A teenager who died after being shot by police in July while reportedly brandishing a handgun was shot twice from behind, an autopsy shows.
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.
A Powder Springs man is facing a felony theft charge after police claim he stole a container of priority mail from the United States Postal Service.
Cobb County police have publicly identified a passenger killed in a head-on collision on Mableton Parkway in south Cobb on Tuesday night.
Two women have been operating as unlicensed dentists in Austell for almost a decade, police say, and they’re urging patients to come forward as part of their criminal investigation.
One person is dead and a teenager is in a critical condition following a police pursuit in south Cobb on Tuesday night, officers say.
Campaign disclosures show there is already money in play for the 2020 race for Cobb chairman, with the incumbent trailing early ahead of a possible faceoff in next November’s general election.
AUSTELL — Mold, leaky roofs, rats and other issues continue to plague residents of three apartment complexes in Austell, despite the county government getting involved and the local courts hearing 84 code violations against the owners.
This month’s unanimous Georgia Supreme Court ruling greenlighting $35 million in revenue bonds for a new Kroger in east Cobb isn’t getting unanimous praise from local analysts.
Austell resident James C. Birdsong Jr., recipient of the 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, will be the special guest on the Anointed Radio Network, a nationwide internet Gospel radio broadcast, June 12 at 10 p.m.
Henry Joe Martin, 68, of Austell, GA died May 07, 2019. Service will be held at 1:00PM, on May 15, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, Austell. Arrangements by Davis-Struempf Funeral Home and Crematory.
A Stone Mountain man was arrested and later released from the Cobb jail after police say he pointed a handgun at two women in another vehicle as he sped to see his wife in labor.
Jerry Reece of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away at the age of 69 on Sunday, April 28, 2019. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 2 o'clock at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Macland Chapel in Powder Springs with Rev. Johnny Foster officiating & speaker Daniel Casteel. Jerry is …