By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Sculpture moved into place outside new Forsyth County Courthouse

CUMMING — Forsyth County government plans to unveil its sculpture of lady justice during a ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday outside the new Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.

In preparation for the event, crews on Wednesday moved the sculpture into place.

To do so required law enforcement to close the road between the new and old courthouses for several hours.

The backup caused delays as traffic was rerouted around the square.

Once it was set atop its pedestal, local sculptor Gregory Johnson wrapped the statue in black cloth to preserve the surprise.

The new courthouse, which opened in March, and the new jail, which opened in September, sit across Maple Street from each other.

The facilities and two parking decks were built using $100 million from an extension of the 1-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2011.