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Chatterbox: Commissioner Birrell speaks out for Cobb police
Commissioner JoAnn Birrell defended Cobb police and expressed her disappointment with comments made by Commissioner Lisa Cupid during Tuesday’s board meeting. Last week, Cupid accused Cobb police o...
July 29, 2015 12:58 AM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boy Scouts’ policy not an issue for many local officials of organization
MARIETTA — The Boy Scouts of America lifted a national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees this week, a change many local leaders in the organization have no problem with. The BSA...
July 29, 2015 12:57 AM | 7 7 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta to discuss complaints on fireworks noise
MARIETTA — Four weeks after Georgia’s law legalizing the use and sale of fireworks went into effect, one Marietta city council member said residents are fed up with late night explosive shows and h...
July 29, 2015 12:24 AM | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta merchants ask to offer both beer and wine tastings with ordinance change
MARIETTA — Merchants have asked the City Council to amend the code to allow both beer and wine tastings in their stores. Presently, merchants can obtain a license to offer one or the other. The Cit...
July 29, 2015 12:21 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police investigating hotel robbery on Windy Hill Road
Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a hotel off Windy Hill Road just after midnight Tuesday.
July 28, 2015 10:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pepsi and Feed the Children unite fight hunger in Atlanta
ATLANTA — PepsiCo and Feed the Children are uniting with Positive American Youth to bring two tractor-trailers filled with enough food to help feed 800 Atlanta families on Thursday. The event is sc...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tumlin: Marietta ‘still in the hunt’ for Atlanta United FC practice facility
MARIETTA — Mayor Steve Tumlin is still optimistic the training facility for the new Atlanta Major League Soccer team will be coming to a site on Franklin Road. Tumlin said he’s heard a lot of rumor...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officer in Smyrna shooting has ‘clear conscience’
SMYRNA — A Smyrna police sergeant who shot and killed an unarmed man described why he chose to open fire in an interview with investigators released Monday. Sgt. Kenneth Owens, who has worked at th...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wreck on I-75N at Roswell Road causing traffic delays
Marietta police say only one northbound lane of the highway will be open from about 3 to 4 p.m.
July 27, 2015 03:05 PM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earl Smith: More details needed about Braves bridge
At the monthly meeting of the group that owns the Cobb Galleria Wednesday, board member Earl Smith said he has a problem with the bridge planned to span Interstate 285 connecting the Galleria area ...
July 29, 2015 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serving up smiles: MUST Ministries delivers 2 millionth summer lunch
MARIETTA — There were choruses of “hey theres” and “thank yous” at a Marietta neighborhood playground Tuesday morning as officials helped hand out sack lunches during MUST Ministries’ 20th annual S...
July 29, 2015 12:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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BoC appoints new communications director, revises ethics code
MARIETTA — In a split vote, the Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday hiring Sheri Kell, wife of Cobb Superior Court Judge Tain Kell, as the county’s new communications director. Kell is a foundi...
July 29, 2015 12:49 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police investigating hotel robbery in Smyrna
SMYRNA — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a hotel off Windy Hill Road just after midnight Tuesday. According to investigators, a man entered the office of the Red R...
July 29, 2015 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Upcoming events at East Cobb Senior Center
The East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have the following events for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will have Contractor Fraud, presented by P...
July 29, 2015 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Upcoming events at West Cobb Senior Center
The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, will have the following upcoming events for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Aug. 5 through Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. will have Matter of...
July 29, 2015 12:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County moves forward with bridge design
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a concept plan for a bridge across Interstate 285 that would connect the Cobb Galleria to SunTrust Park. Commissioner Lisa Cupid was absent for t...
July 29, 2015 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Teachers of the Year named for elementary, middle, high schools
MARIETTA — Three unsuspecting Cobb teachers were surprised by Superintendent Chris Ragsdale when he showed up at their schools Monday morning to announce who had been chosen as the Cobb County Scho...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw mosque looking for permanent location
KENNESAW — Leaders of a Muslim congregation in Kennesaw are looking to find a permanent location to build a mosque. After about seven months at a temporary location in a Kennesaw shopping center, w...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta to keep millage rate flat
MARIETTA — The Marietta City Council voted Monday to keep the millage rate for the city’s general fund the same as last year, 2.788 mills, though the city is expected to see an increase of about $5...
July 27, 2015 11:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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