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Library board: Sharon Forks expansion is priority

Library board: Sharon Forks expansion is priority

SOUTH FORSYTH — Plans are being made to move forward on a large expansion of the Sharon Forks Library — with or without a $2 million state construction grant that could be awarded during the next Georgia legislative session.

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THE BUZZ: Schools show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THE BUZZ: Schools show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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New school named for longtime benefactors

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Future students of what was once known as Middle School No. 10 now know exactly where they will be going when it opens in 2016.

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Judge delays bond decision in South grad's beating death

Judge delays bond decision in South grad's beating death

STATESBORO — After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating a South Forsyth High graduate to death in August.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 17, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 17, 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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Notre Dame band to perform at Pinecrest

Notre Dame band to perform at Pinecrest

SOUTH FORSYTH — Before it plays the Seminoles, the University of Notre Dame must first get past the Paladins.

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THE BUZZ: Homecoming, Homecoming and more Homecoming

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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School was locked down for medical procedure, not threat

FORSYTH COUNTY — Parents, teachers and students all hope they never have to experience a real crisis situation at a school that causes a lockdown.

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District stays strong on AP exams

FORSYTH COUNTY — In a state that outpaced the nation in growth for both participation and passing rates on Advanced Placement exams, Forsyth County students ranked in the top tier of their peers.

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Children can get free flu shots at expo

Children can get free flu shots at expo

CUMMING — Parents have the opportunity to help their children fight the flu during the Student Wellness Expo on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Eight students REACH-ing for scholarships

FORSYTH COUNTY — Eight local middle school students recently signed on to the REACH Scholarship Program.

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District seeks input on 2015-16 school calendar

District seeks input on 2015-16 school calendar

FORSYTH COUNTY — Parents who are ready to start making out their families’ schedules for next year can soon get started.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 10, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 10, 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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District, school SAT scores top averages

FORSYTH COUNTY —Georgia saw slight year-to-year drops in state- and district-level SAT scores, but test takers in Forsyth County remained above the cut, including earning the highest score among the state’s 15 largest school districts for the second year.

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Librarians take adult spelling bee

SOUTH FORSYTH — Pirates, queens and scholars all took to the stage Tuesday night to vie for top spelling honors. But this spelling bee had a twist: the contestants, adorned in team costumes, were all adults.

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UNG hits enrollment record

UNG hits enrollment record

GAINESVILLE — The University of North Georgia is bucking national trends on college enrollment.

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Name sought for new middle school

SOUTH FORSYTH — Parents and students often are involved in a school’s news and happenings, but this week they have an opportunity to be a part of history.

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Lambert junior on MADD panel

Lambert junior on MADD panel

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the second straight year, a Forsyth County student is being recognized for making something positive out of a tragedy.

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THE BUZZ: Junior-Senior wars good or bad for Homecoming Week?

THE BUZZ: Junior-Senior wars good or bad for Homecoming Week?

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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Fall library offerings include ancestry, global culture

CUMMING -- There’s just a few months remaining in 2014, but local libraries have a calendar full of events to last from fall to New Years, from global cultural studies to personal ancestry workshops.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 3, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 3, 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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THE BUZZ: Homecoming approaches for local high schools

THE BUZZ: Homecoming approaches for local high schools

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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Two from Forsyth named Blue Ribbon Schools

Two from Forsyth named Blue Ribbon Schools

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two schools in Forsyth County — one private and the other public — have been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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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

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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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