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Two Men Get Life for Crime Spree That Left Young Father Dead

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 MDJ Script/ Top Stories for May 9th             

Publish Date:  May 9th            



From the Ingles Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast. 


Today is Thursday, May 9th, and Happy 74th Birthday to entertainer Billy Joel.

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

  1. Two Men Get Life for Crime Spree That Left Young Father Dead
  2. Challenger Decries Home Rule, Transit Tax at Cobb Forum
  3. Cobb Students Win $2,500 National Merit Scholarship


Plus, Bruce Jenkins sits down with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss hard boiled eggs.


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 subscribe! 



STORY 1: Two Men Get Life for Crime Spree That Left Young Father Dead

In January 2020, Elijah Bailey, 20, and Miguel Romo, 21, were convicted by a Cobb jury for their roles in a violent 48-hour crime spree, including murder, home invasion, armed robbery, among other charges. This spree tragically culminated in the death of 22-year-old Daquan Murphy during one of the home invasions. The spree inflicted terror on multiple victims, notably affecting Murphy's girlfriend and their young child. Shropshire, a fellow accomplice, previously received a life sentence. Bailey and Romo were each sentenced to life imprisonment plus additional years. Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady said the community's unequivocal stance against such acts of violence, affirming justice for the impacted families.

STORY 2: Challenger Decries Home Rule, Transit Tax at Cobb Forum

In the race for the District 4 seat on the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, incumbent Monique Sheffield and challenger Yashica Marshall, both Democrats, present differing stances. Sheffield supports the commission's home resolution and the proposed transit tax, advocating for specific funding for transit projects. In contrast, Marshall opposes them, suggesting alternative funding sources and emphasizing community input in development plans. Their debate spans issues such as home rule, transit tax funding, and revitalizing Veterans Memorial Highway. Sheffield touts her experience and leadership, while Marshall seeks equitable attention across the county and champions positive change.

STORY 3: Cobb Students Win $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

Eleven graduating high school seniors from Cobb County received $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, chosen from 15,000 finalists nationwide based on academic records, test scores, leadership, community involvement, essays, and recommendations. The nonprofit awarded a total of 2,250 scholarships. Winners from Cobb County include students with diverse career aspirations, from computer science and engineering to medicine and marine biology. These scholars were recognized for their exceptional achievements and potential for success in college studies.

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STORY 4: Mount Paran Christian School Works with Local Literacy Club

Fourth and fifth graders from Mount Paran Christian School recently performed Disney's "Finding Nemo Kids" for parents, grandparents, and friends from the Ben Carson Reading Club at Walton Village Adventure Center. The Ben Carson Reading Club, housed within the Walton Adventure Center near Dobbins Air Reserve Base, aims to combat illiteracy and promote leisure reading among young children. Mount Paran students regularly engage with the Adventure Center through various events, including Family Serve Day, visits from the football team, and service opportunities.

STORY 5: Cumberland Kroger to Close

The Cumberland Kroger, a staple for 44 years, is set to close on August 17,  just two weeks before its lease ends. All 70 employees of this establishment will be reassigned to other locations in accordance with the company's collective bargaining agreement. Kroger's Atlanta division president, Victor Smith, extended his gratitude to the store's loyal customers and assured that customer service would continue unabated at nearby locations in Smyrna and Marietta.



And now here is Bruce Jenkins’ conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets to discuss hard boiled eggs.


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