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Register to resign as GBI director, return as Cobb's public safety director

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MDJ Script/ Top Stories for June 24th Saturday

Publish Date: June 23rd Friday


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

Today is Saturday June the 24th and happy 76th birthday to musician Mick Fleetwood


I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the top stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia

1. Register to resign as GBI director, return as Cobb's public safety director

2. Judge hears arguments in Cobb school board map lawsuit

3. And Gas South is relocating it’s headquarters to the Battery

Plus, we have a special sports segment for you, as Brian Giffin has created a feature piece, on, and with Travis Bell, a Kennesaw State Alum recently drafted by the Chicago Bears


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


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STORY 1 register


The Cobb Board of Commissioners is set to vote on hiring Michael Register, the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), as Cobb County's public safety director. Register previously held the position in Cobb County, serving as police chief in 2017 and public safety director in 2019 before resigning for personal reasons. He later worked as the assistant chief for Sheriff Craig Owens in Cobb County. If approved, Register will return to the role of public safety director, which became vacant after Randy Crider's retirement in 2022. Lisa Cupid, chair of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, expressed excitement about Register's potential return, citing his experience, relationships in the community, and understanding of the county's opportunities. The vote is scheduled to take place during the Tuesday meeting.......……... Read more about this at mdjonline.com


Story 2: lawsuit


The Cobb County School District is facing a lawsuit challenging its new district map, which took effect in January. The map, supported by the Republican majority, redrew the boundaries of the school board and has been accused by a coalition of civil rights and left-leaning groups, along with Cobb parents, of disenfranchising voters of color. The lawsuit seeks to have certain districts declared unconstitutional and a new map created. The Cobb Board of Commissioners argued in federal court against the lawsuit, with the Board of Elections also seeking to be dismissed from the case. The judge expressed inclination to let the case proceed, and the plaintiffs emphasized the claim of racial gerrymandering without the need to show discriminatory intent.


Story 3: gas


Gas South, the largest retail natural gas provider in the Southeast, has announced that it will relocate its headquarters to The Battery Atlanta next year. The company plans to move its approximately 250 employees to the new space by August 2024, leasing 31,000 square feet of the office complex. The Battery Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Braves' stadium, Truist Park, offers a vibrant lifestyle destination with various amenities. Gas South's CEO expressed excitement about the move and the potential for a fresh start in a thriving location. Gas South serves over 440,000 customers across 14 states, and its relocation signifies its commitment to growth and innovation....….we’ll be right back


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STORY 4: trailblazer


Terri Arnold, one of the first Black employees at Kennesaw State University (KSU), was honored with a surprise party at the Prillaman Center on campus. The event, organized by the Ebony Women's Book Club of North Cobb, celebrated Arnold's 45-year career at the university. Arnold, described as a trailblazer, expressed her gratitude for the recognition and the love and support shown by colleagues, friends, and family. She began her journey at KSU in 1971 and played various roles throughout her tenure. Arnold's impact on the community, including her involvement in school integration, was praised during the celebration.



STORY 5: construction


The Marietta Housing Authority is making progress on a 74-unit affordable senior housing development in Marietta. The construction, located near South Marietta Parkway, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The development is a partnership between the housing authority and Prestwick Companies. This project marks the 13th affordable senior housing initiative by the Marietta Housing Authority in Cobb County since 2009. The housing units will be maintained as affordable for 30 years, and rent will be determined based on area median income through low-income housing tax credits. The development has received support from Mayor Steve Tumlin and is seen as a low-impact addition to the community.


Story 6: scoot


Scoot Henderson, a former Kell guard, fulfilled his dream of being drafted into the NBA. Henderson, who reclassified to graduate high school a year early, became the youngest professional basketball player in U.S. history by joining the NBA's developmental G League. During the 2023 NBA draft, he was selected as the third pick by the Portland Trail Blazers. Henderson expressed his excitement, describing himself as a determined player ready to make an impact both on and off the court. He averaged impressive numbers in the G League and received praise for his talent and maturity. Henderson's selection marks the first time a player from Kell has been drafted into the NBA. He joins a growing list of Cobb County players making their mark in the league, including Jaylen Brown, Isaac Okoro, and Collin Sexton. Other Cobb County alumni, Sharife Cooper and Jared Harper, also have the potential to earn NBA spots.


…………we’re back, in a moment


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Story 7: Bell


As Promised, we have a special feature today. Brian Giffin spent the first 5 years as the radio voice of Kennesaw State Football, a program that launched in 2015……… KSU had not had a player taken in the NFL until this past April,, when the Bears drafted Defensive Tackle Travis Bell. Brian put together the following piece on, and with, Travis Bell…take a listen..


****Bell Feature Piece****


We’ll have Final thoughts coming up after this……



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