MARIETTA — Over the low hum of scanners and chatter between election workers, the slow and steady work of democracy continued Tuesday at Jim Miller Park.
MARIETTA — This past weekend marked the debut of downtown Marietta’s entertainment district, where patrons of local bars and restaurants can now carry alcoholic beverages on the Square and surrounding streets.
In any other year, State Rep. Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna, and her family of four would be getting ready to pile into the car and celebrate Thanksgiving in New Orleans.
With the Nov. 3 election causing no changes in Cobb’s 21-member legislative delegation, Around Town rang the delegation’s chairman to learn what was in store for the coming year.
Superintendent Grant Rivera gave former Marietta Councilman Anthony Coleman and George Miller a sneak peek of the renovations underway at their old elementary school Friday, which both men attended during the days of segregation.
MARIETTA — Greater Community Church of God in Christ is hosting a Trunk or Treat Celebration for school-age children and their families on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the church.
Marietta philanthropist Stephen Imler, who serves on the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre’s board, has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations made to the theater through the end of the year.
Veterans Day will be observed this year at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with the presence of Bob Weatherford, Director of the American Legion Riders, Post 304, at the pulpit on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
MARIETTA — The City Council is interested in a trial period for an open container district on the Square, where visitors could walk with their alcoholic beverages in a specified area downtown.
MARIETTA — As early voting approaches the end of its second week, over 189,000 Cobb Countians have already voted, well over early voting and absentee figures from 2016.
Marietta police are looking for a motorcycle rider they say has been pulling dangerous stunts in the city and unincorporated Cobb, putting the rider and others at risk.
MARIETTA — Greater Community Church of God in Christ is sponsoring a free Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall. Health workers from CVS Pharmacy will also be on-site to provide flu shots.
Andrew Qualley was among the Union soldiers who fought in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and survived. A little over a century later, the same battlefield is nearly in his granddaughter’s backyard.
MARIETTA — On Thursday, MUST Ministries celebrated the upcoming construction of a new campus expected to open in early 2022 that will increase shelter capacity and host a range of other services.
MARIETTA — Dozens of vendors set up tables and tents and parked their trailers and buses to show off their art, their crafts and other pieces for sale at the Marietta Artisan Market on Saturday.
Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera said he visited every elementary school, walked every hallway and stopped by most classrooms on Tuesday, the district’s first day of its phased reopening plan.
MARIETTA — Some of Marietta’s youngest elementary school students returned to classrooms for face-to-face learning on Tuesday.
Cobb GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd closed out the GOP’s monthly breakfast meeting with a warning that the Cobb commission, school board and legislative delegation was at risk of going blue on Nov. 3.
Marietta City Schools are scheduled to reinstate a face-to-face learning option for elementary schools after Labor Day, but some students are already receiving in-person instruction off campus.
MARIETTA — John Falk, 70, can be found most mornings directing traffic around Marietta Middle School when the school is open for classes. As an employee of the Marietta Police Department, he writes police incident reports, takes photos and other evidence at crime scenes and helps reroute tra…
Lidl, the German-based discount grocery store chain, is getting ready to open its doors in east Cobb and will have another store in Marietta by the end of next year.
Mark Hocke, head strength and conditioning coach and associate coach at the University of Louisiana, is the Monday speaker at the Metro Marietta Kiwanis Club.
When he saw the now infamous photo of students at North Paulding High School packed tighter than sardines in a can, Marietta Superintendent Grant Rivera had one thought.
Greater Community Church of God in Christ, located at 406 Roswell Street in Marietta, is sponsoring a Virtual Community Health Fair this weekend. The theme for the event is “Serving God in Spite of …” based on a scripture text in I Thessalonians 5:18.
MARIETTA — The Horace Orr Post 29 of the American Legion and Coca Cola United recently teamed up to supply the Georgia National Guard in Marietta with water and assorted Coke products for the Guard’s ongoing recruitment and retention project.
Seventy-five years ago, just minutes past midnight on July 30, two torpedoes launched from the Imperial Japanese submarine I-58 near the Philippines sped through the dark waters of the Pacific and struck the USS Indianapolis.
Marietta City Council voted Tuesday in a special session to enter into an agreement with Cobb County to receive more than $3 million in federal money to combat the coronavirus.
The Marietta school board will hold a special called meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom to adopt the school district’s budget after a public hearing.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s public college and university presidents are fully onboard with plans to open campuses to in-person instruction during the upcoming fall semester.
ATLANTA — While some school districts across Georgia have announced plans to start school next month with online instruction only, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, is introducing legislation aimed at helping schools reopen safely.
In a special-called board meeting scheduled for Friday morning, Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera will recommend starting the school year virtually.
Private school teacher Kimberly Wakefield of Marietta was among those who turned out to meet U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler during her stop at the Cobb GOP headquarters on Monday.