MDJ Script/ Top Stories for Sept 23rd
Publish Date: Sept 22nd
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From the Henssler Financial Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Today is Saturday, September 23rd and happy heavenly birthday to musician Ray Charles.
I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Engineered Solutions.
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STORY 1: Liv Teverino's family establishes scholarship in her name
The family of the late Marietta High School junior, Liv Teverino, who tragically passed away in a car crash, has established the "Live Like Liv Scholarship Fund" through the Marietta Schools Foundation in her honor. While specific details regarding the scholarship's criteria and the timing of its first award are still being finalized, the foundation has created a page for donations in Liv's name. She is remembered as a kind and inclusive individual who made a positive impact on everyone she encountered. Marietta Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera praised Liv's academic and athletic achievements and highlighted her vibrant presence in the classroom. He encouraged continued support for Liv's family and the grieving students at Marietta High School. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at Marietta schools foundation website..…….Get more stories like this from mdjonline.com
STORY 2: Flower Garden Club of Marietta marks 95 years
The Flower Garden Club of Marietta celebrated its 95th anniversary, marking nearly a century of championing beautification, conservation, and education. Founded in August 1928, the club aims to foster a love of nature, particularly flowers and birds. They engage in community activities, including teaching gardening to children at local schools and bringing plants and flowers to nursing homes. The Marietta council, comprised of 22 garden clubs with approximately 600 members, collectively owns and maintains the Marietta Educational Garden Center, an estate with an antebellum home gifted to the council in 1966. The club continues its mission of education and conservation.
STORY 3: Thinning offensive line puts wrench into KSU's plans
Kennesaw State's football team has faced challenges with its offensive line due to injuries this season. The original plan was to redshirt many players as the team transitioned into Conference USA and the Football Bowl Subdivision. However, multiple injuries, including those to starting center James Dawson and right tackle Seaburn Hines, have forced adjustments. While Dawson and Hines may return later in the season, Coach Brian Bohannon and his staff will have to shuffle the offensive line in the meantime. They remain committed to their plan but acknowledge the need to adapt as injuries affect the lineup. Kennesaw State faces Tennessee Tech in their upcoming game............…..(pause)
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STORY 4: Events
Looking for some weekend fun in Cobb County? Check out these fantastic events! Head to Jim R Miller Park for the biggest fair in Atlanta, featuring free attractions, farm animals, entertainment, and delicious fair treats. It's running until Sunday, October 1st. Join Smyrna at Village Green Park this Saturday for the third annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, complete with live performances, local vendors, and family fun. For the brave souls, Folklore Haunted House in Acworth opens this Saturday, offering two terrifying attractions for thrill-seekers. Don't forget Ciderfest at Red Top Brewhouse in Acworth for all you fall lovers, with food, drinks, music, crafts, and fun for all ages! Enjoy your weekend in Cobb County!
STORY 5: Couple spends 50th anniversary with North Cobb football team
Regina and Jimi Richards of Kennesaw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by attending a North Cobb High School football game, continuing a tradition that began 52 years ago on their first date. The couple watched North Cobb secure its 486th victory, defeating Northside High School in Warner Robins with a score of 35-17. Jimi, originally from Sprayberry High School, humorously mentioned that he had to go to North Cobb to find a girl who would date him. Both expressed their love for high school football, with Regina having attended numerous games due to her involvement in the North Cobb marching band. North Cobb's head coach, Shane Queen, acknowledged the Richards before the game and had them speak to the team afterward, emphasizing the importance of playing for something bigger than oneself. The couple plans to continue attending games and expects North Cobb's football program to maintain its winning tradition.
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STORY 6: Powder Springs One Book, One City
The Powder Springs community's One Book, One City: Tween Challenge 2023 is hosting an author talk and community discussion on October 21st at 11:30 a.m. during the City of Powder Spring's Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat. The event will be held at Thurman Springs Park's Hardy Family Automotive Amphitheatre. This citywide literary initiative encourages residents to read the same book and engage in meaningful conversations. This year's selection is "Wildseed Witch" by Marti Dumas, a fantasy novel centered around Hasani's journey at a private witch camp. The event will feature the author reading from her book, answering audience questions, and book signing. The 2024 One Book, One City event on April 13, 2024, will feature bestselling author Dr. Ian K. Smith and "The Overnights: An Ashe Cayne Novel." Dr. Smith, a former host of The Doctors and renowned physician, will discuss this gripping mystery. For more information, contact the Powder Springs Library at 770-439-3600 or The Book Worm Bookstore at 770-439-2029.
STORY 7: Sports
In sports, Harrison High School's freshman Riley Comstock clinched the Cobb County cross country championship by a mere 0.03-second margin, finishing in 15 minutes and 33.85 seconds. This victory also propelled Harrison High to a team win. Comstock, a newcomer to distance running, aims to pursue the sport in college while emphasizing education.
Meanwhile, North Cobb's volleyball team secured a significant win against Walton, ending a six-match losing streak dating back to 2014. Nikol Antova's 20 kills played a key role, putting North Cobb at the top of the region standings alongside Walton and Cherokee, with a 30-8 record.
In softball, North Cobb's Leah Byrd shone with 3-for-4 hitting and five RBIs in a 17-2 win against Kennesaw Mountain. Kennedy Sylvester's two-run homer contributed, maintaining North Cobb's undefeated 16-0 record.
Lastly, Pope dominated with a 12-0 win over Johns Creek in softball, led by home runs from Marie Zeigler and Kailey Martin and a perfect game pitched by Ellie Paley. Pope now stands at 16-3 for the season.
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