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Is a new bus stop in Acworth a disaster waiting to happen?ACWORTH, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The side of a highway doesn’t seem to be the best spot to have a school bus stop.“Right here,” Katina de Leon said, pointing to a corner near the Fairway Villas neighborhood. “In the corner right here.”It’s the spot where parents like de Leon, mother of four, are supposed to drop their kids off.“This was horrible,” she said. “We had traffic from here all the way to Thi...
Is a new bus stop in Acworth a disaster waiting to happen?
ACWORTH, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The side of a highway doesn’t seem to be the best spot to have a school bus stop.
“Right here,” Katina de Leon said, pointing to a corner near the Fairway Villas neighborhood. “In the corner right here.”
It’s the spot where parents like de Leon, mother of four, are supposed to drop their kids off.
“This was horrible,” she said. “We had traffic from here all the way to Third Army Road.”
Cell video given to Atlanta News First confirms de Leon’s statements. Video from a recent morning pickup shows traffic backed up on Cobb Parkway due to the bus stop. The speed limit in this area is 55 miles per hour.
“I’d rather drive my kids to school than pick up and drop off here,” James Tippens said.
Tippens says 55 is more of a suggestion. On cue, an 18-wheeler goes flying by.
“Basically like that,” he said. “Truck going down the road with a broken tire.”
De Leon’s concern isn’t just the traffic. Another problem is that the stop is far away from any homes.
“Someone can come and just pick up one of our kids,” she said. That’s my biggest fear.”
Both de Leon and Tippens say the bus used to make multiple stops inside Fairway Villas, but that was changed when road conditions in the neighborhood deteriorated.
“Because the roads are breaking apart, they made the front of the entrance as the bus stop,” Tippens said.
But lately, residents say property management has been putting caution tape and personal vehicles around that location, making it so the bus can’t get in.
“I’m concerned, irritated, and frustrated,” Tippens said.
Nobody could explain why this was happening.
In a statement to parents, the Cobb County School District said it’s tried to contact neighborhood management to solve the problem, but haven’t had their calls returned.
In the meantime, it has parents rethinking logistics.
“No, I didn’t send [my kids to school] today,” de Leon said.
“I’m actually planning on moving because I don’t want to deal with this at all,” Tippens added.
And hoping that property management can work with residents and the school district… to find a proper solution.
Parents are also concerned about what happens when fall and winter arrive, and pickup takes place in the dark.
“This is not a safe place,” de Leon said.
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ACWORTH, Ga. — Several neighbors in a Cobb County community are concerned about a pipeline replacement project that they say is disrupting their daily lives.A section of Poplar Street in Acworth is shutdown as crews work on the project.[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]“We couldn’t park in our driveway for weeks and weeks and weeks,” said Katrina Botts, who lives in the neighb...
ACWORTH, Ga. — Several neighbors in a Cobb County community are concerned about a pipeline replacement project that they say is disrupting their daily lives.
A section of Poplar Street in Acworth is shutdown as crews work on the project.
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“We couldn’t park in our driveway for weeks and weeks and weeks,” said Katrina Botts, who lives in the neighborhood.
“They hit my mailbox, knocked it down. It was right here, they just tied it to the tree over here,” said Arthur David Hightower, who lives nearby.
Some neighbors say the project is a daily headache for them.
“They didn’t tell us they were going to cut down trees. Our house has shaken so much that it’s cracked on the back end of it,” said Botts.
“I was forced to park further down the street and then walk up walk across the mud and all that to get to my house fortunately it was only a few days,” said Vicky Smith who lives in the neighborhood.
Some neighbors say they have to drive to the post office to get their mail, others say they experienced the same problem until recently.
“The mail people started delivering to my front door but they would weekly, not daily,” said Smith.
The Cobb County Marietta Water Authority released a statement in response to concerns from neighbors.
“The Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) is replacing a source water pipeline from its intake on Allatoona Lake off Steven Road in Bartow County to its Wyckoff Water Treatment Plant off Mars Hill Road in Acworth. The project replaces roughly 7,200 feet of 30-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe installed in 1965 with 54-inch ductile iron pipe. The project is nearing completion with roughly 600 feet of pipe left to replace. Unfortunately, in the area of Poplar Street in Acworth, the pipeline traverses the roadway. Excavation of the pipe trench along the roadway at Poplar Street and Cox Circle revealed very poor soil conditions and an unexpected conflict with CCMWA’s existing 60-inch pipeline. The elevation conflict with the existing 60-inch pipeline is requiring additional engineering, which has unfortunately resulted in a temporary stoppage of work in the area, by the pipeline contractor, Garney Construction. CCMWA is concerned about residents of Poplar Street being able to access their residences. As a result, CCMWA is working closely with Garney Construction to install a temporary road along Poplar Street, despite the poor soil conditions, which have been exacerbated by abnormally high rainfall. CCMWA is committed to establishing access through Poplar Street as soon as possible.”— Cole Blackwell, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority General Manager
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Compass Self Strage - entrance - Acworth GACompass Self Storage - back - Acworth GACleveland, Ohio, Dec. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, proudly announces the opening of their brand new state-of-the-art, Class A self storage center located at 848 Seven Hills Connector in Acworth, Georgia. This location has over 70,000 net rentable square feet and represents the company’s 18th location in the state of Georgia.The newest Compass Self Storage location off...
