GAINEVILLE - The new Forsyth County Animal Shelter is slated to open in late <br />
August with a ribbon cutting ceremony, with a specific date and time to be announced. <br />
"Certainly the scope of this project is quite large," said Animal Shelter Manager Chris Peninger. "In addition to completing construction and getting the facility ready for the animals, we are also in the process of hiring and training shelter staff."<br />
The new animal shelter, which is located just off of Georgia 400 on County Way in northern Forsyth County, will be operated by county staff. It will replace the current arrangement in which the county contracts out shelter operations.<br />
Construction of the approximately 13,700-square foot facility was funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VII program approved by voters in 2011.
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.