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Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway

Temporary Closures Coming to Two Sections of the Big Creek Greenway
Two sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in Forsyth County will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, May 31. One closure is related to the widening project on GA 400 and the other is to allow for renovation and repairs to be made to a section of the trail.   Big Creek Greenway Mile Marker 1.3 – 1.4 Beneath GA 400 Work is underway to add an additional lane in each direction on GA 400 from McFarland Parkway to Highway 369. As part of this work, the bridges on GA 400 will be widened. While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, ...

Advance Voting for May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election in Final Week

Advance Voting for May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election in Final Week
Advance Voting for the May 24 General Primary and NonPartisan General Election will run through Friday, May 20. Forsyth County registered voters may cast their ballot during the final third week of Advance Voting at one of five locations during the hours listed below. Advance Voting Hours and Locations The Week Before Election Day (May 16-20), from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041 Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 Sharon Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041   The Advance Voting ...

Help Shape Forsyth County’s Future – Online Survey Available through May 22

Help Shape Forsyth County’s Future – Online Survey Available through May 22
Do you have 15 minutes? If so, then you have enough time to help shape Forsyth County’s future! An online community survey is available now through May 22 to gather input for Foster Forsyth, the process of updating Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan. The survey asks about long-term vision and priorities for the county’s future with a focus on future growth and development. Please take the time to provide your input on this important process by taking the survey, available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fosterforsyth.   Please share this link with others – including family, local friends, co-workers and neighbors.  

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19
Presentation to occur during Board of Commissioners meeting   On May 19, Forsyth County will pay tribute to the three line-of-duty deaths the Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed for fallen Firefighters Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney will be the focus of a presentation during the Thursday, May 19 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.   Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution renaming two roads for Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin, who fell in the line of duty, along with renaming two ...

Forsyth County Superior Court to Host Mock Trial for Brookwood Elementary Students May 13

Forsyth County Superior Court to Host Mock Trial for Brookwood Elementary Students May 13
On Friday, May 13, local students will get a first-hand look at Forsyth County’s judicial system. Judge David L. Dickinson will host more than 150 fifth graders from Brookwood Elementary School for a mock trial in the Forsyth County Superior Court.     The students will stage the trial of the State of Georgia v. William T. Sherman. General Sherman served in the Union Army during the Civil War and is known for his “scorched earth” campaign through Georgia.     The mock trial is an original script written by Robert Meinberg, an instructional coach at Brookwood Elementary School.   The event begins at ...

Parks & Recreation Sending Out Survey to Assist with Planning for Parks System’s Future

Parks & Recreation Sending Out Survey to Assist with Planning for Parks System’s Future
Survey is part of Parks & Recreation’s Comprehensive Master Plan Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is updating its Comprehensive Master Plan, a major planning process to set the blueprint for the future of the parks system in Forsyth County. The next step in the process is to hear the opinions of county residents through a mailed survey. In the coming weeks, questionnaires will be mailed to a random sample of households in the county asking for feedback on the quality of parks, trails, open spaces and recreation facilities.  The results of this resident survey, along with information gathered at stakeholder meetings, focus groups ...

Superior Court of Forsyth County Holds First C.A.R.E. Court Graduation

Superior Court of Forsyth County Holds First C.A.R.E. Court Graduation
On May 6, five county residents became the first graduates of the Superior Court of Forsyth County’s Mental Health CARE (Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten) Court. The graduation ceremony, which was held in the Forsyth County Courthouse, concluded more than two years of intensive supervision and treatment for the participants, who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. Grant funding was secured in 2013 to provide for the planning phase of the Mental Health C.A.R.E. Court, and the program was launched in March 2014. Presided over by Judge Leslie Abernathy-Maddox, it is designed to provide alternatives to incarcerations for individuals ...

Help Design Forsyth County’s Future - Attend a Design Workshop this Week

Help Design Forsyth County’s Future - Attend a Design Workshop this Week
Foster Forsyth, Forsyth County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, is underway. Make plans to attend a Design Workshop this Wednesday, May 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mashburn Elementary School Cafeteria or Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Central Park Recreation Center Banquet Room. You’ll have the opportunity to work collaboratively with planners to answer questions like, “what land uses are appropriate to which areas of the county?” and “what should development look like?” Your attendance at all Design Workshops is welcomed, but please note that the agenda will be the same for all ...

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