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Forsyth County Surplus Auction to be Held November 3

Forsyth County Surplus Auction to be Held November 3
Vehicles, electronics, equipment and more will be up for bid An auction of surplus items from Forsyth County government will be held on Saturday, November 3, at 843 Canton Highway in Cumming. A wide variety of items will be available for bid including cars, trucks, mowers, equipment, electronics and office furniture.  “The auction is always a great way for residents to purchase county surplus items at reasonable prices and the county will no longer need to pay to store those items,” Forsyth County Director of Procurement Donna Kukarola said. The auction site will be open for a preview of items on Friday, ...

Advance Voting for the Upcoming Elections Available This Saturday

Advance Voting for the Upcoming Elections Available This Saturday
The Forsyth County Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) will be open this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Advance Voting for the November 6 General and Special Elections. Only registered Forsyth County voters are eligible for Advance Voting in Forsyth County.  From Oct. 22 through Oct. 26 the elections office will be open for Advance Voting between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Starting Saturday, Oct. 27, and then Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, additional Advance Voting locations will be open.  For more information on advance voting locations, dates and times: click here. REMINDER: The Forsyth County Administration ...

Recycle Paint and Electronics November 3

Recycle Paint and Electronics November 3
Bi-annual recycling event to be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cumming Fairgrounds, parking lot 3, off Castleberry Road.  Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, laptops, printers, stereos, CD players, cell phones, gaming consoles and controllers, and more. A minimum donation of $5 per carload is requested.  An additional $20 fee will apply for each television and an additional $10 fee will apply for each computer monitor. Please note ...

Bike Skills Park Set to Open at Haw Creek Park October 27

Bike Skills Park Set to Open at Haw Creek Park October 27
New skills park for youth riders to be unveiled during Haw Creek Bike Fest event   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will be opening a bike skills park at Haw Creek Park (2205 Echols Road) on Saturday, Oct. 27 as part of the Haw Creek Bike Fest. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include bike skills clinics, prizes, local bike vendors and free food.   The bike skills park is an area designed specifically for riders between the ages of 3-11 and features a pump track, tot track and technical trail features that are found on most mountain biking trails. Families are invited ...

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 21

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 21
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host the 2018 Future Olympians Track Competition on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the South Forsyth High School track. The Future Olympians Track Competition is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.   On-site registration will be held from noon to 1 p.m., with events taking place between 1 and 3 p.m. The fee is $5 per child.   “The Future Olympians Track Competition is an afternoon of fun and fitness for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This year’s competitions will include the long jump, softball throw and various running events.”   Participants team up with their schoolmates to compete ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest October 27

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest October 27
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their second annual Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 27 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a costume contest for all ages.   “We are very excited to host our second Family Fun Fest at Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We’re looking forward to a great day of fall fun that will have something for the whole family to enjoy.”   The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center is located at 4075 ...

Advance Voting for November 6 General and Special Elections Starts October 15

Advance Voting for November 6 General and Special Elections Starts October 15
Advance voting for the Nov. 6 General and Special Elections will be offered weekdays for three weeks, Oct. 15 to Nov. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the Nov. 6 election:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Drive) -          Monday through Friday, Oct. 15 to Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -          Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Locations: -          Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) -          Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road) -          Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road)   Dates and Times: -          Saturday, Oct. 27, ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 20 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 20 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Safety event in its ninth year Local families are invited to the county’s ninth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road).   “During this time of the year, the Forsyth County Fire Department provides as much education as possible to the public about staying safe during Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “With Trunk or Treat, we can provide a fun event for children while also sharing important safety information with them and their families.” The purpose of ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The animal shelter wraps up the summer of love, the fire department receives a federal grant for staffing and EMA distributes weather alert radios to residents!  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.

Reopened: McCoy Circle

Reopened:  McCoy Circle
The road reopened on Tuesday, October 9 - ahead of schedule. A portion of McCoy Circle will be temporarily closed to throuh traffic beginning Monday, October 8, between 5060 McCoy Circle and Madison Springs Drive (west side of circle from Karr Road to Spot Road).  The closure will allow for the replacement of an 18” cross drain. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on Friday, October 12, weather permitting.

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