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Welcome to the club: Ragsdale expected to be formally named interim super tonight
Ragsdale was named the sole finalist for the job at an April 10 press conference. The board has to wait 14 days — a waiting period which ends tonight — to make it official because of state law.
April 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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BoC wants to market and brand south Cobb
On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the county to accept requests for competitive bids from experienced consultants, who will develop a marketing and branding camp...
April 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw off to races starting May 10
The Kennesaw Grand Prix series is perfect for competitive runners seeking a qualifying time for the Peachtree Road Race. But the festival-like atmosphere and plentiful food and drink make these rac...
April 24, 2014 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police warn of underage sex consequences
The Marietta Police Department is inviting parents and teenagers to attend a seminar on the true hazards of underage sex. “It’s not just the worry of getting pregnant anymore, but now teens face po...
April 24, 2014 12:30 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw denies billboard in city
A year after a split decision to annex a hotel property into the city limits, the Kennesaw City Council unanimously voted Monday evening to deny a billboard designed for the site. City staff presen...
April 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lee: Proposed BRT system might be funded by SPLOST
MARIETTA — About $100 million of the $494 million proposed bus-rapid transit system connecting Kennesaw State University to Midtown Atlanta could be paid for with sales tax, county officials said T...
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Board will pay $326K for staff salary study
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners has agreed to pay $326,420 for a consultant to review the salaries and responsibilities of county employees to determine whether their pay is competitive with ...
April 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Several residents still unwell with possible WellStar expansion plans
Church Street residents packed into an auditorium at WellStar Kennestone Hospital on Tuesday to drive home their concerns about the hospital’s proposed expansion.
April 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Witnesses: Woman shot in face in broad daylight at Cumberland Mall
UPDATE: At 2:22 p.m. Monday afternoon, Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the 911 center received multiple emergency calls about a woman, Violet Lambert, 55, of Atlanta, who had been shot outside Cu...
April 22, 2014 11:45 AM | 4 4 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Woman who was pinned in car after wreck died of injuries
A fatal car crash late Tuesday afternoon in north Cobb near Interstate 575 pinned a Woodstock woman in her vehicle before she was rushed to the hospital.
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11th District hopefuls talk Dobbins, GOP
CUMBERLAND — Political hopefuls for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District made their pitch to voters during a forum at the Cobb Energy Center on Wednesday night. The 11th District includes a swath ...
April 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development in Cobb sees steady growth
In February alone, across Cobb and the six cities, 131 housing permits were issued. Another 124 were issued in March. That’s close to the 136 issued in February 2013 and the 114 handed out in March...
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Manager of wheelchair repair shop facing charges of theft, deception
A warrant says Esther Wallace of Marietta pressured her employees to conspire against the national chain Precision Repair Network Inc. between May 1 and Aug. 12 of 2013. The company’s Smyrna locati...
April 24, 2014 12:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ethics complaint against BoC dismissed
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Ethics on Wednesday dismissed a complaint filed against county commissioners for committing public funds toward a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves. The ethics board r...
April 23, 2014 07:37 PM | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Internal audit critical of medical examiner; Board says Frist should keep job
MARIETTA — Cobb County commissioners say they see no reason to part ways with county medical examiner Brian Frist, despite an internal audit that found several issues with his office. A report writ...
April 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Promethean center of Sweeney/Nicholas debate
Cobb School Board member Scott Sweeney and challenger Kevin Nicholas squared off during a forum Monday, debating such issues as Common Core, Sweeney’s work for an education vendor and the new leade...
April 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 20 20 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Timber Ridge Elementary unveils outdoor classroom on Earth Day
MARIETTA — A Cobb elementary school unveiled a new outdoor classroom Tuesday afternoon during a school-time celebration coinciding with Earth Day. Timber Ridge Elementary, near Roswell Road in east...
April 23, 2014 01:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police say couple knew each other before murder-suicide
Cobb Police say the suspected shooter who opened fire in a mall parking lot killed himself at an East Point home while his victim died at a local hospital from her injuries.
April 23, 2014 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man back in jail on rape charges after previous peeping tom arrest
KENNESAW — Cobb Police say a young Kennesaw man, who was arrested earlier this month on trespassing and felony peeping tom charges, sexually forced himself on a young woman last week. According to ...
April 23, 2014 12:50 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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