Military Family Support Center opens Thursday in Marietta

A Military Family Support Center opens Thursday in Marietta. The center, which is part of a public-private partnership will serve National Guard and Reserve members, retired veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The center will hold on-site sales for retired veterans, active-duty personnel and their families three [...]

More Businesses Headed to Smyrna

With the new Atlanta Braves Stadium under way and various other major projects in Smyrna, the city will also be welcoming a new Publix and Waffle House this year. According to an article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, two building permits were recently issued for the Publix and Waffle House by the Smyrna City Council. [...]

Georgia Milestones tests for some grades waived

Many children in Cobb County recently completed the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade tests successfully, but their grades reportedly won’t be used in decisions about whether to promote or retain them. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have [...]

Traffic a Problem for Some in Cobb County

Some Cobb County residents say abundant growth paired with a lack of speed limit signs and stop signs has contributed to speeding through their neighborhood. An article by 11 Alive News reports while some homeowners in the Smyrna neighborhood like the sidewalks available for walking along South Sherwood Road, they don’t like the traffic. Shawanna [...]

Trial to be Moved in Case of Hot SUV Toddler Death

A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot SUV to die will have his trial somewhere other than Cobb County due to pretrial publicity. According to an article posted by The News and Advance, widespread publicity from the incident has spurred a defense request to hold the trial elsewhere due to [...]

Cobb County Juvenile Court Workers Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

Two Cobb County women pled guilty last week to conspiracy and racketeering charges after misusing grant money and drug-treatment funds that belonged to the county. According to an article on, the women, one from Smyrna and the other, Marietta, worked for the Cobb Juvenile Court. The women reportedly admitted to fraudulently spending thousands of [...]

Pay Increase Expected for Marietta Educators

Teachers and staff at Marietta City Schools may have a pay increase in their near future. The expected pay increase comes with no tax hike for Marietta residents, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “The average increase for certified teachers would be 4.2 percent for teachers and 3.7 percent for other certified,” [...]

Grant to help Analyze Future Transportation and Land Use Issues in Smyrna

A grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Liveable Centers Initiative will help Smyrna city officials study the Spring Road corridor from Cobb Parkway to Atlanta Road. The stretch of road is 2.4 miles long and the $100,000 grant, which the Smyrna City Council accepted at a recent meeting, will help to analyze future transportation and [...]

Townhomes in Marietta Get Green Light

A large development in Vinings got a green light from the Cobb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. According to an article by the Marietta Daily Journal, the development is planned for a six-acre tract off Paces Ferry Road. The development will include 67 townhomes. The townhomes will start in the $500,000s and go up to [...]

Smyrna Residents Concerned About New Development

About 50 Smyrna residents attended a two-hour meeting to express their concerns about heavy traffic due to the new SunTrust Park opening. The meeting was hosted by Commissioner Bob Ott. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the town hall meeting, which was held Thursday, had dozens of residents made up of candidates in the race [...]