Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Child ID Kits contain inkless fingerprinting capabilities, a DNA swab, a place for a current photo and an area to include information about your child.
The Marietta Police Department has invested in a program to help protect children. On Saturday, May 18, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Marietta Police Officers will be on hand in the lobby of the Marietta Police Department to hand out free Child ID Kits. The officers will assist parents on how to complete the kits and will fingerprint their children if desired. The Child ID Kits contain inkless fingerprinting capabilities, a DNA swab, a place for a current photo and an area to include information about your child. Completed kits will stay with the families and not the police department. This is important because if a family moves or goes on vacation and they become separated from their children, they will have these completed kits …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Nestlé USA voluntarily recalled four different frozen pizzas because the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic, the company announced Friday.
Nestlé USA has voluntarily recalled four different frozen pizzas sold in the United States because the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic, the company said recently. The recall includes: The company said in a release that it made the recall because some people had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza, which it said was related to a lot of spinach received from a supplier. While the company received no complaints to date on the other three varieties that used the spinach, it recalled the additional varieties out of caution. If you bought the above brands, contact Nestlé USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or email@example.com for further instructions, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Keep Cobb Beautiful will hold a Medication Disposal Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Cobb County Police Precinct 1 Super Station.
Keep Cobb Beautiful will hold a Medication Disposal Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Cobb County Police Precinct 1 Super Station, 2380 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw. Residents will be able to safely dispose of outdated or unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Items accepted include liquid and pill form medications, sharps and needles, diabetes materials, catheters and tubing. No durable medical equipment accepted. Nothing will be accepted at the location before or after the scheduled drop off day.
From May 1 through Sept. 30, you may not burn leaves, tree limbs or other yard waste, or use air curtain destructors for land clearing.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on open burning from May 1 to Sept. 30 of each year. Fifty-four counties in Georgia (including Cobb County) are affected. Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for the enforcement of this state-issued burning ban in unincorporated Cobb County and the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw and Powder Springs. From May 1 through Sept. 30, you may not burn leaves, tree limbs or other yard waste, or use air curtain destructors for land clearing.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Marietta Police Department's Firearm Safety Seminar is designed for civilians and will cover a variety of topics including: safety, laws and alternative weapon usage.
The Marietta Police Department’s Training Unit will host a Firearm Safety Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 28. This seminar is designed for civilians and will cover a variety of topics including: safety, laws and alternative weapon usage. The seminar is free of charge. “This program has been developed to educate the citizens on current firearm laws and weapon safety. We want to equip citizens with the knowledge and skills so they feel confident owning and handling a firearm or weapon if they choose to do so,” said Sergeant Jake King of the Marietta Police Training Unit. The Firearm Safety Seminar will be held in the Marietta City Hall Council Chambers, located at 205 Lawrence Street in Marietta. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. The …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Four products are being recalled by the supermarket chain due to "regulatory inconsistencies" with the Chinese-made treats.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, January 27
Publix has issued voluntary recalls of four separate Chinese-made dog treat products it sells in its stores. Beginning on Jan. 9, the chain issued recalls for Waggin' Train Dog Treats and Milo's Kitchen Dog Treats. Two days later, further recalls were issued for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats and Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat. “As part of our commitment to food safety, including that of our four-legged family members, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director, in a press release. No illnesses have been tied to three of the four products, but Publix customers can return all of these treats and receive a full refund of the purchase price. …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
'Fire does not discriminate and can strike at any time and in any type of home.'
Saturday, January 26
Dear Editor: Four children tragically lost their lives in a fire in Conyers, on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Despite a quick response from first responders the home was fully engulfed in flames when emergency personnel arrived. Courageous rescue efforts were made but sadly the children aged 9, 7, 3 and eight months did not survive the terrible blaze. The children’s mother desperately tried to save her children but was burned severely and was only able to rescue her 6-year-old son. Reports show that the home did not have working smoke detectors according to fire officials. In a similarly devastating story, a man and his four children aged 5, 4, 2 and 6 months perished in a fire in Pike County, KY, on the same night. These tragedies unfortunately happen…
Does a flu shot cause the flu? Do healthy people need a shot? Marietta readers here are the answers to some popular myths.
Saturday, January 26
The flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your family. However, misconceptions about vaccination persist. Here are seven common myths about vaccination. Flu Myth #1 A Flu Shot Causes the Flu No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. The influenza viruses contained in a flu shot are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause infection. Flu vaccine manufacturers kill the viruses used in the vaccine during the process of making vaccine, and batches of flu vaccine are tested to make sure they are safe. In randomized, blinded studies, where some people get flu shots and others get salt-water shots, the only differences in symptoms was increased soreness in the arm and redness at the injection site among people who got …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Almost 700 people are expected to attend the Marietta Police Department's Firearm Safety Seminar on Thursday at the Marietta Middle School Auditorium.
The Marietta Police Department usually hosts two or three firearms safety seminars each year. On average there are 100 people in attendance. The seminar on Thursday, Jan. 24, has had an overwhelming amount of public interest. As of Wednesday, almost 700 people had registered to attend the event at the Marietta Middle School Auditorium, 121 Winn St., at 6:30 p.m. "Because of the importance of this topic we chose to accept everyone that wanted to attend," Marietta Police Public Information Officer David Baldwin said. "We wanted to leave no one behind. That, of course, is the main reason that we had to find another venue to accommodate the incredible surge in registration requests." The seminar is usually held at the Marietta City Hall …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Marietta Police Department announced its new initiative titled “Slow Down Marietta” in a proactive effort to keep the roads in Marietta safe for the driving public.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, January 22
The Marietta Police Department announced its new initiative titled “Slow Down Marietta” in a proactive effort to keep the roads in Marietta safe for the driving public. Two months in the making, the program has a dual concept of education and enforcement. This initiative is designed to remind drivers to slow down, wear a seatbelt and obey traffic laws. The first week of the campaign is formatted to be the educational promotion of safe driving in Marietta. Message boards, speed trailers and the “Cop Cab” will be placed all over the city to remind and educate drivers on the importance of slowing down and obeying traffic laws. The initiative then jumps into the enforcement arm where officers will actively enforce traffic laws within …