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Partnership enhances computer science curriculum for Forsyth schools

Partnership enhances computer science curriculum for Forsyth schools

FORSYTH COUNTY — Science and math initiatives and robotics programs may have skyrocketed in Forsyth County, but many in the school district want to explore additional avenues for drawing more students into computer science and coding.

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Several Forsyth County graduating seniors to attend military service academies

FORSYTH COUNTY — Several high school seniors who are preparing to graduate this week are set to attend a United States military academy for their post-secondary education.

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Lambert student wins race relations award

Lambert student wins race relations award

SOUTH FORSYTH — Angelique Edwards, who is set to graduate this week from Lambert High School, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations.

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Dawson taps two from Forsyth as principals

Dawson taps two from Forsyth as principals

DAWSONVILLE — The Dawson County school system has reached into neighboring Forsyth to find the new principals for its two middle schools.

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Designs completed for North, South Forsyth high schools

Designs completed for North, South Forsyth high schools

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County students, teachers and parents have been hearing of upcoming construction projects at schools throughout the county, and now they can see the final renderings for how their schools will look once completed.

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Private school in south Forsyth wants to relocate

Private school in south Forsyth wants to relocate

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local private parochial school is looking to move locations in south Forsyth, though the county’s planning board has aired concerns about the potential new site’s acreage and the character of the surrounding development during its Tuesday work session.

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Family moves into new Habitat home in north Forsyth

Family moves into new Habitat home in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia recently held a dedication ceremony for the Henry family, whose new home is on Leigh Lane in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Body found in Chattahoochee River identified

The body of a man who apparently drowned in the Chattahoochee River Saturday has been identified, according to a report by local authorities.

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DNR: Person dies on Chattahoochee River in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The holiday weekend was marred by tragedy Saturday, as the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reported that one person was killed in a boating incident.

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Busy season ahead for Cumming Dance Academy

Busy season ahead for Cumming Dance Academy

CUMMING — Cumming Dance Academy is wrapping up its 11th season with a week of end-of-year performances that will lead into a busy summer of classes, camps and intensives.

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Input sought in Forsyth on provisional enrollment policy change

Input sought in Forsyth on provisional enrollment policy change

FORSYTH COUNTY — A revision to school district policy that would allow provisional enrollment for students awaiting verification of immunizations and health screenings was presented Thursday to the Forsyth County Board of Education.

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Forsyth County school system bids farewell to retirees

Forsyth County school system bids farewell to retirees

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Schools said goodbye to nearly 100 employees Thursday night during its annual retirement luncheon.

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South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Forsyth County was quite a bit different in 1990, when its population was about 44,000, there were two high schools and — until May of that year — just one Rotary Club.

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Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

EAST FORSYTH — A group of residents concerned about the future of the Highway 20 between Cumming and the Chattahoochee River held its first meeting Wednesday night.

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South Middle School set to test robots under water at YMCA

SOUTH FORSYTH — Many schools field robotics teams to supplement their STEM programs, but some middle schools in Forsyth County are taking the competition arena a step further.

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Forsyth BOE learning from online portal survey

Forsyth BOE learning from online portal survey

FORSYTH COUNTY — Summer kicks off this weekend, but the Forsyth County Board of Education was recently reminded of winter weather and online learning.

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Memorial Day ceremony in Cumming recalls sacrifice

Memorial Day ceremony in Cumming recalls sacrifice

CUMMING — The keynote speaker at Cumming’s annual Memorial Day observance reminded the gathering Friday that the holiday is a celebration of those “true heroes who answered the call when their country needed them.”

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Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — A dining landmark in Cumming is set to close its doors on Sunday, but have no fear, loyal patrons. Dairy Queen will reopen after only a couple weeks, looking shiny and new and just in time for a refreshing summer. If you can’t do without, maybe stock up on Blizzards in the meantime.

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Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

Forsyth County high school graduations begin Saturday

FORSYTH COUNTY — Tassels will be turned en masse throughout the next few days as Forsyth County’s five public high schools are set to graduate their class of 2015.

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Cumming welcomes new city councilman

Cumming welcomes new city councilman

CUMMING — Doug Sorrells became the first new member on the Cumming City Council in more than 20 years when he was sworn in Tuesday night.

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New high school in southwest Forsyth named

New high school in southwest Forsyth named

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s sixth high school officially has a name: Dr. Leila Denmark High School.

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North Georgia’s MBA program returning to Cumming City Hall

North Georgia’s MBA program returning to Cumming City Hall

CUMMING — The Cumming City Council on Tuesday night discussed the return of a popular master’s of business administration program to its former location.

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Missing boy, 13, from north Forsyth found

NORTH FORSYTH – Forsyth County deputies have safely located the 13-year-old boy they were searching for Thursday morning.

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Deputies searching for missing 13-year-old boy from north Forsyth

Deputies searching for missing 13-year-old boy from north Forsyth

Forsyth County deputies are currently searching for 13-year-old Willow Hough. He is 5-foot-8-inches, 120 pounds, with dark blonde hair and blue eyes.

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Ground broken on two new schools in southwest Forsyth

Ground broken on two new schools in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — The first shovels hit the dirt for two new schools this week as the Forsyth County Board of Education held groundbreaking ceremonies at both sites.

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Field set at four in race for Forsyth state House seat

FORSYTH COUNTY — All of the four announced candidates for District 24 seat in the state House of Representatives have officially qualified for the June 16 election.

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Liberty Middle band director takes 68 pies to face, plays concert on roof

Liberty Middle band director takes 68 pies to face, plays concert on roof

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — Students in the Liberty Middle School band rocked their way to meeting a fundraising goal, and the prize was pie.

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Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

NORTH FORSYTH — The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

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Cumming to mark Memorial Day on Friday

Cumming to mark Memorial Day on Friday

CUMMING — The city of Cumming’s annual Memorial Day Ceremonies are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Veterans War Memorial.

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Zoning appeals board backs decision on Hindu temple in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — The effort to establish a Hindu temple in west Forsyth cleared another hurdle Monday night as the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled the proposed building would be used for religious services rather than educational purposes.

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