# Forsyth county
Local Girl Scout's project takes visitors on a walk through Forsyth County history, earns her high honors
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award that a Girl Scout can receive, earned by fewer than 6% of Girls Scouts each year. Clara Hamilton, a rising senior at Forsyth Central High School, recently joined this elite group after completing the new Forsyth County History Walk at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center.
Higher Forsyth County property tax assessment? Find out why it's gone up, plus get tax tips
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) As anyone looking at real estate recently knows, home prices have been on the rise. In Forsyth County, the average home price increased 21.62% in the past year.
Forsyth County splash pad reopens ahead of schedule
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) The splash pad at the Old Atlanta Road recreation center re-opened on June 21, just in time to help families beat another heat wave. It had been closed since June 6 when a faulty pump put the popular summer spot out of commission.
Winners Circle Park joins list of future Forsyth County tourist attractions, may bring more businesses and money to area
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) Another new development for Georgia’s fastest-growing county was recently announced. Winners Circle Park is a 62-acre sports campus planned to open in south Forsyth County in spring 2023. Located near the Peachtree Parkway and Brookwood Road intersection in the southern part of the county, Winners Circle could bring more than 500 new jobs to the area and an estimated 750,000 visitors each year.
Fun in FoCo: Dad day, concerts, and food festivals are among 10 things to do this weekend
Celebrate Dad at Halcyon.(Photo/Halcyon Facebook page) (Forsyth County, GA) There are plenty of things to do around Forsyth County this Father’s Day weekend, including concerts and brunch. Here’s this week’s Fun in FoCo roundup:
Forsyth County Blotter: rape, fraud, gun arrests announced by Sheriff’s Office
(Photo/Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Facebook) (Forsyth County, GA) Starting this week, NewsBreak is amping its crime coverage in Forsyth County. Each week, we’ll provide residents with an overview of arrests. Here are the arrests released by the Sheriff’s Department Monday.
Forsyth County splash pad closed for repairs
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) Families hoping to have some fun at the Old Atlanta Road Recreation Center splash pad will have to find another way to stay cool for a while. TheParks and Recreation Department announced earlier this week that the splash pad is closed effective June 6, 2022, until further notice due to unexpected repairs.
Fun in FoCo: concerts and crawfish among top 10 things to do this first weekend of June
Enjoy farm animal yoga this weekend.(Photo/Halcyon) (Forsyth County, GA) There are plenty of things to do around Forsyth County this weekend, including art exhibits and ballet. Here’s this week’s Fun in FoCo roundup:
Help stop the "summer slide" with Forsyth County Library's summer reading program
(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) Now that school is out, many Forsyth County children are enjoying the newfound freedom and laid-back schedule that come with sunny summer days. While the parks and playgrounds are packed, there’s one slide parents want their kids to avoid - the “summer slide.”
Forsyth County moms help each other during baby formula shortage
(Forsyth County, GA) Over the past two years, Forsyth County residents have had to deal with inconvenient shortages and purchase limits due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other supply chain challenges. But arguably nothing has been as stressful for parents as the current baby formula shortage.
Forsyth County residents hear new details about largest spa in North America
(Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County residents are getting a new look at the proposed mega spa to be built at exit 13 off Georgia 400. On May 17, team members representing Passport Experiences and County officials held a public participation meeting at the Old Atlanta Road Recreation Center about the Passport Springs & Spa project. Advertised as the largest spa in North America, the project will be developed on Ronald Reagan Boulevard adjacent to The Collection.
For some Forsyth County families, hybrid schools offer the best of both worlds
(Forsyth County, GA) On a sunny day that feels more like summer than early May, Dr. Melissa Shipman is smiling outside the building that will soon become the new home of Learnwell, a hybrid school serving the Forsyth County area. The school, which began in 2017, started as a way to support homeschooling families virtually with teaching tips and curriculum ideas. But in 2021, Dr. Shipman and her family took a leap of faith and opened a physical location at the Bluegrass Village office park.
Fun in FoCo: lots of outdoor activities to celebrate mom this weekend
Enjoy the opening of pool season.(Photo/Cumming Aquatic Center. (Forsyth County, GA) Have you made plans for the weekend? From fun in the water to crafts to concerts, here’s a look at some events around Forsyth County to enjoy during this Mother’s Day weekend.
Forsyth County has some of the state's best high schools, report finds
Lambert High School was the county's highest rated high school.(Photo/Forsyth County School System) (Forsyth County, GA) The annual rankings of state high schools by ‘U.S. News and World Report’ are out, and two of the county's high schools are in the top 10.
FoCo Parents: School's almost out, have you registered for summer camps?
(Forsyth County, GA) With May just around the corner, Forsyth County kids are hearing the siren song of summertime. However, along with those cherished weeks of freedom come childcare challenges for some families and struggles with boredom for others. Fortunately, there is no shortage of summer camp options in Forsyth County. These camps offer many different opportunities for summertime learning, enrichment, social interaction, and – most importantly – lots of fun. Here’s our rundown of some of the top options:
Cumming’s nearly $80 million City Center to start opening in June
Cumming's City Center gets closer to completion.(Photo/City of Cumming) (Cumming, GA) Cumming’s version of Main Street is finally coming to fruition, and doors will begin to open in the late spring.
Interactive art, trails, festivals, and more are in the works at Cumming City Center
A photo from Tuesday shows the progress of City Center.(Photo/City of Cumming) (Cumming, GA) Planners of The Cumming City Center project are giving us a look at how they intend to bring that “main-street Americana” feeling to the town.
Fun in FoCo
(Forsyth County, GA) The Easter weekend egg-citement is over. But the fun in Forsyth County continues. Here’s a look at some events happening this Earth Day and weekend:. Explorer Tots is on April 22 from 11:00 a.m to 11:45 a.m. at the Cumming Library. The event is for babies and toddlers to learn through exploration.
Forsyth County students receiving state honors for this school year
Forsyth County students receiving state honors for this school year. (Forsyth County, GA) For several Forsyth County students, it will be a very special summer. The students will attend the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program. According to the state, the program offers students the academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
Forsyth County’s newest Chick-fil-A opening soon
Work continues on the new Chick-fil-A(Photo/Kimberly Bond) (Forsyth County, GA) Chick-fil-A lovers in Forsyth County will soon have a new restaurant to visit. The Lanier Crossing location at 653 Atlanta Road in front of Hobby Lobby will close at the end of April, and the team will be moving to a brand new building just down the street next to Goodwill on Atlanta Highway.