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Former Gov. Roy Barnes gets a surprise, then shares the perfect story

5:35 pm May. 8, 2017

Former Gov. Roy Barnes and his wife, Marie, attended Cobb Community Foundation’s Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon, held Monday in Marietta.

Mondays are busy for Barnes, who now runs a law firm right off the Marietta Square, but Marie was insistent that he attend. A wise man, he listens to his wife.

Toward the end of the program, after remarks from former Attorney Gen. Sam Olens, now president of Kennesaw State University, and grant

WATCH! 4 a.m. fireworks show caught on security camera in Marietta

9:13 am May. 5, 2017

I’ll be honest: Marietta loves blowing stuff up.

At Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park, historic interpreters reenact the Civil War from time to time with period dress, campfires and of course, cannons.

We celebrate the Fourth of July from about mid-June through .. I dunno, until it starts snowing. But someone took things a little too far this morning, setting off fireworks at 4 a.m. FOUR. AY. EMM.

A neighbor whose security camera caught the

Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham stump for 6th District candidate Jon Ossoff

4:17 pm Mar. 27, 2017

Alyssa Milano and Christopher Gorham‏, in Atlanta filming a new CW pilot called “Insatiable,” are campaigning for Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff in the crowded race to fill the sixth congressional district seat vacated when Tom Price became U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.

The two are offering to pick up voters who need a lift to cast their ballots; early voting began Monday, ahead of the April 18 contest.

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Cobb author plans Truman Capote reading to benefit Gatlinburg fire victims: Hear a preview clip here

10:54 am Dec. 16, 2016

Bestselling author Lauretta Hannon will give a reading of Truman Capote’s holiday classic, “A Christmas Memory,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Marietta Museum of History. Admission is a monetary donation of any amount (if you’d like to write a check, make it out to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee) and proceeds benefit those devastated by the recent Gatlinburg, Tenn. wildfires. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the event will

Are you in this picture? The Kennesaw cops want to thank you!

9:26 am Dec. 10, 2016

The Kennesaw Police Department want to thank whoever is in this photo.

A group of officers went to dinner Friday night and their sergeant planned to pick up the tab. When he went to pay, though, a server let them know someone else already had. The officers posed for a photo with their benefactors but didn’t think to get their names.

If you’re in the photo, know that the Kennesaw Police Department

Evander Holyfield brings holiday cheer to an Atlanta family in need

1:07 pm Dec. 6, 2016

Boxing champ Evander Holyfield celebrated Christmas early this year, surprising a local woman and her two daughters with a bounty of toys. Single mom Staci and her girls Makayla, 8, and Jaiden, 4, were nominated as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 12 Days of Giving effort and got to meet Holyfield Sunday afternoon at the Salvation Army Fuqua Boys & Girls Club in downtown Atlanta.

“This is amazing,”

Elton John to play at Donald Trump’s inauguration?

9:02 am Nov. 23, 2016

A member of president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team says Elton John will play at the inauguration.

“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the Mall for the inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci tells the BBC.

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That time Elton John delivered meals for charity in Atlanta

Elton John was spotted at this Buckhead restaurant

One problem: Scaramucci apparently didn’t clear that with the Rocket Man.

“Elton will not be performing at Trump’s