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Tropical Storm Irma Update

Tropical Storm Irma Update
Forsyth County government continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Irma and prepare for any potential impacts it may have on our area. The county’s Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate the county’s response and resources. County departments and agencies are prepared to implement emergency plans as conditions warrant. Tropical Storm force winds are expected and may bring down trees and power lines. Remember to always treat downed power lines as if they are live. Report a power outage by calling your power company: Sawnee EMC 770-887-2363; Georgia Power 1-888-891-0938.   Drivers are encouraged to stay off the roadways. If you ...

Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared

Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared
Gov. Nathan Deal today expanded the emergency declaration to include all 159 counties in Georgia, ahead of heavy rains, strong wind and potential flooding from Hurricane Irma.   Forsyth County government is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma and preparing for any potential impacts it may have on our area. The county’s Emergency Operations Center is slated to be activated at 8 a.m. Monday to coordinate the county’s response and resources and be ready to implement emergency plans.   Be prepared by reviewing your family’s emergency plan and making sure you have a disaster supply kit containing essential items your family needs (medications, ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held September 16

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held September 16
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 16. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.   “We are excited about hosting another community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “Our previous yard sale event was held in April and was a success. We are looking forward to this event on September ...

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 ...

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