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37 min ago | Patch.com

Smyrna SPLOST Projects Discussed at Thursday Meeting

Smyrna residents who are interested in learning more about the city's plans for its share of the projected 2016 SPLOST revenue are welcomed to attend an information session being held at City hall Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

MDJonline.com

Residents object to Chair Lee's BRT plan at SPLOST meeting

County District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, foreground left, chats with Ron Sifen, president of the Cobb County Civic Coalition, and Tricia Clements, the coalition's secretary, while citizens fill the East Cobb Senior Center community room Wednesday night to participate in a meeting regarding a possible 2016 SPLOST.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA

Patch.com

Smyrna Bank Robbed; Police Seek Suspect

The Smyrna Police Department is seeking the public's help to discover the identity of a man they believe robbed a Smyrna bank on Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Smyrna, GA

Evening Sun

Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 file photo Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work.

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Related Topix: Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, Marietta, GA

WTVC

Father Charged With Murder, Accused of Leaving Child in Hot Car

TV in Atlanta is reporting that the father accused of leaving his child in a hot car has been charged with murder.

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WTVC

Wife of Injured MFG Chemical Worker: "He's A Great Person"

He'll do anything for anybody. Those are the word spoken by the wife of a Dalton man, injured by a chemical reaction earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Austell, GA

Patch.com

Acworth Police Help Catch Two-State Robbery Suspects

The Acworth Police Department teamed up with county law enforcement to stop a two-state crime spree that had spread to The Lake City.

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Related Topix: Acworth, GA

MDJonline.com

Common cravings: East Cobb eatery combines fine dining with family environment

Common Quarter executive chef Jeffrey Gardner stands in the dining room while the crew reviews nightly specials.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Marietta, GA, Smyrna, GA, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

CNN

Car bakes in sun for investigation into toddler's death

Open a car door on a summer day, and a sauna blast will quickly remind you just how seethingly, sticky hot it can get inside in little time.

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MDJonline.com

Marietta man to serve 5 years after beating pregnant girlfriend

A Marietta man will spend five years in prison after being convicted late Tuesday of beating his pregnant girlfriend, then writing her a letter from jail.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

MDJonline.com

Marietta, Cobb schools' CRCT scores released

Test scores released Tuesday by the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts will provide officials with a way to examine how each elementary and middle school performed on standardized assessments this year relative to their neighbors, as well as to their own scores from previous years.

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Related Topix: Cobb, GA, Sumter County, GA, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Christian Science Monitor

Hot-car deaths of children: A shoe, a teddy bear, and other solutions

Cobb County police investigate an SUV where a toddler died near Marietta, Ga., when the father forgot to drop his child off at day care and went to work, in this file photo from June 18. Parents leaving children alone in a hot car, often with tragic consequences, have been making headlines this summer.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA, Family, Kids, Education

WTLV

Georgia baby born with rare skin blister disease

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Like all newborns, Reid Davis Underwood is fragile. But from the moment he was born in late May, his parents realized he was far Georgia baby born with rare skin blister disease MARIETTA, Ga.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA, Medicine, Genetics

Patch.com

Entries Still Accepted for Cobb Library Poetry Contest

Young Cobb County residents with a flair for poetry are invited to submit entries to the Mary Ellen Wright Poetry Contest , co-sponsored by the Cobb Library Foundation and the Marietta Daily Journal.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Business Journal

Project manager for Braves stadium down to four candidates

The Cobb County Commission has narrowed to four the list of project management firms being considered to represent the county's interest during construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

MDJonline.com

Charges expected in three-car wreck on Powder Springs Road

Police expect charges to be filed after they say the driver of a "Two Men and a Truck" moving van caused a three-vehicle wreck that shut down Powder Springs Road on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

MDJonline.com

Vinings resident honored by Rotary Club for volunteer work

From left, Debby Bolt, past president of the Vinings Rotary Club; Traci Newman, the club's outgoing president; and Vinings resident Anne Cox with the Citizen of the Year award.

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Related Topix: Vinings, GA

MyFoxAtlanta

Leanna Harris visits husband in jail

With a cloud of tragedy, suspicion, and speculation following her family, Leanna Harris went to the Cobb County Jail to visit her husband Tuesday.

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MyFoxAtlanta

EXCLUSIVE: Investigators simulate Harris hot car conditions

The FOX 5 I-Team was the only television news crew there Tuesday as investigators with Cobb County tested the real-time conditions of the Harris family car, simulating the day that young Cooper Harris died.

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MDJonline.com

Cobb native blends talent, opportunity for film role

Cobb native Ashley Pike, second from left, poses with other Hooters girls on the set of 'Blended,' starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia Southern Polytechnic State, Marietta, GA

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