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Thursday on Political Rewind: A Texas federal judge says he'll rule soon on the use of a pill that induces more than half of the abortions in the U.S. Plus, new details on the 2020 phone conversation between former President Donald Trump and late Georgia House Speaker David Ralston. The panel Emma Hurt, @Emma_Hurt, reporter, Axios Atlanta Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution State Sen. Kim Jackson, @KimforGeorgia, (D), Stone Mountain Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, professor of law, Georgia State University Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:00 - New report shows Trump called late Speaker David Ralston 18:00 - Texas federal judge's impending ruling on abortion drug 29:00 - Senate Bill 140 heard on the House floor 45:00 - Special show talking about the Irish in Georgia 46:00 - Statues of women Friday on Political Rewind: A St. Patrick's Day special on Georgia's Irish history.
Gwinnett County police are calling for information on what happened to a Hispanic woman who disappeared after going out with friends last fall. Police issued a call for information on he whereabouts of Selena Garcia on Monday. Garcia's family last heard from her on October 7, her sister Zaira Garcia told the Daily Post last week. The 25-year-old told her sister she was going out with friends. Her family has not heard from her since then. Her sister said a message she sent a few days later was marked read, but never responded to. The police department's call for information in the Selena Garcia disappearance came days after Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta issued its own call for information on her last Friday. Garcia was reported missing from her home on Dickens Terrace in Lilburn, and police said she is known to frequent the Lilburn, Norcross and Buford areas. She is described as being 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with brown eyes, straight brown hair and multiple tattoos. Her tattoos include a "503" across her fingers on her right hand, "Maria" on the outside of her wrist and a dark green marijuana plant on the top of her hand. Selena Garcia had been released from the Gwinnett County Jail the day before her family last heard from her. She had been arrested last July on charges of tampering with evidence, criminal trespass for unlawful purposes, and giving a false name, address or birthdate to a law enforcement officer. Anyone who has information about Selena Garcia's whereabouts is asked to call detectives or crime stoppers. Twenty-five people named in a 210-count indictment — for crimes ranging from racketeering to murder, gang activity and armed robbery — have been arrested by multiple law enforcement agencies, including agencies from Gwinnett County. Gwinnett County police announced their Gang Unit worked with the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit, the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DeKalb County Police Department, the Fulton County district Attorney's Office and the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office to make the arrests. There were 26 suspects named in the indictment, and one of them, 22-year-old Decatur resident Khari "RX Yano" Kelley, remains at large. The arrests or the 25 other suspects named in the indictment, however, came after a year-long investigation by the Gwinnett Police Gang Unit. In August 2021, multiple shooting cases along Boggs Road in Duluth led investigators to discover ongoing violence between 'Blixtz' gang and '56 Gang. On August 29, 2021, '56 Gang' members shot and killed 18-year-old Jeremiah Pretto (an 18-year-old male from Duluth). The case evolved into a RICO investigation against the "56 Gang" in December 2021 as several members were charged with violent cases. Investigators also discovered the '56 Gang' was working with the 'Drug Rich' gang as cases began to emerge where members of both gangs were accused or committing crimes began to emerge. The case came to a head when the top two leaders of the "56 Gang" — Lawrenceville resident Ladavion "Chicago" Smith, 22, and Clarkston resident Cameron "XG" Hamilton, 18 — along with the two highest ranking members of the "Drug Rich" gang — Stone Mountain residents Dalemonte "Drug Rich Hect" Neshawn Stilley, 24, and Zaion "Drug Rich Peso" Sharif Martinez, 27 — were indicted on RICO charges by a Gwinnett County grand jury on Jan. 25, along with 22 other members of the two gangs. In addition to the RICO charges, however, the indictment also lists several other crimes, including violations of the Gang Act, malice and felony murder, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and various firearms offenses. asmine Morales is mourning the big life events, such as high school graduation, that her little sister, Susana, will not get to have because she was murdered by a now former police officer last summer. Meanwhile, Zaira Garcia has been in a constant state of worry about her sister, Selena, who has been missing since last October. The cases involving Susana Morales and Selena Garcia are just some of the cases that are causing concern among Hispanic residents in Gwinnett County. Some of the cases involve people, like Garcia, who are still classified as missing, while others involve people, such as Morales or Jose Daniel Martinez, who have been the victims of murderers. And, other cases, such as the one involving Rodrigo Floriano Mayen, involve deaths that have been classified as being the result of drug overdoses. These cases all add up to a Hispanic community that is turning to Gwinnett County police and asking what the county's law enforcement is doing to keep them safe. The Hispanic community got a chance to address its concerns to Gwinnett police officials, including Police Chief J.D. McClure, during a community meeting at Universal Church on Thursday night. Attendees highlighted a number of issues, asking police what they are doing about concerns such as fentanyl, gangs, curfews for young people, missing persons cases and human trafficking. For attendees their concerns are reinforced by cases such as the murder of Morales, the disappearance of Garcia, the overdose death of Mayen, and the shooting death of Martinez — which police have indicated was an apparent gang initiation killing — highlight the diversity of issues the Hispanic community is concerned about. Zaira Garcia also mentioned that some are afraid of police because they think officers will arrest them and try to have them deported. Major Jordan Griffin, who is the commander of the police department's West Precinct, said Hispanic residents should not be worried about whether officers will check their immigration status, however, because that is not their job. Zaira also highlighted the need for more Spanish speaking personnel in the department, while Jasmine Morales voiced her frustrations in how the department handled the investigation of her sister's disappearance prior to her death. JD McClure continued to defend his department and their handling of the Morales case. Brookwood senior Diana Collins and Grayson junior Gicarri Harris earned the top awards among the Gwinnett Tipoff Club's postseason honors Monday for the best in local high school basketball. Collins was selected as the county's Girls Player of the Year, and Harris was the Boys Player of the Year. In addition to Collins' award, the Brookwood girls were named Co-Girls Team of the Year, sharing the award with the Hebron Christian girls. Both Brookwood and Hebron won state titles, and their coaches — Brookwood's Courtney Mincy and Hebron's Jan Azar — shared Girls Coach of the Year honors. For a list off all the players selected to the teams, please head to Gwinnett Prep Sports dot com. Whataburger is coming to Gwinnett County next week. The Texas-based restaurant chain announced it will open at the Exchange @ Gwinnett, which is located at 2925 Buford Drive in Buford, on March 20. The restaurant, which will the third Whataburger location in metro Atlanta, will only offer drive-thru service at first. The location will be open 24 hours a day and it is the first of two Whataburger locations that are slated to open in Gwinnett County. An additional location in Snellville is set to open at a later date. The new restaurant is expected to generate 150 new jobs in the Buford area. In anticipation of traffic created by the opening, Whataburger has announced is will pay Gwinnett County police to provide traffic control for the restaurant's opening. The openings of Whataburger locations in Kennesaw and Woodstock led to long lines of traffic that spilled out of the restaurants parking lots and onto adjacent streets. Whataburger announced it will add online ordering and pick-up, as well as dine-in options, in the weeks to come as those services become ready to roll out The Georgia Senate passed legislation Monday that will require Georgia public schools to conduct active-shooter drills by Oct. 1 of each year. Governor Brian Kemp's “Safe Schools Act” also creates a school-safety and anti-gang certification for teachers and other school employees who complete a school safety and gang-deterrence training program. Though the bill ultimately passed nearly unanimously, it drew criticism from Democrats. Senator Elena Parent, a Democrat from Atlanta lamented that the bill highlights the failure to pass meaningful gun control laws. Parent, who ultimately voted for the bill, noted that several Democratic-sponsored gun control bills have not received committee hearings during this year's legislative session. The bill's focus on gang-violence prevention also drew concerns. Grayson Democratic Senator Nikki Merritt voiced concerns that the identification focused training could lead to racial profiling. The bill now moves to the governor's desk for his signature. For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ www.atlantagladiators.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Clay Jenkinson and Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky discuss the movement to remove statues and monuments across the United States. Each of them offers a list of questions that should be asked whenever a monument is under fire, and things we should all keep in mind as we proceed. They highlight the George Mason monument at George Mason University, the Roosevelt statue group at the American Museum of Natural History, the Jefferson exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Stone Mountain in Georgia. Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours and retreats at jeffersonhour.com/tours. Check out our merch. You can find Clay's books on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and other topics. Thomas Jefferson is interpreted and portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson.
Real and Disturbing 911 Calls #1 Killing Of Pregnant WomanCall #1 Solicitor's Office releases 911 call from castle shootingAllen Stephenson, the founder of Southern Tide, shot and killed Matthew Whitman, 32, last month on the grounds of Stephenson's estate, which was built to look like a German castle. Stephenson said Whitman was hostile and armed with a knife.Stephenson said Whitman took a knife out of his pants and thrust it at him, at which point Stephenson shot Whitman five times, the solicitor's office said. According to the solicitor's office, Stephenson fired seven shots: two warning shots from his porch, and five shots at Whitman from outside the home, three that struck him.Stephenson's girlfriend was on a call with 911 when the shots were fired. The shots can be heard in the call, according to officials. The solicitor's office said the two men did not know each other. The Solicitor's Office announced Tuesday that they wont prosecute Stephenson in connection with the shooting. The statement by Whitman's family said; "The Whitman family is disappointed by the decision not to prosecute Allen Stephenson for the homicide death of our son, Matthew. We have waited patiently while this investigation has proceeded and have been provided small pieces of information along the way.""We look forward to seeing the entire investigation file now that the Solicitor's Office claims the investigation is 'over' and the Solicitor's and Sheriff's Offices have promised to now release it."Whitman lived on Nature Trail Drive, about a mile and a half from the estate.Call #2 Man, 43, 'who didn't want a baby' killed his heavily pregnant girlfriend, 36, and then himself - and one of her young sons was there when her body was discoveredJulia Young, 36, was shot dead by Cedric Jones, 43, in her Ohio home MondayShe was found by her mom and one of her sons; Jones also killed himself thereJulia's dad said Jones was upset because he didn't want her to have his childThe pair had an on-and-off relationship before her death, police saidShe was due to have a cesarean section on May 17, also her father's birthdayBoth of Julia's sons - ten and 13 - were from a previous relationship Julia was a volunteer with local domestic violence organizationsA six-months-pregnant Ohio mother of two was shot to death in her family's home after her boyfriend decided he didn't want to father a child, the victim's dad said.Julia Young, 36, was found dead in her family's Medina home Monday by her mom and one of her sons. She had been killed by on-and-off boyfriend Cedric Jones, 43, who also killed himself.'He didn't want the baby,' her father, Philip Duke, told Cleveland.com. 'I don't know if this is his way of dealing with it. We'll never know.' Call #3 Gwinnett teen suing CSX after train accident severed his legsJacob Ohl lost both his legs below the knee when he was run over by a train in Lilburn in March. Four months after he was released from the intensive care unit, Ohl is suing CSX and the operators that were allegedly running the train that hit him.Ohl, 17, filed suit in DeKalb County last week. The lawsuit claims CSX and operators Derrick Tyrone Marshall, of Stone Mountain, and Clifton Edward Martin, of Greenwood, South Carolina, were negligent and that CSX was liable for his injuries, which have already racked up more than $200,000 in medical bills.True Crime Podcast 2023 Police Interrogations, 911 Calls and True Police Stories Podcast
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Stone Mountain has a long, complicated past. The birthplace of the second Ku Klux Klan, it is the largest memorial to the Confederacy, a reminder of the "Lost Cause" myth, and a popular picnic spot for Georgians. Today, our special panel breaks down the mountain's history. The panel: Cynthia Spence, co-chair of Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, retired columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Joe Crespino, @CrespinoJoe, Jimmy Carter Professor of History, Emory University Sheffield Hale, President and CEO, The Atlanta History Center. Wednesday on Political Rewind: Axios' Emma Hurt joins the panel. Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 1:00 - The Atlanta History Center's new documentary "Monument" breaks down Stone Mountain's history as a memorial to the "Lost Cause" myth. 14:00 - What does it mean for memorials to "honor" the Confederacy? 30:00 - What's next for Stone Mountain? 44:00 - The panel's memories of Jimmy Carter. Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.
