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Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent “technician” that offers “quick” solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won’t cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.

Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Marietta for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin
Your Trusted Source for Commercial and Residential Locksmiths in Marietta

As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you’re looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Marietta are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It’s just the way we do business!
Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe
Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn’t defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.

That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Marietta is so important – to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home’s locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.

We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:

Re-Keying Services

Re-Keying Services

Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.

New Lock Installation

New Lock Installation

Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it’s time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we’re done, we’ll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.

High-Security Lock Installation

High-Security Lock Installation

If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you’re interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.

Access Control System Installation

Access Control System Installation

If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses’ assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Marietta install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.

Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it’s too late – your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it’s always better to be proactive about your businesses’ security rather than reactive.

At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Marietta:

Commercial Door Locks

Commercial Door Locks

Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.

Commercial Door Lock Repair

Commercial Door Lock Repair

If your businesses’ locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it’s always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.

Alarm Systems

Alarm Systems

Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras

A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses’ roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.

Access Control Systems

Access Control Systems

Having the ability to control every one of your businesses’ locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock’s grade:

  • Strength Cycles – How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational – This refers to a door’s ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security – The effectiveness of the lock’s security
  • Material – What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish – Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today’s day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.

Grade 2 Locks

These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.

Grade 3 Locks

This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

A famous animator and movie director once said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you’re worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.

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Work Begins on $263M Tower at Marietta Ga.'s Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Construction began Nov. 15 on a new seven-story, $263 million tower at Marietta, Ga.'s Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, the medical facility announced in a news statement.The hospital serves most of northern and central Cobb County north of Atlanta.Wellstar filed an application for the project with the Georgia Department of Community Health in early August. State approval was required, a process that took the three months leading to the project's start in mid-November.The new building is expected to be completed in 2025 and...

Construction began Nov. 15 on a new seven-story, $263 million tower at Marietta, Ga.'s Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, the medical facility announced in a news statement.

The hospital serves most of northern and central Cobb County north of Atlanta.

Wellstar filed an application for the project with the Georgia Department of Community Health in early August. State approval was required, a process that took the three months leading to the project's start in mid-November.

The new building is expected to be completed in 2025 and will add 61 acute-care beds to the hospital, which currently has 633 beds, plus another 67 beds relocated from elsewhere within the medical center.

Wellstar plans to demolish the current Baird Building, a two-story structure built in 1964, that is "outdated and beyond its useful life," the hospital said in the release. The old building sits between the hospital's existing purple and blue towers, but the new structure is designed to connect to both towers for enhanced convenience and accessibility.

Specialized Care Units to Be Included

In its August application to state health officials, the hospital proposed that:

In its submission, Wellstar noted the growing popularity of private rooms, citing more privacy, less stress on patients, lower infection rates and fewer medical errors. COVID-19 has increased the desire of patients to have private rooms, it said.

By increasing the size of the hospital, the company expects to be able to accommodate the continued growth of Kennestone's service area.

Wellstar's primary service area of Cobb, Cherokee and Paulding counties is expected to expand by more than 5 percent over the next half-decade. And in the six counties making up Kennestone's primary and secondary service areas, the 65-years-and-older population is expected to grow by more than 25 percent in the next five years.

"The new tower will provide necessary space for additional patient beds and services, including neonatal care for our youngest patients and medical care for adult patients and families," Mary Chatman, president of Kennestone and Wellstar's Windy Hill Hospital, noted in tan August press release.

"In addition, we will expand the number of private rooms in response to the voice of our community and people we provide care for."

The medical center tower will not result in any new clinical health services but will expand space for existing services. Once the building is finished, fewer new personnel will be required to operate it, the hospital reported.

In addition, several hospital amenities would be relocated to the tower, including the cafeteria, kitchen, chapel, gift shop and registration/admissions.

Wellstar plans to fund the project with $63 million in cash and $200 million in debt financing.

Patients Need to Be Aware of Construction

With the kickoff of the hospital's new construction came some important updates for patients:

Traton Homes Hosts Annual Toy Drive for Cobb Christmas

Metro Atlanta builder collects toys to help local families in need this holiday seasonThis is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.Traton Homes is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Cobb Christmas now through Friday, December 10, 2021 to help support local families in need. The goal is to once again stuff a bus full of toys so that children in Cobb County enjoy a merry Christmas....

Metro Atlanta builder collects toys to help local families in need this holiday season

This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.

Traton Homes is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Cobb Christmas now through Friday, December 10, 2021 to help support local families in need. The goal is to once again stuff a bus full of toys so that children in Cobb County enjoy a merry Christmas.

"We invite all Cobb residents to join us in supporting Cobb Christmas. Simply drop off a new, unwrapped toy at our corporate office now through December 10," says Kimberly Garwood, Director of Marketing for Traton Homes.

