🌱 Early Voting Today + New Threat Assessment Tool For Schools

Hello, hello. I’m back in your inbox this morning with everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in town. Enjoy…

First, today’s weather:

Pleasant with some sun. High: 85 Low: 68.

Here are the top five stories today in Roswell:

  1. Early voting begins today, Jun. 11, for Fulton County’s Jun. 21 Runoff Election. From Saturday, June 11 through Friday, June 17, Fulton County will have 30 early voting locations available. Voting hours are between 9am to 5pm daily. (Fulton County Government via Nextdoor)
  2. Monday, June 13, will hold the second and final reading of the FY 2023 budget. The new budget, if approved, will go into effect on July 1. Roswell Residents can review the budget online and ask questions at the upcoming meeting. (City of Roswell, Georgia Government via Facebook)
  3. Despite the city’s limits, real estate developers have begun construction on luxury Roswell apartments. The development plan was approved by the city’s previous administration and was inherited by the administration of current Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson. (11Alive.com WXIA)
  4. Following the mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo, Fulton County schools will use a threat assessment tool to help keep kids safe. School systems partnered with state leaders this week in Athens for a safety summit, which included sessions from practicing active shooter scenarios to discussing policy improvements. (CBS46 News)
  5. To fund the hiring of nine new full-time police officers, Roswell is applying for a $1,125,000 COPS grant. This federal grant will provide funding to assist with hiring additional officers to increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. (Subscription: The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Today in Roswell:

  • Willow Lake Paddle Battle At Wayt Road (9:00 AM)
  • “Jurassic World Dominion” On The Big Screen At Aurora Cineplex (10:00 AM)
  • Thomas Arvid Annual Summertime Show At Vinings Gallery (6:00 PM)
  • YOUR FEETS TOO BIG! cabaret At Mimosa Hall (7:30 PM)
  • STREET CHOIR: A Van Morrison Experience At From The Earth Brewery (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Roswell Police Department shared some adorable photos from their K9 meet-and-greet at Crazy Love Coffee House, where they introduced the community to Goose and Officer Ateca. Smiles and head-pats abounded. “Thanks to everyone who came out and shared this beautiful morning with us!” wrote the Department on Facebook. (Roswell Police Department via Facebook)
  • Roswell City Council has selected seven citizens to serve on its newly formed Development Authority. This group will work with the existing Dowtown Development Authority to “facilitate trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities.” (Subscription: The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • Atlanta History Center’s annual Juneteenth celebration will be held next Sunday, Jun. 19, from 9 am to 5 pm. Get the details from Northside Neighbor. (MDJOnline.com)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with your next update.

β€” Nicole Fallon Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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