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School system releases initial grad numbers
MARIETTA — Thousands of high school seniors walked across the stage and became graduates over the past week, with celebrations and ceremonies across the county each day. Katie Ault, Marietta High S...
May 24, 2015 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School opens special needs playground
Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has a brand new playground specially made for students with special needs. Thanks to several generous sponsors, including the Service League of Cherokee Co...
May 24, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Businesses team up to raise money for Special Olympics
MARIETTA — Local agencies and businesses are teaming up this week to help raise money for the 2015 Special Olympics. Officers from the Marietta police department, along with other local agencies, w...
May 24, 2015 12:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board to consider bus rapid transit system: Transportation plan recommends $5.3 billion in projects over next 25 years
MARIETTA — Consideration of a bus rapid transit system in Cobb is expected to be back before the Board of Commissioners this week. The commission is scheduled to vote on whether to approve an updat...
May 24, 2015 12:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Head of the class: Cobb schools starting new summer program for high achievers
MARIETTA — About 240 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders in Cobb County will take part in an invitation-only summer program next month, where they will participate in activities to increase critical ...
May 23, 2015 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Flags debuts new attractions
AUSTELL — Local thrill-seekers crowded Six Flags Over Georgia to ride two of the park’s newest attractions in its Gotham City section Friday. The park opened for daily operations Friday and debuted...
May 23, 2015 12:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commissioners set to vote on employee gym
MARIETTA — A vote on a proposal to build an employee gym inside the county government building off the Square is back on the Board of Commissioners’ agenda for Tuesday. The fitness center, which wo...
May 23, 2015 12:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stratton Library to have financial aid workshop
The Stratton Library, 1100 Powder Springs Road in Marietta, will have a free financial aid workshop for College Bound Students on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Natasha Powell, a representative of the Ge...
May 22, 2015 11:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donations encouraged to prevent seasonal shortage
The American Red Cross, which has the Cobb Blood Donation Center at 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 250 in Marietta, is urging donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood...
May 22, 2015 12:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ribbon cut as Hasty opens special needs playground
Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has a brand new playground specially made for students with special needs. Thanks to several generous sponsors, including the Service League of Cherokee Co...
May 24, 2015 01:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb events salute veterans
Staff reports County residents will have the opportunity to celebrate Memorial Day in three of Cobb’s cities Monday. Celebrations include tribute ceremonies and an outdoor barbecue. The events are ...
May 24, 2015 12:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities: Junior-Senior ‘rolling war’ goes too far
While many seniors are leaving behind legacies of high test scores and scholarship awards when they graduate this week, some students left trash, toilet paper and in one case, a dead animal, at fel...
May 24, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monkey Joe’s rasies funds for cancer
Monkey Joe’s, a children’s entertainment center filled with indoor jumps, slides and obstacle courses, announced its partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to find...
May 24, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making a splash: County debuts $3 million Wild Horse Creek Water Park
Cobb residents have a new place to cool off this summer as the county debuted $3 million water park on Macedonia Road on Saturday. Wild Horse Creek Water Park, which sits on four acres, includes a ...
May 24, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Flags debuts new attractions
AUSTELL — Local thrill-seekers crowded Six Flags Over Georgia to ride two of the park’s newest attractions in its Gotham City section Friday. The park opened for daily operations Friday and debuted...
May 24, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Lockheed employees share stories of plant’s history
MARIETTA — Guy Northcutt Jr. said he still remembers his most embarrassing moment while working at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant when talking to a group of local residents at the Marietta Museum...
May 23, 2015 12:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta BoE member Jill Mutimer to resign
MARIETTA — Jill Mutimer, first elected in 2005, has announced she will resign from the Marietta City Schools Board of Education effective June 10. The school system is expected to call for a specia...
May 23, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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13 arrested in prostitution bust
SMYRNA — Smyrna police arrested 13 people in a prostitution sting Wednesday at an unnamed location in the city. Working with the FBI, Smyrna police conducted an operation Wednesday to arrest ten wo...
May 22, 2015 12:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police search for drug store robber
Acworth police are looking for suspects related to a reported robbery at a drug store Monday at about 4 a.m. The robbery was reported at Lacey Drug Company on Main Street near the Old Highway 41 in...
May 22, 2015 12:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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