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'Sticker Shock' Campaign Reminds Consumers of Drinking Laws

'Sticker Shock' Campaign Reminds Consumers of Drinking Laws

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council recently conducted a "Project Sticker Shock" at retail outlets in Acworth, Austell and Kennesaw.

Volunteers involved in the campaign visited local stores and covered beer cases, wine coolers and other products in 1,500 stickers that warn of the penalties for providing alcohol to anyone under age 21.

The stickers were distributed on a Sunday, when alcohol sales are prohibited, to avoid impacting business for the store owners who agreed to participate:

* Chevron (3453 Baker Road NW, Acworth, 30101)
* Citgo (3801 North Main Street, Acworth, 30101)
* Austell Food Store (3365 Austell Powder Springs Road, 30106)
* Joe's Bottle Shop (3034 Veterans Memorial Highway, Austell, 30106)
* Big Shanty Superette (2778 South Main Street, Ke

Acworth Family Helps Tellus Museum Reach 400,000 Visitors

Acworth Family Helps Tellus Museum Reach 400,000 Visitors

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- An Acworth family recently helped Tellus Science Museum reach a milestone.

Meredith Pitts and her children, three-year-old Jackson and 11-month-old Natalie, visited the museum on Friday, Jan. 21. Upon arriving, they were informed that Tellus had officially reached 400,000 visitors, thanks to them.

"We saw on the Web site that Tellus was approaching 400,000, but we didn't expect it to be us," said Meredith. "I thought it would be fun if it was us, but I wasn't expecting it."

Tellus Science Museum opened on January 12, 2009. It is located off of I-75 Exit 293 in Cartersville.

KSU Radio Debuts New Drama 'Harry Strange'

KSU Radio Debuts New Drama 'Harry Strange'

KENNESAW, GA -- A new serialized radio drama is set to debut on Kennesaw State University's OWL Radio Sunday, Jan. 30.

Harry Strange is a serial stylized on the classic radio dramas of the 40s and 50s, but playing against a contemporary backdrop.

"We're excited and thrilled to be bringing this style of radio back to the airwaves," said Reggie Joseph, general manager of the student-run radio station. "This type of experimental programming is what people expect from college radio.

Cobb County Schools Announce Make-Up Days

Cobb County Schools Announce Make-Up Days

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb County has chosen two dates to make up the class time that was lost during last week's winter weather.

Wednesday, Feb. 2 (previously an early release day) and Friday, Mar. 18 (formerly a teacher workday) will now be full school days for Cobb students.

If inclement weather should force the district to cancel more classes, additional make-up days will be explored.

For more information, consult the Cobb County School District's calendars.

Acworth Man Charged with Killing Father

Acworth Man Charged with Killing Father

ACWORTH, GA -- An Acworth man is currently behind bars, charged with murdering his father.

Christopher Miller, 32, is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He is charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Battery and Domestic Battery.

At approximately 5:17 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, officers from the Cobb County Police Department responded to a domestic dispute on Fripp Overlook in Acworth. Inside the house, they found the homeowner, 58-year-old Hershel Miller, in medical distress.

The victim was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He and Christopher Miller lived in the house together.

An arrest warrant reveals that Hershel Miller died while trying to protect Christopher Miller's girlfriend; Christopher was allegedly choking the girlfriend, who has not been named, when his father got involved in the dispute.

City of Acworth to Host Daddy Daughter Dance

City of Acworth to Host Daddy Daughter Dance

ACWORTH, GA -- The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the North Metro campus of Chattahoochee Technical College (5198 Ross Road, Acworth, 30102).

Dressed-up daddies and daughters will be presented with colorful masks upon arriving, to go with the dance's theme of "Masquerade Ball." There will be music, games and refreshments for participants to enjoy.

The dance is open to girls ages 13 and younger, accompanied by a father or other adult male. It is a great opportunity for fathers and daughters to grow closer and spend some quality time together.

The dance fee is $25 per couple for Acworth residents and $35 for non-residents. Additional daughters are $10 each for Acworth residents and $15 for non-residents.

Stuff-A-Bus Helps Local Children Enjoy Holidays

Stuff-A-Bus Helps Local Children Enjoy Holidays

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Every holiday season, Cobb Community Transit sends one of its buses to various sites throughout the county, collecting donations of food and clothes in an event known as Stuff-A-Bus.

The generosity of Cobb County residents in December of 2010 led to the most successful Stuff-A-Bus in the program's history. More than 6,700 food items and 6,100 toys were donated, as well as gifts of money, clothing and gift cards.

The children helped by the non-profit Cobb Christmas, Inc. had a much brighter holiday, thanks to the giving spirits of CCT and the people of Cobb County.