🌱 Woman Arrested For Assault + Changes To False Alarm Fee Terms

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🌱 Woman Arrested For Assault + Changes To False Alarm Fee Terms
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Hello again, friends! It’s me, Jessica Griffin, your host of the Patch newsletter. Come along for the most important things happening these days in town, including updates on…

  • Roswell’s National Vietnam War Veterans Day celebration
  • Ruth & Naomi comes to Roswell
  • Tickets now on sale for the Roswell Music Festival

But first, your local weather:

  • Saturday: Breezy; a morning t-storm. High: 78 Low: 43.
  • Sunday: Partly sunny. High: 68 Low: 43.

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Here are the top stories in Roswell today:

  1. National Vietnam War Veterans Day was celebrated throughout the nation on March 29, and two cities in North Fulton were highlighted for their special observances. John’s Creek held their celebration in Newtown Park at the “Wall That Heals” memorial. The Johns Creek Veterans Association and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association sponsored the event. Roswell’s tribute held their observance hat City Hall’s Faces of War Memorial. The Roswell High School Jazz Ensemble opened the event with a performance of the National Anthem and Boy Scout Oakley Barker orated the Pledge of Allegiance. “Service for our country means they deserve nothing but the best support possible, from access to medical care and disability benefits to opportunities for education and employment,” Mayor Wilson expressed. A wreath was laid at the memorial and a moment of silence and reflection followed. A student from Roswell High School, Harris Newbold, ended the ceremony performance of “Taps.” (appenmedia.com)
  2. A change to the pricing and payment terms between the city and CentralSquare Technologies has been recommended by the Roswell Public Safety and Public Works Committee. These pricing and payment terms are associated with penalties for false alarms. The change will require CentralSquare to assume all system and processing costs needed to provide the service. CentralSquare is said to collect 30% of the fees generated from false alarms and the City of Roswell will receive 70%. Penalties received from negative balances or insufficient funds will be the responsibility of the city. ( Paywall: The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  3. A woman in Roswell was the one arrested after she called police to report an assault by a man at the La Quinta Inn and Suites on Holcomb Bridge Rd. She told officers that a man came into her room and proceeded to strangle her; she lost consciousness. She reported that she was dragged, hit with a lamp, and her fingers were bitten. She had bruises, a knot on her forehead, and lacerations that were visible. The accused man was soon found by police who gave a different account of the incident. His wounds and witnesses corroborated his account. Roswell Police learned that the woman had a warrant from Cobb County for aggravated assault. She was arrested and transported her to North Fulton Hospital for treatment. (appenmedia.com)

Today and tomorrow in Roswell:

Saturday, April 1

Sunday, April 2


From my notebook:

  • Roswell, Georgia Men’s Gymnastics Team: Coach Adam Findley from Roswell Men’s Gymnastics will be heading to Australia today to begin training for the Queensland Team. He’ll be working with Coach Rodrigo Caron for a month and will participate in a state team training camp in early May. This journey will prepare Coach Findley for the Australian National Championship. (Roswell, Georgia Men’s Gymnastics Team via Facebook)
  • Roswell Inc: Ruth & Naomi, Roswell’s newest boutique for tweens and teens has opened and had their official ribbon cutting. The new store is located in the Target shopping center on Woodstock Rd. (Roswell Inc via Twitter)
  • City of Roswell, Georgia Government: February’s Roswell Roots Festival was a major success. The community came together to celebrate Roswell’s diverse community and history. The city put together a compilation of some of the special events, exhibits, and performances that took place during the Black History Month festival. (City of Roswell, Georgia Government via Facebook)
  • Roswell Police Department: If you’re going out of town for Spring Break, register for the Roswell PD’s vacation watch service. The service is free and sign-up is easy. Visit the Police-2-Citizen website (P2C) and simply give some information about your home and your trip. (Roswell Police Department via Facebook)
  • Visit Roswell, Georgia: The Roswell Music Festival is going down on Saturday, May 20. Downtown Roswell will be filled with food, vendors, and of course, music. Early bird and VIP tickets are now available for purchase. (Visit Roswell, Georgia via Instagram)
  • Atlanta Junior Rowing Association: AJRA’s Learn to Row Day has been rescheduled and will be held next weekend. The event will now be on Saturday April 8 at 10:00 AM. There is more information about this change posted on their website. (Atlanta Junior Rowing Association via Facebook)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Saturday! I’ll catch up with you soon with a new update.

Jessica Griffin

About me: My name is Jessica Griffin and I am a native of Roswell, Georgia. I have been in the Roswell-Alpharetta community for over 30 years. As a native “Roswellian”, I embody, participate, and support all things local. Community is at the core of all of us, and I aim to convey the collectiveness and unity that should be promoted and celebrated throughout our community. Being a mother, a writer, a student of history, and the arts are my passions.

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