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Stadium safety: Fan’s death at Braves game raises questions about new site’s standards
ATLANTA — The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team’s new stadium that is to open in Cobb in 2017. The Braves say they had saf...
September 01, 2015 12:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Mumferd Safety Tales’ coming to local libraries
Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs will present “Mumferd Safety Tales,” the story is about Mumferd, who learns the skills necessary to be safe, then tells his family and the community w...
September 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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’Cue up to help injured veterans at Barbecue for the Red, White & Blue in Smyrna
SMYRNA — The 3rd annual Barbecue for the Red, White & Blue, a benefit for service members with brain injuries, will be at Adventure Outdoors on Sept. 11. The event is hosted by the Honorary Command...
August 31, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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With keys to their future, family finds that it’s good to be home
MARIETTA — A chorus of “thank yous” and an abundance of wide smiles were present at a Marietta residence as a group of Habitat for Humanity officials and volunteers welcomed the Ayele family to the...
August 31, 2015 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Cobb Senior Center to cover bees, flu shots, Medicare, ‘Grease’
The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, will have the following upcoming events and programs for the month of September for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Sept. 15, from 1 to ...
August 30, 2015 11:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tradition will stay strong at renovated Northcutt
MARIETTA — Renovations at Marietta’s venerable Northcutt Stadium are nearing completion for the Blue Devils’ home opener Sept. 4 against Newnan. Although the stadium has undergone a redesign, many ...
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Marietta City Council OK’s $2.8M Fairground streetscape
MARIETTA — A heavily trafficked section on the south end of Fairground Street may soon receive some beautification and safety enhancements. The Marietta City Council’s Public Works Committee voted ...
August 30, 2015 12:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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NORTHCUTT MEMORIES: The biggest moments in Northcutt Stadium history
For football fans in the city of Marietta, nearly everyone has a memory of a big game or moment at Northcutt Stadium. Now that the stadium’s renovations are complete, the MDJ spent some time with a...
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Upcoming events and programs at North Cobb Senior Center
The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main St. in Acworth, will have the following upcoming events and programs for the month of September for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Sept. 8, from noon to 1 p....
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Cobb looks to rebrand, revamp transit system
MARIETTA — New look, new riders — at least that’s what Cobb County is hoping for by rebranding the Cobb Community Transit system. Mart Martin, director of brand strategy at Jackson Spalding, emphas...
September 01, 2015 12:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police release sketch in attempted abduction case
MARIETTA — Cobb police have released a sketch of an individual they say approached a 10-year-old girl after she got off a school bus last week. As the girl was walking home on Aug. 25 at about 2:45...
September 01, 2015 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Qualifying for 4 Cobb cities' elections begins
MARIETTA — Several Cobb County mayoral races are expected to heat up before the November 3 general election after a handful of candidates qualified to run Monday. Fourteen council seats and four ma...
September 01, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pike Nurseries to host Sept. gardening classes
Pike Nurseries, which has four Cobb County locations, will host the following free gardening classes in September: ♦ Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. will be a Fall Lawn Care class, where the garden experts will...
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Mableton Publix sells $1M Powerball ticket
A Publix in Mableton on Floyd road sold the $1 million winning Powerball ticket to Robert Bosarge for the June 27 drawing. Bosarge claimed his earnings on Aug. 21, at the Georgia Lottery headquarte...
September 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA: Atlanta man convicted for 2014 murder in Kennesaw
An Atlanta man has been convicted of killing a Powder Springs man outside a Kennesaw nightclub in July 2014, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s office.
August 31, 2015 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Practice makes perfect: Kell student earns top score on college entrance exam
Less than one percent of test takers earn a perfect score on the SAT — a college admission and placement exam — and Marietta is home to one of them. Karen Wu, 16, a senior at Kell High School, said...
August 31, 2015 12:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU professor chosen to head new Georgia Film Academy
MARIETTA — Cobb County’s role in making Georgia a premier film production hub grew a little bigger this month as Jeff Stepakoff, Kennesaw State University film and TV writing professor, was named d...
August 31, 2015 12:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb cities begin qualifying for elections
MARIETTA — Mayoral seats in Smyrna, Powder Springs, Kennesaw and Austell are all up for election this year, and three of the four sitting mayors said they plan to run again. Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon,...
August 30, 2015 12:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves’ site putting up big stats
CUMBERLAND — Since breaking ground nearly one year ago, construction crews at SunTrust Park are putting up some big numbers. More than 300 miles of conduit and 900 miles of cable have been laid at ...
August 30, 2015 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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