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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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New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

CUMMING — The Forsyth County commission chose a local firm to provide most of the furnishings and office supplies for the new courthouse and detention center in downtown Cumming.

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Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

CUMMING — Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy J. Mills will face an ethics hearing in regards to two issues raised in a resident’s complaint earlier this summer, although the review board found there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward on other points.

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Years in the making, animal shelter opens

Years in the making, animal shelter opens

NORTH FORSYTH — Local leaders joined with animal rescue groups Friday to celebrate the opening of Forsyth County’s new animal shelter.

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Greenspace park hours being adjusted

Greenspace park hours being adjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners have signed off on a move that will better define park hours.

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Ethics complaint on hold against official

Ethics complaint on hold against official

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Ethics Board has decided to hold off for a while before ruling on a complaint filed against Commissioner Cindy J. Mills.

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New animal shelter opening this week

New animal shelter opening this week

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is slated to open the county’s new animal shelter on Friday.

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Transportation bond referendum makes ballot

FORSYTH COUNTY — Voters will get to decide if they want Forsyth County to initiate bond funding for road projects.

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Road projects set for referendum

FORSYTH COUNTY — A list of potential road projects that likely will be included on a November transportation bond referendum will be presented next week to the Forsyth County commission.

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Complaint against commissioner dies

Complaint against commissioner dies

CUMMING — An ethics complaint filed earlier this summer against a Forsyth County commissioner won’t move forward in the hearing process.

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Opening of new animal shelter delayed

Opening of new animal shelter delayed

NORTH FORSYTH — The opening of Forsyth County’s new animal shelter has been pushed back from Friday to Aug. 22.

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County mulls referendum on bond for transportation projects

County mulls referendum on bond for transportation projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commissioner took a big step Thursday morning toward holding a referendum on a transportation bond.

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Plans for Hindu temple clear planning board

WEST FORSYTH — A proposal for a Hindu temple and education center in west Forsyth will shift to Forsyth County commissioners after the local planning board recommended the plan be approved.

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Library system snuffs out e-cigarettes

Library system snuffs out e-cigarettes

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Public Library board discussed two potentially contentious topics — guns and e-cigarettes — during a meeting Monday night.

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County government, school tax rates set

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission and school board signed off on their respective millage rates for 2015 during separate meetings Thursday.

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Huge crane comes down in Cumming

Huge crane comes down in Cumming

CUMMING — Has the downtown Cumming skyline looked different this week? Well, you’re not imagining things.

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