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Bank robbery suspect caught along Ga. 400

Bank robbery suspect caught along Ga. 400

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Texas man believed to have robbed the Chase bank on Buford Highway from a drive-through lane a week ago.

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Coach suspended after relationship with teen swimmer

CUMMING — A local youth coach has been suspended after apologizing to parents for having had a relationship with a 17-year-old swimmer several years earlier.

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Schools begin CRCT testing today

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests begin today for the Forsyth County school system.

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Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

CUMMING — As he transitions toward his retirement from Forsyth County Schools, Superintendent Buster Evans visited local Rotarians Tuesday morning to talk about the growth of the school system — both in population and achievement — since he took the helm in 2008.

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Rain shifts, but can’t dampen tax rally

Rain shifts, but can’t dampen tax rally

CUMMING — Members of the Forsyth County Tea Party Patriot Alliance gathered at the Cumming Fairgrounds covered arena Monday night for a Tax Day rally.

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Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

CUMMING — Get ready to “rock” and roll at an annual race fundraiser.

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Novelist to speak at library program Thursday

CUMMING -- A New York Times bestselling novelist will spend an evening with Forsyth County residents.

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Hepler resigns as West Forsyth football coach


Tax Day Rally shifts to fairgrounds

Tax Day Rally shifts to fairgrounds

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance Tax Day Rally tonight is being moved from the Forsyth County Courthouse to the Cumming Fairgrounds due to the threat of inclement weather.

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Ex-deputy eyes options after release

Forsyth County - Robine M. Riffle is looking into next steps after the Forsyth County Civil Service Board denied her appeal to be reinstated with the county’s sheriff’s office.

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CASA honors workers

CASA honors workers

The more than 200 candles illuminating the stage were the perfect symbol for the CASA Light of Hope Ceremony.

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Appeal by former officers denied

FORSYTH COUNTY — A group of former Forsyth County law enforcement officers was informed this week that their request for help from the U.S. Equal Employment Commission has been denied.

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Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

SOUTH FORSYTH — To raise money for the March of Dimes, Settles Bridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Mark Graves and teacher Amy Hockenberry placed a friendly wager.

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Deal backs cannabis effort

A Forsyth County mom is “cautiously excited” about new measures that Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting regarding the use of cannabis oil for epileptic disorders.

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School bond referendum on ballot

Forsyth County - As voters line up for local and state primary elections May 20, the Forsyth County School System is hopeful they will also pay attention to the bond referendum that will appear on the ballot.

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Tax Day Rally at courthouse Monday

CUMMING — Bob Frey hopes hundreds of people will cover the courthouse steps Monday during the Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance Tax Day Rally.

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Concert, tourney benefit RAINN

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School freshman and some of her friends are hoping to raise awareness of child sexual abuse through two events in support of RAINN.

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Greenway extension to Kelly Mill starts

Greenway extension to Kelly Mill starts

FORSYTH COUNTY — Construction of the fourth phase of the Big Creek Greenway recently began.

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BOC wants sign on county site removed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A large billboard that has stood on county-owned property at Mullinax Road and Hwy. 9 for about 20 years must come down, the Forsyth County commission has decided.

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Aeronautic design competition this weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY — College students from as far away as India, Bangladesh and Egypt will be spending this weekend in Forsyth County.

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School system closing in on facilities plan

CUMMING — The Forsyth County school system’s proposed six-year-facilities plan cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, receiving approval from a four-member review team of visiting officials.

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Taste of Forsyth set for April 19 at fairgrounds

Taste of Forsyth set for April 19 at fairgrounds

CUMMING — Cumming Fairgrounds leaders are hoping the public will work up a big appetite over the week or so. 

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South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School teacher has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year award in Georgia.

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FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

CUMMING — A member of the Forsyth County News’ award-winning advertising team took top honors at a recent Georgia Press Association event.

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Chase Bank on Buford Highway robbed

Chase Bank on Buford Highway robbed

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that reportedly occurred about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chase Bank on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) at Trammel Road.

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Assistant principal on leave after arrest

Assistant principal on leave after arrest

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Matt Elementary School assistant principal is out on bond after being arrested on charges of violating the controlled substance act.

