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Publish Date:  Dec 4th

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From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast.

Today is Tuesday, December5th, and Happy heavenly Birthday to Walt Disney.

*** 12.05.23 - BIRTHDAY - WALT DISNEY***

I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Kia Mall of Georgia.

  1. Republicans propose splitting Gwinnett between four congressional districts.
  2. Primerica Employees Collect More Than 36,000 Food Items for The Salvation Army
  3. Frosty Fun series set to entertain during the holidays in Duluth.

All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen daily and subscribe!

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STORY 1: Republicans propose splitting Gwinnett between four congressional districts

Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly plan to split Gwinnett County among four congressional districts to comply with a federal court ruling. The proposal, unveiled by the state Senate redistricting committee, avoids creating a single district with a majority of Gwinnett County and moves 7th Congressional District Rep. Lucy McBath, a Democrat, out of her Gwinnett-based district. This follows the 2021 redrawing of McBath's previous district to be heavily Republican. The current plan aims to meet the court's order for a new majority Black congressional district in west Atlanta without sacrificing any GOP-held seats. Speaker of the House Jon Burns endorsed the proposal.

STORY 2: Primerica Employees Collect More Than 36,000 Food Items For The Salvation Army

Primerica's internal group, PULSO, exceeded its goal for the Salvation Army Can-A-Thon food drive by collecting 4,459 canned and dry food items, surpassing last year's total. The annual food drive serves as a precursor to the Salvation Army's Can-A-Thon events in metro Atlanta. Primerica, the largest contributor to the Can-A-Thon effort in the area, played a significant role in supporting the Salvation Army's pantries, contributing over 200,000 canned and dry food items in the last two years. This year's donations, though slightly below previous figures, will still make a substantial impact on the community.

STORY 3: Frosty Fun series set to entertain during the holidays in Duluth

Duluth is hosting its popular Frosty Fun series with various events, activities, and live music throughout the winter. The Winter Games on Dec. 10 will include axe throwing and frosty competitions. Snow Mazing, an inflatable frosty maze, will be available on Dec. 19 and 20. Toboggan Tunnell, a thrilling mix of speed and adrenaline, can be enjoyed on Dec. 21-23. Other activities include the Snow Playground on Dec. 27, Giant Snow Slide on Dec. 28, and Inflatable Wonderland on Dec. 29-30. On New Year's Eve, a frosty celebration with Jessica It’s All Good will feature crafts, photo ops, and a noon drop. The series concludes with Jack Frost's magic tricks and 2024-themed ice sculptures on Jan. 2. Live music and various activities are part of each event.

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STORY 4: Study challenges widely held beliefs about Vitamin D and bone health

A major clinical trial conducted by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that vitamin D supplements do not improve bone strength or prevent fractures in children. The trial involved Mongolian children aged six to 13, a population with a high bone fracture burden and prevalent vitamin D deficiency. Although the supplements effectively raised vitamin D levels from deficiency to normal, they had no impact on fracture risk or bone strength. This finding challenges widely held perceptions about the effects of vitamin D on bone health. The study is likely to prompt a reconsideration of the impacts of vitamin D supplements.

STORY 5: Gwinnett Chamber Honors 2023 Small Business Award Winners

The Gwinnett Chamber recently held its annual Small Business Awards, recognizing exceptional business practices and entrepreneurial excellence. Ten winners were selected from 100 finalists across various categories. The Community Contributor Award went to SPARC (Single Parents Alliance & Resource Center), while Eclipse Gaming Systems received the Culture Creator Award. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award was presented to Charbel Aoun of Georgia First Generation Foundation, and the Launch Award went to Sugarloaf Wellness Center. Other winners included Danielle Hudson-Laughlin (SAGE Business Counsel), Bring The Crew, Team Ryan Automotive, NEMA, Inc., Gwinnett Entrepreneur Center, and Bin Liu of SimpleFloors.

We’ll be back in a moment.

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STORY 6: Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason Highlights New City Marshals In State Of The City Address

Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason addressed concerns about crime in parts of the city, particularly along major corridors, in his State of the City address. While overall safety remains better than surrounding areas, a spike in crime, especially motor vehicle thefts in the Holcomb Bridge Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridor, prompted action. The city introduced its own City Marshal department, supplementing efforts by Gwinnett County Police. The Marshal Service, distinct from the police, focuses on community safety. In addition to marshals, the city has expanded its street camera program with over 50 license plate reader cameras and a camera registration system.

STORY 7: In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

Election workers nationwide are facing an increase in threats and harassment since the 2020 presidential election. Lies about "rigged" elections have fueled conspiracy theories, leading to threats against election workers. As a response, some states have enacted new protections and increased criminal penalties for those threatening or interfering with election workers. However, this has not prevented an exodus of election officials from their positions, leaving a gap in institutional knowledge and potentially increasing the likelihood of errors. Election offices are investing in security measures, including fortifying buildings and providing training, to ensure the safety of workers.

We’ll have final thoughts after this.

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