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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 ...

Forsyth Senior Expo Scheduled for April 14

Forsyth Senior Expo Scheduled for April 14
Annual event open to seniors, their families, friends and caregivers Forsyth County Senior Services is hosting their 16th annual Forsyth Senior Expo on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard.  The Forsyth Senior Expo includes free admission for attendees and is a popular event for seniors, their families, friends and caregivers. The event hosts vendors from home care, senior living, legal services and more. Attendees also have access to free health screenings, refreshments and multiple opportunities to win door prizes.  For more information about the ...

Forsyth County Fire Department’s First Career Firefighters Reach 20-Year Anniversary with County

Forsyth County Fire Department’s First Career Firefighters Reach 20-Year Anniversary with County
More than half continue to serve with the department today   Friday, March 23 marks the 20-year anniversary of the hiring of Forsyth County’s first full-time, career firefighters. The move toward what is now a progressive and modern fire department got its origins in the hiring of those original 30 firefighters in the spring of 1998.    “The groundwork of our Fire Department was laid by the countless volunteer firefighters who organized the department in 1972,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The addition of 30 highly motivated, 'career' firefighters in 1998, however, certainly raised the bar relative to rapid, efficient emergency services ...

SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting

SPLOST Sales Tax to be Focus of Special Called Meeting
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting Wednesday, March 28 at 9 a.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 ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Accepting Handbag Donations for Benefit Auction

Forsyth County Senior Services Accepting Handbag Donations for Benefit Auction
Handbag auction to benefit older adults in need taking place April 28 Forsyth County Senior Services is seeking donations of gently used handbags, purses and wallets for their upcoming handbag auction that will benefit older adults in need. The auction will be held at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center on Saturday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. “With the ‘spring cleaning’ season upon us, this is a great opportunity for anyone to declutter their closet while also being a part of a great cause,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew.  Funds raised during the auction will help provide meals, transportation and life ...

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager

Coleman to Join Forsyth County Government as New Assistant County Manager
Mr. Garrin Coleman has been hired by Forsyth County government to fill the newly created position of assistant county manager. In this role, Coleman will oversee operations of the county’s Engineering, Recycling & Solid Waste, Fleet Services and Public Facilities departments. He will also serve as the executive manager for all transportation related activities and responsibilities, and will be the county’s key contact with the Georgia Department of Transportation.   Coleman brings to the county nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation related roles. He served most recently as director of Public Works for Sandy Springs, through a contract ...

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Sixth Consecutive Year
For the sixth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive. For more detailed information on the study, visit www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Proposed Modification to District 4 Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
On Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m., the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification to the moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 2012 in Commission District 4.  The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building.  The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning proposed modification to add a set of standardized performance standards that, if accepted in writing, will exempt residential development from ...

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