From the Henssler Financial studio Welcome to the Northside Neighbor Podcast
Today is Wednesday, May 10th, and happy 68th birthday to ESPN’s Chris Berman
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I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Drake Realty
Fulton, Dekalb animal shelters need homes for 300 dogs by May 5
Mrs. Bloodworth guided a generation of Buckhead children
And Sandy Springs taking steps to improve city's walkability and connectivity
Plus Lia McGrath of Ingles Markets joins us to talk about Meat Allergies
These stories and more are coming up in today’s edition of the Northside Neighbor Podcast.
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STORY 1:Track titles
Westminster and Marist will try to defend their titles in their respective classifications in the upcoming Georgia High School Association state meet. Westminster will compete in Class 4A, with Pace Academy, Holy Innocents', and Lovett, while Wesleyan will compete in Class 3A. Meanwhile, Marist, North Atlanta, Riverwood, and St. Pius X will battle it out in Class 6A. The Class A, Division I competition will feature Atlanta International, Mount Vernon, Galloway, and Whitefield Academy. North Springs will be the only representative in Class 5A. Several athletes are expected to contend for state titles, including Grace Smith and Palmer Walstad of Westminster, Caroline Hood of Pace Academy, Kenyah Conner of Woodward Academy, and Lottie Chappell of North Springs.
STORY 2. Mrs Bloodworth
The building on Peachtree Battle Avenue, which was the longtime home of Mrs. Bloodworth's kindergarten, originally served as the sales office for the Peachtree Heights Company that developed Peachtree Heights Park. The structure was designed by the architectural firm Carerre and Hasting, which also designed the New York Public Library, the Standard Oil Building, and the Russell Senate Office Building. Mrs. Bloodworth founded the school in the 1930s, and the school used the lodge for classes. She taught music and arranged plays for the children, and she also walked her students across Peachtree Battle to E. Rivers Elementary School. The two schools were not affiliated, but Mrs. Bloodworth acted as the kindergarten for E. Rivers.
STORY 3: Sandy
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Sandy Springs will continue its efforts to improve walkability by constructing additional sidewalks, focusing on low-to-moderate income areas between Long Island Drive and The Prado, between Lake Placid Drive and Northwood Drive, and Hope Road. The city has been receiving an annual allocation for community improvement projects since 2017 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program. In February, the city obtained approximately $528,000. The goal is to utilize the funds for multi-year sidewalk projects along Roswell Road and work on Hope Road sidewalks. The projects will improve mobility, pedestrian access to jobs, commercial and retail services, city parks, public transit, and other services. We’ll be right back
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The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded 18 projects worth more than $65.2 million, with $15 million going to E.R. Snell Contractor for a bridge construction project on State Route 212 over Lake Jackson in Jasper and Newton counties. Resurfacing projects represent 43% of the total awarded dollars, while bridge construction contracts make up 31%. The remaining funds were allocated to rehabilitation (15%), safety (7%) and bridge rehabilitation (4%) projects. C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. received the second largest spend, with $6.8 million to resurface over 7.1 miles of State Route 120 in Cobb County.
And now, Lia McGrath from Ingles Markets join us to talk about meat allergies
We’ll be back in a moment…
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STORY 5: Opioids
Sandy Springs will continue participating in a nationwide lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. As a participating local government in the lawsuit, the city will receive settlement funds that "must be used for abatement of the opioid epidemic." The city is already a participant in suits against other distributors, and Sandy Springs has already received funds from McKesson and Purdue. Two more manufacturers, Jensen and Johnson and Johnson, have already reached a settlement agreement. The city will await the disbursement of the settlement funds, then Mayor and Council will determine proper expenditures that will contribute to resolving the city's opioid crisis issues. Back in a moment
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