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Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro
As a mark of respect for Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro, flags at county fire stations are flying at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Dec. 30. Firefighter Mitro has been with the county’s Fire Department since 1998 and was one of the county’s first 30 fulltime firefighters. Mitro passed away on Christmas morning following a battle with cancer.

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Rd. Expected Dec. 19

Various Lane Closures on SR 400 Near Pilgrim Mill Rd. Expected Dec. 19
SR 400 will have various scheduled north and southbound lane closures related to work being completed on the Pilgrim Mill Rd. bridge. Thursday, Dec. 19 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) SR 400 north – two lanes Crews also anticipate closing a lane of traffic on SR 400 Southbound from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2020.  These closures are all weather dependent so there may some fluctuation. Updates will be posted on the county Facebook and Twitter pages as necessary.

Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2

Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2
Third annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2   To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2020. “Home for the holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each of these pets deserves a family to go ...

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park
Lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and new restroom facilities will be available in summer 2020 Six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and restroom facilities are being added at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.) in northwest Forsyth County. The new facilities will be located next to the existing playground.  “We are very excited to be adding these amenities to Matt Community Park,” said Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The playground at the park is very popular, so adding these facilities nearby makes perfect sense.” Construction is currently underway, and the new amenities are expected to be complete by ...

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings from All Major Rating Agencies

Forsyth County Receives Highest Bond Ratings from All Major Rating Agencies
Standard & Poor (S&P), Moody’s and Fitch each provide county with highest rating in 2019 Forsyth County has received a AAA rating, the highest bond rating possible, from credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. With the recognition, the county has now received the highest bond ratings, and the resulting lowest cost of borrowing, from all three major U.S. bond rating services (Moody’s, S&P and Fitch) in 2019.   Bond ratings provided by Moody’s (Aaa) and S&P (AAA) were issued in mid-July following visits from both agencies in June. A subsequent six-year bond issue of nearly $100 million for SPLOST projects was sold with a “true interest cost” of 0.95%, or less than ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Plans are presented for the widening of SR 369, the Animal Shelter waives all adoption fees to help find pets their forever homes during the holidays and Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides hundreds of acres to explore! We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from 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. 

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2020 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

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