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Learn more about proposed battlefield park

Learn more about proposed battlefield park

MABLETON, Ga. -- The Mableton Improvement Coalition will hold a public meeting later this month to discuss plans for south Cobb's Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield.

Residents are invited to attend an information session on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.

View plans for the battlefield at mableton.org. Proposals include connecting the historic site to the Shoupade and River Line parks, and finding more land to acquire for the site.

Mt. Harmony Baptist Church is located at 561 Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton.

County to host document shredding, shoe collection

County to host document shredding, shoe collection

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County will host a document shredding event for residents this weekend.

The free event will allow Cobb citizens to safety dispose of sensitive documents.

Keep Cobb Beautiful officials will also collect gently-worn shoes at the event. The shoes will be distributed to county residents in need.

The shredding day and shoe collection will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at multiple locations:

  • Marietta Power (591 North Marietta Parkway)
  • Piedmont Church (570 Piedmont Road, Marietta)
  • Powder Springs City Hall (4484 Marietta Street)
  • Wolfe Adult Recreation Center (884 Church Street, Smyrna)

Cobb County job fair returns next week

Cobb County job fair returns next week

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County's annual large job fair will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a number of employers, service organizations and colleges, including AT&T, Staples, WellStar Health Services and the FBI.

The Cobb Civic Center is located at 548 South Marietta Parkway.

Tommy Talton Band to play in Mableton

MABLETON, Ga. -- The next Candlelite Concert in the South Cobb Arts Alliance summer series will be held this weekend and will feature the Tommy Talton Band.

The show will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are free for the general seating area and $50 for a table of six. Visit mablehouse.org for more information.

Tommy Talton is a Georgia-based guitarist and songwriter who has recorded with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Mountain and Kitty Wells. Learn more at tommytaltonband.com.

School district announces graduation schedule

School district announces graduation schedule

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors in Cobb County.

The school system has announced the graduation dates, times and venues for its high schools. Family members and friends who can't attend the actual ceremonies can purchase DVDs and, in most cases, watch live Web broadcasts of the events.

Visit cobbk12.org for information on how to watch the graduations or order DVDs.

Graduation ceremonies include:

Allatoona HS
Friday, May 24 at 9 a.m.
Allatoona Stadium

Campbell HS
Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Harrison HS
Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Hillgrove HS
Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m.
KSU Convocation Center

Block party to celebrate public safety education

Block party to celebrate public safety education

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The Cobb County Department of Public Safety will hold a public safety education block party next weekend.

The fun will be held Saturday, Apr. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parkview Atlanta Apartments.

Cobb County Police and Fire personnel will be in attendance, as will 911 operators, animal control officers and members of the Community Emergency Response Team. There will be food, music and plenty of family-friendly fun.

The Parkview Atlanta Apartments complex is located at 360 Six Flags Drive in Austell.