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Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Safety event in its eighth year   Local families are invited to Forsyth County’s eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. This popular family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family.   “For the Forsyth County Fire Department, educating the public on safety is at the forefront of what we do, and that is what this event is all about,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.   The purpose of the event is for children to have fun while learning about Halloween safety including costume ...

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for winter basketball Monday, September 25, through Friday, October 20 at 5 p.m. Basketball leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 9 (by January 1, 2018) through 14.   “Our winter basketball league has been very popular over the last several years, and we anticipate another busy season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great indoor activity for kids during the colder months.”   Registration will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park ...

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 23   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive cleanup on Saturday, September 23. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event targeting Lake Lanier and its tributaries.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at ...

State Route 400 Northbound Widening Project Opens to Traffic

State Route 400 Northbound Widening Project Opens to Traffic
Update from Georgia Department of Transportation: The final section of the new northbound lane on State Route (SR) 400 is now open to traffic. Motorists can now travel in the new northbound third lane all the way from McFarland Parkway to SR 369. Work continues on the new southbound lane.   The SR 400 widening project – adding a lane in each direction of SR 400 from McFarland Parkway to SR 369 – is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT has contributed funding to this work and is managing the ...

Important Information regarding Storm Cleanup

Important Information regarding Storm Cleanup
In the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, Forsyth County crews are and will continue working to clear debris that fell within the county right of way. Please use caution when you see these crews working along county roadways. Please do not move debris from private property onto county right of way. The county does not pick up storm debris from private property and county employees are prohibited from working on private property. Remember that if you need to report a tree down blocking a roadway or trees on power lines, please call 911. Click here for a list of area ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 30

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 30
Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, September 30 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “Our annual Play at the Park event is always a great opportunity for families to spend time together for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There will be plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 6 ...

Big Creek Greenway Re-Opened

Big Creek Greenway Re-Opened
UPDATED September 18, 2017: All sections of the Big Creek Greenway, including the McFarland Parkway trail head, that were temporarily closed to allow for cleanup from the recent storm have re-opened! UPDATED September 15, 2017: Sawnee Mountain Preserve has re-opened! A section of the Big Creek Greenway (from McFarland Parkway to Union Hill Road) remains closed to allow for cleanup from the recent storm, as does the McFarland Parkway trail head. Please continue to avoid the closed areas, to allow crews to perform their cleanup work. To allow for cleanup from the recent storm, Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway and ...

Forsyth County Offices to Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12

Forsyth County Offices to Open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12
Due to weather conditions, the opening of all general Forsyth County government offices will be delayed until 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 12. This includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. The Senior Services’ Center at Charles Place and Sexton Hall Enrichment Center are closed Tuesday, as the facilities are without power.   The Board of Commissioners work session at 2 p.m. will be held as scheduled. The Board of Voter Registrations and Elections meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today will ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 1 p.m. Monday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 1 p.m. Monday
September 11, 2017: Due to weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.

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 ...

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