Bright Side Cobb Newspapers

Bright Side Cobb Newspapers A monthly publication for the Smyrna/Vinings and Mableton/Austell communities owned and published by Allan and Cathy Lipsett
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The Bright Side Newspapers, owned and published by Allan and Cathy Lipsett in Smyrna/Vinings and Mableton/Austell, are mailed monthly to 20,000 households in each of our publication areas. We also have additional pick up sites including Smyrna Library, Smyrna Community Center, Mable House Arts Center, in front of the ChickFil-A at Cumberland Mall, and advertiser locations.

Mission: We communicate the good news of Smyrna and Vinings and of Mableton and Austell. We bring people together through the events of the area and tell the stories of accomplishments and community service. We also share with our readers the wide variety of outstanding services offered by our advertisers.

The April edition of The Bright Side for Smyrna/Vinings/Mableton/Austell is online at www.brightsidecobb.com. This is my...
04/19/2020
The Bright Side

The April edition of The Bright Side for Smyrna/Vinings/Mableton/Austell is online at www.brightsidecobb.com. This is my covid-19 edition. My column is on page two. Just click on the newspaper on the webpage right. And yes, I know my website needs updating and is being worked on. For information on the May edition, email me at [email protected]

Smyrna, Vinings & South Cobb

Rabbi Shmuel Wolf of Chabad of Cobb leads the prayer after lighting the Menorah on the second night of Chanukah in a cer...
12/24/2019

Rabbi Shmuel Wolf of Chabad of Cobb leads the prayer after lighting the Menorah on the second night of Chanukah in a ceremony at Smyrna City Hall on Monday. “We are here to celebrate the festival of lights. It is a beautiful holiday about increasing light and displacing darkness with the light of the Menorah,” he said. The moveable Menorah has visited East Cobb Park and will be in Kennesaw Tuesday night.

Christmas Tree Pick Up Registration
12/22/2019
Christmas Tree Pick Up Registration

Christmas Tree Pick Up Registration

Campbell Spartans Baseball is offering Christmas tree pickup the following dates and times: December 29th January 4th January 5th 1:00pm - 5:00pm Suggested Donation: $20. Payment can be made at pickup with cash, check or card. Or pre-pay using Venmo @Campbell-Baseball Please register below.

Derek Norton was elected Mayor of Smyrna in a tightly contested runoff Dec. 3 against Ryan Campbell. In unofficial resul...
12/04/2019

Derek Norton was elected Mayor of Smyrna in a tightly contested runoff Dec. 3 against Ryan Campbell.
In unofficial results Norton won 3,764 votes or 51 percent to Campbell’s 3,605 or 49 percent.
In the Ward 2 Council Race, newcomer Austin Wagner defeated Andrea Bluestein 391 to 264 votes, or a margin of 57 percent to 42 percent.
Norton’s victory party was at a Smyrna Market Village restaurant just a block from the city’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
He greeted the crowd about 8:30 saying, “I’ve got news. We Won.”
He thanked his supporters saying, “It was a huge effort by all of you. Thank you so much.”
He also thanked outgoing Mayor Max Bacon for his endorsement and Steve Raisin, the candidate who placed third and later endorsed Norton.

It was a courageous move on his part and was very helpful,” Norton said. “A lot of his supporters have reached out to me.”

Norton, 42, now serves as Ward 1 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem and works as Government Affairs Director for the Medical Association of Georgia. Campbell, 26, is the son of Jamaican immigrants who operate Chris’ Caribbean Bistro.
Campbell posted a concession on Facebook and offered his support, saying, “Congratulations to Derek Norton for Mayor, it’s been an honor to run this race. From me, my team, and our supporters we will rally around you. One Smyrna, Together!”

Lewis Wheaton was sworn in Thursday as Smyrna's newest city council member. Wheaton was elected to the Ward 7 post for a...
11/15/2019

Lewis Wheaton was sworn in Thursday as Smyrna's newest city council member. Wheaton was elected to the Ward 7 post for a four-year term and will fill the post left vacant by the resignation of Ron Fennel until the end of the year. Wheaton. left, takes the oath of office from Superior Court Judge Kimberly Childs as his wife, Teri, holds the Bible.

Join us tonight for the Smyrna Business Association's Candidate Forum at the Smyrna Community Center at 7 p.m. Smyrna vo...
10/24/2019

Join us tonight for the Smyrna Business Association's Candidate Forum at the Smyrna Community Center at 7 p.m.

Smyrna voters will get the opportunity to meet the candidates for Mayor and city council positions at a forum sponsored by the Smyrna Business Association on Oct. 24.

