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Elderly Georgia drivers would have to have a note from a doctor certifying they are capable of driving in order to keep their license under proposed legislation. Credit: Screenshot from WXIA
Brian July 24, 2014 at 01:45 am
75 seems a bit young for this.
LJM July 24, 2014 at 07:00 am
Everyone feel the same way about commercial airline pilots....surgeons...etc. Shouldn't matter howRead More old they are....everyone will have an oopsy every now and then....no biggie...
Marvin Mauldin July 24, 2014 at 09:33 am
Proposed by a lawyer? Hmm...
Attorney General of Georgia Sam Olens. Credit: Office of the Attorney General of Georgia
kevinsbusy July 23, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Let the Republicans fight this all they want. In the end, they will lose this fight, and Gay andRead More Lesbians will have freedom in this state... Fight, scream, throw a tantrum for all I care. Ultimately, equality will win in this country and the majority of Republicans and Christians will have to endure the pain! They dont represent all Reps and Christians, and this reign of terror over gay people will soon be over!! Whether you believe it or not, GOD is on the side of gay people... get over it.
David Montgomery July 23, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Wrong. Pick up a Bible and read Romans 1:24-27.
Taxpayer and voter July 24, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Well, bully for Sammy boy! He is still living in the Dark Ages. While other States are movingRead More forward on this, he wants to go back. Maybe Sammy wants slavery and women not being allowed to vote back, too.
Get ready for a tax-free weekend Aug. 1-2, Georgia. Credit: Sarah Bakhtiari.
Dante Martinez July 21, 2014 at 01:13 pm
It amazes me that people fall for this trick. Pretend you're a retail store and you know everyoneRead More will be coming to buy clothes, computers, etc. on very particular days. Will you be offering your lowest prices those days?
Frank Jones July 21, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Also amazing that the state is holding it Aug 1-2 when Cherokee County parents will have alreadyRead More started/completed their back to school shopping since school starts Aug 4th.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will vote whether or not to add a six-year SPLOST to the November, 2014 ballot during their July 22 meeting. Credit: Patch File Photo
Brian July 22, 2014 at 12:41 am
These guys are hypocrites: First, they are probably against property taxes going up, yet they areRead More fighting against a tax that will shift about 30% maintenance partially away from homeowners to sometimes people outside the county. Then, they argue that there shouldn't be maintenance expenditures in the SPLOST and only capital funding, yet they attack a capital investment project - the BRT. Then, they talk about tax burden and don't forget about the fact that using BRT to concentrate development in the core of the county, which has the infrastructure to handle it, will ease the burden on the county as a whole. Additionally, they don't think about the amount of taxes that a single skyscraper pays. E.g. One Overton Park pays over a million dollars a year including hundreds of thousands towards the school system, even though it's an office building and results in no children for the school system. These guys are outdated, and shouldn't be taken seriously. They need to get out of Cobb and move to places like Cherokee and Paulding County where their kind live.
Brian July 22, 2014 at 12:52 am
By the way, I have to ask "What's new?" These CAVES (Citizens Against VirtuallyRead More Everything) are always up in arms over everything. They think the way to prosperity is 0 investment. Many of us tire of their antics.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families is overseeing the care and housing for immigrant minors at a recruit housing and training facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Air Force News Service
Good Grief Y'all July 22, 2014 at 10:09 am
If anyone posting here is truly interested in a solution, tell Congress to fund the fix required byRead More its 2002/2008 law. Then tell them to vote on immigration reform - wipe out ineffective laws and enact what will stop the influx of all illegals at all of our borders and prevent future such crises. Trash talk and personal insults/attacks don't accomplish any good.
amark July 22, 2014 at 11:27 am
How about the guy featured in this CBS news story. I guess he's a racist too huh?Read More http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/texas-residents-fed-up-with-surge-of-illegal-immigrants/
stephen m george jr mpa July 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
"There is time to pray ...A time to preach ..And a time to fight" ...ATTENTION ALLRead More CITIZENS ...TO ARMS ... EVERY THIRD MAN, STRENGTHEN THE SOUTHERN WALL ... WE HAVE INTRUDERS IN THE WIRE ...BLOW THE FOO GAS!
