Center Honored; Group Raises Money for Charity
Mountain Tennis Center was recently honored by United
States Tennis Association - as its Georgia "Member
Organization of the Year". This award recognizes
outstanding services rendered to a USTA member organization
in Georgia. Selection is made on the basis of service
to the tennis community, service to the organization's
members and service to the game of tennis.
is the second time Lost Mountain Tennis Center has received
the award; the first was in 2004. Traci Thomas has managed
this facility since it opened in 2000 and she and her
staff are committed to providing quality and diverse
programs to the west Cobb community.
other news, the Lost Mountain Community Tennis Association
recentlydonated nearly $3,000 to the SafePath Advocacy
Center. The organization raised the money from the 2013
Halloween Fright Festival Tennis Tourney in October
and a silent auction held at Brookstone Country Club.
SafePath helps and intervenes with abused and neglected
children to educate and stop child abuse.
Employee Honored by State Organization
County PARKS employee Wendy Collins
recently earned the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association
presidential citation, presented during the organization's
annual business meeting. Collins was head of the 2013
Editorial Committee for GRPA, which publishes the association's
magazine three times a year.
Collins, who has been a GRPA member for 13 years, was
sworn onto the GRPA board of trustees and will serve
there for the next two years. She works for Cobb County
as a Recreation Coordinator managing Ward Recreation
Center. Congratulations to Wendy!!!
Comet Trail Bridge Sections Under Repair
Six pedestrian bridges along Cobb County’s 12.8-mile
Silver Comet Trail will be closed to the public this
winter while Cobb County Department of Transportation
(CCDOT) crews repair or replace pedestrian bridge ends
over Powder Springs Creek, Lucille Creek, Noses Creek,
Olley Creek, Nickajack Creek and Cooper Lake Road.
The repair work, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, will result
in consecutive closures of each pedestrian bridge from
Jan. to April 2014, resulting in NO ACCESS and NO DETOURS
across the bridges during construction. At the same
time the pedestrian bridge work is being conducted,
additional crews will be improving other areas along
the Silver Comet Trail by repairing fences, drainage
systems and grading. “The repairs will preserve the
original historic pedestrian bridges,” says Faye DiMassimo,
Director of Cobb County Department of Transportation.
“Once the work is completed, the pedestrian bridges
will be reopened providing safe access to all who enjoy
Cobb County officials strongly advise the public to
pay close attention to all warning signs and stay out
of CLOSED construction zones, as there will be severe
drop offs, some as deep as ten feet, which could cause
serious injury or death to anyone ignoring the posted
warnings. Not every area under construction will be
completed closed off to the public. CCDOT officials
warn trail users to slow down when approaching all signs,
and in areas not completely closed, and for bike users,
be prepared to dismount and walk through. More work
will be conducted on the Trail next spring where a rolling
trail closure will occur as the entire Silver Comet
trail is resurfaced. The combined projects will result
in the Cobb County Silver Comet Trail looking like a
Built between 1890 and 1904, the 61.5-mile Silver Comet
Trail follows the abandoned railroad line once traveled
by Silver Comet train passengers traveling from Atlanta
and Birmingham to New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
CCDOT converted the trail into a scenic 12.8 mile paved
multi-use trail in the 1990’s. The County section of
the trail begins in Smyrna and travels west through
southern parts of the County.
Information and project updates will be posted at www.cobbdot.org
or contact the project manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.