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Cobb Civic Center makeover a welcome step
The Cobb Civic Center was “the toast of town” when it was built back in 1972. It was a multi-function building capable of hosting trade shows to election-night rallies to high-school basketball tou...
July 01, 2015 01:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rechecking bags
Don’t buy new luggage just yet. You may have heard earlier this month that a global airline association recommended reducing the size of passenger carry-on bags. Fortunately, the trade group has do...
June 29, 2015 09:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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A message from Charleston
Lauren Bush is a citizen of Charleston, one of as many as 15,000 people who came together Sunday on the city’s Arthur Ravenel Bridge for the Bridge to Peace Unity Chain, an event held to promote un...
June 29, 2015 09:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta drug-free zone worth a try
A heightened police presence in the troubled Franklin Road corridor will soon correlate to increased penalties for those arrested and convicted for drug use in that area, thanks to passage by the s...
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama cries ‘uncle’ on Iran
If President Obama is trying to vindicate critics of his Iran policy, he could hardly do a better job than he is doing this week. The Obama administration’s desperation and eagerness to make a deal...
June 26, 2015 12:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT resolution a good start, but just a half step
Bowing to public sentiment, the Cobb Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday in favor of a resolution stating that a public referendum should be held on whether the county goes forward with a B...
June 24, 2015 11:49 PM | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time has come for Carolina, Confederate flag at Statehouse
The Confederate battle emblem symbolizes different things to different people. To some it is a symbol of regional pride. To others — especially those from outside the South — it is a reminder of th...
June 24, 2015 12:44 AM | 6 6 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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City’s hands tied on Uber
The debate — and competition — between Savannah taxi drivers and popular ride-hailing services shifted gears last month when Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law two bills that provide public safety an...
June 22, 2015 08:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education reform
It is a funding system everyone from the governor to lawmakers to superintendents to classroom teachers recognize is broken — but how to fix it? It is the way our state government funds 180 school ...
June 22, 2015 08:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate for Kennesaw mayor announces run, but will Mathews seek a third term?
A retired submarine sailor and former Cobb Sheriff’s deputy has announced his candidacy for mayor of Kennesaw. Derek Easterling, 55, of Kennesaw, retired from the Navy after 17 years where he was a...
July 04, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee gambled, won on Braves; Roswell Street’s Easley leaving
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee can breathe easy: Thanks to the Georgia Supreme Court, he sidestepped what could have been a very big obstacle along his path to reelection next year. Combine that ...
June 29, 2015 09:44 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer Chase Pits Marietta, DeKalb? And what’s next on anti-Confederate hit list?
ARTHUR BLANK’s new Major League Soccer team reportedly has narrowed its choice of locations for its proposed training facility to a site on Franklin Road in Marietta and a site in DeKalb and is wei...
June 27, 2015 12:09 AM | 9 9 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today, ML Soccer for Franklin; Tomorrow, the Falcons?
MARIETTA officials are trying to lure a new major league soccer franchise here as part of the Franklin Road redevelopment. Some Europeans call soccer “fútball.” But it’s not soccer, but rather the ...
June 22, 2015 08:19 PM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit’s verdict on Cobb EMC’s Brown? ‘A bully, not a leader’
THERE’S NO SHORTAGE of damning details in the long-awaited forensic audit of Cobb EMC and Cobb Energy released late this week, which paints a compelling picture of then-CEO Dwight Brown as an autoc...
June 20, 2015 12:15 AM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Past performance’ good predictor for BRT referendum
COULD A BRT REFERENDUM pass in Cobb, if one were held? State Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-west Cobb) said in Saturday’s Around Town that he is giving strong consideration to introducing local legislatio...
June 16, 2015 12:34 AM | 5 5 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who Has Tim’s Ear?
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee is finding the Atlanta Braves are much easier “sell” to Cobb residents than his bus rapid transit system is. Not only was he publicly rebuked by his four district c...
June 13, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town hall chance for Lee to test-fly BRT trial balloon
DO COBB RESIDENTS DESERVE a chance to vote on construction of a $494 million BRT line up the Cobb 41 corridor, as county commissioners have repeatedly promised? Or should the chairman and commissio...
June 09, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin Falls, Hopes Rise As Talks Heat Up
IT’S ONE DOWN, one to go and another yet to come for Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin’s makeover of the Franklin Road corridor. And what’s to follow? Tumlin was at the controls of a construction excavat...
June 06, 2015 12:08 AM | 3 3 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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PILOT incentive to grow Google on edge of Cobb
Google will unveil details today about a $300 million expansion of its data center in Lithia Springs on the Cobb-Douglas County line, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported late Monday. Google ope...
June 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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