MDJ editorials
Happier days could be just ahead for Cobb teachers
Happy days could soon be here again for Cobb school district teachers and other employees, thanks to a 4 percent pay raise proposed by new Superintendent Chris Ragsdale and underwritten by an impro...
April 18, 2015 10:32 PM | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Democrats have placed too much trust in Hillary
It’s official now: Hillary Clinton has entered the presidential race. At the very least, this development guarantees President Obama’s party will have one candidate to choose who enjoys near-univer...
April 17, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘SEC Primary’ would put Georgia on presidential map
Georgia has been more or less “off the map” when it comes to influencing the presidential nomination process in recent decades. That is, its presidential primaries have tended to take place after t...
April 15, 2015 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return ‘Texas’ locomotive to Kennesaw
Does the historic locomotive “The Texas” belong in Atlanta? No. It belongs in Kennesaw, where the Civil War locomotive chase in which it played a key role began. But prying it away from Atlanta, wh...
April 14, 2015 07:26 PM | 5 5 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Accountability missing in rape story aftermath
Here’s how accountability should work in the real world: Professional misconduct occurs, the person or people responsible are disciplined or fired — or placed in the criminal justice system, as the...
April 13, 2015 08:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Decades of observation paying off
Once upon a time, not too many years ago, area leaders were busy visiting cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee; Greensboro, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and others, trying to figure ou...
April 13, 2015 07:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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First 60 years were great ones for C-130 — and Cobb
In a spring filled with significant national anniversaries (Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the World War II battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the death of FDR, and the events on the Edmund Pettus B...
April 11, 2015 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Washington should put people first over fish
California Gov. Jerry Brown has just been forced to order unprecedented water restrictions on residents all over his state. Although the details have yet to be worked out, they will likely be expec...
April 10, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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The WellStar/Emory merger: On to Step Two
It’s on to Step Two now toward the proposed merger of DeKalb-based Emory Healthcare and Cobb-based WellStar Health System in the wake of last week’s vote by the WellStar Board of Trustees. That una...
April 08, 2015 09:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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New law ends gruesome ‘D&Es’
The pregnancy-terminating procedure most commonly known as “dilation and evacuation” goes by another name — dismemberment abortion. That’s because doctors who perform it — usually during the second...
April 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tumlin Eyes ‘Texas’ ... and would house it in new DMDA parking deck
LOOK OUT, KENNESAW! Marietta is out to do some “hijacking” of its own! Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews isn’t the only Cobb leader hoping to get his hands on the historic steam engine “The Texas,” which...
April 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jail time vs. raise time: A tale of two ‘cities’
CALL IT a tale of two “cities.” The city of Atlanta is still shaken this weekend by the fallout from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating investigation and trial, which culminated in recent days wit...
April 18, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee took Lyric crowd ‘Out to the Ballgame’
IT WAS ONLY INTERMISSION — not the seventh-inning stretch — but attendees at the Lyric Theater’s sold-out performance of “Damn Yankees” at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre on Saturday were treated to...
April 14, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s ‘Payback Time’ for Mayor and Councilman
IT’S “PAYBACK TIME” for Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin, with Councilman Philip Goldstein on the receiving end. The two are locked in a thinly veiled power struggle and at the moment, the mayor seems t...
April 11, 2015 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Storm warning goes up for Weather Channel
A “STORM WARNING” FLAG has gone up for Cobb-based The Weather Channel, courtesy of a report posted on The Wall Street Journal website Sunday evening. The channel is facing “a major threat to its co...
April 07, 2015 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator: More Muscle vs. ISIS; No Regrets on Letter
U.S. SEN. Johnny Isakson called Thursday for a more active military role in the fight against ISIS and a more muscular U.S. military and diplomatic presence in general. The United States has long b...
April 03, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to take swing at C-130, history
GOV. NATHAN DEAL will be on hand at Lockheed early next month to echo the role played by one of his predecessors, the late Marvin Griffin, as the Lockheed plant celebrates the 60th anniversary of t...
March 31, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jet Crash, Smyrna Case A Study in Contrasts
WORLD HEADLINES were dominated Wednesday by news of the inexplicable crash of a German jetliner into the French Alps on Tuesday and resulting deaths of 150 people. Cobb headlines were dominated on ...
March 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum’s ‘Throwback Day’ for Square Friday
MARIETTA SQUARE was the economic as well as the political hub of Cobb County from the city’s founding up until strip centers and shopping malls began popping up here in the 1950s and after. The pol...
March 24, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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