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Forsyth County Employees Recognized for Reaching 25, 30 and 35 Year Work Milestones

Forsyth County Employees Recognized for Reaching 25, 30 and 35 Year Work Milestones
During their Aug. 5 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized employees that reached 25, 30 and 35 year work anniversaries during 2020. Photos from the recognitions can be found by clicking here. The following employees were recognized for their service: 35 Year Milestone: - Assistant to the County Manager Cindy Henderson (Administration) 30 Year Milestone: - Athletic and Natural Resources Program Manager James Brennan (Parks & Recreation)  - Fire Chief Barry Head (Fire Department) - Deputy First Class James Rush (Sheriff’s Office) - Deputy Clerk, Senior Anna Coker (Clerk of Courts) 25 Year Milestone: - Arson Investigator, Senior Steven Anderson (Fire Department)  - Planning Manager Lori Kyle (Planning & Community Development) - Deputy Fire Marshall Steve ...

VIDEO: Big Creek Greenway Revitalization Project Update

VIDEO: Big Creek Greenway Revitalization Project Update
The Big Creek Greenway is currently undergoing repairs and revitalization throughout the trail system! Watch the video to hear from Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor regarding project.   Please remember to heed closure signs along the greenway as repairs and updates are made. To see an up-to-date map of which portions of the greenway are currently open, please click here. 

Eagle Scout Recognized by Board of Commissioners for Earning All Merit Badges

Eagle Scout Recognized by Board of Commissioners for Earning All Merit Badges
During their Aug. 5 meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized Omkar Tamhane, a rising junior at Lambert High School and Eagle Scout, for completing all 137 merit badges through the Boy Scouts of America. This achievement is very rare with less than 500 scouts in history completing it. Tamhane completed his badges by attending merit badge clinics over weekends and meeting with merit badge counselors from his troop. After completing all merit badges, Tamhane said he gained a sense of personal finance, learned how to cook, went fly-fishing, water and snow skiing, and much more as he experienced new things and ...

Road Closure: Lumpkin Campground Road

Road Closure: Lumpkin Campground Road
Lumpkin Campground Rd. will be closed at the intersection of Harry Sosebee Rd. and Lee Castleberry Rd. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 10 to replace and install a stream crossing pipe for the construction of a new roundabout. This closure is expected to continue through the beginning of October. Local traffic will be able to turn right or left onto Harry Sosebee Rd or Lee Castleberry Rd. Detours to Ga 400 will be in place at Whitmire Drive, Lee Castleberry Rd. and Jot Em Down Rd. Closure dates for this project are weather dependent. 

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant

Forsyth County Leaders Address Covid-19 Delta Variant
Vaccines available weekdays through District 2 Public Health in Forsyth County  Following a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, and reports of the virus’s Delta variant spreading, Forsyth County government leaders met with the County’s Emergency Management Agency Director, Northside Hospital Forsyth administration and officials with District 2 Public Health (D2PH) on Aug. 2.    “Hearing our local health leaders and partners discuss the increase in positive cases is unsettling,” said Forsyth County Chairwoman/District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “The data shows a growing number of positive cases in our community, primarily among those who are unvaccinated. We will ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT) provides mental health support to the community, farmers have easier access to agritourism opportunities and ground is broken for phase two of Lanierland Park. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here.  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 ...

Forsyth County Now Assisting with Roadside Lawn Maintenance Along SR 141, Other State Roads

Forsyth County Now Assisting with Roadside Lawn Maintenance Along SR 141, Other State Roads
SR 141 (Peachtree Pkwy.) is a state-maintained road, but thanks to a partnership with the Ga. Dept. of Transportation, Forsyth County is now providing additional roadside grass mowing services, through contractors, to provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance on SR 141 and other State roads on the County. Assistant County Manager David McKee explains how the partnership works and the importance of the County’s relationship with GDOT. 

Keisha Martin Chambless Appointed Chief Magistrate

Keisha Martin Chambless Appointed Chief Magistrate
Keisha Martin Chambless has been appointed as Chief Magistrate by the judges of the Forsyth County Superior Court. She will serve the remainder of retiring Chief Magistrate Walker Bramblett’s term, beginning July 30, 2021. Chief Magistrate Chambless has served as a magistrate judge in Forsyth County since 2018 when appointed by Chief Magistrate Judge Walker H. Bramblett. Chambless, a life-long resident of Forsyth County, began her career as a staff attorney for the Superior Court of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit before returning to Forsyth County and going into private practice. Her law practice focused on land-related litigation, representing clients across Georgia ...

Testing to Take Place at Noon on July 29 for Five New Outdoor Severe Weather Sirens

Testing to Take Place at Noon on July 29 for Five New Outdoor Severe Weather Sirens
Forsyth County EMA is adding five additional outdoor severe weather sirens throughout the County (bringing the total number of sirens to 22) and will be testing the sirens today, Thursday, July 29, at noon. These are tests and not warnings for severe weather. Severe weather sirens are only designed to be heard by individuals outside during severe weather. Residents should have other means of receiving severe weather notification when located inside a structure. To sign up for severe weather and emergency alerts from Forsyth County, please click here.  To learn more about the County’s outdoor severe weather sirens, please click here. 

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway! Thanks to the citizens of Forsyth County for approving both the Transportation Bond and SPLOST sales tax program funding these projects. Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

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