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Atlanta pulls away to lock up series
by The Associated Press
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night.
Miller mows down Philly batters in shutout effort
by The Associated Press
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Shelby Miller has thrown other shutouts, but never one as efficient.
Civil War Round Table of Cobb County meets Thursday
by MDJ staff
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The Civil War Round Table of Cobb County will meet Thursday with Brian Wills speaking on “Getting the Bulge on ‘Em:” Forrest and Wilson in Alabama, 1865 at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive in Kenn...
Woods faces sleepless nights over issues with personal life
by The Associated Press
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Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.
Victorious Earnhardt happier than ever
by The Associated Press
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There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn’t all glitz and glamour.
4,965 years: Cobb School District honors retiring employees — many with decades of service
by Philip Clements
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MARIETTA — After 39 years of teaching third grade, Due West Elementary School teacher Joanne Doss said she didn’t want to retire. “I was hoping to make it to 40,” Doss said. The Cobb School Distric...
Shopping center approved near The Avenue West Cobb
by Hilary Butschek
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WEST COBB — Supporters of a $40 million retail center proposed across the street from The Avenue West Cobb on Dallas Highway outnumbered those in opposition, including a former county commissioner,...
Restaurant of the Week: Mezza Luna Pasta Seafood
by MDJ staff
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Where: 1669 Spring Road, SE, Smyrna. Phone: (770) 319-0333 Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m. Serves: Authentic It...
Slices of heaven: Marco’s Pizza opens newest location on Delk Rd. in Marietta
by Sally Litchfield
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There’s a new place for pizza in town. Marco’s Pizza in Marietta opened April 18. “Marco’s Pizza is one of the best, if not the best, in the carry out pizza market out there,” said Mohit Gupta, who...
Free speech aside ...
by Jerry Landers
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Let me introduce you to Rukmini Callimachi. Ms. Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, covering Islamic extremism, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State. She is a two-time...
Baltimore, race and matters of perception
by Kathleen Parker
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too many others involving...
Wellness fund, gym have ‘unpleasant smell’
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
DEAR EDITOR: The MDJ story about the Cobb Commission’s plans to build an employee workout center which would cost nearly $340,000 has apparently opened up a large can of worms. And now, according t...
Foley ‘quick to condemn’
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DEAR EDITOR: MDJ columnist Kevin Foley’s approval of a severe lack of manners when he wrote “made me very proud (Ann) Coulter was booed off the stage after 10 minutes by students at my alma matter ...
Congress, country must face choices, consequences
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New U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) made his first speech on the Senate floor last week since taking office in January, and it was full of cogent points. “I am outraged by Washington’s dysfunction, ...
Centennial celebrations prompt a trip down memory lane
by Dick Yarbrough
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
You are going to have to give me a little scat room today. I am having an attack of the nostalgias. Going down someone else’s Memory Lane can be as boring as a lecture on the life cycle of guppies ...
Unruly Britannia
by Cal Thomas
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. On Thursday, t...
Police say Mount Bethel special education teacher put student with autism in trash can
by Philip Clements
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MARIETTA — A special education teacher at Mount Bethel Elementary School in east Cobb was arrested Monday after police say she put a student with special needs into a trash can and compared him to ...
Gun in officer's slaying 9th from Georgia heist found in NY
by Jake Pearson, Associated Press
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A handgun used to fatally shoot a New York Police Department officer is the ninth of 23 weapons reported stolen from a Georgia pawn shop in 2011 to be recovered on the city's streets.
Braves designate Veal for assignment, recall Cunniff
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The Braves have designated left-handed reliever Donnie Veal for assignment and recalled right-hander Brandon Cunniff from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Georgia News Roundup
May 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
UPDATE: Latest headlines are: Program in works to help children affected by test cheating - Student in custody after shot fired at Conyers Middle School