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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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The Marietta City Council shelved a proposal to ban bow hunting in the city limits until it can hear from state wildlife officials.

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Marietta police are warning drivers of heavy traffic on Cobb Parkway between Roswell Road and North Marietta Parkway on Tuesday night.

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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.

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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.

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