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Holiday passes without trouble
Soggy farewell to long, hot summer
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Forsyth County News


It appears the last holiday of summer came and went with little trouble for local public safety officials.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said there were no major incidents over the 78-hour weekend.

“Overall it was pretty quiet,” House said.

Capt. Jason Shivers with the Forsyth County Fire Department agreed.

“We really didn’t have anything of significance over the entire weekend,” he said. “There was very little activity, at least from a fire perspective.”

The holiday travel period ran from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday.

Shivers added that soggy weather Monday likely contributed to what turned out to be a calm Labor Day for authorities.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, there were seven fatal wrecks over the holiday span, none of which occurred in Forsyth County.

In addition, state troopers handled 435 wrecks in which 225 people were injured statewide.

The next major holiday travel period isn’t until Thanksgiving.