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Austell water rates to increase on Jan. 1
AUSTELL — Customers of the Austell Water System will see an increase in their water bills beginning Jan. 1. The system serves about 3,300 customers, 63 percent of whom are in the city limits. Auste...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-postal worker of Mableton to serve 4 years in fraud scheme
MABLETON — A Mableton man, who was a former U.S. postal worker, was sentenced to four years in a federal prison and given a $81,878 fine after pleading guilty to his involvement in an income tax re...
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False bomb threat called in to Marietta Wal-Mart
MARIETTA — The Walmart on Cobb Parkway was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat to the store Wednesday afternoon, a threat police determined was a false alarm. Marietta police learned at...
December 17, 2014 11:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Board of Education approves calendar for 2015-16 year
MARIETTA — The Marietta school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the 2015-16 school calendar recommended by Superintendent Emily Lembeck. The calendar, which will start Aug. 5 and end May ...
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Taking the bench: Ann Harris sworn in as Cobb County Superior Court judge
MARIETTA — With her hand placed on the Bible she’s had since law school, Ann Harris of Smyrna was sworn in as a Cobb Superior Court judge Tuesday in front of a standing-room only crowd. Harris repe...
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Loudermilk: ISIS is threat to homeland
Rep.-elect outlines his ideas for office at Vinings luncheon
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Lockheed, school to celebrate STEM days
MARIETTA — Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, will celebrate the school’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Days today through Dec. 19. ...
December 16, 2014 11:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Marietta man tried to kill 16-year-old
Cobb Police have arrested a Marietta man after he paid a 16-year-old girl for sex acts then attempted to drown her in a bathtub, according to an arrest warrant. Aldonte Laron Armstead posted an ad ...
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Man is arrested following attack at area hospital
MARIETTA — A Canton man was arrested Wednesday after police say he attacked three people in the emergency room waiting area at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Chase Alexander Moses, 31, was charged w...
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Braves purchase Genuine Parts’ 9.5-acre property
The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday the ballclub would be purchasing a 9.5-acre piece of property next door to SunTrust Park currently used as the corporate headquarters of the Genuine Parts Comp...
December 18, 2014 10:21 AM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Angelucci heading to Texas, but not for tamales with Hinojosa
Cobb school board Chairwoman Kathleen Angelucci announced via Facebook on Thursday she and husband Jay Angelucci are moving to Texas after the New Year. “AT&T is moving their corporate offices to D...
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Marietta CID hires planning company; Local firm will help budget tax revenue
MARIETTA — The Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District approved a contract to hire a local planning firm on an hourly basis, preparing for when the CID will receive its first payment of tax...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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#KSUGraduation — Communications is top degree at winter commencement
KENNESAW — Cobb County native Tara Rich had to take a day off from work to graduate from Kennesaw State University on Wednesday. Rich, a 2010 Kell High School graduate, said she’s already entered t...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities continue to search for missing girl
Almost two weeks after a teenager went missing, authorities in Cherokee and Cobb counties are still searching for her. Mikala White, a 15-year-old student at Cherokee High School, got on the bus De...
December 17, 2014 11:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb EMC signs solar energy deal
MARIETTA — Cobb EMC announced Tuesday it signed the largest solar power purchase agreement in the history of Georgia co-ops. The solar energy will come from a facility being built in Taylor County....
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Chatterbox: Couple celebrates 60 years of love and matrimony
Charles and Mary Dorcas Love, MDJ subscribers for 37 years, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Charles Love is retired from IBM, while Mary Dorcas is a retired public school teache...
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Lawrence Street Recreation Center opens after $1.2 million renovation
MARIETTA — City Council members snipped the ribbon on a $1.2 million Lawrence Street Recreation Center renovation Tuesday, a facility used by the city’s black community when it opened under segrega...
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Kennesaw senior development approved; Rezoning OK’d in 3-1 vote for 100-unit neighborhood
MARIETTA — A new 100-home senior living neighborhood northeast of Kennesaw is moving forward after the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved rezoning the development’s 22-acre tract. Deve...
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Powder Springs Police Chief retiring after 42 years
POWDER SPRINGS — After 42 years in law enforcement, Powder Springs Police Chief Charlie Sewell is retiring. “I’m ready to start a new chapter,” Sewell said. Sewell’s last day in the position will b...
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