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Leaders of Cobb: Craig Owens

Craig Owens
Candidate for Sheriff of Cobb County THE STORY: I grew up on the border of Cobb County and the city of Atlanta to a military...

Leaders of Cobb: Nicole Long

Nicole Long
Owner, Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency West Cobb THE STORY: I am an Atlanta native. I attended Florida A&M University where I earned a bachelor’s in...

Leaders of Cobb: Jim Hickey

Jim Hickey
Candidate for Georgia House of Rep., District 39 THE STORY: I was born in Chattahoochee, Florida, and attended high school in Lake City, Florida. While...

Leaders of Cobb: Littie Brown

Littie Brown
President, SpeedPro Marietta THE STORY: I was raised in a military family; I was born in San Bernardino, California, but grew up mainly in Austin,...

Leaders of Cobb: Durran Dunn, aka, The Freeze

Durran Dunn
Owner, Anytime Fitness East Cobb THE STORY: Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, I migrated to New York after graduating from high school. I discovered my interest...


Aerial view of roundabout intersection at first light, with Autumn trees.
By Cory Sekine-Pettite The weekend I started writing this column, I had just taken a short drive to nearby Douglasville to buy some produce and...

MUST Meets Needs of Cobb Residents in the Throes of Pandemic

MUST Ministries Marketplace exterior
MUST Ministries has been serving Cobb and surrounding counties for years. When COVID-19 hit, MUST was there to meet basic needs and more. By Jennifer...

Explore Nature

Mother and child exploring hummingbirds at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Smith-Gilbert Gardens offers year-round experiences for families. By Cory Sekine-Pettite Did you know that there are plenty of opportunities in Cobb County for family fun, outdoor...

Small Business Heroes

The School Box, Inc. Founder Dave Persson (seated) and Thomas Sherrer, operator of Mellow Mushroom in Kennesaw.
The Town Center CID recognizes local companies that have gone above and beyond in serving the community during an international crisis. By Cory Sekine-Pettite and...

Investing In Students

Whitefield Academy lower school student Claire Bancroft
New building brings new opportunities for protecting Whitefield Academy’s youngest pupils. By Cory Sekine-Pettite On Aug. 17, 2020, the new school year began here in Cobb...