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Marietta City Council committees plan for new park, request money for Franklin Road study
The city’s parks committee on Wednesday agreed to spend $50,000 to turn a quarter of an acre property the city owns on Blackwell Lane by Canton Road into a park. The Parks, Recreation and Tourism C...
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Chair Lee eyes March 2016 for BRT bond referendum
MARIETTA — County Chairman Tim Lee said Wednesday he was considering calling for a bond referendum during the March 2016 presidential preference primary to help pay for a bus rapid transit system. ...
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SPLOST group leaders lay out arguments at final debate, but citizens say they aren’t changing minds
MARIETTA — For the last time, leaders from both sides of the fight over the county’s special purpose sales tax squared off in a debate, but many of the citizens in attendance were not swayed to cha...
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Marietta City Schools' nutrition program earns Golden Radish Award
The school nutrition program at Marietta City Schools has received the Golden Radish Award for its implementation of the Farm to School program. It is one of 30 districts in the state to earn the d...
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Cobb County DA: Man gets life after third armed theft
MARIETTA — The third armed robbery conviction was the final strike for an Alabama man who was sentenced to life without parole in Cobb Superior Court last week. Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds ...
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Acworth Navy commander dies in Qatar
An Acworth Navy commander died in Qatar on Friday, the Department of Defense said. Chris Kalafut, 49, who was serving in the Navy in Operation Enduring Freedom, died “of a non-combat related incide...
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Two road projects aim to ease Braves traffic
Commissioners OK studies to assess intersections, off-ramp near SunTrust Park
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Rallying cry: 125 Cobb, Marietta Teachers of the Year celebrated at event
All 125 Teachers of the Year from the Cobb and Marietta school districts received rock-star treatment Tuesday at the Give Our Schools a Hand pep rally. The Cobb Chamber event is in its 26th year. “...
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Attempted drug-deal robbery ends with four arrested and two wanted
A botched drug-related robbery Friday night ended with one suspect shot in the buttocks, three others arrested when their tire blew out and police searching for two more wanted in the incident. The...
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Reports: County-contracted businesses have given thousands to pro-SPLOST group
MARIETTA — The organization campaigning on behalf a proposed extension of Cobb County’s special 1 percent sales tax has received thousands of dollars in donations from companies that have received ...
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$25M building predicted to bring 300 jobs to south Cobb
MARIETTA — Ground will be broken today on a 604,852-square-foot building in south Cobb predicted to bring 300 jobs to the area, although a tenant has yet to be found. The development is slated to r...
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Official: Student threatened to bring gun to school, arrested
MABLETON — A Pebblebrook High School student was arrested Wednesday after making an online threat he would bring a gun to school, said Angela Huff, chief of staff for the Cobb School District. Acco...
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Lockdown at Life University lifted
Classes at Life University will resume this afternoon after a brief morning lockdown due to a threatening voicemail, school spokesman Craig Dekshenieks said.
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Olens appoints human trafficking prosecutor
ATLANTA — Georgia’s attorney general has appointed a new prosecutor to focus on human trafficking. Attorney General Sam Olens on Wednesday announced the appointment of Camila Wright. Olens said Wri...
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Thousands expected to turn out for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and run
Cobb residents are getting ready to put on their pink apparel and gather at the Marietta Square for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and run on Saturday. Maki...
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For their service: Office to help vets apply for benefits opens in Cobb
MARIETTA — Cobb veterans will no longer have to drive outside the county to get help applying for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Representatives from the state Department of...
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Board OKs $130K for south Cobb marketing campaign
Charleston firm will look at cohesive design, ad campaign, social media
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Pancakes and Rosalynn Carter together on Friday
State Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Austell) invites the public to meet former first lady Rosalynn Carter at the IHOP in Austell on Friday. Rosalynn Carter will be in town to campaign for her grandson, J...
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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing $355K from father-in-law
MARIETTA — A Kennesaw man will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $355,000 from his 85-year-old father-in-law, District Attorney Vic Reynolds said. Donald J. Eye, 55, was ch...
October 28, 2014 11:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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