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Sailing program gains momentum in Forsyth County

Sailing program gains momentum in Forsyth County

NORTH FORYSTH — Months after its initial proposal, a possible sailing program on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County appears to be moving forward.

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Plan for adults only hotel stirs opposition in Forsyth

CUMMING — A proposed couples’ only hotel on Antioch Road northeast of Cumming has angered both supporters and opponents this spring.

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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Boating licenses up in first year since law change

GAINESVILLE — Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

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South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Forsyth County was quite a bit different in 1990, when its population was about 44,000, there were two high schools and — until May of that year — just one Rotary Club.

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Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

EAST FORSYTH — A group of residents concerned about the future of the Highway 20 between Cumming and the Chattahoochee River held its first meeting Wednesday night.

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Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — A dining landmark in Cumming is set to close its doors on Sunday, but have no fear, loyal patrons. Dairy Queen will reopen after only a couple weeks, looking shiny and new and just in time for a refreshing summer. If you can’t do without, maybe stock up on Blizzards in the meantime.

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Zoning appeals board backs decision on Hindu temple in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — The effort to establish a Hindu temple in west Forsyth cleared another hurdle Monday night as the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled the proposed building would be used for religious services rather than educational purposes.

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Simon Majumdar visits, cooks at Cumming tavern

Simon Majumdar visits, cooks at Cumming tavern

CUMMING — Forsyth County has no shortage of fine dining, but on Wednesday one restaurant was a little finer than others.

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Leadership Forsyth Class of 2015 dedicates project

Leadership Forsyth Class of 2015 dedicates project

CUMMING — The Leadership Forsyth Class of 2015 dedicated its class project, the Charlie Smith and Buddy Lang Sport Court, to the Bald Ridge Lodge on Saturday.

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Residents secure Res2 rezoning in south Forsyth

Residents secure Res2 rezoning in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County commission voted 5-0 on Thursday to rezone 91.5 acres at Campground and Wills roads from agriculture district, or A1, to single-family residential 2, or Res2.

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Forsyth County doctors honored by UNG alumni group

Forsyth County doctors honored by UNG alumni group

DAHLONEGA — Mark Causey and Melissa Durand, both of Forsyth County, were recently recognized by the North Georgia Dahlonega Alumni Shared Interest Group at the University of North Georgia.

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Kroger moving down Ga. 400 corridor, getting bigger

Kroger moving down Ga. 400 corridor, getting bigger

DAWSONVILLE — A 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace is coming to Dawson County.

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Three north Forsyth businesses cited in underage alcohol sting

Three north Forsyth businesses cited in underage alcohol sting

NORTH FORSYTH — Employees at three north Forsyth businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors in April, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s reports.

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Governor signs transportation bill into law

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new $900 million transportation bill into law Monday, spurring changes to the state's gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

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United Way of Forsyth, postal service teaming up for food drive

United Way of Forsyth, postal service teaming up for food drive

FORSYTH COUNTY — Mailboxes throughout Forsyth County will represent more than a delivery point for letters and packages next weekend, and anyone wishing to help at-need neighbors in the community can sign, seal and deliver support.

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Six from Forsyth receive Sawnee EMC scholarships

Six from Forsyth receive Sawnee EMC scholarships

CUMMING — The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently presented six local high school seniors each with a $4,000 scholarship.

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Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 Georgia Legislature

Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 Georgia Legislature

GAINESVILLE — A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won’t drop off the radar for lake advocates.

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Proposal from southwest Forsyth church clears planning board

SOUTH FORSYTH — Christ Community Church of the Assembly of God took another step in its expansion project after receiving a recommendation of approval Tuesday from Forsyth County’s planning board to recommend a rezoning of its property to county commissioners.

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Jewelry sale supporting The Place of Forsyth County

Jewelry sale supporting The Place of Forsyth County

CUMMING — Jewelry lovers can combine a shopping spree with community activeness this weekend when an Avalon boutique holds a fundraiser for a local nonprofit.

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Southwest Forsyth church seeks rezoning to expand

SOUTH FORSYTH — A southwest Forsyth church has applied to the county for a rezoning that would allow an expansion of its building and parking capacity.

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Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

OAKWOOD — For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

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North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County elected official has been selected to discuss issues for all of Georgia’s counties with the state.

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Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

CUMMING — A different kind of rumbling will be coming from a local quarry Saturday as the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce holds the sixth annual Boulder Dash.

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Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to two grants, Northside Hospital may be able to help more local women screen for and treat breast cancer.

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Aldi scraps plans for store on Ga. 400

Aldi scraps plans for store on Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE — Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store along Ga. 400 in Dawson have been called off.

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Forsyth approves first $100M in bonds for transportation

Forsyth approves first $100M in bonds for transportation

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission approved two separate matters involving bonds during its meeting Thursday night.

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Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday

Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday

GAINESVILLE — There will be a social hour, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, but also some serious talk about the many pressing issues facing Lake Lanier at the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday.

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Residents split on south Forsyth rezoning

Residents split on south Forsyth rezoning

SOUTH FORSYTH — In what is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in rapidly growing south Forsyth, residents on both sides of a contentious rezoning issue met Wednesday to seek a compromise.

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Deadline for FCN nonprofit guide approaching

Deadline for FCN nonprofit guide approaching

CUMMING — In an effort to help Forsyth County nonprofits better connect with the community and each other, the Forsyth County News is launching a “Friends of the FCN” nonprofit program.

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Tax deadline Wednesday

The tax deadline is coming up with on April 15, but there is still time to get taxes in order.

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