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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11
The United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at Forsyth County government facilities on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in recognition of Patriot Day following a proclamation by President Donald J. Trump.  By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, Public Law 107-89 has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

Callahan Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities

Callahan Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities
Mr. Dan Callahan has joined Forsyth County government as the director of Public Facilities. In this role, Callahan will oversee the operation of all public owned facilities. He will also oversee management and completion of capital improvement projects.  Callahan brings to the position more than 20 years of experience managing facilities and support service operations in a variety of industries. Most recently he worked for Alcon/Novartis in Johns Creek as head of Real Estate and Facilities Services for the Southeast. Callahan previously served as the director of Building Services at DeKalb Regional Healthcare System.  “Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and ...

Forsyth County EMA to Distribute Weather Alert Radios

Forsyth County EMA to Distribute Weather Alert Radios
Free weather alert radios available for residents throughout September   In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be providing opportunities for residents to obtain a free weather alert radio and emergency preparedness information during the month of September.   “The radios will come pre-programmed to alert residents of weather advisories in Forsyth County,” said EMA Deputy Director Chris Grimes. “We were able to obtain the radios through a grant and are hopeful that residents will utilize them in hazardous weather situations.”   The All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios and emergency preparedness information will be distributed in coordination with ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
During their August 16 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed August 31, 2018 as Overdose Awareness Day in Forsyth County. Drug overdose is the number one cause of injury deaths in the nation with an accidental overdose death occurring every 8 minutes, surpassing deaths from motor vehicle accidents or gun homicides according to the Attorney General of Georgia. Local Board Registered Interventionist (CIP) Heather Hayes explains how the Forsyth County community can learn more about prescription drug poisoning and how to provide help to those in need.

County Offices Closed for Labor Day

County Offices Closed for Labor Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers.

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Residents encouraged to plan and prepare for emergencies September is National Preparedness Month and the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges residents to take time during throughout the month to plan and prepare for disasters and emergency situations. “It’s important for any family to take time to take proactive measures in becoming more prepared for emergency situations,” said EMA Director and Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “Having a plan in place along with the needed resources can be vital in any emergency or disaster, so we hope that Forsyth County residents will use this month to update their emergency procedures. All ...

Update: Boil Water Advisory CANCELED for Portions of South Forsyth County

Update:  Boil Water Advisory CANCELED for Portions of South Forsyth County
August 31, 2018:  BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELED - The Boil Water Advisory in effect on Sharon Road from the intersection of the Sharon Greens shopping center to 2033 Sharon Road, Sharon Circle, Sharon Drive, Oak Lane, Sharon Walk subdivision (Sharon Walk Drive, Arbor Chase, Bricker Court, Brookton Way,  Brentwood Court & Westford Cove) and Sharon Springs Park has been lifted.  All test results were negative and the GA EPD has rescinded the boil water advisory.  For questions, please contact the Forsyth County Department of Water & Sewer:  770-781-2160 August 30, 2018:   Effective immediately, a Boil Water Advisory is in effect on Sharon Road from ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Grant for Rapid Rescuer Personal Flotation Devices and Rescue Bags

Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Grant for Rapid Rescuer Personal Flotation Devices and Rescue Bags
Grant awarded by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation The Forsyth County Fire Department will have additional equipment for their rescue personnel, thanks to a grant they received from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $15,561 grant will be used to purchase 75 rapid rescuer personal flotation devices and 45 standard rescue bags.  The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved receipt of the award at their August 21, 2018, work session. “With all of the access to water recreation areas we have in Forsyth, we knew that it would be good for our department to have additional rapid rescuer personal flotation devices ...

Economic Development Strategic Plan Information

Economic Development Strategic Plan Information
At a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, August 28, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation of the Final Draft Review of the Forsyth County Economic Development Strategic Plan. A copy of the presentation is available here. 

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