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Man pleads not guilty in December kidnapping case
A Roswell man pleaded not guilty this month on kidnapping charges after an Acworth woman and her daughter were taken and held against their will in December, police said. Darin Michael Czech, 43, o...
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March enrollment count down from October for Cobb, Marietta school districts
MARIETTA — The enrollment numbers for Cobb and Marietta schools took a slight dip in March compared to October, but officials in both systems say that’s normal. The enrollment numbers are counted t...
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Voters set to decide on a plan for failing schools
MARIETTA — Cobb’s lawmakers mostly supported a bill that would establish a statewide school district for failing schools, although some were adamantly opposed to it. A constitutional amendment to o...
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Woman of The Year: Top honor goes to Chattahoochee Tech director
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia named Betty Ann Cook, community engagement executive director of Chattahoochee Technical College, as its 2015 Woman of the Year during the group’s 30th annual Tribute ...
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Austell man sentenced for role in $4M fraud scheme
ATLANTA — An Austell man was sentenced Thursday for his role in a scheme to steal more than $4 million from the Bank of New York Mellon. Derek Spinks, 35, pleaded guilty in September and was senten...
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Lockheed agrees to $2 million resolution with government
ATLANTA — Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to a $2 million settlement over allegations it overbilled the government for fuel it used while manufacturing C-130 aircraft at its Marietta facilit...
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Report: Mom suffocated children before suicide
AUSTELL — An Austell woman murdered her three children by suffocating them with plastic bags and duct tape before committing suicide in January, according to a report released by the Cobb Medical E...
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KSU to host conversation with critic on dance writing in the digital age
Kennesaw State University’s Department of Dance will host dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer in a conversation on writing about dance in the digital age. In partnership with online arts publication Arts...
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Police announce road closure for Monday
KENNESAW — The Kennesaw Police Department announced a section of Live Oak Drive, between Sycamore Drive and Red Oak Drive, will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a stormwater upgrade proje...
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Canton man draws up panda insurance for Zoo Atlanta
Fans of the famous Zoo Atlanta pandas can thank a Canton man for writing an insurance policy to ensure the loveable animals’ safety if any harm comes their way while they travel back to China. With...
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Majority of Marietta city council favors term limit referendum
MARIETTA — After nearly a month-long debate among city officials, residents of Marietta may have a chance to voice their opinions over term limits at the polls — to the majority of the council’s sa...
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Fans turn out for Black and Gold game
KENNESAW — “Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Fifth Third Bank Stadium!” The Kennesaw State University Owls football team took the field for their first Spring Black and Gold game — a scrimmage betw...
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Ball Ground man found guilty on 24 animal cruelty charges
A local man was found guilty on a total of 58 counts this month, about half of which were for animal cruelty, and sentencing is set for next month. Rud Tietjen, 55, of Ball Ground was found guilty ...
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Remembering the Square of yesteryear
Some of Marietta’s most recognizable names — Goldstein, Walker, Dunaway, Cox, Leiter, Coppedge and Galt — gathered at the Marietta Museum of History to talk about the Marietta Square. The second in...
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Family grateful for medical cannabis bill: ‘The Senate came through for us’
With a medical cannabis bill passing through congress this week, relief could soon be on the way to some local families. Corey Lowe’s 13-year-old daughter, Victoria, suffers from chronic seizures a...
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Cobb police get new electric motorcycles
MARIETTA — The Cobb Police Department on Friday officially took possession of two brand-new, zero-emission electric motorcycles for the Cobb Police Rangers. The Zero Motorcycles, which cost $24,000...
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Police release name of man in house fire
Cobb police have released the name of the man they say died in a Tuesday morning house fire off Powder Springs Road in Marietta. Police say Phillip L. Perry, 55, was found dead in his home at 1905 ...
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18-year-old arrested in fatal pedestrian collision
Marietta police arrested Ashli Mitchell, 18, of Powder Springs on Tuesday on charges related to a fatal pedestrian collision on Franklin Road. Police say Mitchell’s minivan struck and killed 78-yea...
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Family of killed KSU student files lawsuit
The family of a Kennesaw State University student who was killed when a woman crashed her car into the restaurant where he was eating has filed suit against the driver, the restaurant owner and the...
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