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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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‘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 | 5 5 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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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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‘A great place for us to be’: Company credits Cobb for its continuing success
CUMBERLAND — Whether buying a house or finding the perfect spot for a corporation’s headquarters, sometimes success hinges on the old adage, “location, location, location.” For Cumberland-based Num...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta apartment fire claims 16 units
A fire that broke out at an apartment complex in Marietta on Saturday left no one injured and 16 apartments destroyed, Cobb firefighters said. At about 4:45 p.m. firefighters were called to The Wal...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tag team’: Kennestone sister surgeons ‘living the dream’
The Taghechian sisters, nicknamed the “Tag Team,” can finish each other’s sentences and each other’s surgeries. However, Elizabeth Taghechian, 41, the older sister, does more of the talking. She an...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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No. 1 squad: Mount Paran cheerleaders take state title for third straight year
MARIETTA — Eight of the 16 members of the varsity cheer squad at Mount Paran Christian School will graduate as three-time state champions in May. The other half of the squad hopes to carry on the t...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 39 39 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 | 4 4 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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Cherokee mother ready to continue fight for medical cannabis
With the issue already on the agenda for the upcoming legislative session, a Holly Springs mom is gearing up for the battle to legalize the only substance that relieves her daughter’s severe seizur...
November 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST Ministries looking for Toy Shop items
Residents who want to help brighten the holiday for children and families in need can do so through a local Toy Shop project working to help 3,000 children. Each Christmas, MUST Ministries sets up ...
November 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Commissioners to look for a firm for bridge design
Pedestrian walkway set to connect Galleria area with Braves’ new SunTrust Park
November 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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