Monday on Political Rewind: Former President Jimmy Carter announced his decision to stop medical treatment and enter home hospice in Plains, Ga. Reactions have poured in from around the world. President Biden said he hoped Carter would "continue his journey with grace and dignity." The panel: Andrea Gillespie, @AndraGillespie, professor of political science and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University Edward Lindsey, @edlindsey14, former state representative, Atlanta Leroy Chapman, @AJCLeroyChapman, managing editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, @mmo_mary, (D) Decatur Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:00 - Former President Jimmy Carter is in home hospice in Plains, Ga. 31:00 - Trump's campaign staff called Georgia GOP legislators to ask them to send false electors after the 2020 election. 42:00 - Former Gov. Nathan Deal spoke on prison reform. 50:00 - Sen. Jon Ossoff launches a federal investigation into Georgia's foster care system. Tuesday on Political Rewind: A special show surrounding the documentary "Monument: The Untold Story of Stone Mountain."
A Doraville police officer has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Norcross teen whose body was found off State Route 316 last week. Gwinnett County police are still investigating how Susana Morales died. She went missing last July while walking home and her body was found near the Gwinnett-Barrow county line on February 6. Gwinnett law enforcement officials have not released details of how Doraville Police Officer Miles Bryant was involved in the Morales case. He has not been charged with killing Morales, but he has been charged with false report of a crime and concealing the death of another. Bryant is a Norcross resident, according to Gwinnett County police. Doraville police said they were notified on Monday afternoon that arrest warrants would be served against Bryant. Doraville officials said Bryant is no longer employed by the city's police department. A new bill would prohibit transgender Georgians under 18 from receiving gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgery. The Bill's main sponsor is Senator Clint Dixon, a Republican from Gwinnett County. The eight-page bill includes a long list of procedures that would be barred, including gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgical procedures. The legislation includes some exceptions, including for people who are “born with a medically verifiable disorder of sex development” and for the treatment of “a physical disorder … injury … or illness that is certified by a physician.” A physician who provides any of the services to a person under 18 would be considered to have committed “unprofessional conduct” and would be subject to discipline by their licensing board. The bill would also require school employees to inform parents if their child is transgender. Medical groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, support gender-affirming care for transgender children when the physician and family deem it appropriate. One unintended consequence of the bill could be the prohibition of circumcision, said state Senator Kim Jackson, a Democrat from Stone Mountain. That's because the bill includes a provision that would prohibit the removal of “any healthy or nondiseased body part or tissue.” Circumcision is a common practice and is a required or strongly encouraged in some religions, including Judaism and Islam. A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. that will be featured at the Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park will reside in Atlanta, but it has major Gwinnett County connections. Local philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland are helping fund the statue — which will depict Dr. King in a pastor's robe and holding an open Bible — and longtime Gwinnett artist Kathy Fincher is one of the sculptors. Fincher and the Stricklands are lifetime friends, and their collaboration on the MLK statue was born out of a mutual desire to depict the civil rights leader in a way he had not been previously shown. Kathy Fincher wanted to emphasize the role faith played in Dr. King's life. That's why she wanted to show him in a pastor's robe, looking upward while delivering his famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, which was also the wish of the National Monument Foundation. The sculpture, which she is working on with Athens artist Stan Mullin, also shows a Bible open to scripture about Moses. The statue will be unveiled on April 1 followed by a World Peace Revival "Peace Walk." Clyde Strickland said the sculpture will not only make its mark on that day, but for decades to come. Legislation introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives Monday marks the latest effort to legalize sports betting in Georgia. House Bill 380, sponsored by state Representative Marcus Wiedower, a Republican from Watkinsville, is being supported by the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Like sports betting legislation floated in past years in the General Assembly, Wiedower's bill calls for sports betting to be overseen by the Georgia Lottery Corp. Unlike previous sports betting bills, the new measure would allow for two types of sports betting licenses. It calls for awarding up to 16 Type 1 licenses to companies that would provide online sports betting services. A second variety of licenses – known as Type 2 – would go to brick-and-mortar businesses in Georgia that would offer in-person sports betting. Sports betting legislation in past years has been limited strictly to online betting. Licensees would pay 15% of their adjusted gross incomes to the state in the form of a “privilege tax” that would be set aside to help fund education in Georgia. The bill sets out penalties for violators and includes provisions requiring companies involved in sports betting to offer programs to help problem gamblers. North Gwinnett Middle School orchestra teacher Sarah Ball has been honored with the 2023 Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award. According to Gwinnett County Public Schools officials, Ball earned the recognition "for her profound impact on string education in her community, state, and beyond." The honor is a national award presented annually by the American String Teachers Association to one school string teacher with a current and distinguished career in a school orchestral setting. From her award nomination letter, her co-teacher Amy Clement stated, “… she is a passionate music educator who enjoys sharing her love of teaching with others. She has recruited countless numbers of students, mentored many student teachers, inspired hundreds of music educators, and of the highest compliment, she has even had several former students become orchestra teachers to follow in her footsteps.” As a creative mind and innovative advocate for string education, Ball has connected, inspired, taught, coached, and developed current and future generations of string students and teachers. According to GCPS officials, Ball has not only been a leader in Gwinnett County schools "but also shared her light beyond her school district with incomparable engagement and motivational strategies in state, local, regional, and national presentations, and guest clinician performances. Her service to the profession is greatly valued and appreciated." The award reviewers also noted these activities as incredibly influential – including serving as GMEA orchestra division chair, as Georgia ASTA president, and as a member-at-large on the national ASTA board. The impact that she has made in guest conducting roles not only influences those students in the ensembles, but also their teachers and families. Ball will receive the award during a presentation at the national conference in Orlando in March. Cherokee Bluff already knew Seckinger wasn't an ordinary first-year boys basketball program after the regular season meeting between the two teams in December. In case the host Bears had forgotten, however, the Jaguars gave them a reminder during their Region 8-AAAA Tournament quarterfinal Monday night at Cherokee Bluff. Seckinger got balanced scoring and held off multiple Cherokee Bluff attempts at a rally to earn the program's first state tournament bid with a 65-54 victory. Carter Watkins led Seckinger with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, but had plenty of help, with three other players in double figures and a fourth nearly joining them. That total team effort not only put the Jaguars in the state tournament, it also moved them into the region semifinals, where they will take on Number 4 state-ranked Madison County on Thursday night. For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ www.atlantagladiators.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The news about the deaths of two Meadowcreek High School students this week has left the school's community reeling as it mourns the teens. First came the news that the remains found off State Route 316 this week belonged to Susana Morales, 16, who had been missing since last summer. Then came the news that another student who had recently gone missing, Rodrigo Floriano Mayen, 17, was recently found dead from an overdose. Police said on Friday that the deaths are not related to one another. The deaths prompted Meadowcreek Principal Kevin Wood to send a letter to parents on Thursday. According to Gwinnett's local health department, GNR Public Health, the Georgia 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty Act is designed to encourage people to seek help in the event of an overdose by providing “limited immunity from arrest, charge and prosecution for possession of certain drugs and drug paraphernalia for individuals who experience a drug overdose and are in need of medical care and for those who seek medical care in good faith for a person experiencing an overdose.” Wood told Meadowcreek parents that counselors and social workers are being made available to students and staff members who need to talk to someone as they grieve the deaths of Morales and Mayen. Duluth police have arrested a man, who has been described as a “witch doctor,” on charges that he allegedly raped a woman who went to him for a cleansing ritual last weekend. Hassan Shalgheen, 44, met the victim through social media and set up a meeting for a cleansing at his apartment. On February 5, the victim contacted police, however, and told them that, rather than receiving a cleansing, she had been assaulted instead. Shalgheen was arrested on February 6 and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail. He has been charged with rape, sexual battery, false imprisonment and theft by deception. Police are now looking to see if there are other women who have also been victims. Anyone who has been a victim, or has additional information about the case, is asked to call the detective handling the case. In commemorating National School Counseling Week, Gwinnett County Public Schools held an awards program on Feb. 7 to recognize its top counseling award winners for 2023. Those honored included Dr. Natalie Pugh of Gwin Oaks Elementary School, Jameela Hall of Lilburn Middle School and Dr. Cedric Cooks of Norcross High School. In addition, Dr. Eric Davidson, principal at Duluth High School was recognized as the Mary Joe Hannaford Counselor Administrator of the Year Award. At the awards program, the school district also honored Duluth High School as a 2022 Recognized ASCA Model Program recipient. There are 34 counseling departments in the school system that are recipients of the RAMP National Award, which is awarded by the American School Counselor Association and recognizes schools that have established comprehensive data-driven counseling programs. This marks the second time Duluth High School has received RAMP recognition. A list of those honored can be found at Gwinnett Daily Post dot com. Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Wednesday that he has picked two members of Gwinnett County's legislative delegation to serve on a joint committee that provides legislative oversight for MARTA. State Senator Gloria Butler of Stone Mountain, and Representative Scott Hilton of Peachtree Corners, were among six legislators that Kemp appointed to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview Committee, also known as MARTOC. While MARTA has its own board of directors, made up of members from counties that participate in the transit system, MARTOC is a joint House and Senate committee that serves a statutory role to provide oversight for MARTA, particularly in budgetary matters. Although Hilton and Butler do represent districts that include parts of Gwinnett, their districts also include portions of counties which participate in MARTA. In Hilton's case, that is a portion of Fulton County. In Butler's case, it is a part of DeKalb County. Duluth recently announced its 2023 event schedule which features many favorites the city is known for in addition to a concert by A1A: The Original Jimmy Buffett tribute band and the return of Viva Las Duluth. The city's event season kicks off in March with the Duluth Farmers & Artisan Market. In addition to shopping with local vendors on the second and fourth Sunday of every month through November, each market features live music. Among the highlights: Flicks on the Bricks returns with a free movie under the stars on August 4 and 18. Fridays-N-Duluth (FND) kicks off May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Duluth and runs through the end of July. FND will feature live music, food trucks and vendors. Themed nights will return on Fridays that fall on an even date. Themes will include Dog Days of Summer, Pride, Kick-Off to the Fourth, Whimsical Wonderland and International Night. The Lantern Parade will be included in International Night on July 28. City officials said signature events such as Back-to-School Bubblepalooza, Howl on the Green, Deck the Hall and Cookies & Cocoa with Santa will all be back for 2023. A1A will headline the Summer Stage Concert on August 12. Night at the Red Clay (formerly Cinema at the Red Clay) will continue in 2023 with an added twist — in addition to movie nights, there will be free concerts and comedy shows at the Red Clay Music Foundry. For more information please visit Duluth GA dot net. A plane that was damaged as it was forced to make an emergency landing on Interstate 985 last month did so because it had lost all power on its way back to Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, according to report from federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report into the Jan. 24 incident near Buford and Sugar Hill shows the Piper PA-28-140 airplane had been on a instructional flight when it experienced trouble. It's landing on the interstate shut down I-985 for hours during rush hour traffic. The instructor was able to confirm that the plane's throttle was full forward and that its fuel air mixture was full rich after the plane lost power, but they were too far out from Briscoe Field, where they had taken off from, to make it back safely. The plane was damaged during the attempted emergency landing. It clipped a truck before landing and the landing gear under the nose collapsed during the landing as well. There was other damage that was also listed in the report. Despite the damage to the plane, the flight instructor and the student pilot were not injured during the landing. For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ www.atlantagladiators.