MDJ editorials
Protect your kids from identity theft
When we think of identity theft, we generally do not think of school children. However, one in 40 families with children under 18 had at least one child whose personal information was compromised, ...
September 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local economic news a reminder that Cobb is ‘The Place to Be’
Financial and economic news has dominated headlines worldwide for the past week as most investors saw their stock portfolios spiraling downward. Close to home, however, the economic news has been o...
August 26, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: State Department training center just pork barrel politics
All records and studies obtained by Rep. Buddy Carter and other members of Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. Congress point to this indisputable fact: plans to build a security training center for t...
August 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Passenger-rail service to Macon?
God bless him, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert doesn’t mind going up against extremely long odds. There have been dreams of Macon to Atlanta passenger rail line service since the last Nancy Hanks II pu...
August 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iran nuke deal a case of misplaced trust
The pending nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry is a great one — for Iran. But for the United States? Not so much. Obama entered the negotiations with the s...
August 23, 2015 12:35 AM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Trump immigration plan a good start, except for the amnesty
Even though he has made it the cornerstone of his campaign, Donald Trump’s immigration hawkishness has until now consisted of bravado rather than substance. His newly released immigration platform,...
August 20, 2015 11:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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GRTA’s Xpress buses could X-out BRT’s chances
Hopes held by those pushing to build a Bus Rapid Transit line down the Cobb Parkway corridor took another big hit last week, courtesy of The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. The GRTA boar...
August 20, 2015 12:17 AM | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump Still on a Tear
Most of us might agree the last thing this country’s politics needs is more combativeness. But Republican voters, understandably so, appear to want more combat — which is different. And it’s simply...
August 19, 2015 01:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: State should fully fund Quality Basic Education Act
A new school year has begun. Smiling kids are skipping off to school for new adventures in learning. Refreshed teachers have their classrooms decorated to invite their bright-eyed students inside. ...
August 18, 2015 12:03 AM | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoof-in-Mouth Hits City Hall
IS THE MARIETTA CITY COUNCIL suffering from an outbreak of “hoof in mouth” disease? So it would seem. The council tied itself in a knot at Wednesday’s meeting over whether city streets should be na...
September 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ott to Trot? Commissioner said to be eying chairmanship again
COBB Chairman Tim Lee already has one announced opponent in his race next year for another term. But might he be on the verge of having another challenger — and losing the first one? Cobb Republica...
August 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Access Shock’: It’s how Doctor Obama keeps premiums down
As the second anniversary of Obamacare’s launch draws near, the law has neither improved care nor lowered costs. One measure of Obamacare’s performance is the monthly premium that patients pay. It ...
August 28, 2015 12:12 AM | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump, Hillary, ‘anchor babies’ and Beatlemania
SHOULD anyone want to run as a third-party presidential candidate in next fall’s presidential election — does the name “Donald Trump” ring any bells? — he or she will face a daunting obstacle to ge...
August 25, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee: Next Move Is Cupid’s, Not Mine
COUNTY CHAIRMAN Tim Lee tossed the political/police hot potato back to Lisa Cupid this week. The question is what she will do with it. The Southwest Cobb Commissioner has spent the past month or so...
August 22, 2015 01:37 AM | 6 6 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latest inductees to Marietta Athletics Hall unveiled
THE MARIETTA CITY SCHOOLS Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2015 at a lunch banquet Sept. 11 at First United Methodist Church, reports MCS Athletics Director Paul Hall. This year’s fou...
August 18, 2015 12:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cupid Finding No Takers in Push for Police Panel
COBB Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who recently accused county police of being racists and employing intimidating behavior, is finding no takers on the board thus far for the creation of a “citizen’s ad...
August 15, 2015 12:39 AM | 6 6 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Falcons’ new nest to feature massive ‘halo,’ open roof
A WORD TO THE WISE: The Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium will have a retractable roof, so bring your sunscreen or umbrella or sweater just in case. The Birds have played since 1992 in the climate-contr...
August 10, 2015 11:40 PM | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer Move a Win/Win or Lose/Lose?
SO WHO SNOOKERED WHO in the DeKalb/Arthur Blank soccer deal? And what does it mean for Marietta, which was a runner-up in the contest to be the host site for his new soccer team’s $30 million train...
August 08, 2015 12:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billboard touts innocence; Phagan family says ‘move on’
THE LATEST SALVO in the century-long saga over Leo Frank’s guilt or innocence was fired on Monday when a digital billboard went live at the intersection of Upper Roswell Road and Sewell Mill Road i...
August 04, 2015 12:18 AM | 5 5 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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