MDJ editorials
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 | 12 12 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 | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Savannah River deepening project a winner for state
Georgia’s top economic priority is a step closer to reality this week, thanks to Wednesday’s inking of the long-awaited cost-sharing agreement for the deepening of the Savannah River and harbor. Le...
October 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Obama needs a ‘Plan B’ in war on ISIS
When President Obama announced the beginning of U.S. and coalition operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, he categorically ruled out placing U.S. combat troops on the ground. His p...
October 09, 2014 08:18 PM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay restoration will help Cobb teachers
Cobb public school teachers took a big part of the brunt as the county school system struggled with ways to balance its budget during the Great Recession. With the system already scraping up agains...
October 08, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Tybee topping: 10 years’ worth of sand
It’s hard to believe six years have already passed since Tybee Island last had its beach re-nourished. Without this regular dose of sand, Georgia’s most popular seaside attraction would eventually ...
October 07, 2014 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Secret Service scandal hint time to fix broken government
Of all the agencies of the federal government, the last one you’d expect to see melt down is the Secret Service. These are the real-life Men in Black: stern-looking, cool, confident, no-nonsense re...
October 07, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 7 7 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 | 15 15 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 | 4 4 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 | 7 7 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 | 10 10 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 | 6 6 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 | 11 11 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Fairly Breezy flap or ‘be careful what you argue for’
FROM THE ‘BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARGUE FOR’ DEPARTMENT: Starting back in 2011, the attorneys for Fairly Breezy LLC of Cobb argued to the county each year its property tax assessment was too high. The ...
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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