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Marietta man charged with strangling another man to death, police say
A Marietta man was arrested and accused of strangling a man to death, Cobb police said. Albert Anthony Reddick, 31, got into a fight with Diamante Crump Friday evening, which continued until Reddick choked Crump to death, his arrest warrant states. Reddick is also being charged with obstruction after he allegedly “physically resisted officers and did not comply with verbal commands,” the warrant added. He is charged with felony murder, felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor obstruction, and is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond.
'A good friend to Marietta': Meet Brandon Owen, the new pastor of First Baptist Church Marietta
MARIETTA — There aren’t just changes happening on the outside of First Baptist Church Marietta. Along with a brand new bell tower, the church has welcomed its new pastor, Brandon Owen, from Nashville, Tennessee. “I can tell that being the pastor of this church, people in the community care who that is, and I think that’s neat,” Owen said. ...
Ohio man wanted in fatal Cobb shooting arrested in Rome
An Ohio man wanted in a shooting Wednesday that left another man dead has been arrested, Cobb police report. Joshua Nash, 22, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is being held in the Floyd County jail after he was arrested by Rome police on Thursday, according to jail records. Nash was at large after Dacari Early, 23, was shot and killed around 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at 2751 Hammondton Road, the address for The...
Lt. Gov. Jones vows investigation after ATF goes to Adventure Outdoors gun store
SMYRNA, Ga. — Lt. Gov. Burt Jones vowed an investigation Monday after an apparent visit by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to a Smyrna gun store. 11Alive contacted ATF to confirm the nature of the bureau's presence at Adventure Outdoors, which was posted about...
Police: Smyrna woman fatally shot home intruder
A woman fatally shot a man who was breaking into her home last week, the Smyrna Police Department said. The incident occurred around 7:50 p.m. last Thursday, according to police, at an apartment in the Alder Park complex off Spring Road, near Cumberland. A woman home alone heard a man beating on her front door. She verbally confronted him, but he then moved to her kitchen window and started banging...
Body found after fire put out at homeless camp in Cobb County
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - One person is dead after a fire broke out overnight at a homeless encampment in Cobb County. It happened Monday just after 1 a.m. in the wood line of the I-75 North off-ramp near Ernest Barrett Parkway. Cobb County Fire officials say the body was discovered in a tent after crews put the fire out.
With recent success comes scheduling woes for Kennesaw State, Coach Amir Abdur-Rahim explains
KSU enjoyed their best men’s basketball season in school history, but with success comes challenges. Coach Amir Abdur-Rahim tells the Steakhouse how the Owls hare having problems finding Power 5 games for the 2023-24 season.
Cobb certifies Mableton election results, five races head to runoffs
The Cobb County Board of Elections on Monday certified the results of the March 21 special election in Mableton, confirming that five races will head to runoff elections in April.
Easter Egg Drop in Marietta
The Janice Overbeck Real Estate Team of Keller Williams hosted an Easter Egg Drop on March 25 that drew in hundreds of kids to Mount Paran North Church of God’s soccer field. Three different egg drops took place with kids of all ages waiting to catch the falling eggs from the sky, courtesy of a helicopter drop. While guests awaited their turn to collect eggs, they were treated to a range of entertaining activities. A magician wowed the crowd with close-up magic, while face painting and balloon art added to the festive atmosphere. Rapunzel was also on hand to greet visitors and pose for photos. As a special treat for attendees, goodie bags were available to take home, courtesy of the event's sponsors. For more information, visit facebook.com/JaniceOverbeckRealEstateTeam.
Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center names Lori Rakes new chief executive officer
Lori Rakes has been named chief executive officer at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center. Rakes is entering her 35th year in acute healthcare. A registered nurse by background, she has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience. As chief operating officer since 2009, Rakes was accountable to the CEO at Piedmont Cartersville for administrative planning and operational oversight for multicampus departments of Diagnostic Imaging, Surgical Services, Clinical Laboratory and Pathology,...
In good spirits: Cobb celebrates 2nd annual Food + Wine Festival
MARIETTA — Electric guitar blues and the aroma of smoked meat filled the air Saturday afternoon at Jim R. Miller Park for the second annual Georgia Food + Wine Festival. Thousands of people clad in spring garb and dark sunglasses walked from booth to booth sampling some of Georgia’s best food, beer, wine and spirits. “It’s awesome,” said Cynthia Wiseman of Acworth. “What a great day to spend outside eating...
Events and happenings: The Week of March 27
Payment Apps The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, will have Payment Apps on March 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. For person to person payments, cash is used less and less these days. Online payment services make sending money as simple as a few taps on one's phone. Participants can learn all about the most popular payment apps like Venmo and CashApp, as well as...
Cobb County Courier Dog of the Day: “I’ve been living on the street. The people here are nice, but I need a permanent home and family!”
The Cobb County Courier’s Dog of the Day, selected from the Cobb Animal Shelter website, is a small-sized tri-color female beagle mix. The following information on this potential family member is copied and pasted from the Animal Shelters website. To see the original text visit this link to the Animal Shelter Catalog.
Director of H.A.V.E.N. Academy, seven principals retiring from CCSD
There was a slew of retirements among principals and other high-ranking employees in the Cobb County School District, as announced by the district at its school board meeting Thursday. Robin Baumgarten, the director of CCSD's H.A.V.E.N. Academy, part of the Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) for special education, will retire on June 1, Keeli Bowen, chief human resources officer for the district, announced. Seven principals around the county will also be retiring later this year, Bowen said. They include: Marvin Bynes, Austell Elementary, retirement effective July 1;Ansley Daniel, Lost Mountain Middle, retirement effective April 10;Kristin Erbskorn, Davis Elementary, retirement effective July 1;Donna Long, Shallowford Falls Elementary, retirement effective June 1;Liss Maynard, Clarkdale Elementary, retirement effective June 1;Cindy Szwec, King Springs Elementary, retirement effective July 1;Cynthia Winter, Riverside Elementary, retirement effective July 1.
Track & field competes at Don McGarey Invite
KENNESAW, Ga. — The Bellarmine University track and field teams competed Friday and Saturday at the Don McGarey Invite hosted by Kennesaw State. Sophomore Chloe Freilinger placed third of 30 in the women's 400 while freshmen Kylah Brooks (eighth) and Jansen Story (14th) also finished in the top half of the field. In addition, Freilinger was 13th of 64 competitors in the 200.
Speeders beware: new school zone speed cameras coming to Canton
More school zone speed cameras will be used to cite speeders in Canton soon.
Flood watch issued for Cobb County in effect until this afternoon: Monday, March 27
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cobb County and other parts of the immediate region, lasting until this afternoon, Monday, March 27, 2023. …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…. * WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE…Portions of north central Georgia,...
Georgia Today: Kemp tours storm damage; Fulton DA must respond to Trump; mayors making history
On the Monday, March 27 edition of Georgia Today: Gov. Brian Kemp visits storm-damaged areas; Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis is ordered to respond to Trump's motion; and two Georgia mayors are making history. Peter Biello: Welcome to the Georgia Today podcast from GPB News. Today is Monday, March 27....
New principals named for Marietta High, Lockheed Elementary
MARIETTA — The Board of Education hired new principals for Marietta High School and Lockheed Elementary School Monday morning. The Marietta school board voted unanimously to approve Superintendent Grant Rivera’s recommendations to hire Marvin J. Crumbs as principal of Marietta High, and Tricia Patterson as principal of Lockheed Elementary. Both principals will begin their tenures in June, after the end of this school year. ...
Wave of thunderstorms pushing along the I-20 corridor, including Cobb County
Heavy rains are expected to push through the I-20 corridor this morning across an area including Cobb County on Monday, March 27, 2023. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight…. This morning, a wave of thunderstorms will push through central.
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