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Cobb County is set to get the largest piece of the $45 million pie after the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded 21 rehabilitation and resurfacing contracts for statewide transportation projects.

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A man gave a 23-year-old Marietta woman his number thinking she wanted to hang out, but she gave it to another man being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center who used jail phone calls to send three armed men to rob him, according to arrest warrants.

University of Georgia’s DeKalb County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of a successful fifth season of Fresh on DeK, DeKalb County’s Mobile Farmers Market, with its Fall Harvest Festival on Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the DeKalb County Extension Office located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.

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A fatal wreck, which blocked all eastbound lanes on Interstate 20 in south Cobb on Friday morning, is under investigation, Cobb County police say.

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CANTON — The Cherokee County School Board has approved a contract with Mountain Education Center for the center to operate its Polaris Evening School, which the district says will provide more opportunities to the students enrolled there and improve graduation rates.

Through investigations and intelligence, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force identified Danny Kerdell Smith of Rossville as a distributor of methamphetamine in Northwest Georgia.

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CANTON — The Canton City Council on Thursday night voted down a proposal to extend the life of its “restaurant district” for another year.

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MARIETTA — Though the Cobb school board gave a lukewarm response Thursday to board member David Morgan’s suggestion that it’s time its members received raises, the board did request its attorney to provide them an explanation of the proper process.

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Viewers can get ready for the adventure of a lifetime inside Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater with newest film, Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D. Running now through through Jan. 16, guests can grab a seat – and a pair of 3D glasses – to travel across the globe in exploration of some of the world’s most spectacular volcanoes that have made Earth’s greatest ecosystems, and investigate their continued influence on the planet today.

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Two local high schools – Holy Innocents’ and Pace – are sending teams to Lake Lanier in Gainesville Sept. 28 for the annual Swim Across America, a swim event that raises funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Synchronicity Theatre’s lineup for the 2019-20 season will feature female playwrights and provide new opportunities to uplift the voices of women and girls while also presenting a diverse lineup of performances at the Midtown company.

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