Monday, Oct. 6, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election. Click here for voter registration information.
Advance Voting for the Nov. 4 General Election will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, Oct. 13-31, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Cobb Elections main office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. Six satellite voting locations will open later in October. For more information, including the "Vote by Mail" application, visit cobbelections.org or call 770-528-2581.
Cobb Public Library System is the third largest in Georgia, in terms of population served. It has 16 facilities, some more than 40 years old with inadequate space and infrastructure to support current and future library needs. There were more than two million visits to a county library in 2013 and more than a million used the public computers. The 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, if approved by voters in November, will provide funds for library renovations, expansions and upgrades. A new regional library would also be built in north Cobb, consolidating the Acworth and Kennesaw branches.
Residents are invited to the two remaining informational meetings on the proposed 2016 SPLOST. People will be able to view all project lists and converse with county staff about the various projects and their impacts. There will be no formal presentations, so participants may drop in anytime during allotted hours.
• District Two
7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30
Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America (large meeting room), 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta
• District Four
7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2
Osborne High School, 2451 Favor Road SW, Marietta
For more information, visit cobbSPLOST2016.org.
The Cobb County 5K to benefit Make-A-Wish Georgia will be held Saturday, Oct. 4. The race will begin and end at the Marietta Square. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Registration fees are $25 for untimed 5K walk/run and $35 for timed 5K run. Children 6-12 years old are $10 and 5 and under are free. Those 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. All registered participants will receive a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt.
All money raised will be used to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year's race raised $30,000 and helped grants the wishes of four local children. For more information, or to register online, click here.