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Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Hollywood moves to Forsyth County for a closeup, Haw Creek Park opens a new addition for mountain bikers and the county bids farewell to retiring Fire Chief Danny Bowman!  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 ...

Grimes Named Director of Emergency Management

Grimes Named Director of Emergency Management
Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson has appointed Chris Grimes to serve as director of emergency management effective Nov. 1. Grimes has been serving as interim director of the department since the Oct. 16 retirement of Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management Danny Bowman. Grimes has protected Forsyth County for 12 years. He began his tenure with Forsyth County in 2006 as an emergency management clerk. In 2007, Grimes served as school safety manager with the Forsyth County Board of Education before taking on the role of deputy director of emergency management in 2013.  As deputy director, he oversaw all daily operations and ...

Notice of Election

Notice of Election
NOTICE OF ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF FORSYTH COUNTY, GEORGIA: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 6, 2018, an election will be held at the regular polling places in all the election districts of Forsyth County, Georgia (the “County”), at which time there will be submitted to the qualified voters of the County for their determination the question of whether a sales and use tax (the “Sales and Use Tax”) of one percent shall be continued on all sales and uses in the special district created in the County for a period of time of six years commencing upon ...

Forsyth County Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels

Forsyth County Senior Services Seeks Holiday Gift Angels
Brighten the day of a local senior citizen this holiday season Forsyth County Senior Services invites everyone to be a holiday angel to a local senior citizen by participating in the 2018 Holiday Gift Angels Program. “The Holiday Gift Angels Program is a great way to make the holidays special for someone in the community,” said Senior Services Director Ruthie Brew. “During the holiday season, the gifts provided help remind our seniors that someone is thinking about them.” To become a holiday gift angel: 1. Pick up a gift request tag at any of the three Forsyth County Senior Services locations. • Center at Charles ...

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
Time change is a helpful reminder to replace batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour this Sunday, Nov. 4.  The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Prior to replacing the batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least once a ...

Southeast Forsyth Residential Design Standards Open House to be Held Nov. 14

Southeast Forsyth Residential Design Standards Open House to be Held Nov. 14
Progress of proposed residential design standards to be presented    Forsyth County is holding an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Forsyth County Administration Building (Suite 220) for residents to see and comment on the progress of proposed residential design standards for the southeast portion of the county.   The approximate boundaries for the proposed design standards include the following character areas from the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan:   -       Big Creek -       Haw Creek and Daves Creek -       McFarland (east of GA 400) -       South Georgia 400 (east of GA 400)   Design standards under consideration include exterior materials, windows, building orientation to street, building disposition on lot, parking configuration, site design, connectivity and walkability, landscaping, common ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in Pet Adoption Event

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in Pet Adoption Event
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will participate in the November to Remember pet adoption event hosted by All Pets Emergency & Referral Center (6460 Hwy. 9 North) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.  Shelter animals will be available for adoption at the event and all animals that find their forever homes will receive a starter pack with food, leash, collar and surprises. Pet related consignment items will also be for sale with proceeds being donated to various pet rescue organizations.  A veterinarian will be on site to answer any questions and concerns regarding pet care.

Advance Voting for Nov. 6 General and Special Elections Available Saturday

Advance Voting for Nov. 6 General and Special Elections Available Saturday
Advance voting for the Nov. 6 General and Special Elections is available for registered Forsyth County voters this Saturday, Oct. 27, at the following locations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.: Forsyth County Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Dr.)  Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Rd.) Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Rd.) Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Rd.)   Registered voters can also take advantage of advance voting for the Nov. 6 election between Monday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Nov. 2 during the following times: ...

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