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Developments getting tax breaks move forward
Bonds for $75M office building validated in January; court date for $60M project not set
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta City Council debates jails and trolleys: 2009 parks bond refinanced
MARIETTA — Marietta City Council members met Wednesday despite the winter weather to further discuss a route for a city trolley proposed by Mayor Steve Tumlin. Members also discussed a proposal to ...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Semi-annual book sale coming soon
MARIETTA — The Cobb County Public Library System’s next semi-annual book sale will be March 13 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Ro...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Majority of Cobb reps. favor cannabis oil bill
ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would decriminalize possession of cannabis oil for use with certain medical conditions in Georgia. House Bill 1, filed by...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metal Against Cancer is set for 120 Tavern on Saturday
The Third Annual Metal Against Cancer Health Benefit Show will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at the 120 Tavern & Music Hall, 1440 Roswell Road in Marietta. The show has been organized each year by Jon Boda...
February 25, 2015 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb library system launches IndieFlix Streaming service
IndieFlix, a leading independent online film streaming service, is now available for Cobb County Public Library System library cardholders. The free streaming video service gives library patrons ac...
February 25, 2015 05:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locations to host American Red Cross blood drives
The American Red Cross will have the following blood drives in Cobb County in March. ♦ March 1, 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 250 in Marietta. ♦...
February 25, 2015 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘American Pickers’ to visit county
The antique collectors starring in the History Channel TV show “American Pickers” will visit Cobb soon, according to the Cobb Chamber. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the collectors featured on the sho...
February 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chair Lee: Stadium parking plan to be presented in ’16
ATLANTA — Cobb Chairman Tim Lee traveled to Atlanta Tuesday to discuss transportation projects in the county and legislation to increase pay for some county employees with members of the Cobb Legis...
February 25, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library will have Dust Bowl exhibit
SMYRNA — The Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle in Smyrna, will have on display “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the causes and aftermath of t...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: Austell gas station sells winning lottery ticket
An Austell gas station sold the winning lottery ticket worth about $258,900 from the Feb. 17 Fantasy 5 drawing. Two other winning tickets were sold in Cochran and Marietta. The Shell Food Mart, at ...
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Austell mayor proposes to pay employees $5 for hour of exercise
AUSTELL — Mayor Joe Jerkins hopes to save money by incentivizing city employees to spend an hour at the city’s 24-hour gym. At the City Council’s pre-agenda meeting this week, Jerkins proposed a pl...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home Depot warns BoE that tax incentives are needed to develop Franklin Road IT Center
MARIETTA — The Home Depot warned the Cobb school board on Thursday that it could locate outside the county if it didn’t receive tax breaks it has requested for an expansion project. During the meet...
February 27, 2015 04:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb police investigating apparent homicide in Mableton
Update: Police have identified the body found Wednesday in Mableton as 35-year-old Alexander Arcides Lara Ayala of Smyrna.
February 26, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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BoC hires chief medical examiner:Unanimous vote approves Gulledge to start March 29, $210K salary
MARIETTA — The Board of Commissioners signed off on hiring Christopher Gulledge as the county’s chief medical examiner starting March 29, giving him a starting salary of $210,000. The commissioners...
February 26, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chatterbox: All Cobb high schools named as AP honors
All 16 high schools in Cobb were named Georgia Advanced Placement Honor Schools for 2015 by the state Department of Education. The program recognizes Georgia schools that have increased access to A...
February 26, 2015 04:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police searching for suspected taxi cab killer
Police are still searching for a man they believe shot and killed the son of a taxi driver on Franklin Road on Feb. 18 after committing two armed robberies within 13 hours. Marietta police issued a...
February 25, 2015 06:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST Ministries, others shelter about 60 homeless
MARIETTA — When the temperature dips below freezing, many local organizations open their doors to help shelter the homeless from the winter weather. Offering warm blankets and hot lunches, MUST Min...
February 25, 2015 06:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb schools use last ‘free’ snow day
MARIETTA — When Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale made the call to cancel school for Wednesday, it was the final “free” snow day the district had left. According to state law, school districts are...
February 25, 2015 06:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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