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He does it all: Pebblebrook valedictorian excels in academics, community service, music
Recent graduate and valedictorian Drayton McJunkins said the diversity of opportunity is what makes Pebblebrook High School a special place. “The diversity is amazing,” McJunkins said. “At Pebblebr...
June 01, 2015 12:27 AM | 2 2 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man stabbed, killed in Laurel Park
MARIETTA — The Marietta Police Department’s detective division is investigating a stabbing homicide they said happened Saturday night. At about 11:31 on Saturday at Laurel Park on Manning Road off ...
June 01, 2015 12:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citations piling up for slow left-lane drivers
MARIETTA — Penalties for “Sunday drivers” are racking up quickly in Cobb, according to county police. The Cobb Police department has issued more than 200 citations under Georgia’s “Slowpoke” law si...
June 01, 2015 12:24 AM | 6 6 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb Board of Education addresses cyberbullying
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Education revised its policies last week to address cyberbullying and update its list of banned social media sites. The policy revisions, which were adopted Thursday, b...
May 31, 2015 11:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police: Man stabbed, killed in Laurel Park
MARIETTA — The Marietta Police Department’s detective division is investigating a stabbing homicide they said happened Saturday night. At about 11:31 on Saturday at Laurel Park on Manning Road off ...
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SunTrust Park progressing at steady pace: Executives hopeful stadium will be ready months prior to first game
CUMBERLAND — Construction on the Atlanta Braves’ new SunTrust Park is progressing at a good pace, leaving Braves executives to believe the stadium will be ready a few months before the team is set ...
May 30, 2015 11:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Payment or perk? Why Cobb politicians receive benefits, part-time employees often do not
MARIETTA — Cobb leaders agree that part-time elected officials deserve health care coverage and pension benefits despite efforts from a few Kennesaw council members to eliminate the perk. Cobb’s si...
May 30, 2015 11:31 PM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Million dollar homes up for consideration: Marietta City Council to vote on the committee approved plan June 10
MARIETTA — Developer John Elliott wants to build a dozen homes in the $1 million price range near Kennesaw Mountain this summer. The Estates at Parkside would feature 12 customized homes on a 15-ac...
May 30, 2015 10:53 PM | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Serving the People: Millie Rogers honored with Trailblazer Award
Millie Rogers, a long-time assistant to both district commissioners and the chairman of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, was honored with the Trailblazer Award by the Cobb County Republican Women’s...
May 30, 2015 10:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘The community jeweler that gives back’ - Cumberland Diamond Exchanged named 2015 Small Business of the Year
CUMBERLAND — Small business owners and power couple Mark and Rhonda Jacobson thanked God, their staff and customers when they were recognized by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce on Monday. Several hund...
June 01, 2015 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KSU grows own food for dining hall
KENNESAW — Most food travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to table, but at Kennesaw State University’s dining hall — The Commons — a lot of the food was grown less than three miles away at H...
May 31, 2015 11:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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CID debuts Akers Mill East Trail
CUMBERLAND — A mixture of local business owners, residents and outdoor enthusiasts crowded under the Interstate 285 overpass near Powers Ferry Road on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the...
May 30, 2015 11:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer food program kicks off for 17th year
MARIETTA — The city of Marietta will kick off its annual summer food service program Monday for the 17th year in a row. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides ...
May 30, 2015 10:51 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Development authority OKs tax breaks for Genuine Parts
MARIETTA — Reversing an earlier vote, the Development Authority of Cobb County on Friday unanimously approved giving Genuine Parts tax breaks on a new headquarters the company plans to build. Frida...
May 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Cross volunteers bring hope after disasters
Nicole Roberts and her five children found themselves standing outside their Marietta apartment building with nothing left. The fire that started in the stove inside their apartment had claimed alm...
May 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marietta man sentenced to year in prison for stealing $13K in unemployment benefits
MARIETTA — A Marietta man will spend a year in prison for fraudulently receiving $13,000 in unemployment benefits. Paul Drayton, 46, was convicted last week for violating Georgia’s Employment Secur...
May 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 4 4 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officer who shot, killed Smyrna man back at work
MARIETTA — Smyrna police say the officer who shot and killed a man a month ago while attempting to serve a warrant is back at work. Smyrna Officer Chris Graeff said in a Friday email to the MDJ: “S...
May 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 7 7 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teasley: ‘Religious freedom’ bill will return next year
MARIETTA — The Marietta state lawmaker who filed a controversial “religious liberty” bill for a second straight year in Georgia’s Legislature said Friday he expects lawmakers to grapple with the is...
May 30, 2015 12:00 AM | 8 8 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man arrested after fight at local pool
Editor’s note: This story was updated from its original publication. MARIETTA — A Marietta man was arrested Wednesday after police say he seriously injured another man in a fight at the neighborhoo...
May 29, 2015 11:59 PM | 8 8 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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