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Braves bonds a step closer to being issued
CUMBERLAND — The bonds to help finance the construction of SunTrust Park are one step closer to being issued after the governmental body that will issue the bonds and own the stadium approved the f...
September 03, 2015 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acworth board eyes park expansion, police equipment
ACWORTH — The Acworth Board of Aldermen is considering approving $400,000 worth of equipment upgrades for the city’s police department and is also moving forward in expanding one of the city’s most...
September 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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GDOT to help fund 11 road projects near SunTrust Park
MARIETTA — The state of Georgia has agreed to provide about $42 million to Cobb County to help fund 11 transportation projects with a total estimated cost of about $68 million, many of which are ne...
September 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman killed in Powder Springs wreck identified, police say
POWDER SPRINGS — A Powder Springs woman has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed last week on Powder Springs Road near Pine Grove Road. Patricia Ann Foster, 42, was walking in the right...
September 02, 2015 11:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw’s Worldwide Day of Play
The fourth annual Kennesaw Worldwide Day of Play will be 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 26 at Swift Cantrell Park. Hosted by the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation, the event is a pro-health initiative by Nick...
September 02, 2015 11:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powder Springs mayor opts not to seek reelection
Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn announced Wednesday that “after much heartfelt and prayerful consideration,” she would not seek re-election.
September 02, 2015 04:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two WWII vets remember end of the war
MARIETTA — After flying 27 missions in Europe as a waist gunner aboard a B-17 nicknamed “Ginger,” retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Hunter Rowley, 92, was learning how to be an instructor for new gunner...
September 02, 2015 12:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board weighs community’s concerns over subdivision
MARIETTA — The Cobb Planning Commission attempted to strike a compromise Tuesday over a controversial west Cobb rezoning, recommending approval of the 46-home development by a 5-0 vote. More than 2...
September 02, 2015 12:31 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘We toasted to a victory that we couldn’t believe:’ MDJ editor’s granddad tells of WWII kamikaze attacks
MARIETTA — My grandmother recalled the other day how in the 1930s, she used to watch as the last of the Civil War veterans rode in parades, marveling at how ancient they seemed with their snowy whi...
September 02, 2015 12:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Flags and White Water get new attractions next year
MARIETTA — Six Flags Over Georgia will introduce two new themed family areas next season featuring 12 attractions, and Six Flags White Water will open next season with a new 60-foot, six-person rac...
September 03, 2015 05:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘He was kind of a salt-of-the-Earth type fella’: John Strother, former Cobb school board member, dies at 101
MARIETTA — D-Day veteran John Reeves Strother of Marietta, who was instrumental in the creation of what is now Kennesaw State University, died Saturday. He was 101. A funeral service will be held a...
September 03, 2015 12:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Third arrest made in Powder Springs double homicide
POWDER SPRINGS — Authorities have arrested a Marietta man accused of setting up a drug deal that led to a double homicide in Powder Springs, which is the third arrest made in connection with the Au...
September 03, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn decides against re-election bid
MARIETTA — Local elections took an unexpected turn Wednesday, with Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn announcing she would not seek re-election. Two sitting council members and a third candidate have ...
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Northside Hospital, Gwinnett Medical talk merger
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville announced Wednesday that they have approved a non-binding letter of intent to begin exclusive discussions to combine their operations with N...
September 02, 2015 11:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suspect in Whitlock Ave. bank robbery arrested
MARIETTA — Marietta police have arrested a Villa Rica man and charged him in the August 14 armed robbery of a BB&T Bank located on Whitlock Avenue by Manning Road. James Herbert Emory, 45, was arre...
September 02, 2015 11:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free health screening at South Cobb library on Friday
WellStar Community Education and Outreach will offer free health screenings at the South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton, on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The South Cobb library he...
September 02, 2015 11:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman killed in Powder Springs wreck identified, police say
A Powder Springs woman has been identified as a pedestrian who was killed last week on Powder Springs Road near Pine Grove Road.
September 02, 2015 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northside Hospital, Gwinnett Medical talk merger
Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville announced Wednesday that they have approved a non-binding letter of intent to begin exclusive discussions to combine their operations with Northside Hospital.
September 02, 2015 02:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mariettans on the home front
MARIETTA — Dan Cox, founder of the Marietta Museum of History, said he can still remember hearing the mill bells ringing as people crowded Marietta Square 70 years ago today to celebrate the good n...
September 02, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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