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Crystal Cove holding cancer walk Sunday

NORTH FORSYTH — A north Forsyth community is coming together Sunday to honor a young man who recently lost his battle with cancer.

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County receives recognition for its budget work

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County has been honored for its budgeting efforts.

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Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

BUFORD — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy hailed for preventing a mass-shooting at the courthouse this spring has earned the highest honor awarded by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.

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Burglary investigation nets six arrests

Burglary investigation nets six arrests

NORTH FORSYTH — A traffic stop triggered a weeklong investigation that culminated with the arrests of six young people who authorities say are responsible for a recent crime spree in northeastern Forsyth.

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Johns Creek man dies snorkeling off Key Largo

KEY LARGO, Fla. — A 71-year-old Georgia man has died while snorkeling off Key Largo.

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Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

GAINESVILLE — A dozen or more investigators continue combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in intensive care units.

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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site in holding pattern

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s lone airport is being weighed by the county commission.

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New culverts ease flooding — and help turtles

New culverts ease flooding — and help turtles

NORTH FORSYTH — Intended to alleviate flooding in the area, five culverts recently installed under a north Forsyth road have also helped protect turtles attempting to cross it.

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Library system snuffs out e-cigarettes

Library system snuffs out e-cigarettes

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Public Library board discussed two potentially contentious topics — guns and e-cigarettes — during a meeting Monday night.

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County may relax misdemeanor penalty for food/beverage servers

County may relax misdemeanor penalty for food/beverage servers

CUMMING — Food and beverage servers convicted of a misdemeanor could soon face less severe consequences.

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Seaplane pilots petition for right to land on Lake Lanier

Seaplane pilots petition for right to land on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

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New look, layout for annual business expo

New look, layout for annual business expo

CUMMING — There’s plenty of room for businesses both new and well-established at the 2014 Business Expo.

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Sawnee EMC honors two from Washington tour

Sawnee EMC honors two from Washington tour

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation recently recognized two students who took part in this year’s Washington Youth Tour.

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Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on the scene of a Covington PD officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

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Ethics complaint against sheriff dropped

CUMMING — An ethics complaint against Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper has been dropped.

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Williams wins District 27 Senate seat

Williams wins District 27 Senate seat

FORSYTH COUNTY — Political newcomer Michael Williams defeated longtime incumbent state Sen. Jack Murphy in a bruising Republican primary runoff election Tuesday that signals a shift in Forsyth County politics.

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Finch's bid for solicitor general successful

Finch's bid for solicitor general successful

CUMMING — Forsyth County will have a new solicitor general come January.

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Turnout strong in Forsyth for runoff

Turnout strong in Forsyth for runoff

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s election supervisor attributed the 16 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s state primary runoff election to the efforts local politicians made to get to know constituents.

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Cantrell headed to the state House

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Wes Cantrell won the July 22 Republican primary runoff election against Meagan Biello to represent District 22 in the state House of Representatives, carrying the vote in Forsyth County as well as districtwide.

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Primary runoff: Williams defeats Murphy in state Senate race

Primary runoff: Williams defeats Murphy in state Senate race

CUMMING — The polls have closed for the Georgia primary runoff election and the vote counting has wrapped up.

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Crash closes road, disrupts power, phone service

Crash closes road, disrupts power, phone service

WEST FORSYTH — Kelly Mill Road west of Cumming was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon following a single-vehicle wreck that toppled a utility pole. 

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3 firefighters injured after truck's ladder falls

GAINESVILLE — Three Hall County firefighters suffered injuries Tuesday afternoon when a fire truck ladder malfunctioned during a training session.

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Primary runoff election Tuesday

Primary runoff election Tuesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — Those who haven’t taken advantage of the early voting options for the the primary runoff election can still vote between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

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To our readers: Today's paper will be delayed

In order to provide the most complete and comprehensive coverage of Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Wednesday’s paper will be delivered in the evening instead of the morning.

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Soggy weather delays intersection switch

SOUTH FORSYTH – Persistent rain has delayed a major traffic shift planned for a busy south Forsyth crossing.

