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Council hires permanent city manager
After spending five months as acting city manager, the Kennesaw City Council voted Wednesday to appoint Jeff Drobney as the permanent city manager. The council voted 4-0, with Leonard Church absent...
July 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Four men stole TV, gun from woman in Smyrna
SMYRNA — Four Smyrna men were arrested on charges related to a June 14 residential robbery near the intersection of Spring Road and Cumberland Boulevard. Police say Quentin Touray Knox, 30; Jordan ...
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Acworth man sentenced in steroid trafficking case
ACWORTH — An Acworth man was sentenced to two years of probation on drug trafficking charges Wednesday. Austin Britt Shirley, 25, of Acworth, was part of a steroid distribution ring which imported ...
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North Cobb Senior Center to host events
The North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main Street in Acworth, will have the following events for seniors, ages 55 and above: ♦ July 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be Know Your Headache, a sem...
July 01, 2015 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Police Chief honored by Rotary
MARIETTA — Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn was awarded the Norman Shipley Award by the Rotary Club of Marietta on Friday. The Norman Shipley Award, established in 1985, honors individuals who have ...
July 01, 2015 12:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Three involved in $3M cocaine deal on Franklin Road
MARIETTA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said three men were involved in a drug trafficking scheme involving about $3 million worth of cocaine at a hotel on Franklin Road in Marietta. Police ...
July 01, 2015 12:06 AM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three other cities hosting July 4th events
In addition to Marietta’s daylong Independence Day celebration, residents will have the opportunity to celebrate the holiday in three other Cobb cities. Celebrations include outdoor festivals and f...
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Let freedom ring: Marietta prepares for annual Fourth of July celebration
About 35,000 people are expected to flood downtown Marietta on Saturday to join in the city’s 28th annual Fourth of July holiday celebration. Kicking things off will be the Freedom Parade, a 1.5-mi...
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Georgia Supreme Court: Bonds for SunTrust Park are valid
In an opinion released Monday morning, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the county's plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds to finance the construction of SunTrust Park is legal.
June 30, 2015 12:20 AM | 3 3 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna’s State of the City scheduled for July 7
The Smyrna Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and the Smyrna Business Association will have Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon deliver the annual State of the City address from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. o...
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‘Good for everybody’: City debuts $68,000 worth of body cameras
Smyrna Police Chief David Lee said Wednesday he hopes the department’s new body cameras will increase transparency and benefit both his officers and the public now that they are being used in the f...
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The first cut: Surgery center opens at East Cobb Health Park
EAST COBB — The surgery center at WellStar’s East Cobb Health Park opened Wednesday, providing one more service at what officials call a “one-stop shop” for health care. Dr. Craig Weil, a hand surg...
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MUST store to host back-to-school event
MUST Ministries’ thrift store MUST Marketplace, at 1407 Cobb Parkway NW in Marietta, will host a back-to-school shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24. During the event, customers will find d...
July 01, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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By the book: East Cobber writes on Cobb schools evolution fight
MARIETTA — An east Cobb resident held a book-signing Tuesday for his recently-published account of the battle to remove disclaimers about evolution from Cobb School District textbooks — a battle he...
July 01, 2015 12:21 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tippins awarded Golden Shovel for service
MARIETTA — State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-west Cobb, recently received the Golden Shovel Legislative Service Award for the third time. The award is presented by the Georgia Utility Contractors Assoc...
July 01, 2015 12:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna police to start using body cameras
Smyrna police officers will begin wearing body cameras on the job starting today. The City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 75 wireless body-worn cameras for $68,140 at its April 21 mee...
July 01, 2015 12:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Armed and dangerous’: Detectives search for wanted Acworth man
Detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate an Acworth man who officials said should be considered armed and dangerous. Gregory Olaniyan, 25, of Acworth is wanted on several charges out o...
July 01, 2015 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New laws hit Georgia’s books today
ATLANTA — Georgia has several new laws that take effect today, among them a law expected to increase the price at the pump and another that allows for the sale of large-caliber fireworks in the sta...
July 01, 2015 12:04 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb EMC speaks out: Members have different views on the next steps
MARIETTA — Members of Cobb Electric Membership Corporation spoke out at a Board of Directors meeting Tuesday, offering differing opinions of what the board members should do in reaction to a scathi...
July 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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