local news
Slain Marietta couple honored for their ‘generous lives’
Two caskets sat in front of the pulpit of Mount Paran North Church of God on Saturday as friends and families gathered to remember a slain Marietta couple. “We are here today to honor Bud and June ...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Extended-stay police calls ‘sky high’
MARIETTA — Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn says calls to the police department about crime at extended-stay motels are “sky high.” Flynn presented an annual crime report outlining 2014’s statistics...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeking volunteers
KENNESAW — Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ staff is offering a docent training course designed to prepare individuals to lead 45 to 60 minute guided tours every Saturday in the spring. There will be two, 3-...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New assistant police chief is Cobb veteran
A 30-year police veteran from Cobb County has accepted the position as the new Assistant Chief of Canton Police. Steve Merrifield of Acworth began his career in law enforcement with the Cobb County...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
McCollum Field airport advisory board expands
KENNESAW — The board that oversees Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field is expanding from nine to 11 members, allowing each district commissioner to appoint a board member. The Cobb Board of Commissi...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Library to screen ‘Demise of Jim Crow’
ATLANTA — The Monday Evening Lecture Series at The Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street in Marietta, focusing on African-American history through February, begins Monday at 7 p.m. with a screening o...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Atlanta resident charged in sexually exploiting 3 runaway girls in Austell
MARIETTA — An Atlanta man was indicted on multiple charges relating to pimping three runaway girls out of a hotel in Austell. A Cobb County jury returned a 16-count indictment on Khiry Price on Thu...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Fire damages 20 units of Kennesaw apartment complex
KENNESAW — The Cobb County Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged 20 units at an apartment complex on Barrett Lakes Boulevard in Kennesaw on Friday morning. The fire department and th...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Kennesaw State student positive for tuberculosis
KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University was recently notified by the Cobb County Board of Health that someone at the university tested positive for tuberculosis. KSU has scheduled free tuberculosis te...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On base: Braves stadium drives toward 2017 Opening Day schedule
CUMBERLAND — Now that the grading work for SunTrust Park is mostly complete, the stadium itself will begin taking shape, County Manager David Hankerson told commissioners this week. “Every week or ...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Public hearing regarding fishing regulation changes
ACWORTH — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division announced that it will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Conference Center/...
February 01, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Police: Man tried to rob check cashing store
Marietta — Marietta police are investigating a Jan. 16 attempted armed robbery of a check cashing store on Franklin Road. According to police, at about 9:45 a.m. Jan. 16, an employee opening the st...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Finally home: Veteran and family break ground on mortgage-free house
A retired Marine, with his wife and seven children, were greeted by an applauding crowd of more than 100 people when they arrived at the vacant lot where their mortgage-free home will soon be built...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dallas man is convicted of racketeering
MARIETTA — A Dallas man was convicted Thursday of racketeering after helping his girlfriend steal from her employer. A Cobb jury found Robert Gustavus Whaley, 44, guilty of two counts of violating ...
January 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Forum: Opiate addiction on rise in Cobb County
MARIETTA — Residents and community leaders gathered to discuss what they believe is a growing trend of drug addiction in Cobb County at a heroin and opioid abuse symposium Thursday at First United ...
January 30, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Cobb school board votes 7-0 to start negotiating contract for Ragsdale
$4.8M land purchase for two elementary schools also OK’d
January 30, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Police: Dog saves girl from potential abduction
MARIETTA — A girl’s dog helped her escape being abducted by a man on Thursday morning in Marietta, Cobb police report. Police are asking the public to help identify the man from a composite picture...
January 29, 2015 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
KSU hosting free movie, pizza night
KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University will have a free movie showing tonight at the KSU Center at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw. The movie, “No Place on Earth,” centers on an American caver who stum...
January 29, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Body camera proposal fails to garner support
City Councilman Anthony Coleman failed to persuade the other two members of the Public Safety Committee to outfit police with body cameras Wednesday. Coleman said he asked for the council to discus...
January 29, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
rss feed
Local news feed