Jerica Richardson’s family left New Orleans two days before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
Randy Nally locked the front door to the Oakdale Ace Hardware on a Saturday afternoon this month, capping the store’s 60-year history in the Smyrna community.
SMYRNA — A consultant hired by the city and other local governments defended its method of testing for an airborne carcinogen one week after its methods were called into question.
A new ordinance will make it easier for Smyrna’s private clubs and special events locations to maintain their alcohol pouring licenses.
MARIETTA — In 1984, Republican Earl Smith was elected chairman of the Cobb Board of Commissioners. Joined by two Republican commissioners, the GOP saw its first-ever majority on the county’s governing board that year.
The regional water authority is taking steps to ensure water quality after some Cobb County residents noticed a dirty taste in their tap water, according to Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority and the city of Smyrna.
Republican Fitz Johnson has outraised Democrat Jerica Richardson in the race to succeed retiring east Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott, according to a review of the campaigns’ latest financial disclosure reports.
Less than a week after Tammi Saddler Jones left her role as Smyrna’s city administrator, the Smyrna council named a new leader for the city’s daily operations.
When asthma is such that an inhaler is needed to breathe, mountain climbing wouldn’t seem to be first on the list of vacation activities. Yet state Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta, said that’s precisely the reason he does it.
SMYRNA — A presentation of preliminary data measuring air quality around the Sterigenics plant left local officials with unanswered questions Friday.
The city of Smyrna and Lifesouth Community Blood Centers will host a blood drive Aug. 28 at Smyrna Fire Station #3, which includes a COVID-19 antibody test for all donors.
Smyrna City Council passed a nondiscrimination ordinance Monday night, becoming one of a handful of cities in Georgia with such a law.
Anticipating a need for state assistance in the coming year, Smyrna City Council voted this week to hire a lobbyist to represent the city in the Georgia Legislature and executive branch.
Cobb Board of Commissioners Chairman Mike Boyce, in answering why there were fewer Republican votes in Tuesday's primary chairman's race rather than Democratic ones, leveled a finger of blame at the Cobb GOP.
A Smyrna doctor practicing at Woodstock pain management clinics was arrested Monday night and charged with trafficking the narcotics fentanyl and ketamine, authorities said.
The Smyrna City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution condemning racism, and saying that its members stand with “all citizens of Smyrna.”
Smyrna's Riverline Park, which was closed on Tuesday because of continued large gatherings in violation of permitting and social distancing guidelines, will reopen Monday, along with other facilities, according to Mayor Derek Norton.
Smyrna is eyeing a “complete rehab” of the South Cobb Drive area as well as several improvements that would help people get around the Jonquil City, according to a council-approved list of projects to be funded should Cobb residents vote to renew the county’s penny sales tax.
Widely liked and respected Cobb businessman and community leader Chet Austin, who for decades helped run and develop Marietta’s Tip Top Poultry, the Wellstar Health System and Kennesaw State University, will be sorely missed and fondly remembered for his generosity, love and selfless commitm…
A Smyrna woman is accused by Cobb police of hitting a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, then failing to stop and render aid at the scene.
A dozen apartment units in a Smyrna housing complex were damaged in a fire Sunday night and the incident is now under investigation by Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.
A Smyrna dentist is suing his business insurer over its refusal to pay out for coronavirus-related income loss, claiming the insurance firm has breached its contract for thousands of clients and is liable for more than $5 million in damages.
A Marietta man is wanted by authorities on 21 criminal charges after Smyrna police said he attacked and raped a woman inside a vehicle before he caused a critical-injury car crash while fleeing arrest.
SMYRNA — Cobb Countians who have been stuck at home the last several weeks took advantage of the Silver Comet Trail's reopening by walking, running or biking.
MARIETTA — Dozens of law enforcers from throughout Cobb and the wider metro Atlanta area paid homage to slain Smyrna Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing Wednesday, in an official vehicle escort that closed roads from Marietta to Smyrna.
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.
SMYRNA — The Smyrna police community is in mourning after decorated Officer Christopher Eric Ewing was killed in a car crash while on duty, in relation to which a Duluth man has been charged and jailed.
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.
This week, the Marietta Daily Journal asked the four candidates running to replace retiring east Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott a question: Before the coronavirus arrived in Cobb County, what was the most pressing issue facing District 2?
Smyrna police are attracting attention from other law enforcement agencies for their new initiative to help the city’s elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Below is a list of public events that have been canceled amid concerns about the new coronavirus and the chance of it spreading at large gatherings. This list will be updated as cancellations come.
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.
Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton extended the city’s efforts to contain the coronavirus, including its closure of businesses and its ban on large gatherings, through April 24 in an executive order signed Wednesday.
Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton extended the city’s lockdown Tuesday, issuing an executive order closing businesses in which employees have “direct contact” with customers.
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.
Smyrna held its last public meeting for the rest of the month on Monday, as government offices across Cobb County and its cities deal with coronavirus concerns and aim to adhere to social distancing guidelines from federal, state and local health officials.
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.
Smyrna has canceled its annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival in the Smyrna Market Village this weekend as the new coronavirus continues to cause concern about large gatherings of people.
Powder Springs City Council recently approved a resolution lining up an estimated $150,000 transit feasibility study for the city, a study officials say aims to improve public transit for residents within the city and the region.