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Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley Elected Ninth District Administrative Judge

Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley Elected Ninth District Administrative Judge
The Ninth Judicial Administrative District’s Council of Superior Court Judges has elected Forsyth County Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley as the District’s new administrative judge.      The Ninth Judicial Administrative District (JAD) consists of 15 counties divided into seven judicial circuits. The counties included Gwinnett, Hall and Cherokee as well 11 other counties north of Forsyth. The 29 Superior Court judges and 13 senior judges in the JAD make up the District Council of Superior Court Judges. In his role of administrative judge, Judge Bagley will be responsible for directing short- and long-term district plans as well as the oversight of district court administration. In addition, Judge Bagley will ...

Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley to be Sworn In as Superior Court Judge December 21

Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley to be Sworn In as Superior Court Judge December 21
Ceremony and State of the Courts Address Scheduled for 9 a.m.  Following reelection to a fourth term in office, the Honorable Jeffrey S. Bagley will take the oath of office as Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Forsyth County, Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit, at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. The Swearing-In Ceremony will be held in Courtroom 501 of the Forsyth County Courthouse (101 E. Courthouse Square).   After taking the oath of office, Chief Judge Bagley will deliver the State of the Courts Address. Judge Bagley’s address will cover accomplishments over the past four years, including moving into the ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

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 ...

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 ...

Forsyth County Superior Court to Host Mock Trials for Chattahoochee Elementary Students May 3

Forsyth County Superior Court to Host Mock Trials for Chattahoochee Elementary Students May 3
Event is scheduled to celebrate Law Day On Tuesday, May 3, local students will get a first-hand look at Forsyth County’s judicial system. On this day, Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley will host more than 160 fifth graders from Chattahoochee Elementary School for mock trials in the Forsyth County Superior Court.   The mock trials are scheduled to celebrate Law Day. Law Day, held annually on May 1, is a nationally-recognized day for reflecting upon and promoting public awareness of the foundational nature of law in the United States. This year’s theme “Miranda: More than Words” underscores the importance of the ...

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled

Lady Justice Sculpture Unveiled
A sculpture of Lady Justice was unveiled Friday, November 6, in front of the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming. Designed by local sculptor Gregory Johnson, Lady Justice symbolizes the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice or favor. A special thanks is extended to the Forsyth County Development Authority for their contribution toward the statue.

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