Austell, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Pittman, Maurine

After a short illness, Maurine Pittman died peacefully on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Tranquility at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia, with niece Paige Pittman and brother Jack Pittman, Jr., by her side. Born February 14, 1939 to Austell business owner Maurice Eugene "Big Jack" Pittman, Sr., and beloved local teacher Martha Elizabeth McKenney Pittman, Maurine taught in the Fulton County School District for 30 years, positively impacting multitudes of young minds and helping hundreds of teachers find innovative ways to reach students. She was preceded in death by her mother and Presbyterian Village roommate Martha Pittman and her father Jack Pittman, Sr. She is survived by her siblings, Madge Hand (Bob), and Maurice Eugene "Jack" Pittman, Jr. (Vicki), and her nieces Leanne Cook (Joe) and Paige Pittman (Mindy Evans) and her step-grandniece, Ramsey Cook, as well as many cousins. Maurine graduated from South Cobb High School in 1957 and the University of Georgia in 1961. Within a few short years she had also graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a teaching certificate and began teaching in Fulton County. An early resident of Inman Park along with a few other hearty souls, Maurine was fascinated by history and renovations and became an avid genealogist and much-lauded restoration expert for old structures, including a brick Georgian home in Inman Park by well-known Atlanta architect, W.F. Denny; The Inman Park United Methodist Church for which she served as Church Historian for several decades; and the Miss Kate Westmoreland home in Austell, Georgia. She also worked tirelessly for the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Cobb County Historical Society and was a member of the Seven Springs Historical Society in Powder Springs, Georgia. For more than two decades Maurine and well-known Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Celestine Sibley were friends, and Ms. Sibley often wrote about Maurine's preservation adventures in her popular column. In 1993 Maurine was recognized by the Historical Society of Cobb County for excellence in historic preservation. In addition to teaching, Maurine was also an Inman Park real estate agent in the 1980's and 90's, and served as a wedding planner for the Inman Park United Methodist Church from the mid 1980's to the early 2000's. Maurine is also the author of an article in the 2001 Georgia Historical Quarterly about Horace King, an African American bridgebuilder based in the Southeast, and has transcribed the journals of Charles James Oliver, an early minister for the Methodist Church. An avid traveler, Maurine and her friends and family enjoyed trips to Scotland (where her McEachern family ties entitled her to life membership in the Clan Donald society), England, Mexico, Peru, Australia, Alaska, Arizona, New York City, Chincoteague Island in Virginia, and Saint George and Dog Islands in Florida. A memorial service will be held later this summer, and Maurine will be buried at Macland Cemetery at 3936 Macland Road next to her parents and surrounded by her McEachern and McElreath relatives. Arrangements by Roy Davis Funeral Home, 770-948-2552. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Macland Cemetery via Macland United Methodist Church, 4075 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127.
Marietta, GAMarietta Daily Journal

MDJ Time Capsule: The Week of June 11

This week’s Time Capsule looks at veterans of both World Wars, a soft drink truck crash and a murder exoneration. The Tuesday, June 7, 1921, edition of The Cobb County Times reported that W.G. Pendle's market and cafe caught fire the Friday before. The building was badly damaged and all of the furnishings were completely destroyed. The cause of the fire was believed to be "spontaneous combustion."
Cobb County, GAnorthwestgeorgianews.com

RiverLands tour gives peek into riverside recreation in Cobb

SOUTH COBB — As she walked the trails at Discovery Park at the Riverline on a muggy Sunday afternoon, Christy Dyson said she couldn’t wait to see the park filled out with paths and boardwalks. The trails at the newly opened Discovery Park at the Riverline in south Cobb are...
Austell, GAnorthwestgeorgianews.com

Six Flags, White Water loosen mask rules

Based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance stating that vaccinated people need not wear masks in most settings, Austell’s Six Flags Over Georgia and Marietta’s Six Flags White Water will no longer require masks for customers and employees. Unvaccinated customers are still encouraged to wear masks. Temperature...
Georgia Statemacaronikid.com

Six Flags Over Georgia

AUSTELL, Ga — May 17, 2021 — Six Flags Over Georgia – the Thrill Capital of the South –kicks off its longest summer season in decades, with the launch of a new community food partner, the first such partnership by a U.S. theme park. Beginning on May 21, the park will be open daily through Labor Day, September 6. Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags White Water begin daily operation May 28.
Austell, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Sweetwater Mission seeking sponsors for Children's Summer Food program

Austell-based Sweetwater Mission is seeking sponsors for its Children's Summer Food program. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child's need for good nutrition. The program provides nutritious food children need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months. Sweetwater Mission has 2,500...
San Diego, CAkusi.com

Miramar Air Show remains canceled despite outdoor venue

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the second year in a row, the MCAS Miramar Air Show has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Recently, KUSI’s Jason Austell asked Emergency and Disaster Specialist, Dr. Kelly Victory, on the continued closure of the event, to which she replied that the closure was “tragic” and not based on any science.
Douglasville, GADouglas County Sentinel

Cooper: The train crash at seventeen mile water tank

Late in the evening on Monday, December 14, 1885 the bitter cold made folks walk just a bit faster as they gathered at the Georgia Pacific depot located at the north end of Elliott Street in Atlanta. They were going to board the 10:15 p.m. train headed towards Mableton, Austell,...
Cobb County, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Memorial Day Weekend events in Cobb County

Below is a list of Memorial Day weekend events happening in Cobb County. Acworth Memorial Day CeremonyWHAT: The city of Acworth will observe Memorial Day and present engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in the military. WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday. WHERE: Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point, Cauble Park,...
Cobb County, GAnorthwestgeorgianews.com

Cobb Police Department seeks to build trust with Latino community

AUSTELL — The single greatest issue between police and the Latino community is fear of deportation, according to officers and community members who gathered at the Cobb County Police Academy Tuesday for a forum on community relations. About 100 police, faith leaders and Latino Cobb Countians attended. The event was...