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Say prayer for slain NYC policemen — and for us
This Christmas Eve, law enforcement officers all over the country, like other Americans, will be with loved ones. But there will be excruciatingly painful absences tonight in two New York City-area...
December 23, 2014 09:38 PM | 3 3 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: We don’t need to prove we’re ‘better than terrorists’
Aside from Democrats scoring political points in the most cynical way imaginable, is there any upside to releasing a summary report on CIA “torture” methods in post-9/11 interrogations? Declassifyi...
December 22, 2014 09:20 PM | 3 3 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New school board should cut to chase, hire Ragsdale
A new Cobb school board will take the reins in January, as happens every year. In addition to the usual weighty decisions about budgets, staffing levels and curriculum, the new board will have an e...
December 20, 2014 09:53 PM | 13 13 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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National voices: Obama and Cuba: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
“Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we’ve had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the history of this country,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday. Rubio was referri...
December 19, 2014 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Superior Court: An end and a beginning
The Cobb Superior Court bench bade a sorrowful farewell to one of its anchors this week and also extended a warm welcome to its newest member. Retired Senior Judge Watson White, who died Saturday a...
December 17, 2014 11:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw Council finally got vote right on mosque
It took a couple of tries, but the Kennesaw City Council — with obvious reluctance — did the right thing for its city and for taxpayers on Monday, voting unanimously to grant the zoning requested f...
December 16, 2014 09:14 PM | 8 8 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Democrats paying the price at polls for Obamacare
A CNN.com headline almost seemed to lament, “Landrieu issues battle cry, but Louisiana wasn’t listening.” That’s a dutifully thorough misreading of one of the most monumental midterm elections in U...
December 15, 2014 07:09 PM | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Cop body-cams causing complaints drop
The recent situations involving police and unarmed civilians have caused the call to go out to require police officers to wear body cameras. If local law enforcement is any indication, we may see d...
December 15, 2014 07:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw should get do-over on mosque right
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peacea...
December 13, 2014 09:52 PM | 9 9 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shopping wars, parking wars and the Braves
LENOX SQUARE AND PHIPPS PLAZA sit right across the street from each other in the heart of Buckhead and for decades have offered an ultra-successful mix of high-end shopping options. Rather than bei...
December 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plenty of swearing ... err, swearings-in, that is, slated for Cobb this week
NOT ONLY is this the season for holiday parties, it’s also the season for swearings-in of elected officials. Northeast Cobb District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, who was easily re-elected to a sec...
December 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ragsdale Future Could Hinge on Board Pick for Chairman
COBB SCHOOL BOARD members will elect a new chairman for 2015 in just over three weeks, and there’s more at stake than just who gets to bang the gavel. Also hanging in the balance is the fate of int...
December 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 16 16 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Mosque: Round II: Councilwoman promises to raise issue Wednesday
IT’S OFFICIAL: The Kennesaw City Council on Wednesday will once again consider whether to allow a storefront mosque to open in a shopping center on Jiles Road just off Cobb Parkway. Mayor Mark Math...
December 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expect New Spin on Braves History at SunTrust Park
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL fans have long revered its storied past. And the Atlanta Braves’ gloried history will be on enhanced display throughout the team’s new stadium when it opens in Cobb in 2017. F...
December 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama eyeing another crackdown on employers
President Obama has another crackdown in store for employers. His Labor Department will soon propose new rules tightening the definition of “manager” in the workplace, possibly even doubling the sa...
December 05, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dawg loss means it’s time for Tumlin to pay up
GOLD AND NAVY: It’s not a sartorial combination usually favored by Marietta Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin, a University of Georgia alum who lives and dies for the red and black. But Tumlin soon will...
December 02, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swear-in for Weatherford; Second chair for Johnny?
NEW District 1 Northwest Cobb Commissioner Bob Weatherford will be sworn in at 4 p.m. Dec. 17 by Cobb Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster in the Commissioners Meeting Room in the County Administr...
November 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Chinese water torture’: That’s what awaits Obama, Isakson predicts
AMNESTY or no amnesty, President Obama is about to wake up to a new reality come January, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) warned on Friday. “It’s one thing to have a press conference and say what ...
November 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gold Dome bill would block licenses for illegals
REPUBLICAN leaders in Washington are mulling how best to respond to President Obama’s bare-knuckle threat to grant legal status to millions of illegal aliens in coming days. But in Georgia, a bill ...
November 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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