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Duluth Councilman Greg Whitlock throws hat in ring for city's open mayoral race

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GDP Script/ Top Stories for Tuesday July 4

Publish Date: Monday July 3

From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast

Today is Tuesday July 4th , and happy 28th birthday to singer Post Malone



I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties

  1. Duluth Councilman Greg Whitlock throws hat in ring for city's open mayoral race
  2. Police arrest two suspects after gun store burglaries in Lawrenceville and Duluth
  3. And Gwinnett's Ken Higgins on verge of Peachtree Road Race history as oldest wheelchair athlete



All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast.


 Break 1 :  Slappey


       Story 1. hat


Longtime Duluth City Council member Greg Whitlock has announced his candidacy for the open mayoral seat in this year's city elections. After 16 years on the council, Whitlock aims to continue serving Duluth and address issues such as the city's growth, housing stock, and revitalizing professional business cores. He has gained significant support from prominent figures, including current and former council members, county commissioners, and state representatives. Whitlock's campaign website is available at gregwhitlockformayor.com. He looks forward to sharing his vision with residents leading up to the November election.



STORY 2: suspects


A teenager and a 23-year-old man from Augusta have been arrested in connection with a series of gun store burglaries in Lawrenceville and Duluth. The Lawrenceville Police Department responded to an alarm at Bullseye Indoor Range and Gun Shop and discovered evidence of forced entry. They later learned that the Duluth Police Department had arrested two suspects attempting to burglarize a gun store in their city. The joint investigation led to the arrest of Aaron Walker and a 16-year-old juvenile. The teen was found in possession of a gun stolen in the Lawrenceville burglary. Charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing. Lawrenceville police are seeking information on any additional suspects involved in the burglaries.

Story 3:  higgins

Ken Higgins, a Gwinnett resident, is set to become the oldest competitor in the wheelchair division of the Peachtree Road Race, a 10K race in Atlanta. Higgins, now 70 years old, has been racing in the Peachtree since 1981, initially as a runner before transitioning to the wheelchair division after a stroke caused by a brain and spinal injury. Despite his injury, Higgins has participated in numerous races and long-distance rides, including completing the Boston Marathon 18 times. He is also an active member of Achilles International, an organization that supports adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities. Higgins' dedication and racing longevity serve as an inspiration to many.....……..we’ll be right back


Break 2: Slappey - Tom Wages -  Obits



Story 4: lionheart


Lionheart Theatre in Norcross is bringing the beloved story of "The House at Pooh Corner" to the stage from July 13-16. Adapted from A. A. Milne's book by Bettye Knapp, the play captures the endearing tale of Pooh and his friends. Lionheart Theatre's founder and Artistic Director, Tanya Gilmer, aims to introduce children to classic stories that may be overlooked in favor of modern cartoons. Directed by Barry N. West and stage managed by Tina Barnhill, the story follows Christopher Robin as he considers running away with Pooh, Piglet, and other friends due to the fear of being sent away for education. The production offers multiple showtimes, and reservations are recommended. The cast includes talented actors portraying beloved characters from the Pooh universe.


Story 5: pollack


Former Georgia Bulldogs All-American and Shiloh High School graduate, David Pollack, has been let go by ESPN along with a group of other on-air personalities, as reported by the New York Post. Pollack, known for his contributions to ESPN's college football coverage and "College GameDay" since 2011, was part of a larger round of layoffs that affected notable figures such as Jeff Van Gundy, Jalen Rose, Keyshawn Johnson, Max Kellerman, Suzy Kolber, Todd McShay, Matt Hasselback, and Steve Young. Pollack, who was inducted into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame, turned to broadcasting after a neck injury curtailed his professional football career as a first-round pick for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2005.


We’ll be back in a moment


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Story 6:  stanton


Baylor Stanton, a rising sophomore at Brookwood High School, has achieved a remarkable feat by qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in the 400-meter individual medley. He secured his qualifying time of 4 minutes and 25.19 seconds at the Phillips 66 National Championships held in Indianapolis. Stanton has already shown great promise in swimming, having won the Class 7A state championship in the 200 IM during his freshman year. Additionally, he claimed victory in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke events at the Gwinnett County championship. Stanton's accomplishments highlight his exceptional talent and potential in the sport.


Story 7: flynn


Waltclaire Flynn, an offensive lineman from Grayson High School, has made a commitment to play football at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The rising senior, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 305 pounds, is highly regarded as a four-star prospect by 247Sports. He is ranked as the 18th best interior offensive line prospect in the nation and the 33rd best player in Georgia. Flynn's outstanding performance on the field earned him recognition as an all-state, all-region, and all-county selection in the previous season. UCF has secured a talented player in Flynn, who is poised to contribute to their football program.


We’ll have final thoughts after this


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