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Special reduced pet adoption rates this week only

dogs kidsAdd another loving member to your family this week, as Cobb Animal Control staff reduces adoption fees Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 30. All cats and dogs 2 years old and older can be adopted for $60. A bonded pair of cats, 2 years old and older, can be adopted for $75 for both cats (must be adopted together). The normal adoption fee is $115 for all animals.
All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and up-to-date vaccines. The Animal Shelter's hours of operation are: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information, call 770-499-4136.

Enjoy music for 'grown folks' at Mable House festival

The Grown Folks Music Festival will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Saturday, Aug. 29, and will feature live performances by Deniece Williams, Ken Ford and Glenn Jones. Comedian Buddy Lewis will host the show. Deniece Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. Her music has been influenced by soul and funk and her hits include "Free," "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "It's Gonna Take a Miracle." Soulful crooner Glenn Jones, jazz violist Ken Ford, comedian/host Buddy Lewis, and a surprise or two, will round out the show.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for lawn, $40-$60 for terrace seats, $70 per person at a round table seating six, $160 for two seats at a VIP table and $480 per table of six for the VIP package. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit grownfolksmusicfestival.com.

Register now at reduced fee for 5K benefiting local children

MakeAWishLogoFor 15 years, Cobb County Government has been proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Georgia to help grant the wishes of ill children in our community. The 15th annual Cobb County 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning and ending at the Marietta Square. Through Monday, Sept. 7, registration fees are $20 for untimed 5K walk/run and $25 for timed 5K run. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Sept. 7. After Sept. 7, fees are $25 for untimed 5K walk/run and $35 for timed 5K run. Teams of 10 or more are $15 per person untimed and $20 timed. Children 6-12 years old are $10 and those 5 and younger are free.
Anyone who would like to support Make-A-Wish Georgia but will not be able to attend the race can register as a Phantom Runner for $20. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. All money raised will be used to help grant the wishes of Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year's race raised $28,000.
For more information, or to register online, visit cobbmakeawish5k.org.

Heavy delays expected on east Cobb roads; meeting to discuss

The community is invited to a meeting 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, on the east Cobb phase of the Southwest Connector water main project. The meeting will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. The Southwest Connector project will replace more than six miles of aging water main pipe beginning near the James E. Quarles Water Treatment Plant on Lower Roswell Road and ending at the intersection of Terrell Mill Road and Cobb Parkway.

The project is expected to begin in September and end in late 2017. Continuous lane closures are expected, as well as heavy delays on Lower Roswell Road and Terrell Mill Road. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority project hotline at 770-514-3301 or visit ccmwa.org

GDOT EXPRESS LANES Northwest Corridor

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Northwest Corridor Express Lanes


The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Two Express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road.


Special reduced pet adoption rates this week only

Add another loving member to your family this week, as Cobb Animal Control staff reduces adoption fees Tuesday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 30. All cats and dogs 2 years old and older can be adopted for $60. A bonded pair of cats, 2 years old and older, can be adopted for $75 for both cats (must be adopted together). The normal adoption fee is $115 for all animals.All adoptions include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and up-to-date vaccines. The Animal Shelter's hours of operation are: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2-5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Mondays. It is located at 1060 Al Bishop Drive in Marietta. For more information, call 770-499-4136.

Enjoy music for 'grown folks' at Mable House festival

The Grown Folks Music Festival will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Saturday, Aug. 29, and will feature live performances by Deniece Williams, Ken Ford and Glenn Jones. Comedian Buddy Lewis will host the show. Deniece Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s. Her music has been influenced by soul and funk and her hits include "Free," "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and "It's Gonna Take a Miracle." Soulful crooner Glenn Jones, jazz violist Ken Ford, comedian/host Buddy Lewis, and a surprise or two, will round out the show. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for lawn, $40-$60 for terrace seats, $70 per person at a round table seating six, $160 for two seats at a VIP table and $480 per table of six for the VIP package. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit grownfolksmusicfestival.com.

Register now at reduced fee for 5K benefiting local children

For 15 years, Cobb County Government has been proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Georgia to help grant the wishes of ill children in our community. The 15th annual Cobb County 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning and ending at the Marietta Square. Through Monday, Sept. 7, registration fees are $20 for untimed 5K walk/run and $25 for timed 5K run. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Sept. 7. After Sept. 7, fees are $25 for untimed 5K walk/run and $35 for timed 5K run. Teams of 10 or more are $15 per person untimed and $20 timed. Children 6-12 years old are $10 and those 5 and younger are free. Anyone who would like to support Make-A-Wish Georgia but will not be able to attend the race can register as a Phantom Runner for $20. Each registered participant will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt. All money raised will be used to help grant the wishes of Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year's race raised $28,000. For more information, or to register online, visit cobbmakeawish5k.org.

Heavy delays expected on east Cobb roads; meeting to discuss

The community is invited to a meeting 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, on the east Cobb phase of the Southwest Connector water main project. The meeting will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. The Southwest Connector project will replace more than six miles of aging water main pipe beginning near the James E. Quarles Water Treatment Plant on Lower Roswell Road and ending at the intersection of Terrell Mill Road and Cobb Parkway. The project is expected to begin in September and end in late 2017. Continuous lane closures are expected, as well as heavy delays on Lower Roswell Road and Terrell Mill Road. Please use alternate routes. For more information, call the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority project hotline at 770-514-3301 or visit ccmwa.org.

GDOT EXPRESS LANES Northwest Corridor

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes The Northwest Corridor project will improve travel in the I-75/I-575 corridor by adding 29.7 miles of toll lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Rd to Hickory Grove Road and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. Two Express lanes will be built to the west of the existing lanes along I-75 between I-285 and I-575. From that interchange, one express lane will be added along I-75 north to Hickory Grove Road and one express lane will be added along I-575 to Sixes Road. Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

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