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Smyrna jail to upgrade video surveillance system

September 13, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The city moved to replace the old system to move the cameras from analog to digital, as well as add a couple new cameras, according to Jennifer Bennett, a spokesperson for the city.

Smyrna bans tobacco sales to anyone under age of 21

September 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

City Councilman Tim Gould sponsored the measure, which Smyrna said was proposed after educators from one high school and two middle schools said they’ve seen an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among young people.

Smyrna Community Center to receive renovation design

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Smyrna City Council voted 5-2 on Aug. 19 to award a $45,000 contract to the highest bidder for architectural design services for the Smyrna Community Center.

Smyrna has five candidates for mayor

August 22, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mayoral candidates include Alex Backry, a retiree; Ryan Campbell, a business owner; Laura M. Mireles, a business owner/contractor; Mayor Pro Tem and Ward 1 Councilman Derek Norton, director of Governmental Affairs for the Medical Association of Georgia and Steven Rasin, a real estate consultant.

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.

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