MDJ Script/ Top Stories for May 25th Thursday
Publish Date: May 24 Wednesday
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From the Henssler Financial Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Today is Thursday May the 25th and happy 60th birthday to Mike Myers
***One Million Dollars***
I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the top stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia
Plus, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets talk with our own Bruce Jenkins about cutting back on sugar
of the USDA will have thoughts on that same topic.
All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast.
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STORY 1 shooting
A shooting incident at a north Cobb home resulted in one man's death and another being injured, according to the Cobb County Police Department. The incident claimed the life of 28-year-old Marietta resident Anthony Jones, Jones, along with two other individuals, attempted to rob two men who responded by defending themselves with gunfire. Police responded to a residence on Buckline Court in the Noonday area after getting a report of a person being shot. They discovered a black male, identified as Jones, lying in front of the home with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Investigations indicate that Jones, along with 20-year-old Darius Butler from Cartersville and an unnamed third suspect, had planned to commit an armed robbery against a 25-year-old man from Kennesaw and a 24-year-old man from Woodstock. The intended victims defended themselves, shooting Jones and Butler during the incident. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. Butler, injured by gunfire, is now in police custody. He faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. Keep an eye on MDJonline.com for more developments in the case.
Story 2: gas
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, gas prices in Cobb County have seen a slight decrease over the past six weeks. The average price per gallon in Cobb is currently at $3.27, down from $3.37 in April, according to AAA. Georgia's average price per gallon has also gone down by 13 cents compared to a month ago. Georgia motorists are now paying around $49 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline, which is nearly $14 less compared to last year.
AAA reports a decline in gas demand and a decrease in domestic gasoline stocks, which could potentially lead to further reductions in pump prices. AAA advises drivers to maintain their vehicles, combine errands to limit driving, and drive slower to save fuel. As is generally the case, prices typically rise during the summer months due to increased travel and demand.
Story 3: Fire
The Marietta Fire Marshal's Office suspects that a semi-truck was intentionally set on fire earlier this week. Responding to multiple 911 calls, the Marietta Fire and Police Departments arrived at a shopping center on Cobb Parkway South in the early morning. The fire was swiftly extinguished, and fortunately, no injuries were reported. Investigators believe that the incident involved vandalism, with several trucks and trailers targeted. Specifically, a 2018 Peterbilt and a 2017 Freightliner were set ablaze. Anyone who has information about the incident or the individual responsible is urged to contact Lt. Richard Franklin of the Marietta Fire Marshal's Office or the Georgia Arson Control Hotline. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. Keep an eye on MDJonline.com for developments as the investigation continues.....we'll have more in a moment.
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STORY 4: Nursing
Northside Hospital and the Atlanta Braves marked the opening of the new Northside Hospital Nursing Lounge at Truist Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This lounge offers a quiet and comfortable space for mothers and infants attending Braves games and other events at the park. Located between the Left Field Gate and Section 141, the air-conditioned lounge features rocking chairs, recliners, a changing table, TVs, and expert advice on breastfeeding from Northside Hospital's lactation specialists. Danielle Bedasse, Braves vice president of community affairs, expressed gratitude to Northside Hospital for their support in creating a welcoming place for moms and babies. Lee Echols, vice president of marketing and communications at Northside Hospital, highlighted their commitment to healthy moms and babies and their partnership with the Braves.
STORY 5: 6 years
A former Cobb County Police officer, Robert New, has been sentenced to six years in prison and 14 years of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and first-degree cruelty to children, according to the Cobb District Attorney's Office. New, 51, had 27 years of law enforcement experience and was employed as a Cobb officer at the time of the crime. The investigation began when a concerned individual discovered that the victim, who has cognitive disabilities, had been choked by New. Further investigation revealed that New had met the victim, who had a childhood traumatic brain injury, on a dating site. Prosecutors stated that New choked the woman to the point of her inability to breathe and also attempted to involve her underage niece in their sexual activities. The guilty plea was accepted by Superior Court Judge Kellie S. Hill, with Lindsay Raynor prosecuting the case on behalf of the State and Steve Cook representing New.
Story 6: NCC
In Game 3 of the Class AA state championship series at AdventHealth Stadium in Rome, Jackson Uggla, son of former Brave Dan Uggla, and a junior at North Cobb Christian, seized a golden opportunity. With the score tied 1-all in the bottom of the fourth inning, Uggla stepped up to the plate and delivered. Despite the friendly banter from his former teammates on Mount Paran Christian, Uggla silenced them with a double off the left-field wall, driving in two runs and giving North Cobb Christian a 3-1 lead. This ignited a flame inside him, and the team followed with an impressive eight-run fifth inning. Brock Parker's two-run single sealed the deal, invoking the mercy rule and leading to an 11-1 victory. It was North Cobb Christian's first state title as a GHSA program and a validation after falling short in last year's championship series.
Story 7: Lowe
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Josh Lowe, a Pope alum, has proven that his strong performance this season is more than just a hot start. With a batting average of .318, 11 home runs, 34 RBIs, and nine stolen bases, the 25-year-old is showing the potential to become a solid big leaguer. Rays manager Kevin Cash praises Lowe's consistent performance and ability to make adjustments. Lowe was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 13th pick in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. Lowe attended Pope High School in Marietta, He played third base and was a pitcher. As a senior, he was the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for Georgia after hitting .391 with 11 home runs and 39 runs batted in.....back in a moment:
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Story 8: Leah
And now Leah McGrath, corporate dietician with Ingles Markets joins our own Bruce Jenkins to discuss cutting back on sugar in our diets
We’ll have closing thoughts in a moment
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