Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The supercenter sought a waiver to be able to sell alcohol, even though the store is located fewer than 600 feet from a church.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday denied a waiver request by Walmart for a location on Barrett Parkway in South Cobb County to be allowed to sell packaged beer and wine, with commissioners voting against the waiver stating that the supercenter didn't have sufficient evidence that alcohol sales wouldn't affect a nearby church. The waiver is needed because the the store is fewer than 600 feet from Pine Grove Baptist Church in Powder Springs, the distance required by the county's ordinance. According to the ordinance, a waiver may be granted for a business closer than 600 feet to a school or church if it can show that the sale of alcohol won't affect property values or adversely affect the use of the institution. Evidence …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Take a look at some of the candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Marietta and Cobb County.
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Marietta Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about races in town. Here are just a few of the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Transportation Investment Act, or TSPLOST: The upcoming TSPLOST regional transportation referendum is one of the most pressing issues in the upcoming vote. Learn more about TSPLOST and what others are saying about it here. House Resolution 1162: Voters will decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools. The measure would mean amending the state's current constitution. District 11 U.S. House of Representative: Congressman Phil Gingrey (R) faces a redrawn district full of …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Marietta Police conducted an alcohol compliance check on 35 businesses in Marietta.
The Marietta Police Department conducted an alcohol compliance check on Feb. 17. Thirty-five businesses were checked, and four sold alcoholic beverages to underage buyers. The buyers did not provide false identification or misrepresent their age in any way. The following businesses were cited for selling to minors: The following Marietta businesses passed the check:
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Cobb County Police Department's Permits/Regulatory Services Unit conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check in Marietta.
On Feb. 16, the Cobb County Police Department's Permits/Regulatory Services Unit conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check. During the operation, 20 retail establishments were checked for compliance. The following Marietta businesses passed the compliance check by not selling alcohol to the underage volunteers: The following locations failed compliance checks and sold to underage volunteers: The following locations passed the compliance check but were issued citations for permits violations:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Cobb County citizens will get to vote on whether to allow package sales of alcohol on Sundays.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is meeting at 9 a.m. in the boardroom at 100 Cherokee St. off Marietta Square. The top item on the agenda is a proposal to let Cobb County citizens vote in March on whether to allow package alcohol sales on Sundays. We're using CoverItLive to, well, cover it live; jump in and join the conversation. Commission Chairman Tim Lee presented a measure to the board to approve a resolution on Sunday sales, and no one else commented before the board voted unanimously in favor, 4-0. Lee's comments indicated that he sounded out his fellow commissioners about the proposal before bringing it before the public and knew they would agree. By holding the Sunday-sales vote at the same time as the presidential primary, …