Students participate in a program at South Forsyth High School for students with special needs. John Arant, special education teacher, or as he prefers, "Educator of Exceptional Students," coordinated the program. Eighteen students prepared storyboards and PowerPoint presentations consisting of pictures and details about what they like most. Parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, student aids, friends, and Optimist Club members attended the program and encouraged the students.
Publish15, Georgia’s first annual publishing convention, will be held on June 13 and 14, 2015, at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming, Georgia. Publish15 is a publishing convention for writers, authors, poets, and anyone considering writing a book. Over the two-day event, writers can pitch their book to a literary agent, learn from industry experts. There will be 20 different workshops on publishing. You can meet with publishers, see demonstrations, and win prizes.
Advance Voting for the June 16 Special Election to fill the vacancy in Georgia House District 24 and Cumming City Council Post 1 will begin May 26 and will run through June 12. These Special Elections only affect voters in Georgia House District 24 and the city of Cumming. In Forsyth County, Georgia House District 24 encompasses portions of the Coal Mountain precinct, portions of the Cumming precinct, portions of the Midway precinct, portions of the Heardsville precinct, portions of the Otwell precinct and portions of the Polo precinct. Only those voters who reside in Georgia House District 24 are eligible to vote to fill the House District vacancy.
It is a perfect place to cool off this summer. Daily admission is $2 per person for one year olds and up. Annual individual passes are $30 and annual family passes are $60. Starting Saturday, May 23, 2015 the hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. On Mondays, the spray pad is closed for maintenance and private rentals.
Old Atlanta Park is located at 810 Nichols Road at the intersection of Nichols Road and Old Atlanta Road across from Lambert High School. The park also features a natural playground, a tot-lot for age six and under, two pavilions, a 1-mile walking trail, and a recreation center.
The Forsyth County Fire Department is pleased to announce the winners and runners up for the department's 2015 Fire Safety Poster Contest for Forsyth County third grade students.
In a ceremony held Friday, May 1, officials interred and sealed the time capsule in the new Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming. The sealed time capsule was ceremoniously placed behind the courthouse's cornerstone, located on the front of the building. The ceremony also included recognition of the county's five Rotary Clubs for their donation of six granite benches outside the entrance to the new courthouse.