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Cobb EMCCobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 175,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of 9,109 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 192,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs.

Cobb EMC commits to safely delivering reliable, competitively priced electricity while being accountable to our member-owners through sound governance, management, operating practices and improving quality of life in our local communities. Visit their website for more information!
At Gas South, our great everyday low rates aren’t the only reason why we’re one of the Southeast’s leading natural gas providers, serving Georgia and Florida. As a Georgia-based company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobb EMC, we’re committed to providing additional value for you with rate plans that fit all our customers’ needs, service representatives who live and work in the state, and an unwavering dedication to giving back. We call it Hometown Value, and it means you can count on:
  • Great everyday low rates – always!
  • Convenient enrollment and billing options
  • Outstanding local customer service
  • Strong support for the communities we serve
  • More ways to save with exclusive perks and discounts to partnering businesses and local attractions

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The Marietta Daily Journal traces its roots to 1866, when it was first printed by Robert McAlpin Goodman as “The Marietta Journal” on a hand press left behind by Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s army after the Civil War. The newspaper grew steadily along with the city and converted from a weekly to a daily in October 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression — an act of faith and confidence in the community’s prospects.

Meanwhile, a competing newspaper, The Cobb County Times, was first published in 1916 by Otis A. Brumby Sr., whose uncle had been commandant of the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta prior to the Civil War, and whose father and uncle were co-founders of the famed Brumby Chair Co.

The inaugural issue of the Times declared, “First, last and always, we intend to boost our county and our towns, and we desire our readers to feel free at all times to criticize the newspaper.”

The Times acquired the Journal in 1951 and moved into its present home on Fairground Street in 1970. It launched the Northside Neighbor weekly newspaper in 1968 and soon followed with other Neighbor newspapers in most of the metro area’s suburban counties under the leadership of present publisher Otis A. Brumby Jr.

Today Times-Journal Inc., and its 150-plus employees publish two dailies (the MDJ and the Cherokee Tribune), 23 Neighbor community newspapers, and four monthly magazines, including Cobb Life, in 10 counties (Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Henry and Paulding).

And the company is still owned and operated by the Brumby family, now including a third generation, general manager Otis Brumby III having worked alongside his father since 2006.

The MDJ aims to report the news aggressively, but with candor, discretion and fairness. And to paraphrase the words of the first Otis Brumby back in 1916, we welcome our readers to feel free at all times to criticize us — and support us.

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lgeccu_logo_300 LGE Community Credit Union provides full-service, federally insured banking to over 100,000 people in northwest Georgia, with better rates and lower fees than you will typically find in a big bank. We serve all residents of Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee, and Fulton counties. Come to us for high earnings on checking and certificates, as well as low-rates on credit cards, loans, and mortgages. We also offer investment and insurance services. Did you know that there are advantages to belonging to a credit union over and above better rates and lower fees? Through our association with several companies, we can provide you with additional savings just for being a credit union member! Click here for a list of member benefits. If you are also an LGE Business member, click here for Business Benefits.

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