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gwinnett police said the human remains located Monday on Georgia Highway 316 near the Barrow County line were identified as Susana Morales, a 16-year-old who went missing from Norcross last summer. Police said the remains were discovered around 6:30 Monday evening off Highway 316 between Downing Creek and the Barrow County line. Morales was reported as missing on July 26, 2022, police said. A passerby discovered the human remains in the woods on Monday, and called police. Detectives and CSI responded to the scene, according to police officials, and the Gwinnett Medical Examiners' office took possession of the remains, identifying them as Morales. Detectives are investigating the manner and cause of death of Morales. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, giving county residents an opportunity to safely dispose of household waste items that is dangerous and requires careful handling. The collection day will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, which is located at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Residents will be able to bring hazardous household waste items to the fairgrounds and drop them off for free during the event. During the biannual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in 2022, 161,874 pounds of hazardous materials were dropped off by 1,422 Gwinnett residents. Those materials were diverted from ending up in landfills because of the events. The long list of materials that people can drop off during the event ranges from automotive fluids, auto batteries, pesticides, and cooking oil and grease to mercury, paint strippers, cleaners, spray paint, and flammable fluids. In all cultures, food is a way to connect with others when it is shared. The meal is a staple feature that encourages understanding, cooperation and togetherness. Georgia Gwinnett College is harnessing that concept to celebrate its differences and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the higher education space through a series of dinners that began February 1. The dinners will continue weekly through March 2. Each week, a different school within the college will host the dinners featuring guest speakers from GGC and the community. Each speaker will discuss topics such as inclusive education practices; challenges, activism and advocacy; and creating an inclusive mindset in dealing with generational differences. Dr. Maria Fernandez attended the first dinner where guest speaker Dr. Marshall Shepherd, from the University of Georgia, led a discussion about inequities associated with climate change. She thought it was a great first step towards introducing diverse perspectives on various topics. Gwinnett resident David Post has spent more than half of his life in law enforcement, and for the past quarter century he's been dedicated to providing assistance to the families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty. The Suwanee resident established his own security company in 1973 and served as a sworn reserve deputy for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office from 1974 until his retirement in 2021. He currently serves as chairman of Care For Cops, which was established in 1999 by the Metropolitan Atlanta Crime Commission and now is a nonprofit serving law enforcement families in Georgia. Post said that to date, Care For Cops has provided assistance to more than 90 families. He noted that while assistance is immediate, it's also short-term, although certain situations might involve additional benefits. In the early years of Care For Cops, fundraisers consisted of police-escorted motorcycle rides from Stone Mountain to Lake Lanier Islands, where a day of activities, competitions, food and music were offered. After a few years, the nonprofit raised money through golf tournaments, and Care For Cops' present fundraising tool is 5K races. The next Care For Cops 5K is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Suwanee Town Center. Another 5K is scheduled for September. Pêche (Pesh) is the newest restaurant at The Forum Peachtree Corners. The restaurant is located at 5155 Peachtree Pkwy. Ste. 320 Peachtree Corners in the former location of Grace 1720. The restaurant will have a "soft opening" this week with the official ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for today. The restaurant is self described as "modern coastal" and will emphasize fresh seafood entrees. They will continue to refine the menu this week, but included with the restaurant photos is a draft of the menu to give you an idea of what will be offered. The restaurant group behind Pêche is the same that opened Stäge Peachtree Corners in 2021. Gwinnett County officials will apply for two U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE grants, worth up to $25 million each, for mobility projects in the Gwinnett Place Mall area. County commissioners voted on Tuesday to apply for the grants, which would be collectively worth $50 million. The RAISE grants are available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that went into effect last year. One grant would help cover much of the cost to expand the Gwinnett Place Transit Center. The other grant would cover a significant portion of the cost for a multi-use path that will connect the soon-to-be-redeveloped Gwinnett Place Mall property with McDaniel Farm Park. The grants are part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the Gwinnett Place area. The county finalized its purchase of most of the area's namesake mall in 2021 and plans are on the table for a mixed-use redevelopment that would include a cultural center, existing and new retail, green space and residential uses among other amenities. The county has also been planning to overhaul and expand its transit center at the mall for years, gradually acquiring land for that project. If Gwinnett's grant application concerning the center is approved, the U.S. Department of Transportation would provide $25 million for the project while the county would provide a local match of $6.25 million. For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ www.atlantagladiators.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wesleyan's swimming and diving teams swept the Class AAA-A state championships Saturday night at Georgia Tech's McAuley Aquatic Center. The Wolves claimed the girls state title with 300 points, finishing ahead of runner-up St. Vincent's Academy's 282. Whitefield Academy was a distant third at 215. Hebron Christian's girls, with five swimmers, tied for 11th with 70 points. Wesleyan's boys scored 252 points to top second-place Whitefield Academy and North Cobb Christian. Providence Christian's boys took fourth at 193. Hattie Wasmuth starred for the Wesleyan girls with two individual state championships — the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 6.03 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:10.93. She also joined Vivian Hosier, Ansley Chapman and Caroline Stewart on a state title-winning 400 free relay. Wesleyan's boys team won both the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. Many Gwinnett Chamber board presidents get it easy during their year leading the Board of Directors. They may serve during a year when the chamber is taking on a major initiative or a leadership change, but, in the grand scheme of things, it's nothing overly daunting. Tammy Shumate, on the other hand, got to be board president in 2020, a.k.a the year a global pandemic hit and shut everything down. While that might sound like a tough time to be the board's president, Shumate said it was a good experience in retrospect. She said she learned a lot in a short time, although the experience was similar to “drinking from a firehouse” as Tammy put it. Tammy Shumate — who is the director of corporate development at her husband, Greg's, company, Capital City Home Loans LLC — was feted at the Gwinnett Chamber's 75th Annual Dinner at the Gas South District on Friday night as she was named the chamber's Citizen of the Year. She strode up to the stage to accept her award while Shania Twain's “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” played over the sound system. She picked the song out herself. Shumate has been involved with the Gwinnett Chamber for more than a decade. She estimated she has been on its Board of Directors for about at least 15 years. Wherever you needed him, the late Scott Cramer was there. Cramer spent the past 18 years as a basketball official with the Multi-County Basketball Officials Association based out of Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties and the longtime Lawrenceville resident was honored in between basketball games at Archer High School Friday night. He passed away unexpectedly last August at the age of 55, leaving a void in the community. The decorated official had the honor of refereeing two state championship games in 2019 and 2021, but what he prided himself the most on was helping others. He spent countless hours training officials and served as the association's vice president of training up until his passing. Archer was the perfect place to honor Cramer. While he never got to referee a game there, it was at the school where his two daughters graduated. He also spent many Friday nights watching the Tigers football team from the stands. Cramer started his passion for officiating in college. He attended Western Illinois University and started officiating parks and recreation games as a freshman. A year later, he was working local high school games in the area and honing in on his craft. After moving to Georgia, Cramer became a member of the MCBOA and remained with the organization. From parks and recreation games to high school games, Cramer went anywhere he was asked. Many of Cramer's friends and fellow officials spoke Friday night, remember a good friend and someone who was always enthusiastic about his job, even training the young officials. Gwinnett firefighters battled a fire at a large home located at the River Club in Suwanee Sunday morning for about two hours before extinguishing it. Fire officials said firefighters responded at 3:35 a.m. to a neighbor's report of a house fire in the River Club gated community. The 911 caller advised entire front of the home was on fire, fire officials said. On arrival, crews found a large 9,000 square-foot, two-story residence on a basement that was fully involved throughout the main portion of the home. Within two hours, firefighters had knocked down the main body of fire, Wilson said. Crews remained on scene for another five hours dousing hotspots and applying foam to smoldering areas. The home was completely gutted and is total loss. No injuries were reported. A fire investigator responded to the scene for origin and cause determination. The cause of the fire is currently undetermined and under investigation. According to the private security for the River Club subdivision, the homeowners were out of town. Gwinnett County officials will give residents several chances in February and early March to learn about the new Ride Gwinnett transit routes and offer feedback on the service. Ride Gwinnett, which was previously known as Gwinnett County Transit until it was formally renamed in January, will kick off a series of meetings with a virtual session from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The meetings come as the transit service prepares to roll out new local service routes that will serve the Snellville, Stone Mountain, Buford and Suwanee areas, adding a new connection to destinations such as the Mall of Georgia. It is also expanding its existing coverage in the Lawrenceville, Lilburn and Duluth areas. Ride Gwinnett is preparing to roll out microtransit service in Snellville and Lawrenceville as well. Microtransit is a service where residents who live in a microtransit zone can use a mobile phone app to request a Ride Gwinnett shuttle pick them up and take them where they want to go within the designated zones. Although some meetings will be virtual gatherings, there will be in-person events as well. In all, eight meetings have been scheduled to take place in a span of just over one month. For a complete list of meetings and locations, head over to Gwinnett Daily Post dot com. Timely hitting was the key as the Number 7-ranked Georgia Gwinnett College baseball team won its opening weekend series with a 5-3 victory against Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon at the Grizzly Baseball Complex. Senior outfielder Blaze O'Saben hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the hosts a 3-1 lead. He collected two hits in the contest and registered a base hit in all three games in the series. Sophomore Braxton Meguiar extended GGC's lead to 5-1 with an RBI single that scored junior Jon Ponder in the sixth inning. Earlier, Meguiar put the team on the scoreboard with a two-out single in the third inning. Sophomore starting pitcher Cameron Repetti registered six strikeouts across five strong innings to pick up the victory in his first Grizzly appearance. Junior Kyle Petri followed by striking out five opposing batters across two innings before seniors Jonathan Haab and Garrett Houston each recorded two strikeouts in tossing scoreless eighth and ninth innings. Pitchers for GGC combined for 46 strikeouts during the season-opening series, earning at least 15 strikeouts in each game. The Grizzlies are back in action Friday morning, hosting the #24th ranked Taylor Trojans. 