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Red Ribbon Week kicks off at Mable House Amphitheatre
MABLETON — More than 1,500 children from across Georgia gathered Wednesday to kick off Red Ribbon Week as they cheered on their classmates’ performances at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Red ...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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County Chair Lee predicts SPLOST measure will pass
During a meeting in Cobb Chairman Tim Lee’s office on Monday afternoon, Lee said he is optimistic Cobb voters will choose to extend the county’s special purpose local option sales tax for another s...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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UGA study: Night shift workers at higher risk for breast cancer
MARIETTA — People working night shifts may be at an increased risk for breast cancer, according to research from the University of Georgia. Chunla He, a biostatistics graduate student in the UGA Co...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Witnesses: Woman ‘seemed erratic’ before a fatal crash
MARIETTA — Cobb police don’t expect to file charges in a car wreck that killed a woman in Marietta on Wednesday morning. Witnesses told police a red 2001 Ford Focus station wagon had turned right f...
October 22, 2014 11:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Ribbon Week kicks off in Cobb today
The state is kicking off Red Ribbon Week with an event at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre this morning. Each year, Red Ribbon Week, which runs Oct. 23 to 31, brings schools and communities toge...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Board of Education agrees to pay Northcutt architect $460K, give raise to attorney
The Marietta Board of Education agreed Tuesday to pay $460,083 to the architectural firm hired for the Northcutt Stadium renovation. The board voted 5-0, with Jeriene Bonner-Grimes absent, to adjus...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development Authority stirs debate with Cobb Board of Education
Two tax breaks in Cumberland could reignite legal battle
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mask your fear
Store on Square ready for this year’s frightful trends
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: DNA links man to 2005 jewelry heist
Police say they’ve connected a man in jail in Fulton County to a nearly decade-old robbery in Cobb that netted more than $100,000 in stolen jewelry. In 2005, authorities said two men entered the Cr...
October 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business owner inspired to run by public service
MARIETTA — Erick Allen said the reason he got involved in politics is a long story. The Democrat challenging state Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said he began suffering from Crohn’s disease complicat...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna to vote on health benefits for spouses of gay employees
SMYRNA — Smyrna City Councilman Wade Lnenicka is urging the council to decide Nov. 3 whether to extend health benefits to spouses of gay city employees who are legally married. The revision would a...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Golick touts track record, 16 years in office
MARIETTA — State Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said Cobb voters should re-elect him to office because he has a proven track record of a commitment to his constituents. Golick has been the state repre...
October 23, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves alumni step up to plate to help vet groups
MARIETTA — Atlanta Braves alumni including Brian Jordan, Ryan Klesko, Marquis Grissom and John Rocker are pitching in Sunday to help veterans organizations, including a nonprofit with ties to a Mar...
October 22, 2014 11:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hightower Indian Trail Marker restored, rededicated
MARIETTA — Historians, politicians and members of the community recently gathered to commemorate the rededication of an 83-year-old Indian trail marker during a ceremony at Harrison Park. The cerem...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST advocate takes debate to social media site
The debate over the county’s special purpose local option sales tax referendum has spilled over into social media. Marietta attorney Justin O’Dell, a co-chair of the SPLOST advocacy group Secure Co...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two controversial developments approved by Board of Commissioners
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners unanimously signed off on two housing developments Tuesday, ignoring an outpour of opposition from nearby residents who said the projects will further burden s...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 13 13 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Ethics orders probe on County Chairman Lee in Braves deal complaint
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Ethics will move forward with a formal hearing to determine whether County Chairman Tim Lee violated the county’s ethics code, as alleged by west Cobb resident Tom Chee...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 9 9 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocacy groups: Cobb teachers eager for 1% pay restoration vote
MARIETTA ­— Since the last Cobb Board of Education meeting, school employees have been buzzing about seeing the final 1 percent of their salaries restored. The board will vote on the restoration at...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman killed in house fire in Kennesaw Tuesday
A 61-year-old woman was killed in a fire in her Kennesaw home Tuesday morning, according to Cobb Fire and Emergency Services. Five other people living in the house on Ben King Road escaped, Cobb fi...
October 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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