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For more about Mary and Ed Ettel and Project Mail Call, read our December 2014 cover story HERE.

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In depth emergency preparedness training available

The Community Emergency Response Team program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help […]


Local high school students play Santa for four deserving families this holiday season

‘Tis the season for giving back, and students from Pope High School’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter played Santa for four deserving families in Cobb County. On Dec. 17, the students dropped off four carloads of presents at the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offices. “This year, as a board, we decided as our […]

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9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along is December 21

Experience the 9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along on Sunday, December 21, 3pm, at Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd. $10 admission; general audiences. Join voices with hundreds of singers on this community performance of Handel’s glorious masterpiece, Messiah. Presented by Michael O’Neal Singers. For more information call 770-594-7974 or visit  


Now that’s a tree! Historic Peabody Hotel’s signature of the season.

The Christmas tree in The Peabody Memphis Grand Lobby stands 30 feet tall and has approximately 20,000 lights on it. It takes 20 florists 7 hours to set up and decorate. There are an additional 11 Christmas trees and 600 feet of lighted garland used to decorate the Lobby, Mezzanine and remainder of the hotel. […]


Conquering the Flu. Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.

According to the CDC, the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the 2014-2015 flu strain. The influenza A (H3N2) virus has mutated from the vaccine strain, making it possibly less effective. Flu seasons dominated by influenza A (H3N2) strains tend to have higher overall hospitalization rates and more flu-related deaths, especially […]


EAST COBBER Gift Idea of the Day: Give great hair!

  Give someone you love a gift certificate for a hair makeover! Find this great gift idea at: Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon 2520 E. Piedmont Road Marietta 30062 678-427-8000   Tis the shopping season! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. Select the perfect presents from local sources for everyone on your list. Click HERE to […]


Cobb EMC signs largest solar power purchase agreement in Georgia co-op history

Cobb EMC announced today that its Board of Directors recently approved for the cooperative to execute a 25-year power purchase agreement with Southern Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, to purchase 101 megawatts (MW) of solar energy from a 131-MW  photovoltaic (PV) solar project to be constructed in Taylor County, Georgia.   “We’re always looking for […]

We Have a Winner! *Facebook Friday Freebie*

Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins $50 gift certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs is………Jessica Marie. Congrats Jessica!! Please email to claim your awesome freebie!! Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful […]


Caregivers: Feeling Stretched?

Powerful Tools for (Family) Caregivers is a class being offered through Cobb Senior Services (CSS) beginning in January. Seating is limited. Click for details about this very valuable resource for family caregivers.   LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the […]


Bike Roswell Christmas Ride

The Bike Roswell Christmas Ride is Saturday, December 20, at 8am. Meet at Roswell Area Park – first parking lot on left. Ride follows Bike Roswell Saturday morning route. This ride is the last Saturday morning Ride before Christmas and is a no-drop ride open to road cyclists. Helmet required. Decorate your road bike with lights […]


Cobb County Schools CLOSED for Winter Break

Cobb County Schools will close for the Winter Break on Monday, December 22, 2014, and resume for students on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Staff will return on Monday, January 5, 2015.   LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the […]