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Gwinnett jury deadlocked on murder charge in death of teen found dead at Yellow River Park

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GDP Script/ Top Stories for Sunday Aug. 20

Publish Date: friday Aug. 18

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

Today is sunday August 20th , and happy 74th birthday to rocker Robert Plant


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

  1. Gwinnett jury deadlocked on murder charge in death of teen found dead at Yellow River Park
  2. Gwinnett police looking for man accused of stealing tools from work van
  3. And Gwinnett police say report of trespasser at Collins Hill High School was false alarm

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       Story 1. jury

Austin Ford, a Lithonia man accused of killing teenager Tori Lang, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges related to her death. Despite two juries being unable to reach a verdict on the murder charge, Ford was sentenced for theft by taking and concealing the death of another charges. The lack of direct evidence and the defense's argument that Lang may have committed suicide made the case challenging to prove. Tori Lang's body was found in Yellow River Park in 2021 with a gunshot wound, and her identity was initially unknown until her tattoos helped identify her. Ford was charged with her death later in 2022.………….. read more at gwinnettdailypost.com


STORY 2: van

Gwinnett County police are seeking a Hispanic male accused of breaking into a work van and stealing tools from Posada's Trucks, a used car dealership in Norcross. The theft occurred at 5000 Singleton Road on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The suspect allegedly entered the parked van, took off his backpack, and rummaged through it. The dealership's owners noticed missing tools from the van, although the surveillance video did not capture all of the suspect's actions. The suspect is described as having a slim build, wearing a grey T-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a camo print backpack. Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact detectives or Crime Stoppers.

Story 3: alarm

A significant police presence was observed at Collins Hill High School due to a reported possible trespasser. An employee reported the presence of a trespasser inside the school, prompting a swift response from Gwinnett police. However, it was later confirmed to be a false alarm. The individual mistaken for a trespasser turned out to be an authorized construction worker. The situation was swiftly resolved, and the police assured that the students were not in danger.

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Story 4: emc

Dee Anderson from Gwinnett County and Towanna Johnson from Barrow County have been appointed as new members to the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors for three-year terms. The Jackson EMC Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, manages funds collected from members participating in Operation Round Up and allocates grants to charitable causes. Anderson, with extensive experience in human resources, has been involved in community service, including the Jackson County Habitat for Humanity. Johnson, a banking industry professional, serves as the Board Chair of Spirit of Sharing, a nonprofit organization in Winder. Both individuals bring a strong commitment to community improvement and service.


Story 5: pope


Erica Pope, a Dacula resident, has announced her candidacy for an at-large seat on the Dacula City Council. With a focus on creating a vibrant, engaged, and transparent community, Pope aims to bring about change at the local level. The election for the at-large seat, along with other City Council seats, is scheduled for November 7. Pope believes that initiating change in policy starts from the grassroots level and is excited to contribute to her city's development. Qualifying for the seats will take place over a three-day period next week at Dacula City Hall.


Story 6: council

Shenée Holloway, a veteran educator and Duluth Planning Commissioner, is launching her campaign for a seat on the Duluth City Council. She will be running for the City Council Post 5 seat currently held by Greg Whitlock, who is running for mayor, creating an open race for the council seat. Holloway's campaign emphasizes her advocacy for equity in planning and zoning on the Duluth Planning Commission, as well as her commitment to the city's success. Her official campaign kickoff is scheduled for August 22, and she brings a strong background in education and community engagement. Duluth's municipal election, including the mayoral and council seats, will take place on November 7.


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Story 7: archer

And now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician at Ingles markets talks with us about foods that help with swollen feet

Archer's sophomore quarterback Jordan Do shined in the team's televised season opener against North Forsyth, leading his team to a 35-16 victory in the Corky Kell + Dave Hunter Classic. Do fell just short of 300 total yards, with 277 passing yards and 32 rushing yards. He connected with fellow sophomore Jonathan Stafford Jr. for two touchdowns, while also throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Michel. Despite two interceptions by C.J. Lenyszyn, Do's performance was remarkable, completing 28 of 46 passes and effectively contributing to his team's win.


Story 8: Bolden


K.J. Bolden, a senior football player at Buford High School, is recognized as a consensus five-star recruit and one of the nation's top players. Standing at 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Bolden is ranked as the No. 7 player nationally, No. 1 safety nationally, and No. 2 prospect in Georgia according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Despite his already impressive skill set, Bolden's continuous improvement is highlighted by his coach Bryant Appling, who praises his work ethic and dedication to refining his weaknesses. Bolden's enhanced physicality has positioned him as a projected college-level safety, although he plays defensive back and wide receiver for Buford. His transition to Buford from Atlanta has proven successful, offering better opportunities and a strong football program.


Story 9:  loss


In the opening game of the 2023 season, Collins Hill football faced a 27-13 loss against Milton due to six turnovers. Despite showing promise in the box score with 17 first downs compared to Milton's 10, the turnovers proved detrimental. Coach Drew Swick, leading his alma mater, expressed disappointment in the self-inflicted wounds. Collins Hill struggled to gain ground offensively, with quarterback T.J. Wilcox displaying potential in passing and punting. Wide receiver Quentin Grambo stood out with five receptions for 81 yards. Milton's quarterback Luke Nickel had 184 passing yards and two touchdowns, while their defense successfully contained Collins Hill. Despite the loss, Coach Swick is determined to improve and build a winning team moving forward.



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