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Suspects in $1M Canton jewelry heist linked to Marietta case

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MDJ Script/ Top Stories for August 29

Publish Date: Aug 28


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

Today is Tuesday August 26th and happy heavenly birthday to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson


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

1. Suspects in $1M Canton jewelry heist linked to Marietta case

2. Woodstock man arrested for fatal crash near Sprayberry High

3. And a Mableton man accused of fleeing police and crashing motorcycle

Plus, Brian Giffin will have a Cobb Sports Report, Powered by Powers Electrical Solutions

All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen and subcribe!

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STORY 1 case


Three men, Maykel Olides Hernandez, Javier Guerra-Morales, and Giorge Navea, have been arrested and charged with first-degree burglary for their involvement in a jewelry store burglary in Canton where over $1 million worth of merchandise was stolen. The burglary involved cutting a hole in the roof of Kay Jewelers in January. The suspects are also suspected in a similar case in Marietta, as per the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Hernandez, Guerra-Morales, and Navea were arrested in different locations and are awaiting extradition. Authorities believe the men are part of an international theft ring and are linked to burglary attempts in Alpharetta and Knoxville.

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Story 2: crash


Aaron Andre Brooks, a Woodstock resident, has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash near Sprayberry High School earlier this year. Cobb police accuse Brooks of causing a collision that resulted in the death of Zhi Zhang. The incident occurred on April 29 when Brooks was allegedly driving his 2012 Jeep Liberty at approximately 94 mph, almost 50 mph over the speed limit. He lost control of the vehicle, crossed into oncoming traffic, and collided with Zhang's Chevrolet Colorado in Cobb County. Zhang, the other driver, passed away from crash-related injuries on June 3. Brooks faces charges including first-degree vehicular homicide, speeding, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lanes. He is in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond.


Story 3: fleeing


Jimmy Clyde Edwards, a Mableton resident, has been charged with reckless driving and other offenses after allegedly fleeing from police on his motorcycle. The incident occurred when officers attempted to stop Edwards for not having a tag on his 1998 Suzuki 600 motorcycle on August 10th. Instead of complying, Edwards reportedly sped away, leading police on a chase through residential streets, exceeding 65 mph and running stop signs. Edwards eventually crashed the motorcycle off-road and attempted to escape on foot. Authorities found about 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his possession. Edwards had multiple suspensions on his driver's license and lacked registration, tag, and insurance for the motorcycle. He faces a range of charges including fleeing/attempting to elude, possession, reckless driving, and more. He is currently held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center....…..(pause)


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STORY 4: rape


A 37-year-old man from Lawrenceville, Benjamin Hanson, has been arrested and charged with rape. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on May 6, 2022, at a residence in east Cobb. The Cobb County Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Hanson, who was taken into custody on August 15 and is currently held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He is being held without bond.


STORY 5: pipeline


To address the national nursing shortage, Wellstar Health System, based in Marietta, is actively recruiting students through high school healthcare camps and job fairs. The camps, hosted at universities such as Kennesaw State, Mercer, and Southern Crescent Technical College, provide students with opportunities to learn from medical professionals and gain insights into potential career paths. The initiative aims to combat the nursing shortage exacerbated by factors like burnout and stress due to the pandemic. Wellstar's efforts to attract and retain nurses include concierge services, daycare support, and flexible scheduling. The system employs around 7,300 nurses across its facilities. Other medical institutions in the area are also taking steps to recruit nurses.


Story 6: 526


A grant of $526,000 has been awarded to enhance trails within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). The funding has been provided by the Cathy D. Perry Trust to support green spaces, with the trust's trustee, Scott Olsen, designating the public land along the Chattahoochee River as the recipient. This generous donation, the largest in the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy's ten-year history, will be utilized to improve, repair, and in some cases, reroute the trail systems in CRNRA. The area, spanning 48 miles in metro Atlanta and featuring over 66 miles of trails, is maintained by the Conservancy. This donation will significantly aid in the park's maintenance and enhancement efforts.


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Story 7: 600


Marietta's football program achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first team in Cobb County to reach 600 all-time wins. The Blue Devils secured their 600th victory with a 20-19 overtime win against West Forsyth. The program's history dates back to its first win in 1914 against Decatur. Marietta is now the 23rd school in the state to reach this achievement. The team's coach, Richard Morgan, expressed pride in the accomplishment and the unity the win brought to the players. The milestone victory was sealed in overtime when West Forsyth's unsuccessful 2-point conversion attempt allowed Marietta to secure the win.


Story 8: walton


The Walton Raiders, ranked fourth, achieved a record-setting victory of 63-15 against Brookwood. This win marked the highest point total for Walton in a single game, surpassing the previous record of 59 points. The Raiders' strong start in the game, with five touchdowns in their first six possessions, showcased their prowess. Their victory over Brookwood followed a previous win against Grayson, reflecting their potential in the 2023 season. Coach Daniel Brunner highlighted their focus on the process and maintaining good practices, while quarterback Jeremy Hecklinski emphasized the team's determination to prove their consistent performance.


Story 9: kell


Kell secured a 41-29 victory over Allatoona in a non-region game, showcasing a potent offense that amassed 477 total yards. The Longhorns employed a mix of big plays, including an 80-yard touchdown pass from Kemari Nix to Kyle Vaka and a 66-yard scoring run by Tariq Green. Despite defensive challenges, Kell's offensive prowess led by Quinterrius Gipson's 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns, along with Nix's 166 passing yards and two touchdowns. The game saw lead changes, with Allatoona putting up a spirited fight, yet Kell's consistent offensive performance secured their triumph.


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