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Civil service board in Forsyth honors long-serving member

Civil service board in Forsyth honors long-serving member

FORSYTH COUNTY — Terry Smith, right, chairman of the Forsyth County Civil Service Board, presents retired dentist Avery Howell with an award honoring his 27 years of service to the appointed panel.

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While rare, racing on Ga. 400 also happens in Forsyth

While rare, racing on Ga. 400 also happens in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The recent arrest of a Forsyth County man for racing at 116 mph along Ga. 400 in neighboring Dawson County drew attention, but local authorities say such incidents, while rare, can occur anywhere.

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Pet adoption event this Saturday

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, the new Forsyth County Animal Shelter wants locals to find someone to spend it with.

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Greenway expansion opening delayed

One of Forsyth County’s most popular attractions is expanding, but taking a little bit later than anticipated.

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Suspect shot, FBI agents injured in south Forsyth

Suspect shot, FBI agents injured in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH ­-- One suspect was shot and three federal agents injured in an incident Saturday morning at the CVS drug store on Old Atlanta Road at Windermere Parkway.

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Proposal would expand Forsyth commission to include an elected chairman

Proposal would expand Forsyth commission to include an elected chairman

FORSYTH COUNTY — A state lawmaker from Cumming is planning to introduce legislation that would add a new member to Forsyth County’s governing body.

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Forsyth parks department holding community yard sale

Forsyth parks department holding community yard sale

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is holding its spring community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking area by Central Park’s tennis courts.

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Forsyth County weighs pay hike for government workers

Forsyth County weighs pay hike for government workers

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County government employees could be in line for a pay raise in 2015, their first in two years, though the specifics have not been determined.

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Forsyth, Johns Creek strike deal involving McGinnis Ferry Road

Forsyth, Johns Creek strike deal involving McGinnis Ferry Road

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County used a routine agreement to settle some longstanding issues with its neighbor to the south.

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Forsyth commissioners OK sidewalk/intersection projects

Forsyth commissioners OK sidewalk/intersection projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission voted 5-0 on Tuesday to spend more than $1 million on design and engineering services for various intersection and sidewalk projects.

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New director pitches plan for Forsyth County parks department

New director pitches plan for Forsyth County parks department

FORSYTH COUNTY — Jim Pryor took over in October as the new director of Forsyth County’s parks and recreation department.

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Couple floats idea for Forsyth County sailing center

Couple floats idea for Forsyth County sailing center

FORSYTH COUNTY — Though it may be difficult at times to remember during the middle of an often frigid winter, summertime draws all types of watercraft to Lake Lanier.

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Forsyth crews clearing winter storm debris

Forsyth crews clearing winter storm debris

FORSYTH COUNTY — The task likely will take months to complete, but Forsyth’s roads and bridges department will be picking up debris that fell on county right of way during the recent winter storms.

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Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

NORTH FORSYTH — Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

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Donations sought for Forsyth County courthouse paintings

Donations sought for Forsyth County courthouse paintings

CUMMING — A local group is seeking donations to pay for paintings of the six historical courthouses of Forsyth County, including the new facility that is about to open next month in downtown Cumming.

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New manager named at Forsyth’s animal shelter

New manager named at Forsyth’s animal shelter

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County has hired a new manager for its animal shelter, filling a post that had been open for three months.

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End of an era for Forsyth’s civil service board

FORSYTH COUNTY — For the first time in more than a quarter century, the Forsyth County Civil Service Board met without Avery Howell as a member.

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