Good morning, Cumming! I’m here in your inbox per usual to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about what’s going on in town.
First, today’s weather:
An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 95 Low: 76.
Here are the top five stories in Cumming today:
- Cumming native Audrey McElroy has been awarded the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Scholarship. McElroy, who works at KM4BUN, will receive a $25,000 scholarship. In total, the ARRL Foundation is awarding $921,250 to 139 individuals. (ARRL)
- The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will be holding a final public hearing regarding the County’s maintenance and operations, bond, and fire millage rates. The hearing will be held on Jul. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building and will be broadcast live on TV Forsyth. (Forsyth County Georgia Government via Facebook)
- ASPCA data reports only half of the millions of animals at shelters are adopted each year. If you’re looking to bring a furry friend into your household, consider one of the cats, dogs, and other pets available for adoption in the Cumming area. See the list of available pets here. (Cumming Patch)
- Childcare centers across the nation are struggling to stay open due to inflation and staffing shortages. Laura Thompson, a Georgia lottery funded pre-K teacher at The Bells Ferry Learning Center, says gas prices has affected staff who travel back and forth from areas farther away, like Cumming. To counteract, payroll at this facility has gone up eight percent. (11Alive.com WXIA)
- Father and son Jeffrey Wade Howell and Donnie Wayne Jackson were recently indicted by the Forsyth County Superior Court. Both men were indicted on child molestation charges — Jackson’s from October 2019 and Howell’s from March 2020. The pair had also been indicted on charged from September 2020 in Tennessee. (Forsyth County News)
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Today in Cumming:
- Stories Of The Sea: The Voyages Of Sinbad – Presented By Mr. Damon’s Shadow Puppet Theater At Sharon Forks Library (10:30 AM)
- CrafterNoon – An Adult Craft Program At Cumming Library (2:00 PM)
- Gene & Shayne Duo LIVE! At Legends Distillery (6:00 PM)
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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with another update.
— Nicole Fallon-Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.