Recently the Neighborhood Safety Commission conducted a panel discussion on Gang Activity in Cobb in the Board of Commissioners hearing room at 100 Cherokee Street, Bldg A, Marietta 30090. The panel members were Cobb Assistant District Attorney Mike Carlson; Cobb County Police Sgt. Tim Plunkett; Leslie Walker, recreation coordinator and facility manager for the Six Flags Community Center.
A treat for East Cobb’s ears! Hadley Elizabeth performing at the EAST COBBER Parade and Festival on September 13. Thank you Hadley Elizabeth!
Watch the 2014 EAST COBBER Parade taped by TV 23 from start to finish.
Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!
Commissioner Bob Ott’s 2Talk program for September. Ott speaks with James Nelson, chairman of the Freedom Calls Memorial Foundation.
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Mt. Bethel Elementary students participated in the Read-a-Thon!
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Security cameras will play a big role in keeping students safe at all of Cobb County’s elementary and middle schools.
(Video courtesy WSBtV.com)
East Cobb, well known for its beautiful neighborhoods, top performing public schools, low crime, abundant activities for families, and some of the lowest taxes in Atlanta, has long been one of the most sought-after communities in metro Atlanta. An affluent north Atlanta suburb located in unincorporated Cobb County, east of the city of Marietta, East Cobb has 169,000 residents, making it one of the largest suburbs in Metro Atlanta. Offering easier access to downtown Atlanta and the Airport than the neighboring cities of Roswell and Alpharetta, East Cobb is roughly bounded by:
Cherokee County and Hwy 92 to the north
Willeo Creek and Roswell in Fulton County to the north and east
the Chattahoochee River and Sandy Springs in Fulton County to the southeast
I-575, and the Marietta city limits to the west, and
Interstate 285 and I-75 to the south.
Johnson Ferry Road is the major transportation artery between East Cobb and Sandy Springs. Its intersection with Roswell Road (Hwy 120 — the main artery between East Cobb and Roswell or Marietta) is one of the busiest and what many consider the heart of East Cobb.
While Bill Couch was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, the Army Air Corps bombardier was focused on one thing: surviving.
Couch, then an officer in the 349th Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force, spent 17 months in Germany’s Stalag Luft III POW camp after his aircraft was hit in an air attack and crash-landed in the Mediterranean Sea.
In January of 1945, Couch and 2,000 other American and British POWs were forced to march for almost two days in ankle-deep snow to another prisoner camp, where Couch spent three more months.
In April of 1945, Couch and the other American and British POWs were rescued by General Patton’s Third Army.
Ten years later, at the age of 35, Couch took up ballroom dancing. It became his obsession.
“I know most guys can do without it,” Couch said. “I can’t get enough of it.”
Today, at age 94, Couch is still dancing. His wife Joan, 88, has been his dance partner for 19 years. At their wedding reception in 1995, they danced the Foxtrot.
The Couches are among the 200-plus members of the Foxtrotters Dance Club, a group of seniors over the age of 55 who regularly meet at the East Cobb Senior Center near Marietta.
“You know, they used to say, ‘It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where your children are?’ Now they say, ‘It’s 11 o’clock. We have no idea where my mother is,'” Joan Couch said with a laugh.
Each month, club members meet for three hours of ballroom dancing to live music, refreshments and socializing. They dance to the rhythms of the Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing and Latin music all played by some of Atlanta’s best bands.
The Couches and other members of the Foxtrotters were featured Wednesday on Better Mornings Atlanta, along with the 20-piece big band Memory Lane Jazz Ensemble.
Click here for more information about the Foxtrotters Dance Club.
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(Reprinted from CBS46.com)