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Mixed-use development near South Forsyth High altered

Some changes have been made to a mixed-use development near South Forsyth High School.

February 22, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Commissioners clash over Forsyth comp plan delay

Tempers flared between Forsyth County commissioners on Thursday during a discussion on postponing the next step to update the county's comprehensive plan.

February 19, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Coal Mountain Overlay Committee set for last meeting

NORTH FORSYTH -- On Monday, the Coal Mountain Overlay Committee continued discussion on design standards at what is planned to be the group's penultimate meeting.

February 17, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Lawsuit may be filed after Hindu temple near Lake Lanier denied

CUMMING – Though the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously denied a conditional use permit, or CUP, for a proposed Hindu temple in the Shady Shores and Bald Ridge on Lanier communities in Cumming Thursday evening, the fight may not be over yet.

February 16, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Families share history of Coal Mountain area to committee

NORTH FORSYTH -- A meeting for a new potential overlay in north Forsyth looked more like a history class on Monday.

February 14, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth commissioners buy trucks, OK turn lanes at Dogwood Path

At a recent work session, commissioners approved the following items by a 5-0 vote, unless otherwise noted.

February 13, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Eagles Beak Park costs increase due to wet soil

NORTH FORSYTH -- Work on a north Forsyth park is being slowed down due to some wet conditions.

February 11, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Central EMS reviews first year of service

After working together for a year, Forsyth County officials recently heard an update on the county's ambulance service.

February 11, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Higher impact fees for Forsyth County parks approved

New homes in Forsyth County will be paying a bit more to county parks.

February 10, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Commission talks SPLOST VIII, county manager

Replacing a top county employee and the next SPLOST were among topics recently taken up by Forsyth County Commissioners.

February 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Parks and recreation board approves therapeutic programs, fees for non-resident

Forsyth County's parks and recreation board had its work cut out for them on Thursday, as they approved several new items.

February 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Changes made to development in north Forsyth County

Plans have changed for a residential development in north Forsyth.

February 07, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Rabbi speaks at Forsyth County commission meeting

Recently, Forsyth County commissioners have welcomed local religious leaders to give the invocation prior to meetings.

February 06, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Planning board approves 275-lot subdivision in south Forsyth

Forsyth County planning board members approved a 250-lot subdivision near Fowler Park at a public hearing Tuesday evening.

February 05, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Mixed-use development near South Forsyth High avoids rescission

A south Forsyth mixed-use development will be moving ahead as planned after commissioners discussed rescinding the zoning but ran into road block.

February 05, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


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Large development approved adjacent to Big Creek Greenway

After several changes, a large new zoning has been approved in south Forsyth.

April 23, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


South Forsyth property approved at lower density

Forsyth County commissioners approved a less intense zoning for an application in Forsyth County, despite pleas from the landowner's family.

April 23, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Planning board split on 200-lot subdivision in north Forsyth

The Forsyth County planning board held a work session on Tuesday, April 18 to discuss applications on the agenda for its monthly public hearing, set ...

April 22, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Stink over north Forsyth landfill expansion aired

The expansion of a north Forsyth landfill has nearby residents fired up.

April 19, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Ethics complaint filed against north Forsyth commissioner

A Forsyth County commissioner will face an ethics complaint in coming weeks.

April 19, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth commissioners approve ‘sun-setting’ rules for zonings

A change to Forsyth County's unified development code could prevent commissioners and the community from being surprised by long-dormant zonings.

April 19, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County transmits 20-year plan for state review

After more than a year of meetings, commissioners have approved sending an update to the 20-year land use plan for state and regional review.

April 16, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


First transportation open house held in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH -- At an open house this week, members of the community gave input to a plan that will affect Forsyth County roadways for more ...

April 15, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Engineering officials: collapsed wall at south Forsyth Publix unexpected

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Right now, a collapsed retaining wall at a south Forsyth shopping center has more questions than answers.

April 14, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County Board of Commissioners to transmit comp plan

The process to update Forsyth County's 20-year land use plan is expected to be approved for state and regional review this week.

April 12, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Officials plan open house for roads, traffic

Roads and traffic are one of the biggest issues facing Forsyth County residents, and this week they will have a chance to discuss their thoughts ...

April 10, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Public meeting set to discuss McGinnis Ferry interchange

This week, the community will have a chance to see plans for a new Ga. 400 interchange in south Forsyth.

April 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Commissioners appoint interim Forsyth County manager

With no work session or regular meeting over the past week, Forsyth County commissions recently dealt with other pressing business in a special called meeting.

April 05, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth comp plan meeting is 40th attended by one resident

Forsyth County officials and residents had the opportunity this week to speak on an update to the county's 20 year land use plan.

April 02, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Roundabout remains issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

After nearly 45 minutes of discussion at a public hearing Tuesday evening, Forsyth County planning board members remained divided on what to do with a ...

March 31, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


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