“This is an excellent chance for residents to meet and interact with their potential elected leaders,” said SBA President Barb Allen.

An informal meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m. at the Smyrna Community Center, followed by a question and answer session with the candidates moderated by Cathy and Allan Lipsett, publishers of The Bright Side newspaper. Attendees will be asked to submit written questions prior to the forum.

Dansby Swanson Visits Green Acres
08/16/2019

Dansby Swanson Visits Green Acres

08/02/2019

Cobb District Commissioner Bob Ott reports:

Heavy rains caused a washout of Randall Farm Road just north of Vinings Forest Way. Cobb DOT has crews on the scene, but the road will be closed for a significant amount of time. This will require detours for many in that neighborhood to get to and from their homes.

In a surprise announcement, Mayor Max Bacon told a packed lunch today that he would NOT be running for re-election. Baco...
07/11/2019

In a surprise announcement, Mayor Max Bacon told a packed lunch today that he would NOT be running for re-election. Bacon told the group of Smyrna’s business Association in Cobb chamber leaders that he was proud of the city’s accomplishments,. But he had decided not to run again.

Mable House Amphitheatre Hosts Princess of PowerFor the honor of Grayskull!!! @dreamworksshera is bringing the princesse...
06/25/2019

Mable House Amphitheatre Hosts Princess of Power

For the honor of Grayskull!!! @dreamworksshera is bringing the princesses of power to @MBHAmp on Wednesday, June 26. Joined by pals @SpiritRidingFree, arrive early for special activities, fun freebies AND two episodes of @dreamworksshera. #SheRa and #SpiritRidingFree NOW STREAMING on @Netflix!

This affects Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell.Boil water advisory issued for Cobb County area after water main brea...
06/11/2019
Communications News | Cobb County Georgia

This affects Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell.

Boil water advisory issued for Cobb County area after water main break

People in affected are asked to boil water until further notice

June 11, 2019 -- Following testing and in consultation with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority has issued a BOIL WATER ADVISORY. This advisory effects some Cobb County Water System customers that experienced low or no water pressure early this morning.

The advisory is limited to Cobb County Water System customers and SOUTH OF WINDY HILL and MACLAND ROADS.

This event happened because of a water main break on Maner Road early this morning. The main belongs to the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA), the agency that supplies water to the Cobb County Water Department. As crews made repairs, pressure in the system was cut off. It was restored around 8 a.m.

A boil water advisory is a precautionary measure issued to alert customers when there is a potential for compromised water quality. It is recommended that customers boil all water used in the preparation of food and beverage for consumption for two minutes.

Cobb Water officials believe the system never completely lost pressure and there should be no issues, but this order is issued under an abundance of caution.

The advisory will remain for 24 hours. Further testing and updates will follow.

CONTACT
Ross Cavitt | Communications Director
[email protected] | 770-528-2485
www.cobbcounty.org/communications/news

June 11, 2019 Water Line Break Affects South of Macland Road and Windy Hill Road: Boil Water Advisory in Effect Cobb County Water System customers, south of Macland Road and Windy Hill Road are advised to boil all water. At approximately

Braves To Host 2012 All-Star Game The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played in Cobb, the Atlanta Braves announced May 29...
05/30/2019

Braves To Host 2012 All-Star Game

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played in Cobb, the Atlanta Braves announced May 29 in a gala celebration at SunTrust Park.
Numerous former All-Star players including Hank Aaron, Chipper Jones, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Phil Niekro joined the celebration for the announcement.
“Major League Baseball is pleased to award our 2021 All-Star Game to the Braves and the City of Atlanta, which partnered on a compelling All-Star Week bid, commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement on Wednesday. “We look forward to showcasing the best of our sport and the Braves’ new home, SunTrust Park, to a global audience.”
Braves officials have been preparing an All-Star game bid since the ballpark opened in 2017.
“When we built SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta we envisioned our complex would be the perfect setting for an All-Star Game and we are thrilled to be able to showcase the ballpark, Cobb County and the City of Atlanta to the world” Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said in Wednesday’s press release.
It will be the third time the Braves host the Midsummer Classic; in 1972 at Atlanta Stadium - later renamed Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium - and in 2000 at Turner Field.
The 2019 game will happen at Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 9 and the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the 2020 edition

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The Bright Side Newspapers, owned and published by Allan and Cathy Lipsett in Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell, are mailed monthly to 30,000 households in our publication area. We also have additional pick up sites including Smyrna Library, Smyrna Community Center, Mable House Arts Center, in front of the ChickFil-A at Cumberland Mall, and advertiser locations.

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