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Waleska woman charged with strangling teen and kicking child

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CTL Script/ Top Stories of July 29 Saturday

Publish Date: July 28 Friday


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From the Ingles Studio Welcome to the Award Winning Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast

   Today is Saturday, July 29th, and happy 70th birthday to Rocker Geddy Lee


I’m Brian Giffin and here are the stories Cherokee is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia

  1. Waleska woman charged with strangling teen and kicking child
  2. Georgia man sentenced in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol
  3. And Cherokee Schools selected for program to serve more fresh local produce in meals


We’ll have all this and more coming up on the Cherokee Tribune-Ledger Podcast


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Story 1. charged


Patricia Hargraves, a 64-year-old woman from Waleska, was arrested for allegedly strangling a teenager and physically assaulting another child in her home. The charges against her include aggravated assault family violence, two counts of first-degree cruelty to children, one count of third-degree cruelty to children, and simple battery. The Cherokee Sheriff's Office states that Hargraves placed her foot on the throat of a 14-year-old girl, kicked her, and pulled her hair on July 24. She is also accused of kicking a 10-year-old in the abdomen area and knocking a man to the ground, kicking him on the leg. Hargraves is the aunt and great-aunt of the children involved. She was arrested on July 24 and is currently held in the Cherokee County jail without bond.

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STORY 2: capitol


A 21-year-old Georgia man, Bruno Cua, has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. He also received 36 months of supervised release. Cua attended the rally at the Washington Monument with his parents before heading to the Capitol. He separated from his parents, entered the building armed with a baton, and violently shoved a Capitol Police officer trying to lock the doors to the Senate Gallery. Cua later admitted on social media that he took part in the attack using violence and suggested more violence might be necessary in the future. Over 1,070 people have been arrested in all 50 states in connection with the January 6 attack.


Story 3: produce


Cherokee County School District has secured a state grant through the Georgia Local Food for Schools pilot program. This grant will enable CCSD School Nutrition to expand its partnerships with local farmers and food producers, increasing the availability of fresh produce in school meals. The initiative complements CCSD's already successful Farm to School program, which has boosted the inclusion of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients in school breakfasts and lunches. All CCSD schools offer fresh fruits and vegetables as side choices and provide fresh salads as daily lunch entrée options. The new program will provide even more options for students to enjoy nutritious meals and support their learning. The pilot program will be implemented in the upcoming school year, thanks to the efforts of CCSD School Nutrition Executive Director Tina Farmer and culinary specialist Jessica Emmett.


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STORY 4: nutrition


Cherokee County School District has introduced a new awards program to recognize top school nutrition teams. Called the "School Nutrition Team of the Year" awards, cafeteria teams had the opportunity to win prizes by achieving specific goals related to improving their service to students, teachers, and staff. The winners were announced on July 26 at the department's annual back-to-school training. Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy and E.T. Booth Middle School were named the winners in the elementary and middle/high school/center divisions, respectively. The winning teams received various prizes, including gift cards, special shirts, and kitchen equipment for their school. The awards program aims to encourage program improvement and provide recognition for the hard work of the School Nutrition teams in serving nutritious meals to students.


Story 5: goshen


The Goshen Valley Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on helping children in foster care, is renovating a building in Canton to create the Goshen Family Resource Center. The center will offer a range of mental health services to families and will be operated under Goshen Therapeutic Services. The project is part of Goshen's prevention efforts to provide support and therapy to at-risk families, aiming to keep fewer children from entering the foster care system. The center will offer various types of therapy, counseling, and family support. Renovations have started, and the center is expected to open in 2024. The foundation has received a grant from the Georgia Department of Human Services to support the initiative. The center will also serve as a hub for connecting families with other necessary resources like affordable housing and employment coaching. The foundation has raised funds for renovations and is seeking additional support for the project.


Story 6: townhomes


The Woodstock City Council has postponed a developer's request to build a 29-unit townhome community on a 2.7-acre parcel. The developer, Michelle Horstemeyer for The JW Collection, needs conditional use permits to build attached units and a residential development on the small parcel. Some nearby residents expressed concerns about the lack of a concrete master plan and how the development will impact the area. The property is close to the South on Main neighborhood, which has the same developer, and there is a need to update the master plan to accommodate the proposed townhomes. The council voted 5-0 to table the request for 60 days to allow time for the creation of a master plan. Additionally, the council ratified the purchase of land for road improvements and approved alcohol licenses for two restaurants.


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Story 7: pro


Caleb Bartolero, a former standout baseball player from Woodstock, signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels after the 2023 MLB Draft. He had a successful high school career, leading Woodstock to deep playoff runs and earning a spot on the Class 7A all-state team. Bartolero played college baseball at Troy, where he had an impressive career, ranking in the program's record books for hits and doubles. The Angels' farm system is ranked 28th, and Bartolero joins fellow Troy teammate Ben Thompson, who also signed with the team. The Angels have promising prospects in Logan O’Hoppe and Zach Neto.


Story 8:  reinhardt


Reinhardt University's athletic department has hired former volleyball standout Holly Heath for the 2023-24 season. Heath, a recent graduate, will take on the role of Eagles' Athletic Operations Coordinator and Assistant Sports Information Director. She holds a Master's in Sports Administration and Leadership from the university and has been involved in gameday operations for the past two years. During her time as a student, Heath achieved academic success and excelled in volleyball, earning All-Conference honors and contributing to three AAC Championships. The university has also made other staff changes, including new coaches for men's soccer and women's basketball.

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Story 9:  clemmons


Chase Clemmons, a former Etowah point guard, organized a back-to-school event at the Salvation Army's Marietta facility before starting his college basketball career at Kennesaw State. He distributed free bookbags, school supplies, and other essentials to kids in need, emphasizing his commitment to giving back to the community. The event was successful, with over 50 book bags given out to 70 kids. Clemmons is eager to make a positive impact both on and off the court as a student-athlete. After leading Etowah to a strong postseason performance, he signed with Kennesaw State, a program that recently made it to the NCAA Tournament and has a new coach, Antoine Pettway.

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