Cobb’s First Baby of 2017 Born in Austell

Cobb County’s first baby born in 2017 arrived at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell at 12:02 a.m. Jan. 1, hospital officials say.

Jayce Hanna is 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and 20 inches long. The baby boy was born to parents Verneka Hodo and Chevron Hanna of Austell. He was also welcomed by a big sister, 1-year-old Journey.

The Austell couple was given a due date of Jan. 4, but expected him to arrive before then. “I’m feeling blessed,” Hannah said. “This is the best Happy New Year’s gift ever, and it was the best way to spend New Year’s.”

From the January 2017 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.