Powder Springs News
The city of Powder Springs announced Thursday it has finalized the sale of 6.3 acres of downtown property to a mixed-use developer, including the parcel on which city hall sits.
If you’ve yet to receive your COVID-19 vaccine, the city of Powder Springs is offering an incentive — chocolatey fresh Thin Mints, coconut-coated Samoas, or another Girl Scout cookie of your choice.
A candelight vigil will be held Saturday in memory of Cobb County School District teachers who have died due to complications from the coronavirus.
Deaths of inmates at state jails would automatically be investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation under a bill filed Friday by state Rep. David Wilkerson, D-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 Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman, who was elected as the city’s first Black mayor in 2015.
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 south Cobb Commissioner Monique Sheffield.
“I’ve been living in Powder Springs for close to 30 years,” Mayor Al Thurman said on a sunny January morning, standing in Town Square in the heart of the city. “And the thing we hear from the citizens is, there’s nothing to do in Powder Springs. There’s nothing to do downtown.”
One day before her swearing-in ceremony as the next chair of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, Lisa Cupid doubled down on commitments she made on the campaign trail, namely: a focus on a transit referendum, affordable housing, and equity.
One of the few bright spots to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic was the newfound popularity of outdoor dining. In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, restaurants and patrons alike flocked to tables on sidewalks, patios and gardens.
MARIETTA — Monique Sheffield was sworn in as District 4 commissioner Tuesday, becoming the first of three newly elected members of the county’s governing board to take her oath of office.
A state-ordered audit of signatures on Cobb County’s absentee ballot envelopes is likely politically motivated, county elections director Janine Eveler told the Cobb Board of Elections during a meeting this week.
With a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon, a renewed penny sales tax and big plans for their downtowns, Mayors Al Thurman and Ollie Clemons, of Powder Springs and Austell, respectively, struck a hopeful note at a “State of South Cobb” address Friday.
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.