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Marietta

Controversial shelter application withdrawn

December 5, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

A planned temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children has been withdrawn, according to a letter from the site’s owner, former Councilman Philip Goldstein, to the city’s planning and zoning department.

Marietta board votes yes in Square parking purchase

December 5, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Has Marietta taken a step toward solving its downtown parking problems? The Downtown Marietta Development Authority hopes so.

Marietta police use grant to hire 2 school gang officers

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Marietta Police Department has secured a grant to hire two officers tasked with identifying and addressing issues stemming from gang activity.

Marietta to buy historic train depot from state

December 2, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Marietta could soon take ownership of the historic train depot located just west of the city’s Square.

Marietta discusses imported homeless people

November 27, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

What can Marietta do about homeless people shipped in from other states? That was the question for the City Council on Tuesday night after Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly called for a discussion of New York City's “Special One-Time Assistance” program and others like it.

Cityhood foes question ballot language

November 25, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Opponents of cityhood in east Cobb say the language of a proposed referendum on the issue, should it come before voters, is tilted in favor of cityhood.

Group closing in on fundraising goal for Mableton cityhood study

November 25, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The proposed city would include Pebblebrook and South Cobb high schools as well as Six Flags Over Georgia and have a population by one estimate of about 80,000.

Marietta council to discuss homeless being shipped into city

November 25, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The New York City government may be exporting members of its homeless population across the country, including to Cobb County, and Marietta Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly wants to do something about it.

Marietta shelter for juveniles to come before City Council

November 25, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

A shelter for kids in transition to a permanent home previously approved by the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will head to the City Council after a nearby business owner appealed the 4-2 decision.

Homebuilders reveal plans for Polk Street

November 25, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The application is scheduled to be heard by the city’s Planning Commission on Dec. 3 and the full City Council on Dec. 11.

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