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Smyrna premieres yarn bombing of trees

August 13, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The project was conceived by the Smyrna Tree Board to raise awareness and advocate for the care and beauty of the city’s urban forest.

Smyrna to form 2020 Census Committee

August 12, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This committee will plan and conduct local educational initiatives, publicity and promotional activities to increase community awareness and participation in the 2020 Census.

Smyrna candidate qualifying will be Aug. 20-22

August 8, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The qualifying fee for mayor is $756 and for each of the seven Council members is $567 and must be payable by cash, check or money order to the City of Smyrna.

Smyrna Toxic air town hall set for Tuesday night

July 30, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

State representatives and senators are set to attend, along with Cobb commissioners, members of the Smyrna City Council and executives from Sterigenics.

Former Smyrna police chief dies

July 25, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stanley Hook, who served as police chief from December 1989 until December 2012, died Tuesday, the police department and city confirmed.

Local lawmakers react to report of cancer-causing emissions near Smyrna

July 23, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

“Though the Sterigenics plant has a Smyrna mailing address it is outside of the jurisdiction of your municipal government, but your elected officials — who have learned of this as you have learned of this — are working with others on it,” the city posted on its social media Monday.

Smyrna mayor won’t seek re-election

July 12, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In May, Bacon said he’d seek re-election, but health concerns made him reconsider. Bacon, 70, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he had two heart attacks in 2016 and “that took a toll on me.”

Smyrna tends small piece of past, an old black cemetery

June 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Anulewicz said moving the graves or developing the cemetery were never part of the city’s discussion, as officials believed it was imperative to preserve the area’s history. “These are names that represent the early families of Smyrna,” she said.

Smyrna leaders vote to ban e-scooters

June 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The ordinance approved by the council makes it illegal to provide dockless devices to use in the city, leave them standing or lying in the right-of-way or on public property and to ride them in the city.

Smyrna ban on scooters on agenda

June 14, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

As for whether Smyrna should allow them, Mayor Bacon cited the Marietta City Council’s vote to ban the scooters, but said he could get behind a limited allowance of the scooters’ operation in the city.

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