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Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Homeland Security Grant for Additional Staffing

Forsyth County Fire Department Receives Homeland Security Grant for Additional Staffing
Grant to assist in funding the hiring of 12 firefighters  The Forsyth County Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA to support the staff cost for a new fire station in the western portion of the county. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant has been awarded in the amount of $1,652,080, with the county providing a required cash match contribution of $1,026,968.   The grant will fund the hiring of 12 new firefighters that will be stationed at the new Pittman Rd. fire station that is scheduled to open sometime late next ...

Temporary Traffic Shift on Union Hill Road

Temporary Traffic Shift on Union Hill Road
Traffic will be shifted in both directions on Union Hill Road starting September 14 for an estimated three months to allow for the widening of the road. Traffic will be shifted from the Hollybrooke Subdivision entrance to Tidwell Road. The shift will retain a lane of traffic in each direction.  To view this and other projects, visit the county’s interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation.

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 29

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 29
Family-friendly event to be hosted at Fowler Park  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, September 29 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.  “The annual Play at the Park event is a great opportunity for families to spend time together at the park for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There is a variety of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”  From ...

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
Take a trip to the north Georgia Mountains with Senior Services, learn how you can now get your car tag printed quicker than ever and Fowler Park gets ready for the annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival!  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 ...

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day, September 11
The United States flag will be displayed at half-staff at Forsyth County government facilities on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in recognition of Patriot Day following a proclamation by President Donald J. Trump.  By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, Public Law 107-89 has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" which also directs flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.

Callahan Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities

Callahan Joins Forsyth County as Director of Public Facilities
Mr. Dan Callahan has joined Forsyth County government as the director of Public Facilities. In this role, Callahan will oversee the operation of all public owned facilities. He will also oversee management and completion of capital improvement projects.  Callahan brings to the position more than 20 years of experience managing facilities and support service operations in a variety of industries. Most recently he worked for Alcon/Novartis in Johns Creek as head of Real Estate and Facilities Services for the Southeast. Callahan previously served as the director of Building Services at DeKalb Regional Healthcare System.  “Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and ...

Forsyth County EMA to Distribute Weather Alert Radios

Forsyth County EMA to Distribute Weather Alert Radios
Free weather alert radios available for residents throughout September   In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be providing opportunities for residents to obtain a free weather alert radio and emergency preparedness information during the month of September.   “The radios will come pre-programmed to alert residents of weather advisories in Forsyth County,” said EMA Deputy Director Chris Grimes. “We were able to obtain the radios through a grant and are hopeful that residents will utilize them in hazardous weather situations.”   The All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios and emergency preparedness information will be distributed in coordination with ...

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day

VIDEO: Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Proclaim August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day
During their August 16 regular meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed August 31, 2018 as Overdose Awareness Day in Forsyth County. Drug overdose is the number one cause of injury deaths in the nation with an accidental overdose death occurring every 8 minutes, surpassing deaths from motor vehicle accidents or gun homicides according to the Attorney General of Georgia. Local Board Registered Interventionist (CIP) Heather Hayes explains how the Forsyth County community can learn more about prescription drug poisoning and how to provide help to those in need.

County Offices Closed for Labor Day

County Offices Closed for Labor Day
Forsyth County government offices will be closed Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. This includes county offices, the animal shelter, Senior Services, the three recreation centers and the three recycling convenience centers.

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