This Is the End, My Borders Friend
Here's what you should know to start Sept. 14 in East Cobb.
1. Today could be summer’s last stand. It will be sunny with no wind and a high of about 90 and overnight low around 62, the National Weather Service says. The weather will turn cooler and wetter Thursday.
2. The end has come for Borders in Cobb County and in the Atlanta metro area. The last store standing for the bankrupt bookseller, at The Avenue East Cobb, will have its last day of business today. Everything must go, including the bookcases, displays, coffee shop equipment and ladders. Cash or plastic only; no checks. When last we checked, the store also had plenty of copies of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama books, which may say something about local political sensibilities.
3. Former Navy contractor Patrick Nagle, 51, of East Cobb appeared in federal court in Providence, RI, on Tuesday and, as expected, pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in the kickback investigation into the defunct Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow, which was based in Roswell and Middletown, RI, The Providence Journal reported. Nagle had been due to enter his plea in August, but the hearing was delayed. Nagle could get a $250,000 fine and five years in prison when he is sentenced March 1. Two other company officials also have pleaded guilty and, like Nagle, are cooperating with prosecutors against a former civilian Navy employee accused of receiving payoffs from the contractors.
4. The Walton High graduate who serves as president of the student government at the College of Charleston has survived an impeachment effort sparked by comments offensive to women, blacks, gays and others he made through his personal Twitter account. Ross Kressel, 21, of East Cobb apologized and said he has never been more embarrassed, the Charleston Post and Courier reported. The newspaper said the Student Government Association voted 15-14 to impeach Kressel, falling short of the two-thirds majority necessary to remove him. The senior political science major receives almost $10,000 to serve as president, The Post and Courier said. It’s not clear whether his unforgivable fanaticism for the New York Yankees came up during the Twitter controversy.
5. All of the varsity high school sports action for East Cobb today takes place on the softball fields in the neighborhood of North Cobb High, which is hosting the Warrior Classic. Walton plays two games at the Acworth Sports Complex, 4000 S. Main St., Acworth, against North Paulding at 4:30 p.m. and against South Cobb at 7:30. Wheeler has just one game today, against Hiram at Kennworth Park, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth, at 4:30. Admission for the day is $6 for adults and $4 for students.