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77-year-old killed crossing road
A 77-year-old man is dead after police say he was hit by a pickup truck in northeast Cobb early Friday morning. Cobb police say Orlando Milian was attempting to cross Sandy Plains Road where it int...
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MRC board votes to spend 75% of checking funds on property
Corporation has $3.9M in debt, acquiring leased land for $64K
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Employee accused of stealing more than $93K from church
A Marietta woman was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing more than $93,000 from the church where she worked. Gwendolyn Hawthorne, 61, is accused of stealing $93,744.25 from Crown of Life Co...
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Gov. Deal appoints Kennesaw man to state services board
A Kennesaw man has joined a state board that helps people with disabilities achieve independence and employment. Jonathan Taylor suffered a spinal cord injury in March 2011 while playing for the Un...
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Attorney claims fire retribution for complaint
An east Cobb attorney discovered burned portions of her front yard this morning, an act she said she believes was retribution for her public criticism of the Cobb Board of Commissioners and its han...
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Super will mull payroll options
MARIETTA — Cobb Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale thought most teachers would prefer to switch from a once to twice monthly paycheck system. Ordering a survey of the staff, he said he expected ...
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North Cobb, Pope coaches tackle sons’ senior seasons
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Cobb transportation officials address BRT, bikes, Braves at town hall meeting
KENNESAW — On the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony for SunTrust Park, the 41,500-seat stadium for the Atlanta Braves, leaders of transportation agencies in Cobb met Thursday to assure residents...
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’70s-themed sickle cell anemia benefit on Sat.
A forum and fundraiser are set for Saturday night to raise awareness of sickle cell anemia. Post 296 of the American Legion and Auxiliary, which is based in Marietta, is hosting the events. The fre...
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More than $788K in repairs set for Spring Road bridge
Repairs totaling $788,562 are planned for the bridge that spans the CSX Railroad on Spring Road near the intersection with Atlanta Road. A total of $175,000 will be coming from the city’s water fun...
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Mableton eyes $3.1M square across from elementary school
A $3.1 million project to build a square in the center of Mableton could begin in the next few months, said Jim Wilgus, the county’s deputy transportation director. The county is asking constructio...
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After SEC complaint, fire, Chairman Lee cancels meeting with critic
County Chairman Tim Lee has canceled his meeting with an east Cobb attorney who has been critical of the way he has handled the deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County. Susan McCoy, who fil...
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African-Americans in Cobb forum today
A forum to discuss the state of African-Americans in Cobb is set for this morning in Marietta. County Commissioner Lisa Cupid, Marietta City Councilwoman Michelle Cooper-Kelly and state Rep. Alisha...
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Police seek help in identifying suspects in carjacking incident
POWDER SPRINGS — Cobb police have released an image of one of two men they say robbed a man in Powder Springs before stealing his car. According to investigators, the victim was exiting his vehicle...
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76th EMC meeting: Three members stand unopposed in election
MARIETTA — The three Cobb EMC board members up for election this year are all unopposed, but members of the electric co-op will still have a chance to say if they want to keep their representation....
September 19, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locals chime in on Scottish independence
MARIETTA — Even though they’re 4,000 miles away from Scotland, some Cobb residents are keeping an eye on politics in that country, where citizens voted on whether to secede from the United Kingdom....
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Home Depot breach affects 56M debit and credit cards
Home Depot said Thursday a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target cu...
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Gas South, city of Smyrna announce new partnership
Cumberland-based Gas South, announced a new partnership with the city of Smyrna that will provide discounted natural gas rates for the city’s residents and businesses. Through the partnership, Gas ...
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6th annual Whole Hawg BBQ festival to be held on Sept. 28
The 6th annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest will be Sept. 28 on the Marietta Square. The festival’s barbecue contest will feature 36 teams competing for prize money, points for the South...
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