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Stolen Gun In Puffy Combs' Car Belonged To Cobb Man
New York authorities said Tuesday that a gun found in rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs' vehicle early Monday was stolen from a Powder Springs construction worker who reported it missing in August. Access Atlanta 12/29

Traffic Study Didn't Include
New Catholic School Factor

A traffic impact study on Whitlock Avenue predicts gridlock for the highway near where the new high school is being built. What the study didn't put into account is traffic to the new Catholic school that will be built farther west. Most of the buses and cars will be coming from the growing Catholic parishes in East Cobb. 12/29

City Traffic Study
Predicts Gridlock For Whitlock

The state will spend some $2 million on intersection improvements on Whitlock Avenue in Marietta in order to accommodate the city's new high school. But the result will still be gridlock. That's the conclusion of a traffic engineering study commissioned by the city to design improvements to handle an additional 2,104 trips a day that will be generated when the new school opens in fall 2001. Link to the story 12/29

Community Pressure Put
New School On Whitlock

Pressure from residents put the new Marietta High School on Whitlock, despite predictions of traffic problems. It wasn't that people wanted on it Whitlock, they just wanted it 'on their side of town.' That's what insiders are saying. One person, Councilmember Philip Goldstein had pushed for a central location off the South Loop, but the school board felt pressured to select the west side of town. 12/29

Not Many Blacks
Attended 'Marietta Pilgrimage'

The much-promoted Marietta Pilgrimage tour of homes revealed another divide between the races in Marietta. Few blacks took the tour. In fact, the event wasn't promoted in the 'black communities.' At least two historic sites on the tour were Civil War-era homes which, presumably, had slaves.

The tour is held every year in early December. Homes on tour over the years have ranged from mansions to cottages. No home owned by an African-American has ever been on the tour. Theresa Jenkins, executive director of the Marietta Welcome Center -- a sponsor of the pilgrimage -- could not be reached for comment.

County Sheriff's Office Posts
Its Most Wanted On Internet

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has posted its Most Wanted on the county's internet site and in its monthly newspaper, Direction Cobb. The Sheriff's Office holds an outstanding warrant or warrants on the individuals posted. View Most Wanted12/29

County Sheriff's Office Posts
Its Most Wanted On Internet

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has posted its Most Wanted on the county's internet site and in its monthly newspaper, Direction Cobb. The Sheriff's Office holds an outstanding warrant or warrants on the individuals posted. View Most Wanted 12/26

Towery Leads New
'Insider' Website

An Atlanta/Washington based company has created the nation's first web-based source for advanced "insider" information concerning state and local government throughout the country. The company also announced its initial "preview" web site, as well as an impressive Board of Advisors including: former members of Congress, nationally prominent former legislators and leaders in the area of communications and the Internet. Some of those involved are Cobb Countians, including chairman Matt Towery.
Link to the story 12/26

Take Your Christmas Tree
To 'The Chipper'

Not sure what to do with the Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Keep Cobb Beautiful is inviting everyone to "Bring One for the Chipper" anytime between now and Jan. 8
Cobbline 12/26

Cobb's Bike Police
Now On The Road

It is tough to get your message across when few people know you exist. Members of the Cobb Community Oriented Policing Enforcement Unit are now on the road to a higher profile.
Direction Cobb 12/26

Cobb's Pet of The Month
A beautiful twelve-week-old retreiver/chow mixed female is available for adoption at the Cobb County Animal Control facility. Brought in by its owner because too many were in the litter, this loving dog can be located under tag # 5773 in cage #51. There's many other potential pets available at the animal shelter.
Link for details 12/26

Website Offers Cobb Seniors
Information At Their Fingertips

Interested in taking a computer class? Want to know how to volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program? Need to locate a center in your area? Then log on to Recently launched, the Internet site is already proving to be well traveled. Senior Services Director Richard Meeks said seniors are already utilizing the site to keep up to date with course offerings and field trips.
Link to the new site 12/26

Towering Cobb Project
To Start Rising Soon

Developers will soon break ground for the high-rises and a hotel that were announced more than two years ago for the Kennedy Interchange at I-75 in Cobb County.

Houston-based developer Hines closed this week on the 35-acre tract for its 2 million-square-foot Overton Park development. The $600 million complex will include four office buildings, a 420-room hotel, a 400-unit condominium tower and three restaurants.
Access Atlanta 12/24

Developer In Cherokee Offers
Land For Vet Cemetery

Scott Hudgens, a developer behind the Mall of Georgia, has offered to donate land in Cherokee County for a proposed national veterans cemetery. The land is in the Sutallee community east of Lake Allatoona off Ga. 20, said Ilona Sanders, a Cherokee County commissioner.
Access Atlanta

100 Evacuated After
Derailment In Smyrna

A derailment Wednesday night on the CSX railroad in Smyrna forced the evacuation of about 100 residents in the Ann Road area, near the Campbell Road bridge. Several of the cars were carrying hazardous materials, but none of them leaked, said Smyrna Assistant Fire Chief James Bivins. The tracks run beneath a wooded neighborhood of single-family homes and condominiums just south of Campbell Middle School.
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Third Anniversary Of
JonBenet's Murder Nears

As the third anniversary of the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey approaches her killer remains at large, but those sensationalizing her name keep the mystery of who killed the girl in the headlines. JonBenet is buried in a Marietta cemetery.
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Residents Near Austell
Say They've Been Railroaded

The trees and lakes on Norfolk Southern Railway's land are gone. And so, it seems, are buyers interested in homes nearby. "The value of this property has went down to nothing because of them," said Glynthia Wylie, who lives at the end of Ballew Drive, south of Powder Springs. Her house is next to the proposed train-to-truck freight transfer station that could draw as many as 3,000 trucks per day.
Access Atlanta

Paper Says Cobb Overcharging
For Copies Of Public Records

Most police departments in Cobb County are breaking Georgia's open records laws by overcharging the public for initial incident reports, according to a survey by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The state Attorney General's Office, which reviews open records complaints, says that local police departments throughout Georgia routinely overcharge the public for incident reports.
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Hard Experiences Teach Youth About Drugs, Alcohol
Jan and Tammy’s lessons were hard ones. The two women were dressed in their white inmate uniforms as they explained to students of J.J. Daniell Middle School what living in jail really means.“
Direction Cobb

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