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Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the eighth straight year, Pinecrest Academy in south Forsyth has been ranked as one of the top Catholic High Schools in the country.

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Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

FORYSTH COUNTY — The 2014 Forsyth Reads Together program culminated Tuesday night with a visit from author Lisa See.

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Forsyth names new parks director

Forsyth names new parks director

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County has hired a new director to lead its parks and recreation department.

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Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday had been reported missing Sept. 11 in Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

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Suspect ID’d in death of woman found at lake park

OAKWOOD — An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found in October.

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Council awards bid for City Park grading

Council awards bid for City Park grading

CUMMING — The Cumming City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to award the bid for grading for a new building at City Park to Jasper Grading and Pipeline.

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THE BUZZ: buzzworthy moments - Sept. 19, 2014

THE BUZZ: buzzworthy moments - Sept. 19, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

Burglary suspects caught after chase in Cumming

CUMMING — Observant neighbors are being credited for helping Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies thwart a residential burglary Wednesday afternoon.

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Man charged with public indecency on lake island

BUFORD — A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency in connection with an incident on Three Sisters Island in Lake Lanier, according to officials.

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Retired lake manager was passionate about Lanier

Retired lake manager was passionate about Lanier

GAINESVILLE — Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper’s idea to set up campground housing for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

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5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

5 arrested in south Forsyth identity and mail theft probe

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five people have been arrested on drug, fraud and other charges as the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office continues an identity and mail theft investigation that may have as many as 127 victims.

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Sharon Forks Library set to expand

Sharon Forks Library set to expand

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Public Library Board plans to pursue a $2 million state construction grant that could be used to fund a larger-than-planned expansion of the Sharon Forks branch.

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School district secure with safety measures

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County school system officials are reminding residents of safety procedures after a recent hoax at a school.

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UNG holding symposium on ethics in Forsyth

UNG holding symposium on ethics in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell School of Business is holding a symposium Friday about what it means to be ethical in business.

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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

DAWSONVILLE — A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

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Stolen truck found in lake

Stolen truck found in lake

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to have been stolen from Gwinnett County, authorities said.

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‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

‘Persons of interest’ found in vandalism of historic cemetery

NORTH FORSYTH — For many people, social media is a way to keep up with friends, but local law enforcement officials are using it to help crack cases.

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Smoke shop probe widens

CUMMING — Authorities haven’t said officially that the crimes are related, but it appears two smoke shops in Cumming were burglarized the same night as a similar business in south Forsyth.

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Processing of Lanier dock permits restarting

Processing of Lanier dock permits restarting

BUFORD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began accepting applications Tuesday for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

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THE BUZZ: Food options get healthier at local high schools

THE BUZZ: Food options get healthier at local high schools

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

GAINESVILLE -  After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

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Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

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BOE hears update on school projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education on Thursday night received updates on several construction projects in the school system.

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Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

STATESBORO — Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 19-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

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Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

GAINESVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

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GSU student from Forsyth found dead

GSU student from Forsyth found dead

STATESBORO — An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment and was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.

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Automotive program recognized nationally

Automotive program recognized nationally

Forsyth Central High School’s automotive technology program has received national recognition.

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Domestic violence focus of forum

The community is invited to attend a forum where information about the impacts of domestic violence will be shared.

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Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Drew Henderson, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, has been chosen by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic as the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year.

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Schools tout healthy meals

The Forsyth County Board of Education focused on school meals during a work session Thursday.

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Termination of deputy upheld by board

The Forsyth County Civil Service Board has upheld the termination of a law enforcement officer with more than 30 years of experience.

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Board approves shelter fees

Board approves shelter fees

Fees that will soon be implemented at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter were signed off on by the board of commissioners Tuesday.

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Public safety employees honored

Public safety employees honored

Employees and managers at Billy Howell Ford Lincoln spent part of 9/11 showing their appreciation for local public safety employees, both by providing a lunch at the dealership and delivering food to on duty emergency workers.   This was the third annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at the dealersho

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Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

FORSYTH COUNTY — A martyr is someone who is willing to — and does — die for a cause.

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KFCB honors volunteers

KFCB honors volunteers


A local environmental awareness organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Tuesday night during an annual awards dinner.

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Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

CUMMING — After spending 35 years on Atlanta TV warning viewers what not to do in a storm, retired meteorologist and Forsyth County resident Ken Cook had a chance to put his own advice into practice during a recent thunderstorm.

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Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

The Cumming Police Department is asking residents  to help identify a man in connection with a credit card fraud case, according to an email from the department.

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Family business enjoys giving back to community

Family business enjoys giving back to community

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the owners of a west Forsyth restaurant and brew pub, it’s all about family and community.

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Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

FORSYTH COUNTY — A suspect in local burglary ring that authorities busted this summer has reportedly found additional trouble in another state — for popping a balloon.

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Revised plan for Lanierland Park approved

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board voted 3-0 on Tuesday night to approve a revised master plan for Lanierland Park.

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BOC revisits transportation bond referendum

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission continued its ongoing discussions about funding methods, including future 1-cent sales tax money, for a potential transportation bond Tuesday.

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THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Smoke shop burglary likely part of metro Atlanta crime spree

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent burglary in Forsyth County may be the handiwork of a crew that has struck numerous similar businesses across the metro Atlanta area.

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Ceremony remembers 9/11

Ceremony remembers 9/11

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County emergency services personnel held a short ceremony Thursday morning to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Courthouse shooting video released

Video surveillance footage of the June 6 shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse was recently made available.

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Concert in the Park on Sunday at Fowler

SOUTH FORSYTH — Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will offer a free community concert this weekend.

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County receives bond rating boost

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth officials recently learned that Standard & Poor’s had upgraded the county’s bond rating to the highest possible level.

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School hailed for healthy habits

School hailed for healthy habits

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth school continues to earn accolades for its focus on healthy habits.

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Red Door Festival returns Saturday

Red Door Festival returns Saturday

CUMMING— The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will hold its annual Red Door Festival on Saturday, an effort that supports its ministries but also engages the community.

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Chamber golf tourney approaching

Chamber golf tourney approaching

FORSYTH COUNTY — Get ready to enjoy some networking on the greens.

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