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Georgia Voices: Lawmakers, pay attention to Georgia teacher dropout crisis
While education in our state is not a moon mission gone awry, our oxygen tanks — the teachers — that keep this state’s ship alive have been exploding for some time. A survey report released in Dece...
February 02, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Gov. Deal right to let education reform simmer before vote
Gov. Nathan Deal was wise to delay introducing his education reform package for passage until the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. If the plan calls for many major changes, as the gove...
January 26, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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A round of thunderous applause for citizen of year
Since 1963, the Marietta Daily Journal has recognized individuals throughout Cobb County who have made significant contributions to the quality of life and success we enjoy in our community. Fifty-...
January 23, 2016 11:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Governor right to delay education reform package
Gov. Nathan Deal was wise to delay introducing his education reform package for passage until the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. If the plan calls for many major changes, as the gove...
January 22, 2016 09:00 PM | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Crack down on drivers who text behind wheel
Georgia lawmakers kicked off the first day of the General Assembly in somber fashion Monday, holding a memorial service in the Capitol for five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed A...
January 19, 2016 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves bridge over troubled traffic beginning to ease minds
A bridge too far came a lot closer in the last week. Construction of the proposed Interstate 285 bridge connecting SunTrust Park with the Cobb Galleria seemed to be in peril. Most had given up on t...
January 16, 2016 11:16 PM | 2 2 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Lawmakers need to leave sacred cows out to pasture
If you thought 2015 was dominated by politics, brace yourself for 2016. But before the presidential big top comes to our state, the Georgia Capitol sprang back to life this week when the General As...
January 14, 2016 11:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Return full status to Georgia historic sites
It is good to hear state revenues are up. There was a time, as most will remember, when budgetwriters were wondering where the next dollar was coming from — a near-panic forced upon Georgia and oth...
January 12, 2016 11:04 PM | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Training facility should be fully vetted before being built
Kudos to U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler. The two — Perdue speaking for the entire state of Georgia and Carter representing the coast — slammed the brakes on...
January 12, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Historic’ is history? Goldstein fights to keep 1845 Ivy Grove home out of historic district
Is anyone surprised Councilman Philip Goldstein told a city board attempting to create the Church-Cherokee Historic District that he does not want the antebellum Ivy Grove estate included in its bo...
February 05, 2016 10:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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PASS/FAIL: Cobb’s lawmakers rated on conservative principles
REPORTS CARDS ARE IN from “the nation’s original conservative organization” and a number of Cobb lawmakers flunked the test. The American Conservative Union selected a range of last year’s bills to...
February 02, 2016 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired of the hol(e)dup? Showdown on Goldstein’s building proposal set for Monday
The flap over the gap on the north side of the Square may finally be coming to a head. The Marietta Historic Board of Review takes up Councilman Philip Goldstein’s proposed three-story building at ...
January 29, 2016 10:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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According to CCRWC president, Hillary is the greater threat
Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the new president of the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club views Clinton as the greater threat. “She’s got the money behind her,” said Wynn McCurdy. Mc...
January 26, 2016 12:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw named Cobb’s safest city; Mr. No says ‘yes’ to seeking a 3rd term
If you’re in the market for a safe place to live, consider Kennesaw. The city was included among “the 20 Safest Cities in Georgia for 2016” by the SafeWise Report. Kennesaw, which ranked No. 11, wa...
January 22, 2016 09:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja Vu? Cobb Chairman’s race likely results in 2012 repeat, analyst says
Cobb Countians are being treated to a case of deja vu concerning the county chairman’s race, with retired businessman Larry Savage and retired Marine Col. Mike Boyce announcing they will challenge ...
January 16, 2016 12:21 AM | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everhart endorses Trump: ‘He’s saying what the other politicians are thinking’
SOME OF COBB COUNTY’S Republican leaders have been fairly tough on Donald Trump, with Robert Lee of Vinings, chairman of the Georgia Young Republicans, calling him a “fascist” last month and Barbar...
January 12, 2016 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price, Loudermilk on vote: ‘I recognize the anger’
Around Town caught up with the two Republicans who represent Cobb County in the U.S. House to hear why they voted for the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Barack O...
January 09, 2016 01:02 AM | 14 14 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Keep it weird, Marietta’: New Year’s Eve ‘dude drop’ talk of the town
As the last seconds of 2015 counted down, the crowd on Marietta Square turned its eyes to a box suspended by a crane 50 feet in the air. Emerging from the box was a shirtless man in sparkly gold pa...
January 05, 2016 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winter Weather Woes
CLOSE CALL: Former Cobb school board Chair Kathleen Angelucci was finishing up dinner at an Italian restaurant with her husband, Jay, and daughter in their new home of Rowlett, Texas (east of Dalla...
December 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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