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Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge

Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge
Heather N. Dunn has been appointed by the judges of the Forsyth County Superior Court as Juvenile Court Judge, replacing Judge J. Russell Jackson who retired at the end of July.  Judge Dunn began her career in 2009 and has been an assistant district attorney in Forsyth County since March of 2010. Dunn graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and earned her juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.  The Juvenile Court is dedicated to serving the residents of Forsyth County by hearing all cases involving allegations of deprivation or unruly ...

LANE CLOSURE: SR 400 Southbound at 369 Intersection

LANE CLOSURE: SR 400 Southbound at 369 Intersection
To accommodate the construction of the new interchange at SR 369 and 400, the left turning lane heading southbound on 400, just north of the 369 interchange, is closed and has been shifted to the far-left lane of traffic. There are now two lanes of traffic heading south on SR 400 through the current intersection. This traffic pattern is expected to continue for at least six months. This is the first of several traffic pattern changes transitioning the existing at grade intersection to a grade separated interchange. Updates to traffic patterns related to this project will be posted on the County’s ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Fowler Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades
Forsyth County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12, for a recent expansion at the Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in southwest Forsyth. Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.  The expansion at the facility, which was completed in early 2021, increased the wastewater treatment capacity from 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd) to five million mgd. The improvements allow for Fowler WRF to incrementally expand up to 7.5 mgd capacity as needed. Additional improvements to the facility include: - New four million-gallon equalization tank that provides the ability to manage peak flows for consistent treatment ...

The County Spotlight: Clay White

The County Spotlight: Clay White
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Staff Attorney for the Superior Court Clay White about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

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 ...

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