Monday, May 13, 2013
The Cobb Board of Commissioners will review County Manager David Hankerson's recommendation of a new senior services department head for the county.
Cobb County Manager David Hankerson is expected to recommend the Board of Commissioners to hire Jessica Gill as the county's new senior services director at Tuesday's regular board meeting. Gill, who currently works as the area manager of business development for Sunrise Senior Living of Atlanta, has more than a decade of experience in the senior care industry, said county spokesman Robert Quigley. Gill also served as a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, president of the company Aging by Design and health and wellness director for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging. Established in 1972, Cobb County's Senior Services Department operates eight facilities including three neighborhood …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
He faces charges in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
The home of the Woodstock man in custody in connection with a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of courthouses in Cobb and Cherokee counties was in foreclosure, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said late this afternoon. Moments after Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn announced charges against 45-year-old Jody John Wilson during an afternoon press conference, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker issued a press release indicating that Wilson's home in the 7000 block of Surrey Drive "was scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps." Detectives, he said, "believe that was the motive of the bomb threats." About 10:55 a.m. today, investigators with the Cobb County Sheriff's …
Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody.
The person in custody in connection with today's bomb threat is the owner of a local restaurant across from the Cobb County Courthouse, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Just before 1 p.m. today, Col. Milton Beck with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office told Patch that officials had someone in custody, but did not elaborate because Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn had scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference outside the new Cobb County Courthouse on Haynes Street. The MDJ learned that the person is Jody Wilson of Woodstock. Wilson is the owner of The Starlight Café. According to online jail records, he was arrested around 3 p.m. today. The Cobb County Courthouse and Cherokee Justice Center were evacuated …
Around 11 a.m., someone called the Cobb 911 Center and said "there was a bomb threat for Cherokee and the Cobb County Courthouses."
Updated 12:50 p.m. A spokesman with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office said officials have someone in custody in connection with today's bomb threat, which forced the evacuation of the Cobb County Courthouse and the Cherokee Justice Center. "We've got somebody in custody," Col. Milton Beck told Patch. A press conference with Sheriff Neil Warren and Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn is scheduled for later this afternoon, he said. No other details were immediately available. Original Report The Cobb County Courthouse and Cherokee Justice Center have been evacuated. "Around 11 a.m., there was a call into the Cobb 911 Center stating that there was a bomb threat for Cherokee and the Cobb County courthouses," said Marietta Police spokesman David …
Monday, May 6, 2013
He is the Georgia EMS Educator of the Year.
Georgia Emergency Medical Services has announced the winner of its EMS Educator of the Year award, and the recipient is from Cobb. During Thursday's Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Cobb EMS Coordinator Larry Causby was recognized for contributing "significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level," Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd said. "The person must be someone who not only does the job, but far exceeds the expectations of the employer and the community," she said in a statement. "The individual is an example of what a true role model/community hero is." Tell us what you think in the comments, share your …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Cobb Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to accept a state grant to establish the county's first mental health court.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners gave the green light to funding the county’s first mental health court at Tuesday's meeting. The board voted 3-2 to accept a state grant to create the mental health court, with commissioners Helen Goreham and Bob Ott opposed. The new court will be overseen by Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley, using a $53,615 state grant commissioners accepted for the remainder of the fiscal year through June 30, said county chairman Tim Lee. The mental health court will serve as a problem-solving court similar to drug courts and domestic violence courts, where offenders are offered long-term community-based treatment instead of being prison-bound. Lee said the current grant can pay for 10 participants, but it is …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cobb County Government is accepting applications for its police officer positions.
The Cobb County Police Department is seeking candidates for its police officer positions. Currently certified officers, as well as candidates with no previous law enforcement experience, are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will patrol the county and respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and render assistance to residents as necessary. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Pay and benefits include: How to apply: Entry level tests will be administered from April through November. Applicants must submit an application on the first Monday of every month prior to the test. Click here to submit an online application.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Chairman Tim Lee said the county is in strong financial standing.
Cobb County was recently recognized for its fiscal responsibility by the top three bond rating agencies, Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. Fitch assigned its highest rating for tax anticipation notes issued to Cobb, and also affirmed the AAA rating on bonds issued by Cobb Solid Waste Management Authority. The rating agency stated in a press release that the county’s “general fund operating results were strongly positive for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2012.” According to Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee, some of the key rating drivers include sound cash flows, stable operating results, low debt, credit profile, a favorable economic profile and budgetary balance in fiscal 2013 and 2014. "This confirms the county’s …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In need of work? Check out the latest job opportunities in the area.
The following two positions are available at the Cobb County Government. Equipment Operator Recreation Leader
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In need of work? Check out the latest Local Job Alert.
Cobb County Government is seeking candidates for the following positions in its Public Safety Department. Property/Evidence Control Tech Click here to find out more, or to apply online. Emergency Communication Operator Click here to find out more, or to apply online