Monday, May 13, 2013
The last fire at the Willows by the River condominium complex was on April 1.
Since December, there have been two fires at the Willows by the River condominium complex. Cobb County officials think it is time to do something about that. More than one month after the last fire on April 1, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services announced Monday that it will hold a fire safety class for Willows residents at 7 p.m. May 20 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Rd. During the 1½-hour class, which is not open to the public, Chief Sam Heaton and Fire Marshal Jay Westbrook will talk to Willows residents about ways to prevent fires. Related content
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Patch wants to see your favorite East Cobb teams in action!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Cobb, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on East Cobb Patch. News about any team—from youth T-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more—it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Firefighters are on the scene of the Willows by the River community on Riverlook Parkway, said Lt. Dan Dupree, the spokesman for the agency.
For the second time, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services crews are battling a blaze at an East Cobb condominium complex. Firefighters are on the scene of the Willows by the River community on Riverlook Parkway, said Lt. Dan Dupree, the spokesman for the agency. "One of residents of the second or third floor said that she thought there was a fire in the unit below her," he said. "That was at 2:54 p.m. when we got the 911 call." The first unit arrived on the scene at 3:03 p.m. "We started evacuating all the units and started attacking the fire, trying to knock the fire from the outside because there's too much on the inside," Dupree said. At least 10 units have been affected by the fire, Dupree said. There are no known injuries. Dupree …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Residents in the Amberidge neighhorhood are frustrated by the long delay at Johnson Ferry and River Valley Roads.
The good news is change appears to be coming at the Johnson Ferry/River Valley Road intersection, according to Sandy Springs City Councilman Chip Collins. Patch has learned how frustrated Amberidge community residents have been about the intersection which is surprisingly, not that busy. That fact only adds to their frustration. “Rightly or wrongly, a lot of people think it was done primarily for the benefit of the Cobb County commuters,” said David Bailey, former president of Amberidge Homeowners Association. “I believe they were putting pressure on Sandy Springs to widen the road.” The Georgia Department of Transportation widened Johnson Ferry Road and recently enhanced the intersection by putting in two left turn lanes and signals into…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The upcoming Sope Creek Bridge replacement on Paper Mill Road will be detailed on Tuesday.
Monday, February 18
Both East Cobb-area Cobb commissioners and a local school board member will be holding town hall meetings in the coming week. District 2 commissioner Bob Ott and Post 6 Cobb Board of Education member Scott Sweeney will hold a joint town hall meeting Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. at Sope Creek Elementary Schoool. Among the topics are the March 19 Cobb Education SPLOST referendum and the replacement of the Sope Creek bridge on Paper Mill Road that will affect East Cobb traffic this summer. Sweeney's SPLOST advocacy was in the news earlier this week. State law mandates that public officials cannot lobby for or against a referendum in public facilities, including schools, or use taxpayer resources to do so. The Marietta Daily Journal recently …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A lone suspect held up the BP Connect location Thursday night.
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Friday, February 8
Cobb Police are investigating the armed robbery of an East Cobb gas station Thursday night. Police spokesman Michael Bowman said a man walked into the convenience store area of the BP Connect at 559 Johnson Ferry Road shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, producing a gun and receiving an undisclosed amount of cash from a clerk before fleeing in an unknown direction. Bowman said nobody was injured in the incident, and described the suspect as a black male wearing a black hoodie, black pants and armed with a small caliber revolver. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Cobb Police at 770-499-3945.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Private practice serving Cobb children and adolescents uses creativity to teach coping skills, reduce anxiety, increase self esteem, and communicate feelings.
Respect and love. It’s rare to read, watch or hear a leading news story that highlights goodness. The simple explanation is that extraordinary events are newsworthy and common events are not. Coverage of the lethal mayhem at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school earlier this month put mental health on the public agenda. Community response following the unexpected violent act includes examples of the healthy feelings of respect and love expressed to those who are grieving. Art It Out Therapy Center founder/director Teresa Woodruff believes that most children will hear about the classroom horror in Connecticut and suggests to parents, “Tell your version of the event, keep it simple, make your child feel safe. Tell them they are safe. You can …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Players from Lassiter, Walton, Pope and Kell have been honored by the AJC.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 2012 high school football all-state teams have six players from East Cobb-area schools on them. The newspaper released its lists earlier this week, with separate teams for each of the six classifications of competition, including player and coach of the year. From Class AAAAAA, the quarterback is Eddie Printz of Lassiter, along with his top wide receiver, Willie Police; and offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow of Walton. In Class AAAAAA, Kell defensive backs Brendan Langley and Quincy Mauger have been included, as well as Pope offensive lineman Max Kemper. Included in the honorable mention category are Walton running back Tyren Jones and Wheeler defensive back Allen Artis. Five East Cobb-area teams reached …
Rounding up a very busy holiday period of local headlines.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
While you may have been away and busy with holiday celebrations, here's what's been happening in East Cobb during the last week. Sadly, they are not happy headlines. 1. John Kristofak arrested -- The man wanted for the death of his ex-wife was taken into custody early Thursday morning, five days after Donna Kristofak was stabbed in the garage of her East Cobb home. 2. Sid Williams dies -- The founder of Life University passed away Thursday at the age of 84. He transformed the Marietta campus into one of the largest chiropractic schools in the country and was an influential figure in Cobb. 3. Richard Hilton dies -- The coach of East Marietta's Little League World Series championship team in 1983 positively influenced the lives of many young…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
No injuries have been reported as a building at the Willows by the River complex was damaged late Thursday afternoon.
Cobb Fire Department crews battled a blaze at an East Cobb condominium complex late Thursday afternoon, but no injuries have been reported. Lt. Dan Dupree of the Cobb Fire Department told East Cobb Patch crews were dispatched to the Willows by the River community, located at 4040 Riverlook Parkway near Columns Drive, around 4:20 p.m. Fox 5 Atlanta first reported that the roof of a building "appeared to be fully consumed" in flames. Dupree said all 10 units of the three-story building were damaged by smoke, and several were heavily damaged by fire. He said the most extensive damage was done to the middle of the building, where the roof collapsed. Dupree said the building was evacuated, but did not immediately know how many people were …