MDJ Script/ Top Stories for July20th Thursday
Publish Date: July 19 Wednesday
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From the Henssler Financial Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast
Today is Tuesday July 20th and happy 76th birthday to guitarist Carlos Santana
I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia
1. Alabama man gets 10 years in prison for trafficking 55 grams of cocaine
2. Unlicensed minor crashes into utility pole that injures one and causes power outage in Marietta
3. And Cobb prosecutor of Arbery's murderers named Prosecutor of the Year
Plus, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets is here to talk about sugar substitutes, and Brian Giffin has our weekly Marietta Food Guy segment.
All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast.
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STORY 1: busted
A man from Dothan, Alabama, named Timothy Obrien Crews, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking cocaine, as announced by Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady Jr.'s office. Crews pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including trafficking cocaine, possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The arrest occurred on October 8, 2020, when Cobb police responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Lakemont Campground. Officers discovered a large package of suspected controlled substances protruding from Crews' pants. The substances were identified as 55 grams of cocaine, around three grams of methamphetamine, and 585 pills of oxycodone. Assistant District Attorney Amanda Buxton handled the prosecution, while attorney Robert Alexander represented Crews during the plea.................……... Read more about this at mdjonline.com
Story 2: unlicensed
In Marietta, an unlicensed minor was involved in a crash early Monday morning that caused power outages and sent one person to the hospital. The incident occurred when a 2018 Cadillac Escalade traveling eastbound on Blanche Court lost control and crashed into a utility pole, causing a fire and affecting multiple homes' power supply. One occupant of the vehicle was transported to Children's Hospital of Atlanta for injuries. The driver, who was unlicensed, received traffic tickets for driving without a license and reckless driving. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Marietta Police Department.
Story 3: arbery
Linda Dunikoski, a senior assistant district attorney in Cobb County, Georgia, has been honored with the Prosecutor of the Year award by the District Attorneys' Association of Georgia. Dunikoski was recognized for her 21 years of service and her role as the lead prosecutor in the Ahmaud Arbery case. She expressed gratitude for the support of Cobb DA Flynn Broady and the trial team. The case gained significant attention and scrutiny, with the trial being closely watched worldwide. Broady commended Dunikoski and the team for their dedication to justice and for restoring the legitimacy of the justice system. Dunikoski currently serves as the managing attorney of the Appeals Division in the Cobb District Attorney's Office. The award was presented at the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia's summer conference.
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STORY 4: justice
The city of Mableton has hired former Chief Justice Harold Melton to defend itself in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the legislation that allowed the city's formation. The suit, filed by Mableton residents, argues that House Bill 839, which created the city, violates the state constitution's single subject rule by creating both the city and community improvement districts in the same act. The lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment to void the bill and the city. Melton, along with attorney Michael Foo, will represent Mableton in the case. The city will pay Melton $750 per hour for his services. The lawsuit poses a significant threat to the existence of Mableton as a city.
STORY 5: cupid
The Cobb Board of Commissioners has rejected a proposal for a church on a residential street in Mableton, Georgia. The vote was 4-1 against the request, with Chairwoman Lisa Cupid being the sole dissenting vote. The request from Aguas Vivas Centro Familiar de Adoracion initially sought a 10,000-square-foot building, but the Planning Commission stipulated it should not exceed 5,000 square feet. The church representatives brought a 6,800-square-foot proposal to the commission, arguing that the smaller size would not meet their needs. Opposition to the church primarily came from the Mableton Improvement Coalition, citing concerns about traffic and noise in a residential area. The board rejected the application due to the mismatch with the land use category and concerns about future expansion.
Story 6: engram
The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached a three-year contract agreement with tight end Evan Engram, who was franchise-tagged by the team. The financial details were not disclosed, but it is reported to be a $41.25 million deal with $24 million fully guaranteed. Engram, a Hillgrove High Alum, who would have earned $11.345 million on the franchise tag, had a productive season in 2022 with 73 catches for 766 yards and four touchdowns. He previously played for the New York Giants and has recorded 335 receptions for 3,594 yards and 20 touchdowns in his career. Three players remain on franchise tags: Saquon Barkley, Tony Pollard, and Josh Jacobs.
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Story 7: author
And Now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician at Ingles Markets talked with Bruce Jenkins about sugar substitutes
Now Brian Giffin has our Weekly Marietta Food guy feature
We’re back with final thoughts after this
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