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Barker House to be torn down on Sawnee Mountain

Barker House to be torn down on Sawnee Mountain

NORTH FORSYTH – One of the most notable, though empty, houses in Forsyth County will likely be coming down.

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Impact fees bring in $5M to Forsyth in 2015

Impact fees bring in $5M to Forsyth in 2015

FORSYTH COUNTY -- More than $5 million was collected in Forsyth County impact fees in 2015.

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Forsyth County names new public facilities director

Forsyth County names new public facilities director

Forsyth County will have a new face heading its public facilities department.

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Vendors invited for information on doing business with Forsyth County

Vendors invited for information on doing business with Forsyth County

Businesses hoping to work with the local government on future projects will soon have a chance for information on how to be considered.

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Public hearings set for alcohol code update

Public hearings set for alcohol code update

County residents will soon have the chance to voice their opinions on county alcohol code changes that could pop the bottle for drinking at art ...

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Matt Community Park now open

Matt Community Park now open

It’s a certainty that some games played at the county’s newest park will be canceled due to rain, but its opening ceremony was ...

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Moratorium placed on zonings below standards

Moratorium placed on zonings below standards

Forsyth County has issued a moratorium on building permits for certain residential categories that were zoned previously but that do not meet current county rules.

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Commission declines federal grant for HUD funding

Commission declines federal grant for HUD funding

During Tuesday’s work session, Forsyth County commissioners voted 5-0 to decline a federal grant for 2017 from the Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program ...

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VFW alcohol license renewal cost donated by commissioner

VFW alcohol license renewal cost donated by commissioner

A run-of-the-mill alcohol license renewal for a local veterans group ended with one Forsyth County commissioner pledging to reimburse the cost.

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Para pilots proposal moves to commission

Para pilots proposal moves to commission

A paragliding group hoping to use Sawnee Mountain as a takeoff point received some mixed news this week.

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Forsyth County extends lot consolidation moratorium

Forsyth County extends lot consolidation moratorium

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A moratorium on lot consolidations in Forsyth County originally approved in July has been extended.

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Youth cricket may start this fall in Forsyth parks

Youth cricket may start this fall in Forsyth parks

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports, and one local group wants to teach the game to Forsyth County youth.

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Proposals aired for future of Forsyth County

Proposals aired for future of Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Forsyth County continued to plan for its future this week with a final meeting of one group.

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Proposed Hindu temple in Cumming draws opposition

Proposed Hindu temple in Cumming draws opposition

CUMMING – The picturesque, quintessential lake house at 5325 Pilgrim Point Road was anything but serene Friday evening.

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Forsyth commission districts funded for beautification of roadways

Forsyth commission districts funded for beautification of roadways

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A new policy approved by Forsyth County commissioners will focus on the making roadways more pleasing to the eye of passing motorists.

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Contractor chosen for Eagle’s Beak Park in north Forsyth

Contractor chosen for Eagle’s Beak Park in north Forsyth

NORTHWEST FORSYTH -- Open space owned by the Forsyth County government will soon turn into a new park.

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70-lot neighborhood in north Forsyth will be first of its kind

70-lot neighborhood in north Forsyth will be first of its kind

NORTH FORSYTH -- A first-of-its kind zoning was approved last week by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

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Open house set for south Forsyth water plant

Open house set for south Forsyth water plant

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A new water reclamation facility will open soon in south Forsyth, and officials have invited the community to an open house.

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Laura Semanson wins District 5 Commissioner runoff

Laura Semanson wins District 5 Commissioner runoff

EAST FORSYTH – Residents of east Forsyth surrounding Lake Lanier appear to have decided who their next representative will be on the county commission.

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Semanson wins District 5 BOC seat in runoff

Semanson wins District 5 BOC seat in runoff

EAST FORSYTH – With all precincts reporting their numbers, the July 26 Republican primary runoff for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Board of ...

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Planning board talks mixed use request in west Forsyth

Planning board talks mixed use request in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH – Forsyth County planning board members are set to hold a public hearing on a proposed rezoning in west Forsyth that would bring residential ...

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District 5 commission race to be decided Tuesday

District 5 commission race to be decided Tuesday

After three weeks, advance voting for the July 26 Republican primary runoff has closed, meaning Tuesday will be the last chance for eligible voters to ...

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Tax rates set for county government, schools

Tax rates set for county government, schools

FORSYTH COUNTY – Forsyth County’s millage rate will not go up this year, though tax revenues are likely to increase.

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Forsyth County Commissioners air federal funding for urban housing

Forsyth County Commissioners air federal funding for urban housing

New federal funding could come to benefit certain Forsyth County projects.

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Residents will have chance to voice concerns about proposed temple near Cumming

Residents will have chance to voice concerns about proposed temple near Cumming

CUMMING -- A proposed Hindu temple in east Forsyth is causing a stir among some neighbors, and they will have a chance to voice their concerns ...

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Early voting for local runoff picks up in week 2

Early voting for local runoff picks up in week 2

The second week of advance voting for the July 26 Republican primary runoff proved more popular than the first.

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Foster Forsyth continues to discuss future of county

Foster Forsyth continues to discuss future of county

Forsyth County’s update to its comprehensive plan is moving forward.

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Transportation Bond projects well underway across Forsyth

Transportation Bond projects well underway across Forsyth

Forsyth County voters approved the county’s $200 million transportation bond in 2014 to help alleviate traffic congestion and to plan for ongoing growth, and ...

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Lot consolidations in Forsyth halted due to legal matter

Lot consolidations in Forsyth halted due to legal matter

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A 30-day moratorium on lot consolidation is under effect in Forsyth County.

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Polls open Saturday for voting in District 5

Polls open Saturday for voting in District 5

EAST FORSYTH -- Residents in east Forsyth who can’t make it to advance voting during the week for the July 26 Republican primary runoff will ...

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