MDJ Script/ Top Stories for Sept 22nd
Publish Date: Sept 21st
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Today is Friday, September 22nd and happy heavenly birthday to MLB HOF Tommy Lasorda
I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia
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STORY 1: County reopens Covered Bridge after protective beam hit again
The historic 151-year-old Covered Bridge on Concord Road in Smyrna, Georgia, required repairs after being struck by a rental truck. The Cobb Department of Transportation swiftly repaired the damaged beam, ensuring it was back in working order for rush hour. The driver of the rental truck was cited for disregarding numerous low clearance warnings, and their insurance will cover the repair costs. The covered bridge, built in 1872, is the county's sole remaining covered bridge still in use and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has frequently experienced accidents due to its low clearance.…….Get more stories like this from mdjonline.com
STORY 2: Marietta parents debate book bans at school board meeting
At a recent Marietta school board meeting, parents discussed the controversial directive to remove "sexually explicit material" from schools. This directive had been approved in a previous work session without public comment. During the meeting, eight out of nine individuals who signed up for public comments addressed the directive. Five expressed gratitude for its passage, while three criticized it. The directive was passed with a 5-2 vote, with concerns raised about books' content in school libraries. Supporters argued for protecting students, while opponents emphasized the importance of diverse literature and the First Amendment. The debate reflects ongoing discussions about censorship and education in the community.
STORY 3: Repaving to start at Chattahoochee River trail parking lots
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is embarking on a project to repave parking lots at four popular river spots: Akers Mill (West Palisades), Powers Island, Columns Drive, and Interstate North (Cochran Shoals). The project aims to address maintenance needs, enhance safety, and will result in temporary closures at each location during construction. Trails will remain open, with access from the Paces Mill unit during parking lot closures. The project, funded by the National Park Service Pavement Preservation Program, includes striping for traffic flow and improved signage, with an estimated completion date in December 2023.............…..(pause)
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STORY 4: School of Rock
School of Rock West Cobb students, aged 12-17, proudly represented Georgia at the world's largest music festival, Summerfest. Summerfest, celebrating its 55th anniversary, featured over 800 bands and attracted 900,000 fans across three weekends on 11 stages, with notable acts like Zac Brown Band, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, and Imagine Dragons. The young talents from School of Rock West Cobb showcased their skills from June 29 to July 1, including a pre-event performance at The Rave venue in Milwaukee on June 28.
STORY 5: Motorcyclist
A 25-year-old motorcyclist, Jared Burriss, tragically lost his life in a Sunday morning crash near Blackwell Elementary. The incident occurred when Burriss was riding north on Canton Road, and a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Carlos Ayestas crossed his path at the intersection with Blackwell Road. The collision ejected Burriss from his motorcycle, and despite being transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. The crash is currently under investigation, and authorities are urging anyone with relevant information to contact investigators at 770-499-398.
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STORY 6: North Georgia Fair opens Thursday in Marietta
The North Georgia Fair, sponsored by Superior Plumbing, is returning to Jim Miller Park in Marietta on Thursday. The fair offers various attractions and daily specials. On Thursday, there will be free admission, a fair beauty pageant, and the Piccolo Zoppe Boutique Circus with two showtimes. The weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees. The fair will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.
STORY 7: Braves to host annual '44 Classic' this weekend
The Atlanta Braves will host their fifth annual "44 Classic" over the weekend at Truist Park, featuring top diverse high school baseball talent from the Southeast. Braves alumni will coach pro-style workouts, including throwing, fielding, and batting practice, as well as a home run derby on Saturday. On Sunday, an exhibition game coached by Braves alumni will take place, with professional scouts and college coaches in attendance both days. The showcase game is free and open to the public, aiming to provide access and exposure to young baseball talents..………….…Back with final thoughts after
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