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BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven’s Cherry Blossom Festival will return to Blackburn Park in March this year. The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival 5K/1K, will take place Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 a.m.   This year’s 5K, which is both USATF-certified for the 2020 Peachtree Road Race qualifying and a fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will take runners through Blackburn […]

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When Wendi and Henry Perkins left Mobile, Alabama, bound for a Thanksgiving holiday with family in Cobb County, they thought they’d have nearly three more months to prepare for the birth of their first child, Violet.

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The Canton Planning Commission recommended approval of two requests involving the addition and operation of a cell tower at 1130 Bluffs Parkway at their meeting on Tuesday.

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CUMBERLAND — Cobb residents will be able to rent a bicycle at any of the county’s bike share stations and ride to any such station in the metro Atlanta region if the Cumberland Community Improvement District has its way.

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The Holly Springs City Council approved a request for a conditional use permit for a self-storage business on property located on Hickory Road during their meeting on Thursday.

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As more air testing is planned in Cobb County and around the state to determine levels of a carcinogen used daily by the medical sterilization industry, residents near a plant in the Smyrna area wait to see what its future, and theirs, holds.

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The Woodstock Police Department, in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, conducted an ICAC operation last week targeting online predators.

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The Lady Trojans basketball team recently christened Lassiter High School’s new $15.6 million, 3,000-seat gym, construction on which began in 2018.

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MARIETTA — A proposal that would have encouraged development in an industrial swath of southeast Cobb — which includes the controversial Sterigenics’ facility — was pulled by its sponsor this week.

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ATLANTA — State budget cuts could hit mental health services hard in Georgia, forcing behavioral health officials to pump more money into handling crisis situations instead of programs to prevent those situations, the state’s mental health chief said Thursday.

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A Kennesaw man is behind bars without bond after police said he repeatedly rammed a female driver’s car with his own vehicle as they drove along a mile stretch of one of the city’s main streets.

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MARIETTA — A majority of the Marietta Gateway Community Improvement District’s board members failed to show at this week’s meeting, prohibiting the board from voting on anything.

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The city of Woodstock is one of four municipalities recently recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission for demonstrating leadership in sustainability practices.

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The DeKalb County Community Development Department announced it is surveying unincorporated areas of the county in an effort to “eradicate blight and revitalize properties.”

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The city of East Point is one of 50 cities being recognized for using cutting-edge technology to digitally transform communities. The Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global projects to honor the most innovative and influential work. This year’s categories included community engagement, digital transformation, smart mobility, urban infrastructure and urban operations. Dominic Maldonado, East Point’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator, and Farhad Islam, East Point’s IT Director, are finalists in the Digital Transformation category with their project titled 2020: A Spatial Odyssey.

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CUMBERLAND — Millions of dollars in savings on debt service payments are expected to benefit those who finance Kennesaw State University, thanks to a decision by the Development Authority of Cobb County.

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Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren slammed the ACLU on Wednesday, saying its allegation that a “new policy” banning the MDJ is “false and misleading.”

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A former Cobb County high school teacher accused of threatening to blow up a local elementary school is attempting to clear her record, court documents show.

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