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The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office said it is sending its condolences to the family of Tyre Nichols and will recognize the right of Gwinnettians who chose to peacefully protest — but it insists the events that led to Nichols death in Memphis, Tenn., do not represent all law enforcement. The sheriff's office issued a statement on Friday night after Memphis police released body cam videos showing police officers kicking, beating and pepper spraying Nichols during a traffic stop on January 7. Nichols later died from his injuries and five Memphis police officers were fired for their roles in the incident, and then charged with second-degree murder this past week. “The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is saddened by the tragedy that resulted in the death of Mr. Tyre Nichols,” Gwinnett Sheriff's Office officials said in a statement. “We send our heartfelt prayers and sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and close associates of Mr. Nichols. “The actions that occurred on January 7 are unacceptable and do not reflect law enforcement standards and procedures. Although this incident took place in another state, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office acknowledges the hurt, anger, and distress it has caused.” The release of the videos Friday night had law enforcement across the nation preparing to face protests over the Memphis police officer's treatment of Nichols, but also concerned that the protests could turn violent. Nichols family has urged people upset over his death to only protest peacefully. Half of the Gas South District — including its ballroom — was closed in 2022 because of a major renovation. But the convention facility still managed to have its best year financially in its three-decade history, according to officials at the center. The Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors received an update on the Gas South District's 2022 financial situation as well as event attendance this past Wednesday. What they heard from Jennifer Silas, who is the center's executive director of finances, is that net revenues hit an all-time high last year. Even if grant funding that the Gas South District had received during the pandemic was taken out of the equation, the center's revenues last year would still be one of its best years financially in its history. The Gas South District, which is set to open the newly renovated portion of its building on Wednesday, had net revenues of nearly $5.1 million last year. The Gas South District brought in $8.3 million from event revenues and nearly $6.8 million in other operating revenues, for a total of nearly $15.1 million in gross income. When the center's officials were budgeting for 2022, by comparison, they only planned to bring in $9.6 million last year. On the expense side, the Gas South District had $10 million in expenses last year. And, that was with only half of the Gas South District being open to the public while the other half, including the ballroom, was stripped down to its skeleton and rebuilt. The renovated portion of the center is set to reopen to the public with a grand opening celebration this week. The first events in the renovated ballroom are set to take place on Thursday and Friday. Meadowcreek junior Champ Thompson committed Saturday to the Clemson University football program. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive lineman is a four-star recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings, which have him as the Number 34 player in Georgia and the No. 241 player nationally. He was a second-team all-county and first-team all-region selection last season for Meadowcreek's state playoff team. He had 38 tackles (seven for losses) and three sacks. He is the son of former Atlanta Falcons lineman Michael Thompson. He joins a Tigers program that has several sons of NFL players, including former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson's son, Jamal Anderson Junior, who will be a freshman linebacker this season at Clemson after a stellar career at Mill Creek. State Senator Nikki Merritt of Grayson, will lead the Gwinnett County Senate Delegation for the next two years while two freshmen state senators will join her on the delegation's executive board. The county's Senate delegation elected its executive board on Wednesday. Merritt will serve as the chairwoman while state Senator Nabilah Islam from Lawrenceville, and Shawn Still, from Norcross, will serve as the vice-chairwoman and secretary respectively. In addition to Merritt, Islam and Still, the other members of Gwinnett's Senate delegation include Senators Kim Jackson, from Stone Mountain; Clint Dixon from Buford; Gloria Butler, also of Stone Mountain; Bill Cowsert, from Athens; and Sheikh Rahman, from Lawrenceville. Mountain View's wrestling team won the North Metro Invitational at Brookwood on Saturday. The Bears finished with a 131 points to finish ahead of runner-up Lassiter's 123.5 and third-place Marietta's 114.5. They also won the junior varsity division. Ryan Rodgers and C.J. Beckford-Duffus were Mountain View's weight class champions, while Dylan Martin, Anderson Kesinger and Lex Hennebaul had second-place finishes. Gilbert Balbuena of Brookwood was the 120 champion, Dacula's Ethan Ross took first at 126 and Parkview's Antoine Glasgow won at 138. A couple known for their philanthropy will be recognized by the Gwinnett County Public Library System in March for their efforts to support libraries and the broader community. Clyde and Sandra Strickland have been named Public Library Champions as part of the 2022 Georgia Public Library Awards. The Gwinnett library system said it will hold a celebration at 11 a.m. on March 21 at the Duluth library branch to honor the couple. "The Stricklands are huge advocates for the library system," Gwinnett County Public Library Director of Development and Community Partnerships Jason DiFranco said. "Their focus is advancing education and literacy, so it has always been a perfect marriage for us. Clyde Strickland founded Metro Waterproofing, which serves the construction industry in the southeast, and the couple has, among other things, been big supporters of Northside Hospital Gwinnett, where the heart center is named in their honor. Library system officials said the couple has: Provided funding for the Career Online High School program, which works with people who have aged out of public schools but have not yet graduated from high school Funded a New Start Entrepreneurship Incubator program, which has helped 38 formerly incarcerated people start their own business Funded scholarships to help library staff complete their education Donated $1 million to support programming at the Hooper-Renwick themed library in Lawrenceville, which will honor the legacy of the Hooper-Renwick School, which was the school most Black children in Gwinnett attended before the desegregation of schools. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Quinn comes to you LIVE hot off the heels of his Alabama trip to share new business ideas, talk about bubbling toilets, and call out Stone Mountain for monopolizing a mountain
It's hard to believe we are only two years into the Biden-Harris administration, because it feels like an eternity to us! Joe and Kamala sit down and reflect on their term so far and "feel good" about how things are going. It's absolute lunacy. In sports, we recap the NFL divisional rounds and look forward to the upcoming conference championships. Buzz Aldrin marries his fourth wife at the age of 93. Sam Smith trashes the BRIT Awards, and Prince Harry trashes Elvis' Graceland. And lastly, Rick climbs Stone Mountain (barely). Sponsor: Pawmade: Dog-Friendly Superfoods For a Long, Happy Life LONGEVITY Formula contains 23 superfoods to help your pup live a long, happy, and healthy life. FREE 30 Day Supply of Pawmade Hip & Joint Formula. It's an all-natural health supplement for dogs, made with 23 dog-friendly superfoods to keep your pup healthy and strong. Veterinarian-approved Longevity Formula boosts nutrient intake, protects against toxins, and guards against premature aging. And that's important. Because aside from poor diet, toxins like pesticides, mold, and air pollution can all harm your pup's health. But Longevity Formula contains special toxin-fighting nutrients to protect your dog, so they can live a long, happy life by your side.These include premium-quality superfoods like organic mushrooms, kelp, goji berry, 2 kinds of probiotics, and many more. For every purchase of Longevity Formula, you'll receive a FREE bottle of PawMade's Hip and Joint Formula, too. To claim your offer, go to https://pawmade.com/Bubba. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
VOTEHER Podcast with Jen Jordan and Mara Davis
Teri gives us a blow by blow of the first week of the legislative session with State Rep Saira Draper. Also, laws on dress codes for women in state houses?! We discuss. You can watch the Stone Mountain Doc we discussed here:https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/monument/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate
Today hosts Braden Cheek, Brian Duck, and Joel Thompson review their 2022 deals and acquisitions while gearing up for a different approach to their investing strategy in 2023! Time Stamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:36 - Our investor list continues to grow, with over 100 new investors in 2022! 1:39 - We bought Plaza West in January of 2022. 2:20 - We purchased Gordon & Farber and Marketplace Commons in April of 2022. 4:02 - We bought another Kiddie Academy in Cypress, Texas in June & sold it 4 days after Christmas with a 50% IRR. 5:11 - We purchased a Kiddie Academy in New Jersey in July & will sell it in the next 6 months. 6:07 - We bid on Stonewood Village in Stone Mountain, Georgia in August which has been doing well overall. 7:58 - Our acquisition in Slydelle, Louisiana with the value-add out parcels. 9:49 - The retail development deal on 96th & Garnett in Owasso! 10:52 - Our 2 ground leases next to Chipotle in Owasso. 13:31 - Our purchase of Rogue Owasso, & the pain of our investor lists being filled up quickly. 14:45 - We want to find more deals, but our 2023 deals will look different than 2022. 16:16 - Our predictions for 2023! *Be Sure to check us out on Spotify and Apple Podcasts for the Audio version of today's episode!** https://open.spotify.com/show/08KmNvqGV5HjmHUC8fLuce https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-invest-in-commercial-real-estate/id1543470290?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Links mentioned in this episode: www.TheCriterionFund.com www.HowToInvestInCRE.TV Invest.HowToInvestInCRE.com To sign up for our exclusive investor list, click below. https://www.thecriterionfund.com/join-our-investor-list
Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch
Interview by Manny Akiio https://www.instagram.com/mannyakiio Recently we sat down with Atlanta artist Yung Sinner for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he talked about just coming home last year after 15 months locked up, growing up on the Eastside, witnessing a lot of violence in his city, explains how he got his rap name, jumping off the porch when he was 15, living in hotels, explains his creative process, going viral with Miko Worldwide, the music scene in Stone Mountain right now, artists he wants to work with, being authentic with his music, goals, and much more!
Consistently ranked one of the top haunted houses in the world, Netherworld in Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a pillar of the haunted house industry. The theme evolves yearly, with each season seeing massive renovations. Today, we'll speak with co-owner Ben Armstrong about his season, the future, and navigating the upcoming Transworld's Halloween and Attractions show. This interview was recorded on-location during Netherworld's Lights On Tour on December 10th. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork
Building a Furniture Brand with Ethan Abramson
This episode is brought to you by Shaper Tools -Try the Shaper Origin risk-free in your shop for 30 days. Just visit Shapertools.com/FurnitureBrand to learn more Since he was 8 years old, Harley has been telling people he was going to build furniture. And he has kept focused on that goal, through school, through apprenticeships, through trades jobs, up to his early 20's when he started his own company. Now 26 years old, Harley has immersed himself in the local and global furniture community and has used fresh takes on the age-old woodworking industry to help his company continue to grow. And with a packed project schedule, he is now looking to take that next step and expand his dream into hiring employees. Follow along as we talk about having confidence with your clients, bending pricing to real world situations, being young in the trades, and much more.
Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter | Daily Gardener Community Historical Events 1771 On this day, heavy rains caused the ancient raised peat bog known as the Solway Moss to burst over its earthen banks and flowed down into a valley covering four hundred acres of farmland. The next day, Solway Moss covered the surrounding land with 15 feet of thick feculent mud. Solway Moss was a one-by-two-mile-long moss land growing since the end of the last Ice Age. The raised bog was an estimated 50 feet higher than the surrounding farmland. The living surface of the Solway Moss was a unique mix of bog cotton, sphagnum, and heather. The porous soupy surface hosted a few shrubs and standing pools of water. But the rotting vegetation created a dangerous predicament that no man or cattle would dare traverse throughout the year. Over two hundred years before the Solway Moss burst, the English and the Scots fought over the land surrounding the bog in the Battle of Solway Moss. After the English victory, hundreds of Scots drowned in the bog as they tried to return home by crossing the moss hillside. Like a sponge, peat expands to absorb moisture when it gets wet. And, during wet months like November of 1771, the peat swells; in this case, the peat swelled until it bursts. The incredible event was recorded in a journal: A farmer who lived nearest the moss was alarmed with an unusual noise. The crust had at once given way, and the black deluge was rolling toward his house. He gave notice to his neighbors with all expedition; others received no other advice but... by its noise, many by its entrance into their houses.... some were surprised with it even in their beds. [while some] remaining totally ignorant…until the morning when their neighbors with difficulty got them out through the roof. The eruption burst… like a cataract of thick ink... intermixed with great fragments of peat... filling the whole valley... leaving... tremendous heaps of turf. 1785 Birth of Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American Lutheran Pastor and botanist. He was always referred to by his second name Heinrich. The Muhlenberg family was a founding family of the United States, and Heinrich came from a long line of pastors. His father, Pastor Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg, was known as the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. His brother was a major in the Revolutionary War, and his other brother was a Congressman. Muhlenberg's journals are a treasure trove of his thoughts on botanical self-improvement. He would write: How may I best advance myself in the knowledge of plants? And Muhlenberg would set goals and reminders to challenge himself, writing: It is winter, and there is little to do . . . Toward spring I should go out and [put together] a chronology of the trees; how they come out, the flowers, how they appear,. . . . I should especially [take not of] the flowers and fruit. The grass Muhlenbergia was named for Heinrich Muhlenberg. Muhly grasses are beautiful native grasses with two critical strengths in their plant profile: drought tolerance and visual punch. In addition, Muhly grasses are easy-going, growing equally well in harsh conditions and perfectly manicured gardens. The Muhly cultivar 'White Cloud' offers gorgeous white plumes. When the coveted Pink Muhly blooms, people often stop and ask the name of the beautiful pink grass. Lindheimer's Muhly makes a fantastic screen, and Bamboo Muhly commands attention when it is featured in containers. All Muhly grasses like well-drained soil and full sun. If you plant them in the fall, be sure to get them situated and in the ground at least a month before the first frost. And here's an interesting side note: Muhlenberg also discovered the bog turtle. In 1801, the turtle was named Clemmys muhlenbergii in his honor. 1818 Death of England's Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III. Charlotte is remembered as the patroness of the arts, an amateur botanist, and a champion of Kew Gardens. In addition to the astounding fact that Charlotte gave birth to 15 children, she was a fascinating royal. Born in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany, Charlotte was the first person in England to bring a Christmas tree indoors to celebrate the holiday season. Charlotte had gotten the idea from her home country of Germany. In December 1800, Charlotte selected a yew which was brought inside Windsor Castle and festively decorated. Charlotte and her husband, King George, both loved botany. After his mother died, George gained control of Kew and Charlotte set about expanding Kew Gardens. On the property, Charlotte had a little cottage installed along with a rustic cottage garden. Her daughter Elizabeth likely painted the attic room ceiling with nasturtium and morning glory. Charlotte was quite serious in her pursuit of botany. She collected plants and had a personal herbarium to help with her studies. The President of the Linnean Society, Sir James Edward Smith, personally tutored Charlotte in botany, along with her four daughters. And. George and Charlotte both became close friends with the botanical tissue paper artist Mary Delaney. At the end of Mary's life, George and Charlotte gave her a house at Windsor along with a pension. When plant hunters in South Africa discovered the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) flower, it was sent to England and named for Charlotte's birthplace, Strelitz. The botanical name for the Bird of Paradise is Strelitzia reginae, "stray-LIT-zee-ah REJ-in-ee." The early part of Charlotte's reign occurred before the American Revolution, which is why so many American locations were named in Charlotte's honor. Eleven cities are named Charlotte, the most famous being Charlotte, North Carolina. It's no wonder that Charlotte, NC, has the nickname The Queen's City," and there's a 25-foot tall bronze statue of Charlotte outside the Charlotte airport. Mecklenburg County in North Carolina and Virginia are both named in honor of Charlotte's home in Germany. Charlotte died at 74 in the smallest English royal palace, Kew Palace, at Kew Gardens. She reigned for 57 years. Today, gardeners love the Japanese Anemone Queen Charlotte. It's the perfect plant for adding late color to the garden with light pink petals and golden-yellow centers. 1889 Birth of Ethel Zoe Bailey, American botanist. Ethel graduated from Smith College in 1911 after majoring in zoology. Ethel was the daughter of the American horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey. Her father instilled in her a love for botany, adventure, and archiving. Liberty brought Ethel along on his travels to Latin America and Asia in his quest for new plant discoveries. One of her obituaries shared a story from one of their more daring trips: One of the pair's most daring expeditions was to the wild jungle island of Barro Colorado in the Panama Canal Zone. Disregarding warnings about disease and boa constrictors, Miss Bailey her father, then 73, and a few other botanists trekked through hip-deep water of the Mohinja Swamp in search of a rare palm. They found it growing in the swamp, as Bailey had predicted, and photographed it in the pouring rain with the camera tripod almost submerged in water. In turn, Ethel became the curator of the Bailey herbarium above the Mann Library at Cornell University - a position she held for over two decades until 1957. For Ethel, maintaining the collection was her personal mission. She was essentially the steward of her father's work after he donated his private plant collection to Cornell University. For Ethel, Cornell was home. In fact, she was one of the few people to have the honor of being born on the Cornell campus on the spot where Phillips Hall now stands. One biography of Ethel noted that She continued to volunteer on a daily basis at the Hortorium, until her death in 1983. Still driving herself to and from work, Miss Bailey had reached the auspicious age of 93. Driving had always been an important part of Miss Bailey's life. She was the first woman in Ithaca to receive a chauffeur's (driver's) license. Ethel's remarkable ability to organize and catalog large amounts of information led to an impressive notecard filing system of every single plant that had been listed in most of the published plant catalogs during Ethel's lifetime. This massive indexing project on simple 3" x 5" cards helped Ethel's father with his research and became an invaluable resource to other researchers and plant experts worldwide. The catalog was later named the Ethel Z. Bailey Horticultural Catalogue in her honor. Ethel received much well-deserved recognition for her work during her lifetime, including the George Robert White Medal in 1967 from the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Smith College Medal in 1970. 1916 Birth of Shelby Foote, American writer, historian, and journalist. He is remembered for his massive, three-volume, 3,000-page history of the Civil War - a project he completed in 1974. Shelby lived in Memphis and loved to spend days in his pajamas. He did most of his writing in his home study with a view of his small and tidy garden. Shelby was old-fashioned. He took to writing with hand-dipped pens, which slowed the pace of his writing - a practice he felt made him a better writer. One of his favorite books was The Black Flower by Howard Bahr, an acclaimed historical fiction book set during the Civil War. Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Rosa by Peter Kukielski ("Kooh-KEL-ski") This book came out in 2021, and the subtitle is The Story of the Rose. Peter is a world-renowned rosarian or rose expert. He has written many popular books on roses, including Roses Without Chemicals. He spent twelve years as the curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. During that time, he oversaw a $2.5 million redesign of a massive rose collection in a garden designed by Beatrix Farrand. He helped lead the launch of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario. He also promotes disease-resistant roses as a leader on the National EarthKind team. A review in Maine Gardener by Tom Atwell raved that this book is a beauty with lavish illustrations and the long, fascinating history of the rose. In chapter one, Kukielski lists all the plants other than roses in the Rosacea family (surprising ones include mountain ash, apples, raspberries and strawberries.) He also shows, with pictures (the book has 256 color illustrations in total), the many different classes of roses. Modern roses, defined as those introduced since 1867, get their own section. Tom Atwell's review also revealed the origin story of this book. Three or four times, editors and publishers at Yale University Press asked Portland resident and rose expert Peter E Kukielski to please write a history of the rose. Kukielski kept saying no. The last time they asked, he responded, "Perhaps you should ask why I am saying no." When they did, he told them he'd had read many rose histories, and they all said the same thing. The world didn't need another one, he said. What Kukielsk wanted to do was tell stories about roses. Yes, include some history, but also encompasses the rose's role in religion, literature, art, music and movies. He wanted to offer true plant geeks a bit about the rose's botany, too. In the end, that's the book he was able to write. In Rosa, Peter takes us on a chronological journey through the history of the rose, including a close look at the fascinating topic of the rose water or rose oil industry. These rose-based products were an essential part of life in the middle east and Asia, with entire population centers springing up around the craft. In a 2007 article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Peter shared that, the only way to know a rose is to grow roses. [Peter] grew up watching his grandmother tend her rose garden in Stone Mountain, Ga. Little did she know that she was planting the seed for her grandson's future career. And in a 2008 article featured in the Red Deer Advocate, Peter shared great insights into why roses reign supreme in the fall. It turns out, as many gardeners will attest, roses often save their best blooms for fall. All year long, roses store energy, which is ultimately released at the end of their season, resulting in gorgeous showy blossoms in autumn. Peter advised, "In my opinion, late September into October is a very close second to June as far as beauty. The days are nicer, the nights are cooler and the sunlight is better, coating everything with a golden glow." Summer is hard on roses, which require a lot of energy to flower. "It's hot, humid and exhausting. Roses have their fabulous spring, shut down a bit in summer and then display another burst of glorious colour in the fall when they're less stressed." And in a 2021 interview with Margaret Roach, Peter shared his tip regarding what rose to plant. Talk to the local rose society, Kukielski suggests, and neighbours who garden: "If the person down the street is growing Queen Elizabeth and it looks great, take that as a cue. And that passion and pragmatism made Peter Kukielski the perfect author for this book on roses. This book is 256 of the story of the rose, the Queen of flowers, and her long reign through human history. You can get a copy of Rosa by Peter Kukielski and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $7. Botanic Spark 1861 Birth of Archibald Lampman, Canadian poet, and naturalist. Archibald loved camping and the countryside. The natural world inspired his verse, and he became known as "The Canadian Keats." As a result of contracting rheumatic fever in his childhood, Archibald's life was cut short, and he died at 37. Archibald's poem Knowledge compares our quest for wisdom to a garden. What is more large than knowledge and more sweet; Knowledge of thoughts and deeds, of rights and wrongs, Of passions and of beauties and of songs; Knowledge of life; to feel its great heart beat Through all the soul upon her crystal seat; To see, to feel, and evermore to know; To till the old world's wisdom till it grow A garden for the wandering of our feet. Oh for a life of leisure and broad hours, To think and dream, to put away small things, This world's perpetual leaguer of dull naughts; To wander like the bee among the flowers Till old age find us weary, feet and wings Grown heavy with the gold of many thoughts. Archibald is buried at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, and a plaque near his grave is inscribed with his poem "In November," which ends with these words: The hills grow wintery white, and bleak winds moan About the naked uplands. I alone Am neither sad, nor shelterless, nor grey, Wrapped round with thought, content to watch and dream. Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.
