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Parents, property owners and tenants, the Social Host Ordinance (SHO) has been adopted by various counties and cities throughout Georgia. If you’re not sure what the SHO is then it’s time for you to meet Officer Joe! You’ll see him in the new EUDL videos from Cobb Alcohol Taskforce (Cobb AT).

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Funding crisis main focus of school debates

School board candidates squared off at debates Thursday, ahead of a competitive May 20 primary likely to be settled based on controversial issues about funding, construction projects, and who is perceived as best able to solve the challenges facing public education in Cobb County. Post 6 candidates Scott Sweeney and Kevin Nicholas, along with Post […]


East Cobber Writes Novel that Inspires

When there is anger in the heart, will anger or love prevail? Childhood disappointments, like invisible phantoms, often lead to a lifetime of personal denial overshadowed by grief and regret - we often lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. Author and East Cobb resident Margaret McBride has written her new novel, “That Melvin Bray,” to inspire people to forgive, to heal, and to embrace a life filled with […]



This isn’t about us; it’s about you—the people of East Cobb County. Everybody has a story, and we want to hear yours. If you know of a person, group, or event that should be featured in the pages of or event that should be featured in the pages of the EAST COBBER for any reason, […]


Wheeler, Walton close at region meet

Walton, Wheeler and Lassiter all have some work to do if any of them would like to capture team championships following Wednesday’s action at the Region 5AAAAAA girls and boys track and field championships at Roswell’s Ray Manus Stadium. Roswell’s girls and boys team hold the lead in both genders after the conclusion of three […]


A Tale of Two Easters

  Why one faith and two celebrations? Easter is not only a movable holiday but a multiple one: in most years Western Christian churches and Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on different dates. In 2009, for example, Easter was celebrated on April 12 by Western churches and April 19 by Orthodox churches. But in 2014, […]


Library Offers “Learn 4 Life” Classes

Learn4Life offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Areas of study include accounting and finance, computer applications, healthcare and medical, law and legal, teaching and education and technology, among others. Limitations apply.  For details and to register for classes […]

We Have a Winner!*Facebook Friday Freebie*

Is everyone ready for our fav time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Freebie winner! The winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Queen’s Pantry is….Cindy Walker Winans! Cindy,  please email  to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats! Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to […]


East Cobb Civic Association’s new president has big plans

  An association that has shaped east Cobb for more than 30 years says the group’s future advisory role is more about the details of small projects, not broad changes to the well-established area. Still, critics of the East Cobb Civic Association, which formed in 1982, say the group has met with government officials and […]


East Cobber Published in Visual Arts Research

East Cobb resident Karinna Riddett-Moore, Ph.D., art teacher at the Atlanta Speech School, has been published in the latest issue of Visual Arts Research. Her article, “Developing an Arts of Living,” outlines the necessary aspects of arts-based educational research in a study that probed the nature of caring in an arts classroom. Based on the dissertation that won the Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education, Riddett- Moore explains how this […]


Brumby Elementary joins national volunteer event, receives facelift

Brumby Elementary is getting a face lift from local volunteers as part of Comcast Cares Day 2014. Area residents are invited to join Comcast Cares Day volunteers at Brumby Elementary on April 26, 8am-2pm, to participate in the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event and beautify the school inside and out – from cleaning to landscaping.. In […]


Aging by Design Summit Scheduled for April 28

On April 28, Cobb County Government will bring together some of the best people in America to explore strategies to help Cobb County’s senior population. Presenters and participants will convene from 8:30am-4pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. The Aging Summit will present specific innovations that can contribute to our older citizens’ quality of life, plus some issues that affect the aging population, such […]