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Reynold Jennings receives inaugural Visionary Award
WellStar CEO Reynold Jennings recently received the inaugural Visionary Leadership Award, given at this year’s WellStar Foundation Grand Gala. The award honors an individual or corporation in the c...
May 04, 2015 11:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Fire donates extrication equipment
The Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services will be donating a complete set of surplus extrication equipment to a volunteer fire department in South Carolina this month. The equipment, made by Hurs...
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Former NFLer’s son pleads guilty to molestation, statutory rape
MARIETTA — Lawrence Julius Taylor Jr., son of NFL Hall of Fame player Lawrence Taylor, will serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and statutory rape charges Monday, ac...
May 04, 2015 11:27 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘It just humbles me’: After moving from El Salvador at age 9, Marietta High student bound for Notre Dame on scholarship
MARIETTA — When his family emigrated from El Salvador, Abraham Leon was 9 years old and didn’t speak any English — now he’s graduating third in his class at Marietta High School. “As soon as we got...
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A prom night to remember: Cherokee community support helps foster teens have a night ‘just like all the other kids’
WALESKA — While for many high school students in Cherokee County prom is a usual rite of spring, for the young men who live at the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch in Waleska it is much more. Goshen Valley...
May 03, 2015 09:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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CCSD educator headed to Europe on scholarship
MARIETTA — One Cobb educator is taking her love of international studies across the Atlantic as she prepares to participate in an international education conference this summer in Europe. Trudy Del...
May 03, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves exec: Stadium entering new phase
CUMBERLAND — With most of the grading and deep foundation complete, Braves executive Mike Plant said construction of the new SunTrust Park is entering a new phase. Plant, executive vice president o...
May 03, 2015 12:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Job fair hosted by city schools to fill 50 to 70 open positions
MARIETTA — More than 300 educators attended an invitation-only job fair at Marietta High School on Saturday, hoping to fill one of the school district’s 50 to 70 open positions. Emily Lembeck, scho...
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Elizabeth Porter Park construction in Marietta still stalled by lawsuit
MARIETTA — The expansion of Elizabeth Porter Park, a project approved nearly five years ago by the Marietta City Council, has yet to break ground after a lawsuit over land stalled the project. Mean...
May 02, 2015 12:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennesaw Councilwoman Eaton-Welsh to ask for vote on term limits, benefits
KENNESAW — Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh intends to ask the City Council to vote May 18 whether to place a binding question on the 2016 ballot allowing voters to impose term limits on the mayor and...
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KSU student reports sexual assault
A Kennesaw State University student reported a sexual assault happened on campus May 1, according to KSU police. Police are investigating the report and have not made an arrest, said Tammy DeMel, u...
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Opportunity of their own: Company provides start-up model for college students through house painting
A Kennesaw State University student said he always believed he could do more than a typical summer job at a fast-food restaurant, so he decided to try his hand at entrepreneurship. Tyler Altman, 20...
May 04, 2015 11:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citizens weigh in on proposed condos, retail area in east Cobb
MARIETTA — Residents spoke out this week about the impact a proposed mixed-use development in east Cobb may have on schools and traffic. The developer, Marietta-based Lynwood Development Group LLC,...
May 04, 2015 11:29 PM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former FedEx facility security guard, shooting victim files suit against company
MARIETTA — The security guard shot in the abdomen last year at the Kennesaw FedEx facility where he worked filed a lawsuit Monday against the shipping company. Christopher Sparkman and his wife, Ja...
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Custer Park renovation set to open in September
Marietta considering charging membership fees to help offset center’s operation costs after $2.5M in work
May 03, 2015 09:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Extras sought for Tom Cruise film: 1970s-, ’80s-period movie seeking ‘non-contemporary’ looks, vehicles
Those who want to see their faces on the big screen alongside Tom Cruise in the Ball Ground-movie “Mena” could get that opportunity. The movie, which is directed by Doug Liman, has sent out a casti...
May 03, 2015 09:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principal making trust priority
MARIETTA — Matt Freedman will be starting as the principal of Marietta’s Park Street Elementary this summer and he said his goal is to create a team atmosphere and build trust with the teachers, st...
May 03, 2015 09:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials say alternative school is working for Marietta, Cobb students
MARIETTA — An alternative school program serving both the Cobb and Marietta school districts is working to keep students in school, officials say, and both districts are looking to continue their c...
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Tennis enthusiasts celebrate hall of fame’s move to Marietta
MARIETTA — Two hundred and seventy tennis enthusiasts applauded as 27 Tennis Hall of Fame members strolled down a red carpet at a gala commemorating the opening of the new Georgia Tennis Hall of Fa...
May 03, 2015 12:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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