In this episode I interview Herb Coats and Austin Mitcham of the Armory Guards, a living history organization in Georgia. We discuss the history of their organization as well as a review of memorable living history and immersive events in the past and present. We also discuss a few of the movies that inspired our interests in history, as well as favorite battlefields and memoirs, as well as the choo choo's and light shows of Stone Mountain, Georgia! Information Mentioned: Stone Mountain Park https://www.stonemountainpark.com/ Pea Ridge National Military Park https://www.nps.gov/peri/index.htm Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park https://www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas https://www.nps.gov/drto/learn/historyculture/fort-jefferson.htm Fort McAllister https://gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister "Two Great Rebel Armies," by Richard McMurry "A Scythe Of Fire: A Civil War Story of the 8th Georgia Infantry Regiment," by Warren Wilkinson and Steven Woodworth "Feed Them Steel: Being the Wartime Recollections of Capt. James Lile Lemon" by Mark Lemon "Last To Join The Fight: The 66th Georgia Infantry," by Daniel Cone "Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War," by Benson Bobrick William Starr Basinger papers, 1835-1932
Tread Perilously's month of Halloween TV continues with the 30 Rock episode "Stone Mountain." When Jack becomes displeased with Liz Lemon's attempts to find a new cast member, a folksy encounter with Kenneth the Page leads him to Stone Mountain, Georgia for "real American" humor. Liz is with him, of course, but a bad sandwich leaves her in the grips of Peppy Bizmilk. Will Jack's chosen local talent, a ventriloquist, be what TGS needs? Or will he learn some sort of lesson about his assumptions of the South? Meanwhile, Toofer, Frank, and Lutz try to sneak into Gay Halloween and Tracy becomes obsessed with the Rule of Threes. Justin is determined to get cancelled. He also freely admits there are problematic elements to Tina Fey's comedy. It leads to a discussion of the Fantasy genre's love affair with monarchy. Erik also discusses the problem with "the redneck voice." Justin recalls the comedy of the 2000s. Despite not being in the episode, James Marsden gets a shoutout. The pair also, once again, praise Jane Krakowski. They also compare the chuckle in various parts of the country and try to imagine Tituss Burgess as a Star Trek character. Also, unkind things about Jimmy Fallon may be said.
Don and Mike talk with Jim Wurm to open the show on location at Stone Mountain, GA for the 2022 Randy. Exhibitus' Lynn Reves Talks about their hole tent and their activity and sponsorship support and we rap things up with Rich Johnson summing up the effort of the RSMGC event for the 28th year. Congrats to ExhibitCityNews.com for winning the Sponsor of the Year award!
Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio
Founder and Chief Community Builder Edie Weintraub with terra alma joins the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the process behind creating energizing spaces, improving office environments and the company's exciting South End Norcross project. Weintraub chats with host Carol Morgan on the All About Real Estate segment. With 20 years of experience, Weintraub specializes in retail within the commercial real estate industry, working with restaurants, boutiques and entertainment spaces where people enjoy gathering and having a good time. Working in local and big firms, Weintraub decided a year-and-a-half ago to start her firm, terra alma. Inspired by multiple countries, terra alma means bringing together the best of land and experience. As a woman-owned boutique real estate advisory firm, terra alma delivers intentionality, engaging with local communities to ensure the fulfillment of what consumers and neighborhoods want to see. Weintraub said, “We make sure to offer a holistic picture of what we provide.” The all-female terra alma team loves working on adaptive reuse projects by taking something already established and converting it into something new, like Ponce City Market. With several metro Atlanta communities hitting a growth spurt because of the rail lines throughout the state, terra alma also enjoys working on the downtown resurgence of restaurants and shops. Weintraub said, “We love working in urban environments where people are walking and congregating.” A consultant on multiple single-use projects, terra alma knows how to position assets that help the local community and drive the next wave of tenants and employers moving into the building. The goal for terra alma is to remove any errands that need finishing on the weekends. Offering services used during the ordinary course of life on the property, including doggy/kid daycare, on-site restaurants and drycleaning, allows people to regain their leisure time on the weekends. Weintraub said, “I find more and more, we are going to start transitioning into a 15-minute city where all of your needs can be taken care of within a 15-minute transportation time.” On the South End Norcross project, terra alma is partnering with three local owners who collectively have 80 years of experience within the real estate industry. The project is an opportunity to supply the community with essential missing elements. Regarding the marketing and leasing strategy, terra alma is finding and supporting the right partners that speak to the community. The South End Norcross project and terra alma have partnered with The Rose and Hemp, a boutique-style shop started by a husband-and-wife duo in Stone Mountain. Terra alma has also partnered with two women-owned businesses opening soon – Butter & Cream from Decatur and Refuge Coffee Co. from Clarkston. Norcross residents can also look forward to a brewery/distillery, micro food hall and entertainment stage announcement coming soon. Tune in to the full interview above to learn more about terra alma or visit www.terraalma.com. Never miss an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio! Subscribe to the podcast here. You can also get a recap of any past episode on the Radio page. Listen to the full interview above! A special thank you to Denim Marketing for sponsoring Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. A comfortable fit for companies of all shapes and sizes, Denim Marketing understands marketing strategies are not one-size-fits-all. The agency works with your company to create a perfectly tailored marketing strategy that will adhere to your specific needs and niche. Try Denim Marketing on for size by calling 770-383-3360 or by visiting www.DenimMarketing.com. The Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio “All About Real Estate” segment, presented by Denim Marketing, highlights the movers and shakers in the Atlanta real estate industry – the home builders, developers,
Cassie has been justifiably very cautious with how much time she and her family spends in public during the pandemic. But she's got some good news! Her toddler Hazel is now FULLY vaccinated, so the fam is ready to dip their toes back into the Real World! She'll talk about the memories they made last week at Stone Mountain's Pumpkin Festival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's episode is Part 2 of my interview with Gary Brown of Stone Mountain Press. In Part 1 (Episode 84) we discussed his newest release: Stone Cold Hockey as well as another game, Dice United. Today's segment covers his treatment of fictional leagues as well as further discussion around two additional titles from Stone Mountain Press: Gridzone and Legends of Boxing. You can check out all of these titles at the link below. Stone Mountain Press: https://stonemountain.press/
This week features Part 1 of my interview with Gary Brown of Stone Mountain Press. Today we discuss his latest game, Stone Cold Hockey which has recently delivered on pre-orders and is getting ready for it's official release. We also talk about Dice United which uses a similar game engine as Stone Cold Hockey. Part 2 of the interview will post next week, and will feature Gridzone and Legends of Boxing. You can visit Stone Mountain Press and order those game here: https://stonemountain.press/ Stone Cold Hockey is set to release again around September 26th!
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Friday on Political Rewind: Republicans claimed a larger share of Hispanic votes in 2020 than they'd usually get, but a new poll says Democrats have reversed those gains. Plus, the U.S. House passed a bill to close loopholes that Trump allies tried to use to decertify the election. The panel Audrey Haynes, professor of political science, University of Georgia Bernard Fraga, @blfraga, professor of political science, Emory University Rahul Bali, @rahulbali, politics reporter, WABE Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, Atlanta Journal Constitution Timestamps 0:00 - Introductions 3:20 - Bernard Fraga on attracting the Hispanic vote 16:06 - Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis ship migrants to Northern states 20:15 - Rahul Bali talks about attracting the Asian American community 28:00 - Bill moving forward to change the process of the electoral count 44:25 - Donald Trump to hold potential rally in Georgia 52:00 - Dedication of Stone Mountain bridge Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.
AJC poll: Voters prioritize threats to democracy among top issues; No decision yet on creator of Stone Mountain's ‘truth-telling' exhibit; Less driving helped Atlanta area meet EPA smog standards; DeKalb school board reluctantly passes divisive concepts policy; Airport satisfaction declines due to flight cancellations, crowds
Thursday on Political Rewind: On this day in 1906, white mobs killed at least 25 Black Georgians in what would be known as the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. Plus, the 11th Circuit says the Department of Justice can still examine classified documents from Mar-a-Lago. Also, we look at the story of a Stone Mountain bridge. The panel Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News Michael Thurmond, @dekalblikesmike, CEO, DeKalb County Jordan Fuchs, @JordyFuchs, Republican political consultant Timestamps 0:00 - Introduction 4:00 - Stone Mountain bridge rededicated 10:00 - Remembering the Atlanta Race Massacre 16:00 - What to make of the latest polls 35:00 - PAC increases spending on Herschel Walker race 48:00 - The Libertarian vote 50:00 - Creating a pipeline for Republican women to run for statewide offices Please be sure to download our newsletter: www.gpb.org/newsletters. And subscribe, follow and rate this show wherever podcasts are found.
