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Marietta Police Department apprehends Ohio murder suspect
MARIETTA — Marietta Police took a murder suspect wanted in the state of Ohio into custody Thursday following a stakeout of a Marietta residence, the police department announced Friday. On Feb. 4, t...
February 05, 2016 10:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Police to host Citizen Police Academy
The Marietta Police Department will host its annual 10-week Citizen Police Academy program beginning March 24. Applications are available at the front desk of the Marietta Police Department — locat...
February 05, 2016 10:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb District Attorney looks to hire more victim advocates
MARIETTA — The district attorney’s office is looking to strengthen the county’s services to victims of sexual assault through the creation of three additional positions to be paid for out of federa...
February 05, 2016 10:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor: Commercial growth is good: Tommy Allegood delivers State of the City address
MARIETTA — Acworth’s mayor said strategic decisions made in the early 2000s and key partnerships with government, business and community leaders were among the cornerstones of the city’s successful...
February 04, 2016 10:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Linear park nearing completion just off the Silver Comet Trail
POWDER SPRINGS — A linear park located on city property just off of the Silver Comet Trail on Richard Sailors Parkway is nearing completion as the Powder Springs City Council unanimously approved t...
February 04, 2016 10:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks department to streamline process: Citizens to have three options to nominate properties for review of potential greenspace
MARIETTA — The Parks and Recreation Department is hoping to streamline the process by which citizens can submit properties for review as potential greenspace if the county goes forward with the par...
February 04, 2016 10:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two rapes, robberies earn man two life sentences
A Marietta man convicted of raping and robbing two women in separate attacks has been given two consecutive life sentences plus 25 years to serve in prison, according to the Cobb District Attorney’...
February 04, 2016 10:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police seek help to identify woman
Cobb police seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest related to an aggravated assault and armed robbery in Cumberland from January. Investigators have obtained arrest warrants for...
February 04, 2016 10:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Representative pushes to ‘ban the box’
A state representative is taking a page out of the governor’s book by asking local governments and private enterprises to “ban the box” — an initiative that prohibits the use of a criminal record a...
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All Acworth police officers to get body cameras by the summer
Every Acworth Police Department patrol officer is expected to be outfitted with a body camera by this summer after the Acworth Board of Aldermen on Thursday approved the purchase of in-car and body...
February 05, 2016 10:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beloved pastor ‘Doc’ Frady dies at 81
MARIETTA — Rev. Marvin “Doc” Frady, a pastor at Clarkdale Baptist Church in Austell known for his devotion to his family, his congregation and his community, died Thursday. He was 81. In addition t...
February 05, 2016 10:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harris case back in court today: Attorneys, judge to discuss non-evidentiary issues at ‘status hearing’
MARIETTA — The Justin Ross Harris case is due back in court this morning for a “status hearing,” during which Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley and attorneys for both sides will discuss schedul...
February 04, 2016 10:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 arrested in Acworth on burglary charges
Two men were arrested and charged with burglary and possession after they were caught attempting to steal copper wire from a cell tower site in Acworth, the Acworth Police Department announced Thur...
February 04, 2016 10:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free HIV testing at Public Health Center today
In support of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Cobb & Douglas Public Health will host a free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling event at the Marietta Public Health Center, Building B — Classroom...
February 04, 2016 10:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police investigating east Cobb bank robbery
Cobb police are investigating Thursday’s robbery of the Fifth Third Bank on Roswell Road in east Cobb. According to investigators, a white man believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s entered th...
February 04, 2016 10:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb County School District police investigating viral social media threat
Cobb County School District police have traced an image that appeared on social media late last week threatening violence at certain schools to McEachern High School. The image states “Don’t Go To ...
February 03, 2016 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police investigating robbery of Subway
Cobb police are investigating the robbery of a Subway restaurant on Powder Springs Road that took place late Tuesday. Investigators say a black man, believed to be in his 20s, made a small order at...
February 03, 2016 10:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw State University will present 10th annual Collage Concert on Saturday
The Kennesaw State University School of Music presents the 10th annual Collage Concert on Saturday. This year’s event will feature two performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., plus a special VIP receptio...
February 03, 2016 10:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eye witness report of oldest executed inmate in Georgia
JACKSON — I’m unsure what to expect as I pull into the wooded grounds of the state prison in Jackson. From the street, on any other day, it could, at first glance, be mistaken for a state park. The...
February 03, 2016 10:28 PM | 8 8 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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