GDP Script/ Top Stories for Sept 29th
Publish Date: Sept 28th
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is Friday, September 29th, and happy heavenly birthday to musician Jerry Lee Lewis.
****JERRY LEE LEWIS - WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’ ****
I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties.
Plus, Bruce Jenkins City of Lawrenceville event coordinator Milo Sather.
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Story 1: Driver charged in Labor Day crash in Gwinnett that killed 5 teens
The driver involved in a tragic Labor Day crash in Gwinnett County that resulted in the deaths of five teenagers has been charged. Emanuel Rene Esfahani, 20, of Lawrenceville, has been charged with five felony counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, along with other charges including reckless driving and racing on highways. The crash occurred when Esfahani, driving an Infiniti G35, was racing another vehicle on an exit ramp at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The Infiniti swerved to avoid a box truck, leading to a collision with the other vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma, causing it to roll over and fall from the ramp. Tragically, five teens lost their lives in the incident......…..read more at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: Celebrity Softball Showdown first event for Gwinnett Chamber Foundation
The Gwinnett Chamber Foundation is hosting its inaugural event, the Celebrity Softball Showdown, at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The foundation, established this year, aims to support local businesses owned by veterans, women, and minorities. The event will feature a softball game with over two dozen celebrities, entertainment, food trucks, a car show, a postgame concert by country artist Ricky Lee, and the ceremonial first pitch by Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson. Proceeds from the game will be used to provide grant money for underserved small local companies in Gwinnett County.
STORY 3: Renowned Korean Children's Choir visits Greater Atlanta Christian School
The Greater Atlanta Christian School hosted the Far East Broadcasting Company Korean Christian Children's Choir, a prestigious group of 40 talented young performers aged 7-13. The choir, known for its international Christian unity message, delivered a heartwarming performance featuring colorful costumes and traditional Korean dance. They expressed gratitude to the United States Military and missionaries for introducing Christianity. The visit aimed to strengthen the global connection among Christians and promote cultural exchange and camaraderie. The choir will tour five states and 20 cities in the United States, with plans to return annually to GAC.
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Break 2: M.O.G. – Tom Wages - Obits – Cumming Fair
STORY 4: Goodwill Career Centers celebrates grand reopening of Duluth facility
Goodwill of North Georgia's Pleasant Hill Career Center in Duluth has celebrated its grand reopening. The renovated facility, now spanning 9,295 square feet, offers updated technology to support in-person and virtual training programs. Goodwill Career Centers, with 14 locations in North Georgia, provide free training, job placement, case management, work support, and paid internships to community members. Graduates have secured employment with major companies such as Amazon, Kroger, Delta Airlines, and the Georgia Department of Transportation. The Pleasant Hill Career Center offers training in forklift operation, hospitality, medical administrative assisting, phlebotomy, and more, with an annual expectation of serving 1,200 individuals.
STORY 5: Harvest Fest set to return to Lawrenceville Nov. 4
The city of Lawrenceville is hosting its annual Harvest Fest on November 4 at the Lawrenceville Lawn. The festival will feature performances by up-and-coming musical artists, including headliner Hannah Dasher, Them Vibes, Seryn, and the Band Loula. In addition to music, the event will offer festive activities, a farmer's market with local artisans, and various food vendors. Hannah Dasher, known as "Nashville's best-kept secret," is celebrated for her fresh take on classic country music. The festival is sponsored by several companies, and sponsorships start at $500. The free festival runs from noon to 6 p.m.
We’ll be back in a moment
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STORY 6: MILO SATHER
And now here is Bruce Jenkins conversation with City of Lawrenceville event coordinator Milo Sather.
STORY 7: MILO SATHER INTERVIEW
We’ll have final thoughts after this.
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