Fun Facts: 4th of July by the Numbers


On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. 2.5 million – In July 1776, the estimated […]

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A Fourth of July Prayer


We lift up our hearts, O God, on this day of celebration in gratitude for the gift of being Americans.We rejoice with all those who share in the great dream of freedom and dignity for all. With flags and feasting, with family and friends,we salute those who have sacrificed that we might have the opportunity […]

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County offices closed July 3; libraries open; no Xpress 400 routes


Cobb County Government offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. However, Cobb County libraries will be open for regular hours on July 3. The libraries will be closed Saturday, July 4. For more information on library hours of operation and locations, To view the library system’s holiday schedule, click […]

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Fourth of July Festivities!


Our nation’s birthday is celebrated coast to coast with fireworks, picnics and festivals. Metro Atlanta is no different. Several cities have Fourth of July events that offer a fun time for your family. Here are some great ways to celebrate Independence Day that are just a short drive away from East Cobb:   ACWORTH – July 4 […]

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