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Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, proudly announces the opening of their brand new state-of-the-art, Class A self storage center located at 848 Seven Hills Connector in Acworth, Georgia. This location has over 70,000 net rentable square feet and represents the company’s 18th location in the state of Georgia.
The newest Compass Self Storage location offers smart lock units on every unit. Customers can use an app on their smartphone (or a key fob) to access the smart lock on their unit, and they never have to remember to bring a key. They can also securely provide access to designated family or contacts that may need to visit the unit.
Compass Self Storage in Acworth offers all climate-controlled units and features a covered loading bay area to help customers load and unload during any type of weather. This storage center also has individual unit access control, 24-hour digital surveillance, a full line of boxes and packing supplies and offers truck rental right on site.
“Our newly constructed storage center in Acworth, Georgia leverages the latest access technology to help our customers access their secure units effortlessly. We believe this will, just like offering truck rental and moving and packing supplies on site – will help improve the moving and storing experience for our customers. We are excited to expand our service area in Atlanta to include Acworth, where we see opportunity to help the growing number of residents and commercial businesses,” stated Todd Amsdell, President and CEO.
Compass Self Storage offers a full line of moving and packing supplies, as well as moving service options. Compass Self Storage strives to make the storage experience streamlined and stress free by employing knowledgeable team members who help guide the customer through the entire process. Compass Self Storage has over 100 locations nationwide.
The above-mentioned development was completed by separate affiliates of Amsdell Group, LLC and Compass Self Storage, LLC. The Amsdell family of companies (Amsdell Companies) is headquartered in Cleveland, OH. Amsdell draws its roots from the family owned construction company founded in 1928 and has since been active in several billions of dollars’ worth of real estate ventures with a primary focus on self storage. As industry pioneers, Amsdell has owned and operated over 500 storage centers under various trade names in over 27 states. With over 85 years of doing business, the Amsdell team has extensive experience in property acquisition, construction and property management. Please visit www.amsdellcompanies.com and www.compassselfstorage.com for more information.
ACWORTH, Ga. — In the heart of Acworth, you'll find a store called Two LiRu Antiques & Decor -- at least for now.The second you walk in, the walls are filled with trinkets, vintage signs, and posters. The rooms are full of memorabilia, vinyl records, clothing, jewelry, coins, and more. If you walk downstairs, you may find things scarier than what you can find at a Halloween store and yes, even a casket.It's 9,000 squa...
ACWORTH, Ga. — In the heart of Acworth, you'll find a store called Two LiRu Antiques & Decor -- at least for now.
The second you walk in, the walls are filled with trinkets, vintage signs, and posters. The rooms are full of memorabilia, vinyl records, clothing, jewelry, coins, and more. If you walk downstairs, you may find things scarier than what you can find at a Halloween store and yes, even a casket.
It's 9,000 square feet of antiques. Or, as customer George Delalla says, "It's full of nostalgia."
"It gives a reflection of the past, the present, and what you may want to do for the future on collecting or just buying products in here," he said.
But when he walked into the store Thursday morning, Delalla was met with unexpected news.
"I drove by and I made a U-turn and came in here and I said, 'Is that sign for real?'" he recalled.
That sign announced the store's closure.
"It broke my heart thinking it's going to be gone. Acworth is changing. To see this being gone, Acworth is losing a little bit of its past. It's hard to put a nail on the wood on this."
After 8 years, owner Lisa Mack and manager Ryan Blankenberger say Two LiRu Antiques will have to relocate and downsize.
"We were given a 60-day notice to vacate," Mack said. "They are going to be either subdividing or selling the building as we understand it."
They say it has been an emotional time, after all the support they've received from the community.
"We want to let Acworth know we're really, really thankful for all your support," Blankenberger said.
After all, Blankeberger said the store had a good run.
"We made it through COVID. We beat the odds. This has become a community hub," he said. "We're sad to be leaving. It'd be easy to take it personally, but we don't."
That's why they've decided that, although they have to go away from this location, nothing can stop them from moving elsewhere.
They will be moving from their prime location on Main Street, which once served as Acworth's primary business district, to 4510 South Main Street. This new building will be 2,000 square feet -- a much smaller space compared to its multi-level 10,000 square-foot space it currently occupies.
