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Cobb County Water System Reports 1,800 Gallon Sewage Overflow

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MDJ Script/ Top Stories for May 23rd            

Publish Date:  May 23rd             

  

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From the Ingles Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast. 

 

Today is Thursday, May 23rd, and Happy 65th Birthday to actor Drew Carey.

***05.23.24 – BIRTHDAY – DREW CAREY***

I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia. 

  1. Cobb County Water System Reports 1,800 Gallon Sewage Overflow
  2. Cobb Library offerings for Memorial Day Weekend
  3. City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America

 

Plus, Bruce Jenkins sits down with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss vitamin C.

 

All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen and subscribe! 

 

BREAK: CU of GA

STORY 1: Cobb County Water System Reports 1,800 Gallon Sewage Overflow

On May 21, the Cobb County Water System reported an 1,800-gallon wastewater overflow at 758 Olde Towne Lane in Marietta, caused by rags blocking the sewer line. The overflow, which started at 10:45 a.m. and was stopped by 12:15 p.m., discharged into a tributary of Timber Ridge Branch. Crews found multiple manholes spilling due to the blockage and used a jet machine to clear it. They treated the area with lime and inspected the tributary, noting gray water up to 600 feet away but no fish kills. For more information, contact the Water System’s Maintenance Division at 770-419-6351.

STORY 2: Cobb Library offerings for Memorial Day Weekend

As Memorial Day weekend kicks off, the Cobb County Public Library has a full schedule for Saturday, May 25. Here are some highlights:

  • Open Jam: For artists aged 13 and up. Happening from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sewell Mill Library. Register at cobbcat.org/events. Contact: 770-509-4988.
  • Ukulele Lessons: Offered by the West Georgia Ukulele Ensemble from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Sweetwater Valley Library. Register at cobbcat.org/events. Contact: 770-819-3290.
  • Saturday Storytime: Perfect for families with kids of all ages, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Lewis A. Ray Library. Followed by Stay and Play at 11 a.m. Contact: 770-801-5335.
  • Eat. Repeat Workshop: Scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at North Cobb Regional Library. Register at cobbcat.org/events. Contact: 770-801-5320.
  • Sourdough Workshop: At 11 a.m. in West Cobb Regional Library. No registration needed. Contact: 770-528-4699.
  • Saturday Craft Club: Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountain View Regional Library. Contact: 770-509-2725.
  • Crocheting for Adults: From 2 to 3 p.m. at Switzer Library. No registration needed. Contact: 770-528-2320.
  • Teen Tech Titans: Exploring IT and AI at noon at Switzer Library. Contact: 770-528-2379.

All libraries will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day, resuming normal hours on May 28. Digital resources are available at cobbcat.org.

STORY 3: City of Kennesaw’s Salute to America

The City of Kennesaw will host its annual Independence Day celebration on July 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Kennesaw. The event, called Salute to America, features live music, food vendors, kids’ activities, and concludes with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. The Troubadour Project and the Atlanta Rhythm Section will perform at The Piedmont Bank Amphitheater. Admission is free, with reserved seating available for $10 per chair. No grills are allowed, and the park prohibits tobacco and e-cigarettes. For more information, visit www.kennesawjuly3.com or call 770-422-9714.

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We’ll be right back

Break: DRAKE

STORY 4: Results: Cobb Sees 16% Primary Turnout

In Cobb County's recent election, only 16% of registered voters participated, with 83,344 of 507,683 casting ballots. On Election Day, 50,850 voted in person, 29,027 voted early in person, and 3,467 submitted absentee ballots. This turnout, at 16.42%, is slightly lower than the 18.47% turnout in the May 2022 primaries, which featured higher-profile races. It is also significantly lower than the 36.3% turnout in the 2020 primary, which included a U.S. Senate election and a Democratic presidential primary. The Cobb Board of Elections will certify the results on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Marietta.

STORY 5: Mount Paran Senior Parade, Commencement

On May 18, Mount Paran Christian School celebrated the graduation of 114 seniors at Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, led by Valedictorian Sydney McCune and Salutatorian Caroline Bethel. The festivities began on May 17 with the annual senior parade, a tradition from the COVID years, where seniors decorated their cars and paraded through campus. The Class of 2024 received acceptances from 108 colleges, with notable schools like Boston College, Georgia Tech, and University of Georgia. The class earned over $12.2 million in scholarships, including National Merit, arts, and athletic scholarships, and HOPE/Zell Miller funding.

We’ll be back in a moment

 

Break: INGLES 4

 

STORY 6: LEAH MCGRATH

And now here is Bruce Jenkins’ conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss vitamin C.

 

***LEAH MCGRATH***

 

We’ll have closing comments after this.

 

Break: MARIETTA THEATRE

 

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