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Austell man sentenced for role in $4M fraud scheme
ATLANTA — An Austell man was sentenced Thursday for his role in a scheme to steal more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon. Derek Spinks, 35, pleaded guilty in September and was senten...
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Report: Mom suffocated children before suicide
AUSTELL — An Austell woman murdered her three children by suffocating them with plastic bags and duct tape before committing suicide in January, according to a report released by the Cobb Medical E...
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KSU to host conversation with critic on dance writing in the digital age
Kennesaw State University’s Department of Dance will host dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer in a conversation on writing about dance in the digital age. In partnership with online arts publication Arts...
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Lockheed agrees to $2 million resolution with government
ATLANTA — Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to a $2 million settlement over allegations it overbilled the government for fuel it used while manufacturing C-130 aircraft at its Marietta facilit...
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Police announce road closure for Monday
KENNESAW — The Kennesaw Police Department announced a section of Live Oak Drive, between Sycamore Drive and Red Oak Drive, will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a stormwater upgrade proje...
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Job fair to fill teaching positions
SMYRNA — The Cobb School District is looking to hire several hundred educators after an eight-year hiring freeze and layoffs. The school district will host a job fair April 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. at t...
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Colombian national living in Marietta charged with smuggling firearms
ATLANTA — A Colombian national living in Marietta was arraigned on federal charges of illegally exporting firearms to Colombia and possessing and disposing of stolen firearms, including a handgun r...
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Pebblebrook, Allatoona get new principals: School board also renews contract for super’s cabinet
MARIETTA — Two Cobb high schools are getting new principals after the school board on Thursday approved their appointments. The board unanimously approved making Sprayberry High School Principal Jo...
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Job fair today at Switzer Library
Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of Cobb County area employers at a job fair at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St. in Marietta, today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recruiters a...
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Remembering the Square of yesteryear
Some of Marietta’s most recognizable names — Goldstein, Walker, Dunaway, Cox, Leiter, Coggins and Galt — gathered at the Marietta Museum of History to talk about the Marietta Square. The second ins...
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Family grateful for medical cannabis bill: ‘The Senate came through for us’
With a medical cannabis bill passing through congress this week, relief could soon be on the way to some local families. Corey Lowe’s 13-year-old daughter, Victoria, suffers from chronic seizures a...
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Cobb police get new electric motorcycles
MARIETTA — The Cobb Police Department on Friday officially took possession of two brand-new, zero-emission electric motorcycles for the Cobb Police Rangers. The Zero Motorcycles, which cost $24,000...
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Police release name of man in house fire
Cobb police have released the name of the man they say died in a Tuesday morning house fire off Powder Springs Road in Marietta. Police say Phillip L. Perry, 55, was found dead in his home at 1905 ...
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18-year-old arrested in fatal pedestrian collision
Marietta police arrested Ashli Mitchell, 18, of Powder Springs on Tuesday on charges related to a fatal pedestrian collision on Franklin Road. Police say Mitchell’s minivan struck and killed 78-yea...
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Family of killed KSU student files lawsuit
The family of a Kennesaw State University student who was killed when a woman crashed her car into the restaurant where he was eating has filed suit against the driver, the restaurant owner and the...
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CID moving forward on managed lanes ramp
CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Community Improvement District’s board is moving forward with its plans to add an access point at Akers Mill Road to the $834 million managed lanes project under constru...
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Chatterbox: Lee officially announces bid for another term
Cobb Chairman Tim Lee formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2016 in a release Thursday. Although Lee told the MDJ in January he planned to run for re-election, the release is the offic...
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Free workouts to be at Swift-Cantrell Park
KENNESAW — Kennesaw Parks & Recreation is offering a series of free outdoor workouts at Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway in Kennesaw, in support of its Fit City initiative aimed at promotin...
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Citizen performs arrest on alleged robber
A citizen performed a true citizen’s arrest on an alleged bank robber Tuesday at a Wells Fargo in Marietta, according to police. Cobb police say Mark Katchem, 25, of Chicago, Illinois, attempted to...
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