The sudden retirement announcement of Cobb County Superior Court Chief Judge Kenneth O. Nix — followed immediately by news reports saying he inappropriately touched female staff members of Cobb County District Attorney Patrick H. Head — has many in the legal community scratching their heads.

“People are upset and confused. I don’t know anything about the incident. All I know is he’s a great man and a good judge,” said Cobb County Superior Court Judge Adele P. Grubbs. “You just hate to see his career end like this.”

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