The biggest worry for farmers used to be the weather. Now it’s the government, specifically the Trump administration and its supporters in Congress.
Donald Trump: The First 100 Days
Flags waving in the breeze adorning the name “Trump” is nothing new in Douglas. With that, Vaughn Smith’s pop-up shop dedicated to all things Donald has definitely caught a great deal of attention in the Jackalope City throughout the past week. In fact, business has been so good that he turned what was supposed to be a one week stay into a two week visit.
Global energy prices spiked Monday by a percentage unseen since the 1991 Gulf War after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.
SANDY SPRINGS — U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta, told a crowd of voters Sunday she wants to follow in the footsteps of retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, but would not go so far as to say she will seek his seat.
MARIETTA — Thunder rumbled and lightning flashed over Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant last Thursday morning, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
MARIETTA — A group of Cobb leaders, private citizens and veterans from nearly every branch of the U.S. military stood shoulder-to-shoulder, buzzing with excitement Friday morning as they waited behind plastic barriers, “Make America Great Again” hats aplenty, for Air Force Two to touch down.
Cobb County police have released video footage and witness accounts of the supermarket spat between state Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell, and Mableton resident Eric Sparkes.
Georgia leaders praised President Donald Trump on Thursday for signing a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill that will provide aid to those in the state affected by last October’s Hurricane Michael, along with states impacted by other natural disasters.
There is no denying it: May was a tough month for the market. By the end of May, the S&P 500 Index was down around 6.5% from the high reached at the end of April. Investors are asking if this is a typical, “sell in May and go away” phenomenon or is there something more to the decline? Th…
MARIETTA — The new president of the National Rifle Association has her sights set on growing the organization’s membership and reclaiming Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District for Republicans as she begins a two-year term at the helm.
Demonstrators plan to rally outside Atlanta’s office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of a national call to action on Monday at noon, to protest President Donald Trump’s state of emergency.
Four metro Atlanta counties — Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett — are among 48 counties in the nation that the Trump administration is targeting for its plan to stop the spread of HIV.
Whether it was in Washington at the National League of Cities (NLC) Conference with federally elected officials or at the state capital with the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) speaking with state elected officials, the message was the same.
The congressman representing Paulding County said today, Feb. 1, he hopes Democrats offer legislation that includes border wall funding as part of negotiations on funding the government.
CUMBERLAND — On Thursday, Kennesaw State University Economics Professor Roger Tutterow gave his interpretation of what President Donald Trump is aiming to accomplish by imposing tariffs.
Two friends from Marietta were spotted on the trails at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Saturday doing what furloughed park rangers can’t: picking up litter.
Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren reiterated his support for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the United States’ southern border in an email Thursday in which he turned down an invitation to a White House roundtable on border security.
The third time was the charm for state Rep.-elect Erick Allen, D-Vinings, who is set to be sworn in Jan. 14 after defeating Republican challenger Matt Bentley in November.
EAST COBB — Despite the continued absence of park rangers and available amenities, including restrooms, visitors descended on the national parks in Cobb Wednesday even as a partial government shutdown still affected facilities’ operations.
Though the nation’s eyes have peered in on Georgia throughout this year’s election, it all comes down to voters in Cobb and across the Peach State Tuesday.
At a rally in Decatur this afternoon, Oprah Winfrey echoed her statements given to a crowd of 600 in Cobb County this morning: “I don’t want any party, and I don’t want any kind of partisan influence telling me what decision I get to make for myself,” she said. “Nobody paid for me to come he…
MARIETTA — “Hello, Georgia! I just want to say y’all been on my mind,” Oprah Winfrey said, walking out on the Anderson Theatre stage Thursday.
After facing no Republican opposition in 2014 or 2016, U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Atlanta, has an Election Day contest next week against challengers from the GOP and the Libertarian party.
Oprah Winfrey will be in Cobb and DeKalb Counties Thursday campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
ASSOCIATED PRESS - The Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land.
About our Catholic friends. No, the Catholic Church is not down and out because of the recent accounts about priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals who have allegedly committed dreadful sins. Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, a devout Catholic and a conservative commentator, and Mark Th…
In March 2018, President Trump issued tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from all nations, but it seemed specifically aimed at China, since special exceptions were given to allies. China responded two weeks later by placing tariffs on $3 billion of U.S. imports. News outlets and market p…
MARIETTA — Back home within his district from the confines of Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, spoke out Friday against what he sees are the false media narratives put out against President Donald Trump and the GOP.
Statewide elections can often drag on late into the night, but Lt. Gov Casey Cagle conceded to his rival, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, around an hour and a half after polls closed. By the end of the night, Kemp had nearly 70 percent of the vote.
The Big Turn begs for comment. It occurred only recently, not because of any change of heart, but solely because of animosity for one individual, our current president.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp walked to the stage Saturday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia’s candidate runoff forum flanked by two flagbearers — two more than any other candidate at the event.
Confront Corruption ATL, a local chapter of a nationwide anti-corruption watchdog group, will host a vigil Wednesday in Atlanta to raise awareness of the alleged alliance between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, following Monday's Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki.
A rally is planned today from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Buckhead to immediately put pressure on Georgia’s two U.S. senators – David Perdue, R-Sea Island, and Johnny Isakson, R-east Cobb – following President Donald Trump’s planned U.S. Supreme Court nominee announcement of Brett Kavanaugh Monday night.
MARIETTA — Following the 50th anniversary celebration of the C-5 at Marietta’s Lockheed plant Tuesday, Gov. Nathan Deal answered questions from the media on a variety of topics.
Roswell Congresswoman Karen Handel presided over a heated exchange on the House floor Friday afternoon when a California colleague played an audio recording of detained children crying in a federally run camp along the U.S.- Mexico border.
