Plans for new city in Gwinnett near Hall Co. move ahead; in G’ville, a new way to treat high blood pressure

*Legislation was introduced Monday in the Georgia General Assembly that calls for the creation of a new city in Gwinnett County that would be bordered by Hall and Barrow counties. It would be called Mulberry and be the second-largest municipality in Gwinnett in terms of population. It must first, however, pass the state House and Senate and be approved by voters in a referendum. Plans for the legislation were announced last fall by two members of the Gwinnett legislative delegation.

*People with high blood pressure that isn’t improving with medications now have a new option for specialized treatment. The Georgia Heart Institute has launched a new Resistant Hypertension Center in Gainesville, which brings together highly trained experts focused on helping patients who haven’t been able to get their blood pressure under control. For more information, visit Resistant Hypertension Center – Northeast Georgia Health System ( or call 770-219-7888.