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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 23   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for the 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive event on Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. KFCB encourages families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or by visiting www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org and clicking on the calendar/registration page. The registration deadline is Friday, September 22. A signed waiver is required for participation and can be found at www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org on the calendar/registration ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
For a recap of Forsyth County government highlights from August, check out the new episode of Your Forsyth. Your Forsyth is a new monthly short-segment video series featuring county government activities of the previous month. Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast Channel 23, AT&T Channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com. Watch the new episode, highlighting news from August, now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county ...

Seymour Joins Forsyth County as Director of Information Systems & Technology

Seymour Joins Forsyth County as Director of Information Systems & Technology
Forsyth County government has hired a director to lead its Information Systems & Technology Department. Mike Seymour joined the county staff as director of Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) on August 28. This position directs the operational and managerial activities and assists with the strategic planning of the IS&T Department, in addition to providing technical leadership and expertise to county departments and offices.   Seymour brings to the position more than 25 years of professional experience in the field of information technology. Most recently he served as an account executive with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise working with clients such as SAP, thyssenkrupp ...

Touch a Truck and Child Safety Seat Event September 9 at Fowler Park

Touch a Truck and Child Safety Seat Event September 9 at Fowler Park
Families will want to mark their calendars now for a day of fun and safety on Saturday, September 9, when Forsyth County will host a touch a truck and child safety seat event. The free event will be held near the playground at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park from 9 a.m. to noon.   Offered by Safe Kids Forsyth and the Forsyth County Fire Department, this event will provide an opportunity for parents and other caregivers to have their child safety seats inspected for proper installation while the kids check out a fire truck up close.   “Unfortunately, all too often we see ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Offers Cat and Kitten Adoption Special

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Offers Cat and Kitten Adoption Special
Promotion available through October 31   The Forsyth County Animal Shelter has more than 150 cats and kittens who are in search of their forever home. And since most cats love companionship, the shelter is offering a special promotion to encourage potential adopters to consider adopting two.   Now through October 31, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is offering a cat adoption special – adopt two cats or kittens for one adoption fee of $85.   “Our regular adoption fee is $85 per animal, but right now you can adopt two cats or kittens for that fee,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Most ...

Special Election to Fill Forsyth County District 2 Commission Post to be Held November 7

Special Election to Fill Forsyth County District 2 Commission Post to be Held November 7
A special election to fill the Forsyth County District 2 commission post will be held Tuesday, November 7. Rick Swope resigned from the post August 15, as a result of his recent acceptance of an executive position with E*TRADE, a position which strictly limits outside business activities including public service positions. The special election will fill Swope’s unexpired term, which runs through December 31, 2020. District 2 covers much of the southern portion of the county.   Qualifying will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday,  August 31, and from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Forsyth County Senior Services’ Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to Host Open House August 29

Forsyth County Senior Services’ Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to Host Open House August 29
Event celebrates the completion of recent renovations   Forsyth County Senior Services will host an open house and ice cream social Tuesday, August 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to celebrate the center’s recently completed renovations.   During the free event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet instructors and staff, tour the updated space, learn about upcoming programming and events, and enjoy ice cream sundaes, entertainment and prizes.   “We are so excited to show off our improved space to the public,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “Sexton Hall Enrichment Center has so much to offer ...

Forsyth County Adds New Safety Feature to Several Parks

Forsyth County Adds New Safety Feature to Several Parks
New system designed to warn of lightning   The Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department has recently added a new safety feature to several parks throughout the county. The Thor Guard Weather Warning System is designed to predict lightning before it strikes and is now in place at all of the department’s athletic facilities and at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The goal of using the system is to maximize safety by providing park staff and volunteers with critical, timely lightning warning information in an easy-to-use format.   The system’s sensor continuously monitors the atmosphere’s electrostatic energy as far away as 15 miles and evaluates the ...

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