Cobb County Parks Department Director Jimmy Gisi has been named deputy county manager, the county announced Monday.
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Firefighters were credited with the rescue of a deer near Powder Springs on Wednesday afternoon, according to Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.
Powder Springs officials will host a virtual event Thursday where they will explain their plans for money collected by a proposed extension of the county’s penny sales tax Cobb residents will vote on Nov. 3.
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.
The city of Powder Springs is offering its condolences to family and friends of former City Councilwoman Nancy Arnold, who passed away Thursday after a long illness. She was 79.
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.
A Powder Springs man is in jail after police said he assaulted another man with a box cutter, a baseball bat and a curtain rod in a family violence incident.
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.
Bars, cafes, restaurants, gyms and a host of other public gathering places in Smyrna will close after Mayor Derek Norton declared a state of emergency Friday morning.
Powder Springs closed all public facilities Wednesday and will operate with "skeleton crews" through the end of March in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a news release.
Federal agents have arrested and charged six Cobb County residents accused of being involved in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation that duped victims out of more than $30 million.
Extra cleaning is being implemented in some local schools as a precaution against coronavirus, while Cobb authorities share advice from regional and state health agencies in an effort to prevent the potentially fatal disease from spreading.
POWDER SPRINGS — McEachern High School students were nervous but excited to meet Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday, cracking wide smiles when the state’s highest official obliged a junior’s request for a group selfie inside a classroom.
A Powder Springs man has been indicted on four counts of vehicular homicide after police said he caused a fatal crash, killing a 17-year-old McEachern High School student.
A man was arrested at a Marietta hospital after shooting himself in the thigh while attempting to shoot another man at a Powder Springs home, authorities allege.
A Powder Springs man was arrested Thursday on a single felony count of child molestation after police said he abused a 12-year-old girl almost a decade ago.
More details are coming to light in the fatal shooting in Atlanta and the subsequent arrest of a star college basketball player and four others.
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.