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Loudermilk speaks on same-sex marriage ruling, Confederate flag
KENNESAW — U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk said at a Monday town hall the Supreme Court unconstitutionally legalized same-sex marriage. He also said banning the Confederate flag does not address the und...
June 30, 2015 12:18 AM | 6 6 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Attorney: Mableton man pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme
MARIETTA — Stafford Maxwell, former owner and CEO of Millennium Capital Exchange Inc., has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of wire fraud for a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme involving foreign curren...
June 30, 2015 12:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Attorney General Olens chosen for leadership position
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens of Marietta has been elected to head the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General. Olens’ office said in a news release Monday that Olens ...
June 29, 2015 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freeman Poole Senior Center to cover stroke symptoms, diet
The Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Road SW in Smyrna, will have the following events for seniors, ages 55 and above: ♦July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be Show and Tell About Freeman...
June 29, 2015 11:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Word on the street: State-issued license plates bearing the Confederate flag
QUESTION: In light of recent events in Charleston, should Georgia continue to issue license plates with the option of having a Confederate flag on them?
June 29, 2015 02:05 AM | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents convene to mark 151 years since local battle
KENNESAW — Residents crowded Kennesaw Mountain this weekend for a chance to learn the history of one Cobb’s famous landmarks during the 151st anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Kennesaw Moun...
June 29, 2015 01:58 AM | 3 3 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mableton student wins $5,000 in contest for anti-bullying campaign
MABLETON — A Cobb student’s anti-bullying campaign has earned $5,000 for her school and a five-day, four-night vacation for her family after being chosen as the winner of a nationwide contest for s...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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RNC member to Madison Forum: SCOTUS ruling a ‘systematic disintegration’ of rule of law
MARIETTA — Georgia’s representative on the Republican National Committee said Saturday the recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court present a “clear and present danger” to the foundations of the ...
June 28, 2015 12:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Little oversight on commissioner expense payments
ATLANTA — County commissioners around metro Atlanta received $465,000 in supplemental expense allowances over the past six years with minimal oversight, according to a review by The Atlanta Journal...
June 28, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who turned out the lights? Power outage affects more than 33,000 Cobb residents
MARIETTA — More than 33,000 Marietta and Smyrna residents lost power late Sunday night because of a broken transmission line that supplied the three main electrical providers in the area, officials...
June 30, 2015 12:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making connections: Cobb residents voice opinions on transit proposal
MARIETTA — A steady stream of residents filled the room at an open house meeting Monday to learn more about the Connect Cobb project that is aimed at improving connectivity between Kennesaw and Cum...
June 30, 2015 12:09 AM | 3 3 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Porter Recreation Center construction delayed by lawsuit
MARIETTA — Construction on the Elizabeth Porter Recreation Center park expansion has stalled over complications in a lawsuit against the city involving a slice of land. However, Mayor Steve Tumlin ...
June 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Farmers Market to close July 4
The Marietta Square Farmers Market will be closed Saturday for the Independence Day festivities on the Square. The Sunday market will be open from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The Sunday market w...
June 29, 2015 10:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta man sentenced to 17 years for armed robbery using Craigslist
A Marietta man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of luring three men to a hotel parking lot through a Craigslist ad and robbing them.
June 29, 2015 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man convicted of murdering teen prostitute in Marietta
A New York man was convicted Friday of killing a teenage prostitute in Marietta on New Year’s Day in 2013 after less than three hours of deliberation by a Cobb jury.
June 29, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Senior: Politically-minded North Cobb High grad is really going places
North Cobb High School graduate Jack Dobkin has always had a love of travel and politics, two passions he will continue pursuing when he travels to Georgetown University this fall. The 18-year-old ...
June 29, 2015 01:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veteran Cobb school bus driver to compete for international title
MARIETTA — A Cobb Schools bus driver for 10 years and first-place state finalist at this year’s Georgia “Road-e-o” competition is continuing his journey toward international a “Road-e-o” championsh...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Cobb super to fill in as interim in Dallas, Texas
Former Cobb Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, who resigned last year to move back to Dallas, Texas, will be taking over the reins of the Dallas school district as interim superintendent. DISD truste...
June 29, 2015 12:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil War memorabilia store selling out of Confederate flags
KENNESAW — Dent Myers, 84, has invested half his life into his Civil War surplus store, Wildman’s, in downtown Kennesaw. “I’ve got an interest in excavating,” Myers said. Although the hole-in-the-w...
June 28, 2015 12:43 AM | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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