CUMBERLAND — Speaking to a full house at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Wednesday night, a jovial Bill Clinton held forth on a range of topics, from North Korea and cyberterrorism to President Donald Trump’s relationship with U.S. allies and the nation’s political dysfunction.
For the first time on record, the number of American job openings exceeds the number of job seekers – providing the latest indicator of continued job growth and economic strength under President Donald J. Trump.
Ahead of a possible shutdown Thursday of its Veterans Choice private-sector program, the troubled Veterans Affairs health system could be appropriated funding under a bill recently approved by Congress.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, hosted Academy Day at Dobbins Air Reserve Base Saturday, an event where young people interested in joining one of the nation’s five military academies can meet with representatives and learn more about the application process.
Herman Cain was warmly received at the Marietta Business Association’s Monday luncheon at the Radisson Hotel Atlanta NW, 1775 Parkway Place SE in Marietta.
The U.S. stock market has not had a 10 percent correction in nearly 26 months, then on Feb. 8, 2018, the market hit a 10 percent decline from its most recent high on Jan. 26, 2018. Normally, we have this type of moderate correction once a year, and a 15 percent correction in the stock market…
Despite a limited time to raise campaign cash this winter, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle maintains a healthy fundraising lead on his Republican opponents in the race to become Georgia’s next governor.
MARIETTA — Four Republican candidates for Georgia governor shed some light on their political platforms Tuesday night at a debate sponsored by the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club.
The U.S. Department of Labor on April 4 announced an $82.5 million investment to help Americans exit incarceration and integrate into the workforce.
Georgia families could see larger tax deductions for contributions to their children’s college savings accounts under a Cobb legislator’s bill that remains alive in the General Assembly’s final days.
Georgia residents would likely see lower state tax bills under an income tax reform proposal being pushed by Gov. Nathan Deal and other state Republican leaders.
A week after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that claimed 17 lives, hundreds of gun control activists converged on the Gold Dome Wednesday morning to demand action from Georgia legislators.
Madeleine “Maddy” Wilford, the daughter of a Marietta High School graduate who was injured in Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, got a bedside visit from President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Friday.
It was about four months ago when President Trump signed the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 that waived the “in excess of 10percent of AGI” requirement to deduct uncompensated losses that were a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria from your 2016 or …
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday evening, touting the job market and announcing plans for immigration reform and $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure spending before members of Congress.
Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul traveled to the White House in Washington Jan. 24 as one of several mayors around the country who met with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and senior members of Trump’s administration to talk about federal transportation aid for their cities.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the launch of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration — an effort that will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining the nation’s veterans.
MARIETTA — Hundreds of people, including more than a dozen elected officials, attended Turner Chapel AME Church Monday morning for Cobb’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration where the church’s reverend blistered President Donald Trump.
There’s an air of excitement building around Cobb as Monday evening approaches and the Georgia Bulldogs prepare to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide for the College Football Playoff championship in downtown Atlanta.
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the college football national championship game between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta on Monday, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Some local employees have already benefited from a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul that breezed through Congress and was signed by President Donald Trump just before Christmas.
One of the key promises during President Trump’s campaign was to lower taxes for businesses from 35 percent to 15 percent and eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax. The final version of the tax bill did eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax, and lowered the tax for corpor…
A bill signed by President Donald Trump in December could one day lead to private companies taking off from and landing at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
A familiar face on Smyrna’s City Council for nearly a decade, State Rep. Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna, said improving transportation is her top priority when she takes her seat at the Gold Dome next month.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a statement following reports that the Trump Administration is prohibiting top health officials, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from using a list of seven word…
A measure that would allow Dobbins Air Reserve Base to enter into partnerships with private companies, giving them access to the base’s runway and control tower, was signed into law Tuesday.
A federal provision that would potentially make way for Air Force-approved partnerships allowing civilian and commercial aircraft to use Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta has been cleared to land on President Donald Trump’s desk.
A measure that would allow Dobbins Air Reserve Base to enter into partnerships with private companies, giving them access to the base’s runway and control tower, passed its final congressional hurdle Thursday.
A defense spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday contains a provision that would allow Dobbins Air Reserve Base to enter into partnerships with private companies, giving them access to the base’s runway and control tower.
MARIETTA — Addressing a crowd of about 150 Monday afternoon at a Rotary Club luncheon, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, joined a growing list of Republican senators calling on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to step down.
The Cobb County Republican Women’s Club gathered Saturday for its 15th annual Veterans Celebration to honor American service members and raise money for the Cobb County Veterans Memorial Foundation.
A series of text messages between Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren and state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, show the two urged Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens to keep the school’s cheerleaders off the field while the national anthem is played.
A week after five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders kneeled in protest during the national anthem before a KSU home football game, the squad was noticeably absent when the anthem was played prior to Saturday’s 48-3 rout of Texas Southern.
A video on social media apparently showing a Kennesaw Mountain High School student giving a Nazi salute has parents outraged.
AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM began to play during last week’s football game at Kennesaw State University, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said he couldn’t believe his eyes.
One local official has praised U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, R-Roswell, after he resigned Sept. 29 amid a scandal over his travel expenses, which angered President Donald Trump.
Addressing a packed auditorium of Kennesaw State University students and administrators Thursday afternoon, a retired Korean lieutenant general said President Trump should scale back the “fire and fury” rhetoric aimed at North Korea’s leader.
President Donald Trump struck a nerve with NFL players when he implored team owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting during the national anthem.
Commissioner Lisa Cupid denounced Chairman Mike Boyce’s fiscal 2018 budget process on Friday, using words such as “mind boggling” and “shameful” while accusing her colleagues of making decisions “on the backs of the least of these.”
The runway of Dobbins Air Reserve Base could one day become the takeoff and landing point for civilian and commercial aircraft under a provision being considered by Congress.