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Inmate cell phones becoming problem
Law enforcement and prison authorities say keeping cellphones and smartphones out of the hands of inmates, even dangerous ones, is becoming a growing problem in this country. They manage to get the...
April 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: April 15 came, went, but tax reform is overdue
Tuesday (was) tax day. The marvels of electronic filing may have lessened somewhat the demand for postal locations with employees on hand to make sure late mailers get their envelopes date- stamped...
April 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easter: Worship provides reassurance of God
The 21st century has gotten off to a pretty rough start in terms of war, terror, pestilence, plague and the wrath of Mother Nature. Far from being the longed-for “millennium,” often defined as a pr...
April 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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IRS should collect taxes, but leave political speech alone
Silk purses can sometimes be made from sow’s ears, but such an outcome will never happen with the proposed IRS nonprofit oversight rule that would put the federal tax agency in the role of regulati...
April 18, 2014 01:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bridging differences: It’s time for a change in tactics in hospital impasse
If there’s one thing that can be said with certainty about WellStar Kennestone Hospital, it’s that it will continue to grow. The community hospital opened in 1950 and was originally housed in one m...
April 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Ft. Hood shooting reminder that military, too, has mental health needs
Investigators may never know exactly why a U.S. soldier, Ivan Lopez, went on a homicidal rampage at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 more before, when confronted by a military police...
April 14, 2014 10:25 PM | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: A youth movement in golf
Some people still misjudge golf as exclusively an older person’s sport. Really, now — where do you think older golfers come from? We’ll tell you where — from places such as the Drive, Chip and Putt...
April 14, 2014 10:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Schools pick interim administrator, and Ragsdale a good choice
The Cobb School Board didn’t edge too far out on the limb when it said Thursday Chris Ragsdale would be named on April 24 as interim superintendent for the next year.
April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Holder dragging feet on Lois Lerner despite more damning evidence
Former IRS exempt organizations division Director Lois Lerner now has the dubious distinction of having had two major congressional committees tell the Department of Justice that she may have broke...
April 11, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board chair adamant that her lips were sealed
COBB School Board Chairwoman Kathy Angelucci forcefully denied Monday the accusation in one of last week’s blizzard of emails from a supporter of embattled school board member Scott Sweeney she had...
April 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowed Under: Email barrage more colorful than helpful to Sweeney?
A COBB WOMAN who became an Internet sensation after setting up a Facebook page that went viral during January’s snowstorm now is trying to ride to the rescue of embattled Cobb School Board member S...
April 19, 2014 12:38 AM | 14 14 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Squaring off: Senate candidates coming; John Williams going
REPUBLICANS RUNNING for U.S. Senate will converge on Cobb this evening for a forum at the County Administration Building just off Marietta Square sponsored by the Cobb County Republican Women’s Clu...
April 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home Cookin’: Cobb’s pick for interim super plucked from within
MANY APPLAUDED the Cobb school board’s announcement Thursday morning that deputy superintendent Chris Ragsdale would be the system’s interim superintendent for the next year to succeed Dr. Michael ...
April 12, 2014 01:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six weeks and counting and the debates just keep on coming
DEBATE SEASON continues full bore this week in Cobb with the May 20 party primaries just six weeks from today. Candidates for the 11th District congressional seat will pick up tonight where they le...
April 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day of politicking to be capped with ‘a grand slam’
THE SPRINT TO THE FINISH LINE officially takes off today for the May 20 primary elections. Cobb County often has been called “the center of the GOP universe” in Georgia. And with May 20 edging stea...
April 05, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hollywood filmmakers deciding it’s time for state’s ‘close-up’
LIGHTS! CAMERA! GEORGIA? Yes. The movie business is suddenly big business in the Peach State. Soon-to-be-released figures will show that in 2013, Georgia overtook Louisiana as the busiest state in ...
April 01, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polls point to runoff: But who? ‘Undecided’ the winner for now in 11th CD
DUELING POLLS released late this week show the race for the 11th Congressional District seat boiling down to a runoff battle between Bob Barr and Barry Loudermilk — or between Barr and Ed Lindsey. ...
March 29, 2014 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber forecast: Fair weather for Weatherford; Cold shoulder for Byrne
IF THERE WAS ANY MYSTERY about who Cobb Chamber of Commerce bigwigs are supporting in the crowded race to succeed retiring Helen Goreham as District 1 Cobb Commissioner in the May 20 primary, it wa...
March 25, 2014 12:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fractional fracture: It’s back to drawing board for Lee and his split-penny plan
The General Assembly’s failure to pass the main request from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and county Chairman Tim Lee this year has thrown a wrench in Lee’s plan to bring a special purpose local op...
March 22, 2014 01:36 AM | 4 4 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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