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Georgia Voices: Can we afford to let our military assets atrophy?
The world is a very dangerous place and becoming more so with each passing minute. Islamic extremists are popping out of their holes all over the world — ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and doze...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Cathy’s ideals never swerved
He epitomized the expression “doing well by doing good.” His chicken sandwiches made him a fortune, but his virtuous business practices and philanthropy made him famous. Truett Cathy, beloved found...
September 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Thirteen years later, U.S. has lost ground on terror
Thursday was an anniversary not only of violence and murder, but also of a great awakening. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 turned radical Islamic terrorism from a distant and abstract thre...
September 11, 2014 07:56 PM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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ISIS a reminder that terror threat remains
This morning dawned like any other late summer morning 13 years ago. But by noon, not only had the New York City skyline been radically altered, so had Americans’ sense of safety and security. What...
September 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cathy will be missed
Cobb residents this week are remembering the late Truett Cathy, who was to chicken sandwiches what Col. Sanders was to fried, and who parlayed his restaurant chain into a fast-food-industry leader ...
September 10, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Be careful what you feed the Internet
The idea of privacy is becoming more novel by the day. Technology has changed life over the past few years. We no longer go visit friends and relatives or even talk on the phone. We text. We no lon...
September 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Medicinal marijuana could save lives in state
A committee to study medicinal marijuana for the state legislature started its work last week. Right now, there are more questions than answers. Fortunately, there are 23 states that can provide gu...
September 09, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trail time: Network a winner for Cobb
Cobb has long been a metro-area leader in terms of recreational opportunities, thanks to an extensive and well-funded county and municipal park network, and thanks as well to the presence here of K...
September 06, 2014 11:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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New SPLOST committee has big job ahead
Efforts to persuade Cobb voters to approve this November’s referendum on whether to extend the county’s SPLOST for six more years are gathering steam. A new committee was unveiled Tuesday to take t...
September 04, 2014 12:10 AM | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Fairly Breezy flap or ‘be careful what you argue for’
FROM THE ‘BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARGUE FOR’ DEPARTMENT: Starting back in 2011, the attorneys for Fairly Breezy LLC of Cobb argued to the county each year its property tax assessment was too high. The ...
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves’ groundbreaking: ‘Thrill’? ‘Agony’? Or a bit of both?
COBB Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be enjoying “the thrill of victory” when the Atlanta Braves finally break ground on their new stadium just outside Smyrna on Tuesday. But to paraphrase the res...
September 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will latest crises have impact on Lockheed plant? Maybe — but not yet
HAVE HEIGHTENED TENSIONS around the world caused by Chinese and Russian expansionism translated into an uptick for Lockheed’s F-35 Lighting II fighter? Not so far, according to Lockheed Martin VP S...
September 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New pain-pill regs likely soon to deepen Cobb’s heroin epidemic
COBB is deep in the throes of a heroin epidemic — and it’s about to get worse, predicts the head of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. That worsening likely will begin next month, and ironical...
September 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sixty years and counting, local legend remains ‘ruggedly handsome’
IF PLANES WERE PEOPLE, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules would soon be ready to retire and start drawing Social Security. And in “airplane years,” as opposed to “people years,” it’s truly a rare bird. It...
August 30, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around Town: Olens ‘Incorrect’? No. AG was right; those running rally wrong
DO GEORGIA REPUBLICANS  have something to hide? Probably not, but that’s not what you might guess from the way some of them reacted at a high-profile public rally on private property Saturday in Da...
August 26, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some cool news for a hot weekend
THIS MORNING finds Marietta and Cobb being hammered by a late-August heat wave. No “hot” news needed, so here’s plenty of “cool” news: --- LAWYERS are used to duking it out in court; so why not bat...
August 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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BRT off the SPLOST ballot, but the motor’s still running
STATE DOT ENGINEERS are proceeding with preliminary work on a possible Bus Rapid Transit system down the Cobb Parkway corridor, even though the controversial proposal has been pulled off the upcomi...
August 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Has Coleman’s luck finally run out?
COULD THURSDAY’S indictment on felony charges finally be the beginning of the end of Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman’s checkered political career? Coleman was indicted by a Cobb grand jury on o...
August 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Old’ name, yes, but next senator will be new to elective office
POLITICS: Regardless of who wins the coming election for U.S. Senate, it will be the first time since Mack Mattingly in 1980 that Georgia has elected a senator with no prior experience in elective ...
August 12, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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