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Adult spelling bee returns Oct. 7

Adult spelling bee returns Oct. 7

FORSYTH COUNTY — Literacy Forsyth has begun making preparations for Spell Check Live, its annual adult spelling bee fundraiser.

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Alliance establishes scholarship at UNG

Alliance establishes scholarship at UNG

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance’s board of directors recently established an endowed scholarship at the University of North Georgia for Forsyth students pursuing art or art education.

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Training exercise helps FCSO prepare for worst

Training exercise helps FCSO prepare for worst

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency personnel swarmed South Forsyth High School on Friday afternoon after hearing reports of a gunman on campus. Fortunately, they were just practicing for a worst-case scenario.

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Alcohol checks rise in wake of Forsyth student's death

Alcohol checks rise in wake of Forsyth student's death

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Sept. 26, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Sept. 26, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Strong start to school year for Young Life

Strong start to school year for Young Life

SOUTH FORSYTH — When Forsyth County Young Life held its first meeting of the school year, about 170 teenagers showed up. The second meeting drew more than 200.

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THE BUZZ: The bad side of social media for local students

THE BUZZ: The bad side of social media for local students

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Cadet from Cumming finds support at Riverside

Cadet from Cumming finds support at Riverside

GAINESVILLE — Ben Brewer, a Riverside Military Academy senior from Cumming, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

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New school chief listening, learning

New school chief listening, learning

FORSYTH COUNTY — The new superintendent of the Forsyth County school system is quickly getting up to speed on the district’s 35 schools.

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Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the eighth straight year, Pinecrest Academy in south Forsyth has been ranked as one of the top Catholic High Schools in the country.

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Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

FORYSTH COUNTY — The 2014 Forsyth Reads Together program culminated Tuesday night with a visit from author Lisa See.

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THE BUZZ: buzzworthy moments - Sept. 19, 2014

THE BUZZ: buzzworthy moments - Sept. 19, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Sharon Forks Library set to expand

Sharon Forks Library set to expand

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Public Library Board plans to pursue a $2 million state construction grant that could be used to fund a larger-than-planned expansion of the Sharon Forks branch.

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School district secure with safety measures

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County school system officials are reminding residents of safety procedures after a recent hoax at a school.

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THE BUZZ: Food options get healthier at local high schools

THE BUZZ: Food options get healthier at local high schools

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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BOE hears update on school projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education on Thursday night received updates on several construction projects in the school system.

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Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

STATESBORO — Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 19-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

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Automotive program recognized nationally

Automotive program recognized nationally

Forsyth Central High School’s automotive technology program has received national recognition.

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Schools tout healthy meals

The Forsyth County Board of Education focused on school meals during a work session Thursday.

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THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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School hailed for healthy habits

School hailed for healthy habits

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth school continues to earn accolades for its focus on healthy habits.

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THE BUZZ: Fall sports in full swing for local schools

THE BUZZ: Fall sports in full swing for local schools

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College - where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school - and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Candlelight vigil remembers South grad

Candlelight vigil remembers South grad

STATESBORO -- Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

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Pinecrest student on title-winning team

SOUTH FORSYTH — Pinecrest Academy student Josiah Jones and a team of other north metro Atlanta high school students recently won first place in the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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West grad, mom pen book on cancer battle

West grad, mom pen book on cancer battle

WEST FORSYTH — A former West Forsyth High football star has written a book about his experiences battling cancer.

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South Forsyth High remembers late alum

South Forsyth High remembers late alum

SOUTH FORSYTH — During a ceremony before Friday night’s football game against Centennial, the South Forsyth High School community paused to remember recent graduate Michael Gatto, who died Aug. 28 after he was severely beaten at a nightclub in Statesboro.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 5, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 5, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Battle of the Bats set for Saturday

CUMMING — Hundreds of Special Olympics softball players, coaches and supporters from all over the state will gather Saturday for the Sixth Annual Battle of the Bats tournament at Central Park.

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THE BUZZ: Football and tragedy on minds of local students

THE BUZZ: Football and tragedy on minds of local students

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College - where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school - and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Language immersion charter school OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — A language immersion charter school that was first slated for south Forsyth received approval from the state charter school commission earlier this week.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 29, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technical College - where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

Otwell Middle celebrates 40th anniversary

CUMMING — Otwell Middle School celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday.

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THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth high schools

THE BUZZ: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps across Forsyth high schools

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College - where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school - and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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North FFA officers attend conference

North FFA officers attend conference

NORTH FORSYTH — Six North Forsyth High School students were among the 250 officers representing thirty-seven FFA chapters from across Georgia who attended the 2014 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference.

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South senior tapped for leadership program

South senior tapped for leadership program

SOUTH FORSYTH — Brandt Hansen, a senior at South Forsyth High School, was one of 32 students from around the county selected to participate in the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ Nashville Economics for Leaders program conducted last month at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

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THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Paglia ranks buzzworthy moments of the week - Aug. 20, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technical College - where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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State school chief honors three from South

State school chief honors three from South

ATLANTA — Three DECA marketing club members from South Forsyth High School were recently honored by State School Superintendent John Barge.

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THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

THE BUZZ: Local high school students share campus happenings - Aug. 20, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College - where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school - and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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School system continues to add students

School system continues to add students

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system could reach an enrollment of 50,000 students in about four years. 

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Lanier Tech awards GED diplomas

Lanier Tech awards GED diplomas

SOUTH FORSYTH — Lanier Tech Board Member Roger Slaton congratulates Forsyth County resident Heather Abernathy as she receives her GED diploma Thursday night.

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War Eagle Band holding March-A-Thon

War Eagle Band holding March-A-Thon

SOUTH FORSYTH — The South Forsyth High School War Eagle Band will hold its annual March-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday morning.

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Ice bucket challenge comes to Big Creek

Ice bucket challenge comes to Big Creek

SOUTH FORSYTH — Big Creek Elementary School students douse Principal Sherri Black with buckets of ice water Thursday.

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Libraries also ready for new school year

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Public Library system has many electronic resources to help students as they begin a new school year.

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System set for first full week of classes

System set for first full week of classes

FORSYTH COUNTY — The 2014-15 school year began with a short two-day week Thursday and Friday for Forsyth County Schools, giving the system’s 42,000 students — as well as staff and parents — a chance to adjust to the new routine.

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Few problems as Forsyth goes back to school

Few problems as Forsyth goes back to school

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system welcomed about 42,000 students Thursday as the 2014-15 school year got under way.

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New school year starts Thursday

New school year starts Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Settles Bridge Elementary kindergarteners got a practice run Tuesday of boarding a school bus and heading to class.

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Educators reach out to families in Cumming

Educators reach out to families in Cumming

CUMMING — The staffs from Cumming Elementary, Otwell Middle and Forsyth Central High came together Thursday to distribute school supplies to their students and help them prepare for the upcoming year.

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Academy covers basics of firefighting

Academy covers basics of firefighting

CUMMING — Over the past month, local middle-schoolers simulated the rescue of a baby from a smoky room, navigated a dark maze, rode a zipline and learned CPR.

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Applications accepted for Gault scholarship

CUMMING — The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Judge Richard S. "Stan" Gault Education Scholarship.

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South grad gets UPS scholarship

South grad gets UPS scholarship

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent South Forsyth High School graduate was one of 33 students nationwide who received the James E. Casey Merit Scholarship from UPS.

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