FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — As the Forsyth County School System prepares to open this week for in-person and virtual learning, district leaders are urging the public to be tolerant of the varied opinions on what is best for students.
Forsyth County will spend additional funds for an external investigation into a Board of Commission member for skirting Open Records protocols to obtain emails and other information from another representative without their knowledge.
Forsyth Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden and Nancy Roche, chair of the Forsyth County Board of Education, laid out plans for the fall term and addressed concerns as the county is on the precipice of a school year like no other.
Forsyth Senior Living, LLC has requested a rezoning of 44 acres to build 339 total residences, including memory care beds, apartments, stacked flats and condomiiniums. Residents who live nearby spoke out strongly against the proposal.
Forsyth County is set to cash in on significant grants to help fund its courts and behavioral health systems, but talks about accepting millions in HUD dollars bogged down at the Commissioners’ July 28 work session.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Approximately 1,700 Forsyth-based small businesses could soon receive some financial support through the $2.2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Talks to divert $12 million away from the development of Denmark Park have been put on hold.
In an emotional plea to school officials, a local resident begged the Board of Education to hold fast to its decision to open schools in August.
The Forsyth County School System will be the state’s largest district offering students a choice of in-person or virtual learning next month, bucking the all-virtual trend set by most area school systems.
The Forsyth County Commission approved a request to rezone 119-acres along Ga. 9 for a mixed-use complex that calls for over 900,000-square feet of office space and 88 age-restricted homes.
Sharon Springs Park was primarily funded with a federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. Because the tag office does not serve a recreational purpose, it is in violation of the grant.
In a 200-page report obtained by the Herald, investigators suggest inconclusively that Levent could have been acting on behalf of a candidate looking to unseat District 4 County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills.
For teens populating foster care, the graduation rate is close to 50 percent, and only 6 to 8 percent of those students graduate on time.
Three residents of Jesse’s House, a Cumming-based emergency children’s shelter, have gone against the grain.
The day-long event included panel discussions among K-12 educators, college/university representatives, students, and parents from across the country.
A half-percent drop in the county’s proposed millage rate may save some homeowners a few bucks this year, but the savings may not show up on their overall tax bill if their property increased in value.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Maryanne Garrido said seeing a large mural at Halcyon inspired by her design was “unforgettable” and “out of this world.”
A decision to allow breweries and distilleries in the county’s residential industrial districts, M1, will pave the way for a new business to open its doors.
The plan outlines potential upgrades and updates to the 26-year old park off Sharon Road, which was recently expanded by the county’s land purchase of 8 additional acres.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners are set to hold a special called work session to discuss how the county will allocate millions of dollars in federal reimbursements for coronavirus-related spending.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted to draft a resolution reprimanding a commissioner or commissioners following an investigation that a board member allegedly secured information from another commissioner without their knowledge.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Advanced voting for the Aug. 11 runoff election begins next week, and voters can either cast their ballots in person or request an absentee ballot. The runoff includes two Republican races and one Democratic race.
Persistently high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases have forced the Forsyth County School System to modify in-person graduation ceremonies this month.
The draft plan for re-opening schools in Forsyth County on Aug. 6 includes random temperature checks, reconfigured classrooms, and stay at home directives for anyone with symptoms.
The future Cumming City Center now has a visual other than broken ground and construction.
The Forsyth County Planning Commission recently voted to recommend approval of a rezoning request for a large mixed-use complex near Ga. 400 and Ga. 9 that will include attached residential units, industrial space and office space.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners agreed to move forward with a sidewalk project that will run along Brannon Road and a section of Ronald Reagan Boulevard.
A survey was recently sent out to residents who have a family member with developmental disabilities to study what housing options are available in Forsyth County and what is needed.
While most have canceled annual festivities, some cities are seeking alternative means for celebrating.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Nature lovers now have more options for hiking, kayaking and volunteering.
With summer in full swing, several area cities have opened their pools to the public, but with an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, governments are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of their residents.
Kids, parents and others wanting to show support came together June 13 in the Aberdeen neighborhood to support the Black Lives Matter movement by marching along subdivision streets.
The June 9 general primary election narrowed the field for several federal and state seats representing Forsyth County, but some candidates are headed for the Aug. 11 primary runoff.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has hit the restaurant industry particularly hard, but one local restaurateur has weathered the storm better than most.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s office has requested the GBI to open an investigation into the death of Tamla Horsford.
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners received a look at potential regulations for businesses like food trucks, mobile vendors and seasonal sales.
William Powell, son of Bill and Susan who reside in South Forsyth County, received a $1,000 scholarship from Alpharetta American Legion Post 201
The Forsyth County Fire Department is hiring recruits and will accept applications through July 24. No experience is required for the entry level position.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County’s Splash Pad at Old Atlanta Park opened for the season June 5 and will operate through Sept. 7.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County property owners can now view their 2020 real property assessment online, review comparable properties and file an appeal.
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The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use-permit that will allow a local group of priests to construct a second residence on a property along Woodsong Trail in the southern part of the county.
Several government buildings reopened to residents this week and some services resumed that had been suspended by the coronavirus pandemic resumed.