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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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Stretch of Ga. 400 in north Forsyth deemed state’s ‘smoothest’

Stretch of Ga. 400 in north Forsyth deemed state’s ‘smoothest’

NORTH FORSYTH — The state Department of Transportation recently announced that its resurfacing of 8.7 miles on Ga. 400 between Hwys. 306 and 53 in northern Forsyth County has received the 2014 Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Award for the smoothest road statewide.

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Chestatee Elementary gets grant for trip to Georgia Aquarium

Chestatee Elementary gets grant for trip to Georgia Aquarium

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — Chestatee Elementary has received a pioneer grant to send all 175 of its second-graders to the Georgia Aquarium under its program for Title I schools.

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Blackwood gets new term on highway safety board

GAINESVILLE — Harris Blackwood of Gainesville has been named to a fourth term on the board of directors of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.

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Traffic advisory: Avoid North Old Atlanta Road

SOUTH FORSYTH — Traffic delays are expected through the weekend along a busy road in south Forsyth as crews repair a cell phone tower, authorities said.

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Study for new south Forsyth city gets green light

Study for new south Forsyth city gets green light

WEST FORSYTH — Talk of whether a new city in south Forsyth is the best plan for the county’s future has remained in the spotlight since August, but the first action on the topic was announced Tuesday night.

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Cumming customers vent about Comcast

Cumming customers vent about Comcast

CUMMING — Forsyth County residents were loud and clear on their feelings about Comcast’s cable TV service during a public hearing Tuesday night.

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Annual deer hunt closes southern Lanier parks

Annual deer hunt closes southern Lanier parks

LAKE LANIER — An annual archery-only deer hunt organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed five parks near Buford Dam, on the south end of Lake Lanier, through Thursday.

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Forsyth Sheriff’s Office issues alert for scam involving bogus cop

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a potential scam involving someone impersonating a deputy.

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THE BUZZ: Cheerleaders at state, athletes sign scholarships and more

THE BUZZ: Cheerleaders at state, athletes sign scholarships and more

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Officials: Forsyth school district prepared for end of snow days

Officials: Forsyth school district prepared for end of snow days

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education’s recent announcement that no inclement weather days will be built into the 2015-16 school calendar has triggered a polarizing debate on the online learning system students will use to submit assignments from home.

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Que’n in Cumming continues today

Que’n in Cumming continues today

CUMMING — This weekend, the Cumming Fairgrounds will play host to the fourth annual National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming.

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Longer hours being restored at Forsyth’s library branches

Longer hours being restored at Forsyth’s library branches

FORSYTH COUNTY — Library-goers in Forsyth County will no longer have to memorize which branch is open on what evening.

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Forsyth library system: Unattended children must be at least 11

Forsyth library system: Unattended children must be at least 11

FORSYTH COUNTY — Young children will have to be a little older to be left unsupervised at any of Forsyth County’s public libraries.

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