2 hrs ago
The Weather Channel threatens to pull up stakes if it doesn't get incentives from Cobb
The Weather Channel, headquartered in Cumberland, is asking for 'significant' tax breaks in return for an expansion that includes 200 to 300 employees at an average salary of about $75,000 - or else it may leave Cobb County.
5 hrs ago
Sweet' friendship hits Marietta stage
Director Pete Borden of east Cobb speaks to the cast for his upcoming play 'Christmas at Sweet Apple,' which opens on Friday at the Art Place, Mountainview.
16 hrs ago
Group hopes to oust Cobb officials over Braves' stadium vote
The deal to provide millions in public money to attract the Braves to Cobb County is pitting conservative tea party activists against elected and civic leaders.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Macon Telegraph
Tea party battles business over Braves stadium
In this Nov. 26, 2013 photo, Amy Barnes, left, of Marietta, Ga., who is against the Atlanta Braves building a new baseball stadium in Cobb County, holds a drawing depicting taxes being flushed down the toilet as she waits in line next to Andrew Windham, right, of Acworth, Ga., a proponent of the new stadium, to sign up to speak during the Cobb ... (more)
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Solving the equation: - Hard decisions' will need to be made on how to fund Cobb schools
The superintendent, school board and state lawmakers agree on one thing: The financial future for Cobb County schools is bleak.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
The Braves and - Riverwalk': A tale of two tax deals
CALL IT a "Tale of Two Tax Deals." The first was the best of deals, both for Cobb County and for the recipient, the Atlanta Braves.
Sterling Estates to Hold Elder Abuse Seminar
Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds and other law enforcement officials in Cobb will be among the featured speakers at a free seminar on Saturday, Dec. 14 and sponsored by the Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force.
Cobb residents convicted of forgery, ID fraud
Alphonsus Idiku, 35, of Kennesaw was convicted Oct. 23 and sentenced to six years in prison.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Morgan, like other officials, should be held to a higher standard
Is it right to set a high bar for teacher conduct, but a low bar for members of the school board? That's the question facing the Cobb School District in the wake of Wednesday's MDJ story detailing the questionable behavior of school board member David Morgan of south Cobb.
Cumberland's Riverwalk Development Looks For Tax Abatement
A $100 million mixed-use development in the Cumberland Community Improvement District may be seeing a reduced tax burden for the next ten years.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Bartow's Bruce Thompson Wins State Senate Seat
After coming out ahead in the November special election to fill the District 14 State Senate seat vacated by Barry Loudermilk, Bartow County resident Bruce Thompson has secured the post with more than double the votes of his runoff opponent, Matt Laughridge of Cartersville.
On Common Ground News
Neighborhoods near new Falcons stadium to get $30 million in improvements
The plan, approved unanimously by a 14-0 vote, is required before $200 million in bonds backed by hotel-motel taxes for stadium construction can be issued.
Around Town: New deal for Galleria area a home run...but not for taxpayers
COBB COUNTY just agreed to issue $367 million in revenue bonds to help build a stadium for The Atlanta Braves to call home.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Smyrna library embraces digital service
Smyrna library director Mary Wallace Moore reviews the available motion pictures on her tablet as part of a new service available at the library called Hoopla Digital.
Development, Braves move - coincidental,' firm VP says
The vice president of a development firm planning a large mixed-use development says it's a coincidence the project popped up on a county agenda after the Braves announced their move to Cobb.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Food banks ask for help keeping shelves stocked
Local food banks say donations of non-perishable groceries are coming in steadily, but they'll need help to keep the shelves full.
Here's the deal: a nationally known business wants to relocate to Cobb, bringing with it thousands of jobs, regular favorable coverage in the national media and generating millions of dollars in new tax revenue for Cobb's schools .
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Cobb Co. teacher wins nat'l award for self-published book
When Pope High School English teacher Ryan Lund Neumann has a tough day at work, he goes home and writes about it.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Cop won't rest until man who shot him is caught
MARIETTA, Ga -- More than four months after he was shot in the chest a Cobb County police officer is talking.
Want to Check Georgia Traffic Conditions? There's an App for That
If you are planning to join millions of other travelers nationwide in hitting the roads this Thanksgiving weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation has an app that just might help make your travels easier.