Another family in unincorporated Cobb County faces the same fight to keep backyard chickens as Northeast Cobb's Joseph Pond, who lost his battle last fall and was forced to give away 10 egg-laying hens.
Leigh Forrester-Savage, who resides in Powder Springs, got hens after surviving breast cancer to lead a healthy, organic diet with fresh eggs. "We've been trying to get back to earth with our food and nutrition. Organic milk, fresh veggies only, and of course, our daily tasty gifts from our girls," Forrester-Savage told Northeast Cobb Patch in a statement. She's named the family's 15 pet chickens. Eleven of them are miniature breeds. She owns Silkie Bantam, Polish Top Hats and Jersey Giants. They come when you call them, like a dog, she said. Her family has raised backyard chickens for nearly a year. There have been no issues with neighbors. On Friday, her homeowner's association and Cobb County officials notified her that the chickens …
Here's what you need to know to start July 26 in Northeast Cobb.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1. Today will be a typically muggy summer day, according to the National Weather Service. The high will be about 91, with little wind and a 20 percent chance of rain. The overnight low will be around 71. 2. The Mountain View Regional Library’s summer tweens program for children ages 9 to 12 continues from 3:30 to 5 this afternoon with an improv class. Kids can register in advance; walk-ins are welcome if the pre-registration list doesn’t fill the 20 spaces available. Call 770-509-2725 for more information. 3. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at 100 Cherokee St. for the third and final public hearing on the millage rate, then hold a regular meeting that will include a vote on the property tax rate. Commissioner …
Here's a roundup of the region's major developments, May 10.
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