Seek an alternate route if you're in the Cumberland Mall area; the road is closed in both directions near Akers Mill Road.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Greyhounds will play host to Greenbrier in a Saturday doubleheader; Walton was eliminated in the semifinals.
East Cobb prep baseball teams had a shot on Tuesday -- just a shot -- to double their chances of winning state championships. The Pope Greyhounds bounced back in the late innings to seal their place in the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA championship series. At the same time, the Walton Raiders were mounting a comeback in their bid for a spot in the Class AAAAAA finals. Nathaniel Lowe of Pope cracked the game-winning single in the eighth inning as the Greyhounds won their rubber match with Starr's Mill by a 7-6 score. Lowe, who also pitched well in a five-inning stint, got his hit after the game was delayed 30 minutes by inclement weather. Pope led 4-1 and 5-3, then Starr's Mill tied the game at 5-5 when the rain came. "These …
He will spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of his former wife in December.
Just days before his son's high school graduation, an Acworth man accused of killing his wife at her East Cobb home pleaded guilty to the crime. John Steven Kristofak, 58, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the December 2012 murder of Donna Kristofak, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. It was the couple's youngest son who heard his mother's scream, ran outside and saw his father drive away from the scene on Tall Pine Drive, according to the MDJ. Harrison Kristofak, now 18, was also the person who called 911. When police arrived at the home around noon Dec. 22, 48-year-old Donna Kristofak was unresponsive. She later died at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Though a murder warrant at the time indicated that Donna Kristofak was …
Walton High School's ceremony at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center is one of them.
Graduations begin Thursday, and the Cobb County School District wants to make sure that family and friends who can't attend the ceremonies don't miss out. With the exception of McEachern in Powder Springs and Allatoona in Acworth, whose graduations will be held outdoors, most of the ceremonies will be streamed live. Walton High School's ceremony at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center is one of them. View it here at 10 a.m. Friday. Here's the schedule for the rest of the county.
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Cazadores Mexican Restaurant and Starbucks.
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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The truth can appear at times when we least expect it.
JoEllen Smith is a bona-fide East Cobb Republican. She is a business woman and mom, involved in her children’s public education. Last year she ran in the GOP primary for the state house in East Cobb. She has been known to tell the truth. Lance Lamberton and a number of other anti-tax Republicans are given to saying outlandish things in The Marietta Daily Journal. They were against the Cobb Education SPLOST before the election. After they lost the election, they continued with their criticisms but this time they are criticizing the process, backed only by their prejudices, ideology, and baseless conspiracy theories. Acting like the bad losers that they are, they are blaming anyone and everyone for the election loss. To the surprise of many …
A new splash pad will add to the summertime fun for kids.
The Sewell Park pool is opening for the summer this Saturday, May 25. It is one of two outdoor pools operated by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs Department -- the other is in Powder Springs. Department director Eddie Canon said that a new splash pad has been installed at the Sewell Park pool, located at 2055 Lower Roswell Road. The pool hours are 1-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, and the pool will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The admission fees are $3.50 for children ages 2-17, $4.50 for adults and $2.12 for seniors ages 60 and older. Quarterly passes also are available for all age groups and for families. For more information, visit the Cobb aquatics website.
One was already in custody on a number of unrelated drug charges when the warrant was issued Thursday. Another was in the county jail as recently as April 24.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two people in connection with an April 5 home burglary. Kendall Newsome of Roswell was already in custody on a number of unrelated drug charges when the warrant was issued Thursday. He was released early this evening after spending 40 days in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. The other suspect, John Bradley Whitten of East Cobb, was in the county jail as recently as April 24 on unrelated drug and traffic charges. Around 6 p.m. April 5, Newsome allegedly sent a text message to Whitten asking if he wanted to make money, according to Cobb County criminal warrants. In another text sent about 40 minutes later, Newsome wrote that he was in the neighborhood and asked Whitten "to let him know when …
The latest incident reports from Precinct 4 and selected areas of Precinct 3.
Sunday, May 12 Criminal property damage was reported in the 1600 block of Gresham Road. Auto parts were stolen from a vehicle in the 2600 block of Morgan Road. Criminal property damage was reported in the 4300 block of Dunmore Road. Monday, May 13 A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 3200 block of Catkin Court. A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 700 block of Atlanta Country Club Drive. A burglary via a forced entry was reported at a residence in the 2800 block of Stacy Court. A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1600 block of Pintail Point. A theft by taking incident was reported in the 1800 block of Dorsey Road. A vehicle was reported stolen in the 1500 block of Terrell …
The Mountain View branch also is among the venues for special programs from June 1-July 31.
The Cobb County Public Library System's Summer Reading Program starts next week. The East Cobb Library and the Mountain View Regional Library will be the venue for some special events. The library system has scheduled more than 700 programs and activities through July 31 to celebrate reading and to encourage the development of lifelong literacy skills. The following events will be taking place at branches in the East Cobb area: Adults and young adults in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit book reviews. Forms can be picked up at the branches or submitted online at www.cobbcat.org/srp. Each person who enters a book review will be eligible to win one of five Kindles, which were donated by the family of Bernice B. Franklin, a library board …