Thursday, May 16, 2013
The agency's challenge coincides with National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is held every May.
Cobb Public Health officials are encouraging parents and caregivers to get Hepatitis A and B vaccines for their children. The agency's challenge coincides with National Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is held every May. "The most effective way to prevent either virus is to receive the Hepatitis A and B vaccines," said Karen Thomas, the agency's district immunization director. Vaccines for Hepatitis A and B are available at all Cobb & Douglas Public Health locations. In Cobb, there are locations in Acworth, East Cobb, Marietta and South Cobb. For more information on Hepatitis, visit http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/.
Food, fun, music, shopping and more return to the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church this weekend.
The 23rd annual Marietta Greek Festival is returning to Northeast Cobb this weekend, as the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church will again be the venue for three days of celebration. The event kicks off with free admission from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. For the rest of the weekend (Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) admission is $4. Children under 12 are admitted free. In addition to the usual samplings of traditional Greek fare, vendors, music and dancing, visitors can take tours of the church's Byzantine sanctuary. The church tours are from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. At 6 p.m Saturday, Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou will deliver a lecture, "Holy Icons: Windows into …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday overturned a decision from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to remove Bibles from the cabins and lodge rooms of state parks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
If you stay in a cabin or lodge room at a Georgia state park, you can take in the native flora and fauna outside. Inside, you shouldn’t have to look hard to find a Bible—at least for now. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources this week had been set to remove Bibles from such rooms across the state following a citizen’s complaint. "Recently, due to a citizen concern, Georgia Department of Natural Resources management directed Parks staff to remove Bibles from cabins and lodge rooms until management can fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision," a DNR spokeswoman told the news station. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal instructed DNR officials to return the Bibles to cabins and lodge rooms. His…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Classes begin this weekend; you must be 16 years or older to participate.
What do you do when professional emergency responders are not immediately available during disasters? Starting this Saturday, Cobb County residents can learn basic disaster response skills to prepare them for scenarios like this. The Community Emergency Response Team Program offers 20 hours of free training to qualified participants. Applicants must be at least 16 years old; pass a criminal background check; and live, work, or worship in Cobb. To apply for CERT Initial Training, send the CERT Initial Training Application and a copy of your Georgia driver's license to email@example.com.
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Added Touch Catering, Buddha Delight, Houlihan's Restaurant, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt and Wendy's.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
The Lady Trojans will face Milton for the state title; Pope and Walton baseball play quarterfinal rubber matches today.
The lacrosse battle of East Cobb lived up to the billing on Tuesday. The Lassiter girls led Walton 10-5 at halftime, then hung on in the final minutes of the match to claim a 13-11 win over Walton in the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association Class 6A tournament. Lassiter which lost big to Walton earlier in the season, faces top-ranked Milton on Saturday in the finals. More from The Marietta Daily Journal. The Walton and Pope baseball teams were playing at home Tuesday in quarterfinals doubleheaders, and both earned splits, forcing decisive games today. Walton defeated Tift County 8-0 in its opener in Class 6A but lost 2-1 on a walkoff sacrifice fly. Today's third game, also at Walton, starts at 4 p.m. In Class 5A, Pope also won…
A partial list of teachers, principals and other staff who will be leaving at the end of the school year.
Wednesday, May 15
From Post 5 Cobb Board of Education member David Banks, who represents East Cobb and portions of Northeast Cobb: It was a pleasure to participate in the Teacher Retirement ceremony this past Friday at Roswell Street Baptist Church. We should all honor their dedication of so many years to the students of Cobb County. Addison Elementary Blackwell Elementary Brumby Elementary Daniell Middle School Davis Elementary Dickerson Middle School Dodgen Middle School East Cobb Middle School East Side Elementary Eastvalley Elementary Hightower Trail Middle School Keheley Elementary Kell High School Kincaid Elementary Lassiter High School McCleskey Middle School Mt. Bethel Elementary Murdock Elementary Nichlson Elementary Pope High School Rocky Mount …
"You're going to destroy the county if you don't fix the problem," educators told school board members Wednesday.
Only a small handful of people turned out for a public hearing on the proposed Cobb County School District fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday. But they packed a raw, emotional punch. Several teachers and coaches at East Cobb's Walton High School were very vocal about budget proposals that they said would increase morale problems and stress levels that have been building up for several years. Among the proposals included in a tentatively adopted budget (see green column in attached PDF) include 182 teacher position cuts through attrition, a mid-year cost-of-living increase, higher insurance costs for teachers, larger classroom sizes and five furlough days. Those components are part of a budget plan that addresses an estimated deficit of $86.4 …
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $400 less to get an MRI in Cobb County than Fulton County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. Colonoscopies also seem at a discount in Cobb compared to Fulton, as the average cost is $360 less in Cobb. Mammograms and CT scans also are considerably cheaper. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote on Wednesday, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in hospitals across the country. The Times and the Post used data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Patch worked with …