MDJ editorials
Cobb Public Safety improvements overdue but welcome
Cobb Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to hopefully put to rest, at least for now, a public safety issue that has been festering for some time and which finally erupted early this year. Th...
August 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jobless rate holds a silver lining for Cobb
Georgia unfortunately has one of the country’s highest unemployment rates in the country at the moment, a situation rapidly becoming a factor in this summer’s gubernatorial race as the Labor Day we...
August 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prayer on school playing fields
On any given fall Friday night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a football field in the South without a bowed head or a bent knee. But even before the season begins, the issue of prayer on public hig...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Despite $16B bill for VA, reforms still needed
The $16-plus-billion emergency fix for the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is designed to do a lot of things. It is intended to help hire more doctors and nurses, build more VA facil...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: No substitute for action
When the book is closed on the Middle Eastern caliphate established this summer by the ISIS terrorist group, historians may view Aug. 19, 2014, as the turning point in this monster’s existence. Tha...
August 22, 2014 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Customs center will make McCollum more attractive
International flights can depart from Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field in Kennesaw. So it only makes sense that they be allowed to land here as well. At present, that is not the case. The reason?...
August 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Phone scammers have new spin
Americans are finding their lives more and more virtually wired to the Internet. Our dependence on being connected to the Web for everything from finding our destination to paying our bills, to kno...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Ebola outbreak reminder of our need for stronger borders
If America’s border security is so weak to be breached by thousands of unaccompanied Central American children, what’s to stop grown-ups from less hospitable regions from doing the same? Answer: No...
August 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authors of ‘Smart Snack Law’ should go back to school
Should it be Washington’s job to micromanage what snacks are consumed by school students in this country? With test scores generally stagnant and with many critics saying our schools are lagging we...
August 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 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 | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some cool news for a hot weekend
THIS MORNING finds Marietta and Cobb being hammered by a late-August heat wave. No “hot” news needed, so here’s plenty of “cool” news: --- LAWYERS are used to duking it out in court; so why not bat...
August 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT off the SPLOST ballot, but the motor’s still running
STATE DOT ENGINEERS are proceeding with preliminary work on a possible Bus Rapid Transit system down the Cobb Parkway corridor, even though the controversial proposal has been pulled off the upcomi...
August 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has Coleman’s luck finally run out?
COULD THURSDAY’S indictment on felony charges finally be the beginning of the end of Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman’s checkered political career? Coleman was indicted by a Cobb grand jury on o...
August 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Old’ name, yes, but next senator will be new to elective office
POLITICS: Regardless of who wins the coming election for U.S. Senate, it will be the first time since Mack Mattingly in 1980 that Georgia has elected a senator with no prior experience in elective ...
August 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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In face of cuts, Ebola flights remind that Dobbins a key facility
THIS WEEK’S high-profile mercy flights bringing a pair of Ebola-stricken American health workers from Africa to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta also served as a reminder of the key role Dobbin...
August 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta High names next class of Athletic Hall of Famers
THIS YEAR’S INDUCTEES into the Marietta City Schools Athletic Hall of Fame are headed by retired coach Charles Alexander, according to MCS Athletics director Paul Hall. Alexander taught and coached...
August 05, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Passing the Script' ... and the baton
ONE STRAND “STAR” exited stage left and another made her grand entrance at the Earl Smith Strand on Thursday as the landmark Marietta Square theatre celebrated the retirement of founding director E...
August 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Too liberal,’ grants to ‘terrorists’; Nunn undercut by own bombshell memo
DEMOCRAT MICHELLE NUNN’S uphill battle to win a seat in the U.S. Senate got a whole lot more challenging on Monday after National Review released a highly detailed 144-page internal strategy memo f...
July 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob for Cobb ... but not that Bob
THE BALKY ELEVATOR at the Strand Theatre caused Bob Barr’s Election Night party to have be moved to the old Theatre on the Square Tuesday evening — but that episode was emblematic of his campaign a...
July 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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