MDJ editorials
Price, Weatherford, Thayer
Most voters come Nov. 4 will be focused on the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate, but there will be other crucial races lower down — yet closer to home — on that ballot as well. ♦♦♦ U...
October 29, 2014 10:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote ‘Yes’ on trio of state constitutional amendments
“YES,” “YES” AND “YES.” Those are the answers voters should provide to the three constitutional amendment-related questions at the tail end of this fall’s general election ballot in Georgia. Such q...
October 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Payments to ex-Nazis shameful
It’s morally repugnant former Nazis have apparently been paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits as they age overseas. Such outrageous payments must be stopped immediately. The Justice...
October 28, 2014 12:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional elephant in the room
Our eloquent Declaration of Independence reads governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” But how about this for an elephant in the room: There’s a good case to be mad...
October 28, 2014 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST renewal vital to Cobb, deserves your vote
Cobb's sales tax is already one of the lowest in the metro area at 6 percent. And your “Yes” vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 SPLOST referendum will take a big bite out of the county’s transportation-fu...
October 25, 2014 10:56 PM | 10 10 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cagle, Olens, Kemp, Woods rate support Nov. 4
Georgia’s lieutenant governorship is a position akin to the vice presidency of the United States. And we’ve all heard the old joke about the politician “who was elected vice president, and was neve...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 26 26 comments | 22 22 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 | 17 17 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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Week ... and Counting
ELECTION DAY is just one week hence and will cap a season full of surprises. Few at the outset gave Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Michelle Nunn or Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter muc...
October 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groundhog Day: Repeat of tax incentive fight just ahead?
COBB SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS can be forgiven if they feel like they’re reliving the movie “Groundhog Day,” the hit 1993 Bill Murray film about a weatherman caught in a time loop in which every day rep...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 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 | 5 5 comments | 11 11 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 | 10 10 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 | 15 15 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 | 21 21 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 | 10 10 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 | 13 13 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 | 17 17 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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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