On this episode of Esoteric America, Mark, Tara, Chad, and Roman, are joined by the Bird Dog, who gives us a tour of Cartersville, Georgia and the greater Northern Georgia, Eastern Tennessee region. We started with a quick timeline of major events in the area, after which Bird Dog showed us Stone Mountain, Thunderbird Shaped Rock Cairns, Ruby Falls, Rock City, the Leake Site, Etowah Mounds, and so much more! Support Bird Dog on Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/birdog45Etowah Mound StatuesJoin us on the show! email us at email@example.com if you'd like to research your local area and share it with us, or if you know someone who can send us an email and let us know.Instagram: @esotericamerica Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO0A8caVlYmn-n3QgLosqXQChad's Website/Book: https://chadstuemke.com/store/Roman's Podcast: https://altmediaunited.com/rising-ft-ashes/ RSS/XML Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/risingfromtheashes/feed.xmlMark and Tara's Podcast: https://myfamilythinksimcrazy.com/ RSS Feed: https://feeds.transistor.fm/my-family-thinks-im-crazyGet the SEEEN Travel Guide!https://ko-fi.com/s/6f1e1173a0Music CreditsIntro Song: Grateful PeopleBy Heartland NightsSong: 500 MilesBy Hedy West
Learn more about suicide prevention training; A Stone Mountain author feels that his bipolar diagnosis was a “silver lining in a dark cloud;” And a Gwinnett dancer is making moves on the biggest stages. #GwinnettDailyPost #Georgia #LocalNews -- - - The Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast is local news for Lawrenceville, Norcross, Duluth, and all of Gwinnett County. Register Here for your essential digital news. This podcast was produced and published for the Gwinnett Daily Post and GwinnettDailyPost.com by BG Ad Group For advertising inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information be sure to visit www.bgpodcastnetwork.com https://www.lawrencevillega.org/ https://www.foxtheatre.org/ https://guideinc.org/ https://www.psponline.com/ https://www.kiamallofga.com/ https://www.milb.com/gwinnett https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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#766 - Peter Mayer - “Goodbye, Hello” The Peter Mayer, "Goodbye, Hello" Interview is featured on The Paul Leslie Hour. Are you here? I say hello! Welcome and thank you for tuning into The Paul Leslie Hour. We have something very special for you today. This interview with singer, guitarist and recording artist Peter Mayer was broadcast on the radio back in 2009 and has not been heard since! We're bringing it out of the archives and available to one and all. Peter Mayer is the most frequent guest throughout the 18 plus years of this show. He had just released an incredible album on the Little Flock Music label entitled “Goodbye Hello.” Now, Peter Mayer's Goodbye, Hello record is one of the best interpretations on Beatles classics we've ever heard. That's why Paul had to sit down and talk to Peter face-to-face in order to talk about it. You know that you can help us get more content like this out there and to the masses? We've got a lot more and our goal is to have everything up by Spring of 2024. You can contribute by going to www.thepaulleslie.com/support You may be thinking: "but the most I can donate is $5 right now." Well, that actually covers one monthly expense that we have. We thank you for listening and supporting. This interview with Peter Mayer was recorded at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia and it's time that you all heard it. Let's play the interview, right now. The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.
In this episode, Laura welcomes two members of her personal self-care team to the show - her chiropractors, Dr. Twila Blossom Jones and Dr. Danielle Jones. In this enlightening episode, the doctors share some of the physical manifestations of stress that they consistently observe in their Black women patients. They go on to provide red-flag indicators that our bodies are communicating with us about wellness changes we may need to implement. Moving beyond awareness, they share practical activities to our connect without bodies and provide some of their personal strategies to maintain an aligned mind-body connection. Guest Bios Dr. Twila, has an enthusiasm for helping people to become the best version of themselves. She has chosen her passion for health and wellness as a platform to impact the masses to live at levels of optimal health. She uses her expertise and training as a chiropractor, former NCAA Division I Track & Field athlete, and former math educator to accomplish this mission. She attended the University of South Florida, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications, Agnes Scott College (post-baccalaureate program), and Life University, where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Twila is a chiropractor that loves to get to the cause of the dysfunction and pain in the lives of her patients so that they are thriving throughout every aspect of their lives. Dr. Twila is married to Travis Jones. They live in Stone Mountain with their three children, Twila Adrian, Taylor and Travis Demarco. Dr. Danielle Jones is a chiropractor. She has been around medical providers her entire life. She began shadowing doctors at 8 years old because she wanted to learn and choose the right specialty path when the time came. She later found a love for preventative and rehabilitative medicine. She is dedicated to being authentic and open minded in order to offer what's best for patients. Dr. Jones always says, “A provider's main priority should be ensuring each patient get's the best care available by considering all options.” She has worked both as a solo provider and in multidisciplinary settings which has made her a more well rounded provider. “My main career goal is to help and serve as many people as I can by decreasing the overuse of steroids and opioids and improving health through non-invasive treatments. Becoming a chiropractor has allowed me to do just that.” Connect with Dr. Twila Blossom Jones: Website Instagram: @100chiropractic_snellville Connect with Dr. Danielle Jones: Website IG: @therealdaniellejones Credits: Learn more about the Black Woman Leading® learning experience at https://blackwomanleading.com/program/ Click here to join our mailing list. Learn more about our consulting work with organizations at https://knightsconsultinggroup.com/ Email Laura: email@example.com Connect with Laura on LinkedIn Follow BWL on LinkedIn Instagram: @blackwomanleading Facebook: @blackwomanleading Podcast Music & Production: Marshall Knights Graphics: Olayinka Ajibola Listen and follow the podcast on all major platforms: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher iHeartRadio Podbay
In today's episode I take An Inside Look at Gridzone, the alternate sport game of football by Stone Mountain Press. I recently wrapped up my Season 1 project of Gridzone, including running the off-season component. I'll discuss how the game is played, give a quick recap of my project, and discuss how the off-season component works. You can read more about the game on the Stone Mountain Games website: https://stonemountain.press/gridzone/
Former Georgia Tech QB Reggie Ball bio: I.G.: @theballeffect Twitter: @thereggieball Email: Reggie@effect.fitness Ball played his high school football at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. As a senior, he passed for over 2,000 yards with 19 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He was named to the Super Southern 100 and Top 50 in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Also, he was rated the number 133 player in Georgia by BorderWars.com and ranked among the nation's top 15 all-purpose quarterbacks by Rivals. Reggie Ball was a four-year starting quarterback and the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Ball became the first true freshman in Georgia Tech history to start in his first eligible game at quarterback in the Yellow Jackets' season opener in 2003, then started 27 straight games before an illness (viral meningitis) sidelined just him for one game. Reggie Ball started every game (49) he played over his four seasons, starting more games than any player in Tech history except linebacker Recardo Wimbush (50). Reggie led Tech to 29 victories as the starting quarterback, tying Joe Hamilton for second place in school history. Ball ranks second or third in Tech history in most quarterback categories, including career passing yards (8,128, 3rd), touchdown passes (57, 2nd), total offense (9,579, 2nd), and touchdown responsibility (68, 2nd). Set school records for attempted (1,363) and completed (662) passes. Reggie Ball is also second in rushing yards by a Tech quarterback (1,451), trailing only Joe Hamilton. After a two-year stint as a wide receiver with the Detroit Lions, Ball developed a desire to pass on the valuable lessons from his football career. That aspiration catapulted Ball into working with countless youth, high school, and professional football athletes in assisting with speed, conditioning, and mentoring athletes on other aspects of the sports arena. Co-Chief Operating Officer and Master Fitness Coach at E.F.F.E.C.T. Fitness. Reggie exemplifies his extraordinary leadership in E.F.F.E.C.T.'s Bootcamp classes and personal and small group training. With a passion for developing young athletes, he founded TheBallEffect and continues to train some of Atlanta's top-performing athletes. Questions: As a Q.B. coming out of ATL, Who did you model your game after? Tell us about your dad and his influence on you as a player? What was it about Georgia Tech that led you to attend there? Tell us about playing with Calvin Johnson? How do you feel about the Georgia Tech football program? What needs to be done to get them back to being competitive? With the NIL deals the way they are, would you have gone to Georgia Tech. What's next for Effectfitness and Reggie Ball? Thoughts on the current competition in A.C.C. and the rumors of universities possibly leaving the conference. What was behind the decision to try out as a W.R. at the combine? Who are your top 5 N.F.L. Q.B.s playing today as a former Q.B.? What led you to the fitness industry? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/arguingbrothers/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/arguingbrothers/support
Chelsea Aleece is a choreographer from Stone Mountain, GA. She started dancing at the age of 2, but her professional training began at Triple 7 Dance Studio at the age of 7. She continued her training at South Gwinnett High School, as a member of the resident dance company, Art in Motion. After SGHS, she enrolled as a student at Valdosta State University, leading a dance organization that still thrives today. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from VSU, with a concentration in Dance Performance. Not only does Chelsea teach, she has also been featured in music videos, sitcoms, and movie projects and served as a choreographer for several projects. Chelsea is also the CEO and Creative Director of CADA Co., a clothing line for dancers, located in the Metro-Atlanta area. She is currently on contract with GCPS as a guest choreographer for several schools and is the new auxiliary coach for South Gwinnett High School. Be sure to follow her personal page, @chelseaaleece , and her business page, @cada_co , for updates on what she's up to next! Business Page : https://instagram.com/cada_co?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Personal Page : https://instagram.com/chelseaaleece?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Business website : https://cadaco.shop/ ------------------------------------- WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME: Website: https://www.girlsonanotherlevel.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearegoalinc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearegoalinc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearegoalinc/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoyed this episode don't forget to subscribe, rate and leave a review! #GirlsOnAnotherLevel
This is Yungin Twin aka Luh Ak an artist from Eastside of Stone Mountain, GA. He is only 18 years old and has raw talent ! He currently has an mixtape out called YUNGiNDOEMDIRTY containing 11 songs And has a EP dropping this summer on the 5th of July! He only been rapping for 2 years but it sounds like he's been here before! He has performed at small events Iike carwash/parties. He stands about 6'0” and he has the whole image an artist needs to blow up, from the actual music to the way he dress, all the way to his personality this kid just has the whole package. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizdomthehealer/support
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
You're planning an afternoon with friends, just east of Atlanta, Georgia. A picnic, maybe a scenic walk, some fireworks as the sun goes down. You find a park that seems to have it all: Stone Mountain. Then you do some research on it—and learn that it holds significance for the Confederacy AND the modern Ku Klux Klan. WTF?! In the lead-up to Juneteenth, Dr. Elizabeth Alexander joins Jonathan to explore the history and contemporary significance of America's monuments—who's represented, in what ways, and what it'll take to change these narratives. Elizabeth Alexander – decorated poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and cultural advocate – is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She has held distinguished professorships at Smith College, Columbia University, and Yale University, is Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves on the Pulitzer Prize Board. Dr. Alexander composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, and is author or co-author of fifteen books, including American Sublime (Pulitzer finalist, Poetry, 2006), The Light of the World (Pulitzer finalist, Biography, 2015), and The Trayvon Generation (2022). You can follow Dr. Alexander on Twitter @ProfessorEA and Instagram @alexanderlizzy, and at elizabethalexander.net. Want to know what the Mellon Foundation is up to? You can follow their work on Twitter and Instagram @mellonfdn. Want to learn more about monuments? Check out the Mellon Foundation's Monuments Project, and the work of Monument Lab. A special thank you to all of our listeners who submitted questions for Dr. Alexander, they very much guided this episode! Join the conversation, and find out what former guests are up to, by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook. Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com. Love listening to Getting Curious? Now, you can also watch Getting Curious—on Netflix! Head to netflix.com/gettingcurious to dive in. Our executive producer is Erica Getto. Our associate producer is Zahra Crim. Our editor is Andrew Carson. Our socials are run and curated by Middle Seat Digital. Our theme music is “Freak” by QUIÑ; for more, head to TheQuinCat.com. Getting Curious merch is available on PodSwag.com. Headshot Credit for Dr. Alexander: Djeneba Aduayom
Parker Resources Georgia Football
Coach Parker talks to the new Head Football Coach at Stone Mountain, David Roberson.
