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Authors Visit Cobb County Residents to Sign Books

Authors Visit Cobb County Residents to Sign Books

Cobb County, GA--  Residents are invited to meet New York Times best selling author Steve Berry 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, at Mountain View Regional Library. This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather last month. Berry is the author of books including "The Emperor's Tomb," "The Balkan Escape," "The Paris Vendetta," "The Venetian Betrayal" and "The Amber Room." The event is free and the library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. For further information, call 770-509-2725.

The "Booked for Lunch" 2011 Author Series will feature Karen White 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 25, at The Georgian Club. Tickets are $25 each or five can be purchased for $100. Seating is limited. White is the author of "On Folly Beach," which skillfully tells two stories at once. This event is sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation and all proceeds will go to fund the Gail Rogers Honorary Scholarship.

Mableton Woman Stops for a soda and Wins $250K

Mableton Woman Stops for a soda and Wins $250K

Mableton, GA--  Pamela Taylor of Mableton, GA had the good fortune to be thirsty at the right time and in the right place.  She stopped at Ballard Crossing Chevron, 9165 Roosevelt Highway in Palmetto, and purchased a bottle of ginger ale on her way to work.  She decided to play Georgia Lottery's instant game Cool Cash, and ended up winning $250k from the scratch off.

The even stranger reality is that, over 10 years ago she won $30,000 from another instant scratch off!

The couple, who have five children and four grandchildren, intend to pursue business investments with their recent windfall.

Mableton great-grandmother, Betty Teminsky Wins $300k Scratch Off

Mableton great-grandmother, Betty Teminsky Wins $300k Scratch Off

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the GA Lottery)

Life is golden for one Mableton great-grandmother. Betty Teminsky has won a $300,000 prize playing the new Georgia Lottery instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid and will celebrate her 80th birthday Sunday.

“This is amazing to me. It’s really unbelievable,” Teminsky said. “I have never dreamed of anything like this.”

The great-grandmother of two said she won $30 moments before scratching her big win. She was grocery shopping with her daughter at Kroger #0464, 4875 Floyd Road in Mableton, when she purchased the tickets.

“I held it up to my chest, and I went to my daughter,” she recalled.

Teminsky, who also has one granddaughter, is “thrilled to pieces” over her lottery win.

She plans to celebrate with a vacation.

“I am so happy,” she exclaimed.

The instant game $3,000,000 Taxes Paid is loaded with cash prizes of up to $3 million after taxes.

Mableton Lifestyle and Fitness Blogger Gives the "Skinny on Applebee's Under 550 Caloric menu"

Mableton Lifestyle and Fitness Blogger Gives the "Skinny on Applebee's Under 550 Caloric menu"

Tuesday I was invited to a special tasting of Applebee’s Under 550 Calories menu. Making smart food choices is a priority to me right now as I’m training for my 4th half marathon and I’ve taken on a pretty lofty birthday goal. I recently shared my Restaurant Rules for eating out as there often aren’t many healthy, low calorie options; so when I got the invite I was curious to see how Applebee’s entrees measured up.

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Town Hall Meeting Tonight for District 2 Residents

Town Hall Meeting Tonight for District 2 Residents

Cobb County, GA--  District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host a joint town hall meeting with Post Six School Board member Scott Sweeney 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26.

All district two residents are invited to communicate with the two officials and learn about progress being made around the area. The meeting will be held at Brumby Elementary School. 1306 Powers Ferry Road SE, Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-3316 or visit cobbcounty.org/ott

Nominations still Open to help your community by becoming a Mableton Board of Directors

Nominations still Open to help your community by becoming a Mableton Board of Directors

Mableton, GA--  (submitted by the Mableton Improvement Coalition) 

If you want a bigger voice in the future of your community, now is the time to step up and serve!  MIC's Nominating Committee is now seeking candidates for the Board of Directors. The Mableton Improvement Coalition Board of Directors is an 11-person, volunteer board responsible for overseeing MIC operations, finances, approving zoning positions, appointing officers, modifying by-laws, and ensuring that the Coalition maintains its mission of promoting intelligent planning for quality growth and conservation.
The MIC Board of Directors is now seeking nominations from the community for seats on the MIC Board for 2-year terms beginning in March, 2011. All nominations will be reviewed by the MIC Nominating Committee, and a slate of recommendations will be presented to the MIC membership at the Annual Community Meeting in March.

What does it take to be a MIC Board Member? It's simple: be a MIC member, attend monthly Board meetings, generally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 pm, be willing to head up a committee or a project, and be generally involved in making MIC work, and have a passion for making Mableton an even better place to live, work and play.

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.