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SALLY LITCHFIELD: Osborne High Class of '59 hosts picnic; chances to give back abound

The Robert L. Osborne High School class of 1959 held its annual class picnic on Sept. 15 at the West Smyrna Swim and Tennis Club. Eighteen classmates ...

2019 budget, construction projects on Cobb school board agenda

The Cobb Board of Education is expected to tentatively adopt Superintendent Chris Ragsdale's $1.2 billion 2019 budget on Thursday.

South Cobb rolls past Osborne | Cobb Football Friday

MARIETTA — Defense and special teams provided South Cobb an early spark as the Eagles earned their first victory of the season, blanking Osborne 40-0.

Osborne lockdown lifted after nearby shooting

Osborne High School was placed on lockdown Monday morning after police say a man shot off a gun in a nearby apartment complex.

Osborne's bid for victory denied in closing seconds

MARIETTA — Quindarius Sterling scored the game-winning touchdown with 13.6 seconds to play to lift Therrell to a 38-34 victory over Osborne on Friday.

Cobb School District reveals plans for Osborne High School

SOUTH MARIETTA — Cobb School District officials committed to building the promised $30 million Osborne High School replacement school to the Osborne ...

Graduation rates increased for most Cobb high schools in 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

There remains a large disparity between first and last when it comes to Cobb County's 2018 high school graduation rates. Still, most county schools were above ...

Cobb schools move forward with $30M high school renovation  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County schools recently approved one of the many items needed for the estimated $30 million renovation of one of the district's oldest facilities. The school ...

Osborne High School changes coming

Osborne High School parents and community residents are still waiting for the Cobb School District to replace parts of the school that were built in 1961 — the ...

Cobb Schools moving forward with Osborne renovations

Cobb's school board voted 5-0 Thursday evening to pass a resolution setting the stage for a four-year, $30 million renovation of one of the county's oldest high ...

Osborne's new school, college and career academy causing confusion

MARIETTA — Osborne High School parents and community residents want the Cobb School District to write down its plans for the promised Osborne ...

2 Cobb cabinet members retire; school board approves principal changes

Cobb's school board shook things up Thursday evening, voting to approve several changes to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale's cabinet and a host of new ...

Forest Park routs Osborne | Cobb Football Friday

MARIETTA — Osborne dropped its ninth consecutive game dating back to last season in a 42-0 defeat to Forest Park on Friday night.

Brenda Gail Hawkins | Obituaries

Brenda Gail Hawkins, age 71, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away on October 25, 2018. Brenda was born on May 16, 1947 in Marietta, Georgia, to Ernest and ...

Cobb County Schools 2018 Graduation Dates, Locations  Marietta, GA Patch

Cobb Schools 2018 Graduation Dates, Locations - Marietta, GA - The Cobb County School District has announced the times and locations of its 2018 high ...

See where Cobb’s valedictorians are going to college and their GPAs  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County's graduates are off to their next phases in life, some of which include continuing to sweat in the Georgia heat of summer.

Osborne High School class of '59 reunites for their annual picnic

Great food and great memories was the recipe for this class picnic. The Robert L. Osborne High School class of 1959 celebrated their annual class picnic on ...

School board member Susan Thayer named Smyrna's Citizen of the Year

Cobb school board member Susan Thayer was named Smyrna's Citizen of the Year Wednesday morning. A retired educator with nearly 40 years of experience, ...

Cobb Police: Marietta teen arrested on gang, assault charges

A 17-year-old Marietta resident was arrested last week on gang and assault charges stemming from an alleged drive-by shooting incident in May.

Georgia Military College hosts Cobb JROTC Cadets for Camp GMC 2018

For the third consecutive year, more than 200 Georgia JROTC cadets convened at Georgia Military College for the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, Camp ...

STEPHENS, Marshall D. | Obituaries |

Marshall D. Stephens, age 91 (soon to be 92) passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was a native of Cobb County, and fourth of seven children born to ...

