News Line for Smyrna

Smyrna officers awarded for DUI arrests
Three Smyrna Police officers were recognized Thursday by The Governor’s Officer of Highway Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving during the 10th annual MADD Golden Shield Honors Banquet.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna smoking ban gets tabled
An ordinance banning smoking in Smyrna city parks was tabled Monday while an ordinance banning the consumption of alcohol got the go-ahead.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Chief says GDOT relies too much on federal funds
The head of the Georgia Department of Transportation told a group in Cobb this week his agency relies too heavily on federal money but still needs support from Washington.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna might become FEMA program model
After six months of encouraging disaster preparedness, Smyrna plans to conduct a citywide tornado drill later this month and, if successful, it could become the model for the federal government.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

City of Smyrna considering a smoking ban
Elected officials are eyeing a ban on smoking in Smyrna’s city parks.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna top city with 31 building permits
The city of Smyrna leads the way for new residential construction at the beginning of 2014.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Google eyes Smyrna for high-speed Internet
Google is eyeing Smyrna along with eight other metro Atlanta cities for an ultra high-speed broadband network.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Google eyes Atlanta for super-fast Internet
Atlanta and eight other local cities are candidates for Google’s new, ultra-fast fiber optic Internet and television service, the Silicon Valley giant announced Wednesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Smyrna mayor: City ‘on track’ to sell off property
In 2010, the city of Smyrna purchased the aging Hickory Lakes apartment complex with the promise of redevelopment.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna to developer: No merit to lawsuit
The Smyrna City Council approved a resolution Tuesday telling a developer it doesn’t have a case in a lawsuit against the city.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna hires 1st female fire chief
For the first time in Smyrna’s history a woman will be taking on the role as Fire Chief for the city.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna extends tax break for Belmont Hills
A vacant lot that once featured Cobb’s premier shopping district could finally be getting new life after sitting stagnant since at least 2008, a developer said Monday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna Council denies $40M apartment development
A $40 million apartment development was stopped in its tracks Monday night when the Smyrna City Council voted 4-3 to deny a re-zoning application following last-minute pleas by residents who turned out in droves.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Grease sought for Smyrna wheels
A year-old program weaning Smyrna off of diesel is seeing success but needs the help of residents.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

New Smyrna apartment complex takes center stage at town hall
Residents skeptical of a plan to build 288 luxury apartments in downtown Smyrna dominated the conversation at a rare town hall meeting Wednesday night.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Smyrna Council OKs land for $300M development
A $300 million development bringing 1,700 new households is on its way to Smyrna and will extend the city’s limits to the Chattahoochee River.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Apt. plan raises ire of Smyrna residents
In the wake of millions the city has spent to raze troublesome apartments, some Smyrna residents say they don’t want another apartment complex in their city, even if it’s targeting high-income renters.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal