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49 min ago |

Commissioners Award Rhyne Park Improvement Contract

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners has awarded a contract to a Peachtree City construction company to renovate a Smyrna park.


Related Topix: Peachtree City, GA, Fayette County, GA

2 hrs ago |

Sunbrook Academy Joins 'Happy' Video Craze

By Scott Bernarde Sunbrook Academy, which has locations in Douglasville, Austell, Acworth, Kennesaw and Woodstock, has joined the Internet rage of posting videos accompanied by the Pharrell song, "Happy."


Related Topix: Douglasville, GA, Douglas County, GA, Austell, GA, Kennesaw, GA, Cherokee County, GA, Woodstock, GA

7 hrs ago | Daily Tribune News

Tuesday runoff sees steady turnout

Newly elected Congressman Barry Loudermilk, second from right, checks early returns Tuesday night at his election headquarters in Acworth.


Related Topix: Acworth, GA, Bartow County, GA

11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

GA-Sen Republican Primary Runoff: An Analysis

In case you missed it, this past Tuesday, the Republican primary runoff for the Georgia Senate race took place.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Barrow, Democrat, Georgia

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Cumberland to spend on beautification

The Cumberland Community Improvement District spent much of its Thursday meeting allocating money to beautify the area.


Related Topix: Marietta, GA

Cobb police search for Marietta First Third Bank robbery suspect

Police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a Marietta bank Tuesday evening.


Related Topix: Marietta, GA

WALB-TV Albany

Active awareness and what you can do: Children left in hot vehicles

Police say they want everyone to know it is a crime , and that temperatures inside a car are much hotter than they are outside.


Metro Atlanta's Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.6 Percent in June

The unemployment rate rose for the second straight month in metro Atlanta, rising four-tenths of a point in June, according to labor force estimates released by the Georgia Department of Labor.


WTOC-TV Savannah

Six Flags looking to hire 400 zombies, singers and dancers

Six Flags Over Georgia is getting ready for Halloween and their annual Fright Fest.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Halloween, Marietta, GA

Pigs & Peaches BBQ Fest will be August 22 and 23

Harrison High School students Jonathan Hutson and Jonathan Keasler work as volunteers, bagging peaches at the Mercier Orchards tent at 2013's Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Education Etc., Food Festival, Kennesaw, GA, Fulton County, GA, Adams Park (Atlanta, GA), Atlanta, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

This weekend: Find the blues in and around Atlanta July 25-27, 2014

Friday, The Georgia Flood comes to Darwin's with their exceptional young blues energy and talent.


Related Topix: Marietta, GA, Mudcat, Blues, Cherokee County, GA, Woodstock, GA, Events

Daily Tribune News

Loudermilk wins in District 11 runoff

Newly elected Congressman Barry Loudermilk thanks his supporters Tuesday night with his wife Desiree, from left, daughter-in-law Sarah with granddaughter Emma, son Travis and daughter Christiana.


Related Topix: Cherokee County, GA, Haralson County, GA, Felton, GA


Loudermilk wins GOP runoff to succeed Rep. Gingrey

Loudermilk wins GOP runoff to succeed Rep. Gingrey MARIETTA, Ga. - Barry Loudermilk has been chosen by Republican voters to take GOP Rep. Phil Gingrey's seat in Congress.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Linder, Marietta, GA

PSCO Awards Medal of Valor to Deputy Randall Shelnutt

Paulding County Sheriff's Deputy Randall Shelnutt was awarded the Medal of Valor by Sheriff Gary Gulledge for his actions during an incident in 2013.


Creative Loafing Atlanta

First Slice 7/23/14: MARTA passenger saved after falling onto tracks

A 39-year-old man is recovering from injuries after falling onto one of MARTA's rail tracks last night.


Weatherford Wins Runoff, North Wins Election

The City of Acworth's former Post 3 Alderman is one step closer to being elected to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.


Related Topix: Acworth, GA

Stultz Ousted from BOE in Runoff Landslide

Smyrna's representative on the Cobb County Board of Education has lost his seat in a landslide.


One Team. One Goal. Student Success.

Retired educator Betty Gray fires up an auditorium full of current principals and assistant principals as one of several guest speakers Tuesday morning at Kennesaw Mountain High School at the 2014 Cobb County School District Leadership Kickoff.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Kennesaw, GA, Sumter County, GA, Cobb, GA, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Johnny Isakson

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sandy Springs Neighbor

UPDATED: Perdue wins GOP nomination

Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Buckhead resident Mike Quarles casts his ballot at the Chastain Park gym in Buckhead during Tuesday's primary runoff voting.


Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Phil Gingrey, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kingston, GA, Bartow County, GA, Fulton County, GA, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss


Man falls onto tracks at MARTA station

According to officials with MARTA, the visually impaired rider was waiting on a Northbound train.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA