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Possible drowning reported on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — A possible drowning Monday night was the second incident of the day to mar the end of the holiday weekend on Lake Lanier.

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Day of Caring returns on Friday

Day of Caring returns on Friday

FORSYTH COUNTY — United Way of Forsyth County staff members are readying for the 2014 Day of Caring and campaign kickoff Friday.

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28 years apart, son and dad hike AT

28 years apart, son and dad hike AT

FORSYTH COUNTY — Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing his father talk about adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

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Language immersion charter school OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — A language immersion charter school that was first slated for south Forsyth received approval from the state charter school commission earlier this week.

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Half-marathon on its way to Forsyth

Half-marathon on its way to Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — A popular Atlanta half-marathon is moving to Forsyth County this fall.

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County weighs limit on rezonings in some districts

FORSYTH COUNTY — Residents of south Forsyth may soon see fewer rezoning requests for residential land development projects brought to the Forsyth County commission.

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Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 150 people from several nearby counties came to Forsyth on Thursday for the monthly meeting of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

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Sewer spill cleaned up

EAST FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill last week in an east Forsyth subdivision.

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Holiday race raises funds for autism

Holiday race raises funds for autism

FORSYTH COUNTY — North Georgia runners will lace up their running shoes Monday for the third annual Labor Day Run for Autism.

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Fourth part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

Fourth part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this fourth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, two amazing Bibles are featured — The 1561-62 Geneva Bible First Folio Edition and the 1565 Greek First Major Edition New Testament by Theodore Beza.

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Crowds flock to Costco

Crowds flock to Costco

CUMMING — Costco opened its newest location Friday in Cumming.

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Dock permit process begins again Sept. 16

BUFORD — The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

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Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing at rally

DAWSONVILLE — A Dawson County Sheriff’s officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

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

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Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the beating death of a recent South Forsyth High School graduate who was attending Georgia Southern University.

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Authorities urge caution over Labor Day weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY ­-- Forsyth County and state emergency services personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun — but safe — Labor Day weekend.

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Rodeo begins at Cumming Fairgrounds

Rodeo begins at Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING -- Get ready for a roping and wrangling good time this weekend as the International Professional Rodeo Association, or IPRA, presents a World Championship Rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ covered arena.

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Projects for road bond referendum set

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

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Business Expo engages

Business Expo engages

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Nearly 60 businesses took part in the 2014 Business Expo on Wednesday at Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

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New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Less than a week after approving new hours for greenspace parks, Forsyth County commissioners readjusted them.

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Panduit marks milestone

Panduit marks milestone

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local manufacturing company recently celebrated a major milestone.

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Business Expo at conference center

Business Expo at conference center

FORSYTH COUNTY — The public is invited to check out the local business community from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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Costco opening on Friday

Costco opening on Friday

CUMMING — A long-awaited retailer will be opening its doors this week. 

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Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

CUMMING — Otwell Middle School celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday.

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THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth high schools

THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth 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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Judge rules in favor of AG in open meetings suit

CUMMING — A judge has found in favor of Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens in an open meetings dispute involving Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt.

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Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

CUMMING — Sprouts Farmers Market confirmed last week that the opening of a Cumming location is on track for early next year.

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Fall lawn, landscape lecture series near

FORSYTH COUNTY — Wondering what to do with your lawn as we head into the cooler fall months?

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North FFA officers attend conference

North FFA officers attend conference

NORTH FORSYTH — Six North Forsyth High School students were among the 250 officers representing thirty-seven FFA chapters from across Georgia who attended the 2014 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference.

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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site for subdivision OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s only airport may have been sealed Thursday night when county commissioners approved the rezoning of that site to allow for construction of a subdivision.

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New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

CUMMING — The Forsyth County commission chose a local firm to provide most of the furnishings and office supplies for the new courthouse and detention center in downtown Cumming.

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Ex-sheriff’s deputy fights to regain job

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Civil Service Board is weighing the case of a former local sheriff’s deputy who was fired earlier this summer during investigation of a fraudulent legal practices case.

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Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

CUMMING — Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy J. Mills will face an ethics hearing in regards to two issues raised in a resident’s complaint earlier this summer, although the review board found there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward on other points.

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Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this third installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, readers will remember back to our first week when the Matthews Bible was profiled.

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South senior tapped for leadership program

South senior tapped for leadership program

SOUTH FORSYTH — Brandt Hansen, a senior at South Forsyth High School, was one of 32 students from around the county selected to participate in the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Nashville Economics for Leaders program conducted last month at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

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ALDI arriving next month

ALDI arriving next month

EAST FORSYTH — ALDI is scheduled to open Sept. 4 at 1760 Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) near Trammel Road in eastern Forsyth County.

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Years in the making, animal shelter opens

Years in the making, animal shelter opens

NORTH FORSYTH — Local leaders joined with animal rescue groups Friday to celebrate the opening of Forsyth County’s new animal shelter.

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Third drug summit draws large crowd

Third drug summit draws large crowd

FORSYTH COUNTY — Standing in front of a crowd of more than 300, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills referenced some startling numbers to kick off a drug summit Tuesday night.

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Sewer spill reported in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill earlier this week in a southwest Forsyth subdivision.

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Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

CUMMING — Authorities say a 42-year-old Lawrenceville man died Thursday night when the scooter he was riding collided with a pickup truck at one of Forsyth County’s busiest intersections.

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Stop-work order at Lake Alice upheld

CUMMING — The Cumming Zoning Board of Appeals has upheld a city employee’s decision to place a stop-work order on Lake Alice remediation efforts earlier this summer.

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Rave reviews for state swim meet at aquatic center

Rave reviews for state swim meet at aquatic center

CUMMING — The Cumming Aquatic Center is drawing praise for playing host to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Swim Meet.

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Beer, music on tap at festival

Beer, music on tap at festival

DAWSONVILLE — Beer, wine and bands with the names such as Twisted Whiskey and Southern Accent will pour into Dawsonville for a festival this weekend.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

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

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New fire trucks improve fleet’s efficiency

New fire trucks improve fleet’s efficiency

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department added three new engines to its fleet this week, completing a changeover that officials said has been 10 years in the making. 

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13 businesses in Cumming cited for selling alcohol to minors

CUMMING — Thirteen of the 44 businesses checked during a sweep Wednesday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Cumming Police Department sold alcohol to someone younger than 21.

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Greenspace park hours being adjusted

Greenspace park hours being adjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners have signed off on a move that will better define park hours.

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State school chief honors three from South

State school chief honors three from South

ATLANTA — Three DECA marketing club members from South Forsyth High School were recently honored by State School Superintendent John Barge.

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Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

CUMMING — Lou Sobh Honda held a grand opening event Aug. 13 at the dealership on Buford Road.

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THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

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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