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Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through September 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Wednesday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, yard debris and storm damage.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with federal clean air regulations and to help improve Georgia’s air quality during the hot summer months, a time when people, particularly young children, are more likely to be outdoors. This outdoor activity also coincides with an increase in ground-level ozone, which is most commonly produced ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Fridays and Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at storefronts throughout the county on three Fridays and Saturdays: May 3-4, 10-11 and 18-19 in conjunction with local businesses.  Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education and burn survivor services. A portion of the ...

Public Hearing Regarding Exception to the District 4 Moratorium Rezoned Between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2012

Public Hearing Regarding Exception to the District 4 Moratorium Rezoned Between Jan. 1, 2000 and Dec. 31, 2012
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider a proposed modification and extension to the moratorium barring the acceptance of Land Disturbance Permits for certain properties zoned residential between 2000 to 2012 in Commission District 4. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building. The purpose of the public hearing shall be for public review and comment concerning a proposed modification to allow any development otherwise subject to the moratorium that is a multi-phase development, ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson discusses the State of the County, the Fire Department promotes firefighters and a new disc golf course opens! 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. 

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 27

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 27
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, April 27. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.). “The community yard sale has grown into a very popular event for both sellers and shoppers,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “It is a great opportunity for residents to do a little spring cleaning around their house and to do some shopping as well.” Event ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 4

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste May 4
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with KFCB’s corporate sponsors, Forsyth County and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal event on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.).   Household hazardous waste is categorized as leftover household products that can be harmful if disposed of incorrectly.   “This event provides a great opportunity for residents to responsibly recycle household hazardous materials,” Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “Things that people use every day, such as cleaning supplies and paint cans, can be hazardous not only to people ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Ninth annual program available for rising seventh and eighth-graders  The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County students interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.   The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.  “The Junior Fire Academy is something that we look forward to, as a department, each year,” said Fire ...

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled
*UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 20 has been cancelled. For a list of upcoming activities and events at Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, please visit parks.forsythco.com.*   Spring Festival to feature free activities to celebrate Earth Day Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host a Spring Festival to celebrate Earth Day at Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Rd.) on Saturday, April 20. The event will feature something for all ages, including guided hikes, rock climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, yoga, crafts, games and more. These free activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Spencer Englett

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Spencer Englett
As a mark of respect for Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Englett, flags at all public buildings and grounds are flying at half-staff. Deputy Englett suffered a traumatic medical event and died during training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Pickens Law Enforcement Basic Academy. Deputy Englett, Badge #3005, began his law enforcement career with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on May 1, 2017. He previously worked for the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. He was an exemplary deputy who served Forsyth County with distinction and honor. Deputy Englett was 29 years old and was recently married.

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