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Voter Registration Deadline for November 6 General and Special Elections is October 9

Voter Registration Deadline for November 6 General and Special Elections is October 9
Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election and Special Elections, or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list, must do so no later than Tuesday, Oct. 9.  A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and submitted to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office in one of the following ways:         - In person at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive)               o Applications must be submitted to the office no later than the close of business at 4:30 ...

Changes Coming to Forsyth County Administration Building and Courthouse Annex

Changes Coming to Forsyth County Administration Building and Courthouse Annex
Interior and Exterior Modifications Being Made   Over the next few months, changes will be made to county buildings in downtown Cumming. In addition to landscape installation at the Courthouse Annex, there will be new signage for the Annex, as well as new landscaping and internal renovations at the County Administration Building. The Courthouse Annex landscaping project, which began in August, is progressing on schedule, with an estimated completion date of mid-November. New signage designating the building as the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex is estimated to be in place by the end of the year. Progress photographs as well as a rendering ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Two workshops to be held in October Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. There will be one workshop each for Macroinvertebrate Assessment and Chemical/Bacterial Certification in October.    The workshops are suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The workshops may involve getting wet, so participants are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes and clothing.  Both workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cumming City Hall, ...

Head Named Interim Fire Chief

Head Named Interim Fire Chief
County Manager Eric Johnson has appointed Division Chief Barry Head to serve as interim fire chief effective Oct. 17, following the retirement of Fire Chief Danny Bowman.  Bowman is retiring Oct. 16, after 50 years in fire services. Bowman has been with Forsyth County since 2001. Chief Head has protected Forsyth County for over 25 years. He began his service in 1990 as a dispatcher in the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. While there, he was promoted three times, achieving the rank of sergeant. In 1997, he transferred to the Fire Department as a fire inspector.   In 1999, Head moved from fire ...

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Named First Runner Up for Best Senior Activity Center of North Atlanta

Sexton Hall Enrichment Center Named First Runner Up for Best Senior Activity Center of North Atlanta
Forsyth County Senior Services’ Sexton Hall Enrichment Center (2115 Chloe Rd.) has been named First Runner Up for Best Senior Activity Center by the Appen Media Group in their annual Best of North Atlanta Awards. Forsyth County Senior Services will be recognized for the award in the organization’s four publications on Thursday, Sept. 20. Those publications are the Forsyth Herald, Alpharetta Roswell Herald, Johns Creek Herald and Milton Herald. The department will also be recognized for the award during the Best of North Atlanta Gala on Thursday, Oct. 25. Sexton Hall Enrichment Center serves active adults ages 50 and better by offering a variety of social ...

Winter Basketball Registration Begins October 1

Winter Basketball Registration Begins October 1
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for winter basketball Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 19 at 5 p.m. Basketball leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 9 (by January 1, 2019) through 14.   “The winter basketball league is a very popular program, and we anticipate another great season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “Basketball is a great indoor activity for kids during the colder months.”   Registration will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road). The registration ...

Forsyth County Updates Geographical Information System

Forsyth County Updates Geographical Information System
Forsyth County is making it easier to find information through an upgrade to our GIS (Geographical Information System).  Beginning Friday, September 21, accessing information on park locations, road construction and even where to vote will be just a few clicks away. In addition to some of the pre-selected mapping features, users will be able to create their own maps, make notes on them, and then share the maps with others.   The upgrade will also be easy to use on any device – mobile, tablet or desktop. To explore the new Forsyth County GIS, click here.

Forsyth County Fire Department to Participate in Car Seat Checkup Event

Forsyth County Fire Department to Participate in Car Seat Checkup Event
Safe Kids Forsyth and the Forsyth County Fire Department are partnering during Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 23-29) to help ensure children are riding safely throughout the year. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, Safe Kids Forsyth will host a free car seat checkup event at Old Navy (2255 Market Pl. Blvd.) in Cumming.  Residents can also schedule an appointment to have their child’s safety seat inspected and installed by a Child Passenger Safety Technician anytime year-round at a participating Forsyth County fire station. Inspections can be scheduled for Tuesdays at Fire Station 2 (4055 Carolene ...

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