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CTL Script/ Top Stories of May 16, Tuesday

Publish Date: May 15, Monday


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From the Ingles Studio Welcome to the Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast

   Today is Tuesday, May 16th, and happy 69th birthday to “007” Pierce Brosnan




I’m Brian Giffin and here are the top stories Cherokee is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia

  1. Former Canton mayor dies at 92
  2. Man indicted on drive-by shooting charges in Holly Springs
  3. And the Ball Ground City Council approves $6 million budget
  4. Plus Leah McGrath Joins our own Bruce Jenkins to talk about high grocery prices


We’ll have all this and more on the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast


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Story 1. Mayor


Walton Davis Jr., a respected figure in Canton who served as both mayor and city council member, is fondly remembered for his determination and zest for life. Davis, who passed away at the age of 92, was known for his quiet resilience and strong spiritual values. He was a loving husband, father, and a man who cherished life with purpose and grace. During his tenure as mayor from 1986 to 1989, Davis implemented changes such as privatizing the garbage service, demonstrating his forward-thinking mindset. Although some residents initially opposed this decision, Davis recognized the city's potential for growth and aimed to propel Canton forward. He also appointed the first Black city council member, John Heard, and the first woman, Margaret Logan, both of whom he valued and maintained close friendships with. Walton Davis Jr. leaves behind a legacy of leadership, vision, and meaningful connections within the Canton community.


STORY 2: Drive By


A man from Dallas, Georgia, named Steven Nance, has been indicted by a Cherokee County grand jury on multiple charges related to a shooting incident at a Holly Springs home. The arrest was made by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team in collaboration with Holly Springs investigators. The charges against Nance include three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of stalking, one count of aggravated assault family violence, one count of criminal damage to property, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The incident took place in March when shots were fired at a residence on Palm Street, but fortunately, no injuries were reported. Nance has been in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond since his booking in March. It is important to note that an indictment represents formal charges, and individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Story 3: Ball Ground


The Ball Ground City Council has unanimously approved a $6 million budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The budget includes a general fund of approximately $2.1 million, which is $422,590 more than the previous year. The city plans to increase property tax revenue by $250,000 through growth and a tax increase. The additional revenue will be used to create two new entry-level positions in the Ball Ground Police Department, allowing the department to operate 24/7. The budget also allocates funds for administrative expenses, reserve funds, and contingencies. The water and sewer budget is around $2.2 million, reflecting rate increases to cover operational costs. The city expects increased revenue from water sales and plans to invest in road repairs and park improvements.….be right back


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And now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician with Ingles Markets joins our own Bruce Jenkins to talk about high grocery prices.


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We’re back with more community news next:


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STORY 4: Library


Joel Langford, the director of library services and university historian at Reinhardt University in Waleska, is retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. Langford has been a dependable source of knowledge and a supportive presence for both colleagues and students. Originally joining Reinhardt as a fresh graduate from Emory University, he expected to stay for just a few years. However, as the university grew, Langford became ingrained in the Reinhardt community, which he describes as a family and a home. Colleagues praise Langford for his kindness, professionalism, and extensive knowledge beyond academia. Langford's leadership has guided the transformation of the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center to adapt to the digital age. His presence will be greatly missed by his colleagues, who admire him as a rock and a mentor.


Story 5: Pope


A Pope High School's baseball team secured a 15-3 victory against River Ridge in Game 2 of their Class AAAAAA state playoff matchup. With a 10-4 win in Game 1, Pope advanced to the state title series for the second consecutive year. They will face the winner of the Houston County vs. Etowah matchup. Pope's dominant second inning, which included eight runs, propelled them to victory. Pitcher JD Rediger started for River Ridge but struggled against Pope's offense. Pope's coach, Chris Turco, credited the team's adjustment to their strike zone after the first inning. Pope hopes to continue their success in the title series and secure their second consecutive championship



Story 6: Track


Cherokee County had a strong showing at the Class AAAAAA track and field state championships. Three athletes from the county emerged as individual champions. Zane Gibson from Etowah won the boys pole vault, clearing 15 feet, 6 inches. Keira Hight from Sequoyah dominated the girls pole vault, clearing 12-0. Kyndal McKinney from Woodstock secured victory in the girls shot put with a personal-best throw of 44-6. In total, Cherokee County had 16 athletes place in the top 15 of their events, with notable performances from Luke Stradley, Sierra Reid, and other talented athletes across various disciplines. The county showcased its strength and talent at the state championships….closing thoughts after this:



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