Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Voters decided two Superior Court judgeships and selected a new District Attorney on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
In addition to Cobb Commission Chairman, two other countywide races will be on the Aug. 21 runoff ballot. The battle for a seat on the Cobb State Court will continue for three more weeks after Marsha Lake and Larry Burke topped a four-candidate field in Tuesday's non-partisan judicial primaries. (For a listing of all Cobb winners in Tuesday's elections, visit the Georgia Secretary of State elections website.) Lake had 36,854 votes, or 39 percent, to 24,870 votes (26 percent) for Burke. Gene Clark and Joyette Holmes received 20 and 15 percent of the vote, respectively. The runoff winner will succeed Judge Robert Castellanos, who resigned to run for Cobb Superior Court Judge. But Cobb Juvenile Court Judge Greg Poole defeated Castellanos …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Students from Cobb County high schools experienced being lawyers Saturday at the 10th annual Cobb County Regional High School Mock Trial Competition.
Sprayberry High School students joined Mount Paran, The Walker School, Harrison High School, North Cobb Christian School and Walton High School at the Cobb State Court building, where they competed as part of Georgia’s statewide high school mock trial program. Each school had a defense team and prosecution team that competed. Students act as prosecutors and defense lawyers, and witnesses. Four real lawyers serve as the judge, jury and evaluators during the mock trials. The junior prosecutors and defense lawyers are judged on a one to 10 scoring scale by the professional lawyers. Scoring is based on the students’ ability to present their opening statements, examine witnesses and create logical cases. Every year, cases alternate between …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Cobb County Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day was sponsored by the Judges of the Cobb State Court.
Addison Elementary School recently hosted Cobb County's Alcohol and Drug Awareness Day. The program not only taught students about drugs and alcohol, but also about the severe consequences to poor choices. Activities for the students ranged from speakers, puppet shows, a juggler, and hands on experiences seeing police cars and the bomb squad's robots. Several Cobb County departments participated in the event including Cobb Firefighter Dennis Rucker, Cobb Police Sergeant Dana Pierce, Cobb Manager's Executive Assistant Judy Skeel, Communications Director Robert Quigley, Principal Karen Crowder and Cobb State Court Director Frank Baker.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Gather around the water cooler to discuss what's happening today, June 3.
1. The Cobb County Board of Education will vote on Michael Hinojosa's bid to become superintendent during a special meeting Sunday at 3 p.m. Check back with Northeast Cobb Patch to find out if Hinojosa is voted in. 2. The Cobb County Water Restrictions Page reminds residents that water restrictions are in effect. These are the same water restrictions that have been in effect since 2006 or 2007 when the drought was awful. Watering is limited between the hours of 4 p.m and 10 a.m. Northeast Cobb Patch will have a story and resident interviews posted about this issue later today. 3. According to Access North Georgia, civil liberties groups Thursday filed a lawsuit seeking to block a Georgia law that cracks down on illegal immigration, saying…