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In Mableton, a Conversation with Veterans

MABLETON MDJ News— Local leaders participated in a dialogue with area veterans about how to better serve them.

That dialogue came in the form of the Conversation with Mableton Veterans, an event hosted Saturday morning at American Legion Post 264 by state Rep. Terry Cummings, D-Mableton.

The event featured a panel discussion with state Sen. Michael Rhett, D-Marietta, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant; Mableton Mayor Michael Owens, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps; Cobb County Commission Chairwoman Lisa Cupid and Commissioner Monique Sheffield. 

Marietta Welcomes Back

First Black Homecoming Queen


Part of Festivities

As part of Marietta High School’s homecoming week, the school system is welcoming back a special guest for the homecoming celebration Friday, before the Blue Devils take on McEachern High at Northcutt Stadium.

Brenda Russaw McCrae, a 1974 graduate of Marietta High and the school’s first Black homecoming queen 50 years ago, is returning to Marietta for the big game, according to the district.

Daphne Delk integrated the all-white Marietta High School in 1964 after spending her freshman year at the all-Black Lemon Street High.

“She appreciated her great teachers and classmates at the school,” the district said in the announcement about her return.

Both of McCrae’s parents attended Lemon Street School, while her two siblings, as well as her two children, all graduated from MHS.

McCrae went on to attend the University of West Georgia and then spent most of her career in management with Kroger, where she recently retired after 42 years of service.

McCrae continues to inspire people through her love of volunteering, according to the school system.

Cobb honors the late Betty Gray


new middle school

By Hunter Riggall

The new Betty Gray Middle School, operating since August, educates students in grades 6-8. It was created when the attendance zone for Lindley Middle was split in two — half of the former Lindley population is now zoned to Betty Gray Middle.

Gray, a lifelong educator and trailblazer, died last June at the age of 88. In life, she worked as a teacher before becoming one of the district’s first female administrators, and later one of its first female principals. In retirement, she served 16 years on the Cobb Board of Education.

Emergency text alerts now available

Be the first to be notified of major events happening in the county.

Cobb now has the capability to send text messages to notify residents of significant events such as boil water alerts, road closures near you, evacuations and other emergencies.

This new alert system will only be used for important events such as these.

To enroll, text ALERTS to 68217.

Sterigenics Settling some Lawsuits Over its Smyrna Plant for $35 million

By Hunter Riggall

Sterigenics, the controversial medical equipment manufacturer, is paying $35 million to settle lawsuits from a group of 79 people who alleged the company’s emission of ethylene oxide at its Smyrna plant had negative impacts on their health.

Sterigenics’ parent company filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the settlement with plaintiff Quinn Buczek, whose case against the company was scheduled to go to trial Monday in Gwinnett State Court.

 The settlement would dismiss the claim from Buczek, as well as 78 other plaintiffs who are represented by the same attorneys.

Transit Survey Cobb County!

Cobb County Department of Transportation and CobbLinc are conducting surveys to gain your input for new transit centers in Marietta and South Cobb.

These transit center site selection studies are for improvements and/or potential relocation of the current Marietta Transfer to accommodate future transit growth as well as the placement of a new transit center in South Cobb.

The centers are expected to enhance connections to the CobbLinc network of public transportation service while also enhancing accessibility to regional and local transportation options.

Click here for the Marietta Transit Center survey.

Click here for the South Cobb Transit Center survey.

Click here to learn more about the Mobility Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

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