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Chatterbox: School board names Student of the Month
At its December regular meeting, the Marietta school board named its student of the month. Farkell Hopkins, a senior at Marietta Performance Learning Center, was awarded as the final student of the...
December 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Warriors head to London for New Year’s parade
More than 100 members of the Cherokee High School Band of Warriors headed to London, England this weekend to participate in the 2015 London’s New Year’s Day Parade seen by tens of millions of peopl...
December 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘An adventure of a year’ — Cochlear implants enable Marietta toddler to hear for first time
When Richard and Trish Beeman of Marietta were told their newborn baby son, Max, was deaf, they didn’t believe it. “Georgia has a universal newborn hearing test, so he was tested when he was a newb...
December 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Best kept secret’: KSU dual enrollment program gives high-schoolers a head start
KENNESAW — Amy Haynes, 20, graduated high school in 2012 and is already a college senior studying nursing at Kennesaw State University, thanks to the school’s dual enrollment program. “I think the ...
December 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer rallies gifts for boys in foster care
In the season of giving, one woman worked overtime to check off all the items listed as Christmas wants and needs for 39 boys from Goshen Valley Boys Ranch. JoAnn Boatright, a volunteer, went to th...
December 28, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New home building down by 13 percent
MARIETTA — Housing starts in Cobb continue to trail last year’s numbers, and one local real estate agent says the lower numbers are a result of the Great Recession. Cobb has had 1,297 new homes beg...
December 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge Bodiford retires, now a senior judge
MARIETTA — Jim Bodiford has presided over several high-profile cases during his 20 years as a Cobb Superior Court judge, but his peers and friends say his legacy will encompass much more than those...
December 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU Music Dept. to host von Grey concert
Kennesaw — On Jan. 8 at 8 p.m., the Kennesaw State University Department of Music will have the Proctor Scholarship Concert featuring von Grey with the KSU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at KSU’s Morg...
December 26, 2014 11:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Realtor anticipates fewer foreclosed homes in 2015
KENNESAW — With a shrinking inventory of both foreclosures and available homes on the market, the outgoing president of the Cobb Association of Realtors says the county remains a desirable place to...
December 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Evans HOPES for change
MARIETTA — State Rep. Stacey Evans (D–Smyrna) is proposing changes to the HOPE Grant that would make it less expensive to attend a technical school. Evans said Georgia needs more workers with techn...
December 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioner hopes to be remembered as fair and just
MARIETTA — On a Monday morning, after she had cast her last vote on behalf of the citizens of northwest Cobb, there wasn’t much left for Commissioner Helen Goreham to do but pack up her office. “As...
December 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council set to discuss restrooms, parking meters on Square
MARIETTA — The City Council will discuss the merits of putting Councilman Philip Goldstein’s vacant lot on the Square to use at its Jan. 12 meeting. The council was presented with plans by city sta...
December 28, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Teasley trying to pass religious liberty bill again
MARIETTA — A controversial “religious liberty” bill in the Georgia General Assembly this year drew state lawmakers into a national conversation about discrimination. Although the measure failed to ...
December 27, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Civil War historian to have lectures, signing
ACWORTH — Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer of Kennesaw will have two lecture events in January. ♦ On Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Shaffer will have a lecture and sign copies of his book, “Washington...
December 26, 2014 11:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cherokee teacher arrested on marijuana possession charges
A Teasley Middle School social studies teacher and her husband were arrested Tuesday and charged with several offenses, including possession of marijuana less than an ounce, police said. Christine ...
December 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New chair’s objective: Get more Democrats elected
MARIETTA — After four years under the leadership of Melissa Pike, the Cobb Democratic Party has a new chairwoman. Diana Eckles of Marietta was elected the new chair Nov. 20, and she said her main f...
December 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Going with the flow: Water Authority approves more than $290M plan
MARIETTA — Cobb County is expected to see about $300 million in upgrades to its water system over the next five years, including the installation of a $41 million water pipe and a new $53 million t...
December 26, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art imitates life: Grandson of Marietta war hero plays his grandfather in movie ‘Unbroken’
MARIETTA — The movie “Unbroken,” released in theaters today, features a man playing the role of his grandfather, a World War II veteran and Marietta resident. The movie tells the true war story of ...
December 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST Ministries ensures families get happy holidays
MARIETTA — MUST Ministries is doing all it can to help families have a good holiday season this year, including giving away more than 3,000 toys, giving shelter to as many people as it can and serv...
December 25, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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