In addition to the festivities in downtown Marietta, here is a list of other Fourth of July events happening in Cobb County.
ACWORTH — If one were to take a pin and put it in the city’s center, it would be right here, Mayor Tommy Allegood said Thursday: on the plot of grass at the intersection of Lemon Street and Southside Drive where powerhouse developer John Wieland will build a new, mixed-use complex of retail …
Atlanta restauranteur John Gibney plans to open two restaurants at a west Cobb shopping center this fall, according to the shopping center’s owner, Poag Shopping Centers.
ACWORTH — Dysfunction, disunity — retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Gelhardt, now the commanding general of the Georgia State Defense Force, doesn’t see them in today’s America. In the news, maybe, but not with his own two eyes.
ACWORTH — As the band set up behind him Saturday evening, Mayor Tommy Allegood told the crowd at Logan Farm Park a reporter had just asked him what made the evening’s event so special.
MARIETTA — As Marietta restaurants and delivery drivers report feeling the sting of the region’s gas shortage, transportation leaders and a local economist say the worst has likely come and gone.
Police say a liquor store clerk was shot during an armed robbery at an Acworth store Wednesday night, and they don’t yet have a suspect.
If the last three candidates Democrats fielded against now-former Republican state Rep. Bert Reeves left politicos wondering how serious Dems were about winning, that question is unlikely to arise this time around.
Community leaders and residents across Cobb County united for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, gathering in person and virtually for song and worship after a year filled with unrest, illness and uncertainty.
ACWORTH – Over 10 years ago, Acworth was recognized by the National Civic League as an All-America City. Now, it’s received an even more exclusive recognition, by joining the All-America Cities Hall of Fame.
ACWORTH — State and local officials christened a new park-and-ride lot that will provide bus service from Acworth to downtown Atlanta on Friday, saying it will offer quick access to the city and reduce congestion on Interstate 75.
ACWORTH — After months of hard work and a combined effort from the city, its residents, parishioners and local historians, Acworth Christian Church has been restored to its former glory.
ACWORTH – Standing before a crowd of hundreds at the Acworth Community Center on Thursday, Mayor Tommy Allegood was in high spirits as he ran down a list of accomplishments for the city.
Folks from four different communities in Cobb have raised the possibility of cityhood in recent years. One of the more recent pushes comes from west Cobb, where a trio of Republican lawmakers have proposed the city of Lost Mountain, a “city-lite” that would feature modest government building…
Robert Aaron Long frequented the two Atlanta spas where he allegedly shot and killed four women Tuesday, Atlanta Police Department Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said at a news conference Thursday afternoon.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will land at Dobbins Air Reserve Base Friday for an official visit to Atlanta.
ACWORTH — In a typical year, Special Olympics Georgia raises about $110,000 during its annual “polar plunge” event at Acworth Beach, according to Events Manager Kaitlin Henderson.
A North Cobb Christian School teacher accused of molesting a student has bonded out of the Cobb County Adult Detention Center Thursday, records show.
ACWORTH — A small group of kids honed their pickleball skills in a lesson at the Acworth Community Center Wednesday morning. The children volleyed back and forth, played catch to practice hand-eye coordination and bounced pickleballs in the air.
A teacher at North Cobb Christian School has been arrested and charged with child sex crimes involving a relationship with a student at the school, according to Acworth police.
ACWORTH — A smaller than normal, but dedicated, group of about 50 people marched on a chilly Monday morning to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
A man with Atlanta ties arrested after the U.S. Capitol riots in Washington for making a death threat toward House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also was banned from the local private school he attended.
KENNESAW — The Northwest Cobb Area Council honored three women with the 2020 Acworth, Kennesaw, and West Cobb Citizen of the Year awards Wednesday.
ACWORTH — Despite the chill in the air, Mayor Tommy Allegood could hardly contain his enthusiasm as he kicked off the grand opening of Doyal Hill Park in downtown Acworth.
ACWORTH — Betsy Brown was baptized in Acworth Christian Church. As a young woman, she played the piano for its congregation on Sunday mornings. And 54 years ago, she married her husband there. So for Brown, the restoration of the 119-year-old church is as deeply personal as it is important t…
“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving,” Erma Bombeck quipped.
ACWORTH — Students in manufacturing programs at Chattahoochee Technical College will have access to an expanded working space in early 2022.
With help from their parents, two metro Atlanta children have taken the initiative to raise money for Nicholas House, an Atlanta homeless shelter for youths and families.
ACWORTH — Ivanka Trump threw pizza dough with pizza makers Tuesday before sitting down for an interview with U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia.
As of midnight, Democrat Monique Sheffield and Republican Fitz Johnson led in their races to succeed outgoing members of Cobb County’s governing board.
A few dozen people met with families and friends to play in the water or lay out in the sun at Lake Acworth Beach in Cauble Park in Acworth. Children buried siblings and parents in the sand, and some families swam or went kayaking together.
A vehicle carrying two young children was fired upon after a road rage incident in Acworth, according to Cobb County police, who have arrested a suspect on felony aggravated assault charges.
Cobb cities are hoping the county will share some of its $132 million federal government payout for the coronavirus pandemic, while also turning to the state and other funding sources for help.
Despite Gov. Brian Kemp allowing cinemas to reopen Monday under new guidelines, it appears no movie theater popcorn is being buttered in Cobb County just yet.