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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The former Bartow County Board of Education vice chairman and District 3 rep resigned following her highly-publicized arrest on a misdemeanor charge at the Cartersville Walmart. Tell us what you think.
The arrest and resignation of Bartow Schools vice chairman Angie Cornett has made national headlines—the Today Show aired a segment on it—and stirred a lot conversation. Folks have opined not only on the incident—Cornett allegedly rammed with her SUV a teen who was saving a parking spot at Walmart in Cartersville—but also on topics ranging from possible anger issues to the rights and wrongs of saving parking spaces. "What [Cornett] did was wrong and punishable but if she was a good board member i believe she should have been able to retain her job," commented Cartersville Patch user steve. "i mean my goodness if people can forgive a michael Vick [and] michael jackson what she did was minor in comparison." Others aren't so forgiving. The …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Bartow Elections Supervisor Joseph Kirk says he expects the board to soon call an election to fill the unexpired term of former county school board vice chairman Angie Cornett.
Updated, Jan. 12 The Bartow County Board of Elections approved March 19 as the date of the special election to fill the unexpired term of Angie Cornett, The Daily Tribune News reports. Qualifying for the Post 3 seat is set for Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Advance voting is set for Feb. 25 through March 15 at two locations. The last day to register to vote for the special election is Feb. 19. Original Report March 19 is the tentative date of a special election expected to be called to fill the unexpired term of former Bartow Schools board vice chairman and District 3 rep Angie Cornett, said Bartow County Elections Supervisor Joseph Kirk. It's the first date, by law, a special election to fill a vacancy can be held. Cornett resigned Thursday, …
Matt Shultz, who served on the Bartow Board of Education from 2004 to 2010, announced his candidacy this morning on his blog.
Former Bartow Schools board member Matt Shultz announced this morning on his blog that he intends to run in the special election to fill the District 3 seat left vacant when, following her arrest, Angie Cornett resigned. Voters in 2010 chose Cornett over opponent David Palmer, and she took office in 2011, succeeding Shultz, who had served on the board from 2004 to 2010. Cornett, who was at the center of alleged ethics violations on the school board, now faces a misedemeanor reckless conduct charge for allegedly ramming a student with her SUV in the Walmart parking lot during a Dec. 28 dispute over a parking space. "I know [Cornett] personally and know her to be an outstanding individual and a couple of unfortunate situations have caused …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
We compiled a collection of reports about and reactions to the arrest of the Bartow County school board vice chairman, who allegedly ran down a girl in a dispute over a parking space.
Bartow County authorities say it shows school board member Angie Cornett strike with her SUV a girl, 17, in the parking lot of the Cartersville Walmart.
Updated Thursday, 12 p.m. While Superintendent John Harper said he wouldn't comment on Cornett's arrest until the school board holds a hearing, her attorney said Cornett didn't think the teen was blocking a parking space and "the girl walked into" Cornett's vehicle," 11Alive reports. The alleged victim says Cornett isn't being punished enough. Updated Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Cartersville Patch reached out to Superintendent John Harper and current and former board members for their thoughts on Cornett's arrest. "You can reach my attorney John Mroczko. Do not contact me again," Cornett replied in our only reply thus far. Accordingly, we've reached out to Mroczko, a partner at White, Choate, Watkins and Mroczko LLC, for a statement. Updated …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Dan Knowles, who heads Bartow County Schools' police department, shared a Monday email he sent to all school system employees following Friday's mass shooting at a Newtown, CT, elementary school.
Bartow County Schools Police Chief Dan Knowles shared a Monday email he sent to school system employees in the wake of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. To all Staff: The events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School has and will affect us all. This is the most horrible living nightmare I could imagine for any school system. It has been a busy morning for us, as most have expected, answering the concerns of the community as to the safety of our children. So I just wanted to pass onto you what actions are taking place and what to expect in the future. Today as throughout the week, you will see a heightened presence of law enforcement on our campuses, with a special focus on our elementary schools. With…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Bartow County school board meets for a work session tonight at 6 p.m. in Cartersville.
Several Bartow County schools may be set for change. At Monday night's work session, the board is set to eye a recommendation from Superintendent John Harper it proceed with future projects, allowing construction designs to be finalized, including surveys, soil studies and architectural plans. Five projects, four of which would be funded with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax dollars, are on the table, according to the full agenda published by BartowPolitics.com and attached to this article. They are: The school board meets for a work session and regular business tonight, beginning at 6, at the Central Office in Cartersville. Agendas from the school system's website also are attached. For more on Bartow Schools, see our dedicated …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An accident this morning in Cartersville led to minor damage to a county school bus, and another near a bus stop on Euharlee Road was between two passenger vehicles.
No injuries and only minor damage to a school bus resulted this morning from two incidents involving Bartow County Schools buses. Transportation Director Jody Elrod called a minor collision between a passenger truck and a school bus on Brent Circle "one of those freak things that happened." He said a special needs student's book bag apparently caught around the gear shift led to a passenger truck rolling into a school bus off Road No. 3 South in Cartersville. The student was getting out of the family vehicle at the end of a driveway to board the bus, and accidentally pulled the truck out of gear. "It could have been really bad," Elrod added. "Hopefully, they'll secure their vehicle better in the future." While the pickup truck was not …
Friday, October 28, 2011
It'll be a second tour of duty for Rob Watts, who last held the post when the school was Floyd College
Georgia Highlands College’s last president will be its next president. Rob Watts, who served as interim president of GHC when it was still Floyd College, will take that interim post again Jan. 1 while the college searches for a permanent replacement for Randy Pierce. The University System of Georgia announced Watt’s appointment in a news release this morning. Watts held the interim post from 2000 until Pierce took the presidency in June 2001. Pierce announced in late September that he was retiring, effective Dec. 31. “Rob is one of the University System’s most experienced leaders, given his responsibilities at the system office as well as leadership roles at three other institutions,” system Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in the news release…