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1 hr ago | MDJonline.com

14-year-old from Marietta learns how to bake - fudgy' moist cake from grandmother

Ashley Cranfill, left, and her grandmother, Sandra Johnson, pose with a piece of their sheetcake at the Cranfills' home.

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Marietta, GA, Recipes

4 hrs ago | Patch.com

Former UGA Cheerleader, 85, Will Join High School Squad on Sept. 26

A former cheerleader living at a senior community will join the cheerleading squad of Pope High School in Cobb County during the team's Sept. 26 home football game against Cherokee High School due to a student volunteer at the community and a nonprofit that grants wishes to the elderly.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Woman found guilty, mentally ill in deputy attack

A woman who rammed her car into two Cobb County sheriff's deputies outside the county jail last year has been found guilty but mentally ill. Cobb County District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says 34-year-old Candida Summerlin of Marietta admitted crashing a rental car into two deputies on May 31, 2013 and was found guilty on Tuesday.

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6 hrs ago | Patch.com

Braves' Cobb County Ballpark Breaks Ground, Gets Name

The Atlanta Braves have officially broken ground on their new baseball stadium in Cobb County and announced the facility's name during a small ceremony Tuesday morning. According to WSB Radio, SunTrust Park will be the home of the Braves starting in 2017 .

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA

8 hrs ago | Sandy Springs Neighbor

Beating victim's relative asks county to add phones to Silver Comet Trail

The Dallas woman who was assaulted and badly injured on the Silver Comet Trail in late July recently moved back to her home state after a month in the hospital and has no plans to return, a relative said. Tina Waddell, 42, was attacked and beaten as she walked along the trail near Dallas July 29. She spent about a month in an area hospital after surgery on her face and recently returned to her native Arkansas where family members can care for her more closely, said sister-in-law Kristen Waddell.

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Related Topix: Paulding County, GA, Dallas, GA

9 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

CBS46 investigation catches mechanics not changing oil

"I was in the pit one day, it was maybe 50 give or take a few, I was told not to change the oil or the oil filter the whole day," claimed a whistleblower. When you get your oil changed, a mechanic should remove the oil plug and drain the oil out, then refill the oil pan.

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Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Smyrna, GA

10 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Braves' new stadium has a namea "SunTrust Park

The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Jazz, Charles Lloyd

11 hrs ago | Talking Chop

Cobb County Braves Stadium Will Be Known As SunTrust Park

We now know what the Braves' new home in Cobb County will be called, and surprise surprise, it'll be named for a corporation. For the first time in Braves franchise history , the Braves will be playing in a stadium named for a corporate sponsor.

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Warrior Way 5K Coming on Sept. 27

Registration is still open for North Cobb Cross Country's Warrior Way 5K , which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Acworth.

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Related Topix: Acworth, GA

19 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

Salvaging history: Following fire, water damage, Austell Museum set to reopen Monday

City of Austell Museum Curator William Johnson and Mayor Joe Jerkins discuss a reopening date for the city museum, which was damaged by water when a fire broke out in a third floor room Aug. 13. The fire triggered the sprinkler system, but firefighters acted quickly once the fire was out to clear the museum, located on the first floor of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Austell, GA, Fire

19 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

South Cobb: Redevelopment purchases considered: Lee awaiting creation of new revenue source creation

South Cobb leaders want the county to purchase land on Six Flags Drive to spur redevelopment, but Chairman Tim Lee said he won't take that step until a new revenue source is created.

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19 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

Marietta superintendent to get $7K bonus

Marietta Superintendent Emily Lembeck will receive a $7,000 bonus for her positive evaluation by the Marietta Board of Education, said Irene Berens, the board's vice chair.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA, Standardized Testing, Education

Mon Sep 15, 2014

MDJonline.com

Police look into possible - hoax' call, find knife

A report of a student stabbed at Marietta Middle School put the school on lockdown for one hour Monday, but Marietta police officers found no one injured, said Officer David Baldwin.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

CBS Local

Police Identify Couple In Smyrna Murder-Suicide

Police have identified a man and woman who were found dead in a suburban Atlanta home after a roughly 14-hour standoff. Smyrna police spokesman Chris Graeff says 33-year-old Jessica Arrendale and 30-year-old Antoine Davis were found with gunshot wounds to their heads Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA

MDJonline.com

Shreiner Academy kicks off yearlong speaker series

Shreiner Academy, a private K-8 school at 1340 Terrell Mill Road in Marietta, will host a yearlong, free speaker series to help parents and teachers understand childhood.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

MDJonline.com

COBB infrastructure upgrades: Five traffic signals to cost $750K

Cobb County will be receiving bids for rebuilding five traffic signals until Sept.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA

Patch.com

Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Approaching

Civic organizations, lovers of the environment, and folks who want to do a good deed are invited to pre-register for the 29th annual Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up, held on Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. Volunteers spend the day removing trash, debris, and other pollutants from lakes Allatoona and Acworth, and are treated to a free meal at the Riverside Day Use Area following the event.

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Related Topix: Acworth, GA

SmyrnaVinings.com

Bark in the Park September 27th

Gather your human and/or canine family for a day in the park for food and fun. Bring your own lunch or indulge in delicious Food Truck fare.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA

MDJonline.com

Kennesaw Charter Elementary up for reaccreditation; vote to be Sept. 25

Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy Principal Kay Frey encourages first grader Aksana Corey to keep running the obstacle course Friday, set up in the school gymnasium as part of the Coaches Fun Run, which helps raise money for the school's learning labs.

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Related Topix: Kennesaw, GA, Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Forsyth County News

Chiroprator receives council's yearly honor

Drew Henderson, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, has been chosen by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic as the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year. The award was presented by last year's winner, Bobby Braile of Powder Springs, during the organization's annual awards ceremony on Aug. 24 at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Chiropractic, Forsyth County, GA, Powder Springs, GA, Life University, Hall County, GA, Murrayville, GA

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