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Smyrna hotel alcohol restrictions loosened: Minimum square-foot requirements for grocery store wine tastings is lowered
Smyrna City Council loosened restrictions on how alcohol may be consumed in hotels this week. By unanimous vote, City Council amended its alcohol ordinance, allowing hotels in Smyrna that do not ha...
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Chatterbox: Kennesaw second-grader gifted student of year
Amelia McCarthy, a second-grader at Kennesaw Elementary, was chosen as the ‘Distinguished Elementary Gifted Student of the Year’ by the Georgia Association of Gifted Children. Amelia was nominated ...
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Marietta to gauge ‘1-2-3’ grade scales
Officials to survey parents on standards-based report cards
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WellStar CEO talks future, Emory merger
ATLANTA — WellStar Health System’s CEO updated state lawmakers on the possible merger between his company and Emory Healthcare Wednesday, saying it was brought on by changes in the health care indu...
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Man arrested in gang-related beating
A Blue Ridge man was arrested by Cobb Sheriff’s deputies Feb. 14 after they say he beat a man earlier in the month. Justin Joseph Keiser, 23, of Blue Ridge, admitted to deputies he was a member of ...
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Kennesaw State University economics professor says more people working now than in 2007
AUSTELL — A local economics professor gave some good news to a group of south Cobb business leaders, saying low oil prices and a recovering housing market are both indications of strong economic gr...
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Townhomes denied for Smyrna lot
MARIETTA — The Planning Commission denied a developer’s request Tuesday to rezone a property near Smyrna to allow 18 townhomes to be built on the lot. Michael Kennedy, who owns the 3.5 acre lot on ...
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Suspect arrested in deadly Franklin Road taxi shooting
MARIETTA — Police arrested a man Monday they believe shot and killed the son of a taxi driver during a February shooting on Franklin Road. Police continue to look for a second suspect in the shooti...
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Cobb lawmakers share Israeli PM Netanyahu's security worries
MARIETTA — Cobb’s representatives in Washington said they stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and share his concerns about a nuclear-capable Iran after he spoke to a joint session ...
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Transit bill splits Cobb GOPers
Bill seeks to raise $1B for transportation infrastructure
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Police: Man had about 200 fake credit cards
MARIETTA — Cobb police have issued an arrest warrant for a Smyrna man they say was making fake credit cards. Police said Hayden Ronnie Mitchell, 41, of Smyrna, in December was in possession of abou...
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County opens $2.9M air traffic control tower
KENNESAW — Cobb County is officially open for air traffic business. The county airport at McCollum Field officially opened its new air traffic control tower for operations Thursday. “(I am) excited...
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Police looking for suspect in taxi cab shooting
MARIETTA — Marietta police are looking for a man they say may have been involved in the shooting of a 22-year-old man in a taxi near Franklin Road on Feb. 18. Officers say they need help finding Ja...
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Police: Stranger told girl to come to his car
AUSTELL — The Cobb Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit is asking for help in identifying a man it says was involved in suspicious activity in Austell. Investigators say a girl was walk...
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Top Dog: What breed should be the state pooch?
KENNESAW - State Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta) announced Wednesday he is introducing a bill that would designate the official dog in Georgia. But despite being a University of Georgia graduate, Wi...
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Chatterbox: MDJ staff weighs in on choosing state dog
A quick poll of the MDJ newsroom revealed deep divides on which dog breed best represents the state of Georgia. The subject of choosing an official state dog was raised by state Rep. Joe Wilkinson ...
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Austell targeting flood-damaged homes
AUSTELL — Mayor Joe Jerkins said the city is close to completing its plan to acquire homes damaged by the 2009 flood. “Something’s got to be done with them,” Jerkins said. City Councilman Scott Tho...
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Cobb Planning Commission OKs 60 more homes in senior living neighborhood
POWDER SPRINGS — A senior living development near Powder Springs may be expanding soon after the Cobb Planning Commission approved rezoning a neighboring property to allow for more than 60 homes to...
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Chatterbox: Blue? Gold? MDJ staffers ad-dress garment’s hues
As the dress seen ’round the world made its way through the MDJ office last week, our Chief Chatterbox decided to do some investigative journalism. We’re sure you’ve heard about the dress that’s be...
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