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Dump truck driver was found dead after a crash on Atlanta Road.

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A Cartersville man died Wednesday morning after the dump truck he was driving overturned on Atlanta Road, just north of the Fulton County line.

James Maddox was driving the Mack 700 dump truck when the bed of the truck fully extended into the up position around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to Shenise Barner, spokesperson for Cobb police.

The truck bed collided with the train bridge crossing over Atlanta Road, causing the truck to turn onto its left side, Barner added. Maddox was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office. The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding the crash is asked to contact investigators.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a first-of-its-kind affordable housing project for city and school employees at 37 Griggs St. in Marietta, Georgia. The partnership between the city, its school district, and Habitat for Humanity was made possible by federal COVID-19 relief funds. The project will consist of six homes available exclusively to city and Marietta School District employees, costing the purchaser no more than $250,000. Habitat for Humanity will build the first three houses in 2023, with construction on the house at 37 Griggs St. beginning on June 3. The project is aimed at offering employees an opportunity to live where they work at an affordable price.

Atlanta Braves fans celebrated hundreds of cancer survivors and their families at the Northside Hospital Cancer Survivor Celebration, held at Truist Park before the Braves' game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 11. The parade was led by David DuVal, a throat cancer survivor, who also had the chance to start the game with a ceremonial call of "Play ball!" The event was a great opportunity for cancer survivors to enjoy the baseball game and celebrate their strength and resilience. The Braves won the game 7-6, providing a perfect ending to the uplifting celebration.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp attended the opening of Yamaha’s new Marine Innovation Center in Kennesaw. The center will house Yamaha’s Connected Boat Division and planning and development division, which include engineers and project managers. The facility is focused on developing smart boat technology, allowing customers to control their boats using a mobile app. Yamaha plans to recruit engineers and team members from local universities, including Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia, among others. Over 100 of the company’s 2,300 employees in Georgia will work at the new center.

 Vicky Savrin's baked goods, which were originally sold only at the Marietta Farmers Market, are now served at her Café Rivkah, which is located in the Pavilions at East Lake shopping center. Customers can order fresh bagels, breads, pastries, and other Mediterranean goods for breakfast and lunch, in addition to cold and hot coffee and teas. The cafe caters and provides meals for a child development center in North Druid Hills, as well. Café Rivkah's foot traffic is increasing as the bakery expands its local reach and clientele. The bakery is open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.Top of Form

Kennesaw State introduced their new basketball coach this week.  

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta's Women's Auxiliary Kettle Krush 5K run/walk fundraiser registration is now open. The event aims to raise funds for the programs and services provided by The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta. Led by four East Cobb women and their committee, the organization is close to reaching the $500,000 mark in net proceeds over its five-year history. The event will take place on May 20 on Marietta Square, and the race entry fee is $30 if registered online by May 10. Late registration is $35 through May 19, and race day registration is $40.

Osborne’s postseason run came to an end with a penalty kicks loss to Denmark in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state boys’ soccer playoffs at Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday.

While the season comes to an end for Region 5AAAAAAA champion Osborne, Denmark – the fourth seed from 6AAAAAAA – will play at Collins Hill in the second round next Tuesday.

After a scoreless first half, both teams scored a goal apiece in the second half to force the game into overtime and then each scored another goal in the second overtime period to force the contest to be decided by penalty kicks. Denmark made it five penalty kicks in a row when Ivan Kobby kicked his attempt in the net to give the Danes a 5-4 advantage, but Osborne’s fifth PK fell short when Alexis Gutierrez’s attempt was blocked by goalkeeper Austin Bender to secure the win for the Danes.

Southern Entertainment, along with TRZ Management and JRM Management Services, is bringing Georgia Country Music Fest to Marietta on Labor Day weekend, September first through the third.  The festival will take place at Jim R. Miller Park and feature country’s biggest stars, including Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Jinks, Koe Wetzel, and Jamey Johnson, along with over 30 other artists. Early bird tickets are now available for purchase. The festival promises to offer a unique experience with live performances, vendors, theme nights, and camping.

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