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Marietta Board of Education approves calendar for 2015-16 year
MARIETTA — The Marietta school board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the 2015-16 school calendar recommended by Superintendent Emily Lembeck. The calendar, which will start Aug. 5 and end May ...
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Taking the bench: Ann Harris sworn in as Cobb County Superior Court judge
MARIETTA — With her hand placed on the Bible she’s had since law school, Ann Harris of Smyrna was sworn in as a Cobb Superior Court judge Tuesday in front of a standing-room only crowd. Harris repe...
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Lockheed, school to celebrate STEM days
MARIETTA — Lockheed Martin, in partnership with the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, will celebrate the school’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Days today through Dec. 19. ...
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Police: Marietta man tried to kill 16-year-old
Cobb Police have arrested a Marietta man after he paid a 16-year-old girl for sex acts then attempted to drown her in a bathtub, according to an arrest warrant. Aldonte Laron Armstead posted an ad ...
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Man is arrested following attack at area hospital
MARIETTA — A Canton man was arrested Wednesday after police say he attacked three people in the emergency room waiting area at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Chase Alexander Moses, 31, was charged w...
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Cobb officials share Hanukkah traditions
MARIETTA — Hanukkah begins this evening and several local officials shared how they plan to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said his family will gather a...
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Chatterbox: Mayor Bacon is on the lookout for his shoes
At a meeting of the Smyrna City Council Monday, Smyrna Police Chief David Lee spoke briefly and gave tips to homeowners for the holiday season. Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon asked the police chief if any ...
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Cobb police investigate fatal crash in Mableton
A three-vehicle crash in front of the Sierra Forest Apartments in Mableton resulted in the death of a 25-year-old Austell woman and her unborn child on Monday. At about 7:30 a.m., Kaia N. Gumbs of ...
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Mosque approved in 5-0 Kennesaw City Council vote
KENNESAW — With a unanimous 5-0 vote Monday, the Kennesaw City Council approved a permit allowing an Islamic prayer center to open in a retail center, reversing its decision earlier this month to d...
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Cobb EMC signs solar energy deal
MARIETTA — Cobb EMC announced Tuesday it signed the largest solar power purchase agreement in the history of Georgia co-ops. The solar energy will come from a facility being built in Taylor County....
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Chatterbox: Couple celebrates 60 years of love and matrimony
Charles and Mary Dorcas Love, MDJ subscribers for 37 years, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Charles Love is retired from IBM, while Mary Dorcas is a retired public school teache...
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Lawrence Street Recreation Center opens after $1.2 million renovation
MARIETTA — City Council members snipped the ribbon on a $1.2 million Lawrence Street Recreation Center renovation Tuesday, a facility used by the city’s black community when it opened under segrega...
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Kennesaw senior development approved; Rezoning OK’d in 3-1 vote for 100-unit neighborhood
MARIETTA — A new 100-home senior living neighborhood northeast of Kennesaw is moving forward after the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved rezoning the development’s 22-acre tract. Deve...
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Powder Springs Police Chief retiring after 42 years
POWDER SPRINGS — After 42 years in law enforcement, Powder Springs Police Chief Charlie Sewell is retiring. “I’m ready to start a new chapter,” Sewell said. Sewell’s last day in the position will b...
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Powder Springs coach to face child porn charges
POWDER SPRINGS — A Powder Springs man who worked as a girls softball coach in Cobb County was charged with distributing and possessing child pornography in a federal court, according to a release f...
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Police charge man found passed out in his car on I-75
MARIETTA — A Marietta man was arrested Dec. 6 after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car on Interstate 75 by an on-duty Atlanta Fire Department captain, Cobb County police say. Chris...
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Smyrna officials hesitant to declare re-election intentions
SMYRNA — In the city of Smyrna, the mayor and all seven members of the City Council will be up for re-election in 2015, but few of the officials in those seats would commit to whether they would ru...
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Groups present wish lists to Cobb Delegation
MARIETTA — Representatives from local government bodies, businesses and civic groups will present their legislative wish lists to the Cobb Legislative Delegation at a public forum today. The meetin...
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Police: Mother dropped child on pavement
MARIETTA — A Marietta woman was arrested after Cobb County police say she dropped her 2-year-old child on the pavement on the side of Austell Road. Danielle Lee Holman, 34, was arrested Dec. 4 on c...
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