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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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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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Austell water rates to increase on Jan. 1
AUSTELL — Customers of the Austell Water System will see an increase in their water bills beginning Jan. 1. The system serves about 3,300 customers, 63 percent of whom are in the city limits. Auste...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-postal worker of Mableton to serve 4 years in fraud scheme
MABLETON — A Mableton man, who was a former U.S. postal worker, was sentenced to four years in a federal prison and given a $81,878 fine after pleading guilty to his involvement in an income tax re...
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False bomb threat called in to Marietta Wal-Mart
MARIETTA — The Walmart on Cobb Parkway was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat to the store Wednesday afternoon, a threat police determined was a false alarm. Marietta police learned at...
December 17, 2014 11:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Board of Education approves calendar for 2015-16 year
MARIETTA — The Marietta school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the 2015-16 school calendar recommended by Superintendent Emily Lembeck. The calendar, which will start Aug. 5 and end May ...
December 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taking the bench: Ann Harris sworn in as Cobb County Superior Court judge
MARIETTA — With her hand placed on the Bible she’s had since law school, Ann Harris of Smyrna was sworn in as a Cobb Superior Court judge Tuesday in front of a standing-room only crowd. Harris repe...
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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...
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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 | 4 4 comments | 3 3 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 | 29 29 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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Weatherford sworn in
Cobb District 1 Commissioner-elect starts Jan. 1 for retiring Goreham
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Angelucci heading to Texas, but not for tamales with Hinojosa
Cobb school board Chairwoman Kathleen Angelucci announced via Facebook on Thursday she and husband Jay Angelucci are moving to Texas after the New Year. “AT&T is moving their corporate offices to D...
December 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities continue to search for missing girl
Almost two weeks after a teenager went missing, authorities in Cherokee and Cobb counties are still searching for her. Mikala White, a 15-year-old student at Cherokee High School, got on the bus De...
December 17, 2014 11:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Couple celebrates 60 years of love and matrimony
Charles and Mary Dorcas Love, MDJ subscribers for 37 years, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Charles Love is retired from IBM, while Mary Dorcas is a retired public school teache...
December 17, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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