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Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

CUMMING — Ian Davis, an eighth grader at Cornerstone School, won the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club’s 2015 essay contest. 

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Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

FORSYTH COUNTY — School counselors have to be good listeners, but they’re also so much more.

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Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from a recent armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville.

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Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

CUMMING – A massive stork hung around some Falcons at a local hospital Friday morning, celebrating a relationship that officials hope will bring both healthy babies and wins to the area.

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Blogger from Alpharetta hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

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Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

EAST FORSYTH — Amid community concern voiced during a public hearing Tuesday night, a plan to bring a fourth car dealership to a stretch of Highway 20 east of Cumming was given approval by Forsyth County’s planning board.

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Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

NORTH FORSYTH — Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

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South grad selected as freshman for UGA research program

South grad selected as freshman for UGA research program

SOUTH FORSYTH — A year ago, Alexandra Flemington was finishing up swim season and her final year of high school. Today, she is performing research at a major state university.

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Forsyth County Schools open Friday

Forsyth County Schools open Friday

Back to school.

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Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Readers shared some scenes of snow with the Forsyth County News.

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Caution urged on Forsyth area roads as snow, ice melting

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities urged caution on Forsyth County roads Thursday as the overnight snow and ice began to melt.

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School in Forsyth County canceled Thursday

School in Forsyth County canceled Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced schools will be closed Thursday due to the threat of heavy snow and ice.

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Snow falling, Forsyth braces for the worst

Snow falling, Forsyth braces for the worst

WEST FORSYTH — The third time appears to be the snowy charm for Forsyth County, just as weather forecasters have been predicting.

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New Forsyth County Courthouse remains on schedule

New Forsyth County Courthouse remains on schedule

CUMMING — With about two weeks to go, work on the new Forsyth County courthouse remains on schedule and under budget, officials say.

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Forsyth residents can take part in ARC survey on region’s future

Forsyth residents can take part in ARC survey on region’s future

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission is encouraging participation in the second phase of a three-part survey regarding metro Atlanta’s future.

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Deadline to nominate Forsyth’s top small businesses Friday

Deadline to nominate Forsyth’s top small businesses Friday

CUMMING — The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce says it’s time to recognize the big people who run small businesses.

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With winter storm looming, Forsyth County Schools closed Wednesday

With winter storm looming, Forsyth County Schools closed Wednesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced schools will be closed Wednesday due to the threat of heavy snowfall and ice.

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Crash knocks out power to about 500 in west Forsyth

Crash knocks out power to about 500 in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH – A single-vehicle wreck affected the area of Campground and Dickerson roads for several hours Tuesday.

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Winter weather makes mild return to Forsyth

Winter weather makes mild return to Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Drivers in Forsyth County seemed to freeze out travel on icy roads Tuesday morning, which law enforcement officials credited for fewer complications than last week’s winter storm.

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More snow to begin falling Wednesday afternoon

 

FORSYTH COUNTY — Big, fat flakes are forecast as the Forsyth County area could get 3 to 4 inches of snowfall between Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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Forsyth County Schools closed Tuesday

Forsyth County Schools closed Tuesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system called off school Tuesday after snow started falling in the early morning hours.

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World War II vet from Forsyth traveling to Washington

World War II vet from Forsyth traveling to Washington

FORSYTH COUNTY — Herschel Scheidt went across the United States and Europe while serving in World War II, and soon a local group is sending him on one more trip for his military service.

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Winter weather advisory issued for Tuesday in Forsyth area

Winter weather advisory issued for Tuesday in Forsyth area

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say a mix of rain and snow could make travel dangerous in a large part of north Georgia, including the Forsyth County area.

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Fire safety poster contest opens in Forsyth County

Fire safety poster contest opens in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department is holding its fifth annual Fire Safety Poster Contest for local third-graders.

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State school chief’s math answer not to Forsyth’s liking

State school chief’s math answer not to Forsyth’s liking

FORSYTH COUNTY — High schools will be able to offer either integrated or traditional/discrete math courses starting in the 2015-16 school year, a choice the Forsyth County Board of Education hoped would not come to fruition.

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North Lanier Baptist Church’s ‘A Day of Hope’ on March 7

North Lanier Baptist Church’s ‘A Day of Hope’ on March 7

CUMMING — Forsyth County residents will be able to get their oil changed, a haircut and makeover all on the same day next month. For free.

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Meeting Tuesday about state’s plan to increase use of senior centers

Meeting Tuesday about state’s plan to increase use of senior centers

GAINESVILLE — Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

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North Forsyth academic team wins third straight state championship

North Forsyth academic team wins third straight state championship

 

NORTH FORSYTH — The varsity academic team at North Forsyth High School recently won its third state championship in a row.

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Cumming asks Georgia's attorney general to reconsider review

Cumming asks Georgia's attorney general to reconsider review

CUMMING — The city of Cumming has asked the Georgia Attorney General’s Office to reconsider weighing in on two matters concerning the possible impeachment of a longtime councilman.

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West Forsyth community remembers boy’s life before tragedy

West Forsyth community remembers boy’s life before tragedy

WEST FORSYTH — It’s the little things that can bring such joy or tragedy.

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