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Georgia Supreme Court: Bonds for SunTrust Park are valid
In an opinion released Monday morning, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the county's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds to finance the construction of SunTrust Park is legal.
June 29, 2015 08:40 AM | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word on the street: State-issued license plates bearing the Confederate flag
QUESTION: In light of recent events in Charleston, should Georgia continue to issue license plates with the option of having a Confederate flag on them?
June 29, 2015 02:05 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mableton student wins $5,000 in contest for anti-bullying campaign
MABLETON — A Cobb student’s anti-bullying campaign has earned $5,000 for her school and a five-day, four-night vacation for her family after being chosen as the winner of a nationwide contest for s...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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RNC member to Madison Forum: SCOTUS ruling a ‘systematic disintegration’ of rule of law
MARIETTA — Georgia’s representative on the Republican National Committee said Saturday the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court present a “clear and present danger” to the foundations of the ...
June 28, 2015 12:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Little oversight on commissioner expense payments
ATLANTA — County commissioners around metro Atlanta received $465,000 in supplemental expense allowances over the past six years with minimal oversight, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal...
June 28, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now legal: Fireworks allowed in Georgia starting Wednesday
MARIETTA — Starting July 1, most fireworks will be legal to sell and purchase in Georgia and Cobb’s Fire Marshal is gearing up for an uptick in firework-related fires and injuries. House Bill 110, ...
June 28, 2015 12:04 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves exec: We’re ‘awestruck’ by progress
CUMBERLAND — With construction of SunTrust Park in full swing, Braves executive Mike Plant said he and the rest of the organization are amazed with the speed of the progress being made. “If you go ...
June 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb County Bar Association honored by State Bar of Georgia
The Cobb County Bar Association was honored with the Law Day Award of Achievement for voluntary bar associations with more than 500 members. The award was presented June 19 during the Annual Meetin...
June 27, 2015 11:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Loudermilk to host town hall meeting
Kennesaw — Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, will host a town hall meeting in the Council Chambers from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Kennesaw City Hall, 2529 J.O. Stephenson Avenue in Kennes...
June 27, 2015 12:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta man sentenced to for armed robbery using Craigslist
A Marietta man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of luring three men to a hotel parking lot through a Craigslist ad and robbing them.
June 29, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man convicted of murdering teen prostitute in Marietta
A New York man was convicted Friday of killing a teenage prostitute in Marietta on New Year’s Day in 2013 after less than three hours of deliberation by a Cobb jury.
June 29, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Senior: Politically-minded North Cobb High grad is really going places
North Cobb High School graduate Jack Dobkin has always had a love of travel and politics, two passions he will continue pursuing when he travels to Georgetown University this fall. The 18-year-old ...
June 29, 2015 01:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veteran Cobb school bus driver to compete for international title
MARIETTA — A Cobb Schools bus driver for 10 years and first-place state finalist at this year’s Georgia “Road-e-o” competition is continuing his journey toward international a “Road-e-o” championsh...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Cobb super to fill in as interim in Dallas, Texas
Former Cobb Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, who resigned last year to move back to Dallas, Texas, will be taking over the reins of the Dallas school district as interim superintendent. DISD truste...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil War memorabilia store selling out of Confederate flags
KENNESAW — Dent Myers, 84, has invested half his life into his Civil War surplus store, Wildman’s, in downtown Kennesaw. “I’ve got an interest in excavating,” Myers said. Although the hole-in-the-w...
June 28, 2015 12:43 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor: We’re on schedule for success: Tumlin confident in Franklin Road redevelopment bond
MARIETTA — Mayor Steve Tumlin said he’s not ready to declare the $68 million Franklin Road redevelopment bond a total success just yet, but his confidence is greater than ever. “I believe it more t...
June 28, 2015 12:01 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Upcoming health, wellness events at the East Cobb Senior Center
The East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have the following events for seniors, ages 55 and above: ♦July 10 from 11 a.m. to noon will be Maintaining Healthy Joints & Bo...
June 27, 2015 11:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb residents divided over marriage ruling
MARIETTA — The U.S. Supreme Court’s Friday decision lifting the ban on same-sex marriage has divided Cobb County residents. Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman said the court changed what he believ...
June 27, 2015 12:36 AM | 7 7 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU postpones patriotic concert
Kennesaw — The Kennesaw State University School of Music announced on Friday that the 8th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular that was scheduled for today has been postponed until Sunday due to the fo...
June 27, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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