Cobb School Board Member Wants Colleague Censured
Cobb Board of Education member Kathleen Angelucci has publicly accused one of her colleagues of unethical behavior and has asked for him to be censured.
At the end of the board's long business meeting Thursday night, Angelucci claimed that David Banks "compromised school board ethics" by seeking to obtain information about a political opponent through employees.
Banks is in a difficult re-election battle in the July 31 Republican primary for the Post 5 seat, which includes the and high school districts of East Cobb.
Cobb Commission Chairman Candidates Get Spiritual, Candid at Mableton Forum
During the Mableton Improvement Coalition/South Cobb Business Association's candidate forum on Thursday night in Mableton, the candidates for Cobb Commission Chairman answered the usual questions they've been asked at nearly every forum. However, the answers to one particular question struck a chord with many in the crowd of about 200.
The questions were submitted to facilitator Joel Cope, MIC President, on notecards. Someone asked the candidates to name the accomplishment of which they were most proud in their career and their greatest failure.
Mike Boyce, a retired Marine, answered first. "Well, there's no doubt in my mind that my greatest single achievement was to convince my wife in 48 hours to marry me," he said with a wide grin.
"As you can tell, I'm a man of action. I don't look back on things that might have been and things I didn't do well. I thank God every day for the blessings I have in my life. I believe that He'll take care of me, and those things I don't do well, He has already forgiven me. So, I try to serve Him every day. And that's why I want to be your chairman. I want to serve Him by serving you. That's the skills I bring to the set," Boyce continued.
Sprayberry Principal Moves to Kell
The Cobb Board of Education on Thursday voted to appoint principal Ed Wagner to the same position at .
Wagner has been principal at Sprayberry for the last two years and has been in the administration at the Sandy Plains Road school for the last eight years.
He succeeds Trudie Donovan, who retired abruptly in June, and with violating state law by not reporting an allegation of child abuse within 24 hours.
No Property Tax Hike in Acworth
Acworth residents won’t see a property tax increase this year.
The voted 5-0 on Thursday night to set the city’s millage rate at 7.6 mills, the rate at which it has been set for at least the last 7-8 years, Alderman Bob Weatherford said.
“It’s no small feat for cities, and somehow we managed to do it again,” Weatherford said.
Each year for the last four years, property tax revenues have been down but city officials have balanced the budget without raising property taxes or laying off employees, Weatherford said.