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Georgia Voices: Fireworks law needs to be revisited
It should come as little surprise to anyone who has been around for the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve celebrations that three state legislators, including Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St. Simons Island, ...
February 08, 2016 10:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to end flap over Goldstein gap
Monday was not the finest hour for Councilman Philip Goldstein or the Marietta Historic Board of Review. Goldstein and the board locked horns over his design for a three-story building on North Par...
February 06, 2016 11:18 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Trump tops Georgia polls, with Cruz in 2nd place
If the election was today, Georgia would name The Donald the Republican presidential nominee by a wide margin. Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, would apparently make a decent vice president. A rec...
February 02, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Lawmakers, pay attention to Georgia teacher dropout crisis
While education in our state is not a moon mission gone awry, our oxygen tanks — the teachers — that keep this state’s ship alive have been exploding for some time. A survey report released in Dece...
February 02, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of three bridges connecting communities
While the bridge project that would allow pedestrian access to the new Braves stadium has prompted a mini-firestorm of debate, some question why two other similar bridges built with taxpayer monies...
January 31, 2016 12:26 AM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Gov. Deal right to let education reform simmer before vote
Gov. Nathan Deal was wise to delay introducing his education reform package for passage until the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. If the plan calls for many major changes, as the gove...
January 26, 2016 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A round of thunderous applause for citizen of year
Since 1963, the Marietta Daily Journal has recognized individuals throughout Cobb County who have made significant contributions to the quality of life and success we enjoy in our community. Fifty-...
January 23, 2016 11:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Governor right to delay education reform package
Gov. Nathan Deal was wise to delay introducing his education reform package for passage until the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. If the plan calls for many major changes, as the gove...
January 22, 2016 09:00 PM | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Crack down on drivers who text behind wheel
Georgia lawmakers kicked off the first day of the General Assembly in somber fashion Monday, holding a memorial service in the Capitol for five Georgia Southern University nursing students killed A...
January 19, 2016 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hap won’t take the rap over Goldstein gap flap
Marietta attorney Hap Smith, whose law office is behind the dirt pit where Councilman Philip Goldstein wants to construct a building on North Park Square, has had just about enough of being blamed ...
February 12, 2016 11:27 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Which came first, the chickens or the regs?
That cluck-cluck-clucking coming from the county government offices is the Cobb Board of Commissioners taking up the fowl matter of backyard chickens once again. The county prohibited residents who...
February 08, 2016 10:00 PM | 7 7 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Historic’ is history? Goldstein fights to keep 1845 Ivy Grove home out of historic district
Is anyone surprised Councilman Philip Goldstein told a city board attempting to create the Church-Cherokee Historic District that he does not want the antebellum Ivy Grove estate included in its bo...
February 05, 2016 10:45 PM | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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PASS/FAIL: Cobb’s lawmakers rated on conservative principles
REPORTS CARDS ARE IN from “the nation’s original conservative organization” and a number of Cobb lawmakers flunked the test. The American Conservative Union selected a range of last year’s bills to...
February 02, 2016 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired of the hol(e)dup? Showdown on Goldstein’s building proposal set for Monday
The flap over the gap on the north side of the Square may finally be coming to a head. The Marietta Historic Board of Review takes up Councilman Philip Goldstein’s proposed three-story building at ...
January 29, 2016 10:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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According to CCRWC president, Hillary is the greater threat
Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the new president of the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club views Clinton as the greater threat. “She’s got the money behind her,” said Wynn McCurdy. Mc...
January 26, 2016 12:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw named Cobb’s safest city; Mr. No says ‘yes’ to seeking a 3rd term
If you’re in the market for a safe place to live, consider Kennesaw. The city was included among “the 20 Safest Cities in Georgia for 2016” by the SafeWise Report. Kennesaw, which ranked No. 11, wa...
January 22, 2016 09:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deja Vu? Cobb Chairman’s race likely results in 2012 repeat, analyst says
Cobb Countians are being treated to a case of deja vu concerning the county chairman’s race, with retired businessman Larry Savage and retired Marine Col. Mike Boyce announcing they will challenge ...
January 16, 2016 12:21 AM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everhart endorses Trump: ‘He’s saying what the other politicians are thinking’
SOME OF COBB COUNTY’S Republican leaders have been fairly tough on Donald Trump, with Robert Lee of Vinings, chairman of the Georgia Young Republicans, calling him a “fascist” last month and Barbar...
January 12, 2016 12:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price, Loudermilk on vote: ‘I recognize the anger’
Around Town caught up with the two Republicans who represent Cobb County in the U.S. House to hear why they voted for the trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Barack O...
January 09, 2016 01:02 AM | 14 14 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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