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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]