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From the Ingles studio welcome to the Cherokee tribune ledger podcast. 
Today is Tuesday May 30th, and happy 48th birthday to singer Ceelo Green
***CEELO***  I'm Brian Giffin and here are some top stories Cherokee is talking aboutpresented by Credit Union of Georgia  Cherokee court system to get $1.3 million for AV upgrades
Army Corps of Engineers asks people headed to lakes and rivers to practice water safety
and Hyundai, LG Energy to build $4.3B EV battery plant in Georgia
Plus Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets is here to talk about cutting back on sugar, and Gary Crawford of the USDA offers some better news about food prices.
We'll have all this and more on the Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast.--------------CU of GA--------------1.  AV
Cherokee County's court system has been awarded $1.3 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit, which exclusively serves Cherokee County, will receive the funds primarily for audio-visual equipment upgrades. Out of the total amount, $1.2 million will be used to upgrade the audio-visual equipment in all courtrooms, while the remaining funds will cover the expenses of senior judges, court reporters, and bailiffs associated with the circuit. The Blue Ridge circuit is one of 21 circuits in the state that requested A/V equipment upgrades to address case backlogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The upgrades are expected to improve efficiency and reduce technical delays in court proceedings. Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael P. Boggs expressed pride in the progress made by judges and court personnel in implementing their grant-funded case backlog plans. Get more on this story at

2. Army
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is emphasizing the importance of water safety for individuals and families visiting lakes and rivers this summer. They provide essential tips to prevent accidents and save lives. It is crucial to be prepared for unexpected situations, as accidents can happen quickly. Wearing a life jacket significantly increases the chances of survival in case of an unexpected fall into the water. Understanding the difference between swimming in open water and a pool is vital, and it's never too late to improve swimming abilities. Alcohol and water are a dangerous combination that can lead to disorientation and drowning. Boater's hypnosis, caused by environmental factors, can impair reaction time. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a risk even on open motorboats, so proper precautions should be taken. Constant supervision of children near water is crucial, and they should always wear properly fitted life jackets. Water temperature can be significantly colder than air temperature, so wearing a life jacket is essential for survival.  

3. Hyundai
Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution are partnering to construct a $4.3 billion electric vehicle (EV) battery plant here in Georgia. The plant will be adjacent to the Hyundai EV "Metaplant" currently under construction. This project is anticipated to create 3,000 jobs, constituting a significant portion of the $5.5 billion investment in the Metaplant project announced by Hyundai. U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff played a role in facilitating the deal through discussions with executives from both companies, and he credited tax incentives provided by the Inflation Reduction Act for making the project possible. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp expressed his satisfaction with Georgia's progress toward becoming the EV capital of the nation. The new EV battery plant is projected to commence operations by the end of 2025.

4. Menstrual
Cherokee Women's Health Specialists is conducting a donation drive for menstrual products to support MUST Ministries. The ongoing drive has already collected over 300 boxes of menstrual hygiene products with the help of patients and staff. Donations can be made in person or through an Amazon wish list. Dr. James Haley, an OB/GYN at Cherokee Women's Health, expressed gratitude for the generosity of patients and the community. The initiative aims to address period poverty, a situation where individuals lack access to affordable menstrual hygiene products, which can negatively impact mental, physical, and social well-being. The donated products will benefit various individuals, including seniors, young girls, and clients of MUST Ministries. Cherokee Women's Health Specialists has locations in Canton and Woodstock.  

5. Concert Series
Grammy-winning artist Rick Springfield is set to perform his popular hits, including "Jesse's Girl," at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater in downtown Woodstock. This performance is part of Woodstock's free Summer Concert Series. The concert will take place on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Other featured acts include Uptown Funk (a Bruno Mars tribute band) on July 8, Completely Unchained (a Van Halen tribute band) on August 12, and Drivin N Cryin' on September 9. Shuttle buses will be provided for transportation, and on-site security will be available at designated locations. For more information, visit

6. Sequoyah
Brent Budde, the coach of the Sequoyah girls lacrosse team, has been named the Cherokee County Coach of the Year. Budde led the Chiefs to the state tournament for the first time since 2019, with a 5-10 overall record and a 3-2 record in Area 4 5A-6A. Despite facing injuries and a challenging schedule, the team improved throughout the season and secured a playoff spot. Budde, who previously coached Woodstock's football team, praised the team's progress and highlighted their competitive matches against county schools. Peyton Harper, the team's lone senior, was a key player, scoring 39 goals and showcasing her all-around skills. Budde expressed excitement for the team's future and their achievements in the 2023 season.  
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7. Leah
And now, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets talks with our Bruce Jenkins about cutting back on sugar in your diet:
We'll be back in a moment-----------Dayco - Ingles 7-----------
Inflation, espescially food prices has been front page news for the past year, and while they're still rising, Gary Crawford of the USDAoffers some positive news in this report:****USDA
We'll be back with closing thoughts after this.------------Henssler 60------------
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