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Community mourns Woodstock smoke shop clerk
Police: Getaway car matches description of a vehicle used in a similar robbery in Kennesaw
May 28, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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CID expansion passes while crosswalk stalls
Expansion of the Marietta Community Improvement District advanced out of committee, while a proposed Whitlock Avenue crosswalk hit a snag and a city museum attracted criticism during the City Counc...
May 28, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father of Smyrna man shot by police speaks out at meeting
MARIETTA — The parents of a man police say was shot and killed by a police officer on March 24 attended a Cobb commission meeting Tuesday to ask commissioners for help getting information about the...
May 28, 2015 12:02 AM | 3 3 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Controlled burn in Smyrna set for today
Today at about 7:45 a.m., Cobb firefighters will conduct a controlled burning of Boral Brick Inc. in Smyrna. The business is at 5472 Oakdale Road SE, and the Cobb Fire Department said flames will b...
May 28, 2015 12:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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City talks tax abatement, term limits
The developer of a senior living and commercial site in Kennesaw says he is running into extra costs involved in constructing the $150 million project. Jeff Fuqua, the principal of Fuqua Developmen...
May 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Public Safety holding job fair Saturday
The Cobb County Department of Public Safety is hosting a job fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Communications Center, Animal Control, Fire an...
May 27, 2015 11:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transportation plan includes BRT
MARIETTA — Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a plan that recommends spending $5.3 billion on transportation projects, including a bus rapid transit system. Commissioners approved the Cobb ...
May 27, 2015 12:46 AM | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MBA June luncheon to focus on tourism
The Marietta Business Association will have its June 8 luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Road in Marietta. The luncheon will have a summer-themed panel discussio...
May 27, 2015 12:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man attempted to rob Austell Waffle House
AUSTELL — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery they said occurred Monday at a Waffle House on Six Flags Drive in Austell. At about 3:15 a.m., police said a man entered the Waffle House, l...
May 27, 2015 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man serving 105 years for shooting Cobb police officer found dead
MARIETTA — A man convicted in October on 12 charges related to a 2014 shooting of a Cobb police officer was found dead while in custody at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, officials say. Jam...
May 28, 2015 12:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Atlanta man tried to use fake credit, gift cards
ACWORTH — An Atlanta man was arrested and charged with forgery last week after police say they discovered several fraudulent credit cards and gift cards in the suspect’s vehicle. Police say Allen J...
May 28, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board to appoint 5 more new principals: ’16 budget, $5 million earmark for south Cobb school also on agenda
MARIETTA — The Cobb school board has been hiring principals left and right for the past couple of months, and the hiring spree is expected to continue tonight with five new principals slated for ap...
May 28, 2015 12:01 AM | 3 3 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powder Springs Street to get larger QuickTrip
MARIETTA — Drivers on Powder Springs Street will soon have a new place to fuel up on food and gas this fall. QuikTrip Corporation plans on building a 5,800-square-foot gas station on Powder Springs...
May 27, 2015 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Association 5K9 race June 13
The Northeast Cobb Business Association will have the 5K9 race on June 13 at the Piedmont Church parking lot, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Cobb...
May 27, 2015 12:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: A century later, should Mableton be a city again?
Should Mableton become Cobb’s seventh city? Writing on the Mableton Improvement Coalition’s Facebook page, Sonja Gunn Cassady floated the question. Cassady said while the MIC does an excellent job,...
May 27, 2015 12:48 AM | 7 7 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A peek into the past: Residents travel back in time with Brumby Hall tour
MARIETTA — Residents crowded the antebellum Brumby Hall this week to learn about the 164-year-old house and its era during an open-house tour. Members of the nonprofit Friends of Brumby Hall and ot...
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board approves the ‘Guaranteed Maximum Price’ of Suntrust Park: Cost to build set at $462.2 million
MARIETTA — The Guaranteed Maximum Price to build the Braves new SunTrust Park has been set at $462.2 million, and the Cobb Board of Commissioners acknowledged that cost in a 5-0 vote Tuesday. The G...
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil War trench to be preserved in planned senior community in Marietta
MARIETTA — A recently discovered Civil War trench will be preserved as the centerpiece of a park in a planned senior residential community in Marietta. Attorney John Moore, who represents the proje...
May 27, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Cobb restaurant damaged in fire early Tuesday morning
A fire damaged the Frontera Mex-Mex Grill in east Cobb Tuesday morning at about 4 a.m., Cobb firefighters say.
May 26, 2015 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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