An Austell police officer accused of molesting a 7-year-old paid his $75,000 bond March 24, two weeks after his arrest in March.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To recognize Black History Month, the MDJ asked 20 community leaders how they will celebrate and what BHM means to them. Today we feature Ollie Clemons, who became the first Black mayor of Austell in 2019.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To recognize Black History Month, the MDJ asked 20 community leaders how they will celebrate and what BHM means to them. Today we feature south Cobb Commissioner Monique Sheffield.
Choices for dining are increasing in Cobb County with three new restaurants opening soon: an eatery on Marietta Square, a gastropub in Austell and a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Kennesaw.
A motorcyclist was critically injured in a wreck Wednesday, according to Cobb police — the second motorcyclist injured in Cobb in the past four days.
One day before her swearing-in ceremony as the next chair of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, Lisa Cupid doubled down on commitments she made on the campaign trail, namely: a focus on a transit referendum, affordable housing, and equity.
We Thrive in Riverside Renters Association received a $50,000 grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, We Thrive founder Monica DeLancy announced.
MARIETTA — Monique Sheffield was sworn in as District 4 commissioner Tuesday, becoming the first of three newly elected members of the county’s governing board to take her oath of office.
Late Friday, the FDA gave emergency authorization to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. Later this month, it is anticipated to do the same for a vaccine made by Moderna. The companies claim their vaccines are more than 90% effective and safe to use.
With a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon, a renewed penny sales tax and big plans for their downtowns, Mayors Al Thurman and Ollie Clemons, of Powder Springs and Austell, respectively, struck a hopeful note at a “State of South Cobb” address Friday.
The state ethics commission is moving forward with an investigation of state Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell, for allegedly violating campaign finance law.
Austell resident and author James C. Birdsong Jr. will receive the Shining Star Award presented by Preach the Word Worldwide Network TV, an international Christian TV network in Roswell, Ga. The ceremony’s fifth year is set to be held Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. via pay-per-view live stream.
A 7-year-old boy who went missing May 25 was found safe just hours later, and his biological father was arrested for taking him, the Brookhaven Police Department announced.
During a two-hour forum Thursday night, the seven Democrats — and there are only Democrats — running to represent south Cobb on the county’s governing board were in alignment on a number of issues.
A $4,000 Shih Tzu puppy was stolen from Petland Kennesaw, according to Cobb County police, who have obtained an arrest warrant for an Austell woman they say is responsible.
A south Cobb dog trainer is accused by county police of aggravated cruelty to animals, after allegedly causing severe pain and suffering to two dogs at his Austell training facility, warrants show.
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.
Cobb city leaders are urging residents to stay safe while supporting local businesses and services as they begin to reopen in accordance with new state guidelines.
Cobb city leaders are tightening budgets, freezing new hires, delaying pay raises and bracing themselves for major revenue losses as the local impact from the coronavirus pandemic starts to become apparent.
AUSTELL — For years, Reec Swiney III and his father, Reec Swiney Jr., have helped people around metro Atlanta through their Austell nonprofit, Positive American Youth.
Below is a list of public events that have been canceled amid concerns about the new coronavirus and the chance of it spreading at large gatherings. This list will be updated as cancellations come.
Almost half of Cobb County residents have been counted in the 2020 census to date, making Cobb one of the fastest-responding counties in the metro Atlanta area and the state.
More than 100 Cobb residents have had their old arrest records restricted from public view as a result of a new initiative led by Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes and Cobb Solicitor General Barry Morgan.
MARIETTA — To the world, you may be one person. But to one person, you may be the world. This quote was directed at 111 school volunteers at a Marietta luncheon in their honor Thursday organized by the Cobb County School District as a thank you for their priceless contributions.
A Marietta man has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on 11 felony counts of child molestation after two boys were allegedly molested over a period of at least six years.
AUSTELL — Finding herself the subject of an eviction case in Cobb Superior Court, community activist and affordable housing advocate Monica DeLancy hopes to learn from the experience in order to guide others through the process.
A beloved pet dog, whose owner was tragically killed on the train tracks in Austell, has been reunited with family after more than a week on the loose.
An Austell man repeatedly punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face and held her at knifepoint while threatening to kill her if she called the police or tried to leave the house, officers say.
Author, gospel vocalist and 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award recipient James C. Birdsong Jr. will receive the Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award by Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger.
The 16-year-old driver of a stolen car is accused of killing his 17-year-old passenger in a three-car wreck following a police pursuit in south Cobb in July, police say.
AUSTELL — After three decades under one mayor, Austell is a hotbed of campaign activity as four candidates vie for the city’s top position, to be decided election night on Nov. 5.
A young man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after the vehicles they were driving collided at the Austell and Seayes roads intersection in Austell on Tuesday night, Cobb police say.
A 27-year-old Austell man is recovering from serious injuries after he collided with a Ford Explorer while speeding down Riverside Parkway on a motorcycle, police say.
The city of Austell will be switching its sanitation and recycling services, effective Oct. 1, after recent approval from the City Council.
An Austell man has spent the last two weeks behind bars after police say he violently beat his girlfriend at her apartment while a 1-year-old child and another juvenile were present.
A South Cobb High School student punched his teacher in the face after being asked if he had completed an assignment during class last Monday, police say.