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VIDEO of the WEEK

The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Video courtesy of www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/p3/projects­/NWC/.

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Job Search Workshops and Job Fair set for March at Switzer Library

The Cobb County Public Library System is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Switzer Library in Marietta. Top Cobb County employers will be represented at the Job Fair, including employers from office, retail, hospitality, marketing, law enforcement, education, human resources and government.   The Job Fair […]

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Fire Department recognizes courage, honor and service

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services honored men and women of the department at the annual Awards, Promotions, and Recognition Ceremony. The program was created to honor the exceptional work our firefighters provide to the county. Congratulations to Tom Ford, the recipient of the “Chiefs Award.” Cobb County is proud of […]

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Register for Sope Creek’s 30th Annual 5K /1 mile Spring Fever Run

The 30th annual Sope Creek Elementary Spring Fever Run is set for Saturday, April 25. Combined, the 5K and 1mile runs average over 650 participants made up of current students, alumni, and community runners who pound the pavement in support of improving the school. The 30th year promises to play homage to the first fundraiser run […]

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Something New for the Businesses at Olde Towne

  Progress in a community is sometimes met with mixed emotions. On the positive side, East Cobb is getting a four-story, 80,000-square-foot medical office building near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Lower Roswell Roads. The building will sit on the 12.7-acre tract that is now the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center. Plans are for the new Northside Hospital […]

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Teen Driver Safety Program Coming to Congregation Etz Chaim

  On March 29, the teen driver initiative “It Won’t Happen to Me,” a teen victim impact program, will be held at Congregation Etz Chaim. The educational initiatives in the program help teens become more responsible and safe drivers with a goal of reducing the amount of teen deaths caused by car  accidents. The program also strives to make parents […]

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Live Life! Love Life! Be Healthy!

  How One East Cobb Couple Overcame Together & Helped Thousands Achieve Health By Ashley Poptodorov, Owner, A+A Wellness It seems like only yesterday that I embarked on my own journey to getting healthy. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I walked into a local store and I stepped on a scale that gave you a choice of […]

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YOU MAKE THE NEWS

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, […]

*Facebook Friday Freebie! Enter to Win TWO Pro Rental Kart Passes for Atlanta Motorsports Park!

Do you have a need for speed or know of someone who craves the excitement of motorsports? If you answered YES, then this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie will get your adrenaline pumping! The EAST COBBER has teamed up with Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville to give you and a friend the opportunity to race around […]

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Charity for seniors not just on holidays

Cobb Senior Services has launched Christmas365 (formerly known as Senior Santa) as a way to connect the needs of seniors in Cobb County with the generosity of the community on a year-round basis. Your gift to Christmas365 may be made any time during the year, not just during the holidays. Christmas365 provides special request items […]

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Recipe of the Month: Turkish Rulo Kofte

Wheeler PTSA Diversity, Wheeler Culinary Arts and the high school’s Parent Resource Center offer free Multicultural Cooking Classes at Wheeler High School every month. Last month, Wheeler High School parents were the featured chefs: Mr. Albertino Couto (Cheff Betto) from Brazil, Ms. Hulya Seymour from Turkey and Ms. Fairhan Alsayyed from Kuwait. Ms. Seymour’s recipe for her Turkish dish is featured below. TURKISH […]

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Meet our EAST COBBER Pet of the Month: Sammy

  Breed: Yellow Lab Age/Gender: 3-year-old boy Favorite food: Pizza,apples and ice cream! Favorite person: Mommy! Best tricks: Doing flips into the swimming pool Turn ons: Rubbing the belly Turn offs: Vacuum cleaner Favorite toy: Hedgie the Hedgehog Last seen: Sleeping on his back with his legs in the air What makes your pet so special: His unconditional […]