Friday, January 25, 2013
Join the Lassiter High School community this weekend to support an injured high school student.
This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend & Community Spotlight features the Christopher Heitzman Benefit 5K Run. The event takes place Saturday morning at Lassiter High School, with proceeds to help pay for medical expenses for the injured graduate. Heitzman, who graduated from Lassiter last spring, was seriously injured in a car accident last July on Trickum Road that killed his classmate, Ryan Aschenbach, and injured another recent Lassiter graduate Taylor Seaman. Heitzman sustained a head injury and several broken bones, and will need more surgeries. The fundraiser has collected just under $40,000 from pre-registration, and is hoping to raise more money to help cover Heitzman's medical expenses. A raffle, vendors, snacks and live …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A fetus was found in a freezer at an Alpharetta Townhome; illegal immigrants under the age of 31 are applying by the thousands for work permits—Here are some of the top headlines from around metro Atlanta.
Two Cobb County high schools have been told they will not be performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the fall because they lack racial diversity. The choruses at Lassiter and Walton high schools have been barred from full participation in the ASO's joint holiday concert held in December. Both schools would still be allowed to send smaller contingents of chorus singers to the performance due to space restrictions. Read more on Northeast Cobb Patch. Hundreds of illegal immigrants under the age of 31 in Georgia, including Mableton and Austell, are gathering any visas, passports or other identification they have because the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Catch up on news from Marietta and the surrounding area on Tuesday, May 15.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012
The Marietta band of Lassiter and Sprayberry grads hits the big time during Grammys weekend.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Marietta rock band Almost Kings had a taste of the top of the music industry this weekend as the winners of the first Garage to Grammys Live contest. Formed in 2008 by Lassiter and Sprayberry alumni, the band talked to Marietta Patch about its music and goals before heading to Los Angeles for a live, streaming performance at the Grammy Awards expo. Check out Almost Kings' Grammy performances and their interview with John Norris in the attached YouTube clips from CBS.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Almost Kings, which was formed in 2008 and has played over 200 live solo shows, beat out more than 916 other unsigned acts for the opportunity to play during the Grammy awards expo.
Friday, January 27, 2012
An independent rock band from Marietta has hit it big. Almost Kings was named the winner of the From Your Garage to Grammy Live contest, a fan-driven, month-long Facebook promotion that gave the band with the most votes an opportunity to play a live, online streaming performance during the Grammy awards expo in Los Angeles. Formed in 2008 and comprised of a group of friends and musicians from Lassiter and Sprayberry high schools, Almost Kings has gained a reputation as one of the hottest, most energetic and sought-after live acts touring the club, venue and festival circuit today, according to a news release. The band's Facebook lists its members as: Boze, vocals; Ryan Yunker, guitars and vocals; Kevin Compton, drums; and Danny Helms, bass…
Friday, December 2, 2011
We're down to 20 teams and 10 games in the Georgia High School Association's football playoffs.
Update: We apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced Friday night and this morning, but the scoreboard is complete now. The matchups for the Georgia Dome next week are Walton vs. Grayson, AAAAA; Lovejoy vs. Tucker, AAAA; Burke County vs. Peach County, AAA; Calhoun vs. Buford, AA; and Savannah Christian vs. Landmark Christian, A. The 2011 Georgia High School Association football playoffs move into the semifinals tonight, one game from the Georgia Dome, and we'll bring you all the scores as quickly as we can. Let us know who you're rooting for in the comment space below, share your predictions or post updates if you're at a game. If you have photos or videos, share them with the community by clicking on "Add photos," or email …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Schools, veterans and community organizations from across Cobb County came together to honor the men and women who have served our country on Friday.
Veterans Day is a national holiday honoring all veterans and commemorating those who have passed on. It is observed annually on Nov. 11, the day on which the Armistice ending World War I between the Allies and Germany was signed in 1918. The Armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This year, Nov. 11, 2011, at 11 a.m., the City of Marietta honored the 93rd anniversary of the event with a parade and ceremony. The seventh annual Marietta Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta and the City of Marietta. The keynote speaker was the Honorable Michael J. Bowers, Maj. Gen. GAANG. Scott Chadwick of the Marietta Kiwanis Club and a U.S. Navy/Vietnam veteran acted as master of …