Georgia taxi driver helps stop shoplifter

MARIETTA — A quick-thinking taxi driver helped police catch a shoplifter who police say had punched a female store employee in the face. On Wednesday November 10, a shoplifter walked into the Citi Trends clothing store, grabbed a large amount clothing and

Atlanta isn’t the only Georgia city with a mayor’s race this year

Early voting for November’s city elections began this week, and while only a handful of Georgia’s municipalities are holding contested mayoral elections, Atlanta’s will undoubtedly have the most impact throughout the state. “Lots of groups rate Georgia very highly as a business-friendly

Cobb County escape room lets you stage a prison break

The newest escape room at Cobb County Parks, “Prison Break,” opens Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 30 at the Oregon Park Annex in Marietta. You can try this interactive challenge with friends, family or colleagues. Teamwork and puzzle-solving a must. In

Art in the Park returns to Marietta Square for Labor Day weekend

Art in the Park returns to historic Marietta Square this Labor Day weekend. Featuring more than 150 fine art booths, this outdoor event also delights the entire family with children’s activities, live music and great food from local restaurants.    ART                  Art in the Park is a fun

Teach your kids these safety tips before they go online

With school starting up in many Georgia school districts next week, now is a good time to talk to your kids about online safety and being smart when using the Internet. The internet is an important educational tool for students, but online

It’s time to talk to your kids about school safety

With schools starting back up soon, the Marietta Police Department is reminding everyone to start the year off safe by discussing back to school safety with your children. The department is asking you to ensure your children are familiar with general information

Fireworks can cause anxiety for dogs. Here’s how you can help

Many animals are very sensitive to loud noises and fireworks are a big offender. The noise and unpredictability of fireworks leads many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight-or-flight response. Your dog may bark at the noises or

Switzer Library in Cobb County will reopen June 1

Charles D. Switzer Library will reopenTuesday, June 1, after the branch underwent an extensive renovation. The Switzer facility in downtown Marietta has had a major renovation since mid-2019 to improve indoor and outdoor spaces of the library system’s central library complex and

Georgia lawmaker leaves legislature to take job at Georgia Tech

Georgia Rep. Bert Reeves is leaving the General Assembly to join the administrative staff at Georgia Tech, the university announced Thursday. Reeves, R-Marietta, will serve as vice president for institute relations at his alma mater starting May 1. He will report directly

Vehicles damaged under Allgood Road Bridge in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Marietta police are asking for your help determining the cause of falling debris that damaged several vehicles under the Allgood Road bridge at about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening. Several vehicles were damaged while driving on the northbound express lanes

CDC Study of Marietta schools says teachers should be vaccinated

A CDC study of COVID cases in Marietta City Schools, whose results were published Monday, found that educators played a major role in recent school outbreaks there. The researchers concluded that vaccinations of teachers, along with school mitigation measures, “is a critical