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Transportation plan includes BRT
MARIETTA — Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a plan that recommends spending $5.3 billion on transportation projects, including a bus rapid transit system. Commissioners approved the Cobb ...
May 27, 2015 12:46 AM | 3 3 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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MBA June luncheon to focus on tourism
The Marietta Business Association will have its June 8 luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Road in Marietta. The luncheon will have a summer-themed panel discussio...
May 27, 2015 12:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man attempted to rob Austell Waffle House
AUSTELL — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery they said occurred Monday at a Waffle House on Six Flags Drive in Austell. At about 3:15 a.m., police said a man entered the Waffle House, l...
May 27, 2015 12:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County employees to see second gym: Fitness center to be built inside government building after 4-1 vote
MARIETTA — County employees are getting a second fitness center following a 4-1 vote by the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Commissioner Bob Ott was the only one to vote no on the proposal....
May 27, 2015 12:30 AM | 4 4 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘It’s pretty amazing’: Marietta’s 2016 Teacher of the Year a math whiz
Marietta’s 2016 Teacher of the Year said her students are what drives her to continue teaching and improving herself. Marietta High School math teacher Julie Pinto learned of the honor Tuesday duri...
May 27, 2015 12:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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McEachern student wins national monologue contest
McEachern High School rising senior Moye Light, a drama student with Young Voices United Performing Arts School in Marietta, took first place in Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre National August Wil...
May 26, 2015 12:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather doesn’t stop Memorial Day observance ceremony in Kennesaw
KENNESAW — Despite heavy downpour and dark skies, about 50 people visited the Kennesaw City Cemetery on Monday night to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in military service. John Do...
May 26, 2015 12:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember the fallen at national cemetery
MARIETTA — Michael Horne, a major who served 21 years in the Army, said he visited the Marietta National Cemetery, along with 3,000 others, Monday to pay his respects to 52 members of his regiment,...
May 26, 2015 12:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two suspects indicted in taxi shooting case
MARIETTA — The two men who police say were involved in the shooting death of a Marietta taxi driver’s son have been indicted by the Cobb grand jury on 11 criminal charges. James Lee Black, 19, was ...
May 26, 2015 12:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Association 5K9 race June 13
The Northeast Cobb Business Association will have the 5K9 race on June 13 at the Piedmont Church parking lot, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Cobb...
May 27, 2015 12:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: A century later, should Mableton be a city again?
Should Mableton become Cobb’s seventh city? Writing on the Mableton Improvement Coalition’s Facebook page, Sonja Gunn Cassady floated the question. Cassady said while the MIC does an excellent job,...
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A peek into the past: Residents travel back in time with Brumby Hall tour
MARIETTA — Residents crowded the antebellum Brumby Hall this week to learn about the 164-year-old house and its era during an open-house tour. Members of the nonprofit Friends of Brumby Hall and ot...
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board approves the ‘Guaranteed Maximum Price’ of Suntrust Park: Cost to build set at $462.2 million
MARIETTA — The Guaranteed Maximum Price to build the Braves new SunTrust Park has been set at $462.2 million, and the Cobb Board of Commissioners acknowledged that cost in a 5-0 vote Tuesday. The G...
May 27, 2015 12:33 AM | 2 2 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Civil War trench to be preserved in planned senior community in Marietta
MARIETTA — A recently discovered Civil War trench will be preserved as the centerpiece of a park in a planned senior residential community in Marietta. Attorney John Moore, who represents the proje...
May 27, 2015 12:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Cobb restaurant damaged in fire early Tuesday morning
A fire damaged the Frontera Mex-Mex Grill in east Cobb Tuesday morning at about 4 a.m., Cobb firefighters say.
May 26, 2015 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perfect score on ACT leaves teen feeling ‘blown away’
MARIETTA — Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all test takers earn a perfect score on the ACT — a college admission and placement exam — and Kennesaw is home to one of them. Connor Barre, 17, a ri...
May 26, 2015 12:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Work begins on $4 million Whitlock Avenue sidewalk plan
MARIETTA — After several delays, construction begins this week on Whitlock Avenue’s $4 million sidewalk project, and Councilman Johnny Walker plans to ask the City Council on Wednesday to consider ...
May 26, 2015 12:27 AM | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Army Ranger honors ‘a true American hero’ on Memorial Day
UPDATE: Residents gathered at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial beside City Hall this morning to honor members of the military who lost their lives in service.
May 25, 2015 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salute to America to feature music, fireworks
KENNESAW — The City of Kennesaw will host Salute to America, its annual free pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks, July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. This ye...
May 25, 2015 12:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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