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MDJ  Script/ Top Stories for June 9th Friday

Publish Date: June 8th Thursday


Commercial:  Henssler :15 updated


From the Henssler Financial Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

   Today is Friday June the 9th and happy 62nd birthday to actor Michael J Fox


I’m Brian Giffin and here are the top stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Engineered Solutions of Georgia

  1. Lockheed taps GE engines for proposed tanker
  2. Mableton council members tout importance of small businesses to new city
  3. The Home Depot Foundation awards $300,000 to Habitat of NW Metro Atlanta

Plus, Miranda Shealy drops by to talk with Bruce Jenkins about Fernbank Museum.

 Plus, PPlus, we’ll talk with Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets about healthy dinner ideas

All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast.


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STORY 1 lockheed


Lockheed Martin has chosen General Electric (GE) to manufacture engines for its LMXT aerial fuel tanker, which the company aims to sell to the U.S. Air Force. The partnership with GE is part of Lockheed's bid to secure a contract for supplying the LMXT to the Air Force. The aircraft will be built in collaboration with Airbus, with initial construction in Alabama and final assembly here in Marietta. The GE Aerospace CF6-80E1 engine, known for its reliability and fuel efficiency, will power the LMXT. Lockheed highlighted the engine's existing use in multiple Air Force platforms as an advantage. The partnership aims to strengthen the U.S. tanker industrial base and meet future mission requirements.

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Story 2: council


During a meeting of the South Cobb Business Association, newly elected Mableton City Council members discussed the significance of small businesses for the city's prosperity. Council members emphasized that small businesses are vital to Mableton's success and contribute to its diversity and unique culture. They expressed their commitment to supporting local businesses and ensuring a strong partnership between the city and its business community. The council members also addressed concerns raised by business owners, such as reducing red tape and improving inspections. They discussed the council's role in developing business-friendly zoning and addressing issues related to absentee landlords. Overall, supporting small businesses was identified as a top priority for the city.



Story 3: habitat


Smyrna-based Habitat for Humanity of NW Metro Atlanta has received a $250,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation to provide critical home repairs for veterans in Cobb, Douglas, and Paulding counties. The grant will fund repairs that improve safety, health outcomes, community beautification, and overall mental health and wellness. Additionally, The Home Depot Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant for an upcoming veteran house build in Douglasville. Previous repair projects funded by the Foundation's 2022 grant included roof, porch, window, deck, and driveway repairs, insulation and weather stripping, HVAC replacements, wheelchair ramps, and accessibility upgrades. For more information, visit HomeDepotFoundation.org or habitatnwma.org.     we’ll be right back


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STORY 4: bear


Georgia is home to a healthy population of black bears, primarily found in the north Georgia mountains, central Georgia along the Ocmulgee River, and the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia. To ensure coexistence with bears, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources encourages residents to follow BearWise guidelines. These include staying alert and together in outdoor activities, leaving no trash or food scraps, keeping dogs leashed, camping safely, knowing how to react when encountering a bear, and carrying bear spray. BearWise is an education program that provides detailed information on living responsibly with bears. Georgia's black bear population has rebounded through wildlife management efforts, with approximately 4,100 bears statewide. For more information, visit BearWise.org.


STORY 5: indecent


Two Cobb County men were recently arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure. Samuel George Collier, aged 64, was accused of exposing himself at Laurel Park in Marietta, while Danny Eugene Clark, aged 53, was arrested in Smyrna for public indecency. Collier allegedly walked around the park with his genitals exposed, while Clark was accused of fondling himself in the view of victims on their private property. Collier was released after posting a $1,000 bond, while Clark remains in custody with a bond set at $2,000.


Story 6: pettway


Kennesaw State University's men's basketball coach, Antoine Pettway, has announced his inaugural coaching staff for the upcoming season. Willie Watson, Robert Kirby, and Donovan Kates will serve as assistant coaches, while Dan McDonald will be the director of operations and Jamie Baker will be the team's video coordinator. Watson brings previous experience from North Alabama, Kentucky Wesleyan, and Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Kirby, with 38 years of Division I coaching experience, has worked at various universities including LSU, Memphis, and Mississippi. Kates joins from Louisiana-Lafayette, having helped them win the Sun Belt Conference championship. McDonald and Baker round out the staff with their respective roles. Pettway expressed confidence in the staff's abilities and their potential contributions to the program.


Back, in a moment


Break  Drake – Ingles 4 - Elon


Story 8:  Fernbank


And Now Miranda Shealy of Fernbank Museum talks with our own Bruce Jenkins




And while we’re talking about food, it’s time now for “The Marietta Food Guy segment with Matt DeBusschere.



We’ll have closing comments after this.


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