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Go go gadget: Marietta middle school robotics team gears up for world championship
A Marietta robotics team, nicknamed the Rockin’ Robots, is headed to St. Louis this week to compete in a world competition where it is likely to be one of the only middle school teams there. The Ro...
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Nonprofit set to host 20th annual prayer breakfast Saturday
MARIETTA — Marietta-based Blacks United for Youth-Cobb Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring the youth of Cobb County and Atlanta, will host its 20th annual Scholarship Prayer Break...
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She got a heart in the mail and she feels great!: Marietta family begins transplant research foundation
A 5-year-old Marietta girl doesn’t have the heart she was born with because the one inside her chest was sent to her in the mail — at least that’s how she understands it. Now more than a year after...
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Walton rebuild to begin in May; needs board OK
MARIETTA — The first part of rebuilding east Cobb’s 40-year-old Walton High School, estimated to cost $48 million, is expected to begin in May pending school board approval. With a completion date ...
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Cobb DA’s office to host rally Monday
MARIETTA — The Cobb District Attorney’s office will host a rally Monday at noon at Glover Park on Marietta Square as part of a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Special guests of the rally will ...
April 18, 2015 11:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Education split on Harmony Leland and Clay elementary rebuild funding
MARIETTA — Cobb school board members were at odds this week over setting aside $5 million for the rebuild of Harmony Leland and Clay elementary schools in Mableton during a discussion of the superi...
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Communications director heads to Sheriff’s Office
MARIETTA — The Cobb Government’s long-serving communications director is leaving the position to take a similar job with county Sheriff Neil Warren’s office. Robert Quigley has served as the county...
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A round of apawse: Irish Setter National Specialty members congregate for weeklong show
MARIETTA — The Marietta Hilton Hotel & Conference Center was converted into a dog park this week as hundreds of Irish setter owners congregated for the 2015 National Specialty, an annual dog show f...
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Crown Jewel: After 30 years, shop owner to retire, work with museum
MARIETTA — After 30 years of operation on Marietta Square, the Jeweler on the Square’s owner has decided to close his store and retire. Gerald Alvarez, 61, said he’s closing up shop to focus on per...
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Man charged in death of Smyrna hairdresser driven by ‘bloodlust’
DECATUR — A man accused of killing three men as they slept outside and a woman walking to her car near Atlanta initially set out to rob people but was driven by a “bloodlust” after killing his firs...
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Cobb County under severe weather
Cobb County is under a tornado warning advisory issued by the National Weather Service until 2:45 p.m. The warning urges residents in Cobb to take cover now and move to a basement or the inner-most...
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20-foot-deep sinkhole swallows trees in Cobb County
A 20-foot sinkhole in Marietta is swallowing trees and threatening businesses.
April 20, 2015 08:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna City Council mulls body cameras for police officers
Vote expected tonight on medical building, Windy Hill Blvd. work
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Mom aims to dispel autism myths
ACWORTH — Courtney Roberts of Acworth said unlike most parents, she and husband Jeff don’t deter their son from jumping on the furniture. They instead encourage their eldest child, Sullivan. Sulliv...
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Debate over immigration bill persists
ATLANTA — The General Assembly’s 2015 session might be over, but the debate over a bill that would change residency requirements to obtain a driver’s license in Georgia rages on. State Sen. Josh Mc...
April 19, 2015 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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VIP treatment: Superior Plumbing helps with prom details for special needs students
MARIETTA — Four students with special needs from Sprayberry High School were treated to a night of extravagance Saturday — riding in a limo, enjoying a free meal and even their own police escort to...
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MDJ welcomes new managing editor, vice president of content
J.K. Murphy, a 35-year career journalist, has joined the newsroom leadership team of the Marietta Daily Journal, it has been announced by Publisher Otis Brumby. Murphy will assume the role of manag...
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Police investigate armed robbery of Willy’s on Friday
ATLANTA — Cobb Police are investigating an armed robbery of a restaurant in the Cumberland area. At about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, police said two men with handguns robbed Willy’s Restaurant on Cumber...
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Kennesaw Mountain volunteer honored
KENNESAW — A volunteer partner of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park was recently honored by the National Park Service. The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club was awarded the Hartzog Volunte...
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