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Forsyth commissioners make committee appointments

During a recent Forsyth County Board of Commissioners' work session, several items were approved. All votes were 4-0, with District 1 Commissioner Pete Amos absent.

January 21, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Apartments at The Collection denied by Forsyth County commission

SOUTH FORSYTH - An overlay that could have led to new apartments at an outdoor small in south Forsyth has been denied.

January 20, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County may build two new libraries

Two more library branches could pop up in the county within the next decade if the Forsyth County Public Library is awarded future SPLOST funds.

January 20, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County cruises ahead with bike share plan

A new plan for riding bikes in Forsyth County parks is gaining traction.

January 20, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County commissioners take aim at zoning issues

Growth in Forsyth is one of the county's biggest and most hotly debated issues, but it appears the county is attempting to slow that growth

January 16, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County commissioners mulling SPLOST VIII

Forsyth County's current special 1-cent sales tax will be collected until summer 2019, but officials are already looking toward its replacement.

January 15, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Proposal for golf cart communities stalls with Forsyth commissioners

A proposal that could have brought golf carts to certain county roads will not move forward.

January 14, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Fowler wastewater plant to get $63M expansion near Cumming

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A Forsyth County water treatment facility is getting a monsoon of an upgrade.

January 13, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth commissioners halt multiple zoning categories

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A new moratorium placed on the most popular application categories has effectively halted most residential zoning in Forsyth County.

January 12, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Land added to Coal Mountain moratorium

NORTH FORSYTH -- A proposed new plan for the Coal Mountain area in north Forsyth is beginning to take shape.

January 11, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


County to look at field space for LAX, soccer

Competition is fierce on Forsyth County parks, but those who play lacrosse through the county league are finding it can get just as heated to even get field space.

January 11, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County parks board identifies strengths, weakness in amenities

The Forsyth County Parks Board had a chance this week to voice their opinions on parks, amenities and the department as part of a recently approved plan to guide county parks through 2026.

January 10, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Parks and rec department hosting Get Fit Forsyth challenge

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Forsyth County is giving the community a chance to keep up their healthy New Year's resolutions.

January 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Levent selected as Forsyth commission chairman

FORSYTH COUNTY -- With the incoming of its two new elected officials, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners chose their officers for 2017 and made committee appointments.

January 08, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County government, parks and rec amenities closed due to winter storm

All general Forsyth County government offices closed Friday at 3 p.m. due to current weather conditions that call for rain and sleet before snow comes in about 9 p.m.

January 06, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


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County postpones discussion on possible lake park

Forsyth County Commissioners will wait a year before discussing a potential future lake park in northeast Forsyth.

March 26, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County Commissioners move ahead with Coal Mountain Overlay project

A new overlay for north Forsyth is one step closer to reality.

March 26, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Road impact fees a concern for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

A developer looking to build a 51-unit subdivision on Melody Mizer Lane in south Forsyth may run into problems regarding road impact fee credits due ...

March 24, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


North Forsyth commercial moratorium extended

NORTH FORSYTH -- A moratorium on commercial zonings in north Forsyth will go on a little longer.

March 23, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


South Forsyth shelter approved to let dogs out during day

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A recent commission decision should mean some happy dogs in south Forsyth.

March 21, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County finance committee holds first meeting on 2018 budget

While it may feel like 2017 just got here, Forsyth County officials are already working on the 2018 budget.

March 20, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Final piece approved for Lanier Golf Club development

Four parcels have been added to a development on an east Forsyth golf course, against the recommendation of the county's planning board and the ...

March 19, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Comp plan meeting held for north Forsyth residents

North Forsyth residents had a chance Wednesday to check out updates to the county's 20-year land use plan and talk to their commissioner, and ...

March 17, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth commissioners add new meeting, rules for zoning

Forsyth County commissioners will have a new meeting to get updates on zoning matters, along with new rules while attending planning board meetings.

March 15, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County to solicit study on senior population trends

Forsyth County has a large senior population, and now commissioners are looking into why the area is popular to the age group.

March 15, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


North Forsyth commissioner to hold open house on Foster Forsyth

North Forsyth residents will have an opportunity to give their commissioner input on Forsyth County's 20-year land use plan.

March 12, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Forsyth County applies for state funding for road widenings

Forsyth County took aim at several road projects this week as a continuing effort to address improving transportation infrastructure in the high growth area.

March 10, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Proposed therapeutic programs result of Special Olympics popularity in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A new governmental partnership will likely create more options for those with special needs.

March 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Hearings set for inaccurate Forsyth County voter registrations

The Forsyth County Department of Voter Registrations and Elections will take a look at a discrepancy with some voters' addresses.

March 09, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Decision postponed on south Forsyth dog shelter’s zoning changes

SOUTH FORSYTH -- One of the region's largest dog rescue organizations could be getting some new rules that would make it more useable, but it ...

March 08, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | COUNTY GOVERNMENT


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