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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 ...

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 ...

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