More on Smyrna’s proposed distracted driving ordinance

There has been a discussion on social media about the details of Smyrna’s proposed ordinance restricting the use of cell phones in vehicles.  I requested a copy of the ordinance…

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More on Smyrna’s proposed distracted driving ordinance

There has been a discussion on social media about the details of Smyrna’s proposed ordinance restricting the use of cell phones in vehicles.  I requested a copy of the ordinance…

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Sand Isn’t the Only Thing with Grit on a Volleyball Court — Morgan Lavigne and KSU Women’s Volleyball

Rain beat down on the windshield of 18-year-old Morgan Lavigne’s Nissan Pathfinder. It was a stormy summer day in 2012; a day most high school seniors would be curled up…

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Proposed Smyrna ordinance: Hands off the cell phone and on the steering wheel!

The City of Smyrna could become the first in the state of Georgia to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the use of cell phones or other mobile electronic devices while driving.If…

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Screenshot of OASIS map showing bright red for high infant mortality on one south Cobb census tract

Data shows alarming infant mortality rate in a part of South Cobb

This article by Judi Kanne and Haisten Willis is the first in a series of articles the Cobb County Courier will be publishing on health care in Cobb County.While any…

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Home Depot declares 89 cent third quarter cash dividend

On Nov. 16 The Home Depot, headquartered in Cobb County, announced an 89 cent third quarter cash dividend.  According to a company press release, this is the 123rd consecutive quarter…

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New aviation-themed park opens near Cobb airport

Watch the slideshow of the Aviation Park opening ceremony below. While planes passed overhead into McCollum Field, Cobb County reached new heights Friday, Nov. 10, as officials cut the ribbon…

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Kennesaw State allows cheerleaders back on the field after protests

Kennesaw State’s cheerleaders will return to the field at the Owls’ next game on Nov. 11. After gaining national attention, KSU’s president said in a statement Wednesday, Nov. 8, that…

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Jaha Howard, Jen Jordan headed for runoff in Georgia Senate District 6

In a hotly contested race that saw more than $1 million raised between the candidates, Democrats Dr. Jaha Howard and Jen Jordan are headed for a runoff.With all precincts reported,…

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Blackburn, Lindley to face off in Smyrna council runoff

Smyrna voters will head to the polls one more time to decide the next Ward 3 council representative.Following a short race that featured five candidates in total, Travis Lindley and…

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Professor loses job after KSU decides to end culinary program

One Kennesaw State professor has lost his job after the university’s decision to phase out its culinary and hospitality program.>> MORE COVERAGE: KSU dismantles culinary school after suggestions from donorDaniel…

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Why are the polls for Georgia Senate District 6 open longer in Fulton County than in Cobb?

Questions have arisen on social media about the difference in polling location closing time between Cobb and Fulton counties for the election for Georgia Senate District 6, to be held Nov….

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Why do Acworth elected officials remain in office so long?

Acworth’s city council has a combined 85 years experience among the six members. The city has unique advantages and disadvantages with a board that’s served together for so long. Few…

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KSU dismantles culinary school after suggestions from donor

  Donor Mike Leven approached KSU President Sam Olens in May about restructuring the hospitality degree. The Leven School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality will be phased out through 2021…

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Georgia Senate District 6 candidates rake in over $1.1 million in campaign contributions

Candidates for the Georgia Senate District 6 special election have raised a collective campaign war chest totaling more than $1.1 million, as five Republicans and three Democrats aim to take…

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Five Cobb County breweries to provide samples at 2017’s Acworth Craft Beer Fest

The fourth annual Acworth Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1-5 p.m. in Historic Downtown Acworth. Attendees can sample more than 100 beers, wines and…

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Welcome autumn weather at Marietta Square’s final art walk of the year

An array of artists will fill the streets of Marietta Square with an evening of thought-provoking art, musical entertainment and craft merchants on a free, a self-guided tour showcasing local…

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Republican Senate District 6 candidates talk traffic, transit at forum

The Georgia Senate District 6 election is crowded with nine candidates vying for the seat, but the herd was thinned somewhat at Wednesday night’s Republican-only forum held at the Cross…

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Acworth involved in two lawsuits after closing back road near I-75

[Editor’s note: we’ve changed the headline because we thought the original one could be construed as taking sides in this issue.  That was never our intent — Larry Felton Johnson,…

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Local chefs use Taste of Atlanta to help Puerto Rico

Several chefs in the metro area are teaming up at Taste of Atlanta to benefit Puerto Rico in the aftermath of two hurricanes.Find the tent at Historic Fourth Ward Park…

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Protests in support of KSU cheerleaders who “take a knee” continue

For the second time this week, students at Kennesaw State University protested on campus Thursday, Oct. 19, to support the five cheerleaders who continue to kneel during the national anthem…

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