Santa Will Be Calling Local Children Again this Year

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Santa’s Calling program. Santa has set aside two special evenings to call children ages 3 through 10 to listen to their personal Christmas wishes. The phone calls will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Santa is very busy during this time of year. If the first phone call does not go through, Santa will try one more time.   To receive a free phone call, please register by December 4. Registration forms are available online at or at the county’s ...

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled
A sculpture of Lady Justice was unveiled Friday, November 6, in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming. Designed by local sculptor Gregory Johnson, Lady Justice symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice or favor. A special thanks is extended to the Forsyth County Development Authority for their contribution toward the statue.

Probate Court has Moved

The Probate Court of Forsyth County has moved into its new offices in the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex. The address is 100 West Courthouse Square, Suite 008. Probate Court is located on the lower level of the Courthouse Annex, accessible via the rear entrance to the building. The Probate Court telephone number is (770) 781-2140.

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway
The Forsyth County Fire Department is seeking the assistance of citizens in helping to make this holiday season special for children in need, through the department’s thirteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection.   “Forsyth County’s residents and businesses have generously supported our Aerial’s House toy collection over the years and for that we are sincerely appreciative,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “For the Fire Department personnel, it is an honor to be able to play a role in helping brighten the holidays for children in our community by providing the drop-off locations for toys.”   New, unwrapped toys for ...

Give the Gift of Meals to County’s Homebound Seniors this Holiday Season

Help brighten the holiday season for Forsyth County homebound senior citizens by participating in the 2015 Home-Delivered Meals Holiday Gift Certificate Program. Meals purchased with a holiday gift certificate through Forsyth County Senior Services will be delivered through the Meals on Wheels program.   “The demand for our Meals on Wheels program continues to increase, and the cost of the meals continues to rise as well,” Senior Services Director Judy Theilman. “Forsyth County Senior Services is very appreciative of the generous support this program receives each year – it truly makes a difference in the lives of community’s homebound ...

Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels

Forsyth County Senior Services invites everyone to be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen in need by participating in the 2015 Holiday Gift Angels Program.   “The Holiday Gift Angels Program is an annual program coordinated by Forsyth County Senior Services,” said Senior Services Director Judy Theilman. “It reminds our senior citizens that someone is thinking about them during the holiday season and really does have a tremendous positive impact on our seniors.”   Being a holiday angel is easy. The first step is to pick up a gift request tag for a senior citizen. The gift ...

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2016 Budget Scheduled for November 5

Public Hearing regarding Forsyth County’s Proposed 2016 Budget Scheduled for November 5
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Thursday, November 5 at 5 p.m. to present the proposed 2016 operating budget for Forsyth County. The hearing will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room (Suite 220) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, located at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. Citizens’ review and comments are solicited.   The proposed 2016 budget is available for public review in the office of the Board of Commissioners (Suite 210) in the Forsyth County Administration Building, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to review the budget ...

Project to Widen SR 400 in Forsyth County to Kick Off November 4 with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Local and state officials will gather Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. to ceremoniously break ground for a project that will widen State Route 400 in Forsyth County from McFarland Parkway to State Route 369. The work will add one lane in each direction.   The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT has contributed $13 million to this work and is managing the project. The remainder of the project funding – approximately $34.5 million – comes from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond. Approved by 63 percent ...

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

The Forsyth County Fire Department encourages citizens to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 1, as daylight saving time ends.   “Something as simple as changing a battery could save lives,” Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “And by replacing these batteries twice each year when you adjust your clocks, it’s easy to remember.”   If the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Then, the Forsyth County Fire Department suggests testing the ...

Renovated Sharon Springs Tag Office Reopens

Renovated Sharon Springs Tag Office Reopens
With renovations complete, the Sharon Springs branch of the Forsyth County Tax Commissioner’s Office, which is located inside Sharon Springs Park, reopened Monday, October 12. The renovation project involved increasing the size of the lobby/waiting area as well as a redesign of the customer service counters. The remodeling provides additional seating while allowing for future growth and better management of customer flow.   Forsyth County Tax Commissioner Matthew Ledbetter is excited for the renovations to be completed and to reopen the branch.    “Customer service is our highest priority and these renovations will enable us to provide a greater ...

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