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MDJ Script/ Top Stories for June 11th                  

Publish Date:  June 11th

  

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

 

Today is Tuesday, June 11th and Happy heavenly Birthday to NFL coach Vince Lombardi.

***06.11.24 – BIRTHDAY – VINCE LOMBARDI***

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

  1. Human Skeletal Remains Found in Kennesaw
  2. Marietta Man Drowns in Lake Allatoona After Tubing Incident
  3. Rhonda Jacobson Named Cobb Chamber's Woman of Distinction

 

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! 

 

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STORY 1: Human Skeletal Remains Found in Kennesaw

Human skeletal remains were discovered in Kennesaw on Monday by a Cobb Electric Membership Corporation employee near the EMC power station at 4043 George Busbee Parkway. Reported at 12 p.m., the remains were in an advanced state of decomposition. Kennesaw Police, currently lacking details on the victim's gender, age, or cause of death, noted no open cases matching the discovery. The remains were collected by the Cobb Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The location, on the city limits, leaves many possibilities about the origin of the remains, said police spokesman David Buchanan.

STORY 2: Marietta Man Drowns in Lake Allatoona After Tubing Incident

A Marietta man, Robbie Cornelius, drowned in Lake Allatoona on Sunday after falling off a boat-pulled tube. Responding to a 2:25 p.m. call near Little River Marina, Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) game wardens, along with Cherokee Fire and EMS and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, learned Cornelius wasn't wearing a life jacket and complained of leg pain upon falling. Rescue attempts by others failed as he began pulling them under. Using SONAR, game wardens and firefighters found Cornelius's body around 5 p.m. in 16 feet of water. The Cherokee County coroner now has his body.

STORY 3: Rhonda Jacobson Named Cobb Chamber's Woman of Distinction

Rhonda Jacobson, co-founder and co-owner of Cumberland Diamond Exchange, was named the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's Cobb Executive Women 2024 Woman of Distinction. Jacobson, also the VP of human resources and a gemologist, has been a key figure at Cumberland Diamond Exchange for over 40 years, driving the company to numerous accolades. The award recognizes exceptional leadership, community involvement, and social responsibility. Jacobson actively supports various causes and organizations, including the Wellstar Foundation and SafePath Children's Advocacy Center. Her mentorship and dedication to her profession and community set a sterling example for women in business.

 

 

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Break: DRAKE

STORY 4: Marietta School Board to Hear Cell Phone Policy Proposal

The Marietta Board of Education will review a new cell policy for middle-grade students on Tuesday. Superintendent Grant Rivera proposes locking students' cellphones and smartwatches in pouches throughout the school day, which can only be opened by staff. The policy aims to address mental health concerns and social media usage. The initial purchase of pouches will not exceed $100,000. Exceptions will be made for medical conditions, and families can purchase their own pouches if desired. Stakeholder feedback has been incorporated into the policy. A vote on the purchase will occur on June 18 after further public discussion.

STORY 5: GOP congressional candidate walks off debate stage

During a debate for Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District runoff, Republican candidate Chuck Hand walked off the stage, leaving opponent Wayne Johnson to debate alone. Hand objected to debating someone outside the district, as Johnson lives in Macon. Johnson then highlighted Hand's misdemeanor from the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Johnson addressed illegal immigration, asylum policies, and opposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He also suggested replacing federal student loans with grants and defended in vitro fertilization without federal funding. The district covers Southwest Georgia, from Columbus to the Florida line.

We’ll be back in a moment.

 

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STORY 6: Lower Roswell Road Upgrades Back on Cobb Commission Agenda

The Cobb Board of Commissioners will consider three items related to the $11.2 million road improvement project on Lower Roswell Road. The project includes resurfacing, adding a raised median and turn lanes, extending sidewalks, and creating a multi-use trail. Aimed at reducing crashes, it has raised concerns among local business owners about potential traffic and economic impacts during the two-year construction period. Commissioner Jerica Richardson delayed the project to address these concerns, developing a fact sheet and appointing a construction ambassador to work with businesses. Key decisions on land acquisition and construction contracts will be discussed at the meeting.

STORY 7: 'God's Amen': Marker for Famed Vinings Folk Artist Unveiled

The Georgia Historical Society, in partnership with local organizations, has unveiled a historical marker honoring self-taught African-American artist Nellie Mae Rowe. Located at the Hotel Indigo in Vinings, the marker commemorates Rowe’s life and her “Playhouse,” where she created art after her husband's death. Rowe's home, known for its vibrant decorations and sculptures, was demolished after her death in 1982. The dedication event, attended by about 100 people, highlighted Rowe’s influence on American folk art. Her works are displayed globally, including at the High Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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