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FAPD officer receives top honors at Criminal Justice Academy

Posted Thursday, April 3, 2014

Forest Acres Police Officer Alex C. Adkins was  recently awarded the coveted J. P. Strom Award for having the highest academic average in his class at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. 

Officer Adkins graduated on March 28, 2014 after completing 12 weeks of police training. He was a student in Basic Law Enforcement Class 613.

A native South Carolinian, Officer Adkins graduated in 2012 from the University of South Carolina with a BSN degree. He began work at the Forest Acres Police Department in August 2013.

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Free shorescaping workshop and demonstration

Posted Friday, March 28, 2014

Clemson Extension and Sumter Stormwater Solutions will be hosting a free shorescaping workshop and demonstration on April 29th at the Alice Boyle Garden Center. Please join us to learn how to properly “shorescape” the area around your pond or lake. A shorescape is a landscaped shoreline that uses attractive plants to protect and beautify the waterfront. A well designed shorescape uses native plants to provide a functional solution to problems such as shoreline erosion, poor water quality, invasive weeds, and wildlife management.


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City accepting bids for court / police facility renovations

Posted Friday, March 14, 2014

The City of Forest Acres is accepting bids for the renovation of office space in the Forest Acres Police Department and Municipal Court building at 5205 N Trenholm Rd.

Title: Renovation of FAPD/FAMC Project # 2014-1

 Specifications dated March 13, 2014 

Mandatory On-Site Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Closing Date and Time: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:00PM at Municipal Courtroom; 

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Fallen officer honored 40 years after death

Posted Thursday, March 6, 2014

On February 21, the City of Forest Acres and the South Carolina Department of Transportation renamed a portion of Forest Drive "Officer Richey O'Brian Finch Memorial Way" in honor of the sacrifice Officer Finch made in the line of duty.

Officer Finch was murdered during a traffic stop on Forest Drive the night of February 21, 1974. Finch, only 25 at the time of his death, is the only Forest Acres police officer to have ever been killed in the line of duty.

Over 100 friends, relatives and admirers came to witness the sign's unveiling and pay tribute to Officer Finch.

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FAPD Victim Advocate featured on WLTX for fight against cancer

Posted Friday, February 21, 2014

Frances Reynolds, the city's victim advocate, was recently featured on WLTX in a segment documenting her fight against breast cancer and the work she has done in the community to help others fighting the disease.

The segment highlights her charitable work and the role she plays increasing breast cancer awareness in the midlands.

"We're fortunate to have Frances as a part of the Forest Acres family," said City Administrator Mark Williams. "Her courageous fight against cancer serves as an inspiration, and her work in the community is something we are all extremely proud of."

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City issues RFQ for Forest Drive Corridor Study

Posted Friday, January 31, 2014

The City of Forest Acres is requesting qualifications from firms interested in conducting a corridor study of Forest Drive from Glenwood Road to I-77. The deadline to respond is Friday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to download the RFQ, or read below:


Request for Qualifications


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City Hall / Municipal Court to open 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014

City Hall will open and Municipal Court will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30.  

Sanitation employees should report at 9:00 a.m.

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City Hall Offices Closing at Noon Jan. 28, Closed Jan. 29

Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Forest Acres City Hall will close at noon on Tuesday, January 28th and remain closed Wednesday, January 29th.

In the event of inclement weather, please stay off the roads unless travel is a necessity. To report a power outage, please contact SCE&G at 1-888-333-4465.

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City Hall Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014

City Hall will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Garbage and recycling will run on the normal schedule. 

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Posted Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome to our blog!

In the future, we will use this space to post news about the city and articles of interest to residents and visitors.  We are excited about the new avenue of communication with residents that the blog represents.

Check back often for new posts. 

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