CUMBERLAND — Cobb residents will be able to rent a bicycle at any of the county’s bike share stations and ride to any such station in the metro Atlanta region if the Cumberland Community Improvement District has its way.
As more air testing is planned in Cobb County and around the state to determine levels of a carcinogen used daily by the medical sterilization industry, residents near a plant in the Smyrna area wait to see what its future, and theirs, holds.
A 64-year-old Marietta man is accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl at a Smyrna church where he was a Sunday school teacher, according to authorities.
SMYRNA — With a passion for Smyrna’s history and no desire to slow down, 90-year-old community stalwart Harold Smith hopes to add to his legacy by turning his home into a public museum.
CUMBERLAND — Delta Air Lines is riding high as a proud Atlanta-based company poised to report its best ever annual earnings Tuesday, according to CEO Ed Bastian, who was in Cobb County Monday to give business advice to around 500 Cobb Chamber of Commerce members.
SMYRNA — On Hurt Road in unincorporated Smyrna, a few miles from the city’s center, is GB’s Stables, a family-owned and operated commercial equestrian boarding and riding facility that has a rich history.
AS OLD MAN '19 gave way to Baby New Year, we asked a medley of Cobb Countians what their New Year's resolutions were for 2020. Here are their answers:
A Smyrna man is in custody without bond at the Cobb jail after authorities say they found a large amount of drugs and cash, as well as a gun, at his Atlanta Road home.
Here’s a look at the zoning cases the Cobb Board of Commissioners will consider Tuesday, Dec. 17. This list is typically published four times a month — before and after the first Cobb Planning Commission hearing and again before and after Cobb Board of Commissioners’ decisions. Items that ar…
Thursday’s retirement party for Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon was a night of laughter and tears as community movers and shakers paid homage to (and lampooned) a mayor who broke the mold.
Unlike many elections for public office, the runoff between Derek Norton and Ryan Campbell for the title of Smyrna mayor was not about race, nor politics, commentators say.
PLAYING HOOKY: It’s always interesting to see which Cobb legislators attend the annual Cobb County Legislative Delegation meeting where the county’s various governments and institutions present their wish lists to lawmakers … and which don’t.
Police claim a Smyrna man threw his 1-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter over a 7-foot-high barbed wire fence while trying to run from officers on South Cobb Drive.
While Americans of all stripes celebrate Thanksgiving — which historians say has origins of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year — local people of the Hindu faith recently celebrated a similar holiday.
There’s been no small amount of confusion over exactly who Steve Rasin has endorsed in the runoff to succeed retiring Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon.
A Smyrna man belted a child across the eye as a form of corporal punishment, then failed to get medical treatment for the injured juvenile, police said.
The driver who died in a fiery crash near the interchange at Cumberland last Friday morning was a 38-year-old woman from Fairburn, Cobb County police confirmed Thursday.
In what was not all that different from a campaign rally, Smyrna mayoral hopeful Ryan Campbell and Smyrna Councilman hopeful Austin Wagner received cheers and applause from the party faithful at the Cobb Democratic Party’s monthly “Donuts with Democrats” meeting Saturday.
Twice the votes and twice the money — Smyrna mayoral candidate Derek Norton is doubling down on his lead over rival Ryan Campbell, less than a month out from the Dec. 3 special election runoff.
UPDATED: This story was updated Nov. 7. Ryan Campbell told the MDJ Nov. 6 he had Steve Rasin's endorsement, which was quoted in the original article. Rasin said Nov. 7 he had not endorsed either Campbell or Derek Norton.
SMYRNA — Smyrna residents have to return to the polls to elect their new mayor on Dec. 3, after the five-person race resulted in a runoff Tuesday, with no candidate securing the 50% plus one vote needed to win outright, according to preliminary results.
With just over a week until the Nov. 5 elections, the candidates in one of Cobb’s hottest races are separated by thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, documents show.
Jim Puckett, mayor of Fitzgerald, Georgia, has told local reporters he’s planning to build a 62-foot tall chicken-shaped topiary, six feet taller than Marietta’s 56-foot Big Chicken.
A Smyrna man who pimped out two girls, aged 14 and 17, from a Marietta motel room has been sentenced to 13 years in prison followed by 17 years of strict probation in which he cannot have any contact with a minor.
SMYRNA — A long list of distinguished Cobb and state leaders packed a Vinings Bank meeting room on Thursday to celebrate the accomplishments of a Georgia football legend.
A public meeting of the Cobb and Fulton county legislative delegations has been called so members can receive an update from Sterigenics President Phil Macnabb on the company’s plans for its medical sterilization plant near Smyrna.
Cobb County is officially forcing Sterigenics to keep its Smyrna area facility closed until it can meet all current county and fire marshal requirements for buildings with industrial high hazard status.
In the latest chapter of Smyrna’s festival follies, Mayor Max Bacon believes Councilwoman Maryline Blackburn used her position to unfairly profit in spearheading the Smyrna Black Heritage Celebration earlier this year.
Three men are each facing 11 felony charges after police say they robbed a woman at gunpoint with a semi-automatic rifle near Smyrna then used her car and wallet to go on a shopping spree.
THE CITY OF SMYRNA will host its annual Casper’s Fall Carnival next month, just don’t expect to see any tamales, mariachi or Frida Kahlo paintings on display. Those absences are the result of a dispute that’s unfolded over the last couple weeks involving the celebration of Hispanic Heritage …
The Air-Quality Oversight Committee was established by Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon to consider the independent air testing by private firm GHD of ethylene oxide concentrations around a medical sterilization facility in Cobb County owned by Sterigenics.
SMYRNA — The first results of independent air testing around the Sterigenics plant in Cobb County are a mixed bag with almost 80 percent of air samples showing no detectable levels of ethylene oxide, but others metering concentrations up to 395 times higher than what federal regulators deem …
A 42-year-old Marietta man kicked his pregnant wife in the stomach in front of four young children, police claim, prompting his arrest and detainment in custody at the Cobb County jail.
The Smyrna jail will begin upgrading its video surveillance system later this year after the City Council's recent approval of a $122,650 contract with Marietta company Controlled Access Inc.
The first results of independent air testing around the Sterigenics plant in Cobb County could be known as early as next week.
The toxic chemical being used to sterilize medical equipment at an industrial plant in southeast Cobb County is known to cause cancer, and now it also seems to be having an effect on the area’s real estate and school communities.