Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Osborne High School's ceremony at Turner Chapel AME is one of them.
Graduations begin Thursday, and the Cobb County School District wants to make sure that family and friends who can't attend the ceremonies don't miss out. With the exception of McEachern in Powder Springs and Allatoona in Acworth, whose graduations will be held outdoors, most of the ceremonies will be streamed live. Osborne High School's ceremony at Turner Chapel AME is one of them. View it here at 7 p.m. Thursday. Here's the schedule for the rest of the county.
It occurred after an alleged incident between the student and his teacher.
An Osborne High student is in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center after an incident with a teacher at the school. Class was in session about 2:25 p.m. Thursday, but Gabriel Jeremiah Ward had a lot to say, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. The teacher asked the student to be quiet 10 times, but Ward allegedly refused, the school's officer wrote in the warrant. After the tenth request, the teacher asked Ward to leave the classroom. "The accused started gathering his belongings very slowly and began to get increasingly belligerent and talking loudly," the officer wrote. Ward allegedly cursed the teacher, and "continued to talk and not leave the classroom with any urgency," the officer wrote. "Therefore, (the teacher) placed his …
The park, at the corner of Anderson and Roswell streets, honors former Marietta mayor Joe Mack Wilson.
The public is invited to join the city of Marietta for the dedication of Joe Mack Wilson Park, 190 Roswell St., May 23 at 3 p.m. The park, at the corner of Anderson and Roswell streets, honors former Marietta mayor Joe Mack Wilson. "Joe Mack had a passion for Marietta and loved the beauty of this city," mayor Steve Tumlin said. "He loved Kiwanis Club, and served our city as a legislator, businessman, husband, father, and also as mayor of Marietta," he said. "When Joe Mack was mayor, he still had contacts with the Georgia Legislature that made the city of Marietta even better. Still today, years later, we see evidence of his handiwork and contributions as a legislator, leader and as Mayor in many ways in both our city and our state." "This …
Goodwill operates half a dozen stores in Cobb County as well as a number of stand-alone donation centers in the area. The new Whitlock Avenue store includes a drive-up donation center.
Goodwill of North Georgia will open the doors to its 45th store location on Thursday. The new West Marietta store, located at 775 Whitlock Avenue, includes a drive-up donation center. Including the new site, Goodwill operates half a dozen stores in Cobb County as well as a number of stand-alone donation centers in the area. “Not only are we growing our Cobb County footprint, but with this new location, we were able to bring nearly 40 new jobs to the community,” said Director of Public Relations Elaine Armstrong. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 10,000 individuals find employment across North Georgia. When shoppers enter the West Marietta store, they’ll find bright graphics along the walls telling the story of Goodwill’s mission. “Our …
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Frank's Cajun and Soul Kitchen, Shillings on the Square and Viva Mexico Restaurant.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
City of White authorities in Bartow County issued 45 felony warrants in connection with the find.
A tip led to the arrest of a Marietta man who allegedly grew 39 marijuana plants near a park in the Bartow County city of White, just outside Cartersville. A May 11 call about Charles Larry Edmondson Jr., 27, opened an investigation that's led to 45 felony warrants and is still ongoing, Police Chief David King said. Edmondson allegedly grew the marijuana plants on property within 1,000 feet of James A. White Park, but the landowners are not suspected of any crimes, King said, declining to say exactly where the plants were found. Authorities found 15 stolen credit cards and evidence of a car break-in during the investigation, and Edmondson was arrested Friday, May 17, in White. King said White police got a tip that Edmondson was at a …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Octavia Adrienne Avey, 36 of Marietta, was arrested on May 18 and charged with forgery.
The Villa Rica Police Department was notified of a person trying to cash a forged check at Region’s Bank on May 18, according to a report from the Villa Rica Police Department. As Officer Jacob Brown arrived, the bank employees identified the person as she was trying to leave the bank. Officer Brown stopped the person and detained her as the incident was being investigated. The check was confirmed as being forged and the person trying to cash it was arrested, according to the report. The person was identified as Octavia Adrienne Avey, 36 of Marietta. She was charged with forgery in the third degree and taken to the Carroll County Jail.
Students will be released early at set times, depending on grade level, Wednesday and Thursday.
Students in the Cobb School District will be released from classes earlier than usual on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, as the 2012-13 academic year comes to an end. The early dismissal schedules are as follows:
The council will get to work in September.
Officials with the Cobb County Cooperative Extension Service and the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County want to hear from community garden coordinators across the county. That's because a Cobb Community Garden Council is taking shape. The council will not get to work until September, but organizers are getting the word out now to gauge the level of interest in the group. From Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw to CrossRoads Community Garden in East Cobb, the purpose of the council is to bring coordinators together to share ideas and information. Interested garden coordinators should email council chair Debbie Abernathy at email@example.com with their names, garden names, locations and email addresses.
Only eight school sponsors statewide, selected out of 778 schools that participate in the Pennies for Patients program, receive the award each year.
Kibbie DeJarnett, a French teacher at Marietta High School (MHS), Student Council Sponsor, Junior Class Advisement Team Leader and School Coordinator of the Georgia Pennies School & Youth program, is a nominee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) LLS Jannon Barker Memorial Award. Only eight school sponsors statewide, selected out of 778 schools that participate in the Pennies for Patients program, receive the award each year. “Giving back to our community and to others is an important part of being a staff member or student at Marietta High School,” said Leigh Colburn, MHS Principal. “I applaud the efforts of Ms. DeJarnett and her work with our student council to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is a model of …