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'Millionaire Next Door' author dies in crash
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:16:26 -0800

The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are ...

Court to hear challenge to Braves stadium financing
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:15:36 -0800

The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in an appeal of a lower court ruling on financing for the new Braves baseball stadium in Cobb County.

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:43:33 -0800

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Cobb County. Officials say the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal’s South Eastern Regional Fugitive Task Force were serving a warrant at a Powder Springs home when the shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Monday. Police say the suspect, Michael ...

New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:04:50 -0800

A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

Website: Gwinnett home to half of Georgia’s 10 best places to retire
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:42:36 -0800

Gwinnett County is home to half of the cities in SmartAsset.com’s list of the 10 best places to retire in Georgia.

Cobb residents take challenge of nearly $400 million in Braves stadium bonds to Georgia Supreme Court
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:09:36 -0800

The Atlanta Braves' new stadium in Cobb County is expected to be finished in 2017. That completion date is contingent upon there being no major delays such as, yep, you guessed it, lawsuits.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Cobb chooses firm to design Braves bridge
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:56:41 -0800

The Cobb County Commission on Tuesday approved a Los Angeles-based firm as the county’s top candidate to design and engineer a double-decker bridge over Interstate 285, linking the Galleria area with SunTrust Park and the Braves proposed mixed-use development.

St. Mary's signs Letter of Intent to acquire Ty Cobb Medical Center
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:08:18 -0800

Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center is located just off Interstate 85 in Franklin County. (Photo/Rob Moore) ATHENS - A 56-bed rural northeast Georgia hospital soon may be part of a larger healthcare system.

Planning for life after Turner Field is about to begin
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:05:24 -0800

Sixteen months have passed since Atlanta Braves officials announced that the team will leave Turner Field behind for a shiny new stadium in Cobb County. With their departure date getting closer by the day, many residents are wondering what will replace a site built for America's pastime but which hasn't served their needs on a daily basis for decades.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments ...

Sleet, snow, ice move into metro Atlanta and north Georgia
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:05:20 -0800

Snow was blowing across highways in the north Georgia mountains and ice coated cars in some of metro's Atlanta's northern suburbs as the latest winter storm struck the state Tuesday. Click to Continue »