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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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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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Open house Tuesday for Girls on the Run

FORSYTH COUNTY — A nonprofit that helps young girls find self-confidence through running is holding an open house Tuesday.

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Home refurbished for mom, daughters displaced by fire

Home refurbished for mom, daughters displaced by fire

NORTH FORSYTH — There were plenty of hugs and tears of joy Thursday afternoon as volunteers with the Lanier Fuller Center for Housing gathered to welcome a mother and her two young daughters to their fully refurbished home in north Forsyth.

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Ticks out in full force due to heat, wildlife

GAINESVILLE — A day outdoors could leave you with a lot more than a suntan this summer. If you walk near tall grass, you could come home with ticks.

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Bridal TV show features local woman

Bridal TV show features local woman

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County woman will be featured tonight on a national bridal television show.

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'Oklahoma' sweeps onto stage

'Oklahoma' sweeps onto stage

“Oklahoma” began a four-week run at the Cumming Playhouse on Thursday.

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Book first for local author

CUMMING — A local author is celebrating his first novel, which was published earlier this month.

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Community rallies for Miracle League

Community rallies for Miracle League

CUMMING — When the Cumming-Forsyth County Miracle League experienced a financial setback earlier this year, the community quickly stepped in to help.

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Priceless collection of Bibles resides in Forsyth

Priceless collection of Bibles resides in Forsyth

When longtime Forsyth County resident Charles Payette purchased a rare bible 15 years ago, he had no idea how quickly his collection would evolve and grow.

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Transportation chief talks buses, football with VVA

Transportation chief talks buses, football with VVA

CUMMING — The Forsyth County school system’s director of transportation was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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Trainer hailed for Adopt-A-Stream work

Trainer hailed for Adopt-A-Stream work

CUMMING — A Forsyth County environmentalist was recently honored for his efforts in teaching the public about stream quality.

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KFCB honored by national program

CUMMING — Besides Kevin Smith’s recognition from the Adopt-A-Stream program, all staff and board members of the Keep Forsyth County Beautiful program were recently honored by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Girl Scout camp seeking assistance

Girl Scout camp seeking assistance

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — A local Girl Scout camp is in need of donations and supplies in order to remain open, officials say.

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Girl, 10, is three-time Locks of Love donor

Girl, 10, is three-time Locks of Love donor

NORTH FORSYTH — For a 10-year-old, Cayla Cowart is quite familiar with cancer.

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Chili cook-off, dance for seniors Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Senior Services will present two summer-themed events in the coming weeks.

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Mutts & More soars for humane society

Mutts & More soars for humane society

NORTH FORSYTH — There was plenty of fun for furry friends — and their people — on Saturday during the Humane Society of Forsyth County’s annual Mutts & More Festival.

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Residents ready for river adventure

NORTH FORSYTH — Several local residents will be paddling 110 miles down the Chattahoochee River later this month as part of the Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia 2014.

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Program spreads hope, dignity through dance

Program spreads hope, dignity through dance

SOUTH FORSYTH — At just 22, Rebekah Diaddigo is working to change the world through her artistic passion, dance.

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Dads, granddads called to coach

Dads, granddads called to coach

FORSYTH COUNTY — Today is a day for dads. It’s a day to salute the men who aren’t afraid of a few stinky diapers, who support their children in their passions and roam the sidelines coaching them through life.

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Bocce ball courts for Special Olympics open

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Special Olympians have a new athletic venue.

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Oliver North to speak at First Redeemer Church

SOUTH FORSYTH — A well-known U.S. Marine and conservative television personality will address a south Forsyth church on Sunday.

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‘Tarzan’ takes to the Playhouse stage

‘Tarzan’ takes to the Playhouse stage

CUMMING — Luckily for Austin Collins, he works at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville.

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Mutts & More Festival moving to new locale

FORSYTH COUNTY — The dog — and cat — days of summer will hit a local pet supply store in a unique way next week.

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Splash Week nears at YMCA

SOUTH FORSYTH — The community is invited to jump in together during a series of free swim events next week.

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Garden tour scheduled for Saturday

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Master Gardeners are opening their fences for their biennial garden tour on Saturday.

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Youth organization's golf tourney doubles in size, results

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The participation and results of Forsyth County Young Life’s golf tournament doubled this year, according the organization.

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New Habitat home under construction

NORTH FORSYTH — Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia recently held a “first nail” ceremony for the Beras family.

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Young Girl Scout named ‘Dough Getter’ for cookie sales

Young Girl Scout named ‘Dough Getter’ for cookie sales

CUMMING —Berkley Starr is quick to talk about her favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor.

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National Genealogical Society honors local author

CUMMING — For the second time in as many years, a Cumming resident has been honored for his genealogical work.

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