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News in Cobb County, Georgia

Howard investigated on child abuse allegations
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:32:51 -0800

Police in Cobb County, Georgia, outside Atlanta have reopened an investigation into allegations that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard abused his 7-year-old son.

Surprising end to Braves ethics dispute
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:43:52 -0800

A surprising end to an ethics board hearing surrounding the Braves move to Cobb means the county chairman is off the hook. The Cobb County citizen who brought the complaint against Tim Lee abruptly dropped his case minutes after the board voted to dismiss two of the three charges. Tom Cheek had complained Lee had violated Georgia's Open Records Laws and had improperly hired an attorney to ...

Dwight Howard abuse allegations
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:54:01 -0800

HOUSTON, Texas – Police in Cobb County, Georgia are looking into Dwight Howard’s relationship with his seven year old son. The investigation stems from Howard’s ex accusing him of abuse earlier this year. Even though the Rockets player admitted to whacking his son with a belt as a form of discipline, Florida authorities decided there […]

Georgia police re-open child abuse investigation of NBA star Howard
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:19:30 -0800

Police in Georgia say they are investigating Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for suspected child abuse.

Ethics complaint dropped against Cobb Co. chairman
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:59:06 -0800

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A resident has dropped an ethics complaint against the chairman of the Cobb County commission over stadium negotiations with the Braves. Tom Cheek questioned a single witness Thursday before deciding to dismiss his complaint against Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee. The complaint accused ...

Dwight Howard child-abuse investigation reopened
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:17:56 -0800

NBA star Dwight Howard is under investigation for suspected child abuse , Cobb County, Georgia, police said Tuesday — the same day his son turned 7. It’s the second time Howard, 28, has been investigated by Cobb police for the same allegations, but he has not been charged. Howard also was under investigation in Florida but also was not charged, attorney David Oscar Markus said in an emailed ...

Commentary: Buccaneers quietly getting offensive
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:23:20 -0800

Cobb County has a chance to do something tonight that it has never done before — send five teams to the state quarterfinals.

First Slice 11/21/14: Ethics charges against Cobb chairman over Braves deal dismissed
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:12:20 -0800

The Cobb County Ethics Board has cleared Chairman Tim Lee of complaints brought against him over how he secretly wooed the Atlanta Braves to the suburban county. The board determined the officials couldn't rule on two counts raised and the citizen who filed the complaint requested the final allegation be dropped.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Great Moments in Government Ethics: Cobb County, Georgia Edition
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:56:23 -0800

Is this bad form? Well, I suppose it depends what your definition of "is" is.

Dwight Howard -- Now Under Criminal Investigation for Child Abuse
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:09:27 -0800

Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for child abuse ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.We've learned the Cobb County PD in Georgia now has an active criminal investigation into allegations he beat his 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt…