• Commissioners approve contracts for Admin Building, Fire Department and SWAT

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – During Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved several significant purchases aimed at improving lighting at the County Administration Building, the Sheriff’s Office SWAT operation, the county’s early warning system and the Fire Department Training and Logistics Center. Commissioners approved a contract with Entrenzik LED, Inc. in the amount of $69,960 […]

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  • County proclaims third Saturday Take Back Day

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. During a recent meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the third Saturday of every month as Forsyth County Take Back Day. The commission also urged all residents to take responsibility to remove unused prescription drugs from their homes on a regular monthly basis by using a locally registered Forsyth County […]

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  • City Council delays action on Lanier Parkway pump station and water tank

    CUMMING, Ga. — The Cumming City Council discussed the request for proposal for construction of the Lanier Parkway booster pump and water tank project during last week’s meeting but took no action. Willow Construction submitted the low bid of $2,879,498. The project could serve the proposed Lennar Development as well as a new juvenile justice […]

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  • Dr Vonda Wright named president of Metro Atlanta American Heart Association

    PRESS RELEASE FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga — Dr. Vonda Wright, chief of sports medicine, Northside Hospital, has been named president of the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association board of directors. Dr. Wright is a double board certified orthopedic surgeon. She specializes in sports medicine for patients of all ages, and uses the latest in injury prevention, conservative […]

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  • BOC to consider Greer Development project Thursday

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Greer Development Consulting project will be one of the New Business items the Board of Commissioners will consider when it meets in a regular meeting Thursday (Oct. 22) at 5 p.m. in the County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street, Suite 220. Greer is looking to rezone 11.829 acres on Canton […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office will receive $120,000 GOHS grant

    PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA – The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is announcing the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is one of 21 law enforcement agencies in Georgia to receive a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the 2021 grant season. Referred to as a H.E.A.T. grant, Forsyth County’s award totals $120,013.49. The goal of […]

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  • Recycle household hazardous waste Nov. 7

    PRESS RELEASE FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ […]

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  • Council to proclaim Oct. 18-25 Family Promise Week

    CUMMING, Ga. — The Cumming City Council will hold a work session Tuesday Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall Building, 100 Main Street. Mayor Troy Brumbalow is expected to read a proclamation to recognize the work of Family Promise of Forsyth County and to declare Oct. […]

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  • Rooks elected president of Georgia Council of Court Administrators

    PRESS RELEASE   FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga –Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit Court Administrator Robin Rooks has been elected President of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA) for the 2020-2021 term. “I am honored to have been selected to serve as president of GCCA and am deeply appreciative of  the Council for entrusting me to serve as its […]

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  • Voters turn out in near-record numbers as advanced voting begins

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Approximately 9,000 voters — some waiting as long as two hours to cast their ballot — flocked to Forsyth County’s seven voting locations on the first two days of advanced voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. “We heard on the news that it was a record-breaking day for the state,” Director […]

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  • Family Promise addresses issue of homelessness

    FORSYTH COUTY, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners has proclaimed the week of Oct. 18-25, as Family Promise Week in Forsyth County. The commission also urged all residents to recognize and raise awareness of the issue of children and families who are homeless in their communities. Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young […]

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  • Sheriff’s Office K9s will receive protective vests

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Sheriff’s Office K9s Ivo, Buzz and Hummer will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ivo’s vest is sponsored by Robin and Andy Chu of Boxford, MA and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to […]

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