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Here’s what caused all the heavy smoke in Cobb and Cherokee Counties Sunday

A fire erupted in East Cobb on Jameson Road, prompting a massive response from the Cobb County Fire Department. Multiple calls reporting heavy smoke and fire came in at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday. A total of 15 units were dispatched to the scene, successfully bringing the blaze under control. Despite their swift response, the home and an adjacent garage were completely destroyed. According to the Cobb County Fire Dept., the homeowner was contacted and confirmed

Georgia News

We’re all paying for Georgia Power’s mistakes. But we shouldn’t have to.

Guest columnist Brionté McCorkle writes that Georgia Power shareholders should pick up the ballooning tab for the Plant Vogtle expansion, not customers. John McCosh/Georgia Recorder (File) As the saying goes: More money, more problems. With Georgians having to pay more money for their utility bills, financial challenges and utility disconnects are becoming increasingly common statewide. And a major cause of those bigger bills? Plant Vogtle. These increases in utility bills aren’t because Georgia families are

Georgia News

Some improvements needed

Historically, the jail house has been among the first of the public buildings constructed in most new communities. It is interesting to note that, initially, jails were intended to be little more than holding cells…places to keep criminals until they could be tried. And that is exactly the purpose that led to the construction of SaportaReport Read More

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Online sports betting back on the table as Georgia lawmakers hijack soapbox derby bill

As the 2023 Legislature draws to a close, a Georgia Senate panel uses a soapbox derby bill to push for the legalization of online sports gambling. Patrick Smith/Getty Images A late entry in the 2023 legislative session revived hopes for supporters of sports betting in Georgia. There are five chances left for the full chambers of the Georgia Senate and House to vote on online sports betting legislation that was given new life last week

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Don’t forget to vote in Mableton’s first election

Mableton residents gear up to cast their votes in the city’s first-ever mayoral and city council election on Tuesday, March 21. Voters must visit their designated polling stations, which can be found on the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page ( under the “My Districts and Elected Officials” tab. Key points: Remember to exercise your civic duty and participate in Mableton’s historic election. The Georgia Sun Read More

Atlanta Daily World

Stonecrest to Accept Residential and Small Business Assistance Applications

The application period runs from Monday, March 20 through Friday, April 21.   Beginning Monday, March 20, the City of Stonecrest will start accepting applications for its residential and small business assistance programs, which are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These programs are designed to assist Stonecrest residents and small business owners … Continued The post Stonecrest to Accept Residential and Small Business Assistance Applications appeared first on Atlanta Daily World. Atlanta