High COVID Transmission Rates + Bugs In Cobb County

Hello, everybody! I’m back with your new edition of the Smyrna-Vinings Daily. Keep reading for the most important things going on these days in town.

First, today’s weather:

A t-storm around in the p.m.. High: 92 Low: 75.

Here are the top three stories in Smyrna-Vinings today:

  1. As COVID-19 reaches a high transmission rate again, Cobb County reinstated the mask mandate in the courthouse complex. Cobb and Douglas counties are the only two in the metro Atlanta currently ranked “high” for transmission rates. In the past two weeks, Cobb County has reported 3,000 new COVID-19 cases. (WSB Atlanta)
  2. The Planning Commission has rejected a green-focused east Cobb subdivision. The unanimous verdict was reached without any discussion. 15 residents from nearby developments came to the meeting to express their concern about the increase in population density and flood hazards in the area. The decision will be reconsidered on Jul. 19. (MDJOnline.com, Subscription)
  3. Residents of Cobb County’s Midwood Riverside Townhomes have reported multiple instances of raw sewage flooding their homes. The residents say they are “afraid to shower” and that “bugs came out of the sink.” Despite contacting management, the residents report that they have not heard anything back during this week and a half of hazardous conditions. (WSB Atlanta)

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  • Infant & Toddler Storytime At Smyrna Public Library (10:30 AM)

From my notebook:

  • The Concert by the Springs series is featuring both Brotherhood and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas in the upcoming weeks. If music isn’t your jam, you can head to the Movies by Moonlight series instead. (Reporter Newspapers)
  • Juniper Cafe in Atlanta has a mouth-watering menu of everything from fresh croissants to Vietnamese fried chicken. Chef Hsu, who opened the restaurant in December, refers to it as a “craft restaurant” and hand-makes many of the items on the menu. (Atlanta Magazine)
  • The Smyrna Elementary PTA wants to see your smiling face at their Midsummer Check-in via Zoom tomorrow, Jul. 7, at 6:00 p.m. Along with answering questions, they’ll be showing off the new SES spirit wear and debuting the events calendar. Join here! (Smyrna Elementary PTA via Facebook)

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Carla Varner