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Corner Pizza Has the Cure for the Monday Blues

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Got the case of the Monday blues? Come out to Corner Pizza for team trivia every Monday at 7:30pm! Take a look at their ad in our August issue on page 33 for more daily specials. Call 770-518-1701 or visit www.cornerpizza-atl.com for more info. Corner Pizza is located at 4651 Woodstock Road NE, Roswell.

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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, please call 770-640-7070 or e-mail editor@eastcobber.com to let us know.

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What’s Happening at your School?

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Celebrating good news at High Meadows School

 

EAST COBBER wants to share the good news and special events going on at every East Cobb school, K-12, public or private. Please e-mail your info. and/or photos to editor@eastcobber.com.  Digital photos should be  high resolution (300dpi). You may also send your info. and photos by mail to Editor, EAST COBBER, PO Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068. Please include your name and telephone number as well as caption information. Captions must include the first and last names of everyone pictured in the photo.

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Senior Safety panel discussion is September 16

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The Neighborhood Safety Commission, Community Awareness Committee invites you to attend a Senior Safety panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. to be held at 100 Cherokee Street, in the Commissioners Hearing room on the second floor. Cobb TV will broadcast the discussion live.

 

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Emerson UU launches Coffee House Series

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation is excited to announce the beginning of a brand new Coffee House Series beginning Saturday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The season opens with singer/songwriter/guitarist, Aspen Countryman from Canton, GA.

18 year old Aspen started playing guitar when she was 9 years old and never put it down. She spends her weekends playing gigs at local restaurants and festivals all across the North Georgia area. Aspen has had 3 of her original songs played on 94.9 The Bull Backyard Country. She hopes to record her first Extended Play this year and just recently made it through the first round of “American Idol”.  In her words, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know music will be part of it.”

Please join us in making this first concert of the series a success! A donation of $10 per person will be requested at the door and wine and beer will be offered for an additional donation.

Emerson is located at 4010 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066; 770-578-1533.

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Make-A-Wish 5K registration is open

For 15 years, Cobb County Government has been proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Georgia to help grant the wishes of ill children in our community. The 15th annual Cobb County 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning and ending at the Marietta Square.Through Monday, Sept. 7, registration fees are $20 for untimed 5K walk/run and $25 for timed 5K run. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Sept. 7. After Sept. 7, fees are $25 for untimed 5K walk/run and $35 for timed 5K run. Teams of 10 or more are $15 per person untimed and $20 timed. Children 6-12 years old are $10 and those 5 and younger are free.

Anyone who would like to support Make-A-Wish Georgia but will not be able to attend the race can register as a Phantom Runner for $20. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. All money raised will be used to help grant the wishes of Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year’s race raised $28,000. For more information, or to register online, visit cobbmakeawish5k.org.

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Cobb officials Honor a Marine’s service

 

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation honoring Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells to his family during the Tuesday, Aug. 25, regular meeting. Wells 21, was among five servicemen killed July 16 when a gunman ambushed unarmed troops at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Naval reserve center and a recruitment center. Wells was a graduate of Sprayberry High School. His mother, Cathy Wells, is pictured holding the proclamation.

 

 

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Synovus to anchor Cobb’s newest office tower

 

Last week Columbus, Ga.-based Synovus announced that it will lease 100,000 sq. ft. in new Class A office tower being built in Cumberland. The tower, 1100 Overton, being developed by TPA Group, will be on a site next to Interstate 75 and across from SunTrust Park.

Approximately 300 employees will be based in this location including Bank of North Georgia’s senior management team and Synovus’ specialty and investment bankers.  The location will also house a Bank of North Georgia branch bank.

“We are excited about this most recent announcement and the construction of the 2nd Class A office tower announced since the Atlanta Braves announced their move to Cobb County in 2013,” said Commissioner Tim Lee.

 

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Momentous Week for SunTrust Park

 

It was a momentous week for SunTrust Park! Final bids were received to issue the bonds and the Cobb County Commissioners joined Atlanta Braves leaders and legends as the first brick at the ball park was laid on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the final bid for the bonds came in about $1.6 million less than anticipated when the project began in 2013. This means that the original 0.33 millage rate required in the County’s general fund can be reduced to 0.234 mills, a 0.096 reduction.

On Thursday, the first brick was laid at SunTrust Park. The brick was laid by Eutis Morris.  Mr. Morris also laid the first bricks at Fulton County Stadium and Olympic Stadium.  Two time capsules, dedicated to the Braves and Cobb County, were buried during the event as well.

Construction on the ballpark continues to make great progress. Rakers and seating precast is underway and the erection of the steel scoreboard began this week. The average daily number of workers on site is 310-410, depending on rain. $413 million of work has been recommended to date, 55 percent of this with Cobb companies.

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Upcoming meeting on road closures in East Cobb

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The community is invited to a meeting 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, on the East Cobb phase of the Southwest Connector water main project. The meeting will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.

The Southwest Connector project will replace more than six miles of aging water main pipe beginning near the James E. Quarles Water Treatment Plant on Lower Roswell Road and ending at the intersection of Terrell Mill Road and Cobb Parkway. The project is expected to begin in September and end in late 2017. Continuous lane closures are expected, as well as heavy delays on Lower Roswell Road and Terrell Mill Road. Please use alternate routes.

For more information, call the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority project hotline at 770-514-5301 or visit ccmwa.org.

 

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