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Cobb County public pools to open this month

Cobb County public pools to open this month

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County's two outdoor public pools will open for the season this month.

One of the pools is celebrating a grand reopening. Sewell Pool and Splash Pad in East Cobb will host a community celebration this Friday, May 16. A ribbon cutting will take place at 3:30 p.m., while the pool will officially open at 4 p.m.

Sewell Pool and Splash Pad is located at 2085 Lower Roswell Road.

Cobb County's other outdoor pool, Powder Springs Pool, is located at 3899 Brownsville Road. It will open for the summer on Thursday, May 22. Hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Learn more about Cobb County's public pools at cobbcountyga.gov.

Library to close for repairs

Library to close for repairs

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The Kennesaw Library will close for repairs for two days in August.

The city announced that the library will be closed Friday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 10 while crews repair its HVAC system.

Cobb County Public Library System patrons who typically visit the Kennesaw Library can go to Kemp Memorial Library or West Cobb Regional Library on those two days.

Skate park to break ground Jan. 10

Skate park to break ground Jan. 10

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The city of Kennesaw will break ground on its new skate park at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.

The Kennesaw Skatepark will be located in Swift-Cantrell Park and will be the first-ever skate park modeled after the competitive street skate park plaza design.

"We're excited that construction on this long-anticipated project is beginning," Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said in a statement.

"The finished skate park will be one of the largest in the Southeast and is expected to draw skateboarders from across the region," RJ Patel, chair of the Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation, added.

About $1.4 million of the $1.8 skate park project was approved by Kennesaw voters as part of the 2011 SPLOST. The rest of the funds will come from private donations and grants.

Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old U.S. Highway 41.

South Metro Career Center closed all week

South Metro Career Center closed all week

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor's South Metro Career Center will be closed to the general public through Friday, Sept. 7.

A leak in the main water pipe shut the center down for repairs, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

The center will still hold its scheduled workshops in Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the Reemployment Unit. Those who have appointments must still attend the workshops.

Everyone else who needs assistance is asked to visit any of the other career centers in metro Atlanta:

Clayton Career Center
2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Jonesboro

Cobb-Cherokee Career Center
465 Big Shanty Road, Kennesaw

DeKalb Career Center
3879 Covington Highway, Decatur

Gwinnett Career Center
2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Norcross

North Metro Career Center
2943 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta

National Night Out rescheduled for next week

National Night Out rescheduled for next week

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Due to rain, the Kennesaw Police Department has rescheduled its National Night Out event.

The celebration will now be held Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Swift Cantrell Park.

National Night Out is an initiative aimed at bringing communities together to have fun and heighten crime prevention awareness.

"This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity," national project coordinator Matt Peskin said in a statement. "National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation."

Kennesaw's National Night Out will be styled after a block party, with police demonstrations and crime prevention information for all in attendance.

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a list of roadwork and closures through the weekend.

Clayton County

Two lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 75/85 will be worked on between Mt. Zion Road and Old Dixie Highway. The work will happen from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

The leftmost lane of that same stretch of road will be worked on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cobb County

Major work will happen on the exit ramp from I-75 to Barrett Parkway and I-575 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

DeKalb County

One right lane of I-20 westbound east of Wesley Chapel Road will be worked on from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Housing and Human Services, Office of Aging will host a State of Seniors Symposium to hear from Seniors about their needs to age in place, and to remain healthy, vibrant and safe.   The symposium will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility located at 677 Fairburn Road in Atlanta.

 The Symposium follows a State of Seniors Survey conducted in April and May by Fulton County in collaboration with the A. L. Burrus Institute for Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University.