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Townhomes denied for Smyrna lot
MARIETTA — The Planning Commission denied a developer’s request Tuesday to rezone a property near Smyrna to allow 18 townhomes to be built on the lot. Michael Kennedy, who owns the 3.5 acre lot on ...
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Suspect arrested in deadly Franklin Road taxi shooting
MARIETTA — Police arrested a man Monday they believe shot and killed the son of a taxi driver during a February shooting on Franklin Road. Police continue to look for a second suspect in the shooti...
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Cobb lawmakers share Israeli PM Netanyahu's security worries
MARIETTA — Cobb’s representatives in Washington said they stand with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and share his concerns about a nuclear-capable Iran after he spoke to a joint session ...
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Father and son convicted of robbing east Cobb widow of millions
MARIETTA — A Gainesville father and son face 40 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from an east Cobb widow. A Cobb jury convicted Jeffrey Carr and his father, Joseph Carr, both of Gai...
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House passes bill sponsored by Cobb lawmaker to regulate car hailing firms such as Uber
ATLANTA — The first of a slew of bills that would regulate popular car-hailing companies such as Uber overwhelmingly passed the Georgia House on Tuesday, but the San Francisco-based tech firm said ...
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Kennesaw Councilman Church’s trial is set for April
MARIETTA — Kennesaw Councilman Leonard Church, who has been indicted on charges of child molestation, is scheduled to have a trial by jury on April 27. Church, who was indicted in January on charge...
March 03, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police search for a man after Kennesaw robbery
KENNESAW — Cobb police say an armed, masked man entered the Red Roof Inn in Kennesaw at about 1 a.m. Monday and robbed the clerk of cash before fleeing in the clerk’s car. The motel is at 520 Rober...
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Chief magistrate judge named
MARIETTA — Cobb Superior Court judges Monday named Joyette Holmes, a Cobb assistant district attorney, as chief magistrate judge. Holmes is both the first woman and first African American to hold t...
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Marietta Historic Board of Review tables Goldstein Square brewpub plan
MARIETTA — Marietta Square may not be seeing a new brewpub anytime soon. After an hour-long debate, the Marietta Historic Board of Review failed to reach a resolution Monday regarding City Councilm...
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Chatterbox: Blue? Gold? MDJ staffers ad-dress garment’s hues
As the dress seen ’round the world made its way through the MDJ office last week, our Chief Chatterbox decided to do some investigative journalism. We’re sure you’ve heard about the dress that’s be...
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Isakson Living plans go to Board of Commissioners after reduction in number of units
MARIETTA — A controversial senior living development planned for east Cobb is moving forward with some modifications to the developer’s plan 18 months after it was originally proposed. Atlanta-base...
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Groom sentenced: Man pleads guilty in wreck that killed bride in Cherokee County
CANTON — The courtroom was somber and crowded Tuesday afternoon as Ryan Quinton pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the wedding-day crash that killed his bride in December 2013. Quinton, 29, of...
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Development Authority of Cobb County to vote on Home Depot’s tax breaks today
MARIETTA — The Development Authority of Cobb County is scheduled to vote on granting The Home Depot tax breaks at a special-called meeting today. The company, headquartered in Cobb, is asking to bo...
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Kennesaw nonprofit says it wants to amend contract: The Edge Connection looks to end $75K grant-backed kitchen incubator program
KENNESAW — A nonprofit the city of Kennesaw gave a $75,000 grant to is asking the City Council to amend its contract with the city and allow it to shut down the program the grant helped start. The ...
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Chatterbox: Marietta Police in top 3 departments nationwide
A police task force established by President Barack Obama recognized the Marietta Police Department as an example to follow, according to a release from Marietta police Monday. On a January 30 meet...
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Smyrna Waffle House robbed on Monday
Cobb police say a man robbed a Waffle House in Smyrna at 3:15 a.m. Monday. Police say the man entered the Waffle House, located at 4458 Atlanta Road by I-285 and began demanding money from the cler...
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Man killed trying to cross Windy Hill Road
A man was killed while attempting to cross Windy Hill Road in Marietta at about midnight Saturday when he was hit by a car, police said. Police said they do not know the name of the man who was kil...
March 02, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb, Marietta school leaders on board with state's digital materials bill
MARIETTA — Education leaders in Cobb and Marietta say they support a bill that would set a statewide goal to have all instructional material available in digital format in five years — as long as i...
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Smyrna councilman to run for mayor
MARIETTA — Smyrna Councilman Wade Lnenicka this week will announce his plans to run for mayor in this year’s election. Lnenicka, who has been on the City Council since 1988, said he thinks his slog...
March 02, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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