Category Archives: Forsyth

Northside Offers Free Heart and Vascular Screening April 14

CUMMING, Ga. — Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute will offer a free screening to determine your risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD.

CVD remains the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association.

There are a range of factors that raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart attack or stroke. The more factors you have, the greater your risk. It is essential to find out your risk for CVD and make a plan to prevent it.

The free screening takes place:

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14

Where: Northside Hospital Forsyth

1200 Northside Forsyth Drive

Cumming, Ga. 30041

Education Center, Third Floor

Free parking available.

This comprehensive screening is administered by health care professionals and will include a one-on-one consultation, risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholesterol (HDL, ratio of TC/HDL) as well as glucose testing and body mass index (BMI) analysis.

The screening is free, but registration is required. Call 404-851-6550 to secure your spot and schedule an appointment.

KEMP: Call For Special Election For State Representative, District 26

Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held on November 7, 2017 in the parts of Forsyth County that comprise Georgia House of Representatives District 26 to fill the seat for the unexpired term of Rep. Geoff Duncan. A runoff election, if needed, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

Qualifying for the special election shall be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 802 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The dates and hours of qualifying will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., and Friday, September 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. The qualifying fee shall be $400.00.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for all persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election. Advance in-person absentee voting will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.

Highway 20 Safety Initiative

The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office is releasing information related to the Highway 20 Safety Initiative which targeted aggressive driving and speeding on Cumming Highway between Canton and Forsyth County. The initiative which began on April 3rd and lasted one week, was a response to citizen complaints about dangerous conditions on that stretch of roadway.

During that week on Cumming Highway 329 traffic stops were conducted that resulted in 104 citations and 227 warnings issued to drivers. Drivers were cited for a variety of infractions including Following Too Closely, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device and Speeding.  An analysis of the speeds showed a 10 mile per hour average reduction in speed for that week. Three accidents were reported that week on Cumming Highway compared to 7 accidents the prior week.

Prior to the initiative the sheriff’s office heavily advertised its intentions in an attempt to gain voluntary compliance from drivers. The goal was to bring attention to the driving conditions on Cumming Highway. We will continue to monitor the conditions and address any problems in the future if needed.