Workers successfully competed against high winds this week to place the 67,000-pound top on the new air traffic control tower at McCollum Field.
The $2.9 million tower, scheduled to be completed in January, will improve visibility, provide proper layout of equipment and offer an improved work environment for controllers. The construction is part of many improvements at McCollum Field, including the planned building of a U.S. Customs inspection facility.
Cobb County airport is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia and is home to 250 aircraft, while generating an annual economic impact of more than $112 million to the local community and supporting 842 local jobs, according to county officials.
Lost Mountain Tennis Center was presented with the Crystal Gavel award as a community partner that has committed resources to SafePath Children's Advocacy Center to help fulfill the organization's mission of preventing child abuse and helping abuse victims. For the last two years the Lost Mountain Community Tennis Association has donated proceeds from its annual Halloween Tennis Tournament to SafePath. This year's tournament raised more than $8,000.
Pictured (left to right): Lost Mountain Tennis Manager Traci Thomas; Jinger Robbins, Safepath executive director; Craig Lucie, WSB TV anchor; Andre Squires, president of Lost Mountain Tennis Association; Raoul Bax, Lost Mountain Tennis Association Board Member and Tennis coach at Lost Mountain and Bob Snelson, Chair of SafePath Board of Directors.
The Community Emergency Response Team program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site.
Cobb Senior Services staff has launched Christmas365 (formerly known as Senior Santa) as a way to connect the needs of seniors in Cobb County with the generosity of the community on a year-round basis. Your gift to Christmas365 may be made any time during the year, not just during the holidays.
Christmas365 provides special request items and generic gifts to seniors who are experiencing financial issues and need assistance. Each year, care managers identify clients who would benefit from having such things as household appliances, special medical equipment, nutritional supplements or clothing. Often, these seniors are isolated from family and community or are otherwise vulnerable. For more info, call 770-528-5364.
Please send checks (payable to Cobb Senior Services) or gift certificates to:
Cobb Senior Services: Christmas365
P.O Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061
For a list of items needed and/or to make a financial donation, please visit www.CobbSeniors.org.