MDJ editorials
Gussying up Gateways
Beautification is no substitute for substance. But beautification can not just be pleasing to the eye, but can sometimes be a difference-maker. And it’s hoped that will soon be the case for the two...
July 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobalt news could have ‘halo effect’ on corridor
Long-sought redevelopment in the Powder Springs Street corridor is finally beginning. The Marietta Redevelopment Corp. voted unanimously last Friday to sell five of the nine acres it owns in the co...
July 24, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Sad Farewell for a Hometown Hero
Cobb County bade a sad and far too premature farewell to one of its own Tuesday night, a U.S. Marine unknown but to family and friends before last week. Lance Cpl. Squire ‟Skip” Wells, 21, was one ...
July 23, 2015 04:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw Council Struck Out; But Not Smyrna’s
The Kennesaw and Smyrna City Councils each “came to the plate” Monday night with the chance to score one for their respective taxpayers. The proverbial “pitcher” served each of them with a great bi...
July 22, 2015 01:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Army cuts don’t serve country well
Last week, the Army announced an accelerated drawdown of its forces to 450,000 active duty soldiers from 490,000 by the end of 2018. Fort Benning in Columbus is slated to lose 3,350 soldiers. Five ...
July 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: No need for new gun control laws after Charleston
President Obama wants to renew the gun control debate because the accused Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter “had no trouble getting his hands on a gun.” No surprise there. One of the most ...
July 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to undo ‘perk plan’ for Kennesaw Council
Kennesaw’s benefits package for its mayor and council is a sweet deal for the recipients. But for city taxpayers who are footing the bill, not so much. The council finally voted 3-2 on July 6 to el...
July 19, 2015 12:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kill the Iran deal
On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reported that Democratic and liberal groups are planning to spend millions of dollars lobbying Congress and the left-wing grassroots to enco...
July 17, 2015 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Cobb redevelopment: Authority taking on tough job
South Cobb is set to tackle blight and prepare the way for redevelopment that could provide a much needed boost to the economy of the area. The stimulus will be a $10 million bond issue approved by...
July 16, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer hopes fade for Franklin, but city might win by losing
MARIETTA Mayor Steve Tumlin’s hopes of persuading new Atlanta United Major League Soccer team owner Arthur Blank to build his training facility along Franklin Road may be fizzling, with numerous me...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Traffic to be Worse if BRT built
RONALD REAGAN used to say there’s nothing scarier than the guy who knocks on your door and announces, “Hi! I’m from the government and I’m here to help you!” That brings us to the just-released Con...
July 25, 2015 01:03 AM | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matthews: Cobb ‘better place because of (Cooper’s) courage’
ONE OF THE FIRST votes then-Northwest Cobb Commissioner Bill Cooper took after taking office in 1993 proved to be the defining moment of his political career, and the courage he showed was warmly r...
July 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad News Hit Home Hard
THE OUTRAGE, anguish and disbelief over the four Marines slain in Chattanooga hit home in Marietta and Cobb Friday morning as word filtered out that one of the fallen heroes was a hometown boy. Whe...
July 18, 2015 01:03 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Sen. Lindsey Tippins reminds people of the value in blue-collar work
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-west Cobb, made sure everyone got a good laugh early Monday morning at a Cobb Chamber breakfast event. Tippins spoke alongside Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle at the Cobb Energy ...
July 14, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farewell to late, longtime carrier Harriett Rowe
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is the creed of the U.S. postal carrier. But the same could be said of t...
July 11, 2015 12:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to bring a C-141 airlifter back to life
The paint is yet to dry on one project before the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is off and running on the next. Restoration of a C-130 should wrap this week. But while the final s...
July 07, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate for Kennesaw mayor announces run, but will Mathews seek a third term?
A retired submarine sailor and former Cobb Sheriff’s deputy has announced his candidacy for mayor of Kennesaw. Derek Easterling, 55, of Kennesaw, retired from the Navy after 17 years where he was a...
July 04, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee gambled, won on Braves; Roswell Street’s Easley leaving
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee can breathe easy: Thanks to the Georgia Supreme Court, he sidestepped what could have been a very big obstacle along his path to reelection next year. Combine that ...
June 29, 2015 09:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer Chase Pits Marietta, DeKalb? And what’s next on anti-Confederate hit list?
ARTHUR BLANK’s new Major League Soccer team reportedly has narrowed its choice of locations for its proposed training facility to a site on Franklin Road in Marietta and a site in DeKalb and is wei...
June 27, 2015 12:09 AM | 10 10 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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