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Parents, property owners and tenants, the Social Host Ordinance (SHO) has been adopted by various counties and cities throughout Georgia. If you’re not sure what the SHO is then it’s time for you to meet Officer Joe! You’ll see him in the new EUDL videos from Cobb Alcohol Taskforce (Cobb AT).

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Meet the Candidates on April 30

On Wednesday, April 30, “Meet the Candidates” from 7-9pm at Parc at Piedmont, Hood Road and Upper Roswell Road, across the street from the McClesky-East Cobb YMCA. The event will be outside. Candidates from the different political parties have been invited to participate in a meet the candidate forum where there will be no speeches, only […]


OLLI Gets a Facelift!

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University is excited to announce a newly renovated expansion to the OLLI Suite. Revitalizations: Renovated and expanded restrooms Repurposed library relocated in OLLI Club Room OLLI Club Room kitchen made available to all OLLI participants New Mah Jongg group […]

Funding crisis main focus of school debates

School board candidates squared off at debates Thursday, ahead of a competitive May 20 primary likely to be settled based on controversial issues about funding, construction projects, and who is perceived as best able to solve the challenges facing public education in Cobb County. Post 6 candidates Scott Sweeney and Kevin Nicholas, along with Post […]


East Cobber Writes Novel that Inspires

When there is anger in the heart, will anger or love prevail? Childhood disappointments, like invisible phantoms, often lead to a lifetime of personal denial overshadowed by grief and regret - we often lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. Author and East Cobb resident Margaret McBride has written her new novel, “That Melvin Bray,” to inspire people to forgive, to heal, and to embrace a life filled with […]



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, […]


Wheeler, Walton close at region meet

Walton, Wheeler and Lassiter all have some work to do if any of them would like to capture team championships following Wednesday’s action at the Region 5AAAAAA girls and boys track and field championships at Roswell’s Ray Manus Stadium. Roswell’s girls and boys team hold the lead in both genders after the conclusion of three […]


A Tale of Two Easters

  Why one faith and two celebrations? Easter is not only a movable holiday but a multiple one: in most years Western Christian churches and Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on different dates. In 2009, for example, Easter was celebrated on April 12 by Western churches and April 19 by Orthodox churches. But in 2014, […]


Library Offers “Learn 4 Life” Classes

Learn4Life offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Areas of study include accounting and finance, computer applications, healthcare and medical, law and legal, teaching and education and technology, among others. Limitations apply.  For details and to register for classes […]

We Have a Winner!*Facebook Friday Freebie*

Is everyone ready for our fav time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Freebie winner! The winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Queen’s Pantry is….Cindy Walker Winans! Cindy,  please email  to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats! Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to […]


East Cobb Civic Association’s new president has big plans

  An association that has shaped east Cobb for more than 30 years says the group’s future advisory role is more about the details of small projects, not broad changes to the well-established area. Still, critics of the East Cobb Civic Association, which formed in 1982, say the group has met with government officials and […]


East Cobber Published in Visual Arts Research

East Cobb resident Karinna Riddett-Moore, Ph.D., art teacher at the Atlanta Speech School, has been published in the latest issue of Visual Arts Research. Her article, “Developing an Arts of Living,” outlines the necessary aspects of arts-based educational research in a study that probed the nature of caring in an arts classroom. Based on the dissertation that won the Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education, Riddett- Moore explains how this […]