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CUMBERLAND — Hundreds of community leaders, elected officials and business owners showed up Wednesday to honor Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon for his 40 years of service to the city, 34 of which he served as mayor.

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated since its original posting on Monday, Nov. 11.

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MARIETTA — A new Marietta Square restaurant is being allowed to operate under the name On North, Eatery and Bar, according to the latest court ruling in a case brought by the owner of existing Square restaurant The Marietta Local.

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A 14-year-old is in critical condition after a hit-and-run on Cunningham Road, about a half-mile south of Powder Springs Road, according to police.

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MARIETTA — The Marietta school board approved a $75,000 contract with Clearwater Consulting on Tuesday to provide cultural fluency training to Marietta High School and school district leadership, aiming to open a dialogue about equity among students of various cultures and backgrounds.

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MARIETTA — All Marietta school district staff, part-time and full-time, will receive a holiday bonus ranging from $600 to $1,200 just before Christmas after the school board’s unanimous approval.

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Those who get their wastewater services from the city of Austell will see their bills increase.

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Marietta City Councilman Reggie Copeland is continuing to question whether it’s right to keep sending the city’s inmates to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center for another seven years.

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A Marietta man has been indicted on aggravated child molestation and other charges after police said he assaulted a juvenile girl several years ago at an Austell property.

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Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy officially opened its school-based food pantry Monday with a ribbon-cutting and reception with partners and volunteers.

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Cherokee County and other portions of northwest Georgia could see a wintry mix of rain and snow in the air during the overnight hours tonight.

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WOODSTOCK — A three-story medical office building could soon be built on Rope Mill Road and annexed into Woodstock, after the City Council considers the plans for the building Dec. 16.

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The Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency will be adding a third summer camp location in 2020 following approval of a budget amendment by the board of commissioners Tuesday night.

Polk County Police are seeking help identifying the suspect in the photo attached to this story this morning after they are alleged to have committed an armed robbery at the Cowboys gas station on Highway 278 in the Fish Creek area overnight. 

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Officers at the Marietta police station used to have to train in cramped conditions on the second floor, lifting weights in what resembled a small office.

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CUMBERLAND — Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood this week welcomed in the holiday season and ushered out the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday Breakfast series with a call to action: give generously.

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Christmas could come early in the Marietta City School District, as the school board is set to consider holiday bonuses, ranging from $600 to $1,200 for its staff.

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