A well-known businessman who operates a restaurant on the Marietta Square outside Atlanta is accused of calling in bomb threats that shut down two of Georgia's largest courthouses. Authorities said the threats led to employees being evacuated from the Cobb and Cherokee county courthouses on Tuesday.
Election results from the Georgia Secretary of State show that nearly 73 percent of voters in Cobb County approved Sunday sales in unincorporated areas of the county just northwest of Atlanta. About 75 percent of voters in Fulton County had approved the measure with most precincts reporting results.
A metro Atlanta county is cracking down on underage drinking. Cobb County last week became the second jurisdiction in the area to approve an ordinance aimed at holding adults more accountable for their role in underage drinking.
Cobb County voters will decide in July whether to allow Sunday sales of alcohol. And Cobb County commissioners have decided to impose a $500 annual permit fee on liquor stores that decide to open on Sundays.
A Cobb County middle school student filed a defamation suit against two of her classmates, saying they created a fake Facebook page and posted lies about her sexual activity and drug use. It’s the latest cyber-bullying case putting heat on lawmakers to refine Georgia’s Bullying Act.
Two Georgia counties now are waiting on federal intervention to get district lines drawn for soon upcoming county and school board races. Lawmakers in Augusta's Richmond County and Metro Atlanta's Cobb County couldn't agree on new district maps.
Members of Kell High School's robotics team are using a $10,000 grant to build a machine that could aid in the cleanup of oil spills. The group came up with the idea after learning about the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.
Two metro Atlanta communities are using federal grant money to study the possibility of building high-speed rail lines. They're projects that could tie-in to the bigger transit projects already being studied in Georgia.
A 17-year-old driver from Kennesaw has died a day after a highway collision that injured Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes' daughter and her two daughters. Cobb County police say the accident near Marietta occurred on Sunday when a Porsche crossed the center line and swerved, striking a minivan carrying Alison Barnes Salter and her daughters. An Atlanta Medical Center spokesman said Mario D. Zuniga, the driver of the Porsche, died Monday at the hospital.