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Cobb police headquarters renamed

Cobb police headquarters renamed

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The police headquarters in Cobb County has officially been renamed in honor of Robert E. Hightower.

Hightower, a retired Cobb Police chief, served the county for 26 years. He was the first-ever Cobb director of public safety and is the founder of the Department of Public Safety Training Academy, which offers initial and advanced training to emergency personnel.

After retiring from Cobb County, Hightower served as director of the Georgia State Patrol and as the state's first director of homeland security. He has also been a captain with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Hightower began his long and illustrious career as a Navy Seal.

Cobb County Police Headquarters is located at 140 North Marietta Parkway.

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

 

COBB --  Staff at Mountain View Regional Library will host a National Holocaust Commemoration Week lunch and learn 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the library's community room. 

The event will feature Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, education director at the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Holocaust survivor and will discuss his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Warsaw, Dachau and Muehldorf concentration camps during World War II.

Registration is required. To register, call 770-509 2725 or visit the adult reference desk.
Mountain View Regional Library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

Cobb County's Facebook 'Photo of the Week'

Cobb County's Facebook 'Photo of the Week'

 

Burr Osoinach, periodicals section of the Central Library, prepares out of town newspapers for library patrons to read. Newspapers in both print and digital format are available in the library, including local, national and international publications. Visit the library online at http://www.cobbcat.org/

You can visit, and "like," the county's Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Cobb-County-Government/68050802558

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

Cobb employees support charitable organizations

Cobb employees support charitable organizations

 

The Cobb County Friendship Club was recently honored with the Prevention Award by SafePath Children's Advocacy Center. The organization was recognized for making significant contributions to preventing child abuse and neglect in our community. The second Friendship Club Allocation Ceremony of 2011 was also held recently and representatives from 32 charitable organizations accepted donations from Cobb employees totaling $43,000.

The Friendship Club was established in 1972 as a voluntary way for county employees to provide monetary support to community service agencies. Since its inception, about $1.5 million has been distributed to worthy causes. In 1991, the club expanded its mission to provide assistance to county employees who experience an unforeseen emergency situation. To date, more than $300,000 has been provided to help employees in need. 

Announcing the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grant recipients

Announcing the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grant recipients

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CCSD CobbCast) -- The Cobb Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Teacher IMPACT Grants.

A record 117 teachers, administrators and specialists applied for this district-wide distinction. The foundation was able to whittle the number down to 14 projects, which received more than $20,000 in cash and gifts.

Campbell High, Smyrna
* Vicki Mudd, "Trout in the Classroom"

Chalker Elementary, Kennesaw
* Kim Barker, "Sunday Scholars"
* Veronica Crafton, "Sensory Integration Project"

Cooper Middle, Austell
* Amy Johnson, "Articulating Foundational Math Concepts through Animation"

Fair Oaks Elementary, Marietta
* Michelle Kormos, "Promoting Math & Literacy Skills through Art & Technology Integration"