For nearly 20 years, Marietta-based Traton Homes has supported the efforts of Cobb Christmas, a local non-profit that provides toys and food to low income and working poor families in Cobb County during the Christmas season.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Traton Homes' corporate office, located at 720 Kennesaw Avenue in Marietta.

Since partnering with Cobb Christmas, Traton Homes has collected and donated thousands of toys. Donations come from the company, as well as from employees, vendors and many caring members of the community.

Cobb Christmas is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that is dedicated to assisting low income and working poor families in Cobb County during the holiday season. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, three age-appropriate gifts are provided to each child.

For more information about Cobb Christmas, visit www.CobbChristmas.net. For more details about Traton Homes and its Cobb County new home communities, visit www.TratonHomes.com.

ABOUT TRATON HOMES

Founded 50 years ago, family-owned Traton Homes is one of metro Atlanta's most established and innovative homebuilding companies. The award-winning firm is known for combining traditional building practices with a passion for the latest systems and styles to create some of greater Atlanta's most sought-after, full-featured townhomes, single-family homes and active lifestyle communities. Traton blends beautifully-crafted design with top-quality building materials to create homes and communities with enduring appeal, offering exceptional value.

Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, Traton Homes offers "Altogether More" to homeowners in Cobb and Cherokee Counties, including more experience, more impressive architecture, more outstanding features and more rewarding lifestyles in more desirable locations. For more information about Traton Homes, call 770-427-9064 or visit www.TratonHomes.com. The builder's corporate office and design center are located at 720 Kennesaw Avenue in Marietta.

This post is an advertorial piece contributed by a Patch Community Partner, a local brand partner. To learn more, click here

Publix, Walmart, Kroger: GA Thanksgiving 2021 Grocery Store Hours

Find out when you can pick up those last-minute Thanksgiving staples from Publix, Walmart, Kroger and more grocers in Georgia.GEORGIA — As the number of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus continues to grow, the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings of the pre-pandemic days are likely to return with a full, festive vengeance to Georgia this year.In our excitement to once again cook a complete holiday meal for 20, it's quite possible we'll forget an item or two on our grocery lists.Fortunately, plenty...

Find out when you can pick up those last-minute Thanksgiving staples from Publix, Walmart, Kroger and more grocers in Georgia.

GEORGIA — As the number of Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus continues to grow, the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings of the pre-pandemic days are likely to return with a full, festive vengeance to Georgia this year.

In our excitement to once again cook a complete holiday meal for 20, it's quite possible we'll forget an item or two on our grocery lists.

Fortunately, plenty of grocery stores in Georgia will be open Thanksgiving Day to pick up that missing can of cranberry sauce or additional package of biscuits.

Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, along with those that won't. As always, Patch encourages you to call ahead to your local store to confirm hours at that location.

CVS: Many CVS Pharmacy locations, including 24-hour locations, will be open regular hours. Some pharmacies may have reduced hours or be closed for the holiday. The company recommends calling ahead to confirm store hours.

The Fresh Market: All locations will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food Lion: Most stores will be open until 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, but customers are encouraged to call their local store to confirm hours.

Kroger: Most stores will open at the regular time and close by 5 p.m. with the exception of select stores. Shoppers should call ahead to confirm local store hours.

Piggly Wiggly: All stores open normal hours, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sprouts Farmers Markets: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Stores will be open regular hours.

Walgreens: Most stores and 24-hour pharmacies will be open during regular business hours. Select pharmacies will be open with modified hours. Customers are encouraged to check their local store hours before heading out.

Whole Foods: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may be limited and will vary by location.

Closed Thanksgiving Day:

WBB Game Notes: Unbeatens Georgia and Notre Dame Duel in Daytona

Georgia Basketball Game NotesGeorgia and Notre Dame will be meeting for the first time in 21 years when the two squads face each other on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs own a 2-1 lead in the all-time series. The Lady Bulldogs and Fighting Irish traded a home and home back in 1991 and 1992, with Georgia taking wins in Athens and South Bend by a combined 10 points. Notre Dame is off to a fast start with a perfect 5-0 record. Freshman guard Sonia Citron has earned back-to-back ACC Freshman of the Week honors and is averagin...

Georgia Basketball Game Notes

Georgia and Notre Dame will be meeting for the first time in 21 years when the two squads face each other on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs own a 2-1 lead in the all-time series. The Lady Bulldogs and Fighting Irish traded a home and home back in 1991 and 1992, with Georgia taking wins in Athens and South Bend by a combined 10 points. Notre Dame is off to a fast start with a perfect 5-0 record. Freshman guard Sonia Citron has earned back-to-back ACC Freshman of the Week honors and is averaging 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. The Fighting Irish are led by a talented group, headlined by Maddy Westbeld, Dara Mabrey and Maya Dodson. The high-scoring Irish have six players averaging in double figures. Georgia's 2022 Signing Class is ranked No. 7 nationally according to ESPN. Janiah Barker and Sydney Bowles, two of the highest rated players in the nation, will join talented point guard product Tineya Hylton in Georgia's incoming class.

