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City Celebrates Girl Scouts' Centennial

Acworth has not been asked to contribute to Cobb County's new economic development initiative, the mayor says during Thursday's Board of Aldermen meeting.

Acworth troops of the Girl Scouts of America were recognized in honor of the organization's 100th anniversary during the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the on Thursday night.

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors from Troops 12437, 2609 and 2376 received a proclamation from Mayor Tommy Allegood that recognized not only the worldwide impact of 10 million Girl Scouts in 145 countries, but also the good works of local Scouts.

Girl Scouts have been instrumental in , and Allegood said a photo of him with the Scouts is one of his favorites.

“Thanks for making a difference and coming out to the lake cleanup,” Allegood said. “That's something that really helps keep our lake and our water very clean.”

Another proclamation was awarded to to recognize his selection as during a meeting of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce late last year.

“Twenty years ago, my wife and I weren't sure if we were going to stay here,” Chandler said. “Now, we're entrenched—we aren't ever going to leave.”

Allegood credited Chandler's restaurant, , with beginning the renaissance of Acworth's historic downtown area. These days, Henry's and its adjacent party venue, , bring 2,000 vistors a week downtown.

Sheila Walker asked the mayor and board about a recent Marietta Daily Journal article concerning public funding for the Chamber's program. Walker wanted to know whether Cobb County officials had approached Acworth about providing money for the economic development initiative.

“Nobody has come to us and talked to us about it,” Allegood said.

“They're looking at all different avenues for funding,” Alderman Bob Weatherford said. “We haven't been approached for any funds or anything like that.”

The Marietta City Council and the have said they do not intend to provide money for Competitive EDGE.

The Board of Aldermen passed the consent agenda, which included:

  • An alcohol license for Parkside Italian Kitchen, 3979 S. Main St., Suite 250, for consumption of liquor on the premises.
  • An alcohol license for La Corona Mexican Grill, 4417 Main St., for consumption of liquor and beer on the premises.
  • The donation of 1.2 acres connected to to the city to be used as park space.
  • Emergency repairs to the structural floor beams and foundation of Rosenwald School for $3,500.
  • A $278,000 contract to for Willis Street parking improvements.

You can see the full agenda here.

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