Town Center visionary, Lanie Shipp Hoover, dies at 72

Lanie Shipp Hoover, an instrumental figure in the development of the Town Center area over the last 20 years, died Saturday, Aug. 12, at 72. Family members invite the public…

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Why new development in Smyrna is a good thing

Note from the editor:  Cobb County Courier is going to run periodic opinion articles from people in the community, and provide a variety of voices from different perspectives on issues…

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Valet parking service on Marietta square might be extended

Visitors to Marietta Square might enjoy valet parking for a few more weeks if the city approves a proposed extension.The last day of valet parking is currently slated for Saturday,…

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Smyrna millage remains unchanged for the 11th straight year

The millage rate in Smyrna will remain at 8.99 mills, where it has stood since 2007, following a 7-0 vote by the city council Monday night. But keeping the millage…

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Riverside community highlights public safety with National Night Out

The Riverside community of Austell will be celebrating National Night Out next Tuesday August 8, from 5:30 – 8 p.m at the South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Riverside Parkway, Austell, Georgia…

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Atlanta Road Townhome developers get an earful during Smyrna town hall

A group representing John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods along with Smyrna City Councilman Doug Stoner got plenty of blowback about a potential townhome development on Atlanta Road Tuesday night.The meeting…

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The Mushroom Foragers of Georgia

FungiFlora is an enthusiast community in Georgia which brings its members together through their shared love for mycology, the scientific study of fungi and mushrooms. Unlike most organisms on Earth,…

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Marietta Lockheed plant receives industrial security award

The Lockheed plant in Marietta received a 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award.  Thirty-six facilities received the award this year, out of a pool of approximately 13,000 eligible…

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KSU names Matt Griffin interim athletics director

Most of the information in this article is from a July, 14 press release from Kennesaw State University.Matt Griffin was appointed Kennesaw State University’s interim athletics director to fill the vacancy…

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Local Band Delphinium Branches Out

A motley tribe of misfit artsy-types and countercultural youth crowds the minimalist living room of an East Atlanta home, shaking the hardwood floor under their feet and bobbing long hair…

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