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County by county news for Tuesday
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:27:51 -0700

COBBStout Parkway expected to reopen by FridayStout Parkway, between Holloman and Brown Roads in South Cobb, is expected to open again by Friday after being closed to replace the bridge over Gothards Creek, according to Cobb District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid.

Cobb County breaks ground for new DDS buildings
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:29 -0700

Making a trip to a Georgia Driver's Services office is a ritual many people love to complain about, but in one metro county state officials and county commissioners are trying to change that attitude.   Citizen discontent is one reason why Gov. Nathan Deal made the trek Monday to Cobb County to break ground, at least symbolically, on two new Drivers Services Centers for the county.   Channel 2’s ...

UPDATED: Braves name development team for stadium mixed-use deal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:52:01 -0700

The Atlanta Braves formally announced on Wednesday its development team for the $400 million mixed-use complex near its future Cobb County stadium.

First Slice 7/30/14: Braves to announce development team for mixed-use complex near stadium
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:12:14 -0700

Atlanta Braves officials are soon expected to reveal the developers who will help build the $400-million mixed-use project adjacent to the team's proposed stadium in Cobb County. According to the AJC , Fuqua Development, Pope & Land Enterprises, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group will partner together to build the site.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Whistleblower files suit against Georgia National Guard
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:16:52 -0700

The longtime boss of the 21st Century Partnership is suing the Georgia National Guard, contending that she was fired for blowing the whistle on repeated misconduct, including the misuse of National Guard money and resources.

Braves to name development team for stadium mixed-use deal
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:29:19 -0700

The Atlanta Braves are expected to announce as soon as this week a deal with the development team that will oversee a $400 million mixed-use complex near its future Cobb County stadium, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. The baseball franchise will tap a joint venture team that includes retail powerhouse Fuqua Development, office and mixed-use development company Pope & Land ...

Police: Dad Sent Explicit Messages While Son Died in Hot Car
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:20:34 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Georgia (CNN)- Justin Ross Harris messaged six women, sending and receiving explicit texts — some including nude images — from work while his 22-month-old was dying in a hot car, a detective testified Thursday in the father’s hearing …

The centers will be expanding
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:28:51 -0700

The state plans to improve two driver service centers in Cobb County. The Georgia Department of Driver Services said in a statement the centers aren't equipped to serve residents in the area. According to the statement, the state is planning to replace and expanding the centers.

Cobb sheriff gets top honor
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:04:26 -0700

Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, known for his aggressive stance against illegal immigration, has been named Georgia’s Sheriff of the Year.

Course offered for commercial license instructors
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:38:47 -0700

The Georgia Department of Driver Services plans to offer a free course for people seeking to become commercial driver's license instructors.