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Raises for Cobb officials in Legislature’s hands
MARIETTA — The salaries of several government officials in Cobb County is controlled by the Georgia General Assembly, but one senator thinks this should change. In Cobb County, about 20 positions h...
December 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Effort underway to reduce state toy shortages
A number of businesses are offering incentives in an effort to reduce a 400,000 shortfall Toys for Tots Georgia is currently experiencing. The program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes t...
December 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police seek two men who robbed restaurant
Cobb Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Friday at Chuy’s, a restaurant at 585 Barrett Parkway in Marietta. At about 12:40 a.m. Friday morning, a male entered the back door of...
December 20, 2014 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta drunk driver to serve 5 years
A Marietta man was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of drunk driving, fleeing from police and other charges related to an incident in February. Charles Emerson Williams, 31, was intoxicated...
December 20, 2014 12:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb grand jury indicts 3 former court reporters
Three Cherokee County court reporters arrested in September for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars using fraudulent billing practices were indicted Wednesday by a Cobb County grand jury. Bet...
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goreham says goodbye: Northwest Cobb commissioner attends her final BoC meeting
MARIETTA — Commissioner Helen Goreham presided over her final meeting as northwest Cobb’s representative on the Board of Commissioners on Thursday night. The commissioner is retiring from the board...
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Managed lanes on ‘aggressive schedule’
Construction set to finish in 4 years
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonprofit raising funds for community garden
MARIETTA — Reconnecting Families, a Marietta-based nonprofit which supports participants in Cobb’s drug accountability court, recently launched a fundraising campaign for its community garden. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatt Tech paralegal program now at two campuses
MARIETTA — Chattahoochee Technical College announced Thursday its paralegal certificate program will now be offered at both the Marietta and the North Metro Campus in Acworth. The program was previ...
December 19, 2014 12:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Festive wrecker truck a holiday tradition for one Canton family
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, one Cherokee County body shop has taken it to another level to spread holiday happiness. The Mauldin wrecker truck can be seen all around town donning a S...
December 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man indicted on murder charge by Cobb grand jury
MARIETTA — A Cobb grand jury indicted a South Carolina man on charges stemming from a December 2000 killing of a hotel worker during an armed robbery at the Wingate Inn on Barrett Parkway. James Lo...
December 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lassiter student dies at school
MARIETTA — A Cobb County high school student collapsed and died during class Friday, the final day of classes before winter break. Arjun Chopra, a senior at Lassiter High School, had just finished ...
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Cherokee Police find runaways safe two weeks into the search
Cherokee — Two weeks after a pair of teenagers went missing, Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies found them safe Thursday night. The two 15-year-old Cherokee High School students ran away from schoo...
December 20, 2014 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Commissioner Lee plans for a quiet Christmas
Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said the only plans he has for Christmas are going to church and having a quiet night at home with his wife, Annette. “Well, first of all I’m going to be at church. That will ...
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb teacher writes book, gives back
MARIETTA — A Cobb teacher is hoping to raise enough money to start a scholarship to send one student to college for four years. Ryan Neumann, 31, of Atlanta is an online content specialist for Engl...
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High requirements for math, science spur drop-out rate, say school officials
MARIETTA — Marietta Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck is asking lawmakers to modify Georgia’s graduation requirements for math and science to decrease the state drop-out rate. Lembeck said Georg...
December 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves purchase Genuine Parts’ 9.5-acre property
The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday the ballclub would be purchasing a 9.5-acre piece of property next door to SunTrust Park currently used as the corporate headquarters of the Genuine Parts Comp...
December 18, 2014 10:21 AM | 4 4 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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#KSUGraduation — Communications is top degree at winter commencement
KENNESAW — Cobb County native Tara Rich had to take a day off from work to graduate from Kennesaw State University on Wednesday. Rich, a 2010 Kell High School graduate, said she’s already entered t...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta CID hires planning company; Local firm will help budget tax revenue
MARIETTA — The Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District approved a contract to hire a local planning firm on an hourly basis, preparing for when the CID will receive its first payment of tax...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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