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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. […]


Cobb County Schools announces graduation dates

The Cobb County School District has released dates, locations and times for the 2015 Spring Commencement Schedule. Pope and Kell will hold ceremonies on Thursday, May 21. Lassiter, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 22. For locations and times, please visit (Source: Cobb County Schools)   LIKE THIS BLOG? […]


Latkes Like Your Bubbe Used to Make

    A favorite Hanukkah food is latkes,or potato pancakes. Originally, the pancakes were made of cheese. Eventually, the custom grew to incorporate eating pancakes of all kinds.Latkes (potato pancakes)are eaten because they are cooked in oil and thus remind the Jews of the miracle of the single cruse [pitcher of oil]. Rabbi Solomon Freehof, […]


Experience Atlanta tallest LEGO Menorah on December 18

Experience Atlanta’s tallest LEGO Menorah on Thursday, December 18, 5:30pm. Enjoy live music, Chnukah treats and more. Admission is FREE and the community is invited.  Building the Menorah begins at 5:30pm, Menorah lighting at 6pm. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. For more information call  770-565-4012 x.300 or visit   LIKE THIS BLOG? Then […]


*It’s Where in the World Wednesday!* Play to WIN an I Heart East Cobb t-shirt!

    Submit your guess as a comment below or on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Be the first person with the correct answer and win an I HEART EAST COBB t-shirt! Good luck! LIKE THIS PHOTO? Then you’ll love our newsletter! ClickHEREto sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the know!  


Ring in the New Year at Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Giving the gift of an overnight stay is not only a delight to receive, but it’s fun to give. Consider staying overnight at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Atlanta this New Year’s Eve. So I’m sure you’re thinking “I live locally, why stay at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta?” How about enjoying safety and convenience in a luxurious setting. With all the New […]