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Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center

Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center
10th anniversary of the center to be celebrated on April 21 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host their first Spring Fling event at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center on Saturday, April 21. The event will include free crafts, games and workshops for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   “We are very excited for our first Spring Fling event that will have something for everyone,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There is a growing assortment of activities available at Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and this event gives visitors a chance to experience them.” Beginning at noon, visitors ages ...

Voter Registration Deadline for May 22 Primary and Elections is April 24

Voter Registration Deadline for May 22 Primary and Elections is April 24
Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote for the May 22 General Primary, NonPartisan General Election and Special Elections or change their name and/or address on the voter registration list must do so no later than Tuesday, April 24.  A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and either USPS postmarked or otherwise delivered to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive) no later than the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 to meet the deadline. Changes can also be made online. If submitting an application using the online voter ...

Join the Great American Cleanup on April 21

Join the Great American Cleanup on April 21
Registration open for Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s annual cleanup effort  Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways on Saturday, April 21. The effort is a part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup. Participants – either as an organized team of volunteers or as individuals – will meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds arena at 9 a.m. for a brief rally to start the cleanup event. Volunteers will then depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the Cumming Fairgrounds arena for ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
County firefighters are recognized and promoted, commissioners discuss possible SPLOST funded projects and a county campground on the lake opens for the season. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  Watch the new episode, highlighting news from February, now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website.  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 ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14
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, April 14. 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 pleased to host the community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “This annual event continues to be successful and we look forward to another great yard sale on April 14.” Event organizers expect more than 20 vendors selling a variety of household goods, children’s ...

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18

Residential Design Standards Open House Set for April 18
Community feedback to be used to refine residential design standards  On Wednesday, April 18, Forsyth County will hold an open house to gather citizen feedback on preferred residential design standards for the single-family Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts. The county is in the process of creating new design standards for these zoning districts and is seeking public input to assist in formulating a vision for future residential development in the county. Development of new design and performance standards for Res2, Res3 and Res4 zoning districts was an identified task within the Comprehensive Plan’s Community Work Program, adopted by the Forsyth ...

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Proposed Continuation of SPLOST Sales Tax
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. as the next step in discussions regarding the proposed continuation of the county’s SPLOST penny sales tax. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a special one percent voter-approved sales and use tax in Forsyth County for a specified period of time (up to six years), raising an estimated amount of revenue for designated programs or named capital items. The sales tax has been in place in the county since 1987, when it was first approved by Forsyth ...

Senior Services’ April-May Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ April-May Newsletter Now Available
Gardening tips, jazz concerts and dance parties, day trips, the annual Senior Expo and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Click here to read their April-May newsletter for details on what’s coming up. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.    

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters
Personnel receive awards for life-saving actions In a ceremony held Thursday, March 29, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted four personnel and swore in four new firefighters. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at the Central Park Recreation Center. The event began with the presentation of awards to a number of department personnel. “Periodically, the Forsyth County Fire Department reviews incidents in which the actions of our personnel have resulted in a life saved,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers, who served as emcee for the ceremony. “Additionally, specific incidents that result in decisive and extraordinary efforts ...

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