Friday, February 1, 2013
Jurors took less than two hours to find Nkosi Thandiwe guilty in the shooting of three women in Midtown.
Nkosi Thandiwe has been sentenced to life without parole for the shooting of three women in Midtown during July 2011, including the death of Brittney Watts from Roswell. There was no rejoicing or tears visible when the verdict was announced in the courtroom, just a general sense of sadness. Brian Watts, the husband of the woman who died in the shooting spree, testified during Thursday afternoon's sentencing hearing that he lost his soulmate the day his wife was killed. "I'm truly lost," he said. "I realize that the worst day of my life has passed, but I also realize the best days of my life are passed." Other members of the Watts family asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence of life without parole. "We lost a part of our heart, …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Andrew Wordes lost most of his chickens this past weekend to what he believes was poisoning by a trespasser.
UPDATE: July 7 10:50 a.m. It wasn't a very happy holiday weekend for Andrew Wordes, who returned home from a short trip to find nearly all of his chickens dead or dying. According to Wordes, the deaths of his controversial chickens isn't an accident. He believes 45 of about 50 chickens were killed, possibly with poision, by "someone with a grudge." The blow is direct hit, but it's just one of many in the years he's spent fighting the city for his right to raise and keep chickens on his property just off Alpharetta Highway, he says. On Tuesday, July 5, Roswell PD spokesperson James McGee said the incident was not reported to the Roswell Police Department. "I understand there was an e-mail sent out but no call to the police," he had said, …
Monday, June 6, 2011
The judge ruled that the Fowler/Shakerag wastewater plant can put cleaner water back into the Chattahoochee River inexpensively.
Forsyth County's Fowler/Shakerag plant must treat wastewater to a higher level before discharging into the Chattahoochee River, a state administrative judge ruled last Wednesday. The Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR), which appealed the original permit, said in a news release today that Judge Kristin Miller issued the ruling on Forsyth County's plan to discharge six million gallons daily from its Fowler/Shakerag Wastewater Reclamation Facility. In an e-mail to Cumming Patch, Jodi Gardner, spokesperson for Forsyth County stated, "The county has just recently received the judge's ruling and we are in the process of reviewing it. No further comment will be made until such time as the Board of Commissioners has been updated on the matter…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Roswell resident, Eric Broadwell, questions the actions of the board of directors for Cobb EMC and pledges to run.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
It was the summer of 2009 and I got an email from Mayor [Jere] Wood asking if I would be interested in running for the board of Cobb EMC. I discovered that Roswell buy electricity from three sources, Georgia Power, Sawnee EMC and Cobb EMC. I met with the person that was seeking candidates to help reform the board of Cobb EMC and decided to run for the area 9 board position, which is Chairman [Larry] Chadwick’s area. What I have learned to date may surprise you. The board of Cobb EMC hired a man named Dwight Brown to be CEO and help move the utility cooperative in a new direction. Well, it was definitely a very new direction. Dwight Brown, with the approval of the board, formed a for-profit company and moved assets from the nonprofit …