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Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a Lawrenceville basement

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The Gwinnett County police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old woman, Neiana Ransome, who was found dead with a gunshot wound in the basement of a home in unincorporated Lawrenceville over the weekend. The police received a call about a shooting and found her body. The case has been turned over to the police department's Homicide Unit, and detectives believe the incident may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. No suspect has been identified yet, and anyone with information is asked to call detectives or Crime Stoppers, which offers a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Retired Navy Captain Baron Reinhold announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Gwinnett County Sheriff in Georgia. Despite lacking law enforcement experience, Reinhold believes that his military skills and leadership experience have prepared him for the job. To qualify for the position, Reinhold must obtain peace officer certification before the 2024 election. He intends to focus on crime-related issues in the county, such as drug and human trafficking, and to build trust between law enforcement and the community. Reinhold is looking to take over the role from Democrat Sheriff Keybo Taylor.

Brookwood High School's girls track and field team won their third county championship in the last four years. They scored 97.5 points, edging out second-place Archer High School, who finished with 92.5 points. The meet was highly competitive, with several top teams vying for the title. Brookwood's victory was attributed to outstanding performances from their athletes, including Serena Tate, who won the 200-meter dash and came second in the 400, and Janai Jones, who won the 100-meter dash. Despite facing challenges and injuries, Brookwood's girls pulled together to secure the victory.

The Shiloh boys track and field team won the Gwinnett County championship trophy for the second year in a row and the third time in the past five seasons. They scored 124 points, beating Buford who scored 96.5 points. Grayson, Brookwood, Mill Creek, and Parkview came third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Shiloh won three county titles in boys track and field in its first 30 years of existence, but matched that number in the last five seasons. The Generals' depth and scoring in all disciplines were keys to the team title, and they had one individual champion in the running finals, Bryce Southerland, in the 110-meter hurdles.

 Lia McGrath from Ingles Markets join us to answer our questions about Gluten.

A bill proposing $6,500 vouchers for Georgia students attending low-performing public schools is struggling to get through the General Assembly in the final days of this year's session. The House of Representatives tabled the bill that would create the vouchers, and it appears to lack the votes to pass. The Georgia Student Finance Commission would oversee the program, and parents would be required to live in Georgia for one year before availing their children of the scholarships. Democrats criticized the measure, arguing it would harm public schools, and school vouchers do not address the root causes of poor educational outcomes.

Seniors from Gwinnett County in Georgia gathered at Central Gwinnett High School for the 14th annual Gwinnett Senior All-Star Basketball Games. The girls' game was a tight affair, with Team Grant defeating Team Cooper 63-62 after a late surge from the latter. Ohio State commit Diana Collins of Brookwood led the scoring with 22 points. In the boys' game, Team Whiting beat Team Freeman 105-104 in an overtime thriller that ended with a buzzer-beater from Berkmar's Tyson Jones. Coaches, players, and spectators all enjoyed the intensity yet lightheartedness of the game.

As we get closer to the start of the 2023 Masters, Times-Journal Incorporated sports editor John Bednarowski joins the show to take us on the final two holes of his round at Augusta National presented by Ingles.


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