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County mulls referendum on bond for transportation projects

County mulls referendum on bond for transportation projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commissioner took a big step Thursday morning toward holding a referendum on a transportation bond.

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Plans for Hindu temple clear planning board

WEST FORSYTH — A proposal for a Hindu temple and education center in west Forsyth will shift to Forsyth County commissioners after the local planning board recommended the plan be approved.

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County reports sewage spill

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill earlier this week in a south Forsyth office park.

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United Futbol Academy holding carnival Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Cumming sports academy will present a community-wide festival this weekend.

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Sales tax holiday arrives

Sales tax holiday arrives

FORSYTH COUNTY — While most students probably don’t want to think about it, the Forsyth County school system will open its doors for the 2014-15 academic year on Aug. 7.

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Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

CUMMING — A months-long drug investigation culminated this week with the arrests of four people and seizure of 48 bags of suspected methamphetamine.

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Rumors turn to facts: Two Walmart groceries coming

GAINESVILLE — The guessing game is over.

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School district welcomes partnerships facilitator

School district welcomes partnerships facilitator

CUMMING — Hannah Orr was happy to trade in her commute from south Forsyth to Cobb County for something much closer to home.

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Nominations sought for top philanthropist

GAINESVILLE — The deadline to nominate a philanthropist for the North Georgia Community Foundation 2014 Philanthropist of the Year award is Aug. 15.

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Movie production will again cause Hwy. 53 delays

GAINESVILLE — Motorists should again expect delays Thursday on Hwy. 53 (Dawsonville Highway) as filming for a movie, “Goosebumps,” starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

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Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The principal of Milton High School has resigned after he was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of two separate wrecks in Forsyth County.

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Ailing mom praises sheriff’s deputy

EAST FORSYTH — An ailing Forsyth County resident is grateful for a sheriff’s deputy, who stepped in to help when she struggled to maintain her yard.

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Corps returns to system for dock permits

Corps returns to system for dock permits

GAINESVILLE — A five-year lottery system didn’t complete the task, so the Army Corps of Engineers plans to revert to a first-come, first-serve basis for issuing the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

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Forsyth woman wins $450K in lottery

CUMMING — A local woman was a big winner in the Georgia Lottery last week.

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Five workers hospitalized after chemical leak

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five workers were hospitalized Tuesday after they were exposed to sodium hydroxide at the Forsyth County Water Reclamation Facility on Carolene Way, authorities said.

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Filming of Jack Black movie will cause traffic delays Wednesday

GAINESVILLE — Expect traffic delays Wednesday on Dawsonville Highway as filming for a movie, "Goosebumps," starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

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Young musicians enjoy a ‘rocking’ summer

Young musicians enjoy a ‘rocking’ summer

CUMMING — Many 13-year-old girls probably haven’t heard the classic rock song “Bad Company.”

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Cumming artist sculpts out his life's work

Cumming artist sculpts out his life's work

GAINESVILLE — As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

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South Middle student Miss Georgia Pre-Teen

South Middle student Miss Georgia Pre-Teen

SOUTH FORSYTH — A 13-year-old from south Forsyth won the title of Miss Georgia Pre-Teen earlier this month at the National American Miss pageant in Atlanta.

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South grad gets UPS scholarship

South grad gets UPS scholarship

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent South Forsyth High School graduate was one of 33 students nationwide who received the James E. Casey Merit Scholarship from UPS.

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Partnership provides bicycles to children

Partnership provides bicycles to children

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to a community partnership between civic organizations and businesses, several local children recently received special gifts.

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Task force hailed for child safety efforts

Task force hailed for child safety efforts

MACON — The Lanier Child Passenger Safety Task Force recently received a 2014 Buckle Up, America! Award.

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Young swimmer honoring late friend

Young swimmer honoring late friend

SOUTH FORSYTH — Eleven-year-old Griffin Egolf will be swimming in Lake Lanier this September in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have died from the disease.

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Jesse’s House staging hole-in-one fundraiser

DAWSONVILLE — Jesse’s House, a local shelter for girls ages 7-17, is holding a golf fundraiser Friday.

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Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall




Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

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New FCN magazine celebrates 'Life in Forsyth'

New FCN magazine celebrates 'Life in Forsyth'

CUMMING — Inside Sunday’s Forsyth County News, home subscribers will find a new-look version of our popular “Life in Forsyth” section.

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Popular YMCA program preps youth for triathlon

Popular YMCA program preps youth for triathlon

SOUTH FORSYTH — With determination written all over their faces, a group of triathletes readied themselves for an afternoon of practice.

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Campers embrace digital storytelling

Campers embrace digital storytelling

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thirty Forsyth County middle and high school students honed their English skills while sharing personal stories during a local literacy group’s annual summer camp.

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Cumming hospital official to speak at UNG graduation

Cumming hospital official to speak at UNG graduation

DAHLONEGA — The administrator of Northside Hospital-Forsyth will be the speaker for the University of North Georgia’s summer commencement on Aug. 2 at its Dahlonega campus.

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Forsyth educator named to board of PAGE

CUMMING — A Forsyth County educator has been appointed to the board of director for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.

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New Goodwill store brings jobs to area

New Goodwill store brings jobs to area

DAWSONVILLE — Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open earlier this month and the steady customer flow since then, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

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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

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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