stories" will feature: When: Where: Tickets:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
More than 300 churches in Cobb County have been invited to join hands to pray Friday at Smyrna's Emory-Adventist Hospital.
Cobb County's faith community will join hands to form a "Circle of Prayer" Friday evening at Emory-Adventist Hospital in Smyrna. The event to rededicate the hospital will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, and members of more than 300 churches in Cobb County have been invited to participate. Last year, more than 250 worshippers held hands in a chain that wrapped around Emory-Adventist, Cobb County’s only faith-based hospital.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The county approved Tuesday to hire Willie A. Hopkins, Jr. as its new support services director, and tabled court officials' request of a grant to fund the county’s first mental health court.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners recognized volunteers and community leaders, and made a new hire to its management team Tuesday night. The board approved the appointment of Willie A. Hopkins, Jr., the assistant city manager of Pompano Beach, Florida and former director of general services for Fulton County, as Cobb's new support services director. The position manages a staff of 320 people in the area of property management, information services purchasing, and government service centers. Former director Virgil Moon retired last September to become the chief financial officer at Cobb and Douglas Public Health. Hopkins is expected to start in his new role on April 15, and receive a salary of $136,000, said Cobb County spokesman …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The South Cobb area school held its first International Day Celebration Thursday, educating students
Russell Elementary School honored diversity, heritage and culture during its first ever International Day Celebration Thursday. Students, parents and teachers walked in a parade in traditional clothing from different cultures around the world during school day, and participated in the "Taste of Russell" in the evening. The school and its PTA community organized the event to educate children about their heritage, and to help them develop tolerance and appreciation from a young age for diversity not just in South Cobb and Smyrna, but around the world.
Monday, February 11, 2013
His resignation will go into effect on Feb. 28, and a successor should be named by Easter.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he is resigning, effective Feb. 28. Archdiocese of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory held a press conference this afternoon in Smyrna to address questions and concerns. “This announcement has sparked widespread surprise but also a great outpouring of prayers and affection for the Holy Father. His stated reasons for resigning are his frailty as a result of age and his desire to make sure that the Church has a Pontiff with the energy and stamina to carry on the heavy burdens that come with the Office of Pope. Characteristically of the Holy Father was the humility of the statement and the pastoral love expressed for the Church that has prompted his decision,” stated Archbishop Gregory. Calling for …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
BBB Atlanta offers tips on how to choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed after your home is damaged in recent storms.
Wednesday's tornado killed a man in Bartow County, and heavy rains caused accidents and flooding on roads throughout Cobb County and metro Atlanta. The day’s weather also was enough of a threat to lead officials with Cobb County Schools to cancel extracurricular activities. If you have photos or videos of Wednesday’s weather or its effects, we invite you to upload them right here. If your home was damaged during the recent storms to hit Georgia, use these tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to ensure you choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed: