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Trunk or treat event Saturday in Coal Mountain

COAL MOUNTAIN — Children and their parents can get a lesson in safety and some candy too Saturday as Forsyth County holds its fifth annual Trunk or Treat safety event at Coal Mountain Park.

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‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

CUMMING — What has been described by many theater critics as one of the best American musicals in history began a three-week run at the Cumming Playhouse on Thursday.

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Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING — Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

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Week honors those who support libraries

Week honors those who support libraries

FORSYTH COUNTY — During a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of those who love and support public libraries, those same advocates are calling attention to near constant need for additional support.

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Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

FORSYTH COUNTY — Before examining the incredible 1662 copy of the Book of Common Prayer, the 11thpart in the Forsyth County News’ series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, it is important to note the book was introduced to the Church of England in 1549.

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Annual race to beat prostate cancer on Saturday

CUMMING — A race that brings awareness to a health issue affecting many male runners will set out from the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Greek Festival back for 10th year

Greek Festival back for 10th year

WEST FORSYTH — For 10 years, a Greek Orthodox church’s festival has steadily grown in size and attendance. This weekend, the food and dancing will arrive again in what the church boasts as Forsyth County’s largest ethnic event.

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Rivers Alive cleanup at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — On Saturday, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be doing just what its name suggests.

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Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

FORSYTH COUNTY — A recent gathering at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church brought together about 75 people for a private viewing of some of the rare Bibles and maps belonging to Forsyth County resident Charles Payette.

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Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

ALPHARETTA — Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

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Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

FORSYTH COUNTY — So many people think the King James Bible was the first English Bible, but those who have followed the Forsyth County News ongoing series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection are well aware that’s not the case.

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Library celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on Sunday

Library celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on Sunday

WEST FORSYTH — Just like Master Yoda taught Luke Skywalker to channel the force on Dagobah, the Forsyth County Public Library wants to encourage children to read.

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5K Saturday to raise awareness of sex trafficking

WEST FORSYTH — Organizers of a family festival and race Saturday are hoping to bring awareness to a serious and dangerous issue they say many people don’t think happens close to home.

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South Rotary’s peace pole a reminder at Fowler Park

South Rotary’s peace pole a reminder at Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is known for its many parks and recreational activities, but one local site now sits separate from the rest as a designated peace park.

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Payette Bible Series — 1611 Geneva Bible Black Letter

Payette Bible Series — 1611 Geneva Bible Black Letter

FORSYTH COUNTY — The ninth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection examines a pristine 1611 Geneva Bible.

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Senior Services presents fall concert on Sunday

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fifth concert in the 2014 Forsyth County Senior Services series will be a statement of the changing season.

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Half-marathon set for Saturday

Half-marathon set for Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is playing host to a popular Atlanta half-marathon on Saturday.

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Community yard sale this weekend

CUMMING — With the weather beginning to cool off, weekend mornings may be the perfect time to do some outdoor shopping.

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Payette Bible Series — 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo

Payette Bible Series — 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this eighth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, readers will become familiar with a small, museum-quality 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo.

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VVA chapter hears inspiring story

VVA chapter hears inspiring story

CUMMING — The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently heard a story of challenges and personal growth from Wendy Yarbrough, a special education teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, and daughters Hailey, 15 and Shelby, 12.

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Retired high-ranking Marine to speak at armory Saturday

CUMMING — The public is invited to hear from the 12thsergeant major of the U.S. Marine Corps during an event Saturday at the National Guard Readiness Center in Cumming.

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Local groups want to get youth hooked on fishing

EAST FORSYTH — There’s nothing quite like spending a relaxing day fishing, and this Saturday local volunteers are looking to pass that hobby on to the next generation.

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Forsyth mom back in Pillsbury Bake-Off

Forsyth mom back in Pillsbury Bake-Off

FORSYTH COUNTY — It's not every day that someone has the chance to bake for $1 million, and it's even rarer to get that opportunity twice.

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Payette Bible Series — 1610 Map of Scotland by John Speed

Payette Bible Series — 1610 Map of Scotland by John Speed

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this seventh installment in the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, we will examine perhaps the most famous and sought-after printed map of Scotland — the 1610 John Speed map. One other copy hangs in the National Library of Scotland.

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Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

FORSYTH COUNTY — A martyr is someone who is willing to — and does — die for a cause.

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KFCB honors volunteers

KFCB honors volunteers


A local environmental awareness organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Tuesday night during an annual awards dinner.

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Concert in the Park on Sunday at Fowler

SOUTH FORSYTH — Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will offer a free community concert this weekend.

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Red Door Festival returns Saturday

Red Door Festival returns Saturday

CUMMING— The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will hold its annual Red Door Festival on Saturday, an effort that supports its ministries but also engages the community.

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‘Mama Won’t Fly’ takes off at Playhouse

‘Mama Won’t Fly’ takes off at Playhouse

CUMMING — Any adult who’s made a long road trip with family should be able to relate to the current production at the Cumming Playhouse.

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Payette Bible Series -- 1569 Geneva 'Breeches' Bible

Payette Bible Series -- 1569 Geneva 'Breeches' Bible

FORSYTH COUNTY — The fifth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection highlights the 1569 Geneva “Breeches” Bible.

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Community Day canceled at armory

Community Day canceled at armory

CUMMING — A celebration at the National Guard Regional Readiness Center that had been scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

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Artists association show opens Saturday

Artists association show opens Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Local artists will show off their work during a weeklong event that begins Saturday at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.

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28 years apart, son and dad hike AT

28 years apart, son and dad hike AT

FORSYTH COUNTY — Charlie Ewing Jr. has grown up hearing his father talk about adventures along the Appalachian Trail.

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Half-marathon on its way to Forsyth

Half-marathon on its way to Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — A popular Atlanta half-marathon is moving to Forsyth County this fall.

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Holiday race raises funds for autism

Holiday race raises funds for autism

FORSYTH COUNTY — North Georgia runners will lace up their running shoes Monday for the third annual Labor Day Run for Autism.

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Fourth part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

Fourth part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this fourth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, two amazing Bibles are featured — The 1561-62 Geneva Bible First Folio Edition and the 1565 Greek First Major Edition New Testament by Theodore Beza.

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