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Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort

East Cobb’s Sen. Judson Hill is highlighted in this report that exposes the close relationship between business interests and lawmakers within the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Sen. Hill is a longtime member of ALEC.

View the original 11alive report at http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/

 

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Volunteers needed at CNC Butterfly Festival

 

The Chattahoochee Nature Center needs a few more helping hands at the Butterfly Festival on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Volunteers ages 16+ are needed for:

Saturday, June 6

  • Check-in/vendor unloading – from 8am-10am
  • Help Brewster’s Ice Cream – from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Help at a drink station from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Help in the butterfly tent (limited opportunities) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Information table and docents (for CNC regular volunteers) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Waiting list for ALL positions – including some for those ages 12-16, with a parent

Sunday, June 7

  • Help Brewster’s Ice Cream – from 11:30-2:40 or 2:30-5:30
  • Help at a drink station from 11:30-2:40 or 2:30-5:30
  • Information table and docents (for CNC regular volunteers) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30

Please email Libby Lintel at l.lintel@chattnaturecenter.org to reserve your spot, and indicate where you would prefer to work.

Cobb recognized as best place for young people

 

In a recently published list of best places for young people to live, Movoto credits Cobb with four out of the nine locations.

In the article, Realtor Dean Gudlauski notes that, “The East Cobb area is well known for its excellence in schools.”

 

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Davis Elementary student wins national essay contest

 

Bizunesh Keith, a fifth grader at Davis Elementary in East Cobb, won the MLB’s National Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. Commissioner JoAnn Birrell recently joined Homer and others from the Braves organization on a surprise visit to Davis Elementary school to congratulate her.

Pictured from left to right: David Banks School Board Member Post 5, Bizunesh’s mother Chris Keith, Bizunesh, Principal Dee Mobley, Homer, Commissioner Birrell and teacher Claudia Daniels. Bizunesh will also be honored at the pregame ceremony of a Braves game. She was one of 10 winners out of 10,000 essay applicants. Congratulations Bizunesh!

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Lasers and lights!

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

Take a tour of WellStar East Cobb Health Park’s New Outpatient Surgery

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The new outpatient surgery center at WellStar East Cobb Health Park will open July 1. The community is invited to get a sneak peak of the state-of-the-art facility during tours on Saturday, June 6 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Bringing an outpatient surgery center to East Cobb is a result of WellStar’s commitment to create innovative healthcare solutions that bring healthcare close to home.

WellStar East Cobb Health Park is located at 3747 Roswell Road NE in Marietta, Ga. No R.S.V.P. is required to attend the free event.

 

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RSVP for business town hall

 

Cobb’s Office of Finance and Economic Development and District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid will host a Business Town Hall meeting 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, June 2, at South Cobb Government Center, 4700 Austell Road, Mableton.

During the meeting, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about county business resources, business licenses, how to do business with the county, economic incentive programs, job training resources and business resources available at local libraries.

The rezoning process, updates on nearby public infrastructure projects and major development activity in the area will also be discussed. Please RSVP by Friday, May 29, to Michael Hughes, mhhughes@cobbcounty.org or 770-528-1510 or Bianca Keaton, bianca.keaton@cobbcounty.org or 770-528-3311.

 

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Memorial Day Moment of Remembrance

For the families and friends of those who died in service to America, every single day is Memorial Day, they are forced to carry on without a loved one. The least we can do is pause at 3pm today for a Moment of Remembrance.

 

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Sandy Springs road closure to impact traffic

 

Riverside Drive, south of Johnson Ferry Road, will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, May 26, as the City of Sandy Springs begins realigning the existing sharp curve on the road. During this construction period, the intersection will be closed and a detour route in place. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution when driving in the area and maintain the posted speed limits.

Detours will be in place to assist motorists traveling through the area and there will be additional signage. A detour route map is locatedhere. Work will include roadway construction and the installation of guardrail and sidewalks.  Work is planned to be completed by late August, weather permitting. For more information, please visit www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.

 

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Memorial Day Poem

7.5.12

A time for picnics, time off work –
Vacations and the “Indy” –
A holiday, too often times
We forget what, it should be.
A time to pay respect to those
Who rallied to the battle cry –
Who gave their lives for liberty –
Those freedoms for you and I.
Such a waste of brave young souls –
Some still struggling through their youth
Who faced and fell willingly
Before wartimes’ awful truth.
So as we share this holiday
With our friends or family –
Take a moment to give thanks to
Those who died so we’d stay free.
Let us strive for world peace –
For the end of greed and hate –
For next time, after “the war”
It just may be too damned late.

by Del “Abe” Jones [Copyright, 1991]
From his book of poetry, “THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE.”

 

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