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Man arrested in gang-related beating
A Blue Ridge man was arrested by Cobb Sheriff’s deputies Feb. 14 after they say he beat a man earlier in the month. Justin Joseph Keiser, 23, of Blue Ridge, admitted to deputies he was a member of ...
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Kennesaw State University economics professor says more people working now than in 2007
AUSTELL — A local economics professor gave some good news to a group of south Cobb business leaders, saying low oil prices and a recovering housing market are both indications of strong economic gr...
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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...
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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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Cobb Planning Commission OKs 60 more homes in senior living neighborhood
POWDER SPRINGS — A senior living development near Powder Springs may be expanding soon after the Cobb Planning Commission approved rezoning a neighboring property to allow for more than 60 homes to...
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Police: Stranger told girl to come to his car
AUSTELL — The Cobb Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit is asking for help in identifying a man it says was involved in suspicious activity in Austell. Investigators say a girl was walk...
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Top Dog: What breed should be the state pooch?
KENNESAW - State Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta) announced Wednesday he is introducing a bill that would designate the official dog in Georgia. But despite being a University of Georgia graduate, Wi...
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Chatterbox: MDJ staff weighs in on choosing state dog
A quick poll of the MDJ newsroom revealed deep divides on which dog breed best represents the state of Georgia. The subject of choosing an official state dog was raised by state Rep. Joe Wilkinson ...
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Austell targeting flood-damaged homes
AUSTELL — Mayor Joe Jerkins said the city is close to completing its plan to acquire homes damaged by the 2009 flood. “Something’s got to be done with them,” Jerkins said. City Councilman Scott Tho...
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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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