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VIDEO: Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

VIDEO: Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held Sept. 14   Residents can make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the 31st annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive litter cleanup event. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2019 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.   Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event on Lake Lanier and its tributaries. KFCB will be providing leadership at the Bald Ridge Marina and Port Royale Marina sites in Forsyth County. Forsyth ...

Forsyth County Fire and State Agencies Discuss River Water Safety

Forsyth County Fire and State Agencies Discuss River Water Safety
During a media briefing on Aug. 27, representatives from the Forsyth County Fire Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Parks Service and the Army Corps of Engineers addressed topics surrounding river water safety ahead of the upcoming Labor Day weekend.   The primary focus of the briefing, which was held at Buford Dam’s Lower Pool West Park, was safety on the Chattahoochee River, particularly near the dam.   “The flow of the river changes rapidly during a release,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource Manager Nicholas Baggett. “If you hear the (water release warning) horn, you need to get out of the water as soon as ...

Judge T. Russell McClelland Elected President of the Council of State Court Judges

Judge T. Russell McClelland Elected President of the Council of State Court Judges
Chief Judge of the State Court of Forsyth County T. Russell McClelland has been elected to serve as President of the Council of State Court Judges of Georgia.   “When 129 of your peers ask you to serve, it’s an honor. I deeply appreciate it and accept this honor on behalf of the people of Forsyth County,” said Judge McClelland. “Without their faith and support, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to serve. I will continue to be an ambassador for my home county and to represent all State Courts to the best of my ability.”   The Council of State Court Judges of Georgia is made up of more than ...

Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes

Open House Sessions to be Held for Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes
Proposed changes, if approved, may alter where residents will vote   Residents are encouraged to attend a series of open house meetings to review potential changes to county polling places and voting precinct lines. The changes have been drafted by the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and, if approved, would go into effect during the 2020 election cycle.   “The board is continuously looking for ways to enhance the voting process for residents and has been carefully preparing these changes over the past few months,” said Voter Registration and Elections Director Mandi Smith. “If approved, these proposed plans may alter where residents will vote, but district lines and who represents residents ...

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free
Forsyth becomes 22nd Georgia county to adopt a tobacco-free policy   During their Aug. 1, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance making all county parks tobacco and vape free. The ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco, tobacco products, vapes or other alternative nicotine products in any form at all parks and recreation facilities, indoors and outdoors.   At public hearings on the topic, the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board and Forsyth County Health Department expressed their support for tobacco-free parks.   “Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S. so it made sense that the county adopt this ordinance for the safety of our ...

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop

Forsyth County Announces Dates and Times for Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop
Residents as well as business and property owners invited to provide input on community character and identity   Dates and times have been announced for a series of Southeast Forsyth Design Initiative Community Character Workshop intended to help shape the community’s identity. During these facilitated gatherings, attendees will be invited to provide input on a variety of topics that will impact the southeastern Forsyth County community.   The approximate boundaries for this area are State Hwy. 400 to the west, McGinnis Ferry Rd. to the south and north of State Hwy. 20 on the northern boundary.   The workshop will be held at the Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Rd.). Specific ...

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Election Cycle
Informational events to be held for those interested   The Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department is seeking residents who are interested in being poll workers during the 2020 election cycle. Those interested are invited to attend an informational meet and greet session to receive information on the duties and responsibilities of being a poll worker.   Eligibility requirements to be a poll worker include being at least 16 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Forsyth County.   Specific dates for meet and greet sessions are being scheduled. To receive additional information or to learn more about the meet and greet sessions, please send ...

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 28 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking vendors to participate in the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event which will be held at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts and product consultants. Space is limited and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13. Visit parks.forsythco.com/patp for event details and vendor registration.   Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features children’s activities, family entertainment, vendors and ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is joining shelters across the country for the annual ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 17. “We are still in our ‘Summer of Love’ promotion, where we are providing free pet adoptions, so it seemed like a natural fit for us to join the ‘Clear the Shelters’ event this year,” said Forsyth County Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella.  “We would love to go home on Aug. 17 and know that we have found homes for all of the animals in our care.” The shelter will be open 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Aug. 17.   The ‘Summer ...

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