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Public hearings set for new jail
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth County will hold two public hearings this month about its plans to build a new detention center.

The details and designs will be presented at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 26 in the conference room at the sheriff's office, 101 E. Main St. in Cumming.

County Manager Rhonda O'Connor and jail architects Pieper O'Brien Herr will be on hand to field residents' questions.

On Nov. 4, voters will decide whether they want to pay for a new jail through a $75 million bond referendum.

The current plan calls for the proposed detention center to be built on 33 acres the county owns off Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

The proposed facility could house up to 480 inmates, with the ability to expand if needed.