Cobb named Henry County school board chair

Holly Cobb was named chair of the Henry County Board of Education for 2021. The vote came at the board’s Jan. 6 organizational meeting, she was sworn in for a second term. Pam Nutt was sworn in for her seventh term, having served 24 years on the board, and new member Makenzie McDaniel also took the oath of office. Cobb succeeds previous board chair Josh Hinton, who was defeated by McDaniel in last year’s election.

She was nominated for the chair by Nutt, while McDaniel nominated Annette Edwards. Cobb received three votes: Nutt’s, Sophe Pope’s, and her own. Pope then nominated Edwards for vice chair, and she was unanimously confirmed.