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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale
by Associated Press
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
CARROLLTON — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theate...
Chatterbox: Commissioner Birrell speaks out for Cobb police
by MDJ Staff
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Commissioner JoAnn Birrell defended Cobb police and expressed her disappointment with comments made by Commissioner Lisa Cupid during Tuesday’s board meeting. Last week, Cupid accused Cobb police o...
Boy Scouts’ policy not an issue for many local officials of organization
by Ricky Leroux
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — The Boy Scouts of America lifted a national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees this week, a change many local leaders in the organization have no problem with. The BSA...
Serving up smiles: MUST Ministries delivers 2 millionth summer lunch
by Brittini Ray
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — There were choruses of “hey theres” and “thank yous” at a Marietta neighborhood playground Tuesday morning as officials helped hand out sack lunches during MUST Ministries’ 20th annual S...
BoC appoints new communications director, revises ethics code
by Hilary Butschek
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — In a split vote, the Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday hiring Sheri Kell, wife of Cobb Superior Court Judge Tain Kell, as the county’s new communications director. Kell is a foundi...
Cobb police investigating hotel robbery in Smyrna
by Ricky Leroux
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
SMYRNA — Cobb police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at a hotel off Windy Hill Road just after midnight Tuesday. According to investigators, a man entered the office of the Red R...
Upcoming events at East Cobb Senior Center
by Damon Poirier
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have the following events for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Aug. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will have Contractor Fraud, presented by P...
UPS 2Q profit beats Street, overseas business improves
by Associated Press
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
ATLANTA — Overseas business helped UPS during its second quarter, as did the absence of a hefty charge recorded a year ago. The package-delivery company earned $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per share, fo...
Upcoming events at West Cobb Senior Center
by Damon Poirier
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, will have the following upcoming events for seniors, ages 55-plus: ♦ Aug. 5 through Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. will have Matter of...
State Bank reports 2Q 2015 financial results
by MDJ Staff
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State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company of State Bank and Trust Company — which has a Marietta location — announced on July 23 unaudited financial results for the quarter ending June ...
Is America entering a new Victorian Era?
by Michael Barone
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Forty-seven years ago, the musical “Hair” opened on Broadway. Elderly mavens — the core theater audience then, unlike the throngs of tourists flocking to cheap movie adaptations today — were instru...
eVestment launches SmartVision Analytics
by MDJ Staff
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Marietta-based eVestment, a data and analytics firm serving the global institutional investment community, announced it has launched SmartVision Analytics. Investment advisers making decisions base...
Trump and ‘the high priests’ of the press
by Roger Simon
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Having decided that Donald Trump is unworthy of his popularity, the grandees of journalism are hard-pressed to explain why he is so popular. “It came slightly ahead of schedule,” The Wall Street Jo...
Lack of vision may cost us dearly
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DEAR EDITOR: Recent stories in defense news journals have highlighted a crisis with the Navy and Marine Corps funding, and these stories must be shared with the public. Our nation’s economic depend...
SERVPRO honors local businesses
by MDJ Staff
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
SERVPRO, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, recognized the following Alpharetta-area entrepreneurs for outstanding revenue performance. The awards event t...
WALDRON, Albert Thomas
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Mr. Albert Thomas Waldron age 72, passed away Sunday, July 26th. He was retired from Lockheed after 35 years. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Waldron. Surviving are: Daughter Cynthia ...
McCain critic laughable
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DEAR EDITOR: In response to letter-writer Jim Stoll (“Trump right: McCain not a military hero,” July 22 MDJ), I could not disagree more. What exactly are his criteria for hero status? I would submi...
COSPER, William
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
William “Hal” Cosper, 65, of Powder Springs, Georgia. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and son, passed away on July 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Harold Co...
School bells ring Monday: Cobb teachers back in classrooms this week to prepare for students’ arrival
by Michelle Babcock
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SMYRNA — Cobb students won’t be back in school until next week, but for teachers, Monday was the start of a busy week with bustling halls and classrooms as they prepare for about 110,000 students t...
Obama’s truth out of Africa
by Kathleen Parker
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It is good to be President Barack Obama these days. In the midst of a visit to Africa, including Kenya, where Republican front-runner Donald Trump has insisted Obama was born, the pres...