Kennesaw News – July 2018

Posted July 18, 2018.  Sharing the good news and events for the City of Kennesaw.


For the 7th year in a row, Governor Nathan Deal and his wife, along with Bobby Cox Former Braves Manager, have attended SUPERIOR KIDS DAY, sponsored by Jay Cunningham and Superior Plumbing,.

Our special guests were 25 of the Superior Plumbing Kids Club students along with their parents and caregivers. These youngsters were given the red-Carpet ROCK STAR treatment. This included all expense paid tickets, parking and food, along with matching jerseys. In addition to enjoying visits from the Braves mascot Blooper and the Tomahawk Team, the youngsters were joined by John Rocker (Braves 1998-01) and Ryan Klesko (Braves 1992-99). As Jay Cunningham says, “Every Child deserves to be treated like a ROCK STAR!”

They all enjoyed a special time of pictures and autographs with the visiting celebrities.  In addition, the students had a ball with unlimited play at the Hope and Will Sandlot – thanks to CHOA and The Braves.  And a big thank you for the support and logistics handled by the Cobb County Sheriff Department. To be considered for this special day the student must be a member of the Superior KIDS Club  Visit the page to nominate a deserving special needs student today!

Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, Harris Hines

The North Cobb Rotary Club was honored to host esteemed Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, Harris Hines on June 21 for their weekly breakfast meeting at Pinetree Country Club. The club surprised Justice Hines with the Service Above Self Award along with a donation in his name to the Mountain Top Boys Home. To learn more about North Cobb Rotary please visit

Harris Hines was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia on July 26, 1995, by Governor Zell Miller to succeed Willis B. Hunt, Jr., former Chief Justice. He was sworn in as Chief Justice on January 6, 2017 by Governor Nathan Deal. Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Hines served as a Superior Court judge and a State Court judge in the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

The Rotary Club of North Cobb unites leaders from all walks of life, amplifying their individual contributions to make North Cobb, Atlanta and the world a better place to live and work. Forty plus members of the Rotary Club of North Cobb are excited to serve their hometown and the world. Join us in creating a fun, laid back and service-oriented club that is dedicated to the Rotary motto of Service Above Self! Pictured with Judge Hines, is NC Rotary President, Kim Watt.

The Hero Run 5k

Historic Downtown Kennesaw will host the 9th annual Hero Run 5k on August 4, 2018 at 7:30 am. Over the course of the last eight years of races the Hero Run has donated over a $100,000 to Veterans organizations, including the Kennesaw State University Veterans program, Disabled American Veterans and Wounded Warrior Project .

Registration is open now at  All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Registration is also available at the Kennesaw Big Peach Running Company location. Southwest Airline tickets will go to the overall male and female winners, and master male and female winners.  Presenting sponsor is Brookes-Berry-Haynie.