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Lady Justice sculpture unveiled outside new Forsyth courthouse

CUMMING — Forsyth County government unveiled a sculpture of lady justice during a ceremony Friday afternoon outside the new Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.

Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley, County Commission Chairman Pete Amos, Circuit Court Administrator Robin Rooks and sculptor Greg Johnson were among those who spoke during the ceremony.

According to county figures, the statue cost $118,000, with $50,000 coming from the local development authority and $68,000 from the county’s general fund reserves.

The base, including delivery, cost $14,705, which also came from the reserves.

The new courthouse, which opened in March, and the new jail on the other side of Maple Street were built along with two parking decks using $100 million from an extension of the 1-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2011.