MDJ editorials
Policy update should help curb school cyberbullying
The bad news is that nearly 1 in 4 U.S. students recently surveyed said they had been bullied in school, according to the federal Department of Education. The good news is that figure is actually a...
June 02, 2015 09:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Historic preservation results in economic power
Donovan Rypkema lives and works, mostly, in Washington, D.C. He’s the principal of PlaceEconomics, a real estate and economic development consulting firm that specializes in services to public and ...
June 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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There’s more to Red Cross than ‘blood and flood’
What do you think of when you hear the words “Red Cross?” Many conjure images of blood drives and hurricanes. But there is much more to the American Red Cross than these “blood and flood” images. E...
May 31, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Cuba’s crackdown should make Obama think twice
In December, President Obama announced a historic thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba’s 56-year communist dictatorship. As part of this thaw, Cuba’s regime will be formally removed from the State Depa...
May 28, 2015 08:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ehrhart right: Let courts do job on campus rape
IMAGINE being on trial in a court-type proceeding at which you are not allowed to have an attorney; not allowed to cross-examine your accusers; and are presumed guilty until proven innocent, rather...
May 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalks, turn-lanes, crossing right for Whitlock
Marietta has had a rough consensus in recent decades against widening congested Whitlock Avenue, as such a widening would improve the driving experience for west Cobb and Paulding County commuters ...
May 27, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: On the Class of 2015
It’s that time of year when proud young men and women don the odd yet traditional attire of colored robes and a square hat with a dangly tail, walk across a crowded stage to much fanfare and clutch...
May 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Does media care about Obama losing war in Iraq?
Just the other day, the Pentagon assured us the terrorists of ISIS were on the run. Not to worry. By May 18, ISIS had overrun the key city of Ramadi, leaving bloody, smoldering bodies in its wake. ...
May 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun-banners foiled again
On Monday, a federal judge blocked enforcement of yet another limitation the District of Columbia’s city government tried to place on gun ownership for law-abiding citizens. In 2008, the U.S. Supre...
May 22, 2015 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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PILOT incentive to grow Google on edge of Cobb
Google will unveil details today about a $300 million expansion of its data center in Lithia Springs on the Cobb-Douglas County line, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported late Monday. Google ope...
June 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cox on Deck for Lee; Oprah Moved ‘May-retta’
IT’S NO SECRET Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee has hit a home run with Braves fans and struck out with those critical of the financing and transparency of the deal to move the team here. Only hist...
May 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gruehn first to announce for school board
FIRST OUT OF THE GATE to announce plans to run for the Ward 4 seat on the Marietta School Board being vacated by Jill Mutimer is Allison Gruehn, business manager at FPC Weekday Preschool and bookke...
May 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Rezoning Feud Ignite a Helen Comeback?
THIS TIME LAST YEAR, former Acworth Alderman Bob Weatherford was locked in a furious race against former Cobb Commission Chairman Bill Byrne to succeed Helen Goreham as Northwestern District Cobb C...
May 23, 2015 12:26 AM | 5 5 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paving trowel turns up; Saxby throws down on cyber
IT WAS A BIG DEAL when the first street in Marietta was paved nearly a century ago — such a big deal, in fact, that a big ceremony was held in front of the then-new Marietta Post Office on Atlanta ...
May 19, 2015 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Root house might roll again due to deck
MARIETTA’S most well-traveled house might soon be on the move again, thanks to Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin’s push to build a parking deck on the west side of the Square. Not only does he envision ...
May 16, 2015 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brewing up, ‘dress’-ing up success by the ‘Shelf’-ful
SANTA’S ELVES, BEER and a “bathroom magazine.” You might think that’s an odd assortment of topics for a panel discussion at a local business luncheon. But if so, you’re wrong. The Marietta Business...
May 12, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Better or Worse, Frank Anniversary Just Ahead
WHETHER it wants to or not, Cobb will have to revisit one of the most searing chapters in its history this summer — the 100th anniversary of the August 1915 lynching of Leo Frank off Roswell Road i...
May 09, 2015 12:02 AM | 7 7 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ARC poverty/wealth data a mixed bag for Cobb
PARTS OF MARIETTA and central Cobb experienced some of the starkest declines in the entire metro area when it came to family income between 1970 and 2013, according to figures released Monday by th...
May 05, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Employee ‘Workout’ Edit Got Workout of Its Own
AN MDJ EDITORIAL that was highly critical of the Cobb Commission’s plans to open an employee workout center on the ground floor of the main county administration building on Marietta Square got a w...
May 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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