Thursday, February 28, 2013
Ellen McElyea will serve in place of Justice David Nahmias in a case before the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.
Cherokee County Superior Court Judge Ellen McElyea on Monday will hear a case at the Georgia Supreme Court. McElyea will serve in place of Justice David Nahmias in the appeal of Morrison Homes, Inc. v. HDI-Gerling America Insurance Co. (S13Q0462). Arguments in the case will start at 10 a.m. Monday. The case involves a home builder who is appealing a federal district court ruling that came out in favor of an insurance company that denied coverage to the builder. The federal appeals court asked the Georgia Supreme Court to answer two questions surrounding Georgia law before rendering its final decision. Along with hearing the case, McElyea will also have a role in the court's decision. McElyea, 52, was appointed in January 2007 to the bench…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit district attorney will soon retire from the post he's held for over 30 years.
Long time Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney Garry Moss will soon leave the public spotlight. Moss decided not to seek re-election to the post he's held for more than 30 years. Shannon Wallace won the July 31 Republican primary to succeed Moss to serve the circuit, which encompasses Cherokee County, and had no Democratic opposition. Moss, 59, lives in Ball Ground with wife Jessica Moss, who was recently appointed as the new Cherokee County Solicitor General after David Cannon Jr. was elected as the new Cherokee County Superior Court judge. Moss and his wife have three children and two grandchildren. Moss discussed with Patch his career and his plans for the future. 1. How are you all feeling now in these last days of your …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Mark Shriver will be running against Judge Frank Mills for the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit court.
If elected, Woodstock attorney Mark Shriver claims he will save more than $2 million taxpayer dollars, reduce the court’s backlog, and modernize the office of Superior Court Judge, according to a press release announcing his candidacy. “Our courts must serve the interest of our citizens in a timely and responsible manner,” Shriver said. “After 30 years on the bench, Judge Mills is running a court that is backlogged and has a reputation for slowly dealing with cases at taxpayer expense. I will cut costs for the taxpayers as an efficient and hard-working Judge.” Shriver is running with three goals: For more information on elections, sign up for the free Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.