In his book, “All the White Friends I Could Not Keep,” Andre Henry describes what it's like to live through an apocalypse. And he's going back to the original roots of that word. A time of revelation. For Andre, the last few years in America have laid deep truths bare. He grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He had close white friends. People he even considered like a second family. He had a white church community. But as more and more Black people were killed by police. As Donald Trump encouraged more and more racism in the public square, Andre started to realize that he was spending so much of his time trying to convince people he thought were his friends to just see his humanity. It was draining him of his time and his art. Instead, he threw himself into activism, art and study. He studied global activist movements at the Harvard Kennedy School. He organized protests in Los Angeles. He wrote award-winning music. He started a podcast. And he wrote this book. Andre grew up in Georgia but can trace his activists roots back to his family's history in Jamaica. You'll hear a little bit about that on today's episode of the Reckon Interview. You'll hear about how to best use your time when fighting for change. And you'll, hopefully, find a little hope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate
Today our hosts Braden Cheek, Brian Duck, and Joel Thompson with The Criterion Fund discuss the metrics they used when analyzing their two newest closings, and what investors can expect from these properties! Time Stamps: 0:00 - Introduction 1:43 - Village at Northshore in Slidell, Louisiana - acquisition costs, expectations, and upside! 7:26 - A deeper dive into the metrics we look at, and the questions we ask when evaluating a deal. 8:20 - How much cash we're taking in for this deal, and the expected return for our investors. 9:54 - What is our criteria when evaluating a property we're looking to purchase? 10:35 - Stonewood Village in Stone Mountain, Georgia - What do we like about it? 14:10 - The Stone Mountain Metrics! We're loving the risk/return profile. 19:52 - Don't miss out on these deals! Slots are filling up fast. *Be Sure to check us out on Spotify and Apple Podcasts for the Audio version of today's episode!** https://open.spotify.com/show/08KmNvqGV5HjmHUC8fLuce https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-invest-in-commercial-real-estate/id1543470290?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Links mentioned in this episode: www.TheCriterionFund.com www.HowToInvestInCRE.TV Invest.HowToInvestInCRE.com To sign up for our exclusive investor list, click below. https://www.thecriterionfund.com/join-our-investor-list
Pastor Jerron is joined on this episode by Dave Henry, Pastor of The Pentecostals of Stone Mountain and the National Director of Build the Bridge Ministry of the UPCI. Listen in as they discuss race relations and racial reconcilation in 2022.
Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional
Welcome to this special edition of the Founder Friday series! We have an incredible collection of interviews from some of the world's best coffee shop operators and entrepreneurs. Within each interview are gems of wisdom that help us move ourselves and the industry forward. In this special edition of Founder Friday I went back into the archives to mine those gems from past guests around a specific topic, -hospitality and meeting people where they are. Our industry of specialty coffee has worked hard to build itself up and now we see a mammoth effort to help welcome people into what we have built. In this episode we will here form four past guests: Matt Chitharanjan and Namrata Asthana of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters in India Dorian Bolden of Beyu Cafe in Durham, NC Daniel Brown and Nephthaly Leonidas of Gilly Brew Bar in Stone Mountain, GA Andrew Sinclair of Madlab Coffee in Los Angeles, CA Each of these past Founder Friday guests brings a unique take and perspective on what goes in to hospitality and meeting people where they are. From accessible brewing, staff and self care - to friendly service encounters, values, and connecting beyond the transaction, I think this episode will deliver a concentrated dose of wisdom to help inspire us all. Related Episodes: 171 : Founder Friday w/ Matt Chitharanjan and Namrata Asthana of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters in India 225: Encore Founder Friday! Dorian Bolden of Beyu Caffe, Durham, NC 279 : Founder Friday! w/ Daniel Brown and Nephthaly Leonidas of Gilly Brew Bar 305 : Founder Friday! w/ Andrew Sinclair of MadLab Coffee, Los Angeles, CA 045 : Simple, Powerful Hospitality w/ Philip Turner 085 : How we Ruin the Specialty Experience Visit our amazing Sponsors! www.groundcontrol.coffee www.pacficfoodservice.com
Unraveling ...a knitting podcast
In Episode 140, Greg and Pam discuss beads, holidays, and pollen. Many thanks to PAKnitWit Sarah for the episode introduction! Sarah is the designer behind the Non-Euclidan Heel and the CPCTC Heel patterns. We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages or on our website here. Check out our group on Facebook! We would love to have you join us there. ***Please help us manage the group by answering the questions when you request to join!*** SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. NOTES Note on Ravelry Links Note that many of the links in our show notes refer to pages on Ravelry.com. If visiting Ravelry causes you harm, please be cautious clicking links. If you are interested in a link that is inaccessible to you, you can email info at unravelingpodcast dot com and Greg and/or Pam will happily send you the information Patreon You can now financially support Unraveling…a knitting podcast on Patreon! Monthly membership levels are available at Swatch ($1), Shawl ($3), and Sweater ($6) and come with rewards like early access to book club episodes, access to a quarterly Zoom call, discounts on all Knitting Daddy patterns, and holiday cards. Nothing about the existing podcast is changing—we will continue to deliver regular and book club episodes like we have been doing for years—everything available via Patreon is extra. Financial support through Patreon helps us cover expenses like web hosting, prize shipping, and equipment upgrades. Unraveling Podcowl Greg released a new pattern! It is the Unraveling Podcowl. Normally $6, it is available with a $2 discount automatically applied at checkout. This discount is good until April 20. This pattern is the mystery audio that has been appearing in the podcast since Episode 127, which came out in January. Yarn in the News Phys.org published a summary of a new technical paper about Using math to describe the spinning transition between the assemblage of fibers in yarn. Greg's Projects Greg is working on socks for his mom. He is using yarn from Twist Fiber Studio. It will incorporate the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by and The Discretion Cuff by Gene Beenken-Draper. Pam's Projects Pam finished her Positive Plants embroidery kit from M Creative J. Pam worked on a pair of socks for Scott using Paton's Kroy. She is loosely following the Vanilla Latte pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Patty-Joy White. Pam used a Turkish cast on. Pam worked on her Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24. She is using Stylecraft Special DK. Pam worked on the Reyna Shawl by Noora Backlund. She is using yarn from PassionKNITS Yarn. Pam is trying to make a cowl. She tried a two color variation of the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland and isn't happy with it. She will be searching for a new pattern. The notes for the two color variation can be found here. Book Club In episode 141 we will continue Section 3 of The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes. We will discuss three-ply and 4 or more ply yarns. We try to host book club so you don't need the book to enjoy the discussions but this book is such a wealth of knowledge we highly recommend it! We are nearing the end of the our current book club and are looking for suggestions for the next book! We try to choose a reference type of book that will have broad appeal to many knitters, can be broken into segments and is readily available. If you have any suggestions, please email us! email@example.com. Miscellaneous We mentioned two new threads in the Ravelry Group: a Self Promotion thread and a Wordlethread. We mentioned the Nordic Star Yarns website which features a directory of fiber festivals in the US. We also mentioned Rosberry Crafts Youtube channel where she includes a lot of nature shots in BC, Canada. Pam mentioned the book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Greg mentioned the book Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Greg has been enjoying his mugs from Creative With Clay. While in Atlanta Pam visited Stone Mountain and the Georgia Institute of Technology. They played the game Pandemic while there. Pam shared an update on the Coral Reef Project at the NC Museum of Art. Affiliate Link Disclousure This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we'll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own. Find us all over the Internet Patreon: Unraveling…a knitting podcast Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry and @pammaher on Instagram
This week we are pleased to present something a little bit new for TFSR listeners. This is a kind of informal round table discussion that co host Scott and I had alongside Vicky Osterweil, who has been on the show before to speak on her book In Defense of Looting; A Riotous History of Uncivil Action. We all sat down to talk about a short and thought provoking article which was published in January of 2022 called “The Interregnum: The George Floyd Uprising, the coronavirus pandemic, and the emerging social revolution” which was published on the Haters Cafe and we will link to it in the show notes for anyone interested in reading it. An interregnum is defined as being a period of discontinuity in a government, organization, or social order, and it typically points to time frames at which there isn't a clear monarch or reigning body in a given place. This article points to the many ways the George Floyd uprising, the covid 19 pandemic, the rise of anti-work, and what the article calls the Great Refusal (a pivot from the ‘Great Resignation' nomenclature of some mass media) have all created the conditions for a possible broadscale social revolution. Also stay tuned to the end of this episode where we chat briefly about what books we're reading right now. We hope you enjoy this chat! ((note to listeners, I'm now using the name I use in real life for this radio project, which is Amar. It's become more and more important to me to be as fully acknowledging of my culture and ethnicity as possible, and this is one way I'm choosing to do that)) A note on the audio, I messed up recording on my side – my bad - but Scott saved the audio by doing their own back up recording! In Defense of Looting interview with TFSR! Announcements: Disrupt Stone Mountain In the south eastern US state of Georgia, there is a call-out for anti-racists and anti-fascists to show up and counter and stop the yearly demonstration organized by the buffoonish Sons of Confederate Veterans at Stone Mountain Park for April 30th, 2022. Stone Mountain was intended by “lost cause” supporters as a confederate Mount Rushmore, including a large bas-relief carving and was maybe the site of the birth of the second KKK in 1915. More info on the twitter for Atlanta Justice Alliance and some background can be found in a prior TFSR interview Eric King A call-in campaign continues until we hear otherwise for Eric King, the anarchist prisoner who recently won a court case against his jailers at the federal Bureau of Prisons. After that case, they decided to transfer him to a higher security facility across the country. The BOP has a history of setting Eric up to get jumped by white supremacist prisoners at other facilities and the worry is that not only is this move an obvious act of vengeance by the BOP but that he'll be isolated and targeted at USP Lee or whatever facility they stick him in. You can find notes about the call in at SupportEricKing.org, in our chat with Eric on our April 3rd, 2022 episode and in the recent IGD This Is America interview on the subject. Libre Flot Libre Flot, a French anarchist and former volunteer alongside the YPG in Rojava, has ended his hunger strike after a judge released him for medical reasons but he'll be electronically monitored by the state pending a future court case, as reported by Abolition Media. Likely future updates and ways to support Libre Flot can be found at SolidarityToDecember8.WordPress.Com. Mountain Valley Pipeline Resistor Needs Support Max is facing a bunch of legal fees for locking down to block the delivery of pipeline to the MVP construction project and is looking for support in covering costs. More info can be found at https://tinyurl.com/MadMaxFines . ... . .. Music for this episode: Koda by Audio K. off of Old Song (2011), which can be downloaded off the Free Music Archive at archive.org