MARIETTA — Out at the Cobb County Public Safety training center, down a winding driveway off of County Services Parkway, Sheriff Craig Owens and his top brass gathered Thursday to hear a sales pitch for a new device.
A Marietta man was arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault after he shot and killed a woman at his home Monday night, police said.
“Don’t ‘New York’ my Georgia.” That might just be a new catchphrase for residents of the Peach State after Fox & Friends morning news program broadcast live from the Marietta Diner this week.
MARIETTA — One of the hallmarks of African American preaching is what scholars call “a dance between the pulpit and the pew,” said the Rev. Dr. Sammie Dow, pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
MARIETTA — In the face of overwhelming community opposition, the Marietta City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to prevent two mixed-use developments from being built near the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and South Marietta Parkway.
MARIETTA — For as long as Cobb Police Chief Tim Cox has been with the department — 36 years and change — county police have lived out of the crowded, brick headquarters at 140 North Marietta Parkway.
The Marietta Educational Garden Center broke ground on a new pollinator garden last Thursday morning, part of a program that’s established about 70 gardens across the state.
MARIETTA — First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Marietta will celebrate its anniversary this year on Sunday, April 11, at 11 a.m., with current senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Wilma Zalabak, preaching. Since one of First Christian Church’s missions is the fight against food insecuri…
On Saturday, we told you Cobb Sheriff Craig Owens said there was “no transition” after he bested former Sheriff Neil Warren in November; Warren and his attorney, in turn, said they bent over backward to meet the incoming administration’s demands.
MARIETTA — A subdivision which would have brought 67 single-family homes to Queen Mill Road in Mableton was unanimously held by the Cobb County Planning Commission Tuesday.
MARIETTA — Every week, before Sunday rolls around, Rev. Joe Evans and his team at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta conduct and record a full service with no audience. First Presbyterian has started holding small, socially distanced, in-person services, but in-person singing is not allow…
MUST Ministries has expanded its slate of social services to include a full-service primary care clinic in Cobb and Cherokee counties, and wants to spread the word: there’s plenty of care to go around.
Marietta City Schools expects to receive about $15 million in federal stimulus money from the recently-passed American Rescue Plan bill, Superintendent Grant Rivera told the MDJ.
The ATL, a.k.a. Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority — a government body whose goal is to “better connect transit options across the 13-county region of Atlanta” — recently heard a presentation from two MARTA senior executives: CEO Jeff Parker and Senior Director of Transit-Oriented Develop…
MARIETTA — Marietta City Schools helped administer COVID-19 vaccines to teachers and other staff Thursday, some of the first since educators under 65 became eligible for vaccination in Georgia.
Marietta City Schools will operate on a five-day school week in the 2021-22 school year, Superintendent Grant Rivera told families Thursday.
MARIETTA — A Marietta ordinance that would expand criminal liability for street racing and similar activity has gotten initial approval from the City Council.
EDITOR’S NOTE: In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the MDJ is sharing the stories of some of the women who made their marks on Cobb County and beyond.
MARIETTA — At least one skate park is planned to be built in Marietta sometime next year, and city officials may get an early start deciding what it will look like.
On a July day in 1864, no doubt in either sweltering heat or a summer downpour, a Black man fighting under the banner of the Union Army died on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, not far from where the I-75 bridge stands today. Felled by a Confederate bullet, his body lay in that spot for…
MARIETTA — Superintendent Grant Rivera was asked why he didn’t cancel sports when data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed students playing them were at higher risk of encountering COVID-19.
In what one speaker described as “An Evening with Coop,” friends, family and admirers met over a Zoom call Monday evening to toast the late Wallace Coopwood, a community advocate and lobbyist extraordinaire who made friends wherever he went.
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 Marietta Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly, who has represented Ward 6 since 2014.
A 79-year-old former Marietta resident and cult leader was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to the murder of a toddler in the 1980s, according to a news release from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office.
MARIETTA — Where can you find A5 Wagyu beef, foie gras, Osetra caviar and organic, Georgia-grown mushrooms in one place? The answer, for Cobb County residents, is The Butcher on Whitlock, which opened its doors in the Burnt Hickory Village shopping center on Tuesday.
Marietta City Schools staff, students and their families will soon be able to get free COVID-19 testing again at a school district location.
At its monthly zoning hearing Tuesday, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved a subdivision that will bring up to 44 single-family homes to a 30-acre area on Garden Road in Powder Springs.
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 state Sen. Michael Rhett, D-Marietta.
MARIETTA — Marietta City Schools will continue to have a virtual option for students this fall, but that option will look different this time around, district leaders say.
MARIETTA — A caravan of supercars — Lamborghinis, Porsches, Audis and more — thundered through Lee’s Crossing Saturday afternoon. The drivers weren’t there to test their quarter-million-dollar cars against the subdivision’s curving roads — the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, after all — bu…
In the spring of 1864, Marietta residents knew the Yankees were coming. They could hear the booms of cannon like distant thunder. Wounded soldiers and farmers from points north were streaming in.
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 Marietta man is among a group charged in connection with a scheme that fraudulently took $3 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to federal prosecutors.
Just after midnight earlier this week, Cobb Chair Lisa Cupid was packing her car ahead of the Board of Commissioners’ three-day retreat when she heard gunshots.
MARIETTA — A new Cobb County School District middle school is on track to open in time for fall semester, and proposed feeder patterns would keep most or all of its elementary school students moving into middle school together.
Congratulations to Erick Allen, the affable Smyrna Democratic state representative elected chairman of the 21-member Cobb County Legislative Delegation on Tuesday.