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Acworth city attorney, solicitor see pay increase
ACWORTH — The city of Acworth’s attorney and solicitor both received raises on Thursday, which Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood said was the city’s way of thanking them for not raising fees during the ...
July 07, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Vegas man backs into Cobb patrol car while fleeing
KENNESAW — A Las Vegas man backed a Chevrolet suburban into a Cobb patrol car while attempting to flee at about noon on June 25, police say. Nevada resident Peter Roy, 21, and another man were susp...
July 07, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police searching for suspect in Austell hijacking
AUSTELL — The Cobb Police Department is searching for an Atlanta man accused of robbing two women at gunpoint in Austell and hijacking a BMW. Antonio Bernard Moore of Atlanta is accused of holding ...
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Missing man drowned in Chattahoochee River on Friday
MARIETTA — Cobb Police are investigating a drowning at the Chattahoochee River Recreational area near Lower Roswell Road on Friday. Emergency personnel from the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Servi...
July 06, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Strike it up: WellStar kicks off partnership with LakePoint facility
WellStar Health System is extending its reach to Bartow County, recently announcing a partnership with LakePoint Sporting Community, a 1,300-acre sports complex in just over the Cobb County line in...
July 06, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Director: BRT studies to be completed soon
MARIETTA — After years of studies and conversation about a proposed $494 million bus rapid transit system along Cobb Parkway, the decision of whether to move forward with it will be left up to the ...
July 05, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rain or shine: Fourth in the Park carries on despite weather
MARIETTA — Independence Day celebrants turned out at Marietta’s Fourth In the Park celebration despite the initial rainy weather Saturday. Donning various arrangements of red, white and blue, resid...
July 04, 2015 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw considers plans for Depot Park
KENNESAW — City officials are considering spending about $32,000 to redesign the plan for Depot Park near the downtown area of the city. Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh said the park, which is on Che...
July 04, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Made in the USA: Kennesaw kicks off holiday with ‘Salute to the Fourth’
KENNESAW — Independence Day celebrations began early in Kennesaw with “Salute to the Fourth.” Despite the muggy weather and the threat of rain, residents gathered Friday evening downtown for pre-In...
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Marietta council to vote on purchasing fourth Franklin Road apartment complex
MARIETTA — The Marietta City Council is scheduled to take a final vote Wednesday on spending $17.3 million to purchase Marquis Place Apartments on Franklin Road. The council voted 4-3, with Philip ...
July 07, 2015 12:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw officials vote to stop receiving benefits
KENNESAW — The City Council on Monday eliminated health care and pension benefits for the mayor and city council members by a 3-2 vote. Leonard Church and Tim Killingsworth voted no. The council al...
July 07, 2015 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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All the way to the bank: Smyrna police offers escort service for cash deposits
SMYRNA — The Smyrna Police Department is encouraging business owners to request a free police escort when making cash deposits. Smyrna Police Chief David Lee said the service would provide another ...
July 07, 2015 12:03 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former state senator to run for Smyrna City Council
SMYRNA — Former state Sen. Doug Stoner, D-Smyrna, announced Monday he will run for the Smyrna City Council representing Ward 6. The seat is being vacated by Wade Lnenicka, who recently declared he ...
July 06, 2015 07:45 PM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police look for suspect in Austell armed robbery
MARIETTA — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery at a Marshalls on Austell Road in Austell that took place Saturday morning. At about 10:40 a.m. Saturday, a man approached an employee at t...
July 06, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group not convinced East Cobb Middle can’t be rebuilt on-site
MARIETTA — Despite the school district’s insistence that East Cobb Middle School cannot be rebuilt on site, a survey found the majority of community members want the school to stay where it is. Cob...
July 06, 2015 12:39 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna City Council weighs in on term limits
MARIETTA — Smyrna City Council members said they don’t feel the need to follow in Marietta and Kennesaw’s footsteps and put a term-limit referendum on the ballot. All seven members of the City Coun...
July 06, 2015 12:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Republican, Democratic parties meet, greet & eat with area residents for the Fourth
MARIETTA — It was a meeting of politics and pulled pork Saturday as Cobb Republicans and Democrats gathered with their respective parties to celebrate Independence Day and discuss the upcoming pres...
July 05, 2015 12:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County plans to lower property tax rate: Six cities and two school systems plan to keep rates the same
MARIETTA — Cobb Chairman Tim Lee said due to growth in the value of property in the county, the Board of Commissioners will consider lowering the county’s property tax rate at a meeting this month....
July 05, 2015 12:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw attorney advises against ballot question
KENNESAW — The City Council could backtrack on its previous decision to put a question on the November election ballot asking residents whether they support term limits. Mayor Mark Mathews said cit...
July 04, 2015 12:12 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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