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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 ...

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 ...

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