8 FACTBOOK | 2022
From the Publisher
Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Marietta
Daily Journal’s Factbook — the newspaper’s
45th consecutive year of publishing the
information and data that makes Cobb County and its
citizens unique in the Georgia landscape.
This year, like the rest of the world, Cobb has been
riding the pandemic roller-coaster.
We’ve lived through the highs and lows
and it doesn’t look like the ride is over
just yet. At one point we thought we
were done with this virus, but the virus
evidently wasn’t done with us. Residents,
government bodies and businesses are
still facing unknowns and uncertainties.
However, in the face of all this COVID
adversity, Cobb County adapted … and
it’s helped us learn and grow stronger.
This has always been a special place but
the true spirit and heart of the county has
been on full display in the last year and
a half. Our heroic healthcare workers,
public safety, military, not for profits,
business leaders, elected officials, faith communities and
neighbors helping neighbors have enabled us to continue
to navigate this invisible threat.
In this unprecedented time, local news and facts have
also mattered more than ever. Our team of reporters and
editors has produced thousands of articles highlighting
our community and keeping residents informed. Facts
matter and this year’s Factbook is full of them.
Factbook 2021 is the perfect guide for the newcomer
wanting to know more about the place they now call
home, but also serves as a refresher for
those families who’ve called Cobb home
From Dobbins Air Reserve Base
and Lockheed to Truist Park and the
Atlanta Braves to our schools, hospitals,
churches, museums, festivals and
entertainers, they are all covered.
Throughout the magazine, readers
are greeted by a thriving community of
merchants advertising their wares and
services. We ask that you take note of
their message. They play a critical role
in creating the high quality of life Cobb
residents enjoy today.
Thank you for supporting this
newspaper and we hope you enjoy this year’s edition of
— Otis A. Brumby III, publisher