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Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day

Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day
Free seedlings and tree planting demos will be available Feb. 15  Residents are invited to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day by attending a tree planting ceremony at The Orchard at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) as well as planting their own trees. A limited number of free Swamp Chestnut and Dogwood tree seedlings will also be available during the event for residents to take home and plant.   The free event – hosted by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners – will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. House Rep. Todd Jones will be delivering the Arbor Day ...

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test

UPDATE: Forsyth County Postpones Wednesday's Scheduled Tornado Drill & Siren Test
UPDATE: The tornado drill and siren test scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 has been postponed due to weather conditions.  Although the tornado drill has been postponed, residents are still encouraged to be prepared for severe weather events. The scheduled tornado drill is a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. For more information, follow Forsyth County government on Facebook and Twitter. 

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 4 through 8 The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 4-8, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.   “I urge all of our residents to take this time now to prepare when there are not any severe weather events,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency is key and we hope that residents will take this time to create or update their family plans.”   Each day of the week will focus on a different severe weather threat ...

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ February-March Newsletter Now Available
The Senior Expo, a Valentine’s Party, nutrition presentations, concerts and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their February-March newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

January Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

January Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
Items postponed to Feb. meeting The Forsyth County Planning Commission regular meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2019, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  All orders of business that were scheduled to be heard on this date will be postponed to the next regular Planning Commission meeting, which will be at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2019. Planning Commission meetings are held in Suite 220 of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 E. Main St.).

VIDEO: Barry Head Sworn in as Forsyth County’s Fourth Fire Chief

VIDEO: Barry Head Sworn in as Forsyth County’s Fourth Fire Chief
Fire Chief Barry Head was sworn in as Forsyth County’s fourth fire chief during a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17. Head had previously been serving as interim fire chief since being appointed to the position by County Manager Eric Johnson on Oct. 17, 2018 following the retirement of Chief Danny Bowman. “During his time as interim chief, Barry Head has shown that he will make an excellent Fire Chief going forward. He brings the operational experience and leadership qualities that are important for someone in this role,” said County Manager Eric Johnson. “The Forsyth County Fire Department has very good ...

Forsyth County Adds Twitter Account

Forsyth County Adds Twitter Account
Forsyth County government is now on Twitter providing the county an additional way to send out communications and updates regarding Forsyth County government news, programs and activities.   “Twitter is the first of several planned additions to Forsyth County communications outlets in 2019,” said Director of Communications Karen Shields. “The county is excited to provide an additional platform for residents, businesses and others to engage with Forsyth County government and stay informed about what is happening in our community. We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @forsythcogov and on Facebook @ForsythCountyGovernment to stay informed of the latest news from the ...

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