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Gainesville store pulls Sam Adams from shelves until after Super Bowl

There's a hole in Viral Chhadua's beer display in the back coolers of the Gainesville Exxon on Browns Bridge Road.

January 27, 2017 | Gainesville Times | LOCAL

Registration open for Forsyth County Citizen’s Fire Academy

Locals interested in getting involved with the Forsyth County Fire Department will soon have a chance.

January 27, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Longtime Forsyth County community activist honored with inaugural award

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Winners of more than 240 reader's choice categories were honored at the Forsyth County News' first-ever Best Of Red Carpet Event Wednesday night, but two people went home with an award different than the rest.

January 26, 2017 | Newsroom Staff | LOCAL

Sawnee EMC to give back $9.9 million to customers

Longtime Sawnee EMC customers could see some money.

January 26, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Georgia attorney general appointed to committee to fight sex trafficking

Combatting human sex trafficking is on the top of the to-do list for Georgia's newest attorney general, who recently was appointed to a nationwide committee on the subject.

January 26, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Dawson teen missing, last seen Jan. 13

DAWSON COUNTY – The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO or "be on the lookout" for 15-year-old Mallory Roxanne Padgett, who was last seen at her residence in Dawsonville last week.

January 24, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Boling Bridge in north Forysth reduced to one lane overnight Tuesday

NORTH FORSYTH – Single lane closures will be ongoing Tuesday and Wednesday in north Forsyth to allow construction crews to build a second supportive concrete footing on Boling Bridge.

January 23, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Severe weather: Georgia governor expands state of emergency

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):

January 23, 2017 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Forsyth County under wind advisory until 7 p.m. Monday

CUMMING – A wind advisory is in effect in Forsyth County and much of north and central Georgia until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, according to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook.

January 23, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Study: Cumming second best place in country for retirees

A new study has named Cumming as one of the best cities for retirees.

January 22, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

January 22, 2017 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Forsyth family travels to Trump’s inauguration in D.C.

While millions of televisions tuned in to see Donald Trump take his oath to become the 45th president of the United States, the O'Neal family from south Forsyth also watched a screen. But theirs was different. If they looked close enough, behind the monitor they could actually see Trump.

January 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Forsyth GOP members attend Trump's inauguration

As the world welcomed President Donald Trump to his new position, some Forsyth County Republicans were in attendance.

January 22, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

College scholarships available through Cumming veterans group

CUMMING -- High school students in Forsyth County can apply for college scholarships through the Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

January 21, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

SAFFT of Forsyth County appoints new executive director

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A local non-profit tasked with helping adoptions and foster families has a new leader.

January 21, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

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North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

HALL COUNTY - A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school ...

March 29, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Forsyth County ranked healthiest in Georgia for fifth consecutive year

For the fifth year, Forsyth County has been ranked healthiest county in Georgia.

March 29, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

State GOP Chair hopefuls speak to Forsyth Couty Tea Party

A local political group heard from two candidates for chairman of the Georgia Republican Party this week.

March 29, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Forsyth County Master Gardeners to host plant sale at Fairgrounds

CUMMING -- With spring finally here, it's time to get gardens ready.

March 29, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Fire Station 6 marks grand opening with traditional ceremony in south Forsyth

Cheers erupted from county commissioners, local officials and attendees at Forsyth County Fire Station 6's hose uncoupling ceremony Monday afternoon.

March 29, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | LOCAL

Gainesville mall up for sale in auction

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is on the auction block this week.

March 28, 2017 | FCN Regional Staff | LOCAL

Local veteran helping military families become entrepreneurs

Dave Lineberry has run his fair share of small businesses, but it wasn't until his last venture went belly-up that he realized he wanted ...

March 28, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | LOCAL

Climbing tower to open at Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Starting next month, visitors will have a new way to climb Sawnee Mountain.

March 28, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Issues continue for ‘orphan pond’ on Fairview Drive

A so-called "orphan pond" between two Forsyth County neighborhoods will get a closer look from Forsyth County's attorney.

March 28, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Tennessee River probable topic at annual Lake Lanier Association meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 24, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Sharon Springs cityhood debated among Forsyth County officials

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A proposed city in south Forsyth has local officials on all sides of the issue.

March 24, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Sharon Forks expansion under way

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Construction crews are making progress at the Sharon Forks Library, which is currently undergoing an expansion.

March 23, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | LOCAL

CDC: Suicide increasing, especially in non-metro areas

CUMMING -- Kristen Vaughan thinks about her nephew, Samuel Barrow Jr., every day.

March 23, 2017 | Isabel Hughes | LOCAL

Tax company to host food drive in Forsyth County

CUMMING -- A local tax preparation company has a unique way to save on tax costs.

March 23, 2017 | Kelly Whitmire | LOCAL

Storm downs tree on Big Creek Greenway

SOUTH FORSYTH – Two portions of the Big Creek Greenway are temporarily closed due to damage from the storm that passed through Forsyth County and north ...

March 22, 2017 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

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