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Author: Scott D. Yost

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Inmate Dies In Jail Hours Before Her First Appearance Hearing

Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers is reporting that, on Friday, Oct. 27 at about 7:15  a.m., detention officers at the jail in downtown Greensboro found a 34-year-old white female inmate – Jennifer Renee Todd – unresponsive inside her cell, and that attempts to save Todd’s life were unsuccessful.
According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department, “Life-saving measures were immediately rendered by detention staff and the Detention Center’s medical staff. Guilford County Emergency Medical Services were contacted and quickly responded to the Detention Center at approximately 7:26 a.m. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Todd was transported via EMS to a local hospital.”
Todd reportedly died while at the unnamed hospital on Friday, about two and a half hours after being found unconscious in her cell.

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HPU To Hold Special Populations Halloween Event

There will be a lot of Halloween parties and celebrations taking place across Guilford County over the next two weeks but there will be one very special event put on by High Point University (HPU) students – the Special Populations Halloween Dance and Trunk or Treat.

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Schools And Commissioners Get A Room Together On Oct. 23

Guilford County Schools has just under $2 billion burning a hole in its pockets and, on Monday, Oct. 23, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and Guilford County Board of Education will get together for a rare joint meeting and discuss the best way to spend that money – as well as how fast the money needs to be raised by issuing General Obligation bonds.

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County Welcomes New District 6 Commissioner With Open Arms

Anyone who wanted to see a repeat of the nearly year-long epic battle the Guilford County Board of Education engaged in before seating Republican Michael Logan in a vacant school board seat would have been disappointed when they watched the Guilford County Board of Commissioners casually and coolly seat new District 6 Commissioner Brandon Gray on Thursday. Oct. 19 in a split second on a unanimous vote with no discussion.

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DSS Child Welfare Spends $335,000 On Contract Workers

The tragic deaths of three children in a house fire in December of last year led to an investigation of the Guilford County Division of Social Services, and state officials found a host of problems and discovered that some employees weren’t doing the very basic things needed to keep kids being overseen by the county safe.

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Commissioners Were As Quiet As Mice On Upchurch’s Departure

At least in this century, every time a Guilford County commissioner has left the board – due to election loss, death, voluntarily stepping down or whatever – it has always happened with a great deal of fanfare, with the remaining commissioners speaking highly of the departing commissioner, even if they feuded with the person while serving together.

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Dems Nominate Gray For District 6 Commissioners’ Seat

On Monday, Oct. 16, the Executive Committee of the Guilford County Democratic Party voted to nominate North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee Member Brandon Gray to fill the District 6 seat on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners – the seat vacated by the sudden departure of former Commissioner James Upchurch.

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Commissioners To Recognize Grimsley’s Undefeated Record

The Guilford County commissioners have hinted that they were going to do something to call attention to the 2022 Grimsley High School football team that lost in the state championship against New Bern High School, which later had its state title taken away for, among other things, using ineligible players. 

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12-Year-Old High Point Artist To Exhibit At Furniture Market

Many kids at the age of 12 are still learning how to draw stick figures with a number 2 pencil, but one local talent – High Point’s Zoe Grace Kamiya – is about to become one of the youngest-ever High Point Furniture Market exhibitors, where an audience of influential home furnishings buyers from around the world will get a chance to view her work.

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