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Marietta to take final steps to close out Section 8 housing program
The Marietta City Council is scheduled to vote Dec. 10 on approving the last bit of federal money in the city’s Section 8 housing program account. The Economic/Community Development Committee chair...
November 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Sen. Chambliss: Tighter sanctions needed for Iran
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), on Monday said the extension of the deadline to come to an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program “further illustrates Iran’s lack of good faith” in these negoti...
November 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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One year later, a timeline of events in the Cobb County Braves stadium deal
July 2013: State Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) arranges a meeting at the Marietta Country Club between county Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee and Mike Plant, Braves executive vice pr...
November 26, 2014 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life sentence upheld for Cobb man
MARIETTA — The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the decision to sentence a Cobb man to life in prison for murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and other charges Monday. Jeffrey Wright, 26, was con...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Former Hillgrove player up for John Mackey award
Evan Engram, Powder Springs native and Hillgrove High School alumnus, has been named one of eight semifinalists for the 2014 John Mackey award, which recognizes the most outstanding collegiate tigh...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmakers urge haste in Hagel’s replacement: Rep. Scott: Hagel was strong voice for more forceful action
MARIETTA — Some lawmakers who represent Cobb were surprised by Monday’s announcement of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s resignation, others say they saw it coming, but the congressmen who spoke ...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police prep for protests in response to Brown unrest
MARIETTA — Cobb authorities don’t expect large protests in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, but they’ve been p...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Can’t put a price tag’ on transparency, says Cheek
MARIETTA — West Cobb resident Tom Cheek said he doesn’t regret filing his ethics complaint against county Chairman Tim Lee, despite the complaint being dismissed by the county’s ethics board and a ...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Governor Barnes recounts funeral snafu
Former governor Roy Barnes had his famous storytelling abilities at full form during the Marietta Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 19. “I always like to tell a little story...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former South Cobb student named ’15 Rhodes scholar
MARIETTA – South Cobb High School graduate Ridwan Hassen said he doesn’t feel special, even after being named a Rhodes scholar. The Rhodes scholarship is among the oldest and most well-known academ...
November 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nutrition petition: Powder Springs mayor helps Hillgrove student rally against food restrictions
It all started with honey mustard. Earlier this school year, Hillgrove High School senior Catherine Jones ordered some chicken nuggets for lunch. When she asked for some honey mustard to go with th...
November 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mosque misgivings: Kennesaw residents voice concern over prayer center
KENNESAW — About 40 residents filled City Hall to voice their concerns about what a proposed Islamic worship center could bring to Kennesaw. The City Council is set to vote Dec. 1 on whether to all...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 18 18 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb County Chairman Lee, Commissioner Cupid clash at board meeting
MARIETTA — County Chairman Tim Lee and Commissioner Lisa Cupid clashed over an agenda item pertaining to the county’s unspent funds during Tuesday’s board meeting. The agenda item would have author...
November 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Isakson remarks on Rep. Price, budget committee at republican women’s club luncheon
Speaking to the press before a Cobb County Republican Women’s Club luncheon Friday, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) remarked on Georgia’s U.S. Representatives moving up in the House leadership...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robust fourth quarter forecast set for retail
MARIETTA — Recent achievement does not equal future performance. But, if August is an indication of things to come, then Donald Sabbarese has strong hopes Cobb is in store for a potent fourth quart...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners eye new enterprise zone
MARIETTA – The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will discuss the creation of a new enterprise zone between Austell and Powder Springs. The proposed district would be established in the area along ...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb man found guilty of rape, battery, molestation
MARIETTA — An east Cobb man was found guilty Friday of sexually assaulting two teenage girls, the Cobb District Attorney’s office said. Robert Ray Whipkey, 52, was convicted in Cobb Superior Court ...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gobble Jog: Turkey Day race in Marietta offers something for all skill levels
MARIETTA — People from all walks of life are expected to participate in Thursday’s Gobble Jog in downtown Marietta. The Thanksgiving Day race starts and ends at the Marietta Square, and crossing th...
November 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Commissioners set for vote on firm to plan Route 10X transit
Route would link KSU, SPSU, Life to other metro schools
November 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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