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BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Cobb County

Cobb County is home to four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools. The outdoor pools usually open, soon, after Memorial Day and the indoor pools are open year-round. Daily passes can be purchased from $3.30 and monthly passes can be purchased for $18.00.

Pro Wakeboard Tour to kick off in Acworth

Pro Wakeboard Tour to kick off in Acworth

ACWORTH, Ga.

LOCAL PROFILE: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

LOCAL PROFILE: Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

CANTON, Ga. – Take a family trip and participate in a remote history lesson at the same time. Visit the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville to see the last standing artifacts from the Mississippian Native Americans. This group inhabited the area from 1000-1550.

According to Georgia State Parks, only about nine percent of this site has been excavated and examination of the surrounding artifacts revealed that the Etowah Indians were a society that was rich in ritual and habit.

Historians think, one of the mounds excavated was used as a “platform” for the home of the priest-chief. Seemingly, the priest-chief needed to live on a higher elevation than his tribe to “monitor” his people. Another excavated mound was a tomb for a nobleman in the tribe.  

Visitors are able to tour the museum, the ruins and listen to docents as they share their interpretation of what the community once was.

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

Enter the 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs facilities and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories.

The 7th annual "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest will be accepting entries throughout the summer.

Cobb County residents may enter up to 10 snapshots for fantastic prizes and recognition.

For more information, including rules, eligiblity and the official entry form, visit the "Fun in the Park" website.

Spring tree and shrub seminar in Acworth

Spring tree and shrub seminar in Acworth

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The City of Acworth and the Acworth Tree Commission invite the public to attend a spring tree and shrub seminar on Tuesday, Apr. 19.

The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Acworth City Hall (4415 Senator Russell Avenue, 30101).

The focus of the seminar will be how to choose, maintain and plant trees and shrubs. It will be led by John Hatfield, a professor of horticulture at Chattahoochee Technical College.

The spring tree and shrub seminar is free, but space is limited, so RSVPs are highly recommended.

To reserve a spot at the event, contact the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department at 770-917-1234.

Cobb youths say 'no!' to risky behaviors

Cobb youths say 'no!' to risky behaviors

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Young people from Cobb County and the City of Marietta are pledging to avoid the behaviors that get so many of their peers in trouble.

On Friday, Mar.

Acworth parking passes are coming

Acworth parking passes are coming

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The 2011 parking passes for Acworth residents will be mailed on Monday, Apr. 4.

These passes enable citizens to park at Cauble Park, Dallas Landing Park and Proctor Landing Park at no charge.

Upon receiving the pass, affix it to the inside of the windshield on the driver's side of your vehicle.

Cauble Park (4425 Beach Street NW, 30101) is open year-round, but the city charges a non-resident parking fee every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Dallas Landing (5120 Allatoona Drive, 30101) and Proctor Landing (5190 Proctor Landing, 30101) are open Saturday, Apr. 16 through Friday, Sept. 16.