Some 2005 SPLOST road improvement projects in Cobb County are paying dividends in improved safety, a Cobb DOT study reports. Credit: Patch File Photo
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino July 18, 2014 at 10:19 am
They can find the money elsewhere rather than increasing our taxes for these noble projects...thatRead More is, if they are as important as funding a billion dollar sports team! Don't trust a word they say anymore....see my next comment.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino July 18, 2014 at 10:19 am
Action to Prevent Cobb Park Bonds Diversion to Braves Stadium: As part of their overall flim-flamRead More regarding the use of public funds to finance the private Braves sports complex, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is actually on the brink of diverting bond funds that the public approved specifically to purchase parkland, to help fund the construction of the Braves stadium. July 22 is the deadline for BOC action. Please get a message off to the BOC protesting this outrageous misuse of our tax money. Here's a new update on the Park Bond 2008. If you can help in any way with this effort to get the Park Bond 2008 issued before it is re-purposed that would be great. We have now confirmed that the $40 million Park Bond of 2008, which was approved overwhelmingly by voters, is still on the books and can be applied to purchase parkland at any point in time! However, we also recently realized that the Braves stadium bond financing package includes the very same unissued Park Bond of 2008. You can read all the details here and send a quick email to the Board of Commissioners, asking them to use the Park Bond 2008 for parks, before re-purposing this bond for any other project. If possible please send the email soon, because Tuesday, July 22 is the Board of Commissioners deadline for many budget / SPLOST / Braves financing arrangements. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors. Thanks! http://cobbparkbond.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/use-park-bond-2008-especially-before-extending-it/
Donna Van Alstyne Downey July 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm
First of all why we're none of the other neighborhoods that will br affected by this high densityRead More nightmare asked to be part of this meeting looking for input. I would of loved to been there to explain to Mr Moore this is maybe great for MR. Clary. But not for our community. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
Darryl Wilson July 20, 2014 at 02:05 pm
There have been multiple offers on this property before, that is nothing new. What is new is 96Read More homes and intense zoning that will lower property values and decrease the enjoyment of the surrounding properties, will increase crime and add traffic congestion that will hinder access to current residents, among others. The planning commission and board of commissioners will suffer dearly at the ballot box if this rezoning is passed. We already are concerned that the storage facility on Johnson Ferry didn't get the visibility that it deserved and now we have the transient homes to match. Be warned.
"I didn't fix any cases. Nathan Deal's or any others," Holly LaBerge told Fox Atlanta. Credit: Screenshot from Fox Atlanta
Octo Slash July 17, 2014 at 08:59 am
In the year 2014, this is the best Georgia can come up with? This is the choice? A crook namedRead More 'Deal'...and a CARTER????? Shoot me in the head.
David Brown July 17, 2014 at 09:01 am
Erick Erickson will be discussing the ethics situation with Governor Deal on his show thisRead More afternoon. I wonder if Mr. Erickson will invite State Senator Jason Carter on his show to get Senator Carter's perspective.
Brian July 20, 2014 at 01:17 am
Good, let's get this rural-loving good-'ol-boy out and someone in who will help Metro Atlanta, whichRead More more than half of GA's economy.
KidsAndCars.org. (Source: Facebook)
Raconteur July 15, 2014 at 07:31 am
No, we don't have enough laws for the nanny state to control us. Nor do we have enough laws to holdRead More people responsible for criminal negligence. Yes, we need another stupid law for the nanny state to control us, because we are too liberal to control ourselves.
Octo Slash July 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
In the US, 2010, the following causes of death occurred among children: Motor Vehicle 4,419...Read More Drowning 1,027... Fire/Burn 365... Poisoning 838... Suffocation/Strangulation 1,176... Firearm 134... Last year, more than 200 kids from age 5-14 drowned, and that happened only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. - We're talking about 30 kids per year dying in hot cars, and groups are petitioning the government for funding (naturally), etc. Get a grip folks. Outlaw bee stings and electric hair dryers before you go begging the nanny state to take more control over your life.
