CSO graduates four deputies from training academy
CTL Script/ Top Stories of September 2nd
Publish Date: Sept 2nd
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Today is Saturday, September 2nd, and happy 62nd birthday to NFL HOF Eric Dickerson
I’m Brian Giffin and here are the stories Cherokee is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia
CSO graduates four deputies from training academy
George McClure remembered as an icon on the ground and in the air
And Cherokee County students win gold in summer Special Olympics
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Story 1 charged
Four deputies from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office have graduated from the University of North Georgia Forsyth Public Safety Academy. Deputies Zachary Starnes, Nicholas Glass, Autora Lorimer, and Terry Haynes successfully completed 408 hours of P.O.S.T. mandated police training over 11 weeks. They were sworn in by Sheriff Frank Reynolds. Currently, these deputies are assigned to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center..
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STORY 2: Mcclure
George McClure, a prominent figure in the community, has passed away. Known for his dedication to family, profession, and community, McClure's legacy spans his roles as a builder, leader, mentor, and supporter. He was remembered as a devoted husband and father, treating all children as his own, and cherished his role as a grandfather. McClure had a successful career as a developer and builder, constructing numerous communities in Cherokee County and neighboring areas. He played a significant role in the growth and development of Cherokee County Airport Authority. His wife, Hilda McClure, highlighted his visionary perspective in envisioning housing projects and airport expansion. He was also appreciated for his mentorship and leadership in the home building industry, fostering young leaders and advocating for quality home construction. George McClure's contributions extend to his establishment of a water treatment plant at Reinhardt University, named in his honor. He was deeply involved in various community organizations and left a lasting impact on Cherokee County.
Story 3: Special olympics
Cherokee County School District students have achieved remarkable success in the statewide summer Special Olympics. The Cherokee County Special Olympics soccer team secured a gold medal, while individual students excelled in swimming, track and field events. The soccer team's victory was made possible by their unified approach, which includes both neurotypical peers and athletes with disabilities known as "Unified Partners." Several students earned gold medals in track and field events, including Ta’Nieyah Calhoun, Reed Rogers, Lyric Welch, and Matthew Bek. Additionally, students such as Nicolle Valle, Cassie Vanderberg, Xavier Baldonado, and others showcased exceptional skills in swimming. These achievements will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent Brian Hightower during an upcoming school board meeting. Caleb Guy, a student from Transition Academy, will also be acknowledged for earning three silver medals in kayaking at the international Special Olympics World Games in Berlin.
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STORY 4: Woodstock
Woodstock city leaders have approved a rolled back property tax rate of 5.125 mills, which is lower than the previous year's rate of 5.693 mills, to counter the substantial increase in property values. The rollback rate is designed to generate the same revenue as the previous year. The fiscal year 2024 budget had initially estimated a millage rate of 5.278 mills, considering a 99.5% collection rate and a 6% growth in new construction. However, actual new construction growth turned out to be 5.69%. Under the new rate, property taxes for a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $350,000 would be $717.50, down $79.52 from 2022. Additionally, the city extended a moratorium on new applications related to rezoning, development, or construction in the Sixes Road/I-575 interchange area.
Story 5: N GA Health
Physicians, industry executives, and political leaders from South Georgia are advocating for changes to Georgia's certificate of need (CON) law in the healthcare industry, claiming it restricts medical care access and inflates costs by limiting competition. The lengthy and expensive process of building a second acute-care hospital in Lee County near Albany, which encountered legal challenges and delays, serves as an example of the obstacles created by the CON law. While the CON law was initially implemented to reduce healthcare costs by avoiding duplication, the federal mandate driving it was repealed in 1986, leading several states to eliminate their CON laws. The debate continues regarding potential reforms or repeal of Georgia's CON law, with proponents arguing for more competition and improved healthcare access..
Story 6: swann
Two staff members from the North Georgia Health District have been honored by the Rollins Epidemiology Fellowship Program. Ashley Deverell, the district infectious disease director, received the 2023 Outstanding Supervisor Award for her dedication, relationship-building skills, and support for her fellows and staff members. She was praised for her effective communication, willingness to provide constructive feedback, and her encouragement of independent project development. Epidemiologist Theresa Williams was awarded the 2023 Impact Award for her contributions in improving health outcomes and reducing disease burdens in the district. Williams played a vital role in investigating enteric diseases and cross-training COVID-19 case investigators to aid in other disease investigations. Her efforts have resulted in enhanced disease investigation capabilities, especially in cases of COVID-19, foodborne illnesses, and waterborne diseases.
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Story 7: Pat Corrales
Former MLB player, coach, and manager Pat Corrales passed away at the age of 82. He had a nine-season playing career from 1964 to 1973 and later managed in the MLB for parts of nine years. Corrales was known for his coaching roles, including as the first base coach for the 1995 World Series-winning Atlanta Braves. He had played for several teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and San Diego Padres. He also managed the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians. Corrales served as a coach with multiple teams, including the Braves and the Washington Nationals. In 2012, he became a special assistant to the general manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Story 8: Drake
The Indianapolis Colts have released running back Kenyan Drake, according to NFL Network. This decision comes as the Colts are reportedly allowing star running back Jonathan Taylor to pursue a trade. The Colts' running back roster includes Deon Jackson, rookie Evan Hull, Jake Funk, and Jason Huntley, along with an injured Zack Moss. Drake had signed with the Colts recently and had limited playing time during the preseason, with 13 carries for 36 yards and three receptions for 29 yards. In his career spanning seven seasons with various teams, including the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders, and Baltimore Ravens, Drake has accumulated over 3,800 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns, along with 216 receptions for 1,624 yards and eight touchdowns.
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