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Cobb Work to offer joint GED, job training
MARIETTA —At least 50 adults will be selected over the coming year to participate in a free, intensive GED and job training program through Cobb Work after the Board of Commissioners voted to accep...
February 13, 2016 10:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw man, ejected from car, dies after chase
A Kennesaw man died Friday afternoon after losing control of his vehicle when state troopers chasing him attempted to stop his vehicle, officials said. Jonathan Fowler, 32, was speeding in a 2004 F...
February 13, 2016 10:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb, Marietta schools closed for the week
Traffic may be lighter in Cobb this week as Monday marks the start of the weeklong winter break for students and staff in the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems. Neither students nor teac...
February 13, 2016 10:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Streetscape project reveals historic brick
Remnants of Marietta Square’s original brick streets have been uncovered amidst the city’s $300,000 streetscape project on North Park Square. City engineer Charlie Lanz said the bricks are from the...
February 13, 2016 10:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protest against Smyrna officer’s promotion planned for Monday
MARIETTA — The family of a man fatally shot by a Smyrna police officer last year is angry the officer is up for a promotion, and plans to protest at the City Council meeting Monday. Nick Thomas, 23...
February 12, 2016 10:50 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb school board strikes out potential vote on 9th-grade baseball
MARIETTA — Cobb school board members Wednesday were split on a proposal to vote on adding ninth-grade baseball at the district’s high schools, but the measure did not get enough support to be moved...
February 12, 2016 10:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local construction firm recruiting in Marietta on Feb. 27
Highway and heavy construction company C.W. Matthews, with the help of the Georgia Department of Labor, aims to recruit about 200 workers for projects in middle and north Georgia. The recruitment w...
February 11, 2016 11:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Have a heart and give blood for Valentine’s
The American Red Cross will have the following blood drives later this month: ♦ Feb. 16 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at WellStar Acworth Health Park, 4550 Cobb Parkway NW in Acworth; 2 to 7 p.m. at LifeQ...
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Hearts and flowers: Valentine’s Day weekend in Cobb
MARIETTA - Geraldo Campbell leaned over the counter at Owens Flower Shop & Greenhouse eyeing the Valentine’s Day floral arrangements. “The toughest part is probably just thinking what she likes the...
February 11, 2016 10:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under pressure: Cobb PD’s dive team trains in hyperbaric chamber
MARIETTA — To be better prepared for what they will experience deep under the surface, the Cobb Police Department’s dive team ventured into the virtual depths with the help of a hyperbaric chamber....
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Code changes take on tailgating, chickens and drones
MARIETTA — Proposed changes to county ordinances could affect everything from backyard chickens to drones, with a number of code amendments specifically written to address sports venues following t...
February 13, 2016 10:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill calls for fewer tests, changed evaluations
MARIETTA — A Cobb County legislator has filed a bill that would reduce the number of tests students in Georgia would have to take, as well as lower the weight the results of those tests would have ...
February 13, 2016 10:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six Flags Over Georgia to have job fair today
Six Flags Over Georgia will have a job fair today for the 3,000 seasonal employees needed for the upcoming 2016 season. The park is gearing up for another year with the addition of two new family t...
February 12, 2016 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hammerin’ Hank statue to stay at the Ted
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves say they are planning a new Hank Aaron statue at SunTrust Park, which will open in 2017 in Cobb. The Braves said in a statement released Friday they no longer will cont...
February 12, 2016 10:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surplus state funds an unexpected gift to local charities
MARIETTA — Local organizations working on issues such as housing, health services and education received an unexpected bonus this year after the Georgia Department of Human Services awarded Cobb $1...
February 12, 2016 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing Mableton woman found
UPDATE: Emma Gladys Sheppard, 66, of Mableton, who was reported missing by her family, has been found.
February 12, 2016 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw man gets five years for animal cruelty
A Kennesaw man has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing a dog, the Cobb District Attorney’s office announced. Lee Bishop Bullock, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of aggravat...
February 11, 2016 10:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google Fiber arrives in Marietta
MARIETTA — Westbury Park Apartments on Franklin Road in Marietta is one of the first two properties in metro Atlanta where residents can sign up for Google Fiber, a new high-speed Internet service....
February 11, 2016 10:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four locals arrested in tracking sting
Four Cobb residents were among 35 people arrested in part of a multi-agency and multi-state operation to crack down on child predators and those who traffic children and adults in the sex industry,...
February 10, 2016 11:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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