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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 | 3 3 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...
May 03, 2015 12:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Becoming a Blue Devil: Marietta fifth-graders prepare for sixth grade with field day
About 700 fifth-graders from seven elementary schools in the Marietta School District gathered for a field day to celebrate their upcoming entrance into sixth grade. Blue Devil Day is a tradition i...
May 02, 2015 12:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board eyes raising teachers’ salaries
MARIETTA — During its Friday meeting, the Marietta school board reviewed Superintendent Emily Lembeck’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget, which now includes an average pay increase of 6.95 percent for a...
May 02, 2015 12:13 AM | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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County plans to create website for traffic alerts
MARIETTA — The county has a plan in the works to create a website to give up-to-date traffic warnings to drivers navigating Cobb roads that officials say could help manage traffic for Braves games....
May 02, 2015 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar official to give merger update
A WellStar official will give an update on the merger of WellStar Health System and Emory Healthcare at a South Cobb Business Association luncheon May 6. Kem Mullins, senior vice president of WellS...
May 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cherokee district attorney says ‘justice served’
Michael Naples, 31, of Woodstock, was found guilty Friday on six charges including felony murder in the 2012 death of his ex-girlfriend’s 17-month-old daughter.
May 01, 2015 04:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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9-year-old Mount Paran student begins fundraiser to help homeless
For one Marietta 9-year-old, his grandmother’s sweet and spicy pickles are more than just a tasty snack. They’re the key to helping the boy buy a home for a homeless man. Luke Holm, a third-grader ...
May 01, 2015 12:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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...
May 03, 2015 12:36 AM | 3 3 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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MARTA’s expansion remains controversial
MARIETTA — Cobb has denied MARTA from bringing a rail line into the county multiple times in its history, and Chairman Tim Lee said that denial still stands today. Although Cobb has a relationship ...
May 03, 2015 12:12 AM | 5 5 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Becoming a Blue Devil: Marietta fifth-graders prepare for sixth grade with field day
About 700 fifth-graders from seven elementary schools in the Marietta School District gathered for a field day to celebrate their upcoming entrance into sixth grade. Blue Devil Day is a tradition i...
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Cobb Chairman Lee set to make new executive position; Longtime assistant Millie Rogers leaves post after 27 years
MARIETTA — There will soon be a shuffle of assistants in Cobb Chairman Tim Lee’s office and not everyone is happy about it. Millie Rogers, Lee’s part-time assistant who has worked for the county fo...
May 02, 2015 12:09 AM | 9 9 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother of boy hit by car on Franklin Road facing charges
The mother of a boy hit by a car outside of a crosswalk is facing misdemeanor charges after the collision, police said Friday. Marietta police said a 7-year-old boy struck by a driver on Franklin R...
May 02, 2015 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Bacon excited, if perplexed, about Google Fiber service
At a town hall meeting Wednesday, Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon gave an update on the progress Google is making on installing its Google Fiber Internet service in the city, but he confessed to being a bit...
May 01, 2015 12:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 new developments in south Cobb lead to road improvements, new jobs
One corner of south Cobb is getting significant revitalization with road improvements and two new buildings in the works. The Cobb Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized spending up to $600,...
May 01, 2015 12:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six schools receive new principals: Board also moves forward on $48M rebuild for Walton High School, budget process
MARIETTA — The Cobb school board on Thursday hired six new principals and approved $48 million to go toward the new Walton High School classroom building. The principals appointed by the board will...
May 01, 2015 12:30 AM | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta men charged with Craigslist murder
Three Marietta men were indicted Thursday by a Cobb grand jury after allegedly luring a man on Craigslist and killing him. Jordan James Baker, 19, Jonathon O’Neil Myles, 19, and Kalynn Shiquez Ruth...
May 01, 2015 12:04 AM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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