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GreenBusiness Works EXPO at the Cobb Galleria 26th-28th

Atlanta, GA--  The City of Atlanta’s Sustainability Plan, “Power to Change,” will be presented to environmental leaders throughout the Southeast region in an in-depth forum at the upcoming GreenBusiness Works EXPO: “Poised for Prosperity.” Scheduled for 10:30 AM on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Cobb Galleria, the debriefing comes on the heels of Mayor Reed’s press conference kicking off Atlanta Sustainability Week with unveiling the sustainability plan, yesterday.

Great BBQ of the South and Fantastic Fireworks at the Whole Hawg Happenin' at White Water 10/23

Atlanta, GA--  The great barbecue of the South, combined with a fantastic fireworks display is the focus of the Whole Hawg Happenin, a BBQ and Music Fest taking place at Six Flags White Water in Marietta on October 23, 2010.

The 2nd annual BBQ Fest is put on by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's Cobb County Clubs. Many barbecue restaurants and BBQ caterers will be offering samples of their delights while renowned local chefs will "wow you? on stage with their cooking demonstrations. Admission is FREE!

Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square

Atlanta, GA--  Cobb residents will take steps to improve their heart health October 23 when they participate in the American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk at the Marietta Town Square.

As the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association since 1994, the Start! Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. Last year, more than 1 million walkers raised more than $106 million in 425 Start! Heart Walks across the country to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.

Each day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease. That’s an average of one death every 37 seconds.  A leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke is lack of physical activity.

Early Voting Continues; Advanced Voting Available Oct. 25-29 in Mableton

Atlanta, GA--  Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election is ongoing 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Cobb Elections main office. No reason is required.

Advance voting will be Oct. 25-29 at six locations. Any Cobb voter can vote at any of the following locations during that week.

There will be no voting Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, call 770-528-2581 or visit cobbcounty.org/elections.

  • South Cobb Community Center, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
    620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton

Mableton Town Hall Meeting, Saturday 10/16 at 1pm

Town Hall Meeting Hosted by
School Board Post 3 Rep David Morgan
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1pm
At Sanders Elementary School:
1550 Anderson Mill Road, Austell, Ga. 30106

Georgians Challenge Federal Immigration Law

ATLANTA -- A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Atlanta over a government program that allows local authorities to enforce federal immigration law.

Marietta lawyer Erik Meder with Ave Maria Legal Services filed the lawsuit last Friday on behalf of three immigrants in Georgia.

Experts say it could be the first lawsuit to directly challenge the legitimacy of the program known as 287(g), which was designed to catch dangerous criminals.

The lawsuit claims that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has improperly delegated its power to local authorities and names various county, state and federal officials.

"287(g) essentially abdicates that discretionary authority to state actors," claimed attorney Meder. "Congress entrusted the Constitution, entrusts it only to the federal government."

The lawsuit alleges that ICE has failed to train, supervise and otherwise oversee sheriff's deputies in Cobb County.

LAST Mableton Farmers Market, Today October 14th

Atlanta, GA--  Mableton Farmer's market is quickly coming to an end. It was being held Thursdays from 9 am -1 pm.