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EAST COBBER Gift Idea of the Day: Wrap up the sweet smell of Christmas

  Thymes Frasier Fir Candles are the ultimate Christmas Candle. The scent of a freshly cut Christmas tree with the crisp nip of new fallen snow! Find this great gift idea at: Findlay Rowe Designs. 1030 Woodstock Road, Suite 3114 Roswell 30075 678-205-3300   Tis the shopping season! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. […]


Atlanta Swim Academy celebrates the season with Underwater Tree Lighting and Canned Food Drive

On December 6, Atlanta Swim Academy (ASA) brought back an old company tradition! A 7 ½ foot live pine tree was submerged in their Jr. Olympic pool, where families with kids of all ages joined to decorate the tree with glow sticks. Participants brought canned goods to receive a glow stick,  generating over 500 canned food donations benefiting […]


Still shopping? Save time with our Holiday Gift Guide!

‘Tis the season to shop local! 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 read the 2014 Gift Guide and get a handle on that holiday shopping list! With all the amazing merchants in East Cobb it’s easy to shop […]


Ho ho ho….Holiday Happenings all around town!

Metro Atlantans celebrate the holiday season by continuing old traditions, decorating public spaces and putting on plays. The EAST COBBER is happy to provide a sampling of those special events to help you get in the holiday spirit. For more great area events (both holiday and everyday) visit our online calendar.     Click HERE to read our December […]


‘Twas the Night Before Finals

‘Twas the night before finals, When all through the house, Came the sounds of the flu, To the dismay of my spouse. The feverish children were tucked in their beds, My constant harping lingering in their heads: “Drink your Gatorade! Finish your soup!” All playing in an endless loop. Now Tamiflu! Now, Motrin! Now Tylenol […]


High School Final Exam Dismissal – Buses to run at 11:30am

On December 18-19, CCSD will offer an early bus run at 11:30 a.m. for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who have completed their final exams. Some high schools may be offering a special activity later in the school day or perhaps final exam tutoring, so please check with your local school for specific details. (Source:    […]

New McCollum Field Tower

County airport continues growth and expansion

  Workers successfully competed against high winds this week to place the 67,000-pound top on the new air traffic control tower at McCollum Field. The $2.9 million tower, scheduled to be completed in January, will improve visibility, provide proper layout of equipment and offer an improved work environment for controllers. The construction is part of […]


Christmas 365 Serving Seniors Year Round

Cobb Senior Services is excited to launch Christmas365 (formerly known as Senior Santa) as a way to connect the needs of seniors in Cobb County with the generosity of  his great community…on a year round basis! Your gift to Christmas365 may be made any time during the year, not just during the holidays. How can you help? Donate New generic […]


Donate to Toys for Tots at Red Sky this Thursday

On Thursday, December 18th, starting at 5pm, Red Sky Tapas and Bar is hosting their Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. A few members of the United States Marines will be on hand to collect donated new, unwrapped toys, in order to support families in need this holiday season. Red Sky’s goal is to provide 150 new, unwrapped toys, […]


EAST COBBER readers receive $500 off a new roof

In the market for a new roof? Call Crist Roofing & Construction and receive $500 off any new roof when you mention the ad on page 3 of our December issue. No job too big or small, they do it all. Call 770-514-9653 or visit   LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! […]


Child struck by vehicle near Simpson Middle School

  A child was struck by a vehicle in Cobb County on Monday evening. The child was hit near Simpson Middle School, which is located at 3340 Trickum Rd. NE in Marietta. The child was alert when taken to the hospital, according to a spokesperson with Cobb County police. Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. […]