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Cobb Blog - August 2023

September 14, 2023

Thursday, August 31

We had so much fun at the International Festival last weekend!  Check out our photo album from the event:

Wednesday, August 30

Trees down? Roadway flooding?  Use the SeeClickFix map/app to report non-life threatening emergencies, like those from the heavy rains and storms we have been experiencing:  You can also call the Public Safety non-emergency line at (770) 499-3911.

SeeClickFix is free to download on the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit

Tuesday, August 29

The weather outside has been frightful!  Monday night storms caused several roads to flood, cars to get stuck, and has forced the closure of a popular Cumberland cut-through for several weeks.  Check out the latest on Spring Hill Parkway here.

Cobb County Public Library provides meeting room space for library-sponsored or co-sponsored programs as well as a service to the community for use by non-profit organizations and government or public education agencies. Currently, 12 of the libraries have meeting space to accommodate 40-120 people. Priority for use will be given to library-related and county government programs and those co-sponsored by the Library. A non-refundable fee of $25 per meeting is due at the time of approval. Click here for more info, or to reserve a space online

Monday, August 28

Cobb Emergency Management participated in a conference call with the National Weather Service. The impacts of Idalia are expected to be minimal in Cobb, with some gusty winds and isolated heavy rain in outer bands. But they emphasized a small change in track could increase the risk, so please stay weather-aware through Thursday.


picture of weather maps

picture of International Festival

Thanks to all who attended Cobb's third International Festival this weekend!  Despite the intense heat, the crowds were great, and we even saw lines at the outside food vendors!  The performances were awesome, and many of the people who came were happy to soak up the A/C and watch the action on the stage.  Click here to see some pictures of the event!

Friday, August 25

We are looking forward to the Cobb International Festival on Saturday.  It runs from 10 - 6 with parking and admission FREE.  It will be hot, but most of the activities are in the air-conditioned comfort of the Jim R. Miller Event Center.  Any of the outdoor areas will be under cover, with misting stations and water available.  Come on out!

Cobb Senior Services is warning of an "oldie but goodie" phone scam again making the rounds.  Callers claim you will face jail or fines for missing jury duty.  Don't fall for it; check out their post for more details.

Thursday, August 24

Happy Thursday! It will be hot today but even hotter tomorrow, with a Heat Advisory already issued for Friday.   The MUST Ministries cooling shelter will be open if temperatures are predicted above 90 degrees.  Click here for more information.

Cobb County Senior Services is collecting donations of NEW boxed fans and NEW tabletop fans to provide to seniors seeking relief from the heat.
Drop-off Location: Cobb County Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You may also donate to the Senior Care Fund at this Cobb Senior Services donation site. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, August 23

picture of doctor mcmorris speaking to chamber

Our County Manager, Dr. Jackie McMorris, visited the Cobb Chamber's Government Affairs Committee to discuss this year's recently passed budget and the county's future.
The countdown continues to this year's Cobb International Festival.  We have some exciting groups lined up to provide entertainment, education, and - as always - tremendous food choices!  Saturday from 10-6 with free parking and admission.
Visit our event's webpage to get all the details

Tuesday, August 22 - Happy Tuesday!

Cobb's DOT Director briefed the Board of Commissioners on options for a Mobility SPLOST that could be a referendum before voters in November 2024.  Legislators allowed counties to ask voters to approve up to one percent sales tax for up to 30 years for transit and transportation projects.
Click here for more on this hearing, where you can download the presentation and watch the video.
The Board of Commissioners held its regular meeting Tuesday night.  As with any of Cobb's public meetings, you can watch a replay by visiting Cobb's YouTube Channel (the live section) or our CobbTV archives on the website.