Friday, March 8, 2013
The Powder Springs Police Department held its first gun safety seminar last month. Officials are discussing offering the program again later this year.
Residents who could not make it to the Feb. 21 gun safety seminar put on by the Powder Springs Police Department may have a chance to attend one later this year. The free class, held at Tapp Middle School, was the first to be offered by the department. According to Maj. Matt Boyd, spokesman for the department, the event drew an estimated 65 to 70 attendees—a turnout officials deemed a success. Topics discussed during the seminar included gun safety rules, Georgia weapons carrying laws, gun storage options and non-lethal means of self-defense. “Our hope [with the seminar] is not only to increase awareness regarding gun safety, but to bridge the relationship between citizens and the police,” Boyd said. Boyd added that the department intends …
Monday, February 11, 2013
His resignation will go into effect on Feb. 28, and a successor should be named by Easter.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he is resigning, effective Feb. 28. Archdiocese of Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory held a press conference this afternoon in Smyrna to address questions and concerns. “This announcement has sparked widespread surprise but also a great outpouring of prayers and affection for the Holy Father. His stated reasons for resigning are his frailty as a result of age and his desire to make sure that the Church has a Pontiff with the energy and stamina to carry on the heavy burdens that come with the Office of Pope. Characteristically of the Holy Father was the humility of the statement and the pastoral love expressed for the Church that has prompted his decision,” stated Archbishop Gregory. Calling for …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
We've got some video of today's rains, but we know you can do better. If you have any great shots or video of today's rough weather, upload them here so your fellow West Cobb Patch readers can see.
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- Jon Gargis
Thursday, January 31
Wednesday’s weather was enough of a threat to lead officials with Cobb County Schools and nearby Paulding County Schools to cancel extracurricular activities. Return to West Cobb Patch for updates.