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National chair: Cobb ‘ground zero’ for GOP
Priebus praises efforts of local chair and talks party’s direction
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Smyrna City Council approves plan for 194 homes
SMYRNA — About 200 homes are expected replace the dilapidated apartment buildings that used to sit on the corner of Old Concord and Windy Hill roads. The Smyrna City Council voted 5-0 Monday to rez...
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Gateway CID seeks expert employee
Until the fledgling Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District can hire an hourly employee, it won’t have the manpower to complete plans to improve the area on Franklin Road, the group agreed ...
August 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman faces 24 charges, six felonies
MARIETTA — The woman accused of stealing a Cobb County Police car and causing a multi-car wreck in Atlanta last weekend now faces 24 charges, including six felonies. Bond was set at $90,000 for Emm...
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Smiling surrender: Councilman turns himself in, released on $1K bond
City Councilman Anthony Coleman said he was feeling “great” as he walked into the Cobb County jail on Monday to turn himself in on one charge of violating the Georgia Racketeering Act and three cha...
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Kennesaw City Council votes to ban smoking in parks
KENNESAW — Kennesaw residents enjoying the city’s parks will now be able to “breathe easy.” The Kennesaw City Council voted 3-2, with council members Leonard Church and Jim Sebastian opposed, to ap...
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Sewer overflow reported in Kennesaw
A wastewater manhole overflow, resulting in an estimated 70 gallons discharged into a storm ditch that contributes to Proctor Creek, occurred at 12:31 p.m. on Aug. 14, at 3110 Moon Station Road in ...
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Three arrested, accused of stealing $1,700 in electronics in Acworth
ACWORTH — Acworth police arrested three people Thursday accused of stealing electronics totaling more than $1,700. A retired police officer noticed a man and woman acting suspicious inside the Best...
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In with the new: Northside Hospital in talks to purchase land in east Cobb
Northside Hospital is looking to expand its presence in east Cobb. The organization is under contract to purchase a 12.8-acre tract at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Olde Towne Parkway,...
August 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SWAT team called to standoff in Powder Springs
Authorities say a Special Weapons And Tactics team has been called to a Powder Springs residence after they say a man barricaded himself inside after a fight with his wife.
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Witnesses: Man fondled himself
MARIETTA — A registered sex offender is in Cobb jail after witnesses say they saw him fondling himself at the intersection of Cobb and Barrett parkways on two separate days. Police say Christopher ...
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$33K raise for Superintendent Lembeck; Board also approves extension of contract
MARIETTA — The Marietta Board of Education intends to have Emily Lembeck lead the district for the next three school years. The board voted 6-0 on Tuesday to extend Superintendent Lembeck’s contrac...
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Cobb sheriff blasts Obama policy on immigration
MARIETTA — Sheriff Neil Warren has one word for the Obama administration’s policy on immigration. It “sucks,” he told about 40 people gathered at the Cobb GOP headquarters Tuesday night for the Cob...
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DA looks into Mayor Jerkins: Man claims mayor obstructed justice
AUSTELL — A Douglasville resident is asking police to arrest Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins on the charge of obstructing justice after the mayor intervened in a dispute between the resident and the mayo...
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Lembeck set to receive a $33K raise
MARIETTA — The Marietta Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on increasing Superintendent Emily Lembeck’s base salary by about $33,000, or 20 percent, according to Randy Weiner, board cha...
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Fescue lawn class to be held on Thursday
The Cobb County Extension Office, 678 South Cobb Drive in Marietta, will have Cobb County Extension Horticulture Agent Neil Tarver teach Seeding Fescue Lawns: Techniques for Terrific Turf from 6:30...
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Storytelling workshop to be Aug. 30
The Southern Order of Storytellers Cobb County will present their second annual storytelling workshop for youth and adults from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell ...
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MCS teacher selected as award finalist
MARIETTA — Fourth-grade math and science teacher Susie Throop doesn’t give her students many answers. Instead, she asks them lots of questions. “It’s really, really fun to watch them discover their...
August 18, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principal follows family tradition
ACWORTH — For Alison Broughton, the new principal at Baker Elementary, it was a no-brainer to become an educator — she comes from a long line of Cobb teachers. The Lassiter graduate said she was in...
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