Lockheed Marietta Wins $287.2 Million Military Contract

Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant announced on Friday it will be constructing five new aircraft for the United States Air Force and Marine Corps as part of a deal that is worth more than $200 million for the aerospace and defense company. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the order is an extension of a $5.3 [...]

GOP VP Pick Pence Gives Speech to Packed Cobb Galleria

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence elicited cheers from an enthusiastic crowd at the Cobb Galleria Monday night as he described a near future where he and Republican nominee Donald Trump are in the White House. “Donald Trump, on day one, is going to do what we did in the Hoosier State — we cut a few [...]

Smyrna Listed as One of America’s Best Restaurant Towns

When it comes to opening a restaurant, there’s no better place than Smyrna. That’s what the financial site NerdWallet claims, at least. In its rankings of the best towns in America for starting up a new restaurant, Smyrna came in at an exceptional fourth place. The study looked at 530 cities across the U.S. with [...]

Marietta Square Transformed into Trump Rally for Upcoming Movie

On Monday morning, Marietta looked quite different than usual; red, white, and blue signs could be seen through windows throughout downtown, and a massive banner hung over the Glover Park bandstand. Each sign and banner that adorned the town had the same clear message: “Trump 2016.” But political fever has not gripped Marietta; rather, the [...]

Former Marietta High Standout Swanson Goes 2-4 in Braves Debut

As the Braves fell to the Minnesota Twins 10-3 Wednesday night and sank to a league-worst record of 44-76, a seemingly misplaced sense of excitement hung in the atmosphere of Turner Field. The excitement was built around one man, who was appearing in his first ever Major League Baseball game, was at one point a [...]

Animals Dead, Citizens Worried After Chemical Spill in Smyrna Creek

Early Saturday morning, residents of a Smyrna neighborhood were surprised to find that their local creek has become white in color and chalky in appearance. Their surprise soon turned to dismay as they learned that their community had been contaminated by chemical runoff from a local industrial plant. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that over [...]

Cobb High School Locked Down after Student Found with Gun

Students and teachers were on high alert after a gun was discovered in a student’s possession at a high school outside of Smyrna Wednesday morning. The AJC reports that administrators at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton called police after a student reported seeing another student with a gun. The school soon went into lock down [...]

Superintendent of Marietta Schools to Step Down

Emily Lembeck, the head of Marietta City Schools for over ten years, recently announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year, according to a Wednesday report by the AJC. Lembeck has served as an educator for over 30 years, including 25 in Marietta City Schools. Since 2005, she has led the [...]

On First Day of School for Marietta, Controversy, Pranks Ensue

School is back in session for children across Marietta as Cobb County Public Schools officially began the year on Wednesday. The first day of school can be an exciting and stressful time for many and this year’s academic return offered its fair share of both. Across the city, traffic saw a boost as buses, parents, [...]

Chicken Parts Spill Shuts Down I-75 Interchange

Commuters traveling through the Smyrna area met an unexpected obstacle on their way home from work Tuesday afternoon: 55,000 pounds of chicken guts. 11 Alive reports that during the peak of rush hour on August 2, a tractor trailer overturned on the I-75 southbound ramp to I-285 westbound, spilling the tens of thousands of pounds [...]