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Early voting expands this week

Early voting expands this week

CUMMING — Voter turnout increased in Forsyth County over the second week of advance voting for the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Animal shelter committee reviews policies

Animal shelter committee reviews policies

NORTH FORSYTH — After much talk over the best time to fix animals, Forsyth’s animal control and shelter advisory committee reviewed the interim policy recently set by the county commission.

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County to offer extended early voting hours

CUMMING — Advance voting has been beneficial to those wanting to beat the crowds on Election Day, but the early closing time has made it a challenge for those who work outside Forsyth County.

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No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions

No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to a new federal guideline, residents of future subdivisions in Forsyth County may have to walk a little farther to check their mail.

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County moves to condemn 7 tracts for Bethelview widening

WEST FORSYTH — Forsyth County plans to move forward with the condemnation of seven tracts, totaling less than an acre, that are needed for the widening of Bethelview Road.

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Possibility of creating new city stirs discussion

Possibility of creating new city stirs discussion

SOUTH FORSYTH — More than 200 Forsyth residents, many of whom voiced concern about disenfranchisement and the county’s future, gathered Tuesday night to discuss possible plans of action.

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County scouting site for elections office

FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed new home for Forsyth’s voter registration and elections office is moving on to the next stage, after a geotechnical analysis cleared the county commission.

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Ethics complaint against commissioner scrapped

Ethics complaint against commissioner scrapped

FORSYTH COUNTY — The remaining ethics complaint filed earlier this year against Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was dismissed after a hearing Tuesday morning.

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Policy change mulled for planning board meetings

FORYSTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners may not have to hold a quorum during planning board meetings for much longer.

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Decision on Hindu temple appealed

WEST FORSYTH — The Forsyth County commission’s recent decision to approve a Hindu temple in west Forsyth is being challenged.

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Interim spay/neuter policy near for animal shelter

Interim spay/neuter policy near for animal shelter

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County appears closer to establishing an interim spay/neuter policy for the new animal shelter.

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No voting on Sunday this year

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections has decided not to extend early voting to Sundays this election cycle.

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Greenway connectivity explored for north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County plans to explore the possibility of creating connectivity to the popular Big Creek Greenway through bicycle trails in District 4.

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No decision on sewer for site near Sharon Forks

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County commission heard public comments Thursday night about a proposal to amend zoning conditions for residential property near Sharon Forks Library and Montessori Academy.

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Complaint against commissioner dismissed

Complaint against commissioner dismissed

FORSYTH COUNTY — An ethics complaint against Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was dismissed Wednesday afternoon due to lack of evidence.

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Spay/neuter guidelines for animal shelter revisited

Spay/neuter guidelines for animal shelter revisited

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Animal Control and Shelter Advisory Committee gave the deputy county manager the go-ahead Wednesday night to work out the local spay-neuter process with the county commission.

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Tweeks to tree ordinance rooted in beautification

FORSYTH COUNTY — In an effort to enliven neighborhoods, the Forsyth commission voted 5-0 on Tuesday to update the county’s tree ordinance.

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Hearings to be held on animal control changes

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth commission decided Thursday night to proceed with public hearings to amend the county’s animal control ordinance.

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Forsyth names new parks director

Forsyth names new parks director

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County has hired a new director to lead its parks and recreation department.

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Board approves shelter fees

Board approves shelter fees

Fees that will soon be implemented at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter were signed off on by the board of commissioners Tuesday.

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BOC revisits transportation bond referendum

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission continued its ongoing discussions about funding methods, including future 1-cent sales tax money, for a potential transportation bond Tuesday.

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Bid to rescind vote on Castleberry widening fails

Bid to rescind vote on Castleberry widening fails

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent made what he described as a “last-ditch effort” to undo a previous decision to widen Castleberry Road.

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Sewer spill cleaned up

EAST FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill last week in an east Forsyth subdivision.

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Projects for road bond referendum set

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

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New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Less than a week after approving new hours for greenspace parks, Forsyth County commissioners readjusted them.

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