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Memorial Day Ceremonies in Cobb County


Attendees should plan to arrive around 7:30 pm. A bit further afield, Acworth’s Memorial Day event will be held on the shores of Lake Acworth on Saturday at 10 a.m. Congressman Barry Loudermilk will speak at the event, according to the Acworth Parks ...

Mailbag: An Iwo Jima flag raiser


It is him. And he is alive and well in Acworth, GA. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me. If not that is fine too.

Cobb set to kick off weekend festivities


The Georgia National Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day ...
the role of artillery in the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The city of Acworth will host its Acworth Memorial Ceremony on Saturday at Cauble Park on Beach Street.

Indecent exposure suspect sought in Acworth


ACWORTH, Ga. - Acworth police are looking for a man who they say committed a lewd act inside in Acworth Walmart on Monday. Investigators say the man, who they believe to be in his early to mid-20s, was spotted on store surveillance following three women ...

Mr. Daniel Epps


Mr. Daniel Epps , 58 of Acworth, Georgia. passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Epps was a native of Cherokee County. Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Allen Carr officiating.

Four Jackets Named To All-ACC Baseball Teams


Gonzalez, a junior third baseman from Acworth, Ga., earns his second-conseuctive All-ACC honor after a second-team nod in the outfield last season. Murray (DH/Utility), a senior from Westfield, N.J., and Gold (starting pitcher), a sophomore from Alpharetta ...

Enroll Now for Camp Acworth


As all moms and dads know, kids have the most fun just being with other kids and making new friends at Camp Acworth. Each week the happy campers take a field trip to exciting places like Stars and Strikes, the Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coke.

Mrs. Brenda Diane Pitts: Obituary


She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Tony Jarrett. Survivors Include: husband, Charlie Pitts, of Acworth, GA; sons and daughter in-law, Kenneth and Darlene Jarrett, of Marble Hill, GA and Brandon Jarrett, of Acworth, GA; sisters and ...

Two charged in murder investigation in Bartow County


According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Criminal Investigators have arrested and charged Stephanie Fawn Gardner, 34, of Cartersville, Ga. and Elizabeth Morgan Kelley, 24, of Acworth, Ga. with Party to the Crime of felony Murder. Both Gardner and Kelley are ...

Acworth, GA Realtor Awarded Keller Williams Rookie of the Year


It's true that everybody loves a rookie. They are usually young, energetic and have spent years coaching and training for their big moment to shine. While "young" might not describe Darren Nofziger, Lead Agent of Hearty Homes Group, his energy with ...

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Piedmont Residential Offers Lifestyle Variety in Harmony Grove


Piedmont Residential offers home buyers a family-friendly environment and a variety of lifestyle choices in its Harmony Grove community. Located in Acworth, Harmony Grove features both single-family a…

Lochshire in Acworth Hosts Cinco de Mayo Realtor Event


We love hosting events for Realtors! Recently, Traton Homes invited Realtors to an event at its Acworth community, Lochshire. The Cinco de Mayo themed grand opening event showcased Lochshire’s new pha…

Steven Acworth Private Mortgage


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I’d love to meet you in Atlanta on June 20, 2015!


Our team is so excited to be putting on a special one-night Say Goodbye to Survival Mode event on June 20, 2015, in Acworth, GA (near Atlanta)! This evening will be encouraging, inspirational, and ac…

Traton Homes Opens Decorated Model at Lochshire in Acworth near I-75


Traton Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of its fully-decorated model home at Lochshire in Acworth. Featuring the Rutherford floor plan, this model home showcases luxurious design element…

The Real Work of Contractors


When it comes to undertaking major construction projects, hiring trained professionals is top priority. Firstly, they are experienced in dealing with the projects of all volumes and sizes, thus produc…

Basement Homes for Sale in Piedmont Residential’s Acworth Community


Piedmont Residential’s Acworth community, Parc at Kellogg Creek, has only basement homes left for sale. This highly sought-after community is selling quick, so home buyers need to act fast to secure t…

Single Family Residential for $145,000 in Acworth, GA


Click for details Another $100 down home. Bed/Bath: 4/2.10 Total Rooms: 8 Square Feet: 2006 Year: 1988 Sales Price $145,000.00 Learn how to buy this or any home and receive money to customize or fix u…




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The importance of local education funding in ACWORTH GEORGIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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The Guardian and a warning to ACWORTH GEORGIA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Campaign in ACWORTH GEORGIA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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