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Advance Voting for November 6 General and Special Elections Starts October 15

Advance Voting for November 6 General and Special Elections Starts October 15
Advance voting for the Nov. 6 General and Special Elections will be offered weekdays for three weeks, Oct. 15 to Nov. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27.   Registered voters can take advantage of advance voting for the Nov. 6 election:   Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office (NEW LOCATION: 1201 Sawnee Drive) -          Monday through Friday, Oct. 15 to Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -          Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Advance voting will also be available at the following three locations during the times provided below:   Locations: -          Hampton Park Library (5345 Settingdown Road) -          Midway Park Community Building (5100 Post Road) -          Sharon Springs Park Community Building (1950 Sharon Road)   Dates and Times: -          Saturday, Oct. 27, ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 20 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 20 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Safety event in its ninth year Local families are invited to the county’s ninth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 at the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road).   “During this time of the year, the Forsyth County Fire Department provides as much education as possible to the public about staying safe during Halloween activities such as trick-or-treating,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “With Trunk or Treat, we can provide a fun event for children while also sharing important safety information with them and their families.” The purpose of ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
The animal shelter wraps up the summer of love, the fire department receives a federal grant for staffing and EMA distributes weather alert radios to residents!  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 page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com.

Reopened: McCoy Circle

Reopened:  McCoy Circle
The road reopened on Tuesday, October 9 - ahead of schedule. A portion of McCoy Circle will be temporarily closed to throuh traffic beginning Monday, October 8, between 5060 McCoy Circle and Madison Springs Drive (west side of circle from Karr Road to Spot Road).  The closure will allow for the replacement of an 18” cross drain. The road is expected to re-open to through traffic on Friday, October 12, weather permitting.

Voter Registration Deadline for November 6 General and Special Elections is October 9

Voter Registration Deadline for November 6 General and Special Elections is October 9
Forsyth County residents wishing to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election and Special Elections, or to change their name and/or address on the voter registration list, must do so no later than Tuesday, Oct. 9.  A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and submitted to the Forsyth County Voter Registration and Elections Office in one of the following ways:         - In person at the Voter Registration and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Drive)               o Applications must be submitted to the office no later than the close of business at 4:30 ...

Changes Coming to Forsyth County Administration Building and Courthouse Annex

Changes Coming to Forsyth County Administration Building and Courthouse Annex
Interior and Exterior Modifications Being Made   Over the next few months, changes will be made to county buildings in downtown Cumming. In addition to landscape installation at the Courthouse Annex, there will be new signage for the Annex, as well as new landscaping and internal renovations at the County Administration Building. The Courthouse Annex landscaping project, which began in August, is progressing on schedule, with an estimated completion date of mid-November. New signage designating the building as the Forsyth County Courthouse Annex is estimated to be in place by the end of the year. Progress photographs as well as a rendering ...

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 ...

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