Report: Marietta couple found dead

Marietta couple remembered for selfless nature

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When Robert and Jennifer Blaske moved into their Marietta home, Bud and June Runion were the first people to welcome them to Wendy Lane.

June Runion hosted the neighborhood baby shower when the Blaskes had their first child. And when Jennifer Blaske returned home from a stay in the hospital, Bud Runion showed up with a hot meal.  “They are very Christian people,” Jennifer Blaske told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution early Monday afternoon, “the way Christians are supposed to be.”

A few hours after that interview came word came the beloved couple had been found dead by searchers combing the woods in rural Georgia.


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Gwinnett to lose second headquarters this month

Gwinnett started 2015 with four Fortune 500 companies. Only two will remain when the moves are completed.

Corporate headquarters are among the most coveted prizes in economic development, and the loss of the executive mantle of one Fortune 500 company — let alone two — is at least a symbolic blow. It may be a signal that Gwinnett is not as competitive as it once was.  NCR leaving Gwinnett


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New cities might escape DeKalb pension debts

All across DeKalb County, neighborhoods are banding together, pushing to become cities in their own right. They want greater control over local government, more police, better parks.

If residents are successful in forming the towns of LaVista Hills, Tucker, Stonecrest and South DeKalb, they might get an added benefit.

» Cityhood solution comes with pitfalls

Super-fast Internet

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Will Google pick Atlanta for super-fast Internet?

Nearly a year after saying it might bring super-fast home Internet connections to the city of Atlanta, Google is expected to announce Tuesday that it has decided it really will do so.

Such a move could give some metro Atlantans more choices for Internet and TV connections.

» AT&T backs off threat to delays

» What can you do with super-fast internet?

Under the gold dome

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Medical marijuana bill officially filed in state House

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, on Monday officially filed his medical marijuana bill with nearly 100 co-sponsors.

Peake’s bill, House Bill 1, will be assigned to committee on Tuesday. It will offer immunity from prosecution to Georgia families who possess a strain of cannabis oil that may be used to treat a variety of disorders.  |  Bill fast-tracked (video)

» Georgia blowing smoke on pot laws



Why should taxpayers pay for Braves' bridge?

Writes Lance Lamberton, chairman of the Cobb Taxpayers Association: Regardless of cost, why should taxpayers pay for the Braves' bridge at all? Its purpose is to benefit a for-profit, multi-billion-dollar corporation, Liberty Media, so that more people can park and, therefore, attend games at the new stadium. After already soaking the taxpayer with $397 million to build the stadium, adding this cost is an outrage.

» No new taxes for roads



Philanthropist Dorothy Fuqua dies at 93

Dorothy Chapman Fuqua, community volunteer, gardener, visionary and wife of the late J.B. Fuqua, has died. She was 93.

A native of Davisboro, Fuqua graduated with honors from Davisboro High School and took business classes at Hurst Business College. While working as a secretary at Sears Roebuck in Augusta, she met J.B. Fuqua, a young broadcaster whom she married in 1954.


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