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GDP Script/ Top Stories for Sunday June 18th

Publish Date: Friday June 16

From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast

Today is Sunday June 18th , and happy 79th birthday to Singer Barry Manilow



I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties

  1. Second cat with rabies attacks someone, this time in Sugar Hill
  2. Gwinnett County school board adopts $3.04 billion budget, but chairwoman raises concerns
  3. And Gwinnett's Elliott Brack honored by Georgia Press Association



All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast.


 Break 1 :  Slappey


       Story 1.  cat


Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officers have captured a second cat within a month that tested positive for rabies. The recent incident involved a cat attacking a person in Sugar Hill. Previously, another cat had attacked someone in Dacula. County officials are urging residents to take precautions and report any animals exhibiting unusual behavior. Pet owners are advised to ensure their pets are up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. Unvaccinated pets exposed to a rabid animal must undergo strict quarantine for four months. Rabies is a dangerous virus that affects the nervous system and can be transmitted to humans. Immediate medical attention is crucial if bitten or scratched by animals suspected of having rabies. Contacting the Gwinnett County Health Department and Animal Welfare and Enforcement Bite Office is recommended for reporting incidents and seeking assistance. Residents are urged to avoid contact with strange animals or wildlife and refrain from keeping wild animals as pets.


STORY 2: budget


Gwinnett County Public Schools have approved a record-breaking budget of $3.04 billion for fiscal year 2024. However, concerns have been raised by some school board members that the budget does not adequately address certain needs. Board Chairwoman Tarece Johnson voted against the budget, expressing concerns about early learning and English language learning support. Despite requests for adjustments, district officials stated that no changes were made to the budget. While the budget includes raises for teachers, cost-of-living increases for non-teaching employees, and additional staff positions, board members and teachers have voiced concerns about unmet needs. The school board acknowledged the possibility of addressing these concerns through budget amendments later in the fiscal year. The millage rate, which determines property taxes allocated to schools, is set to remain at 20.65 mills, but property owners may still see an increase in their tax bills due to property value assessments. Final adoption of the millage rate will occur in the coming month…………get more details at gwinnettdailypost.com

Story 3:  brack

Elliott Brack, a long-time newspaper professional, was recently inducted into the Georgia Press Association Golden Club for his 50+ years of service in the industry. The induction took place during the GPA's annual convention. Brack was honored alongside R. Griffin Lovett and Kathleen Williamson, both esteemed journalists. Brack expressed gratitude for his fulfilling career in various newspaper roles, from rural to metropolitan areas and even the internet. He began his career in south Georgia and later spent many years in Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta region. Throughout his career, Brack served as a publisher, vice president, general manager, associate professor of journalism, and columnist. He officially retired in 2001 but continued his contributions through internet commentary and publishing. Brack has written over 10,000 columns and authored books on the history of Gwinnett County. He was recognized as Citizen of the Year by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and held leadership positions in various newspaper organizations.


we’ll be right back


Break 2:  MOG - Tom Wages - then Obits


STORY 4: parkview


Justin Henry, a recent graduate from Mercer University and Lilburn resident, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student award for the 2022-23 academic year. Henry received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Colombia. Mercer University, which has had 32 student and alumni Fulbright Award recipients since 2010, expressed pride in its students' accomplishments. Henry, a double major in public health and Spanish, plans to pursue a master's degree in public health after his teaching assistantship. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. government, aims to foster mutual understanding between the United States and other countries. It provides grants to individuals based on academic or professional achievement and leadership potential.


Story 5: 7th


Reina Lee, a seventh-grade student from North Gwinnett Middle School, has been named the official 2023 Doodle for Google winner for the state of Georgia. The Doodle for Google competition invites students from kindergarten to 12th grade to create their own Google logo. Lee's winning artwork, which features a gymnastics theme, could be featured on Google's homepage. Her doodle was selected from thousands of entries and represents her gratitude for gymnastics. Lee may also become the national winner through public voting, which would award her a $30,000 college scholarship and provide her school with a tech package worth $50,000.


Story 6:  Duluth


Duluth officials have implemented a new ordinance to combat street racing activities in the city. The ordinance grants Duluth police officers the ability to file Street Racing charges against organizers, participants, and spectators. The goal is to expedite the prosecution process by bringing cases to the Duluth Municipal Court more swiftly. Those charged with street racing can face fines of up to $1,000, up to six months in prison, or a combination of both. Vehicles involved in street racing can be impounded for at least 30 days, with expenses borne by the owner. The police have already issued citations and made arrests in response to street racing incidents, and several vehicles have been towed. The Duluth Police Department is determined to enforce the ordinance and ensure public safety.


We’ll be back after this


Break 3:  Ingles 3 – Lawrenceville (generic)– GCPS tfn


Story 7:  Slayton


New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton is organizing the Slayton Skills Camp, a free youth football camp, which will take place at his former school, Greater Atlanta Christian, on July 15. The camp is open to students in grades 6 to 10 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can register for the camp on the website slaytonskillscamp.com. It's a great opportunity for young athletes to learn from an NFL player and enhance their football skills.


Story 8: Lacrosse


Triniti Cassidy, a senior at Brookwood High School, has been named the Daily Post's Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. Cassidy and her teammates have achieved significant success over the past four seasons, transforming the Brookwood girls lacrosse program. This year, the team won the Area 1-7A championship, the school's first area or region title in the sport, and reached the Elite Eight of the Class 7A state playoffs for the first time. Cassidy's individual performance was exceptional, breaking numerous school records and earning accolades such as first-team all-state and Gwinnett Lacrosse League Midfielder of the Year. She scored a remarkable 115 goals in a single season, totaling 316 goals throughout her high school career. Cassidy's leadership and impact extend beyond the field, as she actively contributes to the Brookwood community and maintains a 4.1 GPA. She will continue her lacrosse career at Belmont Abbey College.


We’ll have final thoughts after this


Break 4:  Henssler 60

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