GDP Script/ Top Stories for Oct 2nd
Publish Date: Oct 2nd
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is Monday, October 3rd and happy heavenly birthday to musician Stevie Ray Vaughn.
****Stevie Ray Vaughn – Pride & Joy****
I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Mall of Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
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Story 1: Four men wanted for shoplifting and battery at Home Depot in Norcross area
Gwinnett County Police are seeking public assistance to identify four individuals involved in a shoplifting and assault incident at a Home Depot on Sept. 22. Two adult males and two juveniles stole over $400 in power tools, with two of them injuring a store employee during the incident. They fled the scene in a dark grey Chrysler 300. If you have any information, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300 or remain anonymous by reaching out to Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.stopcrimeATL.com. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment may receive a cash reward........…..read more at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: Northside Medical Snellville opens at The Grove at Towne Center
The opening of Northside Medical Snellville, part of The Grove at Towne Center development, was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 45,000-square-foot medical office building and an adjacent 7,500-square-foot medical retail building offer multi-specialty healthcare services, including surgery, orthopedics, women's imaging, and more, bringing quality healthcare closer to home for Snellville residents and the southeastern part of Gwinnett County. Northside Hospital's commitment to expanding healthcare resources in Gwinnett includes several ongoing and upcoming projects, demonstrating their dedication to meeting the region's healthcare needs.
STORY 3: The Gwinnett Historical Society adding dancing, tool displays to this year's Winn Fair
The Gwinnett County Historical Society is hosting its annual Winn Fair at the Elisha Winn House in Dacula on October 7th and 8th. This event allows residents to experience life as it was in 1818 when the Winn House served as the first seat of Gwinnett government. New activities this year include historical dancing by the Atlanta History Dancers and a tool display in the lighted barn. Visitors can explore the Winn House, learn about its history, watch craft demonstrations, and enjoy live music and food vendors. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with a $5 admission fee (free for children under 12).
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Break 2: Cumming Fair – OBITS – Slappey
STORY 4: Gwinnett semifinalist
Gwinnett County Public Schools has unveiled its 25 semifinalists for the Teacher of the Year award. This group includes teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools who were nominated by their colleagues at the local level. The finalists will be celebrated on December 7th, with the top teacher in Gwinnett County to be announced during the event. These educators represent a diverse range of subjects and grade levels, showcasing the district's commitment to recognizing excellence in teaching.
STORY 5: Football Update
In a historic feat, Seckinger High School's football program secured its inaugural varsity win, triumphing 43-22 over the Oglethorpe County Patriots. Despite trailing 15-0 early on, Seckinger displayed remarkable resilience and evident improvement from the previous season.
Meanwhile, the Archer football team delivered a commanding Homecoming victory, defeating Brookwood 34-6 in their Region 4-AAAAAAA opener. Archer showcased a strong performance on both sides of the ball, with their defense preventing Brookwood from scoring touchdowns.
Defending state champions Mill Creek commenced their Region 8-AAAAAAA schedule impressively with a resounding 47-7 victory over Central Gwinnett. The nationally ranked Hawks, now boasting a 6-0 record, established a commanding 23-0 lead in the first quarter and an impressive 40-0 advantage by halftime.
In another noteworthy game, the Parkview Panthers initiated their Region 4-AAAAAAA schedule with a solid 34-20 win over South Gwinnett. Despite losing running back Trelain Maddox to an early injury, Parkview showcased its depth and a potent passing game, orchestrated by quarterbacks Cooper Frank and Jaiden Jenkins. Coach Joe Sturdivant highlighted the importance of discipline and managing energy levels for future improvements during the upcoming bye week.
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Break 3: ESOG – Ingles 5 – Lawrenceville Events
STORY 6: 8 Gwinnett elementary schools named 'Literacy Leaders' by Georgia Department of Education
The Georgia Department of Education has recognized eight Gwinnett elementary schools for their achievements in improving students' reading skills. These schools have been acknowledged as 2022-2023 Literacy Leaders for their exceptional achievement or growth in third-grade reading. Seven schools were recognized for outstanding achievement, while one received recognition for growth. State Superintendent Richard Woods will visit these schools to commend their efforts. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has been investing in professional development and instructional materials to improve literacy outcomes and continues to focus on continuous improvement to meet academic targets in literacy.
STORY 7: Gwinnett County Public Schools SAT scores top state, national averages
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students have outperformed both their state and national peers on SAT scores, according to data from the College Board and the Georgia Department of Education. The GCPS Class of 2023 achieved a mean SAT score of 1091 (out of 1600), which is 88 points higher than the national average and 46 points higher than the state average. The Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology (GSMST) has maintained the highest mean SAT score in the state for four consecutive years. While GCPS' mean SAT score slightly decreased compared to the previous year, it still indicates progress in addressing learning loss and improving student outcomes. GCPS Superintendent Calvin J. Watts emphasized the district's commitment to meeting the needs of each student and increasing SAT participation.
We’ll have final thoughts after this.
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