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Cobb County streetlight fee going up by 50¢
by Ricky Leroux
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Cobb Commissioner Ott reverses his position, votes to approve rate hike
Cobb commissioners seek comment prior to hiring of bridge designer
by Ricky Leroux
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners are seeking a firm to design a pedestrian bridge to connect the Cobb Galleria area to the site of the new Braves stadium, but first it wants to hear from ...
Cupid fights for transparency to allocate money to area charities
by Hilary Butschek
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Commissioner Lisa Cupid put up an argument in opposition of a proposal to give unspent federal money to MUST Ministries. The Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday, with Cupid opposed,...
Chatterbox: Town Center Mall will open at 6 p.m. tonight
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Chatter: Holiday light show at Life University kicks off tonight, runs until Dec. 31
Cobb County public figures reflect on holiday blessings
by Philip Clements
Nov 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and football. The MDJ polled several Cobb County public figures and officials about what they were thankful for and what their plans were, and received a var...
Obama took bold step
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
DEAR EDITOR: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, when the original immigrants were welcomed to this land: Welcome immigrants and immigrant families! Bienvenidos! Thank you, Mr. President, for taking a b...
This Thanksgiving, have an attitude of gratitude
by Cal Thomas
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of happiness” in the text. Happiness is a vapor ...
Immigration fix must focus on retaining STEM grads
by Jason Anavitarte
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the most vibrant and economically important cities in the world is more or less an accident. To be economically relevant, Georgia needed a railroad to connect the port city of Savannah with ...
Thanks, or something
by George Will
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California’s Legislature includes 93 persons ...
Legal immigrant questions Obama
by Amaida Farrington
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear President Barack Obama: I thank you for the letter I received from the White House congratulating me on my newly acquired citizenship to the United States of America. I am now a proud American...
Thanksgiving: When we as Americans gather together
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanksgiving is a peculiarly American holiday that is wrapped up in legend and myth that don’t bear close historical examination. True, the Pilgrims and the Indians sat down to a peaceable feast in...
Runner of the Year: Title or not, Bussjager sees successful finale
by Adam Carrington
acarrington@mdjonline.com
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Walton runner Avery Bussjager wanted to defend her Class AAAAAA state title from last season. Dropping 8 seconds from her previous title-winning time would seemingly make defending the title automa...
Girls Coaches of the Year: Scott, Simmons at the helm of youthful talent
by Adam Carrington
acarrington@mdjonline.com
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Harrison had the runners to have a successful girls cross country season, even if the team was young.
Contrary to reports, Brown Was Not ‘Unarmed’
by Max Briggs
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
No one can argue that tragedy runs through every aspect of what occurred and is occurring in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country. But I’ve noticed that one thing has not been spoken of and i...
Owls get emphatic win in home opener
by John Bednarowski
sportseditor@mdjonline.com
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Nigel Pruitt scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures as Kennesaw State won its home opener Wednesday with an 84-71 victory over Samford.
Giants’ Beckham now the center of attention
by The Associated Press
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Odell Beckham Jr. can’t get away from his one-handed catch. Signing memorabilia at a mall on his day off, it seemed every child and adult who walked up had a comment on the catch.
Marietta High to showcase school artists
by Sally Litchfield
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
On Dec. 3 to 11, Marietta High School Art Club will present a bi-annual art show at the Marietta Performing Arts Center gallery at Marietta High School. The show will feature student’s works of art...
Waffle House wisdom
by Lauretta Hannon
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Today you’re in for a treat. Pam Toney, longtime adviser for this column, has agreed to enlighten us with her insights and advice. You can find her holding forth at a Waffle House near you. Pam is ...
Isakson leads charge at Army’s punitive officer retirement policy
by Don McKee
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
How can the U.S. Army get away with forcing retirement at lower-rank pensions of hundreds — and ultimately thousands — of officers recruited for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? The Army won’t get awa...
Tradition on the square: Strand Theatre’s winter song and dance revue returns Dec. 5 to 21
by MDJ staff
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
In December, the Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square welcomes the return of last year’s highly successful winter music revue, “A Christmas Tradition.” “A Christmas Tradition” is a song and dance ...