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AG to make a presentation on Open Records Act

Attorney General Sam Olens will make a presentation regarding the newly enacted Open Records Act on Thursday morning inMarietta.

The presentation on House Bill 397 will begin at 7:30 a.m. on May 10 in the county commissioners’ meeting room at100 Cherokee St.,Marietta, and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

Elected officials of the county, cities and school boards are expected to attend. Cobb Chairman Tim Lee and Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin will host the meeting. It will not be televised, county spokesman Robert Quigley said.


Acworth to host recycling day

ACWORTH — If it’s made of metal or can be plugged in, the city ofAcworth says you can recycle it.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department plays host to a Computer, Electronics and Metal Recycling Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Acworth Sports Complex,4000 South Main Street.

Among the items that can be recycled are old barbecue grills, lawn mowers, metal patio furniture, car parts, bicycles, gutters, metal siding and fencing and exercise equipment. Most items are free to recycle, but televisions will cost $20 and computer monitors $15. New this year, paint can be recycled for $2 per pint or gallon can and $7 for a five-gallon can. Document shredding will cost $5 per box.

For a full list of what is accepted, visit federalrecyclers.com/Writings.html.


Marietta man appointed to board 

MARIETTA Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Col. Brent Bracewell ofMarietta to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Board of Public Health.

Bracewell is director of the Joint Staff for the Georgia National Guard. He serves as principal adviser to Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth in formulating, developing and coordinating programs, policies and plans affecting the Georgia National Guard and its more than 15,000 personnel.

Bracewell is a 1986 Distinguished Military Graduate of theUniversityofGeorgia. He earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from theUnited StatesArmyWarCollegein Carlisle Barracks,Pa.He has served inKuwait,BosniaandIraq, where he was an aviation battalion commander.


Lassiter Marching Band to host Rose Parade president this weekend

MARIETTA — Sally Bixby, the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Association President, will visit the 250-member Lassiter High Marching Trojan Band on Friday and Saturday to welcome the band as one of 22 marching bands chosen for the Jan. 1, 2013, Rose Bowl Parade.

Bixby will present the Trojan Band with the traditional Rose Parade flag and officially invite the Trojan Band on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m., at the band’s annual Spring Concert the Mable House Amphitheater inMableton. The concert is a part of a two-day celebration as Bixby visits with the Lassiter community.

Bixby will also attend a Saturday afternoon picnic at Lassiter at 1:30 p.m. to sign the official Rose Parade theme, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,” posters for band members and attend an evening reception for parents, supporters and local dignitaries. The Saturday evening event will be held at Lassiter in their band building at 7 p.m.


Cobb Bar presents annual honors

The Cobb County Bar Association held its 2012 Law Day Awards Luncheon on April 26 at the Marietta Country Club with more than 300 members and honored guests attending. Cobb Bar President Robert F. Schnatmeier presided over the event.

The honorees included lawyer Scott Halperin, who received the Richard L. Moore Volunteer Award; Cobb State Court Judge Kathryn J. Tanksley, who received the CCTLA Justice Award; Bert T. Reeves, who received the Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award; and Superior Court Administrator Thomas L. Charron, who received the Bobby Cleveland Award.

Sheila Ross, assistant to Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green, received the Administrative Professional Award.CobbCounty’s Medical Operations Team was honored with Public Safety Officer of the Year Award.

Six MariettaHigh Schoolstudents received the Alexis Grubbs Scholarship, founded in memory of the daughter of Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs. The scholarship winners were Kenya Donelson, Tianna Quiller, Morgan Raines, Alex Christensen, Alexandra Kinstle and Natasha Walker.

Winston Strickland was honored with the Liberty Bell Award, which recognizes someone whose community services has strengthened our system of freedom under law by promoting a better understanding of and respect for our Constitution and laws.

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