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Public safety employees honored

Public safety employees honored

Employees and managers at Billy Howell Ford Lincoln spent part of 9/11 showing their appreciation for local public safety employees, both by providing a lunch at the dealership and delivering food to on duty emergency workers.   This was the third annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at the dealersho

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Family business enjoys giving back to community

Family business enjoys giving back to community

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the owners of a west Forsyth restaurant and brew pub, it’s all about family and community.

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County receives bond rating boost

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth officials recently learned that Standard & Poor’s had upgraded the county’s bond rating to the highest possible level.

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Chamber golf tourney approaching

Chamber golf tourney approaching

FORSYTH COUNTY — Get ready to enjoy some networking on the greens.

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Grand opening for pizzeria on Sept. 13

CUMMING — A new pizza restaurant in Cumming will hold a grand opening event all day Sept. 13.

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County closes loophole in adult entertainment law

FORSYTH COUNTY — Among the ordinance changes the Forsyth County commission approved Thursday night was one prohibiting adult novelty stores in the county.

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Six businesses punished for underage alcohol sales

FORSYTH COUNTY — Six businesses were punished Thursday night by the Forsyth County commission for selling alcohol to customers younger than 21.

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New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

FORSYTH COUNTY — Three Forsyth County ACE Hardware stores are undergoing improvements as a result of new management.

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Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

SOUTH FORSYTH — Citing the success of a similar effort in a neighboring jurisdiction, Terry Kline was one of five business owners Wednesday who voted in favor of creating a Community Improvement District in south Forsyth.

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Aldi opens new store near Cumming

Aldi opens new store near Cumming

EAST FORSYTH — A long line of customers stood with their shopping carts at the ready Thursday awaiting the 9 a.m. opening of the new Aldi on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20).

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Forsyth County studying sign ordinance

Forsyth County studying sign ordinance

FORSYTH COUNTY — Businesses and other organizations that use messaging signs don’t have to worry about following the Forsyth County code regulating them for a while.

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County weighs limit on rezonings in some districts

FORSYTH COUNTY — Residents of south Forsyth may soon see fewer rezoning requests for residential land development projects brought to the Forsyth County commission.

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Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 150 people from several nearby counties came to Forsyth on Thursday for the monthly meeting of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

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Crowds flock to Costco

Crowds flock to Costco

CUMMING — Costco opened its newest location Friday in Cumming.

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Business Expo engages

Business Expo engages

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Nearly 60 businesses took part in the 2014 Business Expo on Wednesday at Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

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Panduit marks milestone

Panduit marks milestone

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local manufacturing company recently celebrated a major milestone.

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Business Expo at conference center

Business Expo at conference center

FORSYTH COUNTY — The public is invited to check out the local business community from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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Costco opening on Friday

Costco opening on Friday

CUMMING — A long-awaited retailer will be opening its doors this week. 

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Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

CUMMING — Sprouts Farmers Market confirmed last week that the opening of a Cumming location is on track for early next year.

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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site for subdivision OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s only airport may have been sealed Thursday night when county commissioners approved the rezoning of that site to allow for construction of a subdivision.

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ALDI arriving next month

ALDI arriving next month

EAST FORSYTH — ALDI is scheduled to open Sept. 4 at 1760 Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) near Trammel Road in eastern Forsyth County.

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Beer, music on tap at festival

Beer, music on tap at festival

DAWSONVILLE — Beer, wine and bands with the names such as Twisted Whiskey and Southern Accent will pour into Dawsonville for a festival this weekend.

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13 businesses in Cumming cited for selling alcohol to minors

CUMMING — Thirteen of the 44 businesses checked during a sweep Wednesday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Cumming Police Department sold alcohol to someone younger than 21.

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Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

CUMMING — Lou Sobh Honda held a grand opening event Aug. 13 at the dealership on Buford Road.

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Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

FORSYTH COUNTY — There’s still time to sign up for a booth at this year’s Business Expo, presented by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and title sponsor the Forsyth County News.

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Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

MIDWAY — Community concern over the proposed expansion of a south Forsyth recycling center seems to be growing.

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Quick makeover gives restaurant new look, flow

Quick makeover gives restaurant new look, flow

CUMMING — A popular restaurant chain is returning to its Southern roots with a renovation program.

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BOC approves proposal for south Forsyth tax district

SOUTH FORSYTH — Businesses in extreme south Forsyth near the Fulton County line may soon be able to levy taxes on themselves to help with infrastructure improvements.

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Technical firm expands in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — An engineering and fabrication company focused on the transfer of fluid and gas recently moved to a larger facility and plans to add more staff.  

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Hospital offering free skin cancer screening

CUMMING — Northside Hospital-Forsyth will hold a free skin cancer screening next week.

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Fundraiser for Special Olympics on Tuesday night

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Rick Tanner’s Grille & Bar in Vickery Village will raise funds for Forsyth County Special Olympics during an event Tuesday.

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Businesses disciplined for selling to minors

FORSYTH COUNTY — A diverse group of businesses was disciplined by the Forsyth County commission for underage alcohol sales Thursday night.  

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Tablets donated to mentoring program

Tablets donated to mentoring program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Mentor Me North Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to impacting the lives of young people through mentoring, recently received 10 tablets for young people enrolled in the program.

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Work begins on assisted living community

SOUTH FORSYTH — Construction has begun on a new assisted living and memory care community in south Forsyth.

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Precious metals/gems dealers must get new permit

CUMMING — Those who deal in precious metals or gems must now obtain a special permit from Forsyth County.

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Northside lands new technology

Northside lands new technology

CUMMING — Northside Hospital-Forsyth will become one of just two hospitals in Georgia to offer a new, high-tech treatment for brain tumors and other neurological conditions.

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Belk holding event for children Saturday

Belk holding event for children Saturday

CUMMING — Belk in Lakeland Plaza will be holding its annual Kidfest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Forsyth plays host to STEM summit

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 70 teachers and administrators from across the state recently gathered in Forsyth County for the Georgia STEM Leadership Summit.

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Veterinarian honored for work with CDC

Veterinarian honored for work with CDC

CUMMING -- A Forsyth County veterinarian has been honored for her work with the Centers for Disease Control.

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Cumming Dance is settling in at third location

Cumming Dance is settling in at third location

EAST FORSYTH — Niki Watkins was touched when a fellow dance studio owner decided to pass on her legacy.

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Expansion of recycling center near Midway opposed

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Residents who live near a southwest Forsyth recycling center are mounting opposition to a proposed expansion of the facility.

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Tech firm relocating to south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — ProSys Information Systems Inc. has announced its warehouse and integration center expansion and relocation to Forsyth County.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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