18 months, 12 crimes, 23 guilty pleas: A glimpse into Cobb County's gangs WXIA

The indictment details how gangs operate in Cobb County schools.

Colleagues remember Annette Lewis' kind heart and sharp mind

Former Marietta Councilwoman Annette Lewis' first experience in elected office came when she joined the Marietta school board in 1994. She served there until ...

Suspect found dead after SWAT standoff

An Acworth man wanted in Cherokee County for allegedly shooting his girlfriend multiple times died early Thursday following a SWAT standoff in Cobb, police ...

Osborne High senior finds purpose in ROTC, continues military career

MARIETTA — Osborne High School senior China Hopkins of Marietta is adding medals and trophies to her collection as the battalion commander of Osborne's ...

Cobb Board of Education awards contracts  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Construction contracts of $101548000 were awarded April 19 by the Cobb County Board of Education f...

9 students recognized by Fielding Lewis DAR chapter

The Fielding Lewis chapter of the National Society for Daughters of the American Revolution recognized the nine school winners of the DAR Good Citizen ...

Mustangs stampede Cardinals | Cobb Football Friday

KENNESAW — Kennesaw Mountain scored touchdowns on its first five possessions and set a single-game school record for points in a convincing 56-6 win ...

Harrison girls' roll through region slate continues | Sports

KENNESAW — Harrison's second-period pressure spilled over into the third as the Lady Hoyas continued to roll through Region 6AAAAAA play with a 76-48 ...

SALLY LITCHFIELD: Ron Clark shares learning philosophy with Kiwanis Club of Marietta

Wow! Members of The Kiwanis Club of Marietta are still talking about their guest speaker, Ron Clark, who recently spoke at the club's regular meeting. Clark is ...

SWAT SITUATION COBB: Man held woman, 2 others hostage before surrendering to SWAT team, police say | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County SWAT situation ended peacefully after police say a man with a handgun held a woman hostage inside a home.

Cobb Students Excel On Georgia Milestones In 2017-2018

Cobb Students Excel On Georgia Milestones - Marietta, GA - Cobb County students scored better than their peers statewide on the Georgia Milestones during ...

STAR students to be honored at annual banquet Monday

Twenty-eight of the county's top performing high school seniors will be recognized Monday evening at the 51st annual STAR Student and Teacher banquet, ...

Graduation ceremonies planned across Cobb

It's that time of year again — when the county's high school seniors get decked out in their caps and gowns and walk across the stage to pick up their.

James B. Woodliff | Obituaries

James B. Woodliff, 85, (Jim to those who knew him well) was called to Heaven on September 14, 2018. He was born in Marietta in 1933 and spent most of.

Elementary schoolers with special needs participate in first adapted P.E. field day

MARIETTA — Running around Osborne High School's football field and jumping in two bouncy houses, about 350 Cobb County elementary school students ...

23 Gang Members Arrested In Massive Cobb County Operation  East Cobb, GA Patch

23 Gang Members Have Been Arrested In Cobb County. - East Cobb, GA - The gang members have pled guilty to a wide variety of crimes and acts of violence, ...

New Georgia analysis: see which Cobb schools ‘beat the odds’  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A new analysis of performance with at-risk student groups shows Cobb County with the highest percentage of schools in metro Atlanta that “beat the odds.”.

Which Cobb County schools have the most student suspensions?  Atlanta Journal Constitution

How does your school handle discipline problems? This new ranking of Cobb County schools may surprise you. A searchable database by The Atlanta ...

See what kind of a GPA it takes to become a top Cobb high school grad  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County schools' valedictorians and salutatorians are the top students of Georgia's second-largest school district.

EDITORIAL: The 'Earl of Outspokenness' ends 30-year run as state rep

The Georgia General Assembly's adjournment early Friday morning marked the end of an era: It was state Rep. Earl Ehrhart's 28th — and final — Sine Die.

