Powder Springs News
Powder Springs is to become the fourth city in Cobb County to offer live and on-demand viewing of its public meetings through a new agreement that council members approved a year’s funding for.
Paulding County’s Industrial Building Authority is buying land to develop a new business park near Ga. Hwy. 92 in Hiram as it works to complete a deal to sell a site to a tire maker in west Dallas.
Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman, who is running unopposed in Tuesday’s city elections, heads into the polls with a little over $3,000 in his campaign fund, having received contributions of $5,000 and spent around $2,000 during his one-man race.
A 17-year-old Powder Springs man is dead following a crash on Friday night, and another Powder Springs man faces criminal charges in relation to the incident, police say.
POWDER SPRINGS — Candidates for Powder Springs City Council recently squared off on downtown development, fiscal responsibility, transportation and the sale of the city’s water distribution system earlier this year, among other issues.
An attempt by the Marietta City Council to revise its ethics code failed to go anywhere this week after a discussion got stuck on page three of the 20-page document.
THERE’S NO SHORTAGE of folks hoping to fill the District 4 seat held by Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who hopes to oust county Chairman Mike Boyce in next year’s election.
A Tuesday night traffic stop in Powder Springs ended behind bars for a Villa Rica man who threw a bag of crystal methamphetamine out the window of his truck before pulling over for officers, 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.
A Powder Springs man has been convicted of felony elder neglect in relation to the 2017 death of a 91-year-old east Cobb nursing home resident.
A battle is coming next year, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren warned the party faithful at the Cobb GOP’s Independence Day BBQ bash.
Commissioner Bob Ott for commission chairman? That’s who attendees chose at the annual Cobb GOP Independence Day celebration held at the Civic Center on Thursday. There were only two names to select on the straw poll for that particular office: Ott and County Chairman Mike Boyce.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’s Monday tweet that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” next week has everyone talking.
POWDER SPRINGS — Powder Springs Road’s intersections with Flint Hill Road and Pine Grove Drive will soon become one signalized intersection, vastly improving the safety of the corridor, according to project planners.
Guy Bates Nichols, 91 of Powder Springs passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 22nd at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Acworth with Rev. Mike Maxwell officiating. He will lie in state at the Church one hour prior to the service. Inte…
Centered around a massive pool styled as a natural lake with water slides, a rope swing and a sandy beach, the park also featured mini golf, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields and more.
LAST SATURDAY we outlined efforts by Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta, to pass legislation restructuring the Cobb Board of Elections, an effort which ultimately failed to make it to the governor’s desk. Jordan filed a bill near the end of the session that would require the Cobb Board of Commission…
From the food and drink department, Marietta is moving forward with changes to plans governing food trucks and open containers on Marietta Square.
Two people were left with non-life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash on Brownsville Road outside of Powder Springs just before noon on Wednesday, according to Cobb police.
Legislation that would give Cobb County two additional years to decide whether to create a special transit district was given a green light Thursday with hours left to go in a crucial day for lawmakers under the Gold Dome.
Though Powder Springs will become the latest Cobb municipality to allow adults to carry open containers of alcohol in designated parts of the city, the full effects of its new ordinance may not be immediate.
Cindy Leigh Holbrook, age 56 of Marietta passed away February 22, 2019. Cindy was a graduate of South Cobb High School, the University of Georgia, and gained her Masters degree from the University of West Alabama in Psychology. She is preceded in death by her father, Alonzo Holbrook Jr. and …
FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS: The Cobb Legislative Delegation meets Wednesday to hear from County Chairman Mike Boyce and the resolution he’s expected to bring requesting a revision in the new transit law.
The Cobb County Community Tennis Association is hosting its inaugural Stacey Boulware Memorial Tennis Tournament on Saturday, March 9 for players of all levels.
The Georgia House has passed a pair of bills that would change the offices of the Cobb County chief magistrate judge and probate judge from partisan to nonpartisan. Those positions are presently held by Joyette Holmes and Kelli Wolk, respectively. Both are Republicans. The bill would not aff…
EARLIER THIS WEEK, state Rep. David Wilkerson, D-Powder Springs, the new chairman of the Cobb Legislative Delegation, raised concerns about former Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds’ approach to gang prosecution, saying whoever Gov. Brian Kemp selects as his replacement needed to have a mor…
Willard Grogan was a rough and crusty biker from Marietta who rode across the country for years with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. His days were filled with drugs, booze, guns and bad choices for most of his life.
Dr. Marion Henry Beaver, age 96, of Powder Springs passed away January 29, 2019. Marion served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Osborne High School and continued his education at Emory University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marion served as a pastor …
POWDER SPRINGS — Though the underlying theme was “P.S. We’re Growing!” during Thursday night’s State of the City address in Powder Springs, the city’s growth in several areas was more than just a postscript throughout the presentation.
♦ Sally Langley and Shelby Smith, both of Kennesaw, and Emma Davis of Marietta were named to Troy University’s Chancellor’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2018/2019 academic year.
Mr. J. Wayne Pearson age 88 of Powder Springs, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018. A graveside service will be held 11 AM Monday, December 31, 2018 at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta with Dr. Kent Hawkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 PM Sunday, December 30, 201…
ATLANTA — A trip from Kennesaw State University to the Gwinnett Center in Duluth showed state Sen. Brandon Beach just a few ways metro Atlanta’s transit network could be improved.
Katie Eileen Norris, age 29, of Powder Springs passed away November 26, 2018. She is survived by her father, Marty Norris; mother, Iris Norris; and sister, Jackie Hite. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, December 1st, 4:00 PM at Davis-Struempf Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Deck…
It’s shopping time! What better way to celebrate than attending the 34th annual Christmas House Arts & Crafts Show, hosted by the South Cobb Arts Alliance at The Mable House.
The Robert L. Osborne High School class of 1959 held its annual class picnic on Sept. 15 at the West Smyrna Swim and Tennis Club. Eighteen classmates attended the catered barbecue lunch and enjoyed talking about the good old days at Osborne High. Next year, they will celebrate the 60th class…
POWDER SPRINGS — Award-winning nonprofit arts organization, South Cobb Arts Alliance, has debuted their new publication “Artistic Connections.” The quarterly magazine will serve as a vehicle to spotlight the organization’s activities around the Cobb County communities. It will feature the SC…