Friday, August 19, 2011
Some of "Chicken Man" Andrew Wordes' chickens mysteriously died last month, but toxicology report shows foul play was likely not involved.
The toxicology report on Andrew Wordes' dead chickens has come back from the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine and it doesn't appear to show they were poisoned, as some initially believed. Wordes was devastated when he lost between 45 to 50 of his chickens and turkeys over the July 4 weekend. At the time, he told Roswell Patch he believed that someone had trespassed on his property to poison them while he was out of town. But lab results recently released showed that the amount of lead in the birds livers was below the toxic range. And no toxic organic compound which is was present either, however the report does seem to indicate that not every toxic organic compound may show up in the tests. According to the report, …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A local non-profit aims to help widows move past their grief in Roswell.
Laury Beesley never imagined a personal calling would come out of grief. After all, no one likes to think of life without the ones they love. But when Beesley was faced with the death of her husband, Jeff Beesley, to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma four years ago after a two and a half year long battle with the disease, she realized there weren't many local programs out there equipped to help families who were grieving a loss. I "know how difficult the challenge of being a widow in your mid-40s can be" Beesley told Roswell Patch. "I found little help and felt someday I [would] help others get through this challenge with more support [than I had]." Even the Rainbows program for children, where Beesley volunteered, only brought out families …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Georgia State Patrol investigated more than 300 crashes and at least one drowning at Lake Lanier.
Nineteen people died in traffic-related accidents across the state over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 313 accidents from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, through midnight on July 4; 230 of them were injuries and 14 deaths. The other five fatalities were reported by other law enforcement agencies. According to Robin Stone with GSP Post 37 in Cumming, one of the fatalities occurred on Highway 53 and Young Place in Dawson County at about 10:35 p.m., Saturday, July 2. GSP spokesperson, Lt. Paul Coster said, Michael Martinez, 27, of Dawsonville was killed in the head-on collision and that the accident is under investigation. Last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation's Crash Reporting Unit counted 1,…
Craig Iandoli, of Roswell, died in a Fourth of July boating accident on Monday.
Craig Iandoli, 53, of Roswell has been identified as the kayaker killed in an accidental Fourth of July motor boat collision on Texas' Eagle Mountain Lake, according to the Associated Press. 11 Alive News is reporting that the Iandoli's body was recovered from the northeast Ft. Worth lake yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, July 5. The accident apparently occurred when a motor boat struck three kayaks floating near a dock, two of which did not have the required lighting. Aside from Iandoli, another of the kayakers - possibly Iandoli's adult son - suffered a broken leg, according to the . The driver of the motor boat reportedly stopped to help after the accident. The accident is still under investigation.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Wednesday, June 9
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Atlanta Medical Group Target of Multi-Agency Probe Advocate: System Failed Slain Mom Johns Creek Voters Will Decide on Sunday Alcohol Sales Prominent Cumming Business Man Found Dead Back to the Chattahoochee Returns This Weekend
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Roswell Police Department is investigating a suspicious death at In Town Suites Extended Stay Hotel.
The Roswell Police Department was called to the In Town Suites Extended Stay Hotel on Hembree Road this morning, Thursday, June 2 around 11:11 a.m. after a cleaning lady found a dead body. According to police, the cleaning lady found the body of a 47 to 48-year-old woman lying on a bed in room 138 around 10:40 to 10:50 a.m. during her normal work routine. Details released by Roswell say the room was in disarray and the "body had some points of interest on it." Police have not said whether the body has been identified or what the cause of death appeared to be, though a medical examiner was also called to the scene. The case is still under investigation. Check back for updates on Roswell Patch.
Friday, May 27, 2011
As the lead singer of "hippie jam-band" Swami Gone Bananas, Gary Dreyfuss was beloved by fans, friends and family alike.
For 15-plus years, the renowned Atlanta bandSwami Gone Bananas entertained scores of enthusiastic tie-dye-garbed fans of the hippie/jam band genre. Inspired by the Grateful Dead, Swami Gone Bananas began as a tribute band to the Grateful Dead after the death of the their head honcho, Jerry Garcia, in 1995. Originally composed of Gary Dreyfuss, Mike "Swami" Schulman, Richard Hurt, and Bobby Andre, the groovily-monikered group started Swami Gone Bananas and quickly landed a gig at Mike 'n' Angelo’s in Buckhead. Soon afterwards, J.R. Hawkins replaced drummer Andre and they rocked the place for a decade. “We played weekends at Mike 'n' Angelo’s for 10 years. It's one of the longest runs for a band in any Atlanta nightclub ever,” said Hawkins. …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Roswell Patch tackles the topic of chores this week. Send current issues and questions you have for our Moms Council to editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we ask our Moms Council... Q: "In light of the recent announcement by President Barack Obama regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden last Sunday night, many are remembering what they felt when they heard the news that the World Trade Center had been hit almost 10 years ago now. What are your memories and is this week's news something you have or will discuss with your children? If so, how have you touched upon this weighty topic?" A: September 11, 2001 will forever be in my memories. The tragic images that unfolded before our eyes on live television were of things no one could even imagine. It put not just the United States at a stand still, but the world. It was as if our Achilles [heel] were slashed and we were helpless. We were…
Monday, May 2, 2011
Congressman Tom Price Speaks to Osama Bin Laden's death on Sunday, May 1.
Monday, May 2, 2011
In a statement released on his website just after President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden last night, May 1, Congressman Tom Price (R-Roswell) had this to say: "Confirmation of the death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news to freedom loving people around the globe. Evil has met justice. The brave men and women of our military forces and intelligence services are to be commended for their defense of our liberty and freedom. May God Bless America." Price is the House Republican Policy Committee chairman for the U.S. Congress and represents the 6th District of Georgia.
Monday, April 25, 2011
An elderly woman who struck and killed a little girl with her car in 2009 is out of jail now after serving 76 days.
The 83-year-old Roswell woman who struck and killed a 5-year-old little girl on Davis Road in December 2009 is out of state prison after serving 76 days of a three year sentence, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Edith Main Anderson was sentenced to three years for the death of Karla Campos - a student at Mountain Park Elementary School - in January after she entered a guilty plea so the family would not have to go through a trial. According to the AJC, Anderson went into a "panic mode" that led to the horrifying tragedy. In an attempt not to hit Campos' school bus, which was stopped to let children off, Anderson swerved and struck the little girl, who died en-route to the hospital.