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Cobb school board approves $1B budget: Employees to receive a 4 percent raise
MARIETTA — The Cobb school board on Thursday unanimously adopted Superintendent Chris Ragsdale’s $1 billion budget, which includes a 4 percent raise for all employees, funding for at least 100 new ...
May 29, 2015 12:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cumberland CID expansion of powers is rejected
CUMBERLAND — Members of the Cumberland Community Improvement District voted Thursday to deny expanding the board’s powers. The board also extended the life of the CID and re-elected two of its memb...
May 29, 2015 12:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top Cobb small business announced Monday
The Cobb Chamber of Commerce will announce and honor the winners of the 2015 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year and announce this year’s overall winner Monday at 7:30 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Cen...
May 29, 2015 12:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County approves design for facility to service police cars
MARIETTA — The county is moving forward with plans to construct a maintenance building that services county cars to accommodate the estimated 300 new police vehicles it expects to buy. County polic...
May 29, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lassiter High band director out
MARIETTA — Ginny Markham is no longer the band director for Lassiter High School, according to an email from Lassiter Principal Chris Richie obtained by the MDJ. Deputy Superintendent John Adams cl...
May 28, 2015 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Event at Strand Theater to benefit foster care
State Rep. Erica Thomas (D-Austell) will celebrate “Foster Kids Day” by hosting the “Shall We Dance” event Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square in Marietta. The eve...
May 28, 2015 11:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isakson announces local military academy appointments
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) announced Thursday that 27 high school seniors from Georgia he nominated to the U.S. military academies received appointments, including five from Cobb. “I am d...
May 28, 2015 11:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community mourns Woodstock smoke shop clerk
Police: Getaway car matches description of a vehicle used in a similar robbery in Kennesaw
May 28, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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CID expansion passes while crosswalk stalls
Expansion of the Marietta Community Improvement District advanced out of committee, while a proposed Whitlock Avenue crosswalk hit a snag and a city museum attracted criticism during the City Counc...
May 28, 2015 12:03 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City mulls permits for alcohol for water parks
MARIETTA — Six Flags White Water wants the Marietta City Council to allow it to serve alcohol. Council’s Judicial/Legislative Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to send a proposal to allow water...
May 29, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Chairman warns not to get too excited about digest
County Chairman Tim Lee warned residents not to overestimate the county’s growth at a Cumberland Community Improvement District meeting Thursday morning. During a discussion about the upcoming fina...
May 28, 2015 11:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man serving 105 years for shooting Cobb police officer found dead
MARIETTA — A man convicted in October on 12 charges related to a 2014 shooting of a Cobb police officer was found dead while in custody at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, officials say. Jam...
May 28, 2015 12:42 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Atlanta man tried to use fake credit, gift cards
ACWORTH — An Atlanta man was arrested and charged with forgery last week after police say they discovered several fraudulent credit cards and gift cards in the suspect’s vehicle. Police say Allen J...
May 28, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board to appoint 5 more new principals: ’16 budget, $5 million earmark for south Cobb school also on agenda
MARIETTA — The Cobb school board has been hiring principals left and right for the past couple of months, and the hiring spree is expected to continue tonight with five new principals slated for ap...
May 28, 2015 12:01 AM | 5 5 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powder Springs Street to get larger QuickTrip
MARIETTA — Drivers on Powder Springs Street will soon have a new place to fuel up on food and gas this fall. QuikTrip Corporation plans on building a 5,800-square-foot gas station on Powder Springs...
May 27, 2015 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘A list’: Braves unveil ‘Preview Center’ to sell season tickets, suites
CUMBERLAND — The Atlanta Braves unveiled their new “Preview Center” aimed to drive sales of season tickets for the new SunTrust Park on Wednesday, complete with a large 3D model of the park and phy...
May 27, 2015 11:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Association 5K9 race June 13
The Northeast Cobb Business Association will have the 5K9 race on June 13 at the Piedmont Church parking lot, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Cobb...
May 27, 2015 12:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: A century later, should Mableton be a city again?
Should Mableton become Cobb’s seventh city? Writing on the Mableton Improvement Coalition’s Facebook page, Sonja Gunn Cassady floated the question. Cassady said while the MIC does an excellent job,...
May 27, 2015 12:48 AM | 7 7 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A peek into the past: Residents travel back in time with Brumby Hall tour
MARIETTA — Residents crowded the antebellum Brumby Hall this week to learn about the 164-year-old house and its era during an open-house tour. Members of the nonprofit Friends of Brumby Hall and ot...
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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