Editorial: Cobb, Marietta part ways on career academies

Marietta City Schools and the Cobb School District are embarking on different paths in the development of alternative high schools designed to prepare students ...

Donna Jean Elzey | Obituaries

Donna Jean Elzey, age 66, of Dallas, Georgia passed away December 9, 2017. Funeral *Service* will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at ...

Here is when Cobb County high schools will hold 2018 graduations  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County Schools will celebrate the Class of 2018 with ceremonies across the county from May 22 through May 26, many located at KSU Convocation ...

Marietta school board hires new HR director; OKs college and career academy resolution

Marietta's school board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to appoint a new human resources director.

Teen jailed over online threat of shooting at Cobb high school  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Cobb County teenager remained in jail Tuesday after allegedly posting a picture on social media of a hand holding a gun and a threatening message.

Cobb County School Districts 2017 Commencement Schedules

Cobb County Schools' 2017 Commencement Schedules - Marietta, GA - Here is the Cobb County School District's spring commencement schedule for 2017.

South Cobb principals reach out to business community

SOUTH COBB — Cobb School District officials asked South Cobb's business community for help Wednesday during the Cobb Chamber's South Cobb Area ...

Cobb County Schools Approves College And Career Academy | 90.1 FM WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Cobb County schools will build a new $29.9 million College and Career Academy in Marietta. The academy will primarily target students who want to...

Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale: School starts on July 31

MARIETTA — Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale dispelled a rumor Thursday night: Cobb students will return to school after summer break on July 31 — not ...

Osborne to host King of Hoops tournament | Sports

Osborne High School will be the host of the 16th annual King of Hoops Basketball Festival, presented by King of Hoops on August 18-20.

Architects get OK for 2 Cobb school projects  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Architects were hired Wednesday for two Cobb County school projects funded by the latest one-cent education sales tax.

SALLY LITCHFIELD: Engagement garden party offers enchanting evening for all

A lovely evening was had by all at an engagement garden party honoring Madalyn Lyda Linskey and John Joseph Pettit, III given by the Mother and Father of ...

VIDEO: Cobb educator fired for “forcefully” touching special ed student  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cobb County school officials recently fired a paraprofessional they say forcefully grabbed a special education student by the neck in a school gymnasium.

SALLY LITCHFIELD: Couple says 'I do' to wedded bliss; Gala fundraiser chugs into Southern Museum

Kiersten Cheyenne Westee and Charles “Charlie” Tate Darnell tied the knot on Sept. 2 in Acworth at the Conservatory at Waterstone.

Students raise funds for Thanksgiving trip

MARIETTA — Osborne High School's Red Sea of Sound Marching Band students have been working since the summer to raise money to march in the ...

'He needs justice.' Cold case murder of teen haunts investigators  WXIA-TV

Gavin Williams will never see his sister again. He'll never get to meet his nephew. Gavin wasn't there to say goodbye when his grandmother died. She'd raised ...

Marietta woman indicted in death of brother-in-law

A Marietta woman accused of stabbing, strangling and beating her brother-in-law to death was indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on 10 counts related to the ...

SALLY LITCHFIELD: Couple rides off into the sunset after dream wedding on horse farm

Here comes the equestrian bride. Marielle Manning, an avid equestrian from an OM (Old Marietta) family, wed Will McElmurray, life-long resident of Frankfort, ...

Chris Ragsdale unveils proposed new schools

MARIETTA — Superintendent Chris Ragsdale unveiled a $750 million project list on Wednesday that included new schools for Harmony Leland, Eastvalley and ...

See how Cobb schools want to spend $759 million of your SPLOST money  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A proposed budget released Wednesday shows that the Cobb County School District wants to use $759 million of SPLOST money for everything from building a ...

Cobb vs. Atlanta showcase game set for SunTrust Park

C.J. Stewart, director of the LEAD organization, understands that many people in Atlanta were upset that the Braves left Fulton County.

