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School board hears construction update

School board hears construction update

FORSYTH COUNTY — Construction drawings for a new elementary school in Forsyth County are halfway complete, with many other future campus construction and improvement projects in the works.

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Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

Optimist Club honors West Forsyth student

WEST FORSYTH — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently recognized Chandler Gladden as its student of the year.

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School district seeks input at meetings

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system will hold three meetings next week to gather community feedback on some programs that deal with special populations.

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Central educator studies magnetic fields

Central educator studies magnetic fields

CUMMING — A Forsyth Central High School science teacher recently returned from a research program for educators in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

OAKWOOD — Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

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Hearings on school tax rate fail to draw

Hearings on school tax rate fail to draw

FORSYTH COUNTY — No one spoke in favor of or against the Forsyth County Board of Education’s proposed millage rate during the first two public hearings on the matter.

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Rising seniors take part in American Legion program

Rising seniors take part in American Legion program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Sixteen boys and 12 girls from Forsyth County were selected to take part in a prestigious government education program last month.

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Library’s garden was ‘too much of a secret’

Library’s garden was ‘too much of a secret’

CUMMING — Visitors to the Cumming Library can read a book and be active in the outdoors at the same time.

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Literacy group holding Scrabble tournament

Literacy group holding Scrabble tournament

FORSYTH COUNTY — A fundraiser Saturday will feature the popular word game Scrabble while promoting literacy in Forsyth County.

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First two school bond projects get OK

FORSYTH COUNTY — During a called meeting Monday afternoon, Forsyth County Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve bids for the first two projects funded through 2014 bond program.

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Lambert baseball coach leaving


Pinecrest students get CNN experience

Pinecrest students get CNN experience

ATLANTA — Two Forsyth County high school students participated in a leadership program with CNN and Turner Broadcasting System last week.

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Summer reading programs sizzle at library

Summer reading programs sizzle at library

WEST FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Public Library’s summer reading program, which features events with storytellers, musicians and scientists, is experiencing record enrollment this year.

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West student takes part in leadership program

WEST FORSYTH — A West Forsyth High School student attended a leadership program offered by Georgia Power earlier this month.

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School system hires new superintendent

School system hires new superintendent

CUMMING -- Jeff Bearden was introduced Wednesday as the new superintendent of the Forsyth County school system.

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School officials: Funding shortage won't result in budget cuts

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University helping with summer meal program

CUMMING — The University of North Georgia is helping feed local children this summer.

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Concert features Forsyth students

MARIETTA — Eight Forsyth County residents will be performing tonight during the Broadway Dreams Foundation’s concert “Take It to the Limit” in Atlanta.

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SFMS band receives exemplary ranking

SOUTH FORSYTH — South Forsyth Middle School has earned top ranking for its band.

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Superintendent prepares to depart

Superintendent prepares to depart

FORSYTH COUNTY — Buster Evans remembers arriving from Bleckley County in 2007 and feeling overwhelmed.

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School system offering many summer camps

School system offering many summer camps

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 70 students a week are going to school at Big Creek Elementary this summer — and they couldn’t be happier.

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Little Mill student wins state award

NORTH FORSYTH — Carter Hehir and eighth-grader at Little Mill Middle School recently received a first-place award in the Sons of the American Revolution Georgia Society brochure contest.

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Stickers added up in North statistics class

NORTH FORSYTH — North Forsyth High School students stuck to a new method to improve their math skills this past school year.

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Finalist named for Forsyth school chief

Finalist named for Forsyth school chief

FORSYTH COUNTY — The superintendent of Rome City Schools has been named the lone finalist to lead the Forsyth County school system.

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Central catcher to sign with Diamondbacks




Many from North opt for military

NORTH FORSYTH — In the nearly two decades Maj. Charles Kelly has been teaching the Marine Corps JROTC program at North Forsyth High, he’s never seen such dedication to military service as shown by the school’s class of 2014.

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Forsyth BOE names interim school chief

Forsyth BOE names interim school chief

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education announced Monday afternoon that Keith Porter will serve as interim superintendent of the school system until the position is filled in the fall.

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Reminder: Forms needed for summer driver tests

ATLANTA — The Department of Driver Services is reminding students who want to test for an instructional permit or driver's license over summer break to get a certificate of attendance form from their school administration.

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South student wins Optimist State Oratorical Contest

South student wins Optimist State Oratorical Contest

SOUTH FORSYTH — Sarah Kale, a student at South Forsyth High School, was the Georgia winner of the 2014 Optimist International Oratorical Contest held recently in Columbus. 

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Young Harris honors student from Cumming

Young Harris honors student from Cumming

YOUNG HARRIS — Emily Espy of Cumming received the Zell B. Miller Leadership Award for significant contributions to campus life at Young Harris College during the school’s commencement May 10. She also received her bachelor’s degree in musical theater.

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System continues school chief search

FORSYTH COUNTY — School is out, but the Forsyth County Board of Education likely will spend much of its summer searching for a new superintendent.

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Lanier Tech recognizes retiring board member

Lanier Tech recognizes retiring board member

OAKWOOD — Lanier Technical College President Ray Perren recently recognized John Hall for his nearly three years of service to the college’s board of directors.

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Team from VCES wins state science olympiad

SOUTH FORSYTH — When it comes to science, Vickery Creek Elementary School is the best in the state.

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Three students disciplined for senior prank at South

SOUTH FORSYTH — The South Forsyth High School class of 2014 graduated Tuesday night, including the three members officials say were responsible for a May 14 senior prank that involved the use of a racial slur.

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Teachers finish up first year

Teachers finish up first year

FORSYTH COUNTY -- As they approach the end of their first school year as teachers, Megan Barton and Kendall Robinson are both tired and inspired.

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Lambert wins state baseball title


Retirement beckons for some 70 school district employees

Retirement beckons for some 70 school district employees

FORSYTH COUNTY — For nearly 30 years, Ken Fahey has worked for Forsyth County Schools. He’s one of just a handful of teachers who have been at North Forsyth High School since it opened two decades ago.

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