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Heroin’s hold — Law ensures amnesty for 911 calls, provides overdose reversal drug

Heroin’s hold — Law ensures amnesty for 911 calls, provides overdose reversal drug

FORSYTH COUNTY — Rebekah Chambers-Samples overdosed on heroin at age 23 after being clean for a year, leaving an incurable hole in her mother’s heart.

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Forsyth County eligible for disaster relief in winter storm cleanup

Forsyth County eligible for disaster relief in winter storm cleanup

FORSYTH COUNTY — During the winter storm in February, ice and downed trees nearly brought Forsyth to a standstill. But the county is in line to get reimbursed for some of the costs associated with the arctic blast.

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Hours extended for flex shoulder lanes on Ga. 400

Hours extended for flex shoulder lanes on Ga. 400

SOUTH FORSYTH — Ga. 400 commuters can use the flex shoulder lanes for an additional hour during morning and afternoon weekday rush hours.

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Relay for Life returns with ‘Carnival of Hope’ at fairgrounds

Relay for Life returns with ‘Carnival of Hope’ at fairgrounds

CUMMING — Come one, come all to the Carnival of Hope.

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Sixth church joins homeless sustainability program in Forsyth

Sixth church joins homeless sustainability program in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The meeting starts the same every month. A prayer and a story.

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Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

OAKWOOD — For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

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Forsyth grand jury indicts Alpharetta man for chase, crash on Ga. 400

Forsyth grand jury indicts Alpharetta man for chase, crash on Ga. 400

SOUTH FORSYTH — An attempt to flee a traffic stop during rush hour on Ga. 400 this past winter has led to the driver being indicted on six counts.

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Cumming sends intake agreement to Forsyth County

Cumming sends intake agreement to Forsyth County

CUMMING — After some back and forth, it appears the city of Cumming and Forsyth County are near an accord on a potential generator for a water intake pump in Lake Lanier.

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North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County elected official has been selected to discuss issues for all of Georgia’s counties with the state.

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Two West Forsyth High school seniors named Georgia Scholars

Two West Forsyth High school seniors named Georgia Scholars

WEST FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County high school students have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars by the state Department of Education.

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2 indicted in Lanier boating crash that injured Forsyth family

FORSYTH COUNTY — An Alpharetta man and an Atlanta woman were recently indicted for their reported involvement in a May 2014 boating incident on Lake Lanier that injured a Cumming family of four, two seriously.

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Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

CUMMING — A different kind of rumbling will be coming from a local quarry Saturday as the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce holds the sixth annual Boulder Dash.

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Motorcycle safety event moved to Sunday

Motorcycle safety event moved to Sunday

CUMMING — In preparation for Motorcycle Safety Month in May, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is holding its first Motorcycle Safety Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.  The event had been scheduled for Saturday, but has been moved to Sunday because of heavy rain expected on Saturday.  

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Confederate Memorial Day service planned at church in Forsyth

Confederate Memorial Day service planned at church in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The sesquicentennial anniversary of the end of the Civil War recently passed, but one group Saturday is honoring those Southerners who paid the heaviest price.

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Earth Day event Saturday at Fowler Park

Earth Day event Saturday at Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be holding an Earth Day celebration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fowler Park.

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Some schools pull Blue Bell products

FORSYTH COUNTY — Though the Forsyth County Schools’ nutrition department does not provide any Blue Bell ice cream or frozen products involved in the voluntary recall issued this week by the Texas-based company, some cafeterias have pulled items they sell on a school-by-school basis, officials said.

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One injured in wreck

One injured in wreck

Southbound traffic on Atlanta Road near Andean Chevrolet was completely stopped for about 20 minutes just after 1:30 P.M today after a Dodge Durango left the roadway and slammed into a parked van, injuring the driver.  

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Authorities: Rash of wrecks with large trucks in Forsyth a safety reminder

Authorities: Rash of wrecks with large trucks in Forsyth a safety reminder

FORSYTH COUNTY — Public safety officials are urging motorists to use caution following three recent unrelated accidents involving large trucks over a seven-day span in Forsyth County.

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Healthy kids event Saturday at Forsyth County Family YMCA

Healthy kids event Saturday at Forsyth County Family YMCA

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Family YMCA is holding Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, part of a national event to keep children active over the summer.

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Alpharetta woman among 5 Georgia Southern students killed in crash

STATESBORO -- The Georgia Southern campus was sent reeling Wednesday after an early-morning accident took the lives of five students and left two others injured.

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State honors Chestatee Elementary as a Family-Friendly Partnership School

State honors Chestatee Elementary as a Family-Friendly Partnership School

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — A local elementary school was visited by “the boss of all schools” Monday, as the principal explained it to her students.

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Spring symphony concerts feature UNG students, faculty

Spring symphony concerts feature UNG students, faculty

CUMMING — Fans of classical music have two upcoming opportunities to hear live performances of symphony standards and newly composed material.

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Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to two grants, Northside Hospital may be able to help more local women screen for and treat breast cancer.

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Rupert Sexton resigns from Cumming City Council

Rupert Sexton resigns from Cumming City Council

CUMMING — A long-serving Cumming official who was the focus of an impeachment investigation by his fellow councilmen earlier this year after a list of city employees’ personal insurance and financial information appeared on social media has resigned.

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Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

NORTH FORSYTH — As students sat in the hallway of their elementary school Monday, a woman read a story over the intercom for “today’s entertainment.”

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Forsyth parks official finalist for Jefferson director’s post

JEFFERSON — A Forsyth County parks official is one of three finalists to become the city of Jefferson’s next parks and recreation director.

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Forsyth CASA volunteers honored at Light of Hope banquet

Forsyth CASA volunteers honored at Light of Hope banquet

FORSYTH COUNTY — Each April, one local nonprofit recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month by honoring adults who help it give voiceless children the support they need in the face of abuse and neglect.

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Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

DAHLONEGA — To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

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Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

CUMMING — Art lovers are in luck — Cumming First United Methodist Church has plenty to share over the next two weeks.

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Tornado warning in Forsyth cancelled

The tornado warning issued just after 2 P.M. today has been cancelled because the storm has continued to stay south as it moves east. 

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