GA News Podcast – East Metro/North Fulton (Sundays)
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Today is Sunday May 14th and happy 40th birthday to longtime NFL rusher Frank Gore
I’m Brian Giffin and here are your top stories Georgia is talking about, presented by Drake Realty
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During the annual State of Fulton County event, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Robb Pitts highlighted several upcoming projects, including a new behavioral health crisis center and a mental health mobile unit. The behavioral health crisis center, funded by the county and the state, is set to open next year. Pitts also announced a new mobile app called Fulton Cares that will serve as a "one-stop-shop" for all health and human services funded by Fulton County. Other projects mentioned include a new primary care clinic in East Point, investments in water infrastructure, and a new elections hub. Pitts also addressed the recent closure of two hospitals in central and south Fulton County and the resulting healthcare disparity.
Puppy Haven Brookhaven is hosting its sixth annual Party for the Paws fundraiser on May 20 from noon to 3 p.m., benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society. This free, family-friendly event features live music, food trucks, adoptable dogs, raffle prizes, and a pet costume contest. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jordan Berry will perform at the event, and local celebrity judges, including former The Bachelorette star Josh Murray and 11Alive sports reporter Maria Martin, will judge the costume contest. Last year's fundraiser had over 500 attendees and raised $9,500 for Royal Animal Refuge.
A woman who escaped from police custody at Piedmont Henry Hospital was captured the same day by the Henry County Sheriff's Office. Quasha Harris, 38, was arrested and charged with escape, and her mother, Antionette Harris, is being detained as a person of interest. Harris was in court facing charges for theft by shoplifting and failure to appear when she was taken into custody and experienced a medical emergency. She was transported to Henry Piedmont Hospital where she escaped from custody. The HCSO conducted an extensive search, which resulted in Harris being captured in Atlanta by the HCSO. Back with more in a moment
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Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, a resort in Georgia, will no longer allow visitors to wade into its portion of Lake Lanier except in one controlled environment. The move aims to maintain a safe environment for all guests to enjoy and provide a better overall experience for water park guests. The beach area will remain open for lounging, relaxing, and sunbathing. Margaritaville officials said they will continue to offer kayak and paddleboard rentals at LandShark Landing. The park's new offerings for this summer include the Aquatic Adventure, Parrot Mountain summer tubing slide, renovated wave pool, newly renovated kids' zone area, and the return of the Fin Dunker Bucket. We’ll be right back
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Mount Vernon has won its first state girls' soccer championship with a 3-1 victory over Paideia in the Class A, Division I title game. The team secured the win with two goals from senior Taylor Keller and one from sophomore Eden Wassersug. Westminster, on the other hand, added another state girls' soccer crown to its already impressive collection with a 2-1 win over North Oconee in the AAAA title game, making it their 16th state championship and eighth consecutive title. Senior Kiera Staude and senior Allie Ross scored the two goals for Westminster in the finals…..final thoughts after this
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