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Chief magistrate judge named
by Brittini Ray
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Cobb Superior Court judges Monday named Joyette Holmes, a Cobb assistant district attorney, as chief magistrate judge. Holmes is both the first woman and first African American to hold t...
Development Authority of Cobb County to vote on Home Depot’s tax breaks today
by Hilary Butschek
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — The Development Authority of Cobb County is scheduled to vote on granting The Home Depot tax breaks at a special-called meeting today. The company, headquartered in Cobb, is asking to bo...
Happy day for Joyette: Judges tap Holmes as new chief magistrate
by Joe Kirby, Otis A. Brumby III and Lee B. Garrett, - Around Town Columnists
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
COBB’S SUPERIOR COURT judges voted Monday to name assistant District Attorney Joyette Holmes as the county’s new chief magistrate judge. Holmes was one of three semi-finalists named last week, alon...
Marietta Historic Board of Review tables Goldstein Square brewpub plan
by Brittini Ray
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Marietta Square may not be seeing a new brewpub anytime soon. After an hour-long debate, the Marietta Historic Board of Review failed to reach a resolution Monday regarding City Councilm...
Kennesaw Councilman Church’s trial is set for April
by Hilary Butschek
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Kennesaw Councilman Leonard Church, who has been indicted on charges of child molestation, is scheduled to have a trial by jury on April 27. Church, who was indicted in January on charge...
Kennesaw nonprofit says it wants to amend contract: The Edge Connection looks to end $75K grant-backed kitchen incubator program
by Ricky Leroux
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
KENNESAW — A nonprofit the city of Kennesaw gave a $75,000 grant to is asking the City Council to amend its contract with the city and allow it to shut down the program the grant helped start. The ...
Chatterbox: Marietta Police in top 3 departments nationwide
by MDJ staff
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A police task force established by President Barack Obama recognized the Marietta Police Department as an example to follow, according to a release from Marietta police Monday. On a January 30 meet...
Police search for a man after Kennesaw robbery
by MDJ staff
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
KENNESAW — Cobb police say an armed, masked man entered the Red Roof Inn in Kennesaw at about 1 a.m. Monday and robbed the clerk of cash before fleeing in the clerk’s car. The motel is at 520 Rober...
Cook chooses Georgia Tech
by Adam Carrington
acarrington@mdjonline.com
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Make that three players bound to play Division I basketball for the Osborne girls. Junior point guard Zutorya Cook committed to play basketball at Georgia Tech last week following the Yellow Jacket...
Owls open Atlantic Sun tournament at Upstate
by John Bednarowski
sportseditor@mdjonline.com
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time since the 2010-11 season, the Kennesaw State men’s basketball team will compete in the Atlantic Sun tournament. And now that the Owls are there, they want to do something with th...
Prep roundup: Late rally pushes Kell past North Atlanta
by MDJ staff reports
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Kell had just three hits on the night, but two came in a seventh-inning rally as the Longhorns downed North Atlanta 5-4 in its Region 7AAAAAA opener.
KSU opens first spring practice with high-tempo workout
by John Bednarowski
sportseditor@mdjonline.com
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
KENNESAW — The Kennesaw State football team took the field Monday for the first of 15 spring practices and the difference in performance from the fall noticeable.
When is the right time to stop driving?
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Why are there no laws in the United States that impose a maximum driving age? The fact of the matter is some people can’t drive worth a toot regardless of their age. Being fit to drive has more to ...
Gov. Deal touts ‘Telework Week’ this week
by MDJ staff
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
This week is “Telework Week,” according to Gov. Nathan Deal. The announcement is an attempt to entice people to work from home and stay off the roads to reduce traffic, according to a proclamation ...
Smyrna Waffle House robbed on Monday
by MDJ staff
Mar 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Cobb police say a man robbed a Waffle House in Smyrna at 3:15 a.m. Monday. Police say the man entered the Waffle House, located at 4458 Atlanta Road by I-285 and began demanding money from the cler...
Georgia Voices: It’s time for Obama to step up and lead fight
by The Augusta Chronicle
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s fatally obvious that President Obama’s heart is not in the war on terrorism. Everything from his ineffectual tactical decisions in the Oval Office to his tepid choice of words in the press roo...
Deny Isakson zoning; carry out public’s order on parks bond vote
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
DEAR EDITOR: I was invited to a meeting with a principal of the group working to save the Tritt property in east Cobb, The group, The Concerned Citizens of East Cobb, was formed a year or so ago to...
Israel’s Netanyahu should offer Obama a howling reproach
by Cal Thomas
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just two weeks before Israel’s March...
Immigrants need to adapt, not Americans
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
DEAR EDITOR: For so many years, this country has been concentrating on what is politically correct, and I enjoyed watching the Academy Awards for certain comments made that were politically “incorr...
Open Internet survives weird politics
by Froma Harrop
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly opposed regulating Internet service, currently dominated by a few cable giants. Texas Republica...