Forsyth County EMT killed after ambulance collision

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – On Nov. 17, Gina Ayres, an EMT with Forsyth County Fire Department, was killed after she was in route to a call inside an ambulance when the ambulance was struck, resulting in a three-car accident.

The collision left four people with severe injuries and tragically caused Ayres fatal injures.

The Forsyth County Fire Department released the following statement after her passing, remembering her dedication and sacrifice that she and other first responders give.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the line-of-duty death of EMT Gina Ayres, from Central EMS. Gina was a beloved member of the Forsyth County public safety family having served the Forsyth County community as an EMT for many years.

Gina and her coworker were on-duty this morning when they were involved in a 3-vehicle accident where 4 people, including Gina, sustained varying injuries.

Her dedication and service is an example we wish to highlight and remember with the highest degree of dignity and honor.

Please keep Gina’s family, including her husband Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Tony Skindzier and their two children, in your thoughts and prayers as they walk through this very difficult time.

Atlanta Gas Light Closes Part of westbound McGinnis Ferry Road

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga.- Atlanta Gas Light company is closing parts of the far right lane on the westbound side of McGinnis Ferry Road from Old Atlanta Rd. to Scales Road in Gwinnett County beginning Monday, Oct. 3.

The intermittent lane closures are due to natural gas infrastructure improvements in the right of way. The project will start weather permitting Monday and continue into 2023.

The lane closures will depend on the portion of the road that is currently being worked on. The work will take place Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. between those times expect delays and plan ahead.

For questions, concerns, and project information, call 404-584-3168 or:

Coal Mountain Dog Park now open

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Forsyth County, Ga. – Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially open the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way). The new park is located across from the County Animal Shelter in north Forsyth.

“I look forward to seeing the special family bonds this park will help create for generations to come,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “We hope that being so close to the shelter will encourage our community to embrace and adopt animals who still need a home.”

The park features synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. The four-acre dog park is funded by donations, the Parks & Recreation Capital Funds and by SPLOST VIII.



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