Marietta Museum Celebrates ‘Gone With the Wind’

It’s the 80th anniversary of the classic novel ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum held a special celebration last weekend in honor of the anniversary. A range of special guests spoke at the event including Daniel Selznick, son of David O. Selznick, who produced the movie. Tickets were $180 [...]

Smyrna to Discuss Possible Market Analysis

Smyrna City Council members are set discuss a potential market analysis by the Georgia Tech Research Corp. The market analysis, which would include a study about land use development and urban design of the new Suntrust Park District and Spring Road Corridor would cost the city $70,000. The Smyrna City Council is set to discuss [...]

Organization to Offer Thousands of Free Lunches to Marietta Children This Summer

MUST Ministries will offer more than 7,500 sack lunches during the week to children in need in Cobb County and other nearby regions. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, last year MUST’s summer lunch program gave out more than 303,000 lunches prepared by more than 12,000 volunteers. “MUST began handing out lunches the day after [...]

Smyrna Restaurant Recognized Statewide for Menu Item

A dish called “Whole Nine” at Thompson Brothers BBQ in Smyrna was recently listed in the 2016 state culinary guide called Georgia Eats, as one of 10-must-try menu items. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division released the 2016 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats recently, according to an article by Smyrna-Vinings Patch. “Georgia Tourism’s second annual [...]

Marietta Police Raise Money for Special Olympics

The Marietta Police Department spent the day Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. for National Doughnut Day. Their purpose? To raise money for Special Olympics of Georgia. According to a FOX 5 News article, the officers also sold shirts and hats. National Doughnut Day, which is celebrated in the United States, is [...]

Jeep Crashes Into Smyrna Home

A Smyrna family was startled early Wednesday morning when they awoke to a crash that left a Jeep inside their home. FOX 5 News reports the Jeep went airborne and crashed into the side of the home. According to an article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a family of four became trapped inside the home [...]

Two Women Dead Following Marietta House Fire

Two sisters who were rescued from a massive home fire in Marietta early Tuesday morning have died. Media reports say Marietta firefighters spent hours battling the blaze at the historic Willingham House in the 400 block of Church Street. Fire officials told Channel 2 the women were unconscious when they were found sitting behind the [...]

Suwanee Continues to See Growth Amidst SunTrust Park Construction

The City of Suwanee continues to see growth amidst construction of the highly anticipated Braves SunTrust Park. The Suwanee city council recently voted to approve $61,960 for the construction of a pier at Sims Lake Park, 4600 Suwanee Dam Road, the AJC reports. The contract to build a covered pier at the lake is awarded [...]

Marietta Councilman Temporarily Suspended

A Marietta Councilman has been temporarily suspended amid recent felony charges he was found guilty of. A jury recently convicted Anthony Coleman, 58, of one count of making a false statement, for sending a letter from his city office to the city's probation department indicating that Coleman’s girlfriend, Terry Jones Mays, had completed 59 hours [...]

Smyrna Elementary School Students Participate in Simulated Space Mission

Several Russell Elementary School students in Cobb County had the opportunity to participate in STS-18, an exciting day-long mission to "space.” The students are part of the Russell Space Team, which is made up of 4th and 5th graders at the school. The students were selected after an application process. “Each year, the team trains [...]