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Intersection of East Piedmont
and Roswell Road (HWY 120)
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Angie Davis said the experience she gained bringing
technology to the Cobb County State Court will help her
launch the new business court from the ground up. She
began an e-filing system for civil cases in Cobb in 2016
and followed with e-filing of criminal cases earlier this
year, she said.
Walter Davis said technology will be key to the success of
the Atlanta-based one-judge business court, particularly with
the coronavirus pandemic limiting face-to-face interactions.
“We were built for video-conferencing and audioconferencing,
engaging the public in a different way,” he
said. “We were built for this challenging time.”
The first job for the new court will be promoting itself to
other courts throughout the state.
Walter Davis said his goal for the number of cases the
business court receives is somewhere between the 20 to 30
cases per year the business court in Fulton County handles
and the 200 to 250 cases the highly successful North
Carolina business court takes on each year, although that
caseload is divided among seven judges.
“There is a backlog in the court system now,” he said.
“We’ve got an open highway. My hope is people will show
faith and use the business court.”
Marietta football star
Arik Gilbert named nation’s
best high school boys athlete
BY AUSTIN ROPER AND JOHN BEDNAROWSKI
Marietta tight end Arik Gilbert earned many awards during
his high school career, but none was bigger than the one he
earned this summer.
Gilbert was named the Gatorade Boys National High
School Athlete of the Year. The Marietta graduate was
eligible for the all-sport award after previously winning
Gatorade honors as the best football player in Georgia and
in the U.S.
Gilbert, who will play for LSU this fall, added his name
to a list of past boys national award winners that includes
NBA stars LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love,
Karl Anthony-Towns and Jayson Tatum, as well as NFL
quarterback Kyler Murray.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Gilbert was also congratulated
by a number of other high-profile professionals. Peyton
Manning, J.J. Watt, Todd Gurley, Joe Burrow, Michael Thomas
and George Kittle were among the NFL players who reached
out to him in a short video presentation.
“Welcome to the Gatorade family,’’ Manning said in the
The award caught Gilbert by surprise. He was in a tutoring
session when he was asked to step away for a moment.
“It means so much to me just knowing the names that are
on that list and knowing I’m up there with all of those greats,”
Gilbert told The Associated Press. “It’s really like amazing to
me. It makes me want to work to be on that level.”