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  • Police to Shoplifting Suspect: 'Please at Least Try to Hide'

    12/28/2016 9:01:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Newser ^ | 12/28/16
    Police to Shoplifting Suspect: 'Please at Least Try to Hide' A man in Marietta, Ga., filled out a pawn ticket right before allegedly shoplifting from a pawn shop. That means he left the clerk with all of his driver's license information and even a fingerprint ... during a transaction that was caught entirely on camera. The Marietta Police Department had a little fun in an open letter posted to the not-so-sly suspect on the department's Facebook page Monday, the day of the theft. "A request to the gentleman who shoplifted from one of our local pawn shops today," the letter...
  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • Armed Man Stops Carjacker – Holds Him at Gunpoint till Police Arrive – Cops Offer Thanks

    05/23/2015 7:42:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/22/15 | Tim Brown
    A would be carjacker was stopped by an armed citizen in Atlanta and held at gunpoint until police arrived. Edgar Horn, 61, allegedly slipped into the passenger's seat of his car as he pulled into a Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard. "You know what this is," Horn allegedly told Fannin. That's when Fannin pulled out his gun and told Horn to get out of his car. Apparently Horn thought he could just leave, but Fannin wasn't having any of that.
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...

    04/17/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    On Wednesday Tracy and Mary Finney of Marietta, Georgia were met by a police officer outside their children’s public school and informed they were trespassing on school property because they opposed the school’s process of testing all children. The Finneys, whose children attend West Side Elementary School, had decided to opt their children out of Georgia’s state test, the CRCT. ~~~snip~~~~ Meg Norris, an organizer of United Opt-Out Georgia, told Breitbart News she is “shocked” at how the mandates to test children are being enforced in Georgia. “It’s happening in schools all over Georgia,” Norris said. “Even children who are...
  • Public Schools Installing "Panic Buttons"

    02/22/2013 7:24:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | February 22, 2013 | CBS Atlanta
    MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — Marietta Public Schools have added “panic buttons” to its schools in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. WGCL-TV reports that these “panic buttons” will immediately place a call to 911 when pushed by school officials.
  • Marietta city council members hear from citizens concerned about proposed gun range(WA)

    12/23/2010 5:57:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 22 December, 2010 | cbaus
    The Marietta Times is reporting that plans for an open gun range at Washington State Community College met with some neighborhood resistance during a public meeting about the proposed facility earlier this month. According to the article, many expressed concern about the safety of a firing range in proximity to their homes and properties, and it appears members of Marietta's City Council would agree with those neighbors, some of whom are circulating a petition asking council to block the development of a shooting range on the college campus. Council would have to repeal the current city code prohibiting such facilities...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Atlanta Tea Party rescheduled for July 4, Capitol

    07/04/2009 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 5 replies · 619+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/04/09 | Michael Naragon
    After being nixed by bitter Obama supporters, protesters will meet at the Georgia State Capitol tonight to discuss their disgust with the government... and watch fireworks. I have very little information on this, having received the heads-up only minutes ago, but for those who live in the Atlanta area, a Tea Party will be held at the Capitol from 6:00 pm until 9:00pm tonight. According to the Tea Party Patriots website, the event is being organized by Dr. Bob Frady. Developing...
  • Georgia Attorney Pleads Guilty To Over $28 Millon Investment Fraud Scheme

    04/21/2009 2:46:49 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Department of Justice-Atlanta ^ | April 20, 2009 | FBI-Atlanta
    ATLANTA, GA—ROBERT P. COPELAND, 48, of Marietta, Georgia, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to committing a five-year long investment scam that defrauded more than 125 victims of more than $28 million. United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said, “This is yet another tragic case in which dozens and dozens of victims lost their hard-earned money in what turned out to be a massive and long-running investment fraud scheme. This case is particularly disturbing because the defendant was a lawyer and many of his victims were senior citizens, some of whom lost their life savings. The defendant is now...
  • Kesting denies visiting voodoo priestess (Cobb Cnty. GA)

    10/08/2008 12:25:42 PM PDT · by bamahead · 16 replies · 597+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 6, 2008 | KENT A. MILES / KAY POWELL
    George Ann Mills, a practitioner of voodoo, simply wanted to be paid for her services. The Blythewood, S.C., “priestess” said she was approached in late August by Cobb County Commissioner Annette Kesting. Kesting was seeking otherworldly help, Mills said, against Democrat Woody Thompson, who defeated Kesting in the primary runoff vote for the District 4 seat representing southwest Cobb. Mills has accused Kesting, a first-term commissioner, of writing $3,000 in bounced checks for her services. Kesting on Tuesday denied ever meeting Mills. “I have no idea who Ms. Mills is,” Kesting said. “My car won’t let me get to South...
  • Vets wage battle over flag

    06/28/2007 4:28:31 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 23 replies · 927+ views
    The Marietta (GA) Journal ^ | 28 June 2007 | Marcus E. Howard
    MARIETTA - City officials on Wednesday loosened a ban on war veterans handing out thousands of miniature American flags during next week's Fourth of July parade. Officials announced yesterday afternoon that the city will allow veterans and others to pass out 3-by-5 inch U.S. flags, but only before and after the parade, not during the 1.5-mile route as they walk next to their "Let Freedom Ring" float.
  • Six men arrested were in U.S. illegally

