MDJ editorials
Carter has promise, but Deal right choice as governor
It almost seems like “Old Home Week” in Georgia this fall thanks to the clutter of such familiar names on the political landscape. Names like Nunn, like Perdue and like the most familiar of all, Ca...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 13 13 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Diverging diamond’ needed, reminder of SPLOST’s value
Change — a welcome change, that is — is coming to the Windy Hill Road area of the Interstate 75 corridor, thanks in large part to the latest SPLOST. Local leaders broke ground there on Monday for $...
October 21, 2014 09:56 PM | 7 7 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is NCAA being heavy-handed?
Who owns your name, your likeness, your image and your signature? In other words, who owns you? If you happen to be a high-profile college football star, such as University of Georgia running back ...
October 21, 2014 12:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dawg fans, welcome to ‘Gurley-gate’
What did the junior tailback do, when did he do it and how much was the take? You don’t have to be a Georgia fan — or a football fan in general — to appreciate what just happened to a leading candi...
October 21, 2014 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yes, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Obama
During a recent visit to Illinois to stump for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, President Obama reminded voters of what the 2014 midterm election is really about. “I am not on the ballot this fall,” he s...
October 18, 2014 11:40 PM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for travel ban to fight Ebola
The metro region is home to both the Centers for Disease Control and massive Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. As such, it is fair to say the area is on the “front lines” when it comes to p...
October 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Landmarks has made a difference
Historic preservation is an afterthought in many communities — if it is thought of at all. Not so in Marietta and Cobb County, where there is a general consensus this community has a unique past wo...
October 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: No question police abusing ‘no-knock raids’
Nobody was hurt or killed late last week when heavily armed police showed up to raid the home of a Cartersville man whose okra plants were mistaken for marijuana. But there easily could have been. ...
October 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Biden’s follies getting old
Every time Joe Biden opens his mouth, people hold their breath. That includes members of the Obama administration. Normally, the vice president’s chronic foot-in-mouth disease doesn’t cause real ha...
October 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brewer Eyes Braves; Will Lee Take ‘Out’?
RED HARE BREWERY will stay put and expand in the I-75 corridor, rather than move closer to downtown Marietta, owner Roger Davis said Monday. And a key reason is the pending move to the Smyrna area ...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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No invite for Obama, says Carter
Don't look for President Obama to be stumping in Georgia for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter anytime soon. He hasn’t been invited — and won’t be, Carter told Around Town on Thursday. ...
October 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mum’s the word: Lee clams up on ethics, Braves’ move
COBB Commission Chair Tim Lee seems to have decided the less said, the better — at least as it pertains to the critics of his handling of the Atlanta Braves’ move here and resulting ethics suit fil...
October 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee on the hot seat
Did Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee exceed his authority when he quietly brought attorney Dan McRae aboard as bond counsel for the Braves Stadium project? That is the question the Cobb Ethics Board w...
October 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where’s Waldo? And where's Dobbins?
U.S. SENATE candidate Michelle Nunn says she supports a strong national defense, like her dad, former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), did. And on her campaign web page, she rattles off a roll call of the st...
October 07, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired of ‘terrible bias’ on Braves, Lee nixes AJC request
COBB Commission Chair Tim Lee apparently has decided to balk rather than be interviewed again by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the Atlanta Braves’ move to Cobb County. Lee pointedly turned...
October 04, 2014 04:00 AM | 15 15 comments | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 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 | 12 12 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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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