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TODAY: Cobb open house on regional transportation projects

TODAY: Cobb open house on regional transportation projects

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will host a public information open house to present the draft of a transportation projects list to submit for potential inclusion in the Regional Sales Tax vote next summer.

The open house will be on Monday, Mar. 21 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the BOC Room of the Cobb County Government (Second Floor, 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, 30090).

There will be no formal presentation of the proposed projects.

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Every year, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department provides a safe and active camp environment for local children to enjoy the summer.

Camps include a variety of outdoor activities, such as swimming, canoeing, hiking and archery, as well as field trips to Stars and Strikes, Fernbank Science Center, Zoo Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola.

The eight one-week camp sessions begin the week of June 6 and end on Aug. 5, with a break during the week of July 4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended time available for working parents.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

Items needed for 'Old Acworth Jail' display

Items needed for 'Old Acworth Jail' display

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The Acworth Police Department is looking for items to display in the Old Acworth Jail (4357 Senator Russell Avenue, 30101).

Local residents are asked to look through their belongings to see if they have anything that would help the police document the history of their department and the jail.

Items of interest include photos, newspaper articles, police uniforms and badges, etc. Pictures and articles will be copied and returned to their owners on request.

The "Old Acworth Jail" was built in 1935 and was in use until 1995.

Plan your child's summer at Cobb County's camp expo

Plan your child's summer at Cobb County's camp expo

MARIETTA, GA -- It's not too early to start thinking about summer camp.

The Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host the Cobb Summer Camp Expo 2011 on Tuesday, Mar. 8.

The event will be at the Cobb Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060) from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Cobb Summer Camp Expo is a one-stop shop for summer camp programs from all over the county. Representatives from day camps, art camps, church camps, overnight camps, performing arts camps, sports camps and much more will be on hand to help residents find the perfect fit for their children.

Admission to the expo is free.

Great American Cleanup, Cobb Clean Sweep Coming in March

Great American Cleanup, Cobb Clean Sweep Coming in March

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb County residents and students have a chance to be part of the biggest beautification and litter prevention effort ever.

The Great American Cleanup, which begins Tuesday, Mar. 1, is an annual nationwide community improvement campaign started in 1999 by Keep America Beautiful.

In 2009, Great American Cleanup volunteers donated more than 5.2 million hours of their time to clean, beautify and improve 32,000 communities in all 50 states and beyond.

Cobb County will kick off its leg of the Great American Cleanup with Clean Sweep Cobb, a series of service projects to be performed across the county on Saturday, Mar. 5.

Registration Begins for Youth Football, Cheerleading

Registration Begins for Youth Football, Cheerleading

ACWORTH, GA -- Online registration has begun for the 2011 Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association (AFCA) season.

The AFCA provides competitive and instructional football and cheerleading opportunities for children between ages five and 12.

Teams are grouped according to age and weight. Football players are placed on teams with children of similar skill and experience.

Practice begins the last week of July; the season ends in early to mid-November. Teams practice three nights a week and participate in a game every Saturday.

The AFCA is offering an early registration discount; for those who register online before Tuesday, May 31, the cost is $150 for Acworth residents and $170 for non-residents, which adds up to a savings of $50.

Parents who register their children in-person can also take advantage of the discount.