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Young band from south Forsyth going places

Young band from south Forsyth going places

CUMMING — Vivian Zingleman, one of the members of local band Dot 22, is quick to point out that the group is “friends first.”

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Addition under way at Jesse’s House

Addition under way at Jesse’s House

FORYSTH COUNTY — An addition to a local home for displaced girls is well on its way to completion.

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Two firefighters rank among the ‘Toughest’

Two firefighters rank among the ‘Toughest’

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two Forsyth County firefighters recently took top honors in a statewide competition.

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Suspect indicted in bank robbery

Suspect indicted in bank robbery

EAST FORSYTH — A Texas man who reportedly robbed an east Forsyth bank from the drive-through window in April has been indicted on a variety of charges.

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Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

SOUTH FORSYTH — A man who eluded capture for more than a month after a March armed robbery was indicted on 11 counts by a Forsyth County Grand Jury.

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School board hears construction update

School board hears construction update

FORSYTH COUNTY — Construction drawings for a new elementary school in Forsyth County are halfway complete, with many other future campus construction and improvement projects in the works.

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Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

WEST FORSYTH — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently recognized Chandler Gladden as its student of the year.

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Lanes shifting at Bethelview, Hwy. 9

Lanes shifting at Bethelview, Hwy. 9

SOUTH FORSYTH — In a move that transportation officials said should “vastly improve” traffic flow, travelers on Bethelview Road likely will notice some traffic shifts starting Sunday.   

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Parts stolen from cars parked at hospital

CUMMING — Cumming police are investigating the recent thefts of catalytic converters from Honda Elements parked at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

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County government, school tax rates set

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission and school board signed off on their respective millage rates for 2015 during separate meetings Thursday.

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Diesel fuel spills at south Forsyth gas station

Diesel fuel spills at south Forsyth gas station

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities were crediting quick work by a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy for helping keep a diesel fuel spill at a gas station on McFarland Parkway from become an extensive waste cleanup. 

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New test designed to allow for more truck drivers

New test designed to allow for more truck drivers

GAINESVILLE — Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years — at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor’s office expects.

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Woman in fatal wreck tested positive for meth

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system according to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Plans for Cumming City Park reviewed

Plans for Cumming City Park reviewed

CUMMING — Officials got their first look Tuesday night at a new recreation building that will be opening as part of renovations at Cumming City Park.

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School district seeks input at meetings

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system will hold three meetings next week to gather community feedback on some programs that deal with special populations.

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State representative addresses vets group

State representative addresses vets group

CUMMING — Fresh off a family trip to New York and Washington, D.C., newly re-elected state Rep. Geoff Duncan of Forsyth County told a recent gathering of a local veterans organization that many of Georgia and America’s ills can be fixed by taking personal responsibility and not spending above the country’s means.

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Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

NORTHEAST FORSYTH (Updated at 4:35 p.m. Thursday) — Authorities have released the names of the women injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle head-on collision along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Authorities seize more than 350 dogs near Cherokee-Forsyth line

DUCKTOWN — Cherokee County has seized more than 350 dogs found in what officials described as deplorable conditions.

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Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

CUMMING — Two workers from a Cumming weight-loss center remain in custody after their arrests last week in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

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Huge crane comes down in Cumming

Huge crane comes down in Cumming

CUMMING — Has the downtown Cumming skyline looked different this week? Well, you’re not imagining things.

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Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair next week

Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair next week

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County senior citizens are invited to learn more about healthy living during an event next week.

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Central educator studies magnetic fields

Central educator studies magnetic fields

CUMMING — A Forsyth Central High School science teacher recently returned from a research program for educators in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

OAKWOOD — Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

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Stars and Strikes marks anniversary with makeover

Stars and Strikes marks anniversary with makeover

CUMMING — A Cumming entertainment business celebrated its ninth anniversary in style.

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Friends, family mourn loss of active volunteer

CUMMING — A well-known community volunteer has passed away.  

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