New president named at Kennesaw State University

Cobb County’s flagship university has a new president. Sam Olens was named the next president of Kennesaw State University on Wednesday. According to a press release from the school, Olens will assume the position on November 1, leaving his current position as attorney general for the state of Georgia. “I pledge to work in partnership with [...]

Cobb Commissioners likely to put off pay raise vote

Over 2,000 public employees in Cobb County could have to wait a little longer to know if they will receive a proposed pay raise amidst reports the board of commissioners is tabling the raise. Although the board has set aside a $10 million fund for potential pay raises in the local government, many commissioners believe [...]

Pre-Leasing Announced at SunTrust Park’s Battery Atlanta

Anyone wanting to live next door to the future home of the Atlanta Braves will soon have the opportunity. According to the AJC, Atlanta-based real estate group Pollack Shores announced Wednesday it would begin pre-leasing units at three apartment complexes next to SunTrust Park in December. Those complexes, The Residencies, The Flats, and Parkside, will [...]

New SAT results show Marietta behind Cobb County

The SAT scores for the class of 2016 are now out for schools across Georgia. While much of Cobb County took leaps forward, In terms of performance students in Marietta City Schools seem to be falling. Across Cobb County the Marietta Daily Journal reports that scores for the exam required by most U.S. colleges were [...]

House Passes Bill Renaming Post Office After Slain Marietta Marine

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday renaming a Cobb County post office after Marine Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells, a Marietta native who was killed in the 2015 attack on a Chattanooga reserve facility. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the resolution was introduced in July by Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, and [...]

Smyrna Sees Gas Price Hikes as Fuel Shortage Hit Southeast

During the Monday morning commute, many in Smyrna, as well as across the Atlanta area, were confronted with the reality of higher gas prices and, at some locations, no gas at all. Fuel prices have continued to climb as an oil pipeline leak has crippled the oil supply in states across the southeast, including Georgia. [...]

First Braves Game at SunTrust Park Announced

The Atlanta Braves have released their schedule for the 2017 season, including the date for the highly-anticipated home opener in the new ballpark in Cobb County. The Braves will spend the first 12 days of the season on the road before coming home on April 14 to play the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park. [...]

Marietta Insurance Head Named New Cobb Commerce Chairman

The Marietta Daily Journal reports Gary Bottoms, president of Marietta-based insurance agency The Bottoms Group, has been named the the next chairman for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. Bottoms will take over at the start of 2017, replacing current commerce head Terry DeWitt. The president of the Cobb chamber, David Connell, released a statement [...]

Campbell Spartans to Host Sprayberry High on Friday

Campbell football looks to right the ship this Friday night when the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets come to Smyrna to take on the Spartans under the lights. This will be Campbell’s first home game of the season, and it comes at an opportune time for the team. The Spartans are so far winless on the season, [...]

Marietta Kiwanis Hosting “Field of Flags” Event in Remembrance of 9/11

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of over 3,000 Americans in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta is not letting the day pass by without remembering the victims. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the group plans to host its fourth [...]