Barker – who is considered the No.1-ranked forward nationally and among the top-3 players overall -- is a native of Marietta, Ga. She currently preps at Montverde Academy in Florida. Bowles – a consensus top-10 guard prospect -- is from Lithonia, Ga., and plays at Woodward Academy. They will begin their collegiate careers during the 2022-23 campaign.

Hylton prepped at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., before going back to Canada to play at Royal Crown Academic School in Toronto, Ontario. She will join the Lady Bulldogs this season. Georgia has held three of its first four opponents below 50 points, with Mercer the only team to crack that mark with 52 points. Head coach Joni Taylor's teams have held opponents below 50 points 42 times over the last seven years. Every available player touched the floor in three of the first four contests, with 10 players playing against Mercer. Twelve of the available 13 players scored at least a point against Gardner-Webb, while 10 of 12 scored against Gardner-Webb. Junior forward Javyn Nicholson has already matched her career double-double mark with two this season. She scored 13 points and brought down a then career-best 12 rebounds in the season-opener against Gardner-Webb, marking her first double-double since 2019. She then scored 13 pts. and brought down a new career high 13 rebs. against Alabama State. Jenna Staiti now ranks fifth in school history with 213 career blocks. Tawana McDonald owns the program record with 297 swats during her time at Georgia. Staiti is also the SEC's active career leader in blocks. Head Coach Joni Taylor and her staff implemented a new offensive philosophy prior to the 2020-21 season with the goal of playing a more up-tempo style with defensive pressure.

That move has paid dividends. Since last season, Georgia has scored over 90 points four times. The Lady Bulldogs scored over 90 points just four times combined in the five seasons prior. SEC coaches voted the Lady Bulldogs fourth in the annual preseason poll, just behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee. Georgia came in at No. 19 in the national preseason coaches poll. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs finished ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press top-25 -- its highest ranking going into the NCAA tournament since 2001. Coach Taylor's teams have lived by the mantra 'It's not where you start but where you finish.' In five of her first six seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have finished well ahead of their preseason ranking. The largest jumps came in 2017-18 -- when Georgia was picked eighth and finished second -- and last season -- when the team was picked ninth and finished fourth.

Georgia's SEC Standings Under Joni Taylor

2015-169th6th
2016-1712th8th
2017-188th2nd (tied)
2018-194th7th
2019-2010th9th
2020-219th4th

Jenna Staiti has become known as 'Steady Staiti' over the last two seasons -- and for good reason.

The Cumming, Ga., native has scored in double figures in 35 of her last 41 games with 14 double-doubles and nine 20-plus point efforts. It is a remarkable stat line for the All-SEC center, especially when you look back to her first two years of college basketball.

During her freshman and sophomore campaigns, Staiti averaged 4.4 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 65 total games played. Staiti has now more than tripled her points per game average to 13.2 ppg and upped her rebounds to 7.3 per contest over the past three years. Georgia has become one of the top defensive teams in the SEC during Coach Taylor's tenure. In her six seasons leading the program, the Lady Bulldogs have finished either first or second in the conference in scoring defense on three occasions, including a league-best and school record 54.1 ppg in 2015-16. Last year, Georgia ranked second in the SEC, holding opponents to 60.5 ppg. The team also finished top-5 in most defensive categories, including field-goal percentage defense, 3-point field-goal percentage defense and turnovers forced. Que Morrison is known as one of the top defenders in the nation as she routinely guards the opponent's top player night-in and night-out. Last year, Morrison led all players in conference play with 33 steals (2.2 per game).

The Riverdale, Ga., native has also stepped it up offensively. She has now scored in double figures in 16 of her last 17 games dating back to last season. After suffering a string of injuries in her career, Morrison finally experienced a full healthy season for the Lady Bulldogs.

Here is a look back at some of the adversity Morrison has overcome.

The defensive stopper placed on the SEC All-Freshman Team after drawing 32 starts on Georgia's NCAA tournament team. Then, in her sophomore campaign, Morrison missed the first eight games due to a torn meniscus in her left knee. In 2019-20, she had an injury to her foot before the year began. She then suffered a torn labrum in her right shoulder to end her junior campaign midway through SEC play. Mikayla Coombs — a native of Buford, Ga. — was selected by her peers to serve as the vice chair of the SEC Women's Basketball Leadership Council. As one of four elected officers, she will participate in various meetings throughout the year to provide feedback to Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives.