"You can see the mountain-size task it will be to liquidate here, so we're going to continue to discount what we cannot take to the new shop with us and just really praying to be out in time," Mack said.
Their 60-day notice arrived at the end of May. They say that means they'll likely have to be out by the end of July.
Community members, like Will Britton, who has been coming to the store since it first opened, say they are upset they have to move out in the first place.
"It's definitely going to change the foot traffic because there are nice restaurants and things to eat but that was the thing – it was a destination," Britton said. "(We would say) let's go to Two LiRu and take a look around and get a bite to eat. It helps bring people down to the area. When you don’t have places people can corral or walkthrough, it changes the whole community and the way stores operate."
Blankenberger and Mack are hosting an auction the third week in July and will hold a store-closing sale where they will be liquidating all of their inventory within the upcoming weeks.
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Since 1999, Gerry Cardillo has turned her two-car garage into a haunted house with animatronics, scary heads, live “monsters” popping out of corners and lots of candles.Obviously, someone is obsessed with Halloween. Well, sort of. “Halloween appeals to me because it’s the only holiday where I don’t have to do a lot of cooking,” she said. “It is just fun.”CaptionWhile she may not be preparing big meals, she cooks up a lot of fun and scares for between 250 to 350 people a yea...
Since 1999, Gerry Cardillo has turned her two-car garage into a haunted house with animatronics, scary heads, live “monsters” popping out of corners and lots of candles.
Obviously, someone is obsessed with Halloween. Well, sort of. “Halloween appeals to me because it’s the only holiday where I don’t have to do a lot of cooking,” she said. “It is just fun.”
While she may not be preparing big meals, she cooks up a lot of fun and scares for between 250 to 350 people a year for a couple of hours on the big day. The Acworth garage is divided into four rooms and each year there is a theme — witches room, Dracula’s home, a graveyard — and new props and decorations. It’s probably as much work as whipping up a big meal, if not more.
“Our garage isn’t massive but it’s amazing how much stuff we put in it. At first we just did one quarter of the garage; now we use the whole space and have a little tent out front, sort of a greeting area,” she said. “We put black plastic sheeting on the walls with push pins — probably thousands of them — and then we decorate. We use between 300 to 400 batteries a year and tons of candles. It’s amazing we’ve never burned the place down.”
She estimates it takes 60 to 80 hours to set up. Taking it down and storing it in the basement used to take “another three weeks but it’s gotten better because my daughter-in-law is really good at setting up and taking town. It’s improved our time,” she said.
The fright house is definitely her “thing,” although her two sons, Adam Blanchette, 32, and Grayson Blanchette, 35, were involved as kids and still take a day off of work to dress up as Jason or Michael Myers to add more scares. “My husband, Gil Blanchette, is very funny. He brags about the house and shows pictures and is never involved,” she said. “One year my daughter-in-law got him to dress up as Dracula, but he’s out front greeting people and passing out beer. That’s his thing.”
Hannah Thomas lived on the same block and her first Halloween stop was always at the Blanchette house. She’s since moved away but has taken her young son back so he could experience a memorable part of her childhood. “We always looked forward to the Halloween garage spooky house,” she said. “It was the highlight. It was always fun to see which Blanchette dressed as a witch or something else that would jump out and scare you.”
Isabella Sempel, who graduated last year from the University of Georgia, grew up next door and still goes back. “It’s hilarious and I come over now as an adult and love listening to the kids scream all night long,” she said. “When you’re a kid it’s really, really scary. I refused to go for several years as a kid. As an adult, it’s less spooky but you’ll still jump.”
Neighbor Kathy Berry’s daughter, Lauren, joined in as one of the live actors. “She was a zombie and I made her up in the best make-up. My daughter really loved going as a child and then was asked to participate. She had a really good time.”
Even though there is a steady stream of visitors, Berry said the traffic was embraced by the neighbors. “We all loved standing outside and watching the people go in and hearing the screams. They put so much work into it and Gerry collects the coolest stuff,” she said. “Sometimes they’ll follow the trends and do a zombie theme like ‘Walking Dead,’ but other times they’ll do classics like ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’ It’s just crazy but it’s really a family tradition.”
It’s a tradition not only for the Blanchette household but for the neighborhood kids who would get excited when they started seeing boxes brought into the garage, Cardillo said. “I love the reaction from the kids. Adults love it too; we’ve had women run out there screaming. It’s all been word of mouth. We don’t advertise but people keep coming.”
There is no charge and at various points they considered asking people to bring a can of food to donate to a food bank but “we haven’t pulled it together. It’s always running late and getting done at the last minute. It’s a lot harder as we get older.”
After every person has left, the family and friends wind down and critique the night. “We always say that it was the best night ever and that we’ll never do it again,” she said. “And, then we start planning the next one.”