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Forsyth County prepping for new state fireworks law

Forsyth County prepping for new state fireworks law

FORSYTH COUNTY — Starting Wednesday, fireworks that have long previously been illegal will be available for purchase and shooting off in Georgia.

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Moratorium on signs starts in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — Just minutes before it went into effect, a sign moratorium that had been approved earlier in the week was changed by the Forsyth County commission.

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Trash targeted on two Forsyth County corridors

Trash targeted on two Forsyth County corridors

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County officials are tired of talking trash and ready to do something about the issue.

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Infamous abandoned subdivision to be razed in north Forsyth

Infamous abandoned subdivision to be razed in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — After nearly a decade in limbo, it appears that what remains of an infamous, long-abandoned subdivision in northeastern Forsyth soon could be coming down.

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Forsyth commission to hold hearings on proposed property tax hike

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission will hold three public hearings next month to gather input on a proposed property tax increase for 2016.

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Forsyth County’s planning department revises budget request

Forsyth County’s planning department revises budget request

FORSYTH COUNTY — Weeks after submitting its initial budget for 2016, Forsyth County’s planning and community development department is asking for some additional help.

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Authorities: Some pet owners abusing Forsyth animal shelter policy

Authorities: Some pet owners abusing Forsyth animal shelter policy

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Animal Shelter doesn’t put down a pet at its owner’s request, but officials feel that some residents may be getting around that rule.

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Federal funding could help Forsyth acquire land along Chattahoochee River

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is seeking federal funds to acquire more park land along the Chattahoochee River.

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Grants will go toward accountability courts in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County recently secured four accountability court grants from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

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Forsyth County commission discusses possible tax hike

Forsyth County commission discusses possible tax hike

FORSYTH COUNTY — Talk of a possible tax increase surfaced Tuesday, when Forsyth commissioners heard an update on the preliminary 2016 budget from David Gruen, county’s chief financial officer.

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Two state House District 24 candidates face off in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two of the four candidates running for the vacant District 24 post in the state House of Representatives discussed issues concerning their potential constituents, Forsyth County residents and all Georgians during a debate Saturday morning.

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New deal keeps youth soccer on fields in west Forsyth

New deal keeps youth soccer on fields in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — It appears a deal has been struck that will allow a popular youth soccer organization to continue using the Polo Fields in west Forsyth.

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Forsyth finance committee continues 2016 budget work

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s finance committee has continued its review of the preliminary fiscal year 2016 budget this week in preparation for a presentation to the county commission June 9.

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Project team reviews flooding near new courthouse in Cumming

Project team reviews flooding near new courthouse in Cumming

CUMMING — Heavy rain Sunday afternoon again submerged a part of East Maple Street in downtown Cumming, though the flooding subsided more quickly than a previous incident in which a vehicle was damaged by rising water. 

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Forsyth BOC delivers work session surprise — entire agenda postponed

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commission work sessions can be a lengthy affair, with meetings often stretching four or five hours.

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Flooding near new Forsyth courthouse blamed on temporary storm water system

Flooding near new Forsyth courthouse blamed on temporary storm water system

CUMMING — Authorities say a temporary storm water system is to blame for the flash flood that occurred during heavy rainfall Tuesday on East Maple Street between Forsyth County’s new courthouse and jail.

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Forsyth County tax assessment notices coming

FORSYTH COUNTY — State-required annual tax assessment notices are scheduled to begin going out to Forsyth County property owners today.

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Finance committee reviews sheriff’s 2016 budget

Finance committee reviews sheriff’s 2016 budget

FORSYTH COUNTY — As meetings for the preliminary fiscal year 2016 budget commenced this week, representatives for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office noted the agency expects to keep its spending plan under those of previous years.

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North Forsyth commissioner hailed for legislative advocacy

North Forsyth commissioner hailed for legislative advocacy

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently named District 4 Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills as its 2015 Legislative Advocate of the Year.

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Widening of busy south Forsyth road among first bond projects

Widening of busy south Forsyth road among first bond projects

SOUTH FORSYTH — Upcoming road projects could bring relief to some of Forsyth County’s traffic woes.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office seeking grant for bulletproof vests

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office seeking grant for bulletproof vests

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office plans to seek funding for bulletproof vests through a federal program

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