GDP Script/ Top Stories for Friday May 26th
Publish Date: May 25 Thursday
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is Friday May 26th , and happy 74th birthday to Hank Williams Jr.
I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Proprties
Plus, we visit with Leah McGrath from Ingles markets about cutting back on sugar
We’ll have all this and more on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast.
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Story 1. Double shooting
A double shooting took place in the Gwinnett Place area, resulting in the deaths of a man and a woman. The Gwinnett County police suspect that the incident stemmed from a domestic-related dispute between the two individuals. Responding to a report of a shooting, officers arrived at the residence on Woodington Circle in unincorporated Lawrenceville around 6 a.m. The victims, a man and a woman, were discovered dead in the driveway. Police believe the shooting took place at dawn and do not suspect the involvement of any other individuals. Fortunately, the three children present in the home, ranging from high school to elementary school ages, were unharmed. The names of the victims have not been disclosed. The shooting occurred in a neighborhood near the intersection of Club Drive and Pleasant Hill Road……Stay updated on this story at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: fire
A fire at the Lakeside Retreat at Peachtree Corners Apartments in Peachtree Corners resulted in the displacement of eight families and the unfortunate death of a dog. Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a bedroom fire. Smoke was seen emanating from a window in a two-story apartment building. Firefighters deployed hoses and evacuated all occupants while battling the flames. The fire had extended into the common attic space. Thankfully, all residents escaped safely, although a deceased dog was found. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and investigations are ongoing. Firefighters ultimately brought the blaze under control, and one adult received non-life threatening injuries
Story 3: Jones
Otis P. Jones, a resident of Lawrenceville, has been re-elected as a director and secretary-treasurer of the Georgia Transmission Corp. Board of Directors. He also holds the position of chairman of the board for Jackson Electric Membership Corp. During his previous three-year term, Georgia Transmission made significant investments in infrastructure, completing 299 capital projects and adding over 75.23 miles of transmission lines and 22 substations. They achieved improved reliability with record low power outage frequency and duration. They also focused on cybersecurity measures and experienced no environmental violations or lost-time incidents in 2022. Jones emphasized the commitment to delivering safe, reliable, and cost-effective electricity to members, benefiting communities in north Georgia.…we’ll be right back
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STORY 4: Police
Gwinnett County police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of stealing merchandise from a Home Depot in Dacula. The incident occurred on May 13 at the store located at 2120 Hamilton Creek Parkway. The suspect allegedly filled a shopping cart with approximately $1,206 worth of merchandise and left the store without paying. The stolen items include various tools, a jump starter, a wire puller, a flashlight, and more. The suspect is described as a white man in his early 30s, with brown hair, a medium build, and a clean-shaven face. He was wearing a pink shirt, white shorts, and white sneakers with black or gray stripes. The suspect was seen driving a green 2007 Nissan Altima with Georgia license plate RCY4158. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police or Atlanta Crime Stoppers, and a cash reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
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Story 5: butterflies
Duluth is hosting a special event called Love the Butterfly Pop-Up, bringing a "butterfly wonderland" to the city. This free interactive experience allows nature lovers to observe, hold, and feed butterflies while learning more about them. The event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Activity Lawn in downtown Duluth. Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world of wonder, getting up close with butterflies of various shapes and colors. The event aims to combine nature, education, and fun, providing families with the chance to learn about butterfly habitats, food sources, and lifecycles. Live music, activities, and vendor offerings will also be available. The event's grand finale will occur on Sunday at 6 p.m. with the release of the butterflies into the wild.
Story 6: Memorial Day
Gwinnett County will have multiple Memorial Day events for residents to honor fallen military service members. Suwanee will host Red, White and Bluegrass & Bach, a patriotic concert mixing bluegrass and orchestral music. Snellville will have a Memorial Day program and summer concert featuring the Live on the Lawn Snellville Summer Concert Series. The Dacula Memorial Day Parade will take place, and other events on Memorial Day itself include ceremonies in Sugar Hill, Norcross, and Gwinnett County, where a new name will be added to the Fallen Heroes Memorial. Stone Mountain Park will have a weekend-long commemoration with a salute to service members, fireworks, and performances by the Air National Guard Band of the South. Free attractions tickets and discounted tickets will be offered to military personnel and their families at the park……back in a moment
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Story 7: Dacula
And now, Community Reporter Brian Giffin is with Daily Post Sports Editor Will Hammock for the Gweinnett Sports Report
Back with final thoughts after this
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