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Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Celebrate Juneteenth at Marietta Square

Celebrate Juneteenth at Marietta Square

MARIETTA, Ga. -- On June 19, 1865, the last slaves in America were granted their freedom.

Every year since then, cities across the country have come together to celebrate the day that actual emancipation occurred, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Cobb County NAACP and the city of Marietta will come together on Saturday, June 18 for the eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration on Marietta Square.

Festivities include ethnic food, entertainment, vendors, music, history, giveaways and activities that the entire family will enjoy. Juneteenth will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 770-425-5757.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Marietta adds extra day to farmers market

Marietta adds extra day to farmers market

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta City Council has approved adding another day each week to the Marietta Square Farmers Market.

In addition to the regularly scheduled market on Saturday mornings, it will also be available on Sundays, rain or shine, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

RELATED: Marietta Square Farmers Market returns

"Forty vendors will participate in the Sunday market," said market director Johnny Fulmer. About 60 vendors sell their wares on Saturdays.

North Park Square and a portion of Mill Street are closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday mornings; Mill Street will be closed from the intersection to the railroad tracks from noon until 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov.

'11Alive News Today' spotlights Marietta

'11Alive News Today' spotlights Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Cobb County

Cobb County is home to four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools. The outdoor pools usually open, soon, after Memorial Day and the indoor pools are open year-round. Daily passes can be purchased from $3.30 and monthly passes can be purchased for $18.00.

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

 

The Cobb County Superior Courthouse in Marietta received its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on April 25.  It is the largest LEED Gold certified courthouse in the Southeast. Turner Construction led the design/build effort with design partners Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects and HDR.

“Cobb County had requested a LEED certified project, and Turner and the design/build team were able to deliver the LEED Gold project approximately three months ahead of schedule and give back to the county approximately $1 million,” said Turner Construction Company project manager Winston Williams Jr.