This is something strongly needed for future growth of the square and community at large. With the new baseball park opening in 2017, hopefully there will be additions of better quality restaurants. Marietta can develop into a destination like Roswell, Decatur and even Woodstock. — Mitchell and Wendy Winick
It's a shame that a parking deck could conceivably be built to block the front of the Kennesaw House where history was made. The first Medals of Honor were given to those men who stole the train right in front of the Kennesaw House, thus beginning The Great Locomotive Chase. There is space for a parking garage between Mill Street and The Root House if it can be successfully negotiated, assuming the property owner is willing. — Pam Pittman
Yes, Marietta is well overdue for other parking decks. Parking decks are a necessity, not an eyesore. I just don't know of a suitable location. Marietta is a very unfriendly city due to limited parking especially when the square is closed for major events. Need more shuttles. A limit of two-hour parking and limited handicapped parking is disappointing. — F.S. Gaines
Yeah, a free one. — Robert Smalls
If the bottom floor is retail space and matches the look of the square, sure. — Kris Drees
There are already two massive decks across from the Strand. Free after 5 during the week and free on weekends. We don't need another parking deck. — Courtney Carpenter Morrel
Yes! Driving is hard enough near the square without all the stress of finding a parking space. — Tiffany Horne Fannin
We don't need more parking. We need to educate everyone about the available parking in the decks. — Barbara Riskay
Yes, with free parking! — Misty Smith
Yes! There is never anywhere to park down there! — Laura Wilmot
I've never not found parking. — Eric Hummel
Yes, it is why I stay away. I would so enjoy the square if it was not the threat of parking in the wrong place. — Sandy White
They should build one on the other side of the train tracks behind the herb shop. The decks aren't always safe. — Greg Hynson
The parking situation is what keeps us from going to the square for the most part. — Judie Stoker
Just wasting money. — Tom Duncan
Absolutely. The square needs a lot more parking. — Derek Leggett
I think so. It's a zoo around there during business hours. — Jerrie Jones Murdoch
No. Use what you have. People won't park on the decks. — Mary Sekimoto
As long as it's paid parking. We give too much stuff away as it is. — Pat Holland
I, too, did not know there were parking decks until now. Good to know. Thanks. — Moyra Knight
Yes, put it a block off the square. Make it free or validated parking. That will boost the economy of the square for sure. — Duane Perozzi
Move Cobb Landmarks site to the lot where free parking is now and build the deck down in the hole behind the Herb Shop so it provides less visual impact. — T. Patrick Brennan
How about an off-site paid parking with shuttle bus? — Shane Jackson
It seems the city leaders just want to overcrowd everything in the name of progress. Not all progress is good. — Dale Meeks
They don't need another lot. They just need better signage. — Anastasia Beverhausen
Charged with one misdemeanor count of reckless conduct for the May 3 shooting of a woman who calls him a friend, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is soon on his way to Israel as a prison construction consultant.
Gwenevere McCord was in critical condition for a time, but recovered enough recently to tell authorities that the shooting was an accident.
The incident happened in Gwinnett County and authorities there allowed Hill to leave the scene of the shooting without being questioned. A few days later he said in a prepared statement that he was practicing safety tactics with McCord.
Fans and foes of Hill have mixed reactions about the trip and the shooting. Some have said Hill does good work keeping the peace in Clayton County and haters should leave him be. Others wonder if he’s getting special treatment. And still others wonder if those well-tailored suits he’s worn to his many court appearances have a Teflon coating.
Although he’s in law enforcement, this isn’t Hill’s first time facing criminal charges.
Hill was elected sheriff for a second time in 2012 and started his term in January 2013 despite being under indictment and having his peace officer’s certification suspended. He faced a 37-count felony indictment that accused him of running the sheriff’s office like a criminal enterprise during his previous term from 2004-2008.
In August 2013, a jury acquitted Hill on 25 counts of corruption.
What do you think? The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s office will decide in the next week or so what, if any, additional charges should be brought against Hill. Should the Clayton County sheriff do time? Or should this unpleasantness be put behind him?
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