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

Cobb County offices will close for Thanksgiving Holiday

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County offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for the Thanksgiving holidays.

 

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Meetings to share information on Braves’ SunTrust Park

Residents and the business community are invited to two upcoming informational meetings on the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.

American Builders 2017 will host a SunTrust Park Business Outreach meeting 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Cobb Senior Wellness Center. Those interested in attending should RSVP atamericanbuilders2017.com. The Senior Wellness Center is located at 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta.

Cobb County staff will host a public information meeting 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9. There will be no formal presentation, so people may drop in any time during the allotted hours. The open house format will feature displays from the Atlanta Braves, Cobb Department of Public Safety, Cobb Department of Transportation and Cobb Community Development. Stop by each display, converse with staff and gain a greater understanding of all the measures being taken in preparation for the opening of SunTrust Park. The meeting will be held in the BOC Room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

 

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Watch the Cobb Board of Zoning Appeals hearing on TV23

The Cobb Zoning Board met on November 12, 2014. Interested residents can watch the meeting on TV23.

 

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November 19 is Worldwide GIS Day

On Wednesday, November 19th, Cobb County will partner with local cities and universities to host an event as part of the worldwide celebration of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day. The event is open to employees and citizens from 10am-2:30pm and will include demonstrations, door prizes, maps, and refreshments.

The GIS event will be held in the Cobb County Senior Services Ballroom at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 100, Marietta, GA.

 

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New kiosk will make renewing car tags faster and easier

Cobb County Tax Commissioner Carla Jackson and her staff will unveil the latest innovation in tag renewals at a ceremony this week. A ribbon cutting will be held for the new motor vehicle kiosk 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the South Cobb Government Service Center.

This new option for annual tag renewal immediately dispenses tag decals. The kiosk is a quick and easy way to renew up to 10 vehicles in one transaction for a nominal convenience fee. Insurance and emissions are electronically submitted, so there is no paperwork required except driver’s license, renewal notice or the tag number. The kiosk accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

There are currently three kiosk locations in Cobb: the Main Tag Office at 660 South Cobb Drive, the AAA office located at 1197 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 and now the South Cobb Government Service Center, 4700 Austell Road, Austell. This new kiosk at the government service center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Keep Cobb Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day

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Keep Cobb Beautiful will be celebrating America Recycles Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. There will be two locations in Cobb to do your recycling: Jim Miller Park and Sewell Park.

For more information, call 770-528-1135 or see the KCB website.

Please click here for event flyer.

 

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Veterans Field Service Office Opens in Marietta

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The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) opened the Marietta Veterans Field Service Office (FSO) last month. The  new office occupies Suite 350 at 1150 Powder Springs Street in Marietta, a space secured through a lease agreement with the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

The Department’s mission falls into two basic tasks: informing veterans and their families about veterans benefits, and directly assisting and advising veterans and their families in securing the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled.

“Opening the Marietta office has been much anticipated,” said Mike Roby, GDVS Assistant Commissioner for Field Operations & Claims. “We are very excited to open another office to serve the large veterans population living in Cobb County. This new location is conveniently located within a Cobb County government complex.”

According to VA estimates, more than 48,000 veterans live in Cobb County. The new Marietta VFSO is expected to reduce travel and wait times for most Cobb veterans. The new office is managed by experienced GDVS veterans field service officer Freddie Daniels with Ingrid Sibley.

They can be reached by phone at 770-528-3254 or online at http://veterans.ga.gov/marietta. The office is open from 8am. to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

With the opening of the Marietta VFSO, GDVS has offices in 52 locations throughout the state. For a listing of all GDVS offices, see veterans.georgia.gov/field-offices.

 

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The votes are in. 2014 Midterm Election Results.

 

The votes have been tallied and the numbers are in the books. Locally, SPLOST passed by capturing 53% of the vote, Nathan Deal (R) remains Georgia’s governor and David Perdue’s win has helped the Republicans take control of Congress.

For individual race results, visit the Cobb County Board of Elections website.

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Have voting questions in Cobb County? Website can help.

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If you’re not sure where to vote or what your polling location’s hours, cobbelections.org can help. Visit http://www.cobbelections.org/ for answers to those questions and more. Voters can also view or print a sample ballot for Tuesday’s general election.

Exercise your right to vote East Cobbers!

 

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Hit the polls to vote in General Election Tuesday

Voting for the General Election will be held 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday,Nov. 4. In addition to elected offices such as governor and U.S. senator, Cobb County voters will also consider the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax.

The SPLOST, if approved, will fund needed capital improvements involving parks, transportation, public safety, libraries, senior centers and other Cobb and city facilities. For more information, visit cobbSPLOST2016.org.

For more information about your precinct location and offices on the ballot, visit cobbelections.org or call 770-528-2581.

 

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