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95 percent of Forsyth property taxes in

95 percent of Forsyth property taxes in

FORSYTH COUNTY — Nearly a week after the deadline to pay property taxes passed, Forsyth County’s tax commissioner said he was pleased with how the process has gone this year.

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$60M bond issue OK’d for Forsyth water department

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth commission has approved proceeding with a $60 million bond issue for the county’s water and sewer department to fund capital improvement projects over the next five years.

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Parking crunch continues in downtown Cumming

Parking crunch continues in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — The parking situation in downtown Cumming likely will get a little worse before it gets a lot better.

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Forsyth adopts budget for 2015

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth commission on Thursday night gave final approval to the county’s 2015 operating budget.

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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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