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CTL Script/ Top Stories of May 20, Saturday

Publish Date: May 19th, Friday


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From the Ingles Studio Welcome to the Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast

   Today is Saturday, May 20th, and happy 77th birthday to Cher




I’m Brian Giffin and here are the top stories Cherokee is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia

  1. Holly Springs police officers, employees receive awards for service
  2. North Georgia Health District named Immunization Champions
  3. And Residents are invited to give feedback on Woodstock Police
  4. Plus Leah McGrath Joins our own Bruce Jenkins to talk about high grocery prices


We’ll have all this and more on the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast


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Story 1. Awards


Two officers from the Holly Springs Police Department and two Holly Springs employees were recognized for their exceptional service to the community. Detective Travis Wood was named Officer of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the police department. Chief Tommy Keheley commended Wood for his efforts in engaging suspects and victims, leading to positive outcomes. Capt. Casey Barton received the Bob Fuller Leadership Award for his exemplary leadership skills and setting a strong example for others. In addition, the city honored Chief Building Official Jonathan Page with the Employee of the Year award and Finance Director Denise Lamazares with the Distinguished Service Award. These individuals have made significant contributions to the Holly Springs community and deserve recognition for their dedication.


STORY 2: Health


The North Georgia Health District has been recognized with the 2023 Walt Orenstein Immunization Champions Award at the Immunize Georgia Conference. This is the fifth time the district has received this prestigious honor. The district, based in Dalton, oversees public health in several counties and was commended for its efforts to make vaccinations easily accessible to all residents, regardless of their ability to pay. The district's health department locations and clinics collaborate to ensure comprehensive immunization evaluations using the Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions. In addition to providing vaccinations in various settings such as clinics, schools, and nursing homes, the district played a crucial role in vaccination campaigns during the recent mpox epidemic and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their dedication to promoting immunization and delivering vaccines to at-risk populations demonstrates their exceptional leadership and impact in safeguardin


Story 3: Feedback


The Woodstock Police Department is seeking feedback from residents as part of its accreditation process. The department is inviting people to provide comments online regarding its compliance with the standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Residents can share their thoughts on the department's engagement with the community, delivery of public safety services, and overall suitability for accredited status. Comments can be submitted to CALEA through their website. The Woodstock Police Department has been CALEA accredited since 2017 and was re-accredited in 2021. This accreditation demonstrates the department's commitment to excellence in law enforcement. Residents are encouraged to provide commendations or voice any concerns they may have….back in a moment


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STORY 4: Scholarships


The Jason T. Dickerson Family Foundation has awarded $25,000 college scholarships to five graduating seniors from the Cherokee County School District Class of 2023. The recipients are Cassandra Ellenberger and Chloe Gohlke from River Ridge High School, Danielle Kremer from Sequoyah High School, and Madison Mejia and Grace Needham from Woodstock High School. Initially planning to award two scholarships, the foundation was impressed by the applicants' quality and decided to grant five scholarships instead. The scholarships were available to graduating CCSD seniors interested in veterinary medicine and required a minimum of 50 hours of documented community service related to animal welfare. Each recipient expressed their enthusiasm and future aspirations within the field. The Cherokee County community expressed gratitude to the Dickerson family for their continued support and investment in the next generation.


Story 5: Kemp


Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia is embarking on an economic development mission to Israel. This trip follows his previous overseas visit to Switzerland, where he addressed the World Economic Forum. The timing of the visit coincides with heightened tension in Israel due to recent military actions and political conflicts. The governor's office has not provided specific details about the trip due to security concerns. During his visit, Kemp will meet with Israeli companies that conduct business in Georgia and engage with government officials. Georgia has been experiencing significant growth in international trade, with record-breaking numbers achieved in consecutive years. In 2022, the state's total trade surpassed $196 billion across 221 countries and territories, including over $47 billion in exports, setting a new record.….be right back


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Story 6: Stem


The Cherokee County School District Superintendent, Brian Hightower, has awarded the 2023 Game Changer Award for Instructional Leadership to Erin Jacobs, the district's curriculum coordinator for STEM and science. This prestigious honor recognizes Jacobs' outstanding leadership in STEM education. Under her guidance, CCSD has achieved significant milestones, including receiving recommendations for STEM program recognition from Cognia and earning a national grant for STEM learning. Jacobs, who joined CCSD in 2011, has played a pivotal role in these accomplishments. She oversees the curriculum and instruction for health, physical education, and STEM subjects. Furthermore, CCSD recently secured the Make a Change grant, which will fund the expansion of their successful argument driven inquiry program into elementary schools. This program enhances science and math instruction while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students.


Story 7: Burton


Reinhardt baseball coach Jonathan Burton achieved a significant milestone as he earned his 500th career victory with a 5-2 win over Mobile in the NAIA Opening Round. Burton, in his fifth season with the Eagles, led the team to a successful season with a 34-20 overall record and a 21-8 mark in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Despite their achievements, the Eagles' season concluded with a 9-6 loss to Columbia. They finished second in the AAC, tied with Bryan, and secured an at-large bid for the NAIA postseason for the second consecutive year.


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