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3 hrs ago | MDJonline.com

Funding crisis main focus of school debates

School board candidates squared off at debates Thursday, ahead of a competitive May 20 primary likely to be settled based on controversial issues about funding, construction projects, and who is perceived as best able to solve the challenges facing public education in Cobb County.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Education Etc.

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Patch.com

Georgia Bird Watcher Takes Flight on Twitter

Georgia resident Bruce Dralle describes himself on Twitter as a "birder and conservationist," but to his followers, he's known simple as @BirdWatchDude .

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Business Journal

Reed: Braves could extend lease, but would have to be 5 years

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the Braves could stay longer at Turner Field should construction fall behind on the team's new stadium in Cobb County.

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MDJonline.com

Enrollment up in Cobb, Marietta school districts

According to a student count conducted in March, enrollment is up at both the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Cobb, GA, Marietta, GA, Mableton, GA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Witness: Goose on the loose with arrow through head

FOX 5 has not been able to independently verify the photo or the animal, but Cobb County authorities confirm that they have been dispatched to look for the animal, and did see it from a distance.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dawsonville, GA, Duluth, GA

Patch.com

Cobb County Teens Given Prison Sentences For Gang-Related Burglary

Two teens who made off into the woods after burglarizing a home in a gang-related incident have been sentenced to 10 and 11 years in prison, respectively.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA, Austell, GA, Mableton, GA

MDJonline.com

Human remains found near Cobb subdivision

Human remains were found near a Cobb County subdivision but police say foul play is not suspected.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Fair Oaks, GA

Patch.com

Second Murder Suspect Charged in March Shooting at Marietta Apartment Complex

Marietta Police say a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the March 27 shooting death of Damion Wright.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Marietta, GA

MDJonline.com

Merric Millwork finishes Cobb hotel renovations

Above: Some of the hand constructed and installed millwork Merric Millwork and Seating completed at three Courtyard by Marriott Hotels.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Marietta, GA, Norcross, GA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

MDJonline.com

Cobb Police investigating armed robbery

Cobb County Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General on Powder Springs Road in Marietta at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Cobb County

Kennesaw police Officer Scott Luther said the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday along southbound Cobb Parkway, just south of Mack Dobbs Road.

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Related Topix: Kennesaw, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Public memorial for Herb Emory set for Saturday

A public memorial service is planned for Saturday to celebrate the life of longtime WSB Radio and WSB-TV traffic reporter "Captain" Herb Emory.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

MDJonline.com

Cobb Chamber now accepting nominations for safety awards

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2014 Public Safety Recognition Awards, including Public Safety Employee of the Year, Award of Merit, Medal of Valor and Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Examiner.com

Hometown hero

Great job Cobb County GA animal welfare advocates! You speak and law makers and prosecutors listen.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MDJonline.com

Two Cobb County men receive prison time in gang case

Two Cobb County men will go to prison for their gang-related crimes, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA, Austell, GA, Mableton, GA

Examiner.com

Briefs: Police search for suspects in robberies at Waffle House, Subway

No one was injured in the robbery, which happened around midnight Monday at 105 Country Club Drive near Stockbridge, according to Henry County police .

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Related Topix: Stockbridge, GA, Austell, GA

Patch.com

Cobb County: What Are You Reading?

In honor of Cobb Library Week and National Library Week , we'd love to know what you're currently reading? A few suggestions on books that you could pick up can be found from the winners of the Pulitzer Prize , which were announced last night: Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" won the prize for Fiction "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virgina, ... (more)

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books

Patch.com

Douglas County Woman Received Text, Made Call, Before Crash that Killed Hiram Coach: Report

A car crash that killed a popular youth basketball coach from Hiram in March was caused by a Douglas County woman who had just received a text message and was talking on her cell phone, according to Cobb County police.

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Related Topix: Hiram, GA, Cell Phones, Electronics

MDJonline.com

Squaring off: Senate candidates coming; John Williams going

REPUBLICANS RUNNING for U.S. Senate will converge on Cobb this evening for a forum at the County Administration Building just off Marietta Square sponsored by the Cobb County Republican Women's Club.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Representative Paul Broun, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia

MDJonline.com

Police say man acted as a pimp for girl, 16

A LaGrange man has been accused of human trafficking and pimping a 16-year-old girl in Cobb County, and activists say the problem is more widespread in metro Atlanta than many want to believe.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Cobb, GA

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