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City Council Work Session + Local Military Academy

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Hello, neighbors. I’m here with your fresh copy of the Johns Creek Daily, full of all the community information you need to know right now. Here’s the lowdown.

First, today’s weather:

Cloudy, humid; a p.m. t-storm. High: 86 Low: 69.

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Here are the top three stories today in Johns Creek:

  1. The latest Johns Creek City Council work session took place this past Monday, Jul 11. A large portion of the session was spent on the aesthetic details of the town center proposed for the area on Medlock Ridge Road. Another issue covered was a plan to increase police officers’ salaries for the 2023 fiscal year, which will begin in October. Nearby cities like Alpharetta and Dunwoody already approved pay raises for their law enforcement officers. (Appen Media)
  2. Ten students from North Fulton County have been appointed to US military academies. Eight of the students will attend West Point Military Academy, which is the prestigious educational center of the United States Army. Two of the students will attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Among the West Point appointees is Jeffery Wu of Johns Creek High School. (Appen Media)
  3. Are you READY? These women and teen girls are. Johns Creek PD is hosting READY, which stands for “recognizing, empowering, and defending yourself,” as a way for women and teen girls to learn self-defense. The course has been taught annually for about 12 years, and is free to the public. Lt. Deb Kalish has been the officer in charge of the course throughout its existence. (WSB Atlanta)

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Today in Johns Creek:

  • Social Bridge at Newtown Park (9:00 AM)
  • Free Outdoor Fitness – Yoga at Newtown Park (9:30 AM)
  • Free Outdoor Fitness – Zumba at Newtown Park (6:00 PM)
  • Soundcheck Bingo at StillFire Brewing (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • JCPD teamed up with True Love for Autistic Kids for the Summer Reading Program. The event was aimed at fostering communication skills for kids. (JCPD via Instagram)
  • Big fan of parks? The City of Johns Creek, Georgia is, too! Check out this video of great big “glow-ups” around town for National Rec & Parks Month. (City of Johns Creek, Georgia via Instagram)
  • It’s not too late to submit your artwork! Johns Creek Arts Center is looking for works to participate in Summer Serendipity 2022. Submissions close on Jul. 15, and the show runs from Aug. 20 to Sep. 10. (Johns Creek Arts Center via Facebook)

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  • North Point Community Church Offers Online Leadership Lab with Best-Selling Author (July 14)
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That’s it for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with your next update!

Dan Casarella

About me: Dan Casarella is a writer, podcast producer, and small business development specialist who formerly worked in late-night television. He’s produced many talk segments, including with President Joe Biden, Kobe Bryant, and Chadwick Boseman. Dan studied Media Studies and Production at Temple University. He also enjoys running, painting, and the highs and lows of Philadelphia’s sports teams.