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Georgia Voices: Kemp misfired on vote-fraud allegations
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp embarrassed himself over public allegations he recently made concerning widespread voter fraud. Earlier this month, the Republican office-holder told an Atlant...
September 30, 2014 08:52 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: What exactly is Federal Reserve hiding?
It must be something pretty spectacular, considering how hard Fed bureaucrats and Democratic politicians are working to keep the nation’s central bank shrouded in secrecy by rejecting Congress’ cal...
September 29, 2014 09:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Politics hijacking the polls
This may seem a naive and silly question, but bear with us as we ask: When did voting itself become such a partisan issue? American politics always have been divided by ideologies, from the days th...
September 29, 2014 09:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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On board with plan for new bus for students
The Cobb Commission voted last week to green-light a $180,000 study for a new county bus route serving students in the Cobb Parkway Corridor. Route 10X would run from north Cobb to downtown Atlanta...
September 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: The People’s March against common sense
Climate protesters descended upon Manhattan on Sunday to vent their frustrations about a world they don’t understand. On display at the People’s Climate March were ideology and idealism conspiring ...
September 25, 2014 08:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome changes on Marietta Square
Marietta Square is the jewel in Cobb County’s crown, and that crown is about to be enhanced even further. The Marietta City Council signed off last week on a proposal by Mayor Steve Tumlin that wou...
September 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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New rules for Cobb tax incentives overdue
The Development Authority of Cobb County last week agreed to an overdue update of its policy on granting tax incentives. Those tax incentives typically are used to lure and/or reward companies that...
September 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Watching the state’s watchdogs
It is both telling and troubling that the state agency assigned to police ethical behavior in government hasn’t been able to mind its own store. And that needs to change. The ethics commission, for...
September 23, 2014 12:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Deal with ISIL rattlesnakes now, not later
It seems our Washington leadership has found something it can agree on — national defense. Since the 9/11 attacks that we observed the 13th anniversary of recently, the threats to America have been...
September 23, 2014 12:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb says ‘Do as we say, not as we do,’ so slice of history bites the dust
ONE OF THE OLDEST houses in north Cobb — one that survived the Civil War and had served as a stagecoach stop — was quietly demolished by the county government last week, despite its unusual history...
September 30, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today, a ‘hole.’ tomorrow ... a brewery?
IS DOWNTOWN Marietta land czar Philip Goldstein working to see a brewery rise from­the holeon the Square’s north side that until November 2010 was the site of the century-old Farmers and Merchant B...
September 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Braves find a stadium but lose a GM: Did Cobb Move Play a Part?
AS THOSE READING this know, the Atlanta Braves broke ground a week ago this afternoon on a $672 million stadium between Cobb Parkway and I-75 near Smyrna. It was a pinnacle moment for the franchise...
September 23, 2014 12:59 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breaking ground and ... breaking becords
IT HAS BEEN a history-making week in more ways than one in Cobb County. The county witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking for the $672 million Atlanta Braves’ stadium Tuesday and the ceremonial gr...
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Fairly Breezy flap or ‘be careful what you argue for’
FROM THE ‘BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARGUE FOR’ DEPARTMENT: Starting back in 2011, the attorneys for Fairly Breezy LLC of Cobb argued to the county each year its property tax assessment was too high. The ...
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves’ groundbreaking: ‘Thrill’? ‘Agony’? Or a bit of both?
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be enjoying “the thrill of victory” when the Atlanta Braves finally break ground on their new stadium just outside Smyrna on Tuesday. But to paraphrase the res...
September 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will latest crises have impact on Lockheed plant? Maybe — but not yet
HAVE HEIGHTENED TENSIONS around the world caused by Chinese and Russian expansionism translated into an uptick for Lockheed’s F-35 Lighting II fighter? Not so far, according to Lockheed Martin VP S...
September 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New pain-pill regs likely soon to deepen Cobb’s heroin epidemic
COBB is deep in the throes of a heroin epidemic — and it’s about to get worse, predicts the head of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. That worsening likely will begin next month, and ironical...
September 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sixty years and counting, local legend remains ‘ruggedly handsome’
IF PLANES WERE PEOPLE, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules would soon be ready to retire and start drawing Social Security. And in “airplane years,” as opposed to “people years,” it’s truly a rare bird. It...
August 30, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Olens ‘Incorrect’? No. AG was right; those running rally wrong
DO GEORGIA REPUBLICANS  have something to hide? Probably not, but that’s not what you might guess from the way some of them reacted at a high-profile public rally on private property Saturday in Da...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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