    11/22/2006 2:30:59 AM PST · by ethics · 31 replies · 1,422+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | November 22, 2006 | Amanda Casciaro
    MARIETTA - Cobb police have arrested six Hispanic men for manufacturing identification documents at Twelve Oaks Apartments on Austell Road in an undercover sting that authorities expect will lead to more arrests. Because the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are pending, police did not release information about the Oct. 25 arrests until Tuesday. Agents from the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Organized Crime and Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and walked in on a "large operation," Cobb Police Department spokesman Officer Wayne Delk said. Officers seized about 1,300 photographs, 217 completed identification cards, various...
  • Ga. Schools to Appeal Evolution Ruling

    01/18/2005 6:53:09 AM PST · by mike182d · 826 replies · 9,551+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 1/18/2005
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Members of a suburban district's school board plan to challenge a federal judge's order to remove stickers in science textbooks that call evolution ``a theory, not a fact.'' In a 5-2 vote, the Cobb County school board decided to appeal last week's ruling. Board members said U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper's order to remove the stickers immediately ``amounts to unnecessary judicial intrusion into local control of schools,'' according to a statement. Monday's decision came after board members met with lawyers for three hours in a closed session. -- snip --

    07/17/2004 12:23:11 PM PDT · by Cowgirl · 34 replies · 1,261+ views
    MAN KICKED OUT OF THE YMCA FOR EVANGELIZING Living Waters via July 9, 2004 We, Living Waters, wanted to bring to your attention a recent incident that took place with one of our ministry partners, Larry Lee, who lives in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. As you read his account, we are confident that you will see the unacceptable and unfair manner in which he has been treated by the YMCA. More importantly we are confident that you will agree with us in concluding that Larry's civil and religious rights have been violated. This concerns us because it...
  • On Anniversary of Lynching, Jewish Congregations Hold Remembrance

    08/18/2005 12:42:02 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies · 289+ views ^ | 8/17/2005 | AP
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Jewish congregations gathered in a suburban shopping center Wednesday to remember the lynching of a Jewish businessman on the same spot 90 years ago. Leo Frank was kidnapped from prison and hanged in 1915 after being convicted of killing a teenage girl at a pencil factory. Frank, a 29-year-old from New York City, had been sentenced to death for the 1913 strangulation of Mary Phagan, a 13-year-old worker whose body was found in the factory's coal bin. But the evidence against Frank was thin, and the governor commuted the sentence to life in prison. Two months...
  • Security alive in rural Iraq thanks to Marietta Marine's team

    08/17/2005 5:27:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq (August 17, 2005) -- Although hundreds of insurgents were killed during last year’s offensive in Fallujah, those who survived fled the ruined city to blend back into the Iraqi civilian populace living in the surrounding communities. Nine months later, the ongoing task of searching for these insurgents falls to young men like Marietta, Ga. native Clinton Fort. Currently a 20-year-old lance corporal, this infantryman assists 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and Iraqi Security Forces in rebuilding the city’s infrastructure and keeping its streets safe. Since mid-April, Fort’s company and ISF personnel have operated from a makeshift base inside...
  • Update on Marietta bench story

    08/02/2005 11:49:31 AM PDT · by THE person involved · 107 replies · 1,732+ views
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | August 2, 2005 | Candice Cunningham
     Tuesday, August 2, 2005 School says bench stays where it is By Candice Cunningham Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer MARIETTA - Despite one parent's questions about its "overtly religious" content and a possible constitutional violation, Marietta City Schools officials say they have no plans to remove a bench from the Marietta High School campus inscribed with the words "Jesus Loves You!" Marietta Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck said in a response letter to parent David Bernknopf on Friday that the bench would stay. "On the advice of legal counsel, there are no plans to do anything regarding the bench," Dr. Lembeck...
  • Marietta's Red Dogs aid search for bin Laden

    03/20/2004 8:26:55 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 134+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/20/04 | Margaret Coker
    ISMAILKHEL, Afghanistan -- Bright green buds dot tree branches. Creek beds swell with melting snow. Unmarked U.S. military aircraft roar through the dusty pre-dawn air, dropping fresh supplies to American troops garrisoned in far-flung corners of this rugged country. As spring arrives in this desolate valley in east-central Khost province, on the border with Pakistan, the hunt for Osama bin Laden and his Islamic militant allies has resumed with new force. Pakistani troops, aided by a dozen or so American intelligence and military experts, on Saturday continued to battle with a group of suspected al-Qaida militants and their allies entrenched...
  • River City: Ohio Blues Competition at its Finest

    03/18/2004 6:46:14 PM PST · by Rudder · 1 replies · 313+ views
    Rhythm, Art & Groove publications | Saturday, March 13, 2004 | Bob Orndoff
    River City: Ohio Blues Competition at its Finest March 7, 2004 by Bob Orndoff Cambridge, OH Well it's so cold up north, that a bird can hardly fly Now you know I'm goin' back down south, let this winter pass on by (Muddy Waters) So, following Muddy’s advice, I headed south on I-77 from Cambridge to the River seeking a small measure of relief from winter’s perils. Eureka!---I found it. The River City Ohio Blues Competition held its twelfth annual event in Marietta on Saturday Feb. 21, at the Lafayette Hotel. I’ve been fortunate to be able to attend five...