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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 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 [...]

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, [...]

Foul Play Suspected in Fatal Marietta House Fire

Detectives with the Cobb County Police Department are currently treating the July 23 Marietta house fire that killed one teen and injured another as a homicide, 11 Alive News reports. Police and K-9 units were on the scene immediately after the fire was put out Saturday afternoon, searching the bushes and area surrounding the house [...]

Shots Fired at Marietta Police During Gun Shop Standoff

11 Alive News reports that police took four suspects into custody for attempting to rob a Marietta gun store Tuesday morning, bringing to end a tense standoff that saw an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and officers. Law enforcement responded to a report of a break in at the Deercreek Gun Shop on Fairmount [...]