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Georgia Voices: Phone scammers have new spin
Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet. Our dependence on being connected to the Web for everything from finding our destination to paying our bills, to kno...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Ebola outbreak reminder of our need for stronger borders
If America’s border security is so weak to be breached by thousands of unaccompanied Central American children, what’s to stop grown-ups from less hospitable regions from doing the same? Answer: No...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authors of ‘Smart Snack Law’ should go back to school
Should it be Washington’s job to micromanage what snacks are consumed by school students in this country? With test scores generally stagnant and with many critics saying our schools are lagging we...
August 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Thanks to Obamacrats, accused on campus soon to be guilty till proven otherwise
Should the U.S. Department of Education cut off public funding for colleges and universities that decline to restrict the free speech rights of certain classes of students? Such a policy would be t...
August 14, 2014 09:41 PM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Voices: More mistakes in Iraq and some lessons we've learned
Military victories, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger wrote in his memoir White House Years, can be meaningless “unless they brought about a political reality that could survive our ul...
August 13, 2014 09:53 PM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reversible lanes counter direction and counter congestion
Details are coming into focus about the $834 million reversible express lanes project to be constructed in Cobb and Cherokee counties — and the picture is looking better and better. The state Depar...
August 12, 2014 11:55 PM | 9 9 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Impeachment: No need for ‘carnival side show’
Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get any messier, our elected officials in the nation’s capital prove it can. Case in point: impeachment. There’s a lot of talk out there about impeaching P...
August 12, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: NFL must dish out tougher punishment
A player who smokes weed in the National Football League could be suspended for four games. But if he knocks his wife or girlfriend unconscious, then drags her limp body across the floor by her hai...
August 12, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Freedom of speech: Why are so many liberals turning against it?
Among the most distressing distempers on the liberal side of the American public policy debate is the mushrooming pressure to repeal the First Amendment and put officials in charge of censoring pol...
August 07, 2014 08:09 PM | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT off the SPLOST ballot, but the motor’s still running
STATE DOT ENGINEERS are proceeding with preliminary work on a possible Bus Rapid Transit system down the Cobb Parkway corridor, even though the controversial proposal has been pulled off the upcomi...
August 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has Coleman’s luck finally run out?
COULD THURSDAY’S indictment on felony charges finally be the beginning of the end of Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman’s checkered political career? Coleman was indicted by a Cobb grand jury on o...
August 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Old’ name, yes, but next senator will be new to elective office
POLITICS: Regardless of who wins the coming election for U.S. Senate, it will be the first time since Mack Mattingly in 1980 that Georgia has elected a senator with no prior experience in elective ...
August 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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In face of cuts, Ebola flights remind that Dobbins a key facility
THIS WEEK’S high-profile mercy flights bringing a pair of Ebola-stricken American health workers from Africa to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta also served as a reminder of the key role Dobbin...
August 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta High names next class of Athletic Hall of Famers
THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES into the Marietta City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame are headed by retired coach Charles Alexander, according to MCS Athletics director Paul Hall. Alexander taught and coached...
August 05, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Passing the Script' ... and the baton
ONE STRAND “STAR” exited stage left and another made her grand entrance at the Earl Smith Strand on Thursday as the landmark Marietta Square theatre celebrated the retirement of founding director E...
August 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Too liberal,’ grants to ‘terrorists’; Nunn undercut by own bombshell memo
DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN’S uphill battle to win a seat in the U.S. Senate got a whole lot more challenging on Monday after National Review released a highly detailed 144-page internal strategy memo f...
July 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob for Cobb ... but not that Bob
THE BALKY ELEVATOR at the Strand Theatre caused Bob Barr’s Election Night party to have be moved to the old Theatre on the Square Tuesday evening — but that episode was emblematic of his campaign a...
July 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Party Time: Candidates to converge on Square tonight for celebrations
LOOK for Marietta Square once again to be “ground zero” for election-night parties tonight. Voters might get tired of primaries and primary-runoffs and elections and election-runoffs, but to bar an...
July 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Primary runoffs now down to the wire
PRIMARY SEASON 2014 heads into its final weekend this morning, with “ground zero” squarely on northwest Cobb and Marietta. That’s where the two hardest-fought local races of the season — those for ...
July 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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