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Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County Georgia
US county information
NameCobb County
Largest cityMarietta
US Area
Total Area344.51 sq mi (892.3 km2)
Land Area340.15 sq mi (881 km2)
Water Area4.36 sq mi (11.3 km2)
Population Est.701325 (2009)
Density753.5/km2 (1952/sq mi)

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Cobb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its county seat and largest city is Marietta, which is located in the center of the county. The county was named for Thomas Willis Cobb, who in the early 19th century was a United States representative and senator from Georgia. Marietta was named for his wife, Mary.

Cobb, along with several other counties in the same bill, was created December 3, 1832, by the Georgia General Assembly from the huge Cherokee "county" territory - land northwest of the Chattahoochee River which the state confiscated from the Cherokee Nation and redistributed to settlers via lottery, following the passage of the federal Indian Removal Act.

As of the 2000 census, the population was 607,751. The county's population has continued to grow. The 2009 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau was 714,692 people. The county is part of the original and core (five-county) Atlanta metropolitan area, which is included in the AtlantaSandy SpringsMarietta, Georgia metropolitan statistical area.

The U.S. Census Bureau ranks Cobb County as the most-educated in the state of Georgia and 12th among all counties in the United States. It has ranked among top 100 wealthiest counties in the United States.

Cobb County Georgia Video

One of the first test runs of cobb county swat teams LAV 300 rescue vehicle.
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A segment from Michael Moore's TV Nation (1994) in which Mike takes note of the fact that Cobb County, Georgia, home to outspoken "big government" critic Newt Gingrich, is the third largest receiver of federal funds. The show then tries to relieve Cobb County of government interference by closing its federally funded highways, schools, sewer system, and senior center. This video is not meant to infringe on any copyrights, but to share this amazing show of Moore's with those who didn't catch it the first time around on television, especially as TV Nation has not been made commercially available to purchase.
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A young and determined group out of COBB COUNTY making power moves in the 2009. Lookout for the video shoot on May 16th in the Glen for the song entitled "Posted In The Trap" . DVD comin soon.
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September 21, 2009 West Marietta, GA - Over 13 inches of rainfall in the past 8 days. 10 of those inches fell in 32 hours and caused Mud Creek to overflow it's banks onto the 100 year flood plain. Video from Mud Creek off Villa Rica Road just south of Barrett Pkwy in West Cobb County GA at the Mud Creek Ranch. At 2:30PM ET, radar indicating more rain coming from the south and the storms keep firing up.
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Ride 4 Cobb County Soulja Pimp & Mr.770 Track Produced By: Thundakat GMR PROMOTIONS
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Picketts Mill Creek in various states of flooding September 20-22 2009. The creek is in Dallas, Ga (West Cobb County).
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This video was edited together by me with love, not just to share the mourning of our family and friends, but also to celebrate the life and journey of my brother, Mike, who was loved by so many. It seems that so many families and friends never get together enough, and only come together when a loved one has passed. It's sad when it takes the loss of someone we love to bring us all together, but that seems to be the way it is in life, when maybe we should all get together before it's too late. Not only when it's time to say goodbye. I'm sure some may have wondered why I was shooting video that day, and most never knew that I was a broadcast professional and that it was what I did for a living, maybe even thinking that I was feeling no pain, but that's not true. I loved my brother very much, and that's why I did this tribute to him. Even in that time of sadness and loss for me, I felt I had to set aside my pain for a few minutes to capture what I knew could be a way for me to honor my brother's life here on earth, and that if I didn't capture the family and friends who were there to honor and pay their respects to Mike, who would? I was that guy! Creating magic through video and audio has been my passion in life for about 26 years now, and it's something I love, and is what I do best. If not for me, these moments in life that can be very sad can also be a time to reflect on the love and life of someone very special and dear to us all. I hope I was able to capture a time in <b>...</b>
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This follow up video was recorded September 21st, 2009 at 6PM ET, 7 hours after the first video we posted. Runoff has accentuated flooding levels in the local area off Villa Rica Rd in Marietta, GA. This video shows the Mud Creek Ranch where local equestrians train and the rodeo is a local favorite. At the time of this video, the 60 year old Mud Creek bridge is still not covered or closed.