Lorna D. Rudnikas July 16, 2014 at 09:55 am
How about enforcement of laws already on the books that force folks to take responsibility for theirRead More actions....looking at negligence vs clear cut murder!!
The East Cobb Civic Association told East Cobb Patch that this initial site plan for a townhome development on Shallowford Road has been amended. Credit: Centerline Surveying Systems, Inc./Cobb County Government
J Clark July 11, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Let me go ahead and speak for everyone who lives along Johnson Ferry and close to this proposedRead More development: NO MORE and Especially NO MULTI TENET. We're being crushed with the Isakson idiocy, WellStar, Braves etc etc. Listen to your voters elected officials.
Donna Van Alstyne Downey July 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm
First of all I'm not sure who the Developer met with, I heard of two people. One fromRead More Breckinridge and one from Mountain Creek who said they where not there in any official capacity because Mountain Creek dose not have a HOA, just a Recreation Association. To my knowledge not anyone from this subdivision Clary Lakes attended a meeting with this developer. I could be wrong but I have not heard anything different. I did receive a letter from the law firm that is handling this and No ONE has addressed the water runoff issue which will effect the neighborhoods that are down stream from this. Has there been any EPA study done as to how this will effect our lakes and creeks my guess is no. On my site plan which is the current one because it shows no retail on it. There looks to be a large sink hole to one side which backs up to a lot in Mountain Creek. Then there is a small creek. There also may be a flood plain behind that. There is a purposed retention pond of course. With all of the hard surfaces and the re -routing of water will this be enough to make sure that there is no flooding for low lying homes that are down from this. Why are they not talking about this issue and why did I get this letter if it is not a potential problem. Plus all of this makes the buildable area smaller than the 13.7 acres. I really have no problem with building with the current zoning. R 30. Single family homes have yards which absorb water. What I take issue with is the amount of townhomes, the hard asphalt surface (urban heat island also a factor) the traffic for that tiny intersection. If you live out this way you know how it can back up on Shallowford Road. I also think that McPherson will become a cut through to Post Oak Tritt to avoid the bottle neck intersection if this is allowed. That a light will have to be installed at that intersection (McPherson and Shallowford Road) and possible a left turn lane on to McPherson would have to be installed to handle the increased traffic issue. Mountain Creek you have a huge issue here if you live on McPherson. The high density of this is not something I think this area can handle right now . Plus there is another large parcel of property that is up for rezoning just a half a block down on Shallowford Road. Donna Downey.
State leaders say they will delay implementing the Georgia drug-testing law while a similar measure in Florida is sorted out in federal court. File|Patch
Nick M July 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
Mack, it's a waster of taxpayers money. Some facts about Florida where the law was passed and thenRead More stuck down: A U.S. judge has struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches. The testing fee of $25 to $45 was to be repaid by the state if the test came back negative, but applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving benefits for a year. Judge Mary Scriven permanently halted enforcement of the law in her ruling. She agreed with an earlier court finding that "there is nothing inherent in the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a concrete danger that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use ..." During the time the law was in effect, about 2.6 percent of recipients tested positive for illegal drugs, mostly for marijuana, according to the court documents. The failure rate was well below that of the general population. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found in a 2009 survey that about, 8.7 percent, of the population aged 12 or older had used illicit drugs in the previous month. Generally, the courts have allowed suspicionless drug testing only when public safety is at risk, such as for armed officers or railroad workers who operate heavy equipment. http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/welfare.asp
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:07 am
Test the law makers to. Lets see what they popping, smoking and drinking too. I don't do drugsRead More unless my doctor give them to me. I'm will to bet that the people whos trying to make this law be getting high as can be to want to pass a law like this.
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:08 am
Test the law makers too. smiling
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Ric Honsa, CPA July 2, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Sorry, my ability to defend my self and my loved ones trumps their wishes that not carry my firearm.Read More With that noted, you assume that someone is a conservative because they carry a gun. You have no idea what each person believes from a political perspective.
