Genealogy Society plans monthly meeting May 26
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May 22, 2015 04:00 AM | 235 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Smyrna Public Library Director Mary Wallace Moore will discuss some of the unique resources for genealogy researchers available at Smyrna Public Library on May 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. It will take place at Switzer Library in Marietta.

Print collections include a concentration of Virginia genealogy resources. Databases include “World Vital Records” and “American Ancestors.” Smyrna Public Library has a large collection of almost 5,000 books on genealogy detailing records from Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama. This collection also has a large amount of military and immigrant records, as well as City Directories from the last forty years and microfiche/ microfilm, vital records, and census records. Cobb County Switzer Library is at 266 Roswell St., Marietta.

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Foundation opens annual Pig Tales writing competition to students
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May 22, 2015 04:00 AM | 162 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is partnering with the Cobb Schools Foundation and the Cobb County Public Library System to offer the 3rd annual Pig Tales Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy.

The competition is open to all Cobb students in grades K-8 attending any public, private or home school. Students are invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, about their favorite trip to the beach or a dream island vacation. Work can be fiction or non-fiction. Students are limited to one entry.

Submissions may be typed or handwritten and must be submitted by mail postmarked by Aug. 12 to Cobb Schools Foundation, Attention: Sheri Brante, 514 Glover St., Marietta.

For rules and information on how to enter, visit www.pigsandpeaches.com/pigtales.

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Kennesaw’s website receives accolades
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May 22, 2015 04:00 AM | 168 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts announced the winners in their 21st Annual Communicator Awards program, and the City of Kennesaw’s newly updated website, www.kennesaw-ga.gov, received the 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Government Website category. There were 28 winners in the category; only nine were cities/ towns.
The Communicator Awards program is an international competition judged and overseen by the AIVA, a 600 member organization of professionals dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Its membership includes acclaimed media and marketing firms including Conde Nast, Disney, MTV, Time Inc., Yahoo!, and others. This year’s Communicator Awards received thousands of entries from international organizations of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

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Military Salute
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May 22, 2015 04:00 AM | 229 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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Army Pvt. Khairie A. Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

Williams is the daughter of Valarie Williams of Columbus, Ohio.

She is a 2014 graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs.

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Marietta student recognized as First Honor Grad
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The University of Georgia recognized 15 First Honor Graduates during its spring Commencement ceremonies on May 8 in Sanford Stadium, including Yogini Patel from Marietta.

The graduates maintained a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies as well as in all college-level transfer work attempted prior to or following enrollment at the university. Patel received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies: Spanish from Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Paresh and Parul Patel.

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