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This video follows a major Atlanta roadway -- Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK). MLK's western end is at the Chattahoochee River, which acts as the Cobb-Fulton County border; its eastern end is at the entrance to Historic Oakland Cemetery. From I-20 exit 53 to the Chattahoochee River, MLK Jr. Drive is Georgia State Route 139. State Route 139 continues westward across the 'Hooch as Mableton Parkway, to its terminus at US 78/278/SR 8 (Veterans Memorial Highway SW) in Mableton, Georgia. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive passes through the heart of Downtown Atlanta, providing access to the Georgia State Capitol, the old World of Coca-Cola, Underground Atlanta, the Fulton County Courthouse, and the Richard B. Russell Federal Building. Access is also provided to Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta University Center, and the Fulton County Airport at Charlie Brown Field.
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Former coach complains about Limestone job cuts - News Courier Tweet this news
News Courier--By Jean Cole [email protected] � Limestone County coach David Wilson had to sell his Atlanta home last year in a brutal housing market, and his wife, an Athens native, left a good teaching job in -Cobb County-, -Ga-., when Limeston - Date : Fri, 01 Jul 2011 03:37:17 GMT+00:00
Texting ban, one year later: Behaviors slow to change - Atlanta Journal Constitution Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution--Since the law went into effect on July 1, 2010, the -Georgia- State Patrol has issued at least 105 tickets to texting scofflaws, said spokesman Lt. Paul Cosper. -Cobb County- Police have issued 26 tickets. Fulton County Polic - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:59:56 GMT+00:00
Furlough day means fewer Cobb cops on holiday weekend - Atlanta Journal Constitution Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution--In addition to the -county's- police officers, there are several other jurisdictions throughout the -county-, including Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth and Smyrna police. Sheriff's deputies and -Georgia- State Patrol of - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:16:25 GMT+00:00
County by county news for Thursday - Atlanta Journal Constitution Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution--Alexis Stevens A -Cobb County- man is accused of using his iPod to make videos under the skirts of women at Walmart on four occasions, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the AJC. Marietta police arrested Stegall Jaqua - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:21:15 GMT+00:00
What's up with that East Cobb County sidewalk? - WXIA-TV Tweet this news
WXIA-TV--MARIETTA, -GA- - A viewer called us wondering why taxpayer dollars are being spent to widen what appears to be a perfectly good sidewalk in East -Cobb County-. What we found was just over a mile long section of sidewalk being torn up and replaced - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:29:41 GMT+00:00
ParkPass, Your Family's Ticket to Adventure - Tweet this news the popular, and free, -Georgia- ParkPass kits at -Cobb County- Public Library System (CCPLS) branches. Explore parks and historic sites this weekend. By Julia Harris | Email the author | June 30, 2011 The newest -Georgia- state park, . - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:29:43 GMT+00:00
Immigration forum: Law hurts everyone - Marietta Daily Journal Tweet this news
Marietta Daily Journal--Garcia spoke passionately about the impact of immigration laws already on the books such as 287(g), which is used to check the immigration status of -Cobb County- Jail inmates. Families have been separated and traffic road blocks h - Date : Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:12:58 GMT+00:00
Sweeney Defends School Calendar Change - Tweet this news a man who described himself as former neighbor of Sweeney's asked about the quality of education -Cobb County- public school students were receiving, Sweeney said he wanted to cut down on the extensive testing -Georgia- students are - Date : Thu, 30 Jun 2011 19:16:56 GMT+00:00
New connector expected to ease west Cobb commute - Atlanta Journal Constitution Tweet this news
Atlanta Journal Constitution--To collect her son from a day care center in west -Cobb County-, Loressa Copeland must navigate a network of twisting and congested roads from her job near -Ga-. 400. She's hoping a new highway -- an extension of Windy H - Date : Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:49:54 GMT+00:00
SUV Crashes Into Kennesaw Home - Fox News Tweet this news
Fox News--The vehicle was later removed from the home by -Cobb County- firefighters, but they said the family that lives in the home wasn't allowed to stay there on Tuesday night because the vehicle hit a load-bearing wall in the family room. ... - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 03:16:58 GMT+00:00

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Office Holder Office Holder
Sheriff Neil Warren State Court Solicitor Barry E. Morgan
District Attorney Pat Head Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Cox
Probate Court Judge Kelli Wolk Tax Commissioner Gail Downing
Clerk of the Superior Court Jay Stephenson Clerk of the State Court Diane Webb

Municipalities and communities of Cobb County, Georgia (U.S. state)

County seat: Marietta
CitiesAcworth * Austell � * Kennesaw * Marietta * Powder Springs * Smyrna
CDPsFair Oaks * Mableton * Vinings
Chattahoochee Plantation
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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