Marlene Mitchell July 2, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have often wondered what liability a store owner would have if a criminal shot and killed someoneRead More in their store. If by Targets request I didn't carry my gun into their store and I was shot and killed because I was unable to defend myself...how does Target proved that they were properly looking after my best welfare?? My bleeding corpse would make one wonder if Target did all they could to keep their customers safe. Would they have to prove it? OR....do the criminals have more rights than I do? I would think that a certain portion of my death would have to be their fault if they didn't take steps to keep ALL guns out of the store?? Thoughts?
Phil Evans July 5, 2014 at 01:47 pm
I believe Target is riding the fence to try and appease Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action as well asRead More trying not to make gun owners mad enough to not shop there. They do not yet have a hard policy of prohibiting guns. They are merely "asking" that we don't carry there. At least one person I know of has openly carried his pistol in a Target store since this announcement, with no issues. I say carry on as if they've not made the request, to show the public what this really is about - politics and not safety. All they can do is ask you to leave, and if they do, publicize it to help others avoid their stores.
Georgia's HB 459 may help decrease traffic jams. (Patch file photo)
Cain Harris July 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Speed limit was 75 or higher when I was a kid. Everyone drove 85 & 90. Now some folks considerRead More 75 to be too fast. The new law only makes the traffic flow better and let's face it, makes perfect sense unless you have an ego problem and don't like being passed.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:04 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:07 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain. And for Mary Brown, Its illegal to pass on the right, that's why they made this law more clear. Its not up to you to decide who you will let pass, Its a law which makes you the problem
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
Tonnia Cousins Blount July 16, 2014 at 10:57 am
Courtesy PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Brent Seeger June 27, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Americans are overworked, over taxed, over inundated with illegals, criminals, Demo-Kommies, andRead More fifth columnists. No wonder they forget their kids in their cares. Most Americans are not intelligent enough or well educated enough to get themselves inside an office not to mention a kid.
Janet Rau June 28, 2014 at 06:56 am
Are the any parking meters in Marietta or Smyrna? Lived her for 24 years and I can't think of one.Read More
Just Say'n June 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Signs on Meters might help but most kids and dogs are left in shopping center parking lots or officeRead More parking lots. Signs on entrance doors might be more practical. If you see a child or a pet in a hot car call the police you might save a life.
Credit: Patch File
Education is a Luxury June 30, 2014 at 03:35 pm
I couldn't make it to the event. Did everyone show up with an appropriate rifle, sidearm, and backupRead More sidearm?
Brent Seeger June 30, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Libby how did you get out of Charter Peachford on a day pass? Geez you are off your gun smackingRead More snatching meds again. Please go back to your crack pipe and leave good Americans alone to try and save the country while there is still time.
Education is a Luxury June 30, 2014 at 04:00 pm
You sound like a man of experience. I simply wanted to make sure Jack was safe, super-safe even, onRead More his jaunt through Cobb County.
Courtesy Cobb County Government
Lone Stranger June 24, 2014 at 11:51 am
This only applies for those tools that agree with this lunacy and higher taxes. If you disagree youRead More will be sent packing and most likely arrested. The fix is already in folks. This was part of the whole Braves Shakedown by Tim L$$ and company.
electric123 June 24, 2014 at 08:33 pm
Giving Tim Lee the tools to incite his cronies John Loud and Jay Cunningham to be his poster boys toRead More divert his attention of bad taste in citizen mouth over Braves debacle will be in his works to push new SPLOST to voter is in the making of his deceitfulness of Cobb's future!
Brent Seeger June 25, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Mr. Lee is a political charlatan who will hopefully be voted out as soon as possible. He hasRead More betrayed his constituents.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee. Credit: Patch File
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 27, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Sorry for the delay in responding...I have been too busy digging up the facts and acting upon themRead More rather than just talking...you want facts...start here: http://cobbcitizensvoices.spruz.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/CGT-Citizens-for-Governmental-Transparency/208804325982180 www.decidingthevote.com I will be happy to provide more if that is not enough.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 27, 2014 at 08:26 pm
By the way..the rantings of an unhappy multitude and majority according the polls referenced atRead More those sites and and the most diverse coalition in history of hundreds of Cobb residents from all political parties, the right and left and center, black, white, Latino...you name it. Our diversity has made national news.
electric123 June 28, 2014 at 01:21 am
So, as everybody came to the same conclusion to oust Lee and hid cronies, when is the next electionRead More for his re-election so we can send a message to Lee his has got to go?
