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2014/07/23 08:24
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SPLOST passes 4-1; Special tax headed to November ballot, voters MARIETTA — Tuesday’s runoff elections set up several choices for voters on November’s ballot, and the Cobb Board of Commissioners...
2014/07/23 08:24
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2014/07/23 08:24
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MARIETTA — After a bruising runoff, Bob Weatherford defeated former county chairman Bill Byrne on Tuesday in his quest to claim the Republican nomination for an open seat on the Cobb Board of...
2014/07/22 08:27
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SMYRNA — Businesses in parts of Smyrna and unincorporated Cobb have new reasons to invest in the area now that the city has approved a local tax incentive program. Smyrna will partner with the county...
2014/07/21 08:26
2014/07/21 08:26
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Byrne, Weatherford speak out on Cobb’s 1993 anti-gay resolution ATLANTA — Bill Byrne should have found a way to avoid an “anti-gay” resolution the county passed during his time as chairman, Bob...
2014/07/20 08:24
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The SPLOST vote: Lee right to put BRT on back burner Almost lost in the shuffle of the focus on Tuesday’s coming GOP primary runoffs is that day’s equally momentous vote by the Cobb Board of...
2014/07/17 08:24
2014/07/17 08:24
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Call it ‘homer’ or ‘small ball,’ Braves’ plans on track Though the Atlanta Braves’ move to Cobb has often and accurately been described as “a home run” for the county, the multi-step process by which...
2014/07/17 08:24
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MARIETTA — Going into the final days before Tuesday’s runoff, one local candidate says he wants answers from his opponent, while another says something she said at a debate has been taken out of...
2014/07/16 08:24
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Duplicate services reimbursement to cities is a welcome deal Kudos to the Cobb Board of Commissioners and the mayors of Cobb’s six cities for amicably working out an updated arrangement by which the...
2014/07/15 08:24
2014/07/15 08:24
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MARIETTA — This morning, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on a rezoning to allow the Atlanta Braves to build a $672 million stadium and $400 million mixed-use development down the...
2014/07/13 08:24
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MARIETTA — A new $2.2 million roundabout will be coming soon to a congested intersection west of Marietta. On Tuesday, the Cobb Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with...
2014/07/12 08:24
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Cobb commissioners, mayors sign plan to reimburse cities MARIETTA — This November, the county will begin a decade-long process of repaying each city portions of their taxes that have funded...
2014/07/12 08:24
2014/07/12 08:24
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MARIETTA —The Kennestone Hospital Authority and the county hope to put the finishing touches on the roughly $6.5 million bond deal that will pay for a new mental health facility off County Services...
2014/07/09 08:25
2014/07/09 08:25
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Cobb Board of Commissioners narrows list of Braves project firms down to four MARIETTA — The county has narrowed the list of which project management firm will represent its interest in the...
2014/07/08 10:27
2014/07/08 10:27
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Fourteen Cobb County residents have filed challenges to that county’s plan to issue up to $397 million in bonds to pay for the planned Braves stadium. Nine of them were present at a hearing on the...
2014/07/07 08:25
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SMYRNA — Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott says public safety and transportation are the top priorities on his special purpose local option sales tax wish list. The Cobb Board of Commissioners will decide...
2014/07/06 08:24
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Essential maintenance: Tumlin plans to use SPLOST money to improve roads MARIETTA — Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin hopes voters will approve a special purpose local option sales tax Nov. 4 because he...
2014/07/04 08:24
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MARIETTA — Local activist Rich Pellegrino on Thursday filed a challenge in Cobb Superior Court to the method in which the county intends to finance construction of the new Atlanta Braves stadium. On...
2014/07/03 08:24
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MARIETTA — The state’s new gun law took effect Tuesday, and Cobb city, county and school board officials are still trying to decide how to react. The law allows licensed gun holders to carry weapons...
2014/07/03 08:24
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... safety first: Commissioner Birrell hopes to use SPLOST money for new police station MARIETTA — Cobb District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell says public safety is the top priority in her...
2014/07/02 08:24
2014/07/02 08:24
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KENNESAW — Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said the bulk of the $30.6 million his city would receive under a renewed sales tax program would go toward improving conditions along busy or dangerous...
2014/07/23 08:24
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