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🌱 Beeson Addresses Misinformation + The Holidays And The Arts


Hi all. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m back in your inbox this morning to walk you through all the most important things happening locally. Today you’ll read about:

  • Hembree Springs needs donations
  • Former Roswell athlete now at UNC
  • Public comment period to open soon

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Here are the top stories in Roswell today:

  1. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center a full lineup for the entire family this holiday season. There will be several theatrical productions, musicals, concerts, and puppet shows going on this month. Atlanta Vocal Project will grace the Cultural Arts Center for their acapella concert, Ringin’ in the Holidays, on Sunday, December 4. The Atlanta Dance Theatre will preform their version of the classic ballet The Nutcracker, which will run from December 9 through 11. There will even be a tribute to Dolly Parton and her musical career this month. There will be many more performances to enjoy during the entire season. There is a full itinerary on the city’s website and the Cultural Arts Center’s website.(
  2. Two students from the University of North Carolina have made the 2022 Academic All-District Football Team. The announcement was made on Tuesday, November 22 by the College Sports Communicators. One of these Tar Heels is Elijah Green, a Roswell, GA native. Green is a sophomore, business major, and a running back on the UNC football team. Green’s has a record of 388 rushing yards on 69 carries for a 5.2 yards-per-carry average. He has also been a member of all special teams units. Being selected for this all-district football team means that Elijah Green is a student-athlete with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. He has also excelled athletically on the field during the 2022 season. (
  3. Sarah Beeson is one of the two candidates for the December 6 run-off election. She is running against Allan Sells for the open council Post 1 position. She recently took some time to clarify and establish her platform, and why she is fit for the job. She also addressed what she says is misinformation that is being put out her and her campaign. Beeson also explains where some of her campaign contributions have come from and addresses controversies about this topic. Early voting for the run-off election will begin on Saturday, November 26. (

Today in Roswell:

From my notebook:

  • City of Roswell, Georgia: Happy Thanksgiving. The City of Roswell offices will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week in observance of the holiday. There are a few recreation facilities that will remain closed until Sunday, November 27. There is a Park Facility Holiday Hours schedule available on the city’s website to check the availability of all recreation locations. (City of Roswell, Georgia via Instagram)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Manchester at Mansell: A Roswell neighbor has a kitten that needs a new home. The owner cannot can’t keep the kitten, and doesn’t want to surrender her to the humane society. The kitten’s name is Nyla. There is contact information for the owner if intrested. (Nextdoor)
  • City of Roswell, Georgia: In preparation of #GivingTuesday on November 29, the city is giving thanks by honoring the staff that makes our city run efficiently. Maggie Menkus has been with the Human Resources Department for the last year and a half. She is the City of Roswell’s Education Coordinator for the HR Department. She helps train the employees of the City of Roswell. (City of Roswell, Georgia via Twitter)
  • Hembree Springs Elementary: Hembree Springs ES is in need of donations. ensures that They are looking for items such as children’s shoes, clothing, and toiletries for their Giving Closet. (Hembree Springs Elementary via Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Horseshoe Bend: A lost small white dog has been reported. The dog’s name is Gracie. There is contact information for the owner listed if a dog fitting the description is found. (Nextdoor)
  • City of Roswell, Georgia Government: The public comment period for the Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Substantial Amendment will open on November 25. The comment period will be open until Wednesday December 28 at at 5 P.M. Written comments can be shared with the city via during this open period. (City of Roswell, Georgia Government via Facebook)

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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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