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Security cameras will play a big role in keeping students safe at all of Cobb County's elementary and middle schools.

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Should your pet be our pet of the month?

Fill out the information on your pet and send it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068 Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: petomonth@eastcobber.com. Pet’s Name: Animal/Breed: Age & Gender: Favorite Food: Favorite Person: Best Trick: Turn Ons: Turn Offs: Favorite Toy: Last Seen: What makes […]

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Be a Part of It! EAST COBBER Festival 2014 is September 13

The 19th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival will be held Saturday, September 13. We welcome the community’s participation in making this year’s EAST COBBER Festival a successful tradition in East Cobb County. The EAST COBBER Festival will be held immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade from 11am to 3pm in the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center parking […]

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Special after school program for children this week

Enjoy after school snacks, monsters and fun during the “Booked After School” event 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20. This Cobb Library Foundation fundraiser is a special after school program for children and adults. Award-winning author Danny Schnitzlien will be on hand with his book “The Monster Who Ate My Peas.” Schnitzlein is a Marietta-based author of […]

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Mellow Mushroom Revives 1974 Menu with Original Prices – Including $2.50 Stone-Baked Pizza Pies

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will bring back selections from its original 1974 menu on August 20th in a “Way Back Wednesday” celebration to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary. Each of Mellow Mushroom’s locations nationwide will be offering a small cheese pizza, Coke products and select beers at their 1974 prices to mark nearly half a century since […]

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In with the new: Northside Hospital in talks to purchase land in East Cobb

Northside Hospital is looking to expand its presence in east Cobb. The organization is under contract to purchase a 12.8-acre tract at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Olde Towne Parkway, where it plans to build a four story, 80,000-square-foot medical office building, according to Russ Davis, director of marketing and public relations for […]

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Free Admission, Volunteer Opportunities Offered September 27 During Georgia’s “Your State Parks Day”

Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Sitevisitors on Your State Parks Day set for Saturday, September 27. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, the nonprofit dedicating to preserving and enhancing the state’s natural treasures, Your State Parks Day is Georgia’s annual celebration of National Public Lands Day. […]

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To have your religious organization’s events included in the EAST COBBER please send details to editor@eastcobber.com   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 know!

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YWCA of Northwest Georgia and Partners to Host a Kick-Off Event for OVW Abuse Later In Life Grant

The YWCA of Northwest Georgia and partners from Cobb Police Department, the Georgia Division of Aging and the Cobb Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney’s Office will be hosting a kick-off event to inform the community on the Abuse in Later Life grant that they were awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).  The event […]

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Fifth Grade Writing Scores Hold Steady

The Fifth Grade Writing Assessment was administered to 8,061 students in March 2014, requiring fifth graders to write a  composition on an assigned topic. Trained evaluators score each student paper based on the four domains of effective writing: Ideas, Organization, Style, and Conventions. The test results are designed to help students, teachers and parents understand specific areas where students may need to focus […]

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Pope Drama presents “Romeo & Juliet: Six Very Busy Days” this weekend

Romeo and Juliet: Six Very Busy Days presented by Pope Drama Club August 22-24. Did you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, the “greatest love story of all time” takes place over six days? Romeo and Juliet fall in love, marry, and die all within six days of meeting each other! This show blurs […]

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Flu Season is Here: WellStar offers Flu Shots

Flu season is on its way. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Sign up to receive your flu shot today! Call 770-956-STAR (7827). Who should be vaccinated again the flu? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone older than six months is recommended for […]