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4 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Kennesaw, GA

7 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

11 hrs ago |

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.


15 hrs ago |

Hometown hero

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


Related Topix: Animal Rights

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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.


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

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 .


Related Topix: Stockbridge, GA, Austell, GA

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)


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books

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.


Related Topix: Hiram, GA, Cell Phones, Electronics

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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Cobb, GA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Herald

Authorities: Georgia man stole millions from Aon Hewitt

A Georgia man who once worked for Lincolnshire-based Aon Hewitt is accused of stealing millions of dollars from the company, authorities said Monday.


Cobb Schools may hire nearly 200 teachers as budget deficit evaporates

The proposed 2015 fiscal year budget totaling $890 million, including a proposal to hire 193 new teachers.


Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Education Etc., Nathan Deal, US Governors

Sun Apr 13, 2014

BoC candidates offer HOST of opinions on sales tax

The five Republican candidates vying to replace retiring northwest Cobb District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham have revealed their thoughts on a proposed permanent 1-cent on the dollar homestead-option sales tax.


Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Tucker, GA, Powder Springs, GA, Marietta, GA, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Gala promises a bit of razzle dazzle

The WellStar Foundation Grand Gala is set for April 28 at the Cobb Galleria in Cumberland.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Man gets life sentence for Marietta crime spree

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault in an attack that nearly killed a store owner in 2012.


Related Topix: Marietta, GA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Austell Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash

Cobb police investigators believe an Austell man may have experienced a medical emergency prior to a one-vehicle, fatal accident on Thursday evening in Austell.


Related Topix: Austell, GA, Cobb, GA

Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Filed in Cobb Man's Death

Cobb police arrested a man Friday afternoon and charged him with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a Mableton man late Thursday night.


Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Mableton, GA

We wanted a seamless transition'

As expected, the Cobb Board of Education named Chris Ragsdale as the sole finalist for interim superintendent during a 9:30 a.m. press conference Thursday at district headquarters.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Cobb, GA

BoE candidates questioned on Race to the Top, superintendent nod

Cobb Board of Education candidates touched on Race to the Top and proposed Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale during a Thursday night forum.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Cobb, GA, Smyrna, GA, Education Etc.

Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Man impersonating police officer led funeral procession

A man from Mableton, Georgia, was arrested on Saturday for pretending to be a police officer.


Related Topix: Mableton, GA