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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.

The County Spotlight: Matt Suggs

The County Spotlight: Matt Suggs
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Fleet Asset Manager Matt Suggs 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.

Lauren Kane Joins Forsyth County as Director of Communications & External Affairs

Lauren Kane Joins Forsyth County as Director of Communications & External Affairs
Lauren Kane has joined Forsyth County government as director of the Department of Communications & External Affairs. Kane brings nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, advocacy and crisis management to the County.  “Lauren brings a wealth of experience to the County in many areas of communication management and strategy,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We look forward to working with her as the mediums in which the County communicates messages to the community grows.”  Kane recently served as communications director for the State Bar of Georgia, vice president of communications for the National Beer Wholesalers Association, senior director of ...

Forsyth County Recognized for SR 369/400 Project Design

Forsyth County Recognized for SR 369/400 Project Design
In June, Forsyth County received a Project of Excellence award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the SR 369 widening and interchange project design in the Urban Transportation category. During their July 22 meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized Forsyth County’s Department of Engineering for the award. Forsyth County, GDOT and American Engineers, Inc. worked together to create the design with the goal of improving the roadway infrastructure of northern Forsyth County. The design includes a cloverleaf interchange along SR 400 at SR 369 and a 2.2 mile widening of SR 369. More information on the project can ...

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates

Forsyth County Commission Adopts Millage Rates
During their July 22 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners adopted all millage rates levied in the County. The County’s portion of the overall millage rate is 7.896 mills, which is the same as last year. During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners adopted a required resolution for all millage rates levied in the County, including the Board of Education. The board voted to adopt the County’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) millage rate of 4.791 mills, the same as last year. Due to the growth in the tax digest, Maintenance & Operating property taxes levied by the County this year ...

Chief Magistrate Judge Bramblett Recognized for Retirement

Chief Magistrate Judge Bramblett Recognized for Retirement
During their July 22 meeting, the Board of Commissioners recognized Chief Magistrate Judge Walker Bramblett for his retirement from the magistrate court after 17 years on the bench. Chief Magistrate Judge Bramblett was elected chief magistrate judge of Forsyth County Magistrate Court in 2008, and he became the first elected attorney to hold the position. He was then reelected in 2012, 2016 and 2020. Before being appointed magistrate in 2004, he was an attorney with a private practice for 17 years and was a Staff Attorney for Forsyth County. Chief Magistrate Judge Bramblett’s last day on the bench is July 31. Forsyth County ...

Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide is now available! The guide, which can be found by clicking here, includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs
Registration now open for video game leagues Forsyth County, Georgia – Residents eight years and older can now enjoy and compete in Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s esports leagues. “We are very excited to offer this new avenue of recreation for our residents,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is another step toward expanding our programs to have something for everyone.” Esports is defined as a form of competition using video games and has shown to enhance participants’ teamwork, strategic thinking, communication, leadership and confidence. Registration is currently open for two leagues: • Fortnight 1v1 (free to enter) • Rocket League 1v1 ($30 per person) Both ...

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