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Gov. Deal appoints Kennesaw man to state services board
A Kennesaw man has joined a state board that helps people with disabilities achieve independence and employment. Jonathan Taylor suffered a spinal cord injury in March 2011 while playing for the Un...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney claims fire retribution for complaint
An east Cobb attorney discovered burned portions of her front yard this morning, an act she said she believes was retribution for her public criticism of the Cobb Board of Commissioners and its han...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super will mull payroll options
MARIETTA — Cobb Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale thought most teachers would prefer to switch from a once to twice monthly paycheck system. Ordering a survey of the staff, he said he expected ...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb transportation officials address BRT, bikes, Braves at town hall meeting
KENNESAW — On the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony for SunTrust Park, the 41,500-seat stadium for the Atlanta Braves, leaders of transportation agencies in Cobb met Thursday to assure residents...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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’70s-themed sickle cell anemia benefit on Sat.
A forum and fundraiser are set for Saturday night to raise awareness of sickle cell anemia. Post 296 of the American Legion and Auxiliary, which is based in Marietta, is hosting the events. The fre...
September 19, 2014 12:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST Ministries fills resource development role
Angela Speir Phelps is the new vice president of Resource Development at MUST Ministries. She previously served as executive director of Georgia Watch, a statewide nonprofit organization that advoc...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer counselor says male patients don’t feel like they can talk
Battling cancer demands an army, and WellStar oncologic counselor Jennifer Kilkus said she is a foot soldier in the war. A cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the patient, it affects everyone in t...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayer and meditation
Former state trooper beats prostate cancer, left to battle nerve disability
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Powder Springs city manager stepping down
POWDER SPRINGS — Powder Springs City Manager Brad Hulsey said he is stepping down at the end of the year to focus on writing a book. Hulsey, 52, said he has already started writing and has an edito...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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76th EMC meeting: Three members stand unopposed in election
MARIETTA — The three Cobb EMC board members up for election this year are all unopposed, but members of the electric co-op will still have a chance to say if they want to keep their representation....
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals chime in on Scottish independence
MARIETTA — Even though they’re 4,000 miles away from Scotland, some Cobb residents are keeping an eye on politics in that country, where citizens voted on whether to secede from the United Kingdom....
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home Depot breach affects 56M debit and credit cards
Home Depot said Thursday a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target cu...
September 19, 2014 01:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas South, city of Smyrna announce new partnership
Cumberland-based Gas South, announced a new partnership with the city of Smyrna that will provide discounted natural gas rates for the city’s residents and businesses. Through the partnership, Gas ...
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6th annual Whole Hawg BBQ festival to be held on Sept. 28
The 6th annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest will be Sept. 28 on the Marietta Square. The festival’s barbecue contest will feature 36 teams competing for prize money, points for the South...
September 19, 2014 12:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials break ground on McCollum upgrades
Cobb is taking off, and its airport is growing to meet new demand. At a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for a new $2.9 million air traffic control tower and an $800,000 cu...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special delivery: Students receive copies of the Constitution
A man dressed in 18th century Colonial attire turned heads Wednesday as he walked down the halls of Park Street Elementary School in Marietta. Alton Russell of Columbus talked to three Park Street ...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta student, teacher of the month recognized
The Marietta Board of Education recognized its September student and teacher of the month during its meeting Tuesday. Marietta Sixth Grade Academy student Elizabeth Fakhori is a straight-A student ...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb, state officials mark beginning of $834M reversible lane project
MARIETTA — County and state officials joined Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday to break ground on the $834 million managed lanes project, the most expensive transportation project in the history of Geo...
September 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 11 11 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna man pleads guilty to avoid trial
Cobb Superior Judge Jim Bodiford handed down a 10-year prison sentence to a Smyrna man accused of dragging a sheriff’s deputy while trying to escape a hit-and-run. Joseph Brandon Vanderkooi, 31, pl...
September 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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