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.
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.