MDJ editorials
Evidence mounts Braves’ move paying dividends
Evidence continued to pile up last week that the 2013 decision by the Atlanta Braves to move to Cobb is a winner — not just for the team, but much more importantly, for Cobb. The biggest news was T...
May 02, 2015 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Voices: Only the rule of law can save Baltimore
There is nothing like a riot to bring out the evil in people — or the good. As Baltimore’s dimmest and worst set fire to businesses, hurled cinder blocks at fire engines and torched a construction ...
May 01, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Tennis Hall of Fame a winner for Marietta
Life is a lot like tennis, says Lee Sessions Sr. “You can’t live without serving,” he told the MDJ. And Sessions is serving that sport, and serving Marietta, via his work on the Georgia Tennis Foun...
April 29, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: New water talks both promising and worrisome
There have been so many false starts and false hopes in decades of wrangling over water rights in our region that any new rumor of actual movement is likely to generate about as much excitement as ...
April 29, 2015 12:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Rallying ’round the flag in Valdosta
The protest at Valdosta State University did exactly what the protesters wanted — it stirred up controversy. By desecrating the American flag, trampling it underfoot, the protesters showed that wha...
April 27, 2015 10:06 PM | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: Earth Day
When the first Earth Day appeared 45 years ago, no one was driving a hybrid or electric car. No one was too worried about greenhouse gases or the coal stored at plant Arkwright. If you asked 10 peo...
April 27, 2015 10:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coulter found receptive ears on guns, immigration
Part pundit, part provocateur, conservative columnist Ann Coulter gave articulate but barb-tongued voice to what are widely held views in Cobb during her rare Atlanta-area speaking foray Wednesday ...
April 25, 2015 11:33 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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National voices: Why police shootings matter for everyone
The past year has seen a series of high-profile cases in which police have been accused of using unnecessary and even lethal force, especially against black suspects. Not all of these incidents hav...
April 24, 2015 01:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Voices: More airport insecurity
Anyone subjected to the Transportation Security Administration’s “enhanced” pat-down may have wondered at some point if the employee conducting the screening seemed too thorough. If you were an “at...
April 22, 2015 09:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin Road corridor getting a boost from the Braves
THE ATLANTA BRAVES are expected to announce this morning that Dallas-based Omni Hotels and Resorts has inked a deal to build in the mixed-used development next to the team’s new SunTrust Park by 20...
April 28, 2015 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Provocative’ Was Name of Game at KSU for Coulter (As Usual)
FLAMBOYANT columnist and conservative provocateur Ann Coulter proved plenty conservative and plenty provocative during her visit to Kennesaw State University this week, but perhaps to the surprise ...
April 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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 | 4 4 comments | 38 38 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 | 43 43 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 | 55 55 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 | 62 62 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 | 75 75 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 | 82 82 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 | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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