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September 01, 2014
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Born in 1908, Smyrna woman celebrates her 106th birthday
by Justin Larson
September 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 328 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Elizabeth Fisher gets a feathered surprise Friday from magician Howie ‘The Great’ Marmer on the occasion of celebrating her 106th birthday at her home at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna. Marmer pulled the dove from a hat during his magic show. <br>Staff/Jeff Stanton
Elizabeth Fisher gets a feathered surprise Friday from magician Howie ‘The Great’ Marmer on the occasion of celebrating her 106th birthday at her home at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna. Marmer pulled the dove from a hat during his magic show.
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SMYRNA — A Smyrna woman who was born when Theodore Roosevelt was president has just celebrated her 106th birthday. Residents and staff at Delmar Gardens, a senior living community in Smyrna, threw Elizabeth Fisher a big celebration last week. Fisher, an Atlanta native, was born in 1908 and has lived in the state her entire life. She said her birthday celebration was very special. Staff and residents wore pink, her favorite color, and decorated the facility for her birthday party. Musicians, magicians and even monkeys came out to make her day special Friday. Fisher said one of her earliest memories was a trained monkey performing at her fifth birthday party. She was all smiles as a monkey sat and played with her almost 100 years later. When asked what the secret to a long life was, the former cashier laughed and said “keep on working.” Lynn Farge, a longtime friend from Cobb, remembers how much Fisher enjoyed cooking. “She would sell lunches to the community out of her home,” Farge said. According to staff, Fisher enjoyed talking about anything and everything since she came to Delmar Gardens in 2002.
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Powder Springs City Council chambers getting $200K makeover
by Justin Larson
September 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 473 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn talks about learning about the accessibility of the dais in the council chambers after a council member had a personal accident and had difficulty climbing the steps to the seats. This has prompted the mayor and council to start designing a remodel that will be in accordance to ADA guidelines going forward.<br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn talks about learning about the accessibility of the dais in the council chambers after a council member had a personal accident and had difficulty climbing the steps to the seats. This has prompted the mayor and council to start designing a remodel that will be in accordance to ADA guidelines going forward.
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The Powder Springs City Council recently voted to spend $214,285 on renovations for its Council Chambers at 4488 Pineview Drive. Mayor Pat Vaughn said there have been very minimal updates to the 1,486-square-foot facility since it was constructed in 1986. The chambers currently seat 87 people. Most of the work is being done to the platform that seats the mayor, council members and city attorney, city clerk Dawn Davis said. A new desk will be constructed to accommodate the city manager and the city clerk, as the current configuration has them sitting separately from the mayor, council members and the city attorney. The current chairs will be replaced with new ones. Upgrades to the chamber also include the addition of a ramp for handicap access to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The need for ADA compliance is of the utmost importance to the viability of the chambers,” Vaughn said. The chamber will receive a new audio, visual and lighting system that will include projectors and recessed LCD screens, a document projector for presentations, recording devices and updated lighting. Vaughn said the ability to offer the best possible experience for citizens and elected officials attending meetings and city functions is the goal of the work being done, which has been a long time coming. “These renovations have been a need within the city for more than five years,” she said. Funds are coming from 2011 SPLOST proceeds, Vaughn said. Renovations are slated to begin later this year, she said, adding the time expected for completion of the project is not to exceed 60 days, so everything should be wrapped up in early 2015. Lovvorn Construction of Atlanta has been approved to handle the renovations and a contract could be signed in the next 10 days, Davis said.
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Cagle’s Farm welcomes the fall season with preview of new corn maze design
by Jessicah Peters
September 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 309 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Cagle family and others gather as ‘Papa’ Albert Cagle cuts the ribbon during a sneak peek of the corn maze at Cagle’s Family Farm on Thursday. <br>Staff/C.B. Schmelter
Members of the Cagle family and others gather as ‘Papa’ Albert Cagle cuts the ribbon during a sneak peek of the corn maze at Cagle’s Family Farm on Thursday.
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The Cagle family welcomed back the fall season with its 14th-annual corn maze design at this year’s ribbon-cutting event Thursday. This year, the long corn stalks making up the Cagle’s Corn Maze create the image of a basket full of vegetables, encouraging more people in the community to buy local food. “We started a pick-your-own garden feature this year at the farm, and we really wanted to push the idea of buying local and knowing where your food comes from,” said Vicki Cagle, farm owner. “Being a small business, we really wanted others to know how important it is to support other local businesses.” The farm welcomed many families out to a special sneak peek Thursday, with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting to kick off another fall season at Cagle’s Family Farm. Chamber president Pam Carnes said it’s always exciting to see the children hanging on the fence waiting for the ribbon to be cut, eager to get inside the maze. “Whether you’re young, old, short or tall, the Cagle Family Farm’s maze continues to offer a fun time for everyone each year,” Carnes said. “We’re always excited to come out to this event and be part of something that not only brings in people from Cherokee County, but the surrounding communities, too.” Owner Ben Cagle said he always looks forward to this time of year and loves seeing the children’s faces at the end of the maze. To create the corn maze, the planning starts in May. The Cagles pick the design, then plant the corn by mid-June. Ben Cagle said they cut the design the first weekend in July, which took about four days to finish. “The smile on the kids’ faces at the end of the day and hearing them ask their parents if they can come back is the best part,” Vicki Cagle said. The more than 3-mile maze can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to complete, but families can also stay and enjoy the farm’s jumpee pillow, bonfire, hayrides, farm animals and concessions. The maze will be open until Nov. 14 and admission is $10. It will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The farm will also host “ag-venture” farm tours for $7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and bonfire hayrides for $7 from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A haunted barn will be available from Oct. 3 to Nov. 1, starting at dark and going until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information about Cagle’s Family Farm, visit www.caglesfamilyfarm.com.
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