Friday, February 8, 2013
Timothy Austin, who died while riding on Bells Ferry Road this week, will be laid to rest on Saturday in Marietta.
Funeral services are set for the Woodstock man who was struck and killed on Wednesday after his bicycle entered the Bells Ferry Road. The funeral for Timothy Austin, 42, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. Interment will follow at the Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Austin was cycling southbound on the sidewalk along Bells Ferry Road near the Cherokee-Cobb County border around 4 p.m. on Wednesday when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the bicycle and entered oncoming traffic, said Cobb County Police Department Spokesman Mike Bowman. A 2006 silver Nissan Xterra, driven by Lilburn resident …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Although the accident is still under investigation, charges aren't expected to be filed.
The bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle this afternoon along Bells Ferry Road has been identified as 42-year-old Timothy Austin of Woodstock. Around 4 p.m. today, Austin was riding southbound on the sidewalk of Bells Ferry Road when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the bicycle and entered oncoming traffic, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. A silver 2006 Nissan Xterra driven by Amanda Neill of Lilburn struck Austin, who died at the scene. Neill, 29, was not injured in the crash. Although the accident is still under investigation, she is not expected to be charged, Bowman said. If you have information about the accident, call 770-499-3987.
The accident at Wentworth Drive shut down northbound lanes of Bells Ferry Wednesday afternoon.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 6
A bicylist was struck and killed by a car Wednesday afternoon along Bells Ferry Road, according to media reports. The Marietta Daily Journal reported that the accident, which took place around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Bells Ferry and Wentworth Drive, killed the male cyclist, who accidentally pulled out into northbound traffic after losing control of his bike. Cobb Police have not identified the victim, who died at the scene. Northbound lanes of Bells Ferry were shut down and traffic was diverted on to southbound lane, according to a WSB-TV report, making the afternoon traffic commute on the busy road even more difficult. The accident scene is located north of Shallowford Road and just south of the Cherokee County line. More …
Monday, August 13, 2012
After a drawn out process, the Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the revenue-generating venture.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners are expected to approve a contract that will allow advertising to be placed on the windows of Cobb Community Transit (CCT) buses to generate additional revenue for the county. As reported by The Marietta Daily Journal, the process to approve a contractor for this project has taken roughly a year due to the lack of competitive bidding. In May, the county invited representatives to examine the dimensions of CCT buses, which caused two more companies to submit bids. The contract was won by Signal Outdoor Advertising, of Orlando. The ads are expected to bring in at least $60,000 in the first year, at least $70,000 in the second year, and at least $80,000 in 2015, when the project is slated to end. This …