Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Two incumbents and two newly elected representatives will be sworn in Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 8
Four of the seven members of the Cobb Board of Education will be sworn in during a special meeting on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cobb County School District Central Office board room, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. That meeting will be followed by an organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Incumbents David Morgan, a South Cobb Democrat, and David Banks, an East Cobb Republican, will be sworn in to serve second terms. Also taking the oath of office on Wednesday is Brad Wheeler, a Republican who defeated incumbent Alison Bartlett in a West Cobb-area election. Randy Scamihorn was unopposed in his race for a North Cobb-area seat. He is also a Republican and succeeds fellow GOP member Lynnda Eagle, who …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here are some of the top headlines from around metro Atlanta.
What started as a local drug street case, ultimately reached into Mexico, Ecuador and Peru. The investigation began with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and as it expanded, the Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna Drug Task Force became and other agencies became involved. “Today, DEA and our law enforcement partners delivered a major assault against a well-established Mexican cartel group and other major components of their criminal networks," Harry S. Sommers said, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division. "These cartels are the pipeline for many dangerous drugs in our country and are responsible for many of the acts of violence in Mexico today. Because of the dedication and hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved, …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Here are some of the day's top headlines from in and around Cobb County.
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 Cobb County School District employees. Banks is in a difficult re-election battle in the July 31 Republican primary for the Post 5 seat, which includes the Lassiter and Pope high school districts of East Cobb. Read more on East Cobb Patch. During the Mableton Improvement Coalition/South Cobb Business Association's candidate forum on Thursday night in Mableton, the candidates for Cobb …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here are some of the day's top headlines from around metro Atlanta.
Update at 4:42 p.m. WSB is reporting that 2 women died in the crash, a passenger died on impact and the driver at the hospital. Police said based on witness statements, the tractor-trailer had run a red light just before running into the Sentra, WSB reported. A total of six vehicles were involved in the wreck. Original Story: An accident shortly ago at the intersection of Thornton and Blairs Bridge Roads resulted in one fatality, 10 patients being treated at the accident scene and five being transported to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, one by air - two children, three adults. Read more on Douglasville Patch The gay Christian group started in Austell will hold its first Sunday service this week. The group is looking for musicians, ushers and …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Cobb County School District will create a proposal for a smaller group to work on the annual schedule.
The Cobb County Board of Education voted 6-1 Thursday night to reject a proposed calendar-setting process, but only after Superintendent Michael Hinojosa agreed to withdraw and rework the policy. Having established that 22 of the 29 people on the calendar advisory committee created under the proposal would have been selected by or represented Cobb County School District officials, board Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney presented an alternative. Sweeney, who represents East Cobb’s Post 6, suggested an 18-member committee, equally split between community and district representatives and chaired by a nonvoting member. Board members wouldn’t appoint any of the committee members. Sweeney’s proposal calls for two parent representatives each from the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tonight, the Cobb County Board of Education will discuss the rule that guarantees at least nine months’ notice for calendar changes.
Five of the seven Cobb County Board of Education members were at Wednesday’s South County Elementary School Attendance Zone Redistricting meeting at Campbell High. Kathleen Angelucci, Tim Stultz, David Banks. Scott Sweeney and Alison Bartlett listened to concerned parents last night, and tonight the board is expected to vote on an administration-backed school calendar rule that would guarantee at least nine months’ notice for calendar changes. The new rule would create a 29-member committee of community members and district employees that would recommend at least two calendar options to the school board. Banks of East and Northeast Cobb’s Post 5 told Patch he would prefer for the board to receive “one option that I accept or reject.” “The …