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A glance at county, state & federal government services, decisions, and issues that effect East Cobbers.

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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County offices closed on Memorial Day

 

All Cobb County Government offices, including public libraries, will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Cobb County Government CLOSED Monday in observance of Memorial Day

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All Cobb County Government offices will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

 

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Veteran’s Memorial 5K is Saturday

Veteran’s Memorial 5k presented by American Legion Post 29 this Saturday, May 23. All proceeds support the charities of the American Legion to benefit Georgia Veterans and their families.
Start times: 5K – 7:30am; 1K walk/run – 8:30am; Tot Trot (ages 5 and under) – 8:45am. 5K/1K: $30. Phantom Runner: $25. Start and finish Marietta Square Marietta. Packet pickup 12-8pm, 5/21/15 at American Legion Post 28, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta.
More info: Gary Jenkins, 678-214-5294 or gary@georgiarunner.com.

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This Tuesday and Wednesday: Loren Spivack, “The Free Market Warrior”

 

The Cobb County Republican Party and The Georgia Tea Party invite the community to attend a FREE 2-evening seminar featuring Loren Spivack, who is returning after his successful “Economic Literacy” seminar in 2011. Seminar topic is “Getting There From Here; A Practical Guide For Restoring America.”

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20, from 6-9:30 pm each night at Cobb GOP Headquarters, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta.

Although tickets are FREE, seating is limited. To sign up and print your FREE ticket for each night, click HERE.

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Town hall scheduled this Tuesday

 

Commissioner Bob Ott will hold another town hall public meeting 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday, May 12, at Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb. Town hall meetings provide residents a chance to hear up-to-date information about their district and share concerns.

For more information, call 770-528-3316.

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Bob Ott town hall is next week

 

District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall meeting 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12 in East Cobb.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out information on projects happening around District Two, as well as ask questions and provide input.

The town hall will be held at at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-3316.

 

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Reminder: Outdoor Burning Ended April 30

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Just a reminder that the outdoor burning ban for the summer began May 1 in Cobb County. 
Fron October 1 – April 30 each year, limited yard debris including leaves, pine straw and small limbs from growth on your property may be burned. Burning for the purposes of land clearing using an air curtain destructor is also allowed by permit during this time period. During the burning period, fire officials may prohibit burning at times when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make burning hazardous.
For information on the requirements for having an outdoor fire, go to theCobb Fire Marshal’s webpage.

 

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Attend the Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast

The Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast is Monday, May 4. The event will feature the CEW Woman of Distinction Award. Breakfast held from 7:30-9:30am. General admission: $60; Cobb Chamber Member: $25.
Online registration closed April 29 at 12pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

 

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League of Women Voters is May 2

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On May 2, 2015 at 11am, the League of Women Voters of Marietta Cobb will hold their Annual Meeting at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant at 2475 Delk Rd. Marietta, GA 30067. Caryn Young will informally discuss the merger between KSU and SPSU.

Young is currently employed as the Interim Director, Office of Alumni Affairs. The public is welcome. Please call 770 592 0625 for information and  reservations.  There is NO COST but each person will be responsible for their own meal.

Board members for the year of 2015 to 2016 will be installed. Board members for the coming year are Elizabeth Melville, Carla McManus, Marie Shockley, Janet Cohen, Gloria Nichols, Linda Thomas, Joanne Bossert and Barbara d’Emilio.

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