Good Morning Gwinnett is a live 4 day a week podcast all about people and places around Gwinnett County Georgia & beyond. The show is hosted by Audrey Bell-Kearney. On the show Audrey talks about news and current events happening around Gwinnett County. Occasionally she will interview movers & shakers as well as community and government leaders from Gwinnett County. She also uses her platform to provide much needed publicity for the small business owner by showing them the power of podcasts.
Everton Blair Officially Kicks Off His Campaign For State School Superintendent
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com It has been no secret that Gwinnett County Board of Education Chairman Everton Blair planned to run for state school superintendent this year, but he formally kicked off his campaign on Tuesday.
Blair, who filed paperwork earlier this month to run for the Democratic Party's nomination for the seat, issued a statement early Tuesday to officially launch his bid for statewide office.
Lilburn Made Great Accomplishments In 2021
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Repaving of city streets did not slow down in 2021. SPLOST will continue to fund these improvements in 2022.
Streetscaping in Old Town was planned and funded in 2021. Phase one will be parking, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, landscape plantings, a four way stop at First and Main, and an upgrade to the water main on Railroad Avenue.
Phase two will be streetscape improvements on Railroad Avenue, a road connection from Railroad to First, stormwater improvements, and even more parking.
On the Greenway Trail, we are replacing wooden bridges with durable material that extend the life of the trail up to 75 years.
Going For An Outpatient Procedure At Northside, Bring Extra Cash Or A Credit Card
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Ever since Northside took over Gwinnett Medical there have been some huge changes. One main change is the way patients are billed for outpatient procedures. Before when you went for a procedure you would pay a copay if you had one. If you had a deductible you would be billed for that amount at a later date, well that is a thing of the past. When you go for a procedure now, be prepared to pay the deductible amount on that same day or you won't be allowed to get the procedure.
Gwinnett County Commission Approves $400,000 Settlement
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com Demetrius Hollins, who is Black, was assaulted by two white officers on April 12, 2017, and the pair was later fired and charged.
Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni had pulled Hollins over for a license plate issue, and shortly after Hollins exited the car with his hands up, the sergeant punched him in the face, bystander video showed. As Hollins lay facedown, apparently not resisting, Officer Robert McDonald ran up and stomped Hollins’ head.
The Ebony Society Honors The King Family Wishes & Cancel Parade
www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com We regret to inform you that the United Ebony Society’s annual Martin Luther King Parade scheduled to be held in the city of Lawrenceville, GA on January 17, 2022, has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the parade is two-fold. In efforts to honor the wishes of the King family, the celebration could not take place without the inclusion of Voting Rights legislation. In addition, the low registration of participants due to COVID concerns, as well as the recent surge in viral infections, impacts the organization’s ability to successfully implement a robust celebration.
Everton Blair Steps Down, Then Steps Into The State Race
Gwinnett County Board of Education Chair Everton Blair on Friday registered as a potential candidate for state school superintendent, according to the Georgia Campaign Finance Commission website.
Blair, a Democrat, announced in November that he would not seek reelection to his school board seat in 2022. He was first elected in 2018 and became the board’s first Black, openly gay and youngest-ever member.
Raw, Real and Resilience
I came across Audreys show recently via Georgette and her media team. I tuned in with Partnership Matters with DA Patsy. I love how real and conversational the show is from faith to business to entrepreneurship, and everything in between! Very engaging too!
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This podcast brings the joy! I find this show more entertaining than most morning shows! I love hearing local news with a local spin, home grown and crafted with love! Keep em coming.