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Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

Inmate who escaped indicted on previous charges

CUMMING — An escaped inmate who turned himself back in after nearly 48 hours of freedom last month has been indicted on the charges for which he was initially detained.

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Wreck on Hwy. 20 in east Forsyth involved a boat

EAST FORSYTH — A two-vehicle accident involving a sports utility vehicle towing a boat left both drivers with minor injuries about 10 a.m. Monday, according to Georgia State Patrol officer Michael Tennant.

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Que’n wraps up fourth — and perhaps final — year in Cumming

Que’n wraps up fourth — and perhaps final — year in Cumming

CUMMING — The head of the National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming said that this was the event’s best year, but it could also be the last at its current location.

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Forsyth businesses brace for Thanksgiving rush

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanksgiving can be a busy day for families with travel, get-togethers and cooking. And for local food businesses, the holiday is one of their busiest days of the year.

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Investigation ongoing into body found in Lake Lanier at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — Results from an autopsy on the body of a man that was found Monday morning on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park are expected Wednesday, authorities said.

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Pedestrian struck by car expected to survive

SOUTH FORSYTH — A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle in south Forsyth Monday night will survive his injuries, authorities have determined.

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Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

Driver indicted in crash that killed North Forsyth student

NORTH FORSYTH — A grand jury has indicted a former North Forsyth High student on several counts, including first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, for a single-vehicle wreck that killed a classmate this spring.

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Partners helping military families in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Military families and veterans commonly face financial issues during deployment and when returning to civilian life, but one partnership is hoping to keep them warm in what is predicted to be a cold winter.

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No ID yet on body found in Lake Lanier at Mary Alice Park

No ID yet on body found in Lake Lanier at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — The body of a man was found Monday morning on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park, authorities said.

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Pedestrian hit by car in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — An accident in south Forsyth involving a pedestrian and one vehicle closed Atlanta Highway (Hwy. 9) at Strickland Road on Monday night.

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 Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

Two Gainesville men found with 7 pounds of marijuana

GAINESVILLE - Two Gainesville men accused of carrying 7 pounds of marijuana totaling $14,000 were arrested Friday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dawsonville man killed in weekend shooting

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities continue to investigate a shooting Saturday that killed a popular coach and father off Dawson Forest Road in southern Dawson County.

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Body found in Lake Lanier at Mary Alice Park

Body found in Lake Lanier at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — The body of a man has been found on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park, authorities confirmed.

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Forsyth County reviewing plans for lake park sites

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is moving forward with talks on the future of five park sites along Lake Lanier to which they secured access in 2012.

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Riverwatch first with No Place for Hate designation

Riverwatch first with No Place for Hate designation

SOUTH FORSYTH — Middle school can be rough.

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Lanier Tech nominates 16 for GOAL Award

Lanier Tech nominates 16 for GOAL Award

OAKWOOD — Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.

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95 percent of Forsyth property taxes in

95 percent of Forsyth property taxes in

FORSYTH COUNTY — Nearly a week after the deadline to pay property taxes passed, Forsyth County’s tax commissioner said he was pleased with how the process has gone this year.

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Routes redesignated in downtown Cumming

Routes redesignated in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — Traveling through downtown Cumming may soon become less confusing for those drivers trying to follow Hwys. 9 and 20.

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State official hails Cumming Elementary as family friendly

State official hails Cumming Elementary as family friendly

CUMMING — Cumming Elementary has received its share of awards and recognition, but when the entire school gathered in the cafeteria Friday afternoon to accept its Family-Friendly Partnership School Award, the kids “oohed and ahhed” and clapped for Georgia’s superintendent of schools.

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Forsyth commission OKs several rezonings

FORSYTH COUNTY — During its meeting Thursday night, the Forsyth County commission approved the following rezonings:

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Pregnancy center in Cumming gets new ultrasound machine

Pregnancy center in Cumming gets new ultrasound machine

CUMMING — A pregnancy crisis center in Forsyth County recently received a new machine to enhance the capabilities of its mission.

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North Forsyth High academic team wins region

North Forsyth High academic team wins region

NORTH FORSYTH — They’re headed to state.

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Planners approve large subdivision in north Forsyth

NORTH FORYSTH — Two proposed subdivisions, one totaling 300 homes, in north Forsyth are a step closer after clearing the county’s planning board Tuesday night.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office gets HEAT grant

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $38,900 grant to develop and implement strategies to reduce highway crashes

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Principals for a day learn what goes into administration

Principals for a day learn what goes into administration

NORTH FORSYTH — Although she works with adults to help them get GEDs, a Forsyth County woman learned the ins and outs of a public school’s administrative job when she became a principal for a day.

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Turkey Day race set for Fowler Park

Turkey Day race set for Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — Don’t let the sleepy-sounding name fool you. While families stay warm indoors and kitchens heat up with turkey and stuffing, about 1,500 people in Forsyth County will be working up an appetite on Thanksgiving by running for a cause.

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Cumming council closing in on 2015 budget

Cumming council closing in on 2015 budget

CUMMING — No one spoke Tuesday night as the City Council held a hearing on Cumming’s proposed budget for 2015.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Nov. 21, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Nov. 21, 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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Foundation honors Forsyth couple for philanthropy

Foundation honors Forsyth couple for philanthropy

GAINESVILLE — Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

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Forsyth Fire Department: Stay warm safely this season

FORSYTH COUNTY — With some of the coldest air since last winter sweeping across the Forsyth County area to this week, public safety officials were reminding residents to take precautions as they stay warm.

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