MDJ editorials
Time to change Georgia’s stale law for beer sales
Today, we toast those trying to update Georgia’s antiquated beer law, which prohibits brewers from selling their beer in packaged form directly to consumers without a middleman. As it stands, Georg...
February 24, 2015 08:52 PM | 6 6 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Ordinary Americans not so cheerful about Obamacare
Rarely have we seen so many try so hard to cajole others to take something they supposedly want. If Obamacare is such a great deal, why did Affordable Care Act supporters have to blast emails, stan...
February 23, 2015 08:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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There’s new hope for forlorn Marietta ‘gateway’
There’s new hope that one of Marietta’s most glaring eyesores may soon have a more attractive future. A Holiday Inn has stood hulking and empty since 2006 at what’s arguably the most prominent “gat...
February 21, 2015 08:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s dangerous delusions about Islamic extremism
“We cannot kill our way out of this war,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday night. “We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that...
February 20, 2015 12:39 AM | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texas immigration ruling keeps ‘genie’ in bottle for now
Is the law whatever a president — in this case, Barack Obama — says it is? Most Americans would say no. And so did a federal judge in Texas who on Monday temporarily blocked Obama’s unilateral plan...
February 18, 2015 10:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safety first? Yes — but risk will always be with parents
“Safety first” was taught to a generation of children in eras past, and remains a top priority for parents, schools and society. Back in the day, children cowered under their desks to prepare for n...
February 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pub Battle Brews; Lotto Fever; and a ‘Hail Mary’
MARIETTA Councilman Philip Goldstein says he’s willing to make some suggested alterations to the facade of the brew-pub building he’s hoping to build on the north side of Marietta Square. But don’t...
February 14, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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State transportation funding bill a non-starter
A proposed fix for Georgia’s transportation needs would take existing local taxes on motor fuels from local governments and give the revenues to the state. To say it’s surprising that this idea com...
February 11, 2015 08:51 PM | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar/Emory merger has plenty of upside
Monday’s announced mega-merger discussions between Cobb-based WellStar Health Systems and Emory Healthcare don’t exactly fit the description of a trial marriage, or even a test drive. But what the ...
February 11, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Fauxmageddon’: Stymied by snow forecasts, systems made right calls
CHRIS RAGSDALE’s first big decisions as superintendent of Cobb Schools weren’t long in coming — and got an icy reaction from more than a few critics. Ragsdale was promoted to super from interim sup...
February 28, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synovus scenario: New home in Cobb looking more and more likely
IT’S LOOKING more and more likely that a new mid-rise office tower will soon be going up in the Cumberland-Galleria area near the new Braves stadium — and that its prime occupant, as Around Town pr...
February 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Finalists for Next Judge of Cobb’s ‘ER Court’
MAGISTRATE COURT is the judicial equivalent of an Emergency Room — and Cobb’s Superior Court judges have narrowed to three their list of finalists to be the county’s next chief magistrate. They are...
February 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synovus to Cobb? Let’s read between the lines
FOR THOSE who’ve been keeping up with the flurry of stories in metro-area media in recent days about the possible relocation to Cobb from Columbus of Synovus Bank, here’s the official version of wh...
February 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Batter up! ’17 Braves tickets soon to go on sale
SEASON TICKETS for the Atlanta Braves new SunTrust stadium in Cobb will go on sale next month at an office near the new stadium. “We don’t have a ballpark you can sit in while you choose your ticke...
February 10, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging deep: Cobb’s best option for ‘ped’ bridge
WILL THERE BE a pedestrian bridge built over I-285 between the new Braves stadium and the Cumberland Mall area? And will it be pedestrian-only, or will it be double-decked and strong enough to supp...
February 07, 2015 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta church to be front, center in debate over ‘religious liberty’ bill
ROSWELL STREET Baptist Church Pastor the Rev. Ernest Easley will turn over his pulpit at the 11 a.m. Feb. 15 service to fired City of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, one of those at the center o...
February 03, 2015 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Cox Resignation Opened Floodgate of Speculation
MONDAY’S ABRUPT resignation of Cobb Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Cox, ostensibly for health reasons, unleashed a torrent of gossip and speculation at the Cobb Courthouse this week. High-ranking cur...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking on Harry: New tome tackles TR’s role in notorious racial incident
HARRY LEMBECK, who heretofore has been best known in these parts as the husband of Marietta School Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck, has a new adjective to start associating with his name these day...
January 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis Visit a ‘Bargain’ For KSU — Sort Of
KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY’S decision to hire recycled revolutionary Angela Davis of late 1960s notoriety as speaker for its MLK Day ceremony last Sunday was a bargain, and in more ways than one. Fo...
January 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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