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Suspect in custody, another at large in fatal shooting of 19-year-old at Acworth apartment

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

   Today is Friday May the 26th and happy 74th birthday to Hank Williams Jr.


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

  1. Suspect in custody, another at large in fatal shooting of 19-year-old at Acworth apartment
  2. Next steps unclear for Cobb's five-year strategic plan
  3. And a Marietta councilman fields questions on proposed downtown building


of the USDA will have thoughts on that same topic.

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


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STORY 1 shooting



An Acworth man has been taken into custody, while another suspect remains at large in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Kennesaw man. Jaiden Lajuan Colon-Crawford, 20, is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center as a suspect in the shooting death of Aiden Shaw. The incident occurred at the Walden Ridge Apartment Homes, where Shaw lived. David Bernard Travis, 18, is the remaining suspect, and the public is advised not to approach him but to call 911 if seen. The shooting took place during a possible home invasion, and both suspects face charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and first-degree burglary. Acworth police are investigating and encourage anyone with information to contact them. Stay up to date at MDJonline.com




Story 2: unclear


The Cobb Board of Commissioners in Cobb County, Georgia, is uncertain about the next steps for its five-year strategic plan. After hiring consulting firm Accenture for the plan, the county received a 38-page document and sought feedback from residents through listening sessions and an online survey. The plan focuses on areas such as community development, economic development, government efficiency, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and public safety. The commission is open to further input from residents before approving the plan. During public hearings, some residents expressed support for expanding public transportation, while others raised concerns about the plan becoming binding policy. The commission clarified that the plan would guide their work but decisions would still be made on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, the commission approved initial upgrades to the Cobb County International Airport as part of a $3 million improvement project funded by a Federal Aviation Administration grant.




Story 3: Council


After the city of Marietta and Bridger Properties decided to continue negotiations regarding a proposed seven-story building near the Square, local residents expressed their concerns and questions during a town hall meeting. Councilman M. Carlyle Kent, representing Ward 5 which includes the proposed site, met with residents to address their inquiries. Kent has been supportive of increasing density and affordable housing in Marietta, citing the need for relief in an expensive city where many employees don't live. The City Council has allocated $500,000 from federal funds to build six houses for qualifying city or school system employees in collaboration with the Marietta Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity. Kent, who believes in managed density, remains optimistic about reaching a compromise with Bridger. The meeting also covered updates on city projects and events, including the completion of the Powder Springs Street streetscape project. Despite differing opinions, both Councilman Kent and his wife Jocelyn want the building to complement the Square's aesthetic.....we'll have more in a moment.


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STORY 4: Park


 Celebrate America's independence on July 4 with the 4th In The Park Celebration in Marietta Square, presented by Superior Plumbing. The event will feature an Independence Day parade, live concerts, an arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and a fireworks finale. The parade will have over 110 entries and will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the arts and crafts show and the Kid's Zone. The entertainment schedule includes various performances throughout the day, with fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m. To reserve a concert table, contact Laura McLaughlin starting June 1. For more information, reach out to the City of Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities.....get more on this story at MDJonline.com




STORY 5: Galleria


The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority is considering adding a new hotel to the Cobb Galleria Centre's campus. They have approved spending $175,000 on a consultant to assess the feasibility of the hotel. The authority aims to replace the struggling Galleria Specialty Shops with a hotel directly connected to the convention center. The study will examine the market feasibility, economic impact, site planning, and funding options. The findings will help determine the size and profitability of the proposed hotel. The authority plans to issue bonds for the estimated $150-170 million redevelopment project, which includes expanding ballroom space and updating the convention center. The authority has secured a long-term revenue stream through an agreement with the county to fund the project.




Story 6: Pigs



The City of Kennesaw Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, in partnership with Luzianne Tea, has announced the "Brews & Booze" recipe contest. Participants are invited to create a mocktail or cocktail recipe using Luzianne Tea and submit it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #BrewsandBooze23, tagging both the festival and Luzianne Tea. Submissions must be made by June 21. Three semi-finalists will be selected based on creativity and flavor, and they will compete live at the City of Kennesaw's Annual Salute to America event. A tasting team will choose a final mocktail and cocktail winner. The winning recipes will be exclusively available at the festival and the winners will receive a prize package including VIP tickets, Luzianne Tea supplies, and recognition on social media and on stage at the festival. For more information on this, check out the story at MDJonline.com


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Story 7:  Charged


Two suspects from Smyrna, Dayton Bryan Owen and Drysten Owen, have been charged with murder in the fatal beating of Caleb Demond Thomas, a Marietta man, in Bartow County. The arrests were made in a joint operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies. Dayton Owen is being held without bond at the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Adult Detention Center, while Drysten Owen is in a youth detention center awaiting judicial hearings. The incident occurred at Parkway Station condos, and witnesses reported a silver Toyota Tacoma being involved in the assault. Thomas was treated at the scene but succumbed to his injuries at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center



Story 8: Golf


The Mount Paran Christian boys golf team won their first-ever Class AA state championship at the Okefenokee Country Club in Blackshear. They achieved a team total of 290, securing a comfortable victory over the second-place team, Walker. Freshman Brody McQueen led the way by shooting a remarkable 6-under par 66, claiming the individual title. Jace Butcher finished second with an even-par 72, and Zach Peterson tied for third at 74. The team's exceptional performance, despite challenging weather conditions, showcased their hard work and talent. Several other Mount Paran golfers also delivered strong performances, securing their team's historic win.


We’ll have closing thoughts in a moment


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