SAVANNAH — The City of Savannah is encouraging holiday shoppers to support local, small businesses by offering free parking in city-owned garages on Small Business Saturday and Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December. Parking is free from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, a…
ACWORTH — Betsy Brown was baptized in Acworth Christian Church. As a young woman, she played the piano for its congregation on Sunday mornings. And 54 years ago, she married her husband there. So for Brown, the restoration of the 119-year-old church is as deeply personal as it is important to the city.
If you weren’t already in Christmas-mode, the Christmas season is in full swing today. Georgians are actively decorating their homes for the holiday and are shopping either online or in-person for the perfect Christmas gifts. Also, if you have kids, it’s time to start thinking about those pa…
This month, Papa John’s announced it had chosen The Battery Atlanta as the new location of its corporate headquarters. Following the announcement, Marvin Boakye, chief people and diversity officer at Papa John’s, spoke to the MDJ about the company’s selection process, the roles they’ll need to fill and his love of Atlanta.
Cherokee Veterans Park on Ga. Highway 20 is aglow with the spirit of the season as the fourth season of Holiday Lights at Veterans Park is now open through the end of the year.
Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Friday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
KENNESAW — Black Friday saw fewer shoppers in-person than normal at Cobb County malls, due to the coronavirus pandemic and more people buying gifts online this season.
When Cobb County Police Department Maj. Craig Owens was a little boy, he was awed by the law enforcement officers he saw on “S.W.A.T.,” a 1970s crime drama — officers went out of their way to help and serve the community, Owens recalled.
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 16 new vehicles for a pair of county agencies at its most recent meeting.
MACON — One woman is dead after six people were shot outside the Thirsty Turtle in Macon early Friday morning. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired outside the Thirsty Turtle at 425 Cherry Street at 2:47 a.m. Friday. Once on scene deputies were advised tha…
DARBY RECEPTION: A public drop-in reception honoring the 28 years of service of retiring Coroner Earl Darby is 3-6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Business Center of the Cherokee County government administration building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.
If you want a live Christmas tree this year, but don’t want to risk exposure to coronavirus, Pike Nurseries has a solution. The company is offering a Christmas tree delivery service this year. This year, Pike is delivering Christmas convenience to customers’ front doors with an online reques…
ALBANY — The Albany police department is reporting a rash of vehicle thefts throughout the city involving cars that have been left unattended and running. Police report that in the last three days eight cars were stolen after being left unattended and running while parked at stores. The depa…
Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Thursday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
MARIETTA — Sitting beside her four children in MUST Ministries’ Elizabeth Inn Thursday, Katrina Cadlett said she was grateful for new beginnings.
Here's a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Wednesday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Randy Nally locked the front door to the Oakdale Ace Hardware on a Saturday afternoon this month, capping the store’s 60-year history in the Smyrna community.
With the public health implications brought on by COVID-19, it’s not surprising Atlantans — and Cobb Countians — have their well-being uppermost on their minds.
Call it revisionist history: When the Pilgrims and Indians gathered for the first Thanksgiving, they wore no masks nor did they meet via Zoom. But that didn’t stop enthusiastic kindergarten students at West Side Elementary from recreating the first Thanksgiving feast in Plymouth Colony in 1621. In true socially distanced, COVID-modified fashion, some celebrated in-person and some virtually.
MARIETTA — Superior Court Judge Reuben Green watched with unabashed joy, pride and a lump in his throat as the three military veterans stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance before the morning’s ceremony began.
The Georgia Women’s Food Fest, an initiative created to encourage the public to support their local women-led food businesses, is set for Dec. 1 through 7.
The city of Chamblee and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia are partnering to offer rent and utility assistance to Chamblee residents in need because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SMYRNA — A consultant hired by the city and other local governments defended its method of testing for an airborne carcinogen one week after its methods were called into question.
A group of Republican state lawmakers are calling for the General Assembly to hold a special session ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate to consider changes to Georgia’s voter ID laws.
DECATUR — DeKalb County’s tree lighting event will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be socially distanced. DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host the 13th annual tree lighting event, Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Porter Sanford, III Performing Arts and Commu…
In a close vote, the Woodstock City Council moved to approve bringing the RedSpeed Automated School Zone Enforcement Program to the city at its most recent meeting.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal two vehicle collision that occurred on the Sardis Church Road extension near Walden Road. The incident took place at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday. According to the sheriff’s office, a 2012 Nissan Altima driven by 43-year old Anthony Bailey was t…
The annual Canton Optimist Christmas Parade will return at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 for the 33rd edition of this event, partnering this year with the Cherokee County Fire Department to collect donations for Toys For Tots.
LifeLine Animal Project, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that manages the DeKalb and Fulton county animal shelters, is asking residents to include pets on their Black Friday shopping lists.
The Gist: Four republican lawmakers are calling for a special session of the state legislature to address “structural issues” with the state’s voting system prior to the Jan. 5 Senate runoff election. The Players: The four state senators are Greg Dolezal of Cumming, William Ligon of Brunswic…
Here’s a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Tuesday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Cherokee County Animal Shelter Director Susan Garcia recently earned her Certified Animal Welfare Administrator certification through the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
MARIETTA — Over the low hum of scanners and chatter between election workers, the slow and steady work of democracy continued Tuesday at Jim Miller Park.
Fulton County has announced it will conduct its portion of the second statewide Nov. 3 general election recount, as requested by President Donald Trump, starting Nov. 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.
Residents and travelers in DeKalb County can expect a phone alert tomorrow just head of Thanksgiving to remind them to stay safe while celebrating the holiday. DeKalb County will activate the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s warning system on Wednesday, to encourage residents and visito…