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Temporary Closure of Portion of Anderson Lake Road

Temporary Closure of Portion of Anderson Lake Road
A portion of Anderson Lake Road – between SR 53 and Pea Ridge Road – will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning Monday, October 16. The temporary closure is to allow for the replacement of a 60’ x 24” cross drain. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on Thursday, October 19, weather permitting.   Anderson Lake Road is located in northeast Forsyth County. Motorists’ patience during this temporary closure is appreciated.

Advance Voting for November 7 House District 26 Special Election and City of Cumming General Election Starts October 16

Advance Voting for November 7 House District 26 Special Election and City of Cumming General Election Starts October 16
Two elections will be held in Forsyth County on November 7 – a Special Election to fill the vacancy in Georgia House District 26 and the City of Cumming’s Municipal General Election. Only voters who reside in the City of Cumming are eligible to vote in the city’s Municipal General Election. Only voters who reside in Georgia House District 26 are eligible to vote in the Special Election. In Forsyth County, Georgia House District 26 encompasses: All of the Browns Bridge precinct ...

Recycle Electronics and Paint November 4

Recycle Electronics and Paint November 4
Event raises funds for KFCB and improves the environment   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.   “We had a great turnout for our spring event and we are looking forward to another great turnout for this event on November 4,” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “It is really incredible to see how many recyclables are collected in a four-hour period and kept out of landfills.”   Accepted items for ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view an update on the status of the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Forsyth County Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community   The Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department has earned a distinction so prestigious that it is now one of only 165 departments nationally to hold the recognition. The department has earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the recent 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans. At their meeting October 5, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the Parks & Recreation Department for earning the accreditation.   CAPRA ...

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters Nationwide

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters Nationwide
American flags across the country, including those at Forsyth County government facilities, will fly at half-staff on Sunday, October 8, to memorialize fallen firefighters. This recognition of the brave men and women who died protecting their communities and those who carry on that proud tradition is in conjunction with observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Register to Vote by October 10 for the House District 26 Special Election and the City of Cumming General Election

Register to Vote by October 10 for the House District 26 Special Election and the City of Cumming General Election
The voter registration deadline for the November 7 Special Election to fill the vacancy in Georgia House District 26 and the City of Cumming’s Municipal General Election is Tuesday, October 10.  Only voters who reside in the City of Cumming are eligible to vote in the city’s Municipal General Election. Only voters who reside in Georgia House District 26 are eligible to vote in the Special Election. In Forsyth County, Georgia House District 26 encompasses: All of the Browns Bridge precinct All of ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Animal adoptions, a tropical storm, climbing adventures and more are in this month’s new episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly recap of Forsyth County government highlights. 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 September, now from the ...

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 15

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 15
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host the 2017 Future Olympians Track Competition on Sunday, October 15, at South Forsyth High School. The Future Olympians Track Competition is for girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade.   The annual event will be held at the track at South Forsyth High School this year, with on-site registration being held from noon to 1 p.m. and events taking place between 1 and 3 p.m. The fee is $5 per child.   “The Future Olympians Track Competition is an afternoon of fun and fitness for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail October 28

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail October 28
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their inaugural Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 28 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a Halloween costume contest for all ages and a haunted trail for ages eight and up.   “We are very excited to welcome the community to Sawnee Mountain Preserve for the first Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail event,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We’re looking forward to a great evening of Halloween fun for ...

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