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Greater Atlanta Christian opens investigation into sexual assault claims

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Greater Atlanta Christian School has hired an independent investigator to look into newly surfaced allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher who left the school nearly 20 years ago. A graduate recently made an allegation on social media that the teacher abused them when they attended the school in the 1980s. The teacher has not been identified by the school. The investigation will be conducted by Laura Kirschstein from T&M USA LLC, who has experience in conducting similar investigations for independent schools across the nation. The school is asking alumni to come forward with any information about past incidents of sexual misconduct and has provided contact information for the investigator. The school said this is the first time someone has made accusations of sexual misconduct against the former teacher who is the subject of the investigation.

Residents in the Buford area of Gwinnett County have been warned to watch for pets or animals that may have rabies after a rabid raccoon was killed in the area earlier this week. Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement officials confirmed the positive result on Friday and urged residents to use caution if they see other animals in the area acting in unusual ways. Rabies is a fatal virus that attacks the central nervous system and is easily transmitted to humans if they encounter a rabid animal. County officials advise pet owners to ensure their pets are current on their rabies vaccinations and to not leave garbage or pet food outside, which can attract wild or stray animals.

The North Gwinnett Bulldogs hockey team has won the Division AA state championship for the second year in a row, with a record of 17-3-1 in the 2022-23 season. Coached by Rob Spreadbury, the team defeated the Atlanta Warriors 5-2 in the final at the Ice Forum in Duluth on March 27th. The Bulldogs had to beat the Warriors twice after losing to them in the second round. Three seniors on the team, Camden Schutt, Amanda Spreadbury and Nicholas Pecora, have been with the Bulldogs for five seasons. The team is mostly made up of North Gwinnett students but also includes players from other schools around the county.

The Rotary Club of Duluth Car Show is taking place on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Duluth. It is a free event for the public and will feature cars in all categories. Attendees can vote for their favorite vehicle, and the top three in each category will receive awards. There will also be a people's choice trophy. The event will have announcements and entertainment from Mike Booth, as well as refreshments and shopping at nearby businesses. Proceeds from the event will benefit Operation One Voice, and the fee to enter is $20 per vehicle for preregistration, $25 on the day of the event.

A statue of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was unveiled at Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park in Atlanta over the weekend. The ceremony, entitled World Peace Revival, emphasised King's promotion of peace, with speakers calling on people to take up the pursuit of peace, rather than leaving it to government officials. Amongst the sponsors of the statue were Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland. Although religious in tone, the two-hour ceremony featured calls for inclusivity, with Bernice King emphasizing that justice requires inclusionary decision-making. The park will also feature a global peace institute and peace pantheon, alongside the museum in the house where King lived before he was assassinated in 1968.

Oxford Properties has announced the opening of Celadon on Club, a 352-unit luxury apartment community in Lawrenceville, on the site of the former Northwoods Country Club Golf Course. RAM Partners will manage the community, which offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts with private balconies and state-of-the-art amenities. Celadon on Club also boasts a TrackMan golf simulator and a trail that connects to Club Drive Park. According to Paul Austin, Development Partner for Georgia & Charlotte of Oxford Properties, Celadon on Club has been designed to feel "exclusive and inviting". Interested parties can visit celadononclub.com to learn more.

And, John Bednarowski checks in with us from Augusta National as the Masters Practice rounds have begun. Make sure to tune in all this week for our Masters Coverage presented by Ingles.

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