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South Forsyth man awarded damages in ‘Do Not Call’ case

CUMMING — A south Forsyth resident was awarded $5,000 on Monday after a judge ruled that a local business had made many marketing calls to the man’s home although he’s on the federal Do Not Call List.

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Playground set stolen from church

SOUTH FORSYTH — The congregation at Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church was eagerly anticipating a new playground set to be installed just in time for Easter festivities.

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Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

SOUTH FORSYTH — The president and CEO of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce and Forsyth County Schools’ outgoing superintendent were among the inspiring leaders recognized by the University of North Georgia during a luncheon Tuesday.

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High court hears case of ex-FCSO employees

ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia is weighing an appeal from 11 former Forsyth County law enforcement officers who lost their jobs last year.

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Elections office seeks new home

CUMMING — The Forsyth County elections office could have a new home if department officials get their way.

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Cumming mom honored for MS advocacy

Cumming mom honored for MS advocacy

CUMMING -- A Cumming mother of two is living her dreams despite having a condition that might stop others.

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County weathers heavy rainfall

County weathers heavy rainfall

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Parts of Forsyth County saw up to 3.25 inches of rain Sunday night and into Monday, causing some creeks and rivers in the area to flood.

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North JROTC rates high on formal inspection

NORTH FORSYTH — North Forsyth High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets are returning from their spring break with some good news after receiving the highest rating possible on their recent formal inspection.

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Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale grows in popularity

CUMMING — Flowers, trees and shrubs of all sorts will be available during the upcoming Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale.

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Pooches on the Patio returning

Pooches on the Patio returning

CUMMING — Dog lovers and their faithful companions are invited to have dinner while raising money for the Humane Society of Forsyth County as the Ridge Great Steaks & Seafood will again present Pooches on the Patio this year.

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Official: Sprouts won’t open until next year

CUMMING — It seems Forsyth County residents will have to wait a little longer for a new fresh concept grocery store. 

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Vet honored by France for D-Day actions

Vet honored by France for D-Day actions

CUMMING — A Cumming resident was among eight World War II veterans from Georgia honored by France last week.

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Mom continues push for cannabis oil

Mom continues push for cannabis oil

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Baggarly family of Forsyth County watched eagerly as House Bill 885 weaved its way through political limbo during the 2014 Georgia General Assembly.

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Teen making rapid recovery after sledding accident

Teen making rapid recovery after sledding accident

NORTH FORSYTH — After spending the night at a friend’s house, Ben Fisher and a group of buddies decided to take advantage of the Feb. 12 snow day to go sledding at Liberty Middle School.

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Two cafeteria managers’ recipes among state finalists

FORSYTH COUNTY — Getting students to eat vegetables and whole grains is no easy task, but Lisa Hasse and Dee Mathis are up for the challenge.

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Library offering workshops on finances

CUMMING — The Forsyth County library system will offer two financial workshops this week.  

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Land acquired to widen two south Forsyth roads

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners gave the go-ahead to move forward on a south Forsyth road widening project.

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Students win awards at state literary meet

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Several Forsyth County high schools earned awards at the recent Georgia High School Association State Literary Championship.

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Spring concert set for Sunday

SOUTH FORSYTH — A concert series presented by Forsyth County Senior Services continues this weekend.

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Driver dies after two-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — A two-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth has claimed the life of a 74-year-old Johns Creek woman.

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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

Peeping Tom suspect arrested

CUMMING — A man accused of peeping into a women’s dressing room at a Cumming department store last weekend has been caught.

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Charges upgraded against driver in crash

NORTHWEST FORSYTH -- A Cumming man faces drug, traffic and weapons charges after a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in northwestern Forsyth County.

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Whitlow students first at regional Science Olympiad

Whitlow students first at regional Science Olympiad

FLOWERY BRANCH — More than 15 students from Whitlow Elementary School returned victorious after winning first place in the recent Science Olympiad regional competition in nearby Flowery Branch.

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Whispering Hope organizers pleased with gala

Whispering Hope organizers pleased with gala

ALPHARETTA -- A local organization that helps women dealing with unplanned pregnancies raised nearly $60,000 during a recent gala.

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