Hey, neighbors! It’s me, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your Daily host. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Wet with heavy thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 72.
Here are the top five stories from Woodstock-Towne Lake today:
- The 61-year-old man accused of shooting another driver in a road rage incident last month now faces multiple charges, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Acworth suspect Wade McEwan has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless driving and reckless driving. Officials say the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. (The Telegraph)
- A Woodstock brewery has been featured in a roundup of great trivia events to attend in the Atlanta area. Reformation Brewery’s weekly trivia nights take place on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and include themed nights such as ‘Harry Potter’. Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third place winners. (Atlanta eater)
- A heat advisory was issued for Cherokee County for the third day in a row on Friday, with National Weather Service (NWS) officials reporting a forecast heat index of 105 degrees today. Residents are advised that hot temperatures and high humidity could cause heat-related illnesses. The NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids and wearing light, loose clothing when possible. (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)
- Cherokee County’s audit conducted earlier this week on ballots in the May 24 primary and June 21 runoff elections confirmed the county’s certified results. The audit covered a total of seven constituencies and returned an overall margin of error of 1.69%, which election officials attribute to errors in the manual counting process. Officials say they hope the results of the audit will help build greater voter confidence in Cherokee County. (Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News)
- The Town of Woodstock offers a free monthly fitness series called AMPED in the Park. The next episode will take place on Saturday, July 16 at 9:00 a.m. at Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater. Workouts are designed to be user-friendly for participants of all fitness levels. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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- Large aperture At the Grunt Style retail store (2:00 p.m.)
- Craft wine tasting and dancing To the gifted ferret (5:00 p.m.)
- Woodstock Summer Concert Series At Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Today is Watermelon Day at the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market! Free slices of watermelon will be available for as long as they last, starting at 9:00 a.m. There will also be a watermelon eating contest for the kids starting at 11:00 a.m. (Downtown Woodstock via Instagram)
- The 2022-2023 school year for the Cherokee County School District will begin on Monday, August 1.
New to CCSD? Parents can register their students online this summer using the New student portal. (Cherokee County Georgia School District via Facebook)
- The Woodstock Public Library sends a very “heARRRty” thank you to everyone who attended the Pirate and Mermaid Slumber Party this week! Check out the link for photos from the event. (Woodstock Public Library via Facebook)
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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Saturday! I’ll see you in your inbox on Monday morning with your next update.
— Nicole Fallon Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and editor with a degree in media, culture and communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, managing editor and editorial director for various B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and manages content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.