Around Town was in Asheville over the weekend, and while waiting for the Grove Park Inn valet, heard a familiar voice holding forth. Turning, there was Marietta attorney Tom Browning, chairman of the Downtown Marietta Development Authority.
The governing board of the Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District voted unanimously this week to keep the CID’s millage rate at 5 mills, the same rate the CID has taxed since it was established in 2014.
The Marietta Police Department announced Tuesday night, “with heavy heart and deep sadness,” the unexpected death of Maj. Steve Campisi, a 26-year veteran of the force.
MARIETTA — A proposed subdivision bordering the Silver Comet Trail in Mableton was held up Tuesday by Cobb commissioners, who took issue with its design.
Chatter around Cobb has it that a peaceable resolution may be coming to the zoning dispute over the building of condos in Dobbins Air Reserve Base’s accident potential zone.
The Cobb and Marietta school districts have unveiled COVID-19 procedures that will be in place for the 2021-22 school year, according to the superintendents of both systems.
The Marietta City Council gave the green light this week to a policy which will require residents to get 70% of their neighbors on board before the city will implement active “traffic calming” measures such as bike lanes, traffic islands and speed bumps.
The Marietta City Council voted Wednesday night to deny a rezoning application that would have seen part of the Radisson Hotel at South Marietta Parkway and Interstate 75 repurposed into low-cost senior apartments marketed toward aging veterans.
Last month, the Cobb Board of Education banned the teaching of critical race theory, ordering Superintendent Chris Ragsdale to carry out the fiat in the Cobb School District.
MARIETTA — Thousands of unknown soldiers are interred at Marietta National Cemetery, many of them killed during the summer of 1864 as Union troops advanced on Atlanta in one of the most brutal campaigns of the Civil War.
Two Cobb school board members are named in filings with the state on a corporation that says it means to "take action against the racism that pervades every aspect of American life," but little is known about exactly what role they play.
Marietta City Council members spent the better part of their committee meetings Tuesday discussing ways to curtail speeding in the city, an issue Mayor Steve Tumlin has repeatedly said is top of mind for residents.
Marietta City Council members are protective of the Gem City’s aesthetic. But at Tuesday’s committee meetings, they discussed a measure to loosen some constructions standards that have been on the books since 1998.
In May, Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin proposed adding speed cameras around the city that would clock speeders’ license plates automatically, triggering the city to mail them a ticket.
Marietta police are searching for a 17-year-old they believe is responsible for shooting and killing 30-year-old Norval Bailey earlier this month, police announced Monday.
July Fourth will mark 245 years since America’s Founding Fathers ratified the Declaration of Independence. As Cobb County emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Independence Day festivities are roaring back.
MARIETTA — Drizzly weather couldn’t put a damper on Marietta’s 18th annual Juneteenth celebration, which brought hundreds to Marietta Square and Glover Park on Saturday to celebrate the holiday.
As families raise a glass to dear ol’ dad on Father’s Day, the MDJ asked area residents to share something important they learned from their fathers.
A 2019 shooting at a Marietta brothel is set to begin trial Monday, in which an Atlanta man faces a slew of charges from armed robbery to felony murder.
Students from a group of 20 school districts, including Marietta City Schools, could be taking a test that will fully replace Georgia Milestones in those districts as soon as the 2022-23 school year.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued an arrest warrant for Maria Katherine Chavez Encarnacion of Marietta, alleging her involvement in the April murder of a woman in Gilmer County.
Metro Atlanta’s largest fair is returning in full this fall after it was limited to food stands and “drive-thru” food truck service due to the pandemic last year.
The Marietta school board on Tuesday approved the district’s annual budget, assuring raises of between 6% and 10.4% for eligible staff.
Critics of Cobb school board Chairman Randy Scamihorn’s resolution banning critical race theory from Cobb schools have honed in on an exchange between him and board member Leroy “Tre” Hutchins.
The Georgia Court of Appeals overturned a verdict awarding over $1.4 million to a Marietta office park, which said a doctor performing abortions caused a nuisance by attracting protestors to the property.
As of Friday morning, fewer than 2,500 people had cast a ballot in Tuesday’s special election for the Georgia House seat formerly held by Republican Bert Reeves.
The Marietta City Council approved a $372 million budget Wednesday night that includes 3% raises for all staff and a slight tax decrease.
The eight-week long fight over whether to make portions of Lawrence Street and Washington Avenue one-way was settled Wednesday night as the Marietta City Council voted to keep two-way traffic on the streets, for the time being.
MARIETTA — Lemon Street High School’s Class of 1966 was its largest ever, although how big, exactly, was a topic of brief debate among its members.
MARIETTA – The Marietta Housing Authority is expected to break ground on a new affordable senior living development near Kennesaw State University’s Marietta campus by year’s end.
Going forward, there may be additional hoops to jump through for Marietta residents requesting bike lanes, stop signs, speed bumps and the like in their neighborhoods.
City of Marietta staff are recommending no increase in the millage rate and a 3.4% increase in the general fund for its fiscal year 2022 budget. The budget also includes a 3% raise for all city employees. The number of city employees will remain the same, and city services will not change, C…
MARIETTA — When Realtor and Cobb County Development Authority board member Donna Rowe asked Commissioner Monique Sheffield Wednesday whether she would support a property tax increase during her term, the freshman commissioner smelled a trap.
MARIETTA — A multi-family apartment complex which proposed to build 119 units near Birney Elementary School was held by the Cobb Planning Commission Tuesday following pushback from neighbors in the area.