Community Podcast 7-6-23 Thursday
Publish Date 7-5-23 Wednesday
From the Ingles Studio, Welcome to The Community Podcast.
This Podcast brings you the top stories from the Rockdale-Newton Citizen and the Morgan Citizen
Today is Thursday, June 6th and happy 77th birthday to actor Sylvester Stallone
I’m Brian Giffin and here are your top stories presented by Drake Realty
GBI promotes Klay Kilcrease, Justin McAllister to Special Agent in Charge positions
Perriman poised to become president of GMA
And Georgia Composite Medical Board has it’s 'foot back on the gas,'
Plus, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets joins our Bruce Jenkins to talk about farm raised trout
These stories and more are coming up in today’s edition of the Community Podcast for Rockdale, Newton, and Morgan Counties!
Break 1: Drake
STORY 1: GBI
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has promoted Klay Kilcrease to the position of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the GBI's Middle Georgia Gang Task Force. Kilcrease, with his extensive experience in narcotics and gang investigations, will oversee the unit's work in combating criminal street gangs, drugs, and gun violence in the Middle Georgia area. GBI Director Mike Register expressed confidence in Kilcrease's ability to lead the team and ensure community safety. Kilcrease has been with the GBI for 23 years and has held various roles, including narcotics agent, assistant special agent in charge, and commander of the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force. He is a member of the GBI's Special Enforcement Team and holds a bachelor's degree in criminology and a master's degree in public administration. The GBI is composed of four divisions and has a significant presence in Georgia's law enforcement landscape.
The GBI also promoted Justin McAllister to assistant special agent in charge of the Office of Special Investigations..…..read more about this at RockdaleNewtonCitizen.com
STORY 2: perriman
Madison Mayor Fred Perriman has been sworn in as the First Vice President of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during their annual convention in Savannah. Mayor Perriman will serve as the GMA's President in the 2024-2025 term. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by GMA Chief Legal Counsel Rusi Patel, and Mayors Andrea Gibby of Young Harris and Bianca Motley Broom of College Park were also present. Additionally, Eric Joyce, a member of the Madison City Council, was appointed to the GMA's Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. These appointments reflect the active involvement of Madison officials in statewide municipal affairs……..get more info on this at morgancountycitizen.com
Story 3 : board
The Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) is making progress on recommendations from a state audit, according to the board's executive director, Daniel Dorsey. While the board has addressed some shortcomings identified in a previous audit, it has not yet implemented all the recommendations, such as performing mandatory background checks for general physician licensure applicants. The disruption caused by the death of the previous executive director and staff departures delayed the implementation of some audit recommendations, but Dorsey stated that the board is now moving forward to ensure patient protection. Sarah M. Worthy, CEO of DoorSpace, highlighted that the struggles faced by the GCMB are not unique to Georgia and that healthcare organizations nationwide often face challenges in maintaining and auditing professional credentials. Worthy emphasized the need for innovative technology solutions to efficiently process and verify data points in order to address these issues effectively.……….……We’ll be right back
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Story 4: river
Federal authorities have closed additional sections of the Chattahoochee River in Cobb and Fulton counties due to a sewage spill in Roswell, resulting in high levels of E. coli bacteria. The closure affects all sections of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area south of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Water quality tests have shown E. coli levels above the recommended limit for recreation. The park is collaborating with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and local municipalities to address the ongoing spill. Direct contact with the affected areas should be avoided until further notice due to potential health risks associated with E. coli infection. The incident is linked to an issue at Fulton County's Big Creek Reclamation Facility. Measures, such as diverting wastewater and increasing water release from upstream, are being taken to mitigate the contamination. For the latest updates, visit the National Park Service website.
Story 5: snyder
Preston Snyder, CEO of MAD Hospitality and Thomas Preston Real Estate, received the 2023 Renaissance Award from the Georgia Cities Foundation (GCF) for his significant contribution to revitalizing downtown areas in Georgia. Snyder and his wife were recognized for their investment and renovation efforts in Madison's downtown square. They have developed the area as a vibrant "live, work, play" destination, opening five restaurants and a fresh foods market. The transformation of vacant commercial spaces into active businesses has had a positive impact on the community and increased the town's economic vitality. Snyder's work in Madison follows opportunity and has contributed to the town's quality of life. This prestigious award reflects the preservation of old buildings and the town's economic growth. Snyder is currently working on renovating another location on the square.
STORY 6: bethel
Bethel Road in Rockdale County has become a concern for residents, prompting county officials to explore options for improving its condition. The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners discussed the issue during a recent voting session. The Rockdale County Department of Transportation conducted a survey of Bethel Road and found that less than a mile and a half of the 5-mile roadway is in poor condition. This indicates the need for maintenance work, although it is still serviceable. Core samples have been taken from the road to assess its condition and determine the amount of asphalt needed. In the meantime, workers will perform in-house maintenance to address deteriorating conditions. The roadway project is expected to be added to the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) list for the upcoming year.
Back, in a moment
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STORY 7: Leah
And now, as promised, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets joins us to talk about cutting back on soda
Final thoughts after this
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