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This Memorial Day weekend could be one for Cobb’s record books, as a heat wave set to gain steam in the southeastern United States could break temperature records dating as far back as 1916.

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Thousands of Cobb seniors celebrated the end of their high school careers, stepped into new careers and accepted millions of dollars in scholarships this week, as the county's final graduation ceremonies concluded.

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the day means more than barbecues and sunscreen.

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As part of National Law Enforcement Week May 12-18, Holly Springs Police Department Detective Sherrie Conrad joined 2,500 other law enforcement officers from around the country in a series of special events in Washington D.C., remembering officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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Woodstock City Council members are considering a partial rollback in the property tax rate for its 2020 budget, which may mean a small tax savings for some property owners.

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CANTON — At the Monday meeting of the Canton Planning and Zoning commission, neighbors came out in opposition to plans for 92 new townhomes in Great Sky,100 Sun Shower Ridge.

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As part of Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, the board was presented with the latest updates on development plans in various parts of the county, including the Southwest Cherokee Area Plan and concepts for a recreation center at Veterans Park.

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A group of nearly 30 law enforcement officials and county representatives came together Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the new office facility for the county’s probation services.

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Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday at 3273 Hunt Road, just east of Acworth near Ga. Highway 92.

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A caretaker has been accused of pushing an 86-year-old Alzheimer’s patient and breaking her hip at an Acworth retirement community, according to police.

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The 2019 high school commencement season continued Monday night when the first Cobb County school, Cobb Horizon High School, held its diploma ceremonies in the Lassiter High School concert hall.

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MARIETTA — Neighbors of a proposed homeless development center and shelter in Mableton did not get the denial of the project they had sought at Tuesday’s Cobb zoning meeting despite their commissioner’s initial desire to turn down the request.

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Smyrna’s city council members Monday unanimously voted to table a measure banning dockless electric scooters.

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Cobb’s police officers, deputies and fire personnel could see their paychecks padded by a one-time payment of nearly $1,500 under a proposal set for a vote by county commissioners next week.

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A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Georgia has returned a three-count indictment against a former commissioner in DeKalb County, Georgia, for extorting bribe payments from a DeKalb County subcontractor. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division made the announcement.

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The Community Assistance Center May 10 announced the results of its 2019 Food ’n Fun Challenge, and in the final weigh-in, 27 teams from Sandy Springs and Dunwoody collected a total of 60,704 pounds of food. That’s an increase from the 2018 total of 56,772 pounds.

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