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Local sailor to return home after ‘growing up’ in the Navy
After graduating from McEachern High School in 2001, Matthew Travis, 31, of Acworth went straight into a full-time job, but he found the working world unsatisfying. Travis worked at a screen printi...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prescription drug use is a problem in schools ...
... and the state AG and local officials want to make sure information is available for students
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax-exempt status for University System of Georgia properties backed by both sides of the aisle
MARIETTA — Cobb lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they support a referendum voters will see on Election Day. The author of House Resolution No. 1183, Rep. Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek), said t...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal, Carter weigh in on school district funding request
MARIETTA — The Cobb School District lost $133.4 million through the state funding process for fiscal 2015, money school officials would like to see used to lower class sizes and increase teacher pa...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman Scott reminds students of military academies
Congressman David Scott on Monday reminded interested students of the approaching Oct. 31 deadline to submit applications for a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. Military Academies. “The ...
October 25, 2014 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia House District 37 candidate Bolton: ‘How do we help the citizen’ of Cobb County?
Bill Bolton, the Democratic candidate challenging state Rep. Sam Teasley (R–Marietta), said if elected he will serve the citizens of Cobb, not the immigrants living here illegally. “We need to look...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSA director talks leaks, privacy, grades
The director of the National Security Agency told students at Hillgrove High School on Thursday the leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden have had a “big impact” on counterterrorism. “I have ...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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All eyes on the refs under the lights
‘Third team’ charged with keeping games fair on the football field
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Two men responsible for thefts at Wal-Mart, Target
MARIETTA — Marietta police said they have arrested two men in connection to an organized shoplifting ring. Christopher Higgins and John Stiltz, both 31 and of Marietta, are in the Cobb jail, facing...
October 24, 2014 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST opponent says project list too many ‘wants’
MARIETTA — Lance Lamberton predicts Cobb voters will reject the county’s proposed six-year extension of its special purpose local option sales tax Nov. 4 for several reasons. “I think this is the m...
October 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST proponent: Tax spreads burden among all payers
MARIETTA — Cobb voters will vote on whether to extend the county’s special one percent sales tax for six years Nov. 4, and one of the leaders of the group campaigning for the tax said he doesn’t kn...
October 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perdue, Deal rally at stop in Marietta
Senate hopeful slams Obama while gov. touts record during first term
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Survivors’ story: Message at domestic violence vigil: ‘It can happen everywhere’
MARIETTA — Leah Zammit of east Cobb said the first time her husband hit her was on their wedding night. “Instead of walking out the door and never looking back, I began apologizing: ‘I’m so sorry, ...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters set to decide income tax rate cap
MARIETTA — State Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna) said an amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot will be a safeguard for Georgians because it will make it harder for lawmakers to raise personal income taxes. Pr...
October 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two political events to be held in Cobb today
Local Democratic candidates will lead a “get out the vote” rally at 12:30 today at the Kmart parking lot on Mableton Parkway. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter won’t be there, but his...
October 25, 2014 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day of Bonsai to be at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw, will host its first Day of Bonsai event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15, where garden staff and Bonsai Study Group volunteers will i...
October 25, 2014 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia House District 37 candidate Rep. Teasley claims ‘good track record’ in House to rely on
After four years as a state representative, Sam Teasley (R–Marietta) has memorized the section of the Declaration of Independence he refers back to before every vote. “It’s most certainly something...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Education OKs restoring 1% of pay
Teachers to get one check in December; parents share their concerns about Tapp Middle School
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 16 16 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acworth worker arrested on child porn charge
ACWORTH — Police said an employee of the city of Acworth was arrested on one count of child pornography possession Wednesday. Christian Jamar Harris, 23, who worked as a grounds maintenance employe...
October 24, 2014 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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