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Marietta High School to get $10K for IB program research project
The Marietta Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday night that allows Marietta High School to take part in a national research project geared toward increasing the number...
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Water Authority to spend $9.9M on backup generators
The Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority will spend $9.9 million on backup generators to help ensure clean water will get to customers even in the event of a power outage. The water authority’s boa...
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Woman is found guilty, mentally ill
A Marietta woman was convicted of 13 charges Tuesday after running over two Cobb Sheriff’s deputies with her car outside the county jail. Candida Rychell Summerlin, 34, of Marietta, was found guilt...
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$17.5M assisted living center set to open in 2016
Building to contain 92 beds, keep green space
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Fourth annual Marietta Zombie Walk is Oct. 18
The undead of Marietta are coming back again to help the living Oct. 18 for the fourth annual Marietta Zombie Walk, where zombies will bring donations to support Marietta’s MUST Ministries. A zombi...
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Police release names in fatal Sunday shooting
Smyrna police say the man and woman found dead in a townhome Sunday appeared to have died as the result of a murder-suicide. According to police, Jessica Arrendale, 33, was killed by a fatal gunsho...
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South Cobb: Redevelopment purchases considered; Lee awaiting creation of new revenue source creation
MABLETON — South Cobb leaders want the county to purchase land on Six Flags Drive to spur redevelopment, but Chairman Tim Lee said he won’t take that step until a new revenue source is created. Tha...
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Known: 350 Confederate soldier names discovered by local historian
The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as “Unknowns” in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local h...
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Thanksgiving Day race expects 10,000 runners to help MUST Ministries
The 12th annual Marietta Daily Journal Gobble Jog benefiting MUST Ministries is anticipating more than 10,000 runners for the gathering on the Marietta Square Thanksgiving morning. A holiday tradit...
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Local children featured on website devoted to researching cures for pediatric cancer
Eight Cobb children and their battles against cancer are being featured online as part of a campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Six children are from Marietta: ► Josh Mack, 11, wants to ...
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For locals, North Georgia State Fair brings back memories of a country Cobb
MARIETTA — Locals say the North Georgia State Fair, with its funnel cakes, live animals and flower shows, serves as a reminder of a more rural Cobb County that existed 82 years ago, when the fair b...
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2 Marietta Middle School students charged in hoax call; Third minor with knife cleared of allegations
MARIETTA — Two juveniles were charged in connection to a 911 phone call Monday that falsely reported someone was stabbed at Marietta Middle School. Marietta police responded minutes after the call ...
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Smyrna man pleads guilty to avoid trial
Cobb Superior Judge Jim Bodiford handed down a 10-year prison sentence to a Smyrna man accused of dragging a sheriff’s deputy while trying to escape a hit-and-run. Joseph Brandon Vanderkooi, 31, pl...
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Braves executive: Opposition to stadium in Cobb ‘small minority’
CUMBERLAND — Although the county and Braves have a few outstanding lawsuits attempting to derail their new stadium, Braves executive Mike Plant didn’t believe that was any reason to hold up Tuesday...
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Cobb Water System reports 2 overflows
The Cobb County Water System reported two sewer overflows last week. The first wastewater manhole overflow, resulting in an estimated 240 gallons discharged into Sope Creek, occurred at 2:03 p.m. o...
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Salvaging history: Following fire, water damage, Austell Museum set to reopen Monday
Following a fire that destroyed 20 percent of its artifacts last month, the Austell Museum is expected to open its doors Monday. “It’s pretty ready,” museum director William Johnson said. Most of t...
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Kennesaw: $20.7M budget approved for ’15
The Kennesaw City Council unanimously approved a $20.7 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year at its meeting Monday, an increase of about $900,000, or 4.5 percent, compared to the adopted fiscal 2...
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Marietta superintendent to get $7K bonus
MARIETTA — Marietta Superintendent Emily Lembeck will receive a $7,000 bonus for her positive evaluation by the Marietta Board of Education, said Irene Berens, the board’s vice chair. The board pla...
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Top high school bands in Southeast set to compete
Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana will compete in the Music for All’s Bands of America Regional Champions...
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