GDP Script/ Top Stories for Sept 27th
Publish Date: Sept 26th
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is Wednesday, September 27th, and happy heavenly birthday to musician Meatloaf.
I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Mall of Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep.
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Story 1: Jackson EMC Foundation awards $37K to agencies serving Gwinnett County residents
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors has awarded a total of $196,771 in grants, with $37,500 allocated to organizations serving Gwinnett County residents. The grants include:
$15,000 to Boy With a Ball in Buford for curriculum materials to support the Velocity Cross Age Mentoring program. This program pairs high school mentors with middle school students in Gwinnett County, focusing on building connectedness, self-esteem, identity, and academic skills.
$15,000 to Barrow Ministry Village in Winder for its counseling program, offering affordable counseling services to needy families in Jackson EMC's service area. The program targets individuals dealing with PTSD, anxiety, and family issues.
$7,500 to Bethel Haven in Watkinsville for its Mental Health Counseling Program, providing mental health services and therapeutic counseling sessions for distressed children, teens, adults, and families in Jackson EMC's service counties. These grants are made possible through the Operation Round Up program, where cooperative members round up their electric bills to support local initiatives. Since 2005, this program has contributed over $19.4 million to communities served by Jackson EMC. Eligible individuals and charitable organizations in the 10-county service area may apply for Foundation grants, and membership with Jackson EMC is not a requirement.....…..read more at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: Contemporary Classics offers 'A Karaoke Riot!' as first production of the season
Contemporary Classics Theatre is set to kick off its new season with "A Karaoke Riot!"—a contemporary adaptation of Clifford Odets' 1930s play "Waiting for Lefty." Directed by Mike Weiselberg, the play offers a unique twist: audience participation. Ticket holders will be part of a special environment where they play the role of "ride share" drivers in a taxi strike, adding an immersive element to the experience. The play combines humor and satire with serious themes, highlighting the importance of fair wages and workplace respect. "A Karaoke Riot!" will be performed on October 20 and 21 at Sweetwater Bar and Grill in Duluth, Georgia.
STORY 3: Around the World in the DTL returns to Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville is hosting "Around the World in the DTL," a two-day festival in partnership with the Atlanta International Night Market. The event, taking place on the Lawrenceville Lawn, celebrates the city's diverse cultures and communities. Visitors can enjoy an international bazaar with unique items and global cuisine. The festival includes entertainment such as exotic dance performances and cultural showcases. On Friday, "Los Chicos del 512: The Selena Experience – Selena Tribute" will be featured on the Lawrenceville Lawn Stage. Saturday offers a showcase of performances and culinary delights from around the world, with over 50 vendors and more. The event aims to promote cultural diversity and understanding in the community.
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Break 2: Slappey – Tom Wages - Obits – Cumming Fair
STORY 4: Gwinnett County champs lead way at Wingfoot XC Classic
At the Wingfoot XC Classic, Gwinnett County champions Jewel Wells and Jameson Pifer stood out. Wells finished 8th in the Varsity Championship Girls race with a time of 18:37, while Pifer secured the 12th position in the Varsity Championship Boys competition with a time of 15:35. Mill Creek's girls, including Wells, placed 13th with 318 points. Wesleyan's girls finished 12th with 307 points. Pifer, along with other top Gwinnett finishers Wood Moore and Eli Griggs, contributed to their respective teams' performances. Mill Creek's boys finished 17th overall.
STORY 5: International players boost Providence Christian football's historic start
Providence Christian's football team has seen success thanks in part to the addition of international players, including six from Canada, five from Germany, and one each from England and Denmark. These players have contributed to the team's undefeated start to the season. The influx of international talent began under previous head coach Joe Sturdivant, who has extensive experience coaching football overseas. The players seek opportunities to play college football in the U.S., and they have adjusted to the differences in climate, competition level, and speed of the game. Their presence has enriched the school's culture and provided diverse backgrounds on the team.
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STORY 6: Peachtree Ridge defeats Dunwoody in softball
Peachtree Ridge dominated Dunwoody with a 10-2 victory in fastpitch softball. Kenadie Garcia excelled as the winning pitcher with an RBI double. A.J. Muhammad, Amiya Hunt, and Mariella Morales played key roles in the Lions' offense.
Mountain View had a successful day, winning two Region 8-AAAAAAA games, including a 15-0 victory over Central Gwinnett and a 6-2 win over Dacula. Riley Ashby and Rylie Smith were standouts.
Brookwood defeated Duluth 8-0 in five innings, with Lorelei Sullivan and Nya Langlais leading the way.
Archer secured an 11-3 victory over Shiloh, with Kaylee Lapides and Mia Johnson standing out.
Discovery suffered a 25-8 loss to Chestatee in volleyball.
Hebron Christian split their volleyball matches, defeating Franklin County but losing to Oconee County. Key players included Addison Griffin, Malia Silva, and Brooke Thao.
STORY 7: Ambulance involved in 'serious injury' crash at intersection of Jimmy Carter Blvd.
A serious accident occurred involving an ambulance and a passenger car at the intersection of Jimmy Carter Blvd. and Quails Lake Village Lane. The Gwinnett County Police are investigating the incident. The driver of the car is being treated at a local hospital, while no one from Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services was injured. The ambulance was responding to a medical call with lights and sirens on, traveling in the center turn lane due to heavy traffic. The car attempted a left turn in front of the ambulance, resulting in a collision on the driver's side. The investigation is ongoing, and details are preliminary.
We’ll have final thoughts after this.
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