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Ribbon cut as Hasty opens special needs playground
by Michelle Babcock
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has a brand new playground specially made for students with special needs. Thanks to several generous sponsors, including the Service League of Cherokee Co...
Honeysuckle Club celebrates 68 years
by Sally Litchfield
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The Honeysuckle Garden Club recently met for their 68th birthday celebration/meeting at the Historic Root House, just off the Marietta Square. Club hostesses Connie Kone, Angela Coffey and Lynn Ben...
THE CLASS OF 2015: Marietta High graduates its second largest class in history
by Brittini Ray
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Dressed in white and navy blue gowns, the graduating seniors of Marietta High School walked one by one across the stage Saturday morning for their final hurrah as Blue Devils. A mixture ...
Cobb events salute veterans
by MDJ staff
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Staff reports County residents will have the opportunity to celebrate Memorial Day in three of Cobb’s cities Monday. Celebrations include tribute ceremonies and an outdoor barbecue. The events are ...
School system releases initial grad numbers
by Philip Clements
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Thousands of high school seniors walked across the stage and became graduates over the past week, with celebrations and ceremonies across the county each day. Katie Ault, Marietta High S...
Hope & Healing: East Cobb woman founds Atlanta Chapter of nonprofit for mothers with cancer
by Sally Litchfield
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Happily Ever After League Atlanta Chapter provides support to mothers in the Atlanta area who are going through cancer. “Our mission is to provide financial support and nurture to moms diagnose...
Authorities: Junior-Senior ‘rolling war’ goes too far
by Michelle Babcock
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
While many seniors are leaving behind legacies of high test scores and scholarship awards when they graduate this week, some students left trash, toilet paper and in one case, a dead animal, at fel...
School opens special needs playground
by Michelle Babcock
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has a brand new playground specially made for students with special needs. Thanks to several generous sponsors, including the Service League of Cherokee Co...
Monkey Joe’s rasies funds for cancer
by MDJ staff
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Monkey Joe’s, a children’s entertainment center filled with indoor jumps, slides and obstacle courses, announced its partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to find...
Businesses team up to raise money for Special Olympics
by MDJ staff
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Local agencies and businesses are teaming up this week to help raise money for the 2015 Special Olympics. Officers from the Marietta police department, along with other local agencies, w...
PARRIS Jr., Boyd Arnold
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Boyd Arnold Parris, Jr. of Marietta, died peacefully at home on Thursday May 21, 2015. He was born August 7, 1935 and was a graduate of Marietta High School. He served in the United States Air Forc...
Making a splash: County debuts $3 million Wild Horse Creek Water Park
by Brittini Ray
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Cobb residents have a new place to cool off this summer as the county debuted $3 million water park on Macedonia Road on Saturday. Wild Horse Creek Water Park, which sits on four acres, includes a ...
Board to consider bus rapid transit system: Transportation plan recommends $5.3 billion in projects over next 25 years
by Hilary Butschek
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
MARIETTA — Consideration of a bus rapid transit system in Cobb is expected to be back before the Board of Commissioners this week. The commission is scheduled to vote on whether to approve an updat...
Six Flags debuts new attractions
by Brittini Ray
May 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
AUSTELL — Local thrill-seekers crowded Six Flags Over Georgia to ride two of the park’s newest attractions in its Gotham City section Friday. The park opened for daily operations Friday and debuted...
Parkview builds onto championship pedigree, sweeps Walton out of finals
by Carlton D. White
cwhite@mdjonline.com
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Walton was unable to come up with its third state championship after being swept by Parkview on Saturday in the best-of-three Class AAAAAA finals at Raider Mountain.
‘Defense wins championships’ rings true in finals
by The Associated Press
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Walton’s defense had been one of its strengths all season. Unfortunately for the Raiders, that wasn’t the case Saturday in the Class AAAAAA state championship series against Parkview.
Korver set to miss remainder of playoffs
by The Associated Press
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another blow when Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs.
Irving’s status uncertain as series shifts to Ohio
by The Associated Press
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace.
Peterson pushes Atlanta to walk-off win
by The Associated Press
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Jace Peterson was much more decisive on his first-pitch swing in the 11th inning than trying to determine if that hit was the highlight of his first season wit the Atlanta Braves.
Gordon’s mindset on racing, not retirement
by The Associated Press
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.