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Fourth annual Marietta Zombie Walk is Oct. 18
The undead of Marietta are coming back again to help the living Oct. 18 for the fourth annual Marietta Zombie Walk, where zombies will bring donations to support Marietta’s MUST Ministries. A zombi...
September 16, 2014 09:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police release names in fatal Sunday shooting
Smyrna police say the man and woman found dead in a townhome Sunday appeared to have died as the result of a murder-suicide. According to police, Jessica Arrendale, 33, was killed by a fatal gunsho...
September 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Cobb: Redevelopment purchases considered; Lee awaiting creation of new revenue source creation
MABLETON — South Cobb leaders want the county to purchase land on Six Flags Drive to spur redevelopment, but Chairman Tim Lee said he won’t take that step until a new revenue source is created. Tha...
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Known: 350 Confederate soldier names discovered by local historian
The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as “Unknowns” in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local h...
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Thanksgiving Day race expects 10,000 runners to help MUST Ministries
The 12th annual Marietta Daily Journal Gobble Jog benefiting MUST Ministries is anticipating more than 10,000 runners for the gathering on the Marietta Square Thanksgiving morning. A holiday tradit...
September 16, 2014 12:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers: The (chain) gang is all here
The Lassiter Trojans chain gang — Jim Hutson, Brett McClung, John Jones and Chip McMinn — have a whopping 43 years of experience on Friday nights running the yard sticks. They have put 11 kids thro...
September 16, 2014 12:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police look into possible ‘hoax’ call, find knife
Marietta Middle School put on lockdown for one hour; no one injured
September 16, 2014 12:13 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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WellStar East Cobb Health Park now seeing patients
WellStar’s East Cobb Health Park opened to residents yesterday, providing them with a wide range of health services as a one-stop shop. The new three-story, 162,000-square-foot facility, at 3747 Ro...
September 16, 2014 12:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Georgia 8th worst state to give birth
Georgia is one of the worst states in the U.S. to have a baby, according to a report by financial website WalletHub.com. The study looks at health care conditions and the baby-friendliness of each ...
September 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Water System reports 2 overflows
The Cobb County Water System reported two sewer overflows last week. The first wastewater manhole overflow, resulting in an estimated 240 gallons discharged into Sope Creek, occurred at 2:03 p.m. o...
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Salvaging history: Following fire, water damage, Austell Museum set to reopen Monday
Following a fire that destroyed 20 percent of its artifacts last month, the Austell Museum is expected to open its doors Monday. “It’s pretty ready,” museum director William Johnson said. Most of t...
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Marietta superintendent to get $7K bonus
MARIETTA — Marietta Superintendent Emily Lembeck will receive a $7,000 bonus for her positive evaluation by the Marietta Board of Education, said Irene Berens, the board’s vice chair. The board pla...
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Kennesaw: $20.7M budget approved for ’15
The Kennesaw City Council unanimously approved a $20.7 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year at its meeting Monday, an increase of about $900,000, or 4.5 percent, compared to the adopted fiscal 2...
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Top high school bands in Southeast set to compete
Outstanding high school marching bands from throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana will compete in the Music for All’s Bands of America Regional Champions...
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Cobb infrastructure upgrades: Five traffic signals to cost $750K
MARIETTA — Cobb County will be receiving bids for rebuilding five traffic signals until Sept. 25. Lights at the intersections of Mableton Parkway and Old Alabama Road; Mableton Parkway and Old Powd...
September 15, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shreiner Academy kicks off yearlong speaker series
Shreiner Academy, a private K-8 school at 1340 Terrell Mill Road in Marietta, will host a yearlong, free speaker series to help parents and teachers understand childhood. “They’re not little adults...
September 15, 2014 12:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb’s kids get moving: Local schools among top in nation in campaign to end childhood obesity
MARIETTA — Schools in Cobb County are doing their part to fight childhood obesity and enhance their physical education classes, and three have received accolades by the campaign started by first la...
September 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workshop bridges the gap between educators, parents
Grant Rivera, leadership and learning officer for the Cobb school district, wants dinner tables to be an extension of the classroom. About 50 educators and parents gathered at the Sky View Professi...
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Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices
MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be ...
September 14, 2014 04:00 AM | 14 14 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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