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Study: Georgia 8th worst state to give birth
Georgia is one of the worst states in the U.S. to have a baby, according to a report by financial website WalletHub.com. The study looks at health care conditions and the baby-friendliness of each ...
September 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Canoe music series set to return on Sept. 24
Canoe, a restaurant in the Cumberland area, announced the return of its seasonal outdoor music series, Song of the South, on Sept. 24 at the restaurant’s outdoor river bar on the banks of the Chatt...
September 15, 2014 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atria Mableton honors Sept. 11th terrorism victims
Residents of Atria Mableton, a senior community, took time to memorialize those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event was led by a call to order from Atria employee and retired...
September 15, 2014 12:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 found dead after 12-hour standoff in Smyrna
SMYRNA — A man and a woman were found dead in a Smyrna townhome Sunday afternoon after a 12-hour standoff, Smyrna police said. Smyrna police spokesman Officer Chris Graeff said an infant was also f...
September 14, 2014 07:48 PM | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leaders peg transportation funding key issue: Keeping Dobbins open, small business health care round out topics of discussion
Cobb leaders this week took part in an annual trip to Washington, D.C., organized by the Cobb Chamber, to present the group’s views on topics such as transportation funding, Dobbins Air Reserve Bas...
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Forclosure numbers rise for second month: 325 homes set for auction on courthouse steps
For the second straight month, the number of homes scheduled for foreclosure in Cobb has risen. Legal notices must be published for four consecutive Fridays before a property can be sold at auction...
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Deal touts school funding, while Carter decries changes
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter presented conflicting descriptions of the state of education in Georgia at a candidate forum on Friday. Deal touted growth in the ...
September 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar's local, state impact tops $2B: $153 million spent on uninsured patients
WellStar Health System announced this week it generated an economic impact of $2 billion in revenue for the local and state economy in fiscal 2013. That revenue includes WellStar’s spending in the ...
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Year later, mother of missing woman offers $2.5K reward
MARIETTA — It’s been exactly one year since anyone has seen or heard from Tiffany Michelle Whitton. Whitton, 27, was last seen Sept. 13, 2013, at the Wal-Mart in Marietta near the Big Chicken befor...
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Marietta Middle lockdown lifted, student with knife discovered
A report of a student stabbed at Marietta Middle School put the school on lockdown for one hour this afternoon, but Marietta police officers found no one injured.
September 15, 2014 02:30 PM | 2 2 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb infrastructure upgrades: Five traffic signals to cost $750K
MARIETTA — Cobb County will be receiving bids for rebuilding five traffic signals until Sept. 25. Lights at the intersections of Mableton Parkway and Old Alabama Road; Mableton Parkway and Old Powd...
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Shreiner Academy kicks off yearlong speaker series
Shreiner Academy, a private K-8 school at 1340 Terrell Mill Road in Marietta, will host a yearlong, free speaker series to help parents and teachers understand childhood. “They’re not little adults...
September 15, 2014 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb’s kids get moving: Local schools among top in nation in campaign to end childhood obesity
MARIETTA — Schools in Cobb County are doing their part to fight childhood obesity and enhance their physical education classes, and three have received accolades by the campaign started by first la...
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Workshop bridges the gap between educators, parents
Grant Rivera, leadership and learning officer for the Cobb school district, wants dinner tables to be an extension of the classroom. About 50 educators and parents gathered at the Sky View Professi...
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Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices
MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be ...
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Bad guys, beware: Austell mayor touts tag readers as ‘big plus’; former rep. claims invasion of privacy
Car thieves, beware: You may not want to drive through Austell, or any of Cobb’s cities that own car tag readers. Austell’s City Council approved spending $23,487 for one of the devices, with an an...
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Marietta Town Hall Meeting: Parents want crosswalks near schools to keep children safe
Parents who live near West Side Elementary and Marietta Middle School are demanding help from the city to keep their children safe while walking to and from school. The lack of crosswalks makes the...
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Officials: Voter fraud suspected; Possible evidence tied to New Georgia Project
MARIETTA — Cobb is the latest county in which the Georgia Secretary of State’s office has found evidence of suspected voter fraud related to an organization with ties to a state representative. The...
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Senior Center to have Oktoberfest on Oct. 29
The East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have Oktoberfest, sponsored by Sterling Estates and Atherton Place, for ages 55-plus on Oct. 29 at 11:30 a.m. Seniors can enjoy...
September 13, 2014 01:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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