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ACWORTH | Fire hydrant spews water

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A car hit a fire hydrant in Cobb County Thursday morning, causing the hydrant to begin spewing water.

The accident happened shortly after 7 a.m. in the 4300 block of Cobb Parkway in Acworth.

Cobb County Water Department spokesman Robert Quigley said crews closed the hydrant's valve and stopped the water at about 7:45 a.m. No customers were affected.

The incident caused several traffic delays on Cobb Parkway.

Metro unemployment exceeds Cobb rate in Feb.

Metro unemployment exceeds Cobb rate in Feb.

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to nine percent in February.

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in January.

In Cobb County, the jobless rate was 8.4 percent in February.

Statewide, Georgia's February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month to 9.1 percent -- the lowest rate since March of 2009, when it was also 9.1 percent.

Metro Dalton had the state's highest area unemployment rate at 12.3 percent. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at seven percent.

CTC to offer broadcast engineering program

CTC to offer broadcast engineering program

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College plans to launch a new program in broadcast engineering this summer.

This initiative -- the only one of its kind in the Southeast -- combines the fields of information technology, electronics and broadcasting, and provides training in the design and repair of broadcast facilities and equipment.

"TV stations, networks and production companies that dot the Southeast have no direct supply of engineers, which creates the demand for well-trained students," CTC vice president of academic affairs Dr. Trina Boteler said in a statement. "We found the addition of the Broadcast Engineering Technology sequence to our successful Television Production Technology and Media Design programs to be the next logical step in our effort to offer innvoative technical training for students."

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Carmel Student Leaders Welcome New Students and Keep Students Safe

Carmel Student Leaders Welcome New Students and Keep Students Safe

 

Carmel Elementary School’s Safety Patrollers have been busy keeping Carmel safe and orderly this year.   These students are conscientious, responsible, and are leaders who set a positive example for others, keeping all students safe.  Each morning, they help monitor assigned stations in the hallways around the school.  In the afternoons, they help during bus loading.  Safety patrol members also provide students with directions or other assistance they might need.   Carmel Elementary School also has a dedicated group of Student Ambassadors.  The Ambassadors have welcomed all of Carmel’s new students by implementing the Carmel Welcome Bag Program.  They also have the important daily job of raising and lowering the flags that fly in front of our school. 

Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

Carmel Elementary celebrates the arts

The arts are flourishing at Carmel Elementary School.  The month of March started with a Cultural Arts Day where all students were able to select a piece of their art to be on display throughout the school.  The students were also treated to a performance by the Atlanta Percussion Trio.  That evening parents were invited to listen to a student choral performance, view the artwork throughout the school, and participate ina  collaborative art and music work.  Carmel artists also acheived some state recognition this month as shown below.