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Foul Play Suspected in Fatal Marietta House Fire

Detectives with the Cobb County Police Department are currently treating the July 23 Marietta house fire that killed one teen and injured another as a homicide, 11 Alive News reports. Police and K-9 units were on the scene immediately after the fire was put out Saturday afternoon, searching the bushes and area surrounding the house [...]

Cobb Commission Chairman Defeated in Runoff

Cobb County residents took to the polls Tuesday to voice their opinion on who should lead the board of commissioners, and that voice materialized as a resounding rejection of current chairman Tim Lee. Lee was defeated after receiving 37 percent of the vote, compared to the 63 percent received by challenger and victor Mike Boyce, [...]

Shots Fired at Marietta Police During Gun Shop Standoff

11 Alive News reports that police took four suspects into custody for attempting to rob a Marietta gun store Tuesday morning, bringing to end a tense standoff that saw an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and officers. Law enforcement responded to a report of a break in at the Deercreek Gun Shop on Fairmount [...]

“Pokémon Go” Craze Comes to Marietta, Bringing Crowds and Damage to Square

The hit new mobile app Pokémon Go has become a nationwide sensation, and Marietta is no exception, as more than 500 players roamed the downtown square on Thursday evening, leading to at least one instance of property damage. CBS 46 reports that a Facebook post inspired many players to come to downtown Marietta in search [...]

Marietta Post Office to be Renamed in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to rename a Marietta post office in honor of a fallen Marine. Patch.com reports U.S. Rep. Tom Price wrote the bill, (H.R. 5612), to designate the U.S. post office at 2886 Sandy Plains Road as the "Marine Lance Corporal Squire 'Skip' Wells [...]

Entertainment Venue Proposed for Smyrna

A new golf and entertainment complex is under consideration in Smyrna following a presentation to the city. The complex, which would house a driving range and golf course is, being proposed by Gonna Fly Now LLC. The Atlanta-based golf club management company recently purchased land in Smyrna. The proposed AllStar Golf would be 61,300-square feet [...]

Marietta Celebrates Independence Day with Annual Event

Thousands of spectators flocked to Marietta Monday for the city’s Freedom Parade this year. The city was expecting about 30,000 people to watch the annual Freedom Parade that morning, which included 110 entries and 2,000 participants. “Stationed in a prime spot on Marietta Square, the Buzzell family of east Cobb was trying to establish a [...]

Serial Robber Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

A serial robber who struck two separate Title Max stores in Smyrna – amongst other companies in various locations in Metro Atlanta – was sentenced recently to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes. According to an article by Coosa Valley News, Avery Frazier robbed the employees of a Title Max in Smyrna on [...]

Major Marietta Business Deals Announced this Week

Two major business deals affecting Marietta were announced this week. Coolray will be bringing its headquarters to Marietta and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has sold several buildings and land from its Marietta location to Georgia Tech. The Wrench Group, whose home maintenance and repair service brands include Coolray, is bringing its corporate headquarters to Marietta, according [...]

120-year-old School Near Smyrna Set to be Demolished

A school near Smyrna that is 120-years-old is set to be demolished soon and graduates of the school attended an open house on Saturday to bid their farewells. Fitzhugh Lee School welcomed countless students over its history. Atlanta-based Pulte Group has the 5.7-acre property under contract with the Cobb school district for $4.3 million with [...]