Powder Springs

City gives retiring K-9 to his handler

Upon their departure, K-9 Officer Monto and his handler Powder Springs Police Officer Cory Dilbeck received well wishes from Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman and the City Council on June 15.

Watching the Council on camera from the police car, smiling, panting Monto stuck his nose in the camera, then licked Dilbeck on his cheek and ear.

City Council members decided 5-0 to transfer the city’s ownership of canine officer Monto to Dilbeck for free.

Since 2015 when the city received 3-year-old Monto as a gift, Monto was assigned to and has been trained and cared for by Dilbeck.

With Dilbeck resigning his employment with the city and given Monto’s age, Monto “represents minimal value to police operations without the continued training and care from his current handler,” the city’s resolution stated.



City to host Summer Day Camp

The city of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department will host six weeks of summer day camp at the Ben Robertson Community Center from June 22 through July 31.

Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw.

Early care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m at $15., and extended care is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at $20.

The camp is open to ages 6 to 12 for $120 to $150 per week.

Each week’s schedule is hand crafted by Parks and Rec’s team of camp counselors, according to a city statement.

“Kennesaw Parks & Rec is committed to providing engaging life experiences in a safe, caring and accepting environment, where creativity and curiosity are encouraged and the emphasis is on having fun,” said the city’s Communication and Engagement Manager Becca Graham.

“The health and safety of staff, campers and our community remain our priority,” she added, noting the 33 guidelines that Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is following.

Sign up for summer camp through Civic Rec at secure.rec1.com/GA/kennesaw-ga/catalog.

Information: Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at 770-422-9714



  • Season 41 shows: The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 S. Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. "The Drowsy Chaperone" Aug. 14-30, "The Addams Family" Oct. 16 to Nov. 1, "Beehive: The 60's Musical" Feb. 5-21, "The Wizard of Oz" April 9-25 and "Crazy for You" June 4-20, 2021. This professional theatre features local talent in musical theater productions. Box Office: 404-377-9948 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays. AtlantaLyric.com
  • Postponed to Aug. 29: Acworth's Classic Car Cruise. Downtown Acworth. Acworth.org
  • Postponed to Nov. 7-8: 44th Annual Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival. Originally scheduled for April, then May, the festival is hosted by the Kennesaw Business Association and the city of Kennesaw. kennesaw-ga.gov