Federal Judge: Jessica Colotl's DACA status maintained

For the second time in six months, a federal judge in Atlanta has issued an order preserving the immigration status of Jessica Colotl, the Kennesaw State ...

Georgia State's Shawn Elliott speaks about path that brought him to first permanent head-coaching job

MARIETTA — Shawn Elliott knew what he was going to do for a living as early as middle school.

Cobbs Walton High Has Georgias 3rd Highest SAT Score

Marietta, GA - The Georgia Department of Education released the 2016 scores on Tuesday. Here are how Cobb's other schools performed.

What it takes: Cobb valedictorians share secrets to success  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Now that Cobb County high school seniors are graduating, the class of 2016 is ready for college. Some are headed to Yale, MIT and other prestigious ...

MDJ endorsement: Sheriff Neil Warren | Opinion

Sheriff Neil Warren — a no-nonsense, straight-shootin', west Cobb Republican with a heart of gold — is up for re-election on Nov. 8.

Police: Cobb teen arrested for threatening ‘to kill’ ex-girlfriend, new boyfriend  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Police searched Osborne High School in Cobb County on Wednesday morning for a student who allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend, then ...

104 local notables who died in 2017

Editor's Note: Below is a list of notable locals who died this year compiled from the paid obituaries that appeared in the Marietta Daily Journal. Click the next ...

Longtime tennis figure Larry Schnall to be inducted into Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame

Larry Schnall has enjoyed a prolific career in tennis.

Cobb Schools fills in personnel gaps

MARIETTA — Current South Cobb High School Principal Ashley Hosey was one of various district employees who were reassigned to fill in personnel gaps ...

Infrastructure, new businesses fueling South Cobb development | Cobb Business Journal

South Cobb may not be booming quite yet, but county officials have been taking major strides to improve the appeal and feel of the area, spurring economic ...

After making perfect scores on ACT, SAT, she's heading to Princeton

After achieving perfect scores on the ACT and SAT, Karen Wu of east Cobb, a senior at Kell High School, will make Princeton University her new academic ...

Bragbook for Aug. 31  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jabari Ajao from Fairburn, Wenju Li from Duluth and Ane Wanliss from Berkeley Lake graduated in May...

High hopes: Griffin Middle fills in blank in appointing new principal  Marietta Daily Journal

The Cobb school board on Wednesday named McEachern High School assistant principal Paul Gillihan as principal of Griffin Middle School. Although he ...

Cobb, Marietta schools look back at Milestones scores, look forward to more improvement

In the tests' second year, both Cobb and Marietta schools improved their Georgia Milestones tests scores in most subject areas.

Cobb School board member accused of forwarding racially charged email

MARIETTA — Cobb school board member David Banks showed no emotion Thursday night as two Cobb residents accused him of forwarding racially ...

Whitefield Academy senior has taken many roles to find success

MABLETON — To Whitefield Academy senior and actor Emily Sumlin, the world is not a stage.

@GTWBB Brings in No. 35 Recruiting Class – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Nov. 14, 2015. THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women's basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph announced that Zutorya Cook and Anne Francoise Diouf have ...

Recent Grads Maintain Decades-old Marietta High Traditions

Marietta, GA - Marietta High roots for Eirik Kviten, Rosser Southerland and James Tyson stretch back nearly a century.

Archer names Etowah's Westbrook new girls basketball head coach  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Archer's head girls basketball coach vacancy drew plenty of interested candidates, and the Tigers landed an accomplished one.

JUCO Basketball Stars To Become Dalton State Roadrunners  The Chattanoogan

Gordon State basketball coach Israel Ingle, new Dalton State players Denarious Lockhart and Devonte Thornton, and Roadrunner basketball coach Tony Ingle.

Introducing FAU's first year men's basketball players  University Press

With eight new players, FAU basketball might be hard to recognize. The UP introduces you to the new cast. Chris Bryant Height: 6'8” Weight: 210 pounds High ...

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