MDJ editorials
Watching the state’s watchdogs
It is both telling and troubling that the state agency assigned to police ethical behavior in government hasn’t been able to mind its own store. And that needs to change. The ethics commission, for...
September 23, 2014 12:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Deal with ISIL rattlesnakes now, not later
It seems our Washington leadership has found something it can agree on — national defense. Since the 9/11 attacks that we observed the 13th anniversary of recently, the threats to America have been...
September 23, 2014 12:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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New reversible lanes will help 75/575 corridor
With interstate traffic whizzing by just yards away as a backdrop, Gov. Nathan Deal and a bevy of state and local officials broke ground Wednesday for what he described as “the most impactful and i...
September 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Yet another Obamacare broken promise
During the congressional debate over Obamacare, the law’s defenders became indignant whenever critics suggested that the law would fund elective abortions. President Obama was adamant about this: “...
September 18, 2014 08:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair means fall, tradition returning to Cobb
There’s been a trace of a hint of fall in the morning air this week — and in Cobb County, early fall is synonymous with the annual North Georgia State Fair, which opens today. Going to the fair has...
September 17, 2014 09:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New stadium, new name
Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves gained a stadium Tuesday, and the stadium gained a name. Not bad for a morning’s work. The long-awaited groundbreaking took place Tuesday for the team’s 41,500 se...
September 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Can we afford to let our military assets atrophy?
The world is a very dangerous place and becoming more so with each passing minute. Islamic extremists are popping out of their holes all over the world — ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and doze...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Cathy’s ideals never swerved
He epitomized the expression “doing well by doing good.” His chicken sandwiches made him a fortune, but his virtuous business practices and philanthropy made him famous. Truett Cathy, beloved found...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Thirteen years later, U.S. has lost ground on terror
Thursday was an anniversary not only of violence and murder, but also of a great awakening. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 turned radical Islamic terrorism from a distant and abstract thre...
September 11, 2014 07:56 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Braves find a stadium but lose a GM: Did Cobb Move Play a Part?
AS THOSE READING this know, the Atlanta Braves broke ground a week ago this afternoon on a $672 million stadium between Cobb Parkway and I-75 near Smyrna. It was a pinnacle moment for the franchise...
September 23, 2014 12:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breaking ground and ... breaking becords
IT HAS BEEN a history-making week in more ways than one in Cobb County. The county witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $672 million Atlanta Braves’ stadium Tuesday and the ceremonial gr...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Fairly Breezy flap or ‘be careful what you argue for’
FROM THE ‘BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARGUE FOR’ DEPARTMENT: Starting back in 2011, the attorneys for Fairly Breezy LLC of Cobb argued to the county each year its property tax assessment was too high. The ...
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves’ groundbreaking: ‘Thrill’? ‘Agony’? Or a bit of both?
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be enjoying “the thrill of victory” when the Atlanta Braves finally break ground on their new stadium just outside Smyrna on Tuesday. But to paraphrase the res...
September 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will latest crises have impact on Lockheed plant? Maybe — but not yet
HAVE HEIGHTENED TENSIONS around the world caused by Chinese and Russian expansionism translated into an uptick for Lockheed’s F-35 Lighting II fighter? Not so far, according to Lockheed Martin VP S...
September 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New pain-pill regs likely soon to deepen Cobb’s heroin epidemic
COBB is deep in the throes of a heroin epidemic — and it’s about to get worse, predicts the head of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. That worsening likely will begin next month, and ironical...
September 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sixty years and counting, local legend remains ‘ruggedly handsome’
IF PLANES WERE PEOPLE, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules would soon be ready to retire and start drawing Social Security. And in “airplane years,” as opposed to “people years,” it’s truly a rare bird. It...
August 30, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Olens ‘Incorrect’? No. AG was right; those running rally wrong
DO GEORGIA REPUBLICANS  have something to hide? Probably not, but that’s not what you might guess from the way some of them reacted at a high-profile public rally on private property Saturday in Da...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some cool news for a hot weekend
THIS MORNING finds Marietta and Cobb being hammered by a late-August heat wave. No “hot” news needed, so here’s plenty of “cool” news: --- LAWYERS are used to duking it out in court; so why not bat...
August 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 7 7 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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