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Concert venue unlikely at Lanierland

NORTH FORSYTH — It seems the future of an old concert venue in north Forsyth has been decided, and it likely won’t include much music.

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Boot camp focuses on work force development

Boot camp focuses on work force development

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 30 representatives of different manufacturing businesses from the Forsyth County area spent Monday in boot camp.

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Moving firm opening south Forsyth location

SOUTH FORSYTH — Big Vaults, a portable storage and moving solutions business, soon will open its third location in south Forsyth.

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Senior art showcase on Friday, Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — The public is invited to check out artwork by seniors later this week.

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Spring charity sale benefits nonprofits

CUMMING — Belk leaders are looking for nonprofits and other organizations in need of funds to take part in the retailer’s spring charity sale from 6 to 10 a.m. May 3.

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Accident scene highlights dangers for teen drivers

Accident scene highlights dangers for teen drivers

CUMMING — The scene Wednesday was stark: A single-vehicle wreck involving four students from Forsyth Central High.

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Candidate withdraws from state Senate race

CUMMING — The field for the District 27 state Senate race in the May 20 primary has thinned to three candidates with the withdrawal of Jack Schiff.

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Drowning investigation continuing

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville police say there is no new information as to how or what caused the apparent drowning of a man Thursday in Lake Lanier.

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Sheriff’s deputies rally around great-grandma after theft

NORTH FORSYTH — A 71-year-old northwest Forsyth woman had extra reason to celebrate this Easter after Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies surprised her by raising $380 to replace church camp money stolen from her vehicle.

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Solicitor general, BOE candidates square off

Solicitor general, BOE candidates square off

FORSYTH COUNTY — From the federal Common Core education standards to domestic violence, the community got to hear responses Monday night on a variety of topics from five candidates in the May 20 primary.

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‘Topping out’ ceremony marks milestone for new courthouse, jail

‘Topping out’ ceremony marks milestone for new courthouse, jail

CUMMING — A crowd of community leaders, construction workers and elected officials gathered Tuesday morning to officially celebrate the “topping out” of the new Forsyth County courthouse and jail facilities.

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Literacy group, book store join for reading event

FORSYTH COUNTY — Literacy Forsyth and Barnes & Noble are joining together tonight to help provide books to the community.

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Grant helps nonprofit expand into Forsyth

Grant helps nonprofit expand into Forsyth

CUMMING — The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Lekotek of Georgia, a nonprofit that helps children with disabilities learn through play.

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Jobs, services fair scheduled Saturday

CUMMING — They say old dogs can’t learn new tricks, but a local charitable organization is hoping to prove that theory wrong.

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North Forsyth woman gains national acclaim for quilt efforts

North Forsyth woman gains national acclaim for quilt efforts

NORTH FORSYTH — Unlike many who practice the tradition, Diane D. Knott didn’t learn about quilting from her mother.

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Forsyth schools fare well on new state scoring system

Forsyth schools fare well on new state scoring system

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County remains among Georgia’s leading school districts, according to the state’s new scoring guidelines.

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Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

CUMMING — Despite some damp weather Saturday, organizers said the Taste of Forsyth Along the Hospitality Highway was a success.

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North student wins essay contest

North student wins essay contest

CUMMING — Christopher Snodgrass, a sophomore at North Forsyth High School, won the recent 2014 Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club essay contest. 

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Another traffic shift set for Hwys. 9, 141

SOUTH FORSYTH — The state Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic next week at Hwys. 9 and 141/Bethelview Road.

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Free GED classes begin at Little Mill Middle

NORTH FORSYTH — It doesn’t matter why they never graduated high school. For Kimberly DeRose, all that’s important is they’re interested in earning their GED.

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Mobile training unit at library Tuesday

CUMMING — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission will bring its mobile training unit to the Cumming Library on Tuesday.

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Farmers market Friday at Sharon Elementary

Farmers market Friday at Sharon Elementary

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Sharon Elementary is home to probably the two most pampered chickens in Georgia.

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Easter traditions can nurture faith journey

Easter traditions can nurture faith journey

FORSYTH COUNTY — Families will be donning bright spring attire, and maybe even a pair of new shoes or a hat, today as they prepare to celebrate Easter.

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School system’s contract with state reviewed

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education is seeking state approval for the final year of its Investing in Education Excellence, or IE2, contract with the state.

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Forsyth firefighter recruits graduate

Forsyth firefighter recruits graduate

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department graduated a new class of recruits during a ceremony Friday night at the Central Park Recreation Center.

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Vet relishes taking part in Honor Flight

Vet relishes taking part in Honor Flight

FORSYTH COUNTY — Nick Youdell wanted to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor his father, Edward, who served in the Navy during that time.

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Belk program offering mammograms Thursday

CUMMING — Women age 40 and older can take advantage of free mammograms through Belk later this month.

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State House hopefuls appear at GOP forum

State House hopefuls appear at GOP forum

FORSYTH COUNTY — There appear to be many political similarities between the two Republican candidates for the District 26 seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Subdivision request clears commission

FORSYTH COUNTY — On a night with few agenda items, several of which were postponed, Forsyth County commissioners did approve plans for one residential development in south Forsyth.

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Car wash challenge benefits Special Olympics

FORSYTH COUNTY — All five Forsyth public high schools will engage in a little friendly competition Saturday to support the county’s Special Olympics program.

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Cornerstone sixth-graders first in state competition

NORTH FORSYTH — For the second year in a row, Cornerstone Schools in north Forsyth fielded successful teams in the eCybermission competition.

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Reported drowning on lake investigated

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning in Lake Lanier.

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Plan for fountain outside courthouse closer

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Development Authority has decided to move forward with plans for a potential addition to the new county courthouse in downtown Cumming.

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Policy on audience outbursts reviewed

CUMMING — Forsyth County’s planning board is continuing to monitor public outbursts.

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City to sell tracts for Bethelview project

CUMMING — Cumming leaders discussed several projects related to roads, including a land deal with Forsyth County, during a meeting Tuesday night.

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Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

CUMMING — Retailers are busy this week helping Forsyth County residents prepare to put on their spring fashions, head to church and gather for Easter dinner Sunday.

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GOP women hear from 10 candidates

FORSYTH COUNTY — Norman’s Landing was the place to be Wednesday for local candidates in the May 20 primary.

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Expo on homeownership set for April 24

SOUTH FORSYTH — Anyone planning to buy or sell a home may want to plan on attending an upcoming expo.

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Two schools hailed for customer service

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Customer service is crucial for a successful business. It’s also an important part of running a thriving campus, as two Forsyth County schools recently learned.

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System ranks high for digital education

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Schools has again been named one of the top digital school districts in the country.

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Garden club breathes life into courtyard

Garden club breathes life into courtyard

CUMMING — Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.

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Series of four candidate forums begins Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY — To help voters prepare for the May 20 primary, the Forsyth County Republican Party has organized a series of four candidate forums, each focusing on different contested races.

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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 Wednesday

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




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