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TODAY: Cobb open house on regional transportation projects

TODAY: Cobb open house on regional transportation projects

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will host a public information open house to present the draft of a transportation projects list to submit for potential inclusion in the Regional Sales Tax vote next summer.

The open house will be on Monday, Mar. 21 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BOC Room of the Cobb County Government (Second Floor, 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, 30090).

There will be no formal presentation of the proposed projects.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

Plan your child's summer at Cobb County's camp expo

Plan your child's summer at Cobb County's camp expo

MARIETTA, GA -- It's not too early to start thinking about summer camp.

The Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host the Cobb Summer Camp Expo 2011 on Tuesday, Mar. 8.

The event will be at the Cobb Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060) from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Cobb Summer Camp Expo is a one-stop shop for summer camp programs from all over the county. Representatives from day camps, art camps, church camps, overnight camps, performing arts camps, sports camps and much more will be on hand to help residents find the perfect fit for their children.

Admission to the expo is free.

Chattahoochee Tech Students Shooting Movie on Marietta Square

Chattahoochee Tech Students Shooting Movie on Marietta Square

MARIETTA, GA -- Don't panic if you see a sniper on a roof overlooking Marietta Square this weekend.

Students from Chattahoochee Technical College are filming a movie on the Square for a class project. They will be shooting scenes between Cherokee Street and Hansell Street, as well as the Cobb County parking deck on Cherokee.

An actor portraying a sniper will be on the roof of the parking deck, but no shots will be fired.

Filming is scheduled to take place all day on Friday, Mar. 4, as well as the mornings of Saturday, Mar. 5 and Sunday, Mar. 6.

No streets around the Square will be closed.

Great American Cleanup, Cobb Clean Sweep Coming in March

Great American Cleanup, Cobb Clean Sweep Coming in March

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb County residents and students have a chance to be part of the biggest beautification and litter prevention effort ever.

The Great American Cleanup, which begins Tuesday, Mar. 1, is an annual nationwide community improvement campaign started in 1999 by Keep America Beautiful.

In 2009, Great American Cleanup volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours of their time to clean, beautify and improve 32,000 communities in all 50 states and beyond.

Cobb County will kick off its leg of the Great American Cleanup with Clean Sweep Cobb, a series of service projects to be performed across the county on Saturday, Mar. 5.

City of Marietta Finalizes 2011 SPLOST Project List

City of Marietta Finalizes 2011 SPLOST Project List

MARIETTA, GA -- Marietta has finalized a list of projects that would be funded by a countywide special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) if approved by voters in March.

City Council approved the list Dec.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.