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Kids Eat FREE on Wednesdays in East Cobb!


On Wednesdays, kids eat FREE with adult purchase at:

Paradise Grille
3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA 30066

Mirko Pasta
1281 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30068
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CNC Winter Bird Seed Sale starts Jan 30

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Feed your feathered friends premium Coles birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) at the Winter Bird Seed Sale. Pre-sale orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Pre-purchase between January 30 and February 8 and pick up is at CNC February 13-15.

Chattahoochee Nature Center is located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or


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Register for Cobb GOP Precinct Mass Meetings at Roswell Street Baptist Church

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A message from the Cobb County Republican Party:

Being a part of the Republican Party means taking an active role in its proceedings.  As we prepare for the crucial 2016 elections, the organizational meetings and conventions of our party from February through May of this year are extremely important. Each of us MUST take these meetings seriously and participate if we want to protect the traditional values and principles of our party to elect Republican candidates. See complete schedule below.

The first meetings of this convention cycle are the Precinct Mass Meetings where precinct and house district officers are elected and delegates and alternate delegates to the Cobb County Convention are selected.  All of the Precinct Mass Meetings for the entire county will be held at one location, Roswell Street Baptist Church, on February 7, 2015, at 10am. 

For the third consecutive convention cycle, the Cobb GOP has made it easy for you to register online ahead of time.  At our last Precinct Mass Meetings in 2013, 66% of all attendees took advantage of this fully automated system which eliminated a prolonged registration on the day of the meetings.

You may be asking . . .

1. Why should I attend my Precinct Mass Meeting?

You must attend your precinct meeting on February 7th in order to be a delegate or alternate to the Cobb County Convention on March 14th.

2. Why should I preregister online?

Preregistered attendees are expedited through the check-in lines on the day of the event.  This saves you time and helps us to start the meeting on time.
There is no cost to attend the Precinct Mass Meetings, and you can preregister online NOW by clicking HERE.

If you have questions or need assistance during the pre-registration process, contact

(Source: Cobb County Republican Party)

Living and Planning Expo for Seniors is January 30


Transition to the Next Chapter, Living and Planning Expo
Friday, January 30 | 11am-1:30pm
Free; Registration required

An educational Expo presented through Mayes Ward-Dobbins to benefit the community by providing education on Legal Issues, Social Security, Life Insurances, Veterans Benefits and much more. Complimentary lunch will be provided by Homesteaders Insurance.


All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

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Are you a Mom in Prayer?

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Moms in Prayer groups meet weekly at area schools.

Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in touch) for parents of Dickerson Middle School meets every Thursday at 1pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or

Moms in Prayer for East Side Elementary parents meets every Thursday at 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705 or

Do you know of another Moms in Prayer group? Email


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


Where in the world (well, East Cobb) was this photo taken?




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!

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Cobb DA Release: Three Former Cherokee County Court Reporters Sent to Jail

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that three former Cherokee County court reporters were sent to jail after pleading guilty to racketeering.

Investigators found that since at least 2006, Tammy Stine, Kimberly Probst and Betty Petersen had expanded the spacing in official court transcripts to increase the number of pages transcribed, and also billed for pages that did not exist. Ms. Stine and Ms. Probst even billed the Cherokee County Clerk of Superior Court for transcripts that had not been filed with the court.

Under state law, the Judicial Council of Georgia regulates the number of characters per line and the number of lines per page on official court transcripts. It also establishes the per-page rate at which court reporters are to be paid. In 2006, it was $3.57 per page.

The women were indicted separately, each on a single count of racketeering — which alleges a pattern of criminal activity — on Dec. 18, 2014.

“This was essentially a scheme to manipulate transcripts and invoices to collect more than was due,” said Chief ADA Don Geary, who prosecuted the case.

All three of the defendants pleaded guilty during a two-hour hearing on Tuesday.

Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary E. Staley told the defendants that as court employees, they should be held to a higher standard.

Judge Staley then sentenced Ms. Stine to serve eight months in jail, followed by eight years on probation. She was ordered to pay $225,000 in restitution, which she has already paid in full, and she was fined $1,000.

Judge Staley sentenced Ms. Probst to serve four months in jail, followed by 10 years on probation. She was ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution, which she paid in full on Tuesday.

Ms. Petersen was sentenced to serve six months in jail, followed by 10 years on probation, and she also was ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution. In addition, Ms. Probst and Ms. Petersen were each fined $1,000.

Canton attorney Daran Burns represented Ms. Stine. Woodstock attorney Tony Morgese represented Ms. Probst and Ms. Petersen.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Cobb District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation.

Sandy Plains Baseball 2015 Spring Recreational Season Registration Re-Opened

Sandy Plains Baseball Online registration is re-opened with spaces available in all leagues. Registration will close January 29 at 9 pm.

Please see the schedule HERE for evaluation times and locations for this Saturday, January 31. Colt and Stallion will remain open as long as room is available

The Spring season will begin with evaluations on Jan. 31. A full evaluation schedule is posted HERE. The season will end on May 16th 2015.

Practices are held on weeknights and Sundays, games on weeknights and Saturdays, on a revolving schedule.

Your child’s playing age is their age on April 30, 2015.

Please contact the registrar with any questions:

Davis Direction Foundation to host Attny Gen Sam Olens Thursday

The Davis Direction Foundation will host Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens and Commissioner of the Georgia Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Department, Frank W. Berry, III for “Laws, Limits & Loopholes” as they relate to the opiate/heroin crisis in OUR community at the Marietta First United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 29 at 7pm.

Additionally, there will be a Narcan kit demonstration and 100 Narcan kits will be distributed to those in need. Narcan (medical name Naloxone) is an opioid antagonist which is used via nasal spray to immediately reverse an opiate overdose by restoring breathing.

Narcan kits are now approved to be carried by first responders in Georgia and have recently saved several lives in the Cobb/Cherokee community.

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Need a tune up? Use our coupons for discounts at BP Care Care & Quick Lube


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Before you head out on the road, stop by BP Car Care & Quick Lube, 557 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. This locally owned and operated neighborhood service center offers oil changes, emissions, maintenance and repairs. Use the coupons on page 9 of our January issue for extra savings!


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