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Navicent Health to sponsor free breast cancer seminar in Monroe County

Navicent Health to sponsor free breast cancer seminar in Monroe County

The Medical Center, Navicent Health is offering a free breast cancer seminar to Monroe County residents and surrounding areas, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The free "Breast Health & Breast Cancer'" seminar will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Monroe Regional Medical Complex, located at 102 N. Lee Street in Forsyth.

The seminar will explain risk factors, prevention and treatment of breast cancer, according to a news release.

To register or for more informaiton, please call 478-633-4733 or email rsvp@navicenthealth.org.

 

New businesses help Forsyth grow

New businesses help Forsyth grow
Downtown development is on Loraine Khoury's radar. "All cities go in cycles and we're coming for a low cycle now, we're headed back up," said Khoury
 
Khoury is the Executive Director of the Forsyth Downtown Development Authority,
 
She says she hopes to see the city grow into a place more people want to visit. "It's going in the right direction. We're trying to grow and improve our retail in downtown. So I'm just real pleased. It's kinda like dominoes, they start falling and then one right after the other," said Khoury.
 
Khoury says about 13 new businesses have opened in the downtown area over the last two years. She says that number shows what the future may hold for the city of Forsyth. "We are looking to be a village. We want some unique businesses to come in and open up so it'd be interesting. We'd like to have some maybe art studios," said Khoury.
 
And Freddy Butts agrees.

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Hundreds of teens participate in safe driving camp

 

 

Every year, thousands of teenage drivers are injured or killed in car accidents.

100 teens to attend safe driving camp

100 teens to attend safe driving camp

About 100 teens are attending a safe driving camp Saturday.

Students from ages 15 to 17 will learn basic vehicle maintenance, skid recovery, defensive driving techniques and see presentations on distracted driving and drugs that can affect driving, according to a release.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Forsyth Police Department  and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center hold the event. This is the seventh year the three agencies have hosted the driving camp.

Monroe Co. man killed on four-wheeler

Monroe Co. man killed on four-wheeler

A Monroe County man died Sunday after his four-wheeler went into the ditch.

According to a news release, Andrew Rochester was driving his ATV along Riverbend Road, lost control and ran off the roadway into the ditch.

Officials say he wasn't wearing a helmet.

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Public input wanted in Georgia's deer management plan

Georgia Department of Natural Resources wants your input in how the state manages the white-tailed deer population.

According to a release, the meetings include an overview of stakeholder recommendations and proposed actions to take for deer management including: population density, seasons and bag limits, hunting methods, hunter access, urban deer management, education and outreach.

You can attend a meeting at Monroe County Library on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m.