A Smyrna man remains in jail after police say he fled a traffic stop, attempted to run over a police officer and rammed a police vehicle.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed by Cobb police on Monday during a hostage situation at a Smyrna apartment complex.
Cobb Chairwoman Lisa Cupid has organized a summit of leaders in the military, politics and business next week for a “community stakeholder discussion” regarding Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
MARIETTA — Facing allegations from neighbors that an apartment complex on Smyrna-Powder Springs Road would invite crime into a bucolic central Cobb neighborhood, Cobb Planning Commissioners recommended denial of the project Tuesday.
A new Quiktrip location near the Chattahoochee River just outside Smyrna is among the items Cobb’s Planning Commission will consider Tuesday.
SMYRNA — In his debut state of the city address, first-term mayor Derek Norton took a victory lap, saying Smyrna had successfully navigated the obstacles posed by the coronavirus and was poised to make big investments in key travel corridors and areas outside the city’s downtown.
A marquee mixed-use development steps from Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta was approved unanimously by the Smyrna City Council Monday.
After more than a year, some city leaders say efforts to install speed cameras in certain school zones within their cities are being held in limbo by the Cobb School District.
Some Smyrna residents have mixed feelings over a proposed makeover of the city’s downtown area, and they were on full display at a Saturday town hall.
SMYRNA — Suwanee has a town center. Marietta does, too. Now, Smyrna, which is nipping at Marietta’s heels for the title of Cobb’s most populous city, will consider an overhaul of its downtown that could give it a proper gathering place for city residents, according to Councilman Tim Gould.
CUMBERLAND — “WE SURVIVED THE PANDEMIC,” declared the title card of a slideshow at the bi-monthly meeting of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority.
If you’ve ever wanted to combine happy hour with exercising your dog, that could become an option in Smyrna. By tweaking its code of ordinances this week, the Smyrna City Council paved the way for a private dog park that serves beer to come to town.
Cobb Police have identified the man killed by a driver in Smyrna on Friday afternoon when he entered the road in a wheelchair.
MARIETTA — As Marietta restaurants and delivery drivers report feeling the sting of the region’s gas shortage, transportation leaders and a local economist say the worst has likely come and gone.
The average price of gas in the United States has surpassed $3 a gallon for the first time since 2014, an industry monitor announced Wednesday.
A new package of federal funds could be headed Cobb’s way to address deteriorating traffic conditions on one of the county’s major thoroughfares.
A 277-unit mixed-use development off Cobb Parkway in Smyrna cleared its first hurdle Monday, when the city’s Planning and Zoning Board unanimously recommended approval by the City Council.
Smyrna will hold two vaccination events next week after receiving another 1,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the city announced Friday.
SMYRNA – With tears in her eyes as she accepted a bouquet of flowers, Smyrna Elementary School teacher Lisa Rogers was honored this week as one of the top educators in the state.
SMYRNA — The Georgia Department of Transportation believes new express lanes on the northwest side of the perimeter will reduce congestion, but they aren’t expected to open for another decade.
Folks from four different communities in Cobb have raised the possibility of cityhood in recent years. One of the more recent pushes comes from west Cobb, where a trio of Republican lawmakers have proposed the city of Lost Mountain, a “city-lite” that would feature modest government building…
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 east Cobb Commissioner Jerica Richardson.
The residents of 15 apartments at a Smyrna apartment complex were displaced by a fire on Sunday, according to the Smyrna Fire Department. The American Red Cross is assisting 19 displaced residents, according to Red Cross spokesperson Ronnika McFall.
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.
After a January City Council meeting at which Smyrna’s citizens spoke out against a new townhome development in the heart of the city, Mayor Derek Norton thinks it’s time for a pause.
Former Smyrna Police Chief Joseph Bennett, who has served as interim city administrator since September, was made permanent city administrator at the City Council’s meeting Monday.
A proposed operating permit for Sterigenics’ Cobb facility will likely be amended following emotional testimony from two public hearings last week, according to an official with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
MARIETTA — A new Cobb County School District middle school is on track to open in time for fall semester, and proposed feeder patterns would keep most or all of its elementary school students moving into middle school together.
Strides for Survivors, the fifth annual 5-kilometer fun run/walk and breast cancer benefit, is shifting to an online format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division and state Rep. Erick Allen, D-Smyrna, have separately proposed more stringent permitting requirements for facilities, such as the Sterigenics plant just outside Smyrna city limits, that use the chemical ethylene oxide.
The Jonquil City enjoys the success it does today largely because of the efforts of one man, Mr. Smyrna, former Mayor Max Bacon. Bacon's successor, Mayor Derek Norton, City Council members, staff and friends, gathered this week to honor the man by naming Smyrna City Hall after him. The lette…
At one point this summer, Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton’s neighborhood looked “like a combat zone,” he recalled. The culprit? The liberal use of fireworks, which exploded in popularity after the Georgia Legislature passed a bill legalizing them in 2015.
Despite the pandemic, and with a little help from the federal government, Smyrna was able to reward its employees Tuesday, approving merit raises for all employees and a substantial, across-the-board pay bump for its paramedics and public safety personnel.