CTL Script/ Top Stories of June 17 Saturday
Publish Date: June 16 Friday
From the Ingles Studio Welcome to the Award WinningCherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast
Today is Saturday, June 17th, and happy 47th birthday to country singer Blake Shelton
I’m Brian Giffin and here are the top stories Cherokee is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia
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Story 1. 27k
A man named Louis McClinton, 40, was arrested by Canton police in Atlanta for stealing nearly $28,000 from the car dealership where he worked. He was charged with felony theft by taking. The arrest warrant, filed by the Canton Police Department in November, stated that McClinton pocketed cash from customer deposits while working at a Canton area new car dealership. He deposited a small amount of the money to the business and took a total of $27,940. McClinton was released a couple days ago after posting a $5,000 bond.. Read more on this story at tribuneledgernews.com
STORY 2: station
Cherokee County has recently opened a new fire station, Fire Station 29, located on Highway 20 near Autumn Brook Drive in Canton. The station officially went into service on June 11, as announced by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. The addition of this station is expected to significantly reduce response times in that area of Cherokee County. The fire station is currently equipped with one staffed fire engine and has a team of six firefighters assigned to it. The opening of this station follows the county's purchase of a modular home in December, which served as temporary housing for the firefighters until a more permanent station could be constructed. The construction of the fire station is funded by the 2024 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
Story 3: firefighters
Lt. Dave Burnaugh, a firefighter who has been battling brain and kidney cancer, has returned to his station after a 10-month absence. Firefighters from Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, along with neighboring departments, gathered at Fire Station 32 to welcome him back. Lt. Burnaugh, a 16-year veteran, fell ill while on duty last year and was later diagnosed with a Stage 3 astrocytoma brain tumor and a Stage 1 kidney tumor. He underwent brain surgery, radiation, kidney surgery, and chemotherapy. The firefighters surprised him with a warm welcome, breakfast, and fellowship, expressing their joy at his improved health and their honor to have him among their ranks.….read more at tribuneledgernews.com
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STORY 4: parks
Representatives from Cherokee County and its cities convened at the L.B. "Buzz" Ahrens Recreation Center to discuss ongoing and future recreation and parks projects. The summit aimed to facilitate communication and collaboration among those responsible for planning, funding, and implementing recreational opportunities in the county. Updates were provided by Ball Ground, Canton, Cherokee County, Holly Springs, and Woodstock, while Waleska was absent. Several projects were discussed, including the Long Swamp Creek Recreation Area, the Yellow Creek Road Conservation Area and Trails, a community park near Clark Creek Elementary School, and a park in the Hickory Flat area. The 2024 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will fund many of these initiatives. Additionally, the impact of past parks bonds and upcoming plans for trail extensions and park improvements were highlighted.
Story 5: reinhardt
The Young Singers of Flint Hall, a new youth choir led by Reinhardt University Choir Director Martha Shaw, is seeking auditions for its first season. The choir is open to singers aged 10 to 14 who have a passion for music and a desire to learn. Martha Shaw, known for her successful leadership of children's choirs at Clayton State University, has been recognized for her choirs' achievements, including performances with prestigious orchestras and at renowned venues. The Young Singers of Flint Hall aims to nurture musical talent while instilling values of character, integrity, and personal growth. Rehearsals will take place at Flint Hall in Waleska, and concerts are scheduled for November and April. For more information, visit the choir's website at www.ysofh.com.
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Story 6: Sumner
Former Woodstock track and field star Will Sumner has made a remarkable transition into NCAA competition at the University of Georgia. He recently secured the NCAA outdoor championship in the 800-meter run, setting a school record with a time of 1:44.26 in the finals. Sumner's victory helped Georgia achieve a seventh-place team finish. His time not only broke the stadium record but also placed him fifth on the all-time collegiate list. Sumner became the first freshman to win the NCAA title in the 800 since 2017. He was particularly inspired by Donovan Brazier, the previous freshman champion and an American record-holder. Sumner also earned the SEC's indoor and outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year titles and received first-team All-American honors.
Story 7: Baseball
Here’s an update on some area baseball alums now playing professionally……Etowah alum Drew Waters has returned to the Kansas City Royals in the major leagues after coming off the injured list. Waters has had a slow start with a .184 average, but he recently picked up two hits and an RBI. He is now back to his regular role in the outfield. On the other hand, Sequoyah alum Hunter Gaddis was optioned back to the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians after his third stint with the big-league club. He had a 5.17 ERA in eight appearances. Luke Berryhill, a River Ridge alum, has a six-game hitting streak in Triple-A and has improved his season average to .228. Brennan Milone, former Woodstock star, continues to impress in Single-A with a .280 average, 29 RBIs, and seven home runs. Another former Sequoyah pitcher, Justin Wrobleski, has shown improvement in the minors with a 3.33 ERA and two consecutive scoreless starts for the Great Lakes Loons.
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