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Georgia House District 37 candidate Bolton: ‘How do we help the citizen’ of Cobb County?
Bill Bolton, the Democratic candidate challenging state Rep. Sam Teasley (R–Marietta), said if elected he will serve the citizens of Cobb, not the immigrants living here illegally. “We need to look...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NSA director talks leaks, privacy, grades
The director of the National Security Agency told students at Hillgrove High School on Thursday the leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden have had a “big impact” on counterterrorism. “I have ...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Two men responsible for thefts at Wal-Mart, Target
MARIETTA — Marietta police said they have arrested two men in connection to an organized shoplifting ring. Christopher Higgins and John Stiltz, both 31 and of Marietta, are in the Cobb jail, facing...
October 24, 2014 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two high-flying events swooping into Kennesaw
The Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is this weekend at Kennesaw State University’s KSU Sports + Entertainment Park at 3200 George W.Busbee Parkway. Billed as Atlanta’s only hot air balloon even...
October 24, 2014 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Ribbon Week kicks off at Mable House Amphitheatre
MABLETON — More than 1,500 children from across Georgia gathered Wednesday to kick off Red Ribbon Week as they cheered on their classmates’ performances at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Red ...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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UGA study: Night shift workers at higher risk for breast cancer
MARIETTA — People working night shifts may be at an increased risk for breast cancer, according to research from the University of Georgia. Chunla He, a biostatistics graduate student in the UGA Co...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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County Chair Lee predicts SPLOST measure will pass
During a meeting in Cobb Chairman Tim Lee’s office on Monday afternoon, Lee said he is optimistic Cobb voters will choose to extend the county’s special purpose local option sales tax for another s...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 15 15 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Men get it, too
Man who discovered lump while showering advises men to be aware
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Witnesses: Woman ‘seemed erratic’ before a fatal crash
MARIETTA — Cobb police don’t expect to file charges in a car wreck that killed a woman in Marietta on Wednesday morning. Witnesses told police a red 2001 Ford Focus station wagon had turned right f...
October 22, 2014 11:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia House District 37 candidate Rep. Teasley claims ‘good track record’ in House to rely on
After four years as a state representative, Sam Teasley (R–Marietta) has memorized the section of the Declaration of Independence he refers back to before every vote. “It’s most certainly something...
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Education OKs restoring 1% of pay
Teachers to get one check in December; parents share their concerns about Tapp Middle School
October 24, 2014 04:00 AM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Acworth worker arrested on child porn charge
ACWORTH — Police said an employee of the city of Acworth was arrested on one count of child pornography possession Wednesday. Christian Jamar Harris, 23, who worked as a grounds maintenance employe...
October 24, 2014 12:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Cobb High students address fine arts, lunches
Students from North Cobb High School addressed the Cobb Board of Education on Thursday to discuss fine arts and school lunches. Khylil Chestnut spoke about increasing funding for fine arts programs...
October 24, 2014 12:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business owner inspired to run by public service
MARIETTA — Erick Allen said the reason he got involved in politics is a long story. The Democrat challenging state Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said he began suffering from Crohn’s disease complicat...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smyrna to vote on health benefits for spouses of gay employees
SMYRNA — Smyrna City Councilman Wade Lnenicka is urging the council to decide Nov. 3 whether to extend health benefits to spouses of gay city employees who are legally married. The revision would a...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 5 5 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocacy groups: Cobb teachers eager for 1% pay restoration vote
MARIETTA ­— Since the last Cobb Board of Education meeting, school employees have been buzzing about seeing the final 1 percent of their salaries restored. The board will vote on the restoration at...
October 23, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rep. Golick touts track record, 16 years in office
MARIETTA — State Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said Cobb voters should re-elect him to office because he has a proven track record of a commitment to his constituents. Golick has been the state repre...
October 23, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Braves alumni step up to plate to help vet groups
MARIETTA — Atlanta Braves alumni including Brian Jordan, Ryan Klesko, Marquis Grissom and John Rocker are pitching in Sunday to help veterans organizations, including a nonprofit with ties to a Mar...
October 22, 2014 11:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPLOST advocate takes debate to social media site
The debate over the county’s special purpose local option sales tax referendum has spilled over into social media. Marietta attorney Justin O’Dell, a co-chair of the SPLOST advocacy group Secure Co...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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