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Rolling Stones tribute band to rock Strand as the ball drops
Marietta native Stephen ‘Skip’ Skipper is bringing his Rolling Stones tribute band to downtown Marietta for a “A Stones New Year’s Eve” starting at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the Strand Theatre. This wil...
December 24, 2014 08:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Start your taste buds off right ... in the new year
Dress up your bubbles to play nice with food Looking for a simple way to dress up your New Year’s Eve bubbles? May we suggest spiking them with a spiced liqueur? It’s fast, simple, delicious and fl...
December 23, 2014 09:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men
UPDATE: Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists s...
December 23, 2014 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook age policy dies
A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.
December 23, 2014 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 years later, Cabbage Patch Kids still have fans
Standing in a loose circle with one hand raised, a group of about five dozen adults recited an oath to be the best adoptive parent in the world. Then, when the word was given, they scrambled around...
December 23, 2014 08:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bold booty or sheer reveal: 2014 was year of flesh
Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February’s New York FashionWeek with...
December 22, 2014 09:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening
U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet — at least most of the time — is loun...
December 22, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge
Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.
December 22, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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E-cigs top smoking among U.S. teens
Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to new lows, use of e-cig...
December 21, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Readers’ favorite Christmas memories
♦ When my oldest son was 3 years old, we began the Christmas season by reading “The Night Before Christmas” each evening at bedtime. We started Thanksgiving weekend and within a couple of weeks he ...
December 24, 2014 08:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restaurant of the Week: Stem Wine Bar
Where:  1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 516, in Merchant’s Walk, Marietta. Phone:  (678) 214-6888 Prices:  $10 to $30 Serves:  Wines by the glass from Italy, Spain, France and the U.S. and small pla...
December 23, 2014 09:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'
UPDATE: "The Interview" was put back into theaters Thursday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North...
December 23, 2014 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Frozen' is named top entertainer of the year by AP
If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer of the Year won't come as much of a shock: It's "Frozen," and in 2014, w...
December 23, 2014 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
UPDATE: Pope Francis issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy Monday, accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican careers to grab power and wea...
December 22, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tips for a safe, healthy holiday
The holiday season is already here, bringing some all-too-familiar challenges for many of us. We worry about overeating, fret about family get-togethers and struggle to get every string of lights a...
December 21, 2014 06:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NAACP celebrates Christmas with fun, fellowship
Last week, 50 merrymakers attended the Christmas party of the Cobb County Branch NAACP. The fete was held at the Marietta home of Branch President Deane Thompson Bonner and husband Jesse Bonner. Th...
December 20, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evildoers try to destroy Christ but fail
Q: Why did some people try to kill Jesus right after He was born? Shouldn’t they have welcomed Him instead, once they heard that God’s Savior had come into the world? — F.H. A: You’re referring to ...
December 19, 2014 11:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musical, happy birthday jesus party planned Sunday
Living Hope Church and Open Arms Christian Child Development Center invite the community to Christmas at Living Hope and Open Arms 2014. Events begin with a Kid’s Christmas Musical on Sunday at bot...
December 19, 2014 11:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Financial freedom workshop planned Jan. 4
Mars Hill Community Church will play host to a workshop titled “Experience Financial Freedom” on Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. The event is a free preview on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Ramsey giv...
December 19, 2014 10:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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