Credit: Patch File
Lone Stranger June 16, 2014 at 07:37 am
This is laughable. Like these criminals will give the public a say in how our money is spent.Read More Another fluff piece of "journalism" from the Poo Poo Patch.
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David Tiffany July 17, 2014 at 10:33 am
They are really paranoid cowards, Woody.
Tammy Osier July 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm
@ AP hahaha! Also, seems if the Chief of Police states that there was less crime when citizens wereRead More armed, that it would hold just a little water, don't you think? Reagan's peace through strength had a purpose. If we strengthen our military, our enemies will think twice before attacking us. Cut the military, and boom! We're usually attacked in some way within 6 months. Look what happened under Clinton after the military was gutted. Peace through strength is not a tangible thing - but being an ideal, can apply anywhere. That's why some don't get it- it goes deeper than the surface. It does translate to areas where more people are armed. Criminal think twice before going where they aren't sure if the person they are robbing might be armed. Statistics have shown that. .....................um.....I thought maybe woody was ts, until that last comment from David. Almost word for word...
Woody July 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm
Detroit is a bit different from Atlanta, don't you think? The question was rhetorical, obviously youRead More guys can't see past your gunz.
Courtesy www.homeofthebraves.com
Brian June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
It's no surprise that a block that was forest before has inadequate sidewalks.
Thomas W House June 12, 2014 at 07:26 am
Its really interesting to me to read some of these comments by people who clearly never go into theRead More Cumberland area. Those who have would know that Cumberland Mall has and continues to go through a very positive transformation. New Stores such Michael Kors, H&M, White House/Black Market, Sephora and the soon to open APPLE Store are fundamentally changing the quality of the map in a positive way. The restaurants such as Teds Montana Grill, and Maggianos are always packed. The Galleria Mall will no doubt begin to see positive changes as investment is now flooding into the area in anticipation of the new stadium development. They have already announced plans for a new large high end hotel on property. As for pedestrian access, I’m upset that the original plans seem inadequate but the good thing is that we have the GRTA who now reviews these projects and gives feedback. I only hope that the designers make the necessary changes. Those who have been in the area will see that sidewalks, trails, and enhanced landscaping and pedestrian access is being aggressively developed throughout the area. Lets hope the same continues with the new stadium site. Now lets get really serious and talk about adding a Marta line to Perimeter area across the top of 285.
Kathy June 12, 2014 at 07:47 am
Time to add another million to that tax bill of all those Cobb County ressidents!!! HA HA HARead More HA!!!!!
Beginning July 1, Georgia boaters under 16 must complete boater education class.
DaMoment June 10, 2014 at 05:38 am
Keep living...you will continue to be amazed!
Josephine Gamma June 10, 2014 at 08:28 am
This is great and should be in place but I don't understand how you need an course on how toRead More properly use a boat but not on how to use and store a firearm?
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 09:14 am
Ok fair enough. I can see having a firearms training program. The only problem is it will be anotherRead More layer of regulation and that never solves anything.
Courtesy www.homeofthebraves.com
Jeff Goodman June 6, 2014 at 01:47 pm
The commission has done a great job! It will be great to see the Braves play in Cobb County! Jeff
Ira June 7, 2014 at 05:24 pm
I agree Jeff.
Lone Stranger June 9, 2014 at 04:26 pm
This deal is a scam and a raping of the Cobb taxpayer. Ira, Jeff, and the rest of you can pay myRead More share of the tax bill for your hobby. This deal is the height of corruption and I plan to lead an effort to make sure none of these people are ever elected to anything again. The hubris is simply breathtaking.
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