GDP Script/ Top Stories for wednesday Aug. 23
Publish Date: tue Aug. 22
From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast
Today is wednesday August 23rd, and happy 64th birthday to singer Rick Springfield
I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties
1. Gwinnett police looking for man accused of shooting woman at Norcross-area hotel
2. U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath and health care advocates celebrate 1-year anniversary of insulin price cap
3. And Panic over alleged gunfire leads to 'stampede' at Discovery-Central Gwinnett game
Plus, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets is here to talk about foods that are anti inflammatory
All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen daily and subscribe!
Break 1 : M.O.G. - GCPS
Story 1. shoot
Police in Gwinnett County are searching for Jamel Leslie Cooke, a 44-year-old man, in connection with a shooting incident that occurred at a hotel in Norcross. The shooting, which took place at the Baymont Inn and Suites, left a woman injured with multiple gunshot wounds. The motive is believed to be robbery-related. Police have issued warrants for Cooke's arrest on charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Cooke is considered armed and dangerous, and authorities are urging anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers...………….. read more at gwinnettdailypost.com
STORY 2: cap
Errol Anderson, who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 26 years, shared his experiences of how insulin prices have constrained his life choices. He highlighted the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on his ability to access healthcare, but noted that insulin costs still influenced his decisions. U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath and State Sen. Sheikh Rahman joined diabetes awareness advocates at an event to emphasize the importance of capping insulin costs through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The act limits insulin costs for Medicare recipients to $35 per month, aiming to make it more affordable for seniors. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the act and focused on reducing healthcare costs and increasing access to care.
Story 3: panic
During a football game between Discovery and Central Gwinnett high schools, a rumor spread that guns had been fired, causing panic and prompting people to flee the stands. However, school officials and law enforcement determined that the rumor was false and no shots had been fired. The incident occurred during halftime of the game, leading to the evacuation of Discovery's stadium. No injuries were reported during the rush, but several fights broke out after the crowds left. Both local and school police responded to the incident and found no evidence of gunfire. The incident is under investigation, and the individuals responsible for causing panic will face appropriate consequences.
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Break 2: Slappey.- Tom Wages - Obits
Story 4: pickens
Twin sisters Mackenzie and Madison Pickens played a key role in Buford's 9-0 fastpitch softball victory against Cambridge. Both sisters had impressive performances, going 6-for-8 collectively. Mackenzie hit a solo home run, two doubles, and garnered three RBIs, while Madison hit a two-run homer, a double, and secured four RBIs. They were supported by Izzy Rettiger (3-for-3, double, three runs, two stolen bases) and Addie Rackley (2-for-3, double). Caroline Stanton and Emma Grace Williams combined their efforts on the mound, allowing minimal hits while striking out several opponents. The victory improved Buford's season record to 7-0.
Story 5: eight
The Wesleyan girls volleyball team achieved a 3-1 record in the Class AAA Elite Eight Playday. They secured victories against Columbus, St. Vincent's, and Morgan County, but suffered a loss to Sandy Creek. Key players for Wesleyan included Nadia Desbordes
with 23 kills and 23 digs, Katie Leeming with 24 kills, Sara Marie Miller with eight aces, 35 digs, and 55 assists, and Avery Daum with 12 aces and 42 digs. Hebron Christian also participated, splitting their matches in the playday.
Story 6: buford
At the NEGA Cross Country Championships, Buford's boys and girls cross country teams both secured second-place finishes. The boys accumulated 75 points, led by James Hales and Luciano Lira. Hebron's boys placed fourth. The girls' team from Buford earned 45 points, with Jasmine Jones and Jaelyn Ozkan leading the way. Hebron's girls came in fifth, with Lindsay Buchanan and Amber Smith as their top performers. The championships were held at Athens Christian, with Clarke Central's boys and Athens Academy's girls claiming first place in their respective categories.
We’ll be back in a moment
Break 3: ESOG – Ingles 2 - GCPS
Story 7: Leah
And now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician at Inghles Markets talks with us about foods that are anti inflammatory
We’ll have final thoughts after this
And now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician at Ingles markets talks with us about foods that help with swollen feet
Break 4: Lawrenceville - Henssler 60
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