This news came after she was chosen as the only student-athlete representative on the NCAA competition committee. Coombs graduated with a degree in sport management from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a master's in the same program. She was named a UGA Presidential Scholar in 2020, has placed on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times and made the Dean's List in 2021. Georgia had one of the deepest rosters in the SEC last season. The Lady Bulldogs played 10 or more players in 23 of 28 games and used 11 or more players on 14 occasions.That trend looks to continue this year with 10 returners who could all see big minutes. Georgia has one of the longest tenured staffs in the SEC. With the return of Karen Lange, Chelsea Newton and Robert Mosley, Georgia is the only team in the conference to not have a single coaching change at any level -- head coach or assistant coach -- over the past six years. Junior guard Chloe Chapman played two seasons with the Georgia soccer team, but after spending two years as a dual-sport athlete, she will now focus on just basketball. The Mitchellville, Md., native was a consensus top-40 prospect and was rated as the No. 8 overall point guard in the nation coming out of high school. Lady Bulldog freshmen Reigan Richardson and Jillian Hollingshead were both named McDonald's All-Americans, marking the first time in Georgia history the program has signed two McDonald's All-Americans in one class. Hollingshead and Richardson are the 11th and 12th McDonald's All-Americans to sign with the Lady Bulldogs and are the first to commit right out high school since Ronika Ransford in 2010. Current Lady Bulldog Mikayla Coombs was a McDonald's All-American in 2017. Georgia junior forward Jordan Isaacs was the only non-senior to start every game for the Lady Bulldogs last season. Isaacs made big play after big play and stepped up defensively to lead her team. She made perhaps two of the most important plays of the year for the Lady Bulldogs. One was her block on Rennia Davis' shot attempt that sealed the win against Tennessee, while the other came against Arkansas when she brought down an offensive board to set up Gabby Connally's buzzer-beater. Georgia is one of just two SEC programs (Tennessee) and one of just 16 teams nationwide to reach the 1,000 win total. The Lady Bulldogs accomplished the feat last season on the road at East Carolina. It was the latest impressive accomplishment for the storied program.

The Lady Bulldogs are one of only three teams, joining Wisconsin-Green Bay and Tennessee, to have a winning record every year since 1980 and have been to 34 of 39 NCAA tournaments.

Appeal Filed Against Rejected Cobb Schools COVID Protocol Lawsuit

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed an appeal of a judge's decision to reject a lawsuit against Cobb Schools over COVID-19 protocols.COBB COUNTY, GA — A month after a federal judge rejected the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit against Cobb County School District over a lack of COVID-19 protocols, the SPLC has filed an appeal against this decision, officials announced Wednesday.The SPLC ...

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed an appeal of a judge's decision to reject a lawsuit against Cobb Schools over COVID-19 protocols.

COBB COUNTY, GA — A month after a federal judge rejected the Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit against Cobb County School District over a lack of COVID-19 protocols, the SPLC has filed an appeal against this decision, officials announced Wednesday.

The SPLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Cobb parents Oct. 1 against the school district, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and all seven members of the CCSD school board, requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The parents have children in the district with health issues "who are at risk of severe illness and even death" if they contract COVID-19: myeloid leukemia, hypogammaglobulinemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis and chronic severe asthma.

"This case isn't just about masks, this is about disability discrimination in the Cobb County School District and ensuring that all children have an equal opportunity to access an in-person learning environment," said Mike Tafelski, senior supervising attorney for the SPLC, in the release. "The district's continued refusal to follow CDC guidelines and ensure safe schools for all students effectively deny our clients the access they are entitled to under federal law."

The lawsuit also alleges that the district's choice to relax many of its COVID-19 protocols before the 2021-22 school year started — like not requiring masks in schools — forced parents to put their kids in asynchronous learning options where they are "segregated from their nondisabled peers and deprived of critical social and educational opportunities, in violation of their rights," the SPLC said in a news release.

"Online interactions are not the same as in person interactions. Isolating students with disabilities in virtual learning when that is not their choice — when they could attend class face to face with accommodations — is segregation," said Beth Baird, one of the parents suing on behalf of her child. "We've been trying to move away from segregating and isolating children with disabilities for too long to take steps backward now."

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten denied the SPLC's request last month, saying the district "made an informed choice that is neither arbitrary nor unreasonable" and that parents were asking the courts to overrule the district's authority.

"[CCSD's] COVID[-19] policies apply to all students, regardless of ability. Additionally, plaintiffs — like all students in Cobb County — were given the option to attend virtual school in lieu of in-person classes," Batten wrote in his ruling in October. "Plaintiffs attempt to allege disparate treatment by a facially neutral policy that applied to disabled and non-disabled students alike, and their argument falls well short of the high bar required for injunctive relief."

A district spokesperson sent the following statement to Patch regarding the lawsuit appeal:

"We cannot comment on pending lawsuits but appreciate the support of Nelson Mullins on all legal matters concerning the school district."

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