MDJ editorials
Tybee study on target on tourism
For anyone who has questions about the value of tourism as an economic driver in the greater Savannah area, a recent study done for Tybee Island captures in a capsule version the impact of those mu...
August 04, 2015 12:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inland port will pay dividends for Cobb
Cobb County is a long ways from the ocean, but guess what: We’re about to enjoy the fruits of having an “inland port” right up the road near Dalton. An “inland port” sounds like a contradiction in ...
August 02, 2015 12:01 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump tapping into voters’ growing mistrust
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s indelicate verbal attacks have become so notorious that two news magazines have unveiled Trump “insult generators.” Visit Time or Mother Jones online, type any...
July 31, 2015 12:56 AM | 7 7 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Latest WellStar Expansion Talks Show Promise
When merger talks between Marietta-based WellStar Health System and Emory University Hospital collapsed in mid-June, informed observers predicted that WellStar would not be standing alone at the al...
July 29, 2015 12:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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With tax coffers filling again, it’s a mad spending spree
How soon they forget. Earlier this decade when the Great Recession was in full swing, Cobb’s county, city and school leaders were forced to cut spending to the bone and, in some cases, impose layof...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gussying up Gateways
Beautification is no substitute for substance. But beautification can not just be pleasing to the eye, but can sometimes be a difference-maker. And it’s hoped that will soon be the case for the two...
July 26, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobalt news could have ‘halo effect’ on corridor
Long-sought redevelopment in the Powder Springs Street corridor is finally beginning. The Marietta Redevelopment Corp. voted unanimously last Friday to sell five of the nine acres it owns in the co...
July 24, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Sad Farewell for a Hometown Hero
Cobb County bade a sad and far too premature farewell to one of its own Tuesday night, a U.S. Marine unknown but to family and friends before last week. Lance Cpl. Squire ‟Skip” Wells, 21, was one ...
July 23, 2015 04:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw Council Struck Out; But Not Smyrna’s
The Kennesaw and Smyrna City Councils each “came to the plate” Monday night with the chance to score one for their respective taxpayers. The proverbial “pitcher” served each of them with a great bi...
July 22, 2015 01:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billboard touts innocence; Phagan family says ‘move on’
THE LATEST SALVO in the century-long saga over Leo Frank’s guilt or innocence was fired on Monday when a digital billboard went live at the intersection of Upper Roswell Road and Sewell Mill Road i...
August 04, 2015 12:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back to ‘Plan A’ After Marietta Soccer Loss
PLAN B? No, it will be back to “Plan A” for the city of Marietta if the DeKalb Commission votes as expected on Tuesday to ink a deal with Atlanta United FC owner Arthur Blank to build a $30 million...
August 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer hopes fade for Franklin, but city might win by losing
MARIETTA Mayor Steve Tumlin’s hopes of persuading new Atlanta United Major League Soccer team owner Arthur Blank to build his training facility along Franklin Road may be fizzling, with numerous me...
July 28, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Traffic to be Worse if BRT built
RONALD REAGAN used to say there’s nothing scarier than the guy who knocks on your door and announces, “Hi! I’m from the government and I’m here to help you!” That brings us to the just-released Con...
July 25, 2015 01:03 AM | 5 5 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matthews: Cobb ‘better place because of (Cooper’s) courage’
ONE OF THE FIRST votes then-Northwest Cobb Commissioner Bill Cooper took after taking office in 1993 proved to be the defining moment of his political career, and the courage he showed was warmly r...
July 21, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bad News Hit Home Hard
THE OUTRAGE, anguish and disbelief over the four Marines slain in Chattanooga hit home in Marietta and Cobb Friday morning as word filtered out that one of the fallen heroes was a hometown boy. Whe...
July 18, 2015 01:03 AM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Sen. Lindsey Tippins reminds people of the value in blue-collar work
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-west Cobb, made sure everyone got a good laugh early Monday morning at a Cobb Chamber breakfast event. Tippins spoke alongside Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle at the Cobb Energy ...
July 14, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farewell to late, longtime carrier Harriett Rowe
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is the creed of the U.S. postal carrier. But the same could be said of t...
July 11, 2015 12:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to bring a C-141 airlifter back to life
The paint is yet to dry on one project before the Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is off and running on the next. Restoration of a C-130 should wrap this week. But while the final s...
July 07, 2015 12:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate for Kennesaw mayor announces run, but will Mathews seek a third term?
A retired submarine sailor and former Cobb Sheriff’s deputy has announced his candidacy for mayor of Kennesaw. Derek Easterling, 55, of Kennesaw, retired from the Navy after 17 years where he was a...
July 04, 2015 12:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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