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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A plan outlining a new phase of upgrades at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve was not received with open arms by the Forsyth County Commission at its Nov. 24 work session. While commissioners did not completely dismiss the proposed master plan, there was a consensus to redra…

The county expects a 4.7 increase in real and personal property tax revenue to $63.8 million, and a near 2 percent rise in ad valorem income.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department was recently named the Agency of the Year by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. The award was presented to the county’s department at the GRPA awards banquet Oct. 7, and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners r…

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A deputy responded when two students got into a fight at North Forsyth High School on Nov. 9.  The deputy was not able to determine who the primary aggressor was, and the incident was handled at the school level, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

CUMMING, Ga. — Deputies were dispatched to the Brookstone Heights apartments Oct. 28 following reports of someone breaking into vehicles. While searching for a suspect, authorities found Quintin Jamale Lawton sitting in a car near the pool house along Bronze Oak Way, according to sheriff’s o…

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A dispute over yard trash fueled an argument between neighbors, which ended with one man’s arrest.Deputies responded to the altercation along Fairlane Trail on Oct. 28 after neighbors reported that the tensions escalated to threats of violence.According to reports from the…

A zoning amendment approved by the Forsyth County Commission at its Oct. 22 meeting will pave the way for Chick-Fil-A at Halcyon, the 135-acre mixed use development off McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County officials are considering eliminating some of the provisions it has allowed under its COVID-19 pandemic resolution. The Board of Commissioners began talks Oct. 8 to determine which allowances under the emergency declaration could soon end.