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Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Ninth annual program available for rising seventh and eighth-graders  The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County students interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.   The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.  “The Junior Fire Academy is something that we look forward to, as a department, each year,” said Fire ...

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled
*UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 20 has been cancelled. For a list of upcoming activities and events at Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, please visit parks.forsythco.com.*   Spring Festival to feature free activities to celebrate Earth Day Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host a Spring Festival to celebrate Earth Day at Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Rd.) on Saturday, April 20. The event will feature something for all ages, including guided hikes, rock climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, yoga, crafts, games and more. These free activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Spencer Englett

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Spencer Englett
As a mark of respect for Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Englett, flags at all public buildings and grounds are flying at half-staff. Deputy Englett suffered a traumatic medical event and died during training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Pickens Law Enforcement Basic Academy. Deputy Englett, Badge #3005, began his law enforcement career with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on May 1, 2017. He previously worked for the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. He was an exemplary deputy who served Forsyth County with distinction and honor. Deputy Englett was 29 years old and was recently married.

Transportation Projects to be Discussed During the 2019 Forsyth County Transportation Summit

Transportation Projects to be Discussed During the 2019 Forsyth County Transportation Summit
County, city and state officials to present updates on transportation April 10   The 2019 Forsyth County Transportation Summit will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. The event, hosted by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, will feature transportation project updates from local and state officials.   “This summit is a great opportunity for Forsyth County residents to hear directly from those who are working diligently to improve transportation and mobility in our community,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson.   A transportation roundtable discussion with the following panelists will highlight the event:   -         Russell ...

Senior Services’ April-May Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ April-May Newsletter Now Available
A Cinco de Mayo party, Mother’s Day tea, gardening and cooking classes, day trips and more – it’s all offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! For details on what’s coming up, check out their April-May newsletter. Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information or call (770) 781-2178.

Barbara Luth to be Sworn in as Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections

Barbara Luth to be Sworn in as Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections
Forsyth County Director of Voter Registration and Elections Barbara Luth has been appointed to the position of Chief Registrar and Chairperson of the Board of Registration and Elections by Superior Court Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley.  Luth will be sworn in by Probate Court Judge Lynnwood D. Jordan at 9 a.m. on April 2, 2019 during a The Forsyth County Board of Registrations and Elections regular monthly meeting that will be held at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.). The public is invited to attend the meeting.  “Ms. Luth’s vast background and experience in voting and elections makes ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway!   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Parks & Recreation Summer Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Summer Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2019 Summer Activity Guide is now available online. The guide includes information on a wide variety of camps, activities and programs offered. Registration for listings in the summer activity guide will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 1.  Register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To view the 2019 Summer Activity Guide, visit parks.forsythco.com. Printed copies will be available at the recreation centers beginning March 29.  

Fix a Leak Week Encourages Residents to Check for Leaks

Fix a Leak Week Encourages Residents to Check for Leaks
Thousands of gallons can be lost to leaks every year March 18-24 is Fix a Leak Week, an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The average household can lose more than 10,000 gallons of water every year, with approximately 10% of homes having leaks that lose 90 gallons or more per day. Fixing easily corrected household leaks can save homeowners money on their water bill. “With Lake Lanier at an all-time high, it can be easy for us to overlook the fact that water is a very valuable resource,” said Director of Forsyth County Department of Water and ...

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