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Traffic accidents in Winder cut in half

WINDER -- According to Winder police chief Dennis Dorsey, the number of traffic accidents in Winder has dropped from 826 in 2007 to 445 last year.

The reason, said the chief, is because of the city's H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) grant and officer Brent Davis' diligence in heading up the program.

But since there has been such a marked decrease in traffic accidents and related fatalities in the last 5 years, Winder no longer qualifies for the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant. However, Dorsey went on to add that Davis' efficient and timely monthly reporting won the city of Winder another $10,000 grant for traffic safety and improvement, also from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.City events scheduledWinder's popular Lazy Daze Music festival will take place from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. July 28 at Jug Tavern Park. Consumption of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 5 to 9 p.m. on that date has also been approved by council members.

The Jug Tavern Bar-B-Q and Music Festival has also been placed on the city's calendar and will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 8. Alcoholic beverage consumption has been approved from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The city council vote was tied 3-3 regarding alcohol consumption for both events, with Mayor David Maynard casting the deciding "yes" vote in both cases.

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kevin 2 years ago

I wish those cops would come into Suwanee and stop all the speeders 55+ on the new Mcginnis Ferry Rd. The drivers do not even slow down when school zone signs are blinking. Surprised of the lack to Swuannee police patrols on that road, between L-Ville-Suwanee all the way to P'Tree Industrial Rd.

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