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Red Ribbon Week kicks off in Cobb today
The state is kicking off Red Ribbon Week with an event at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre this morning. Each year, Red Ribbon Week, which runs Oct. 23 to 31, brings schools and communities toge...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta Board of Education agrees to pay Northcutt architect $460K, give raise to attorney
The Marietta Board of Education agreed Tuesday to pay $460,083 to the architectural firm hired for the Northcutt Stadium renovation. The board voted 5-0, with Jeriene Bonner-Grimes absent, to adjus...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development Authority stirs debate with Cobb Board of Education
Two tax breaks in Cumberland could reignite legal battle
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: DNA links man to 2005 jewelry heist
Police say they’ve connected a man in jail in Fulton County to a nearly decade-old robbery in Cobb that netted more than $100,000 in stolen jewelry. In 2005, authorities said two men entered the Cr...
October 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cherokee inmate being monitored for Ebola
Although he has shown no symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, an inmate at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center is being monitored for Ebola. Justin Clay St. Germaine, 33, of Lawrenceville, was arr...
October 21, 2014 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Education to consider attorney’s raise request
The Marietta Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the board room, at 250 Howard St. The board will consider a request from its attorney, Clem Doyle, who is asking for a raise. In other action,...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pierre focuses on board, community relationship
Kenya Pierre said she is tired of seeing her neighbors move their families to east Cobb to send their kids to what they consider to be better schools. “Parents move their children to east Cobb,” Pi...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police find possible DNA match in cold case
Police believe they have solved a 20-year-old cold case last week after using DNA evidence to find the man accused of raping a woman in Marietta in 1994, said Officer David Baldwin, spokesman for M...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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DIVERGING DIAMOND: Cobb cuts ribbon on $48M projects
CUMBERLAND — Cobb and state officials were joined by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on Monday to break ground on $48 million in road improvement projects for Windy Hill Road. The five projects will trans...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hightower Indian Trail Marker restored, rededicated
MARIETTA — Historians, politicians and members of the community recently gathered to commemorate the rededication of an 83-year-old Indian trail marker during a ceremony at Harrison Park. The cerem...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two controversial developments approved by Board of Commissioners
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners unanimously signed off on two housing developments Tuesday, ignoring an outpour of opposition from nearby residents who said the projects will further burden s...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 13 13 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Ethics orders probe on County Chairman Lee in Braves deal complaint
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Ethics will move forward with a formal hearing to determine whether County Chairman Tim Lee violated the county’s ethics code, as alleged by west Cobb resident Tom Chee...
October 22, 2014 04:00 AM | 9 9 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman killed in house fire in Kennesaw Tuesday
A 61-year-old woman was killed in a fire in her Kennesaw home Tuesday morning, according to Cobb Fire and Emergency Services. Five other people living in the house on Ben King Road escaped, Cobb fi...
October 22, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chairman Lee expects complaint to be dropped
County Chairman Tim Lee said Monday he anticipates an ethics complaint filed against him will be dropped by the Cobb Board of Ethics when it meets tonight. Lee said he believes the complaint, filed...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thayer has ‘All the time to give’ to board position
Susan Thayer said she never considered running for a seat on the Cobb Board of Education. But once she was asked by several people, including three school board members and Cobb Chamber of Commerce...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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$40M Walton rebuild won’t cause redistricting
EAST COBB — If everything goes as planned, Walton High School students won’t realize their school is being rebuilt right beneath their feet, said Chris Ragsdale, Cobb’s interim superintendent. A $4...
October 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 10 10 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Landmark Bank, Midtown Bank merger closed
First Landmark Bank, headquartered at 307 N. Marietta Parkway in Marietta, announced the legal closing for the merger between First Landmark Bank and Midtown Bank & Trust Company occurred Monday an...
October 21, 2014 12:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who gets your vote for U.S. Senate seat?
MARIETTA — With the General Election two weeks away, Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn are in a tight race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. ...
October 20, 2014 04:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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