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Gwinnett County Public Schools bringing in new academic services and accountability officials

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GDP Script/ Top Stories for sunday Aug. 27

Publish Date: fri Aug. 25

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

Today is sunday August 27th, and happy heavenly birthday to Paul Reubens aka Pee Wee Herman


I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Mall OF Georgia Chrysler Dodge Jeep

1. Gwinnett County Public Schools bringing in new academic services and accountability officials

2. Georgia Gwinnett College class seeks volunteers for free physical assessments and exercise program

3. And a Lawrenceville man honored by Purple Heart Patriot Project


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Break 1 : MOG


Story 1. schools

The Gwinnett County Board of Education has appointed new district administrators and reclassified existing officials. Nikki G. Mouton, previously from Frisco Independent Schools in Texas, becomes Gwinnett County Public Schools' deputy superintendent of academic services. Jewelle L. Harmon, formerly with the Kent School District in Washington, assumes the role of chief accountability officer. GCPS Chief Business Operations Officer Walt Martin has been reclassified as deputy superintendent of operational services, while Director of Early Learning and School Readiness Kim Holland now holds the title of executive director of early learning and school readiness. Mouton and Harmon both return to GCPS for their second stints. Martin and Holland, with extensive service records in the district, also have reclassified roles.

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STORY 2: program

The Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education at Georgia Gwinnett College is recruiting volunteers for a 10-week exercise program aimed at enhancing exercise science students' practical skills. Volunteers will undergo pre- and post-training fitness assessments, covering aspects like blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, balance, and flexibility. The program involves a personalized 10-week fitness training plan, with sessions lasting about an hour, held on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 6 to November 16, between 5 and 6 p.m. Healthy adults without major health conditions can apply by contacting the department at exscpracticum@ggc.edu before August 30th.

Story 3: project

Vietnam War veteran Louis Zayas, a Lawrenceville resident, has been chosen as a 2023 Purple Heart Patriot Project honoree. He will represent Georgia in a tribute to combat wounded individuals at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor near West Point, New York. Zayas, a former U.S. Army member, will participate in an all-expense-paid trip, including visits to historic sites and the U.S. Military Academy. The Patriot Project aims to recognize and salute Purple Heart veterans who have sacrificed for the nation's freedom. Zayas, a helicopter door gunner during the war, received the Purple Heart along with several other commendations for his service.


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Story 4: corners

In Peachtree Corners, upcoming elections reveal that most incumbent leaders seeking re-election will remain unopposed. However, a competitive race is emerging to succeed retiring Councilwoman Lorri Christopher for the Post 5 seat, with candidates Ora Douglass and Brent Johnson entering the fray. Mayor Mike Mason, Councilman Phil Sadd (Post 1), and Councilman Alex Wright (Post 3) will retain their positions as no opponents registered against them. The election is scheduled for November 7th.


Story 5: three


In Norcross, all three City Council members seeking re-election this fall will encounter challengers. The candidate qualifying period ended on Wednesday, finalizing the November ballot. Councilman Josh Bare will compete against James K. Redding and Sonya Lopez. Councilwoman Arlene Beckles will contend with Marshall Cheeks, and Councilman Andrew Hixson will face Chuck Kays. Again the municipal elections are scheduled for November 7th.





Story 6: seats


Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender is set for an uncontested re-election, but the City Council will see competitive races. Two council positions have contested races following the conclusion of candidate qualifying. For the open Post 1 seat due to term limits of Dave Emmanuel, Norman A. Carter, Catherine Hardrick, and Elizdine Heathington are contenders. Post 2 Councilwoman Solange Destang will face Kerry Hetherington in a re-election challenge. Notably, no opponents emerged against Mayor Bender. Gwinnett County will have a number of seats and roles in various locales running in the November election. Keep track of all of them at gwinnettdailypost.com.


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Break 3: ESOG – Ingles 4


Story 7: opener


In a Region 8-7A matchup, Buford secured a 4-3 victory over Mountain View, despite a late rally by the latter. Buford took a 4-1 lead into the seventh inning, with Mountain View narrowing the gap to 4-3 by scoring twice. The Bears had a chance to tie with a runner on third base, but the game ended on a groundout. Buford's Caroline Stanton (4-0) pitched a complete game with 16 strikeouts, giving up three runs. Mackenzie Pickens stood out at the plate, hitting 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Madison Pickens contributed a home run. Sarah Kate Sportsman led Mountain View, going 2-for-2.


Story 8: jimienez


High school senior Adrian Jimenez, currently attending Parkview, has committed to playing baseball at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jimenez, recognized as a middle infielder, had previously earned acclaim as a Georgia Dugout Club second-team all-state awardee during his junior year at Lanier High School. He garnered further recognition as a first-team all-county selection by the Daily Post, showcasing impressive stats with a .429 batting average, 26 RBIs, 10 doubles, 36 runs, and 15 stolen bases.


Story 9: 8th inning


In a fastpitch softball game, North Gwinnett emerged victorious with a 3-2 win against South Forsyth, clinched by Olivia Chuck's eighth-inning winning RBI. Despite trailing 2-1, North Gwinnett rallied in the bottom of the eighth, highlighted by an RBI single from Keaton Mirabal, followed by Chuck's game-winning hit after a throwing error. Chuck and Addie Pierce both contributed two hits to North's offense. Victoria Na, Addison Miles, and Morgan Sullivan combined their efforts on the mound, allowing six hits and one earned run in eight innings, while striking out 12 and walking just one. With this win, North Gwinnett's record improved to 5-1 for the season.




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