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Sheriff’s deputies rally around great-grandma after theft

NORTH FORSYTH — A 71-year-old northwest Forsyth woman had extra reason to celebrate this Easter after Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies surprised her by raising $380 to replace church camp money stolen from her vehicle.

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‘Topping out’ ceremony marks milestone for new courthouse, jail

‘Topping out’ ceremony marks milestone for new courthouse, jail

CUMMING — A crowd of community leaders, construction workers and elected officials gathered Tuesday morning to officially celebrate the “topping out” of the new Forsyth County courthouse and jail facilities.

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Bank robbery suspect caught along Ga. 400

Bank robbery suspect caught along Ga. 400

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Texas man believed to have robbed the Chase bank on Buford Highway from a drive-through lane a week ago.

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Ex-deputy eyes options after release

Forsyth County - Robine M. Riffle is looking into next steps after the Forsyth County Civil Service Board denied her appeal to be reinstated with the county’s sheriff’s office.

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Appeal by former officers denied

FORSYTH COUNTY — A group of former Forsyth County law enforcement officers was informed this week that their request for help from the U.S. Equal Employment Commission has been denied.

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Chase Bank on Buford Highway robbed

Chase Bank on Buford Highway robbed

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that reportedly occurred about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chase Bank on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) at Trammel Road.

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Playground set stolen from church

SOUTH FORSYTH — The congregation at Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church was eagerly anticipating a new playground set to be installed just in time for Easter festivities.

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High court hears case of ex-FCSO employees

ATLANTA — The Supreme Court of Georgia is weighing an appeal from 11 former Forsyth County law enforcement officers who lost their jobs last year.

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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

Peeping Tom suspect arrested

CUMMING — A man accused of peeping into a women’s dressing room at a Cumming department store last weekend has been caught.

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Charges upgraded against driver in crash

NORTHWEST FORSYTH -- A Cumming man faces drug, traffic and weapons charges after a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in northwestern Forsyth County.

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Suspect in Forsyth area burglary spree captured

Suspect in Forsyth area burglary spree captured

CUMMING — A suspect charged with burglarizing nine Forsyth County businesses in an eight-month span may be responsible for many similar crimes in metro Atlanta, authorities said Tuesday.

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Driver arrested after crash in north Forsyth

Driver arrested after crash in north Forsyth

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — One person was hospitalized and a second arrested following a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday on Heardsville Road in northwest Forsyth.

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Authorities seek peeping Tom suspect

Authorities seek peeping Tom suspect

CUMMING — Authorities are searching for an alleged peeping Tom who reportedly looked under the door of a women’s dressing room at a Cumming department store.

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Vandals continue to target local churches

DAWSONVILLE — Vandals have targeted as many as six Dawson County churches in recent months, including two where several thousands of dollars of electrical equipment was taken.

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Probe continues into officer-involved shooting

NORTH FORSYTH — Three Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies have returned to work as the state continues its investigation into the March 17 shooting death of a 52-year-old man.

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Forsyth facilities could go smokeless

CUMMING — Forsyth commissioners are considering the possibility of limiting smoking around county facilities.

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Teenagers charged with illegal hunting

DAWSONVILLE — Two teenagers from Forsyth County were arrested Sunday morning in connection with what authorities described as a case of illegal hunting.

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FCSO basketball fundraiser supports Relay for Life

CUMMING — In the midst of March Madness, the sheriff’s offices in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties will square off in a bracket challenge of their own to raise money for a worthy cause.

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Former bank manager sentenced in theft case

Former bank manager sentenced in theft case

CUMMING -- A former bank branch manager has been sentenced to 15 years of probation for taking more than $25,000 from the First Citizens Bank location in Forsyth County.

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Forsyth youth ministry intern held on child molestation charges

Forsyth youth ministry intern held on child molestation charges

CUMMING — A church youth ministry intern remained in the Forsyth County Detention Center on Wednesday following his arrest on felony counts of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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Armed robbery suspect remains at large

Armed robbery suspect remains at large

SOUTH FORSYTH — Authorities went door to door Saturday in several south Forsyth subdivisions as they attempted to capture an armed robbery suspect. 

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Man shot, killed by deputies in north Forsyth

Man shot, killed by deputies in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH -- Authorities have released the name of the 52-year-old man who was shot and killed early Monday after he reportedly pulled a gun on Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies.

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Search for armed robbery suspect in south Forsyth scaled back

Search for armed robbery suspect in south Forsyth scaled back

SOUTH FORSYTH ­-- Authorities went door to door Saturday in several south Forsyth subdivisions as they attempted to capture an armed robbery suspect. 

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Alleged illegal gambling operation shut down

DAWSONVILLE -- Two suspects were arrested and a third man is being sought in connection with what authorities described as an illegal gambling operation in Dawson County.

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Authorities keep close watch on sex offenders

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is a terrible place to live — for sex offenders.

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Bagley seeks to retain Superior Court judgeship

Bagley seeks to retain Superior Court judgeship

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley has qualified for a fifth term. 

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Ex-Alpharetta police officer arrested on gun charges in Forsyth County

Ex-Alpharetta police officer arrested on gun charges in Forsyth County

CUMMING — A 23-year veteran of the Alpharetta Police Department turned himself in Friday to Forsyth County authorities after he reportedly sold guns to a convicted felon.

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Hubbard sentenced to 4 years in boat wreck that killed child

Hubbard sentenced to 4 years in boat wreck that killed child

Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta will serve four years in prison for crashing into and killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a summer 2012 wreck on Lake Lanier.

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Forsyth ambulance official charged in child sex sting

Forsyth ambulance official charged in child sex sting

CUMMING -- An official with the company that provides ambulance services in Forsyth County was among more than a dozen suspects arrested over the weekend during an undercover child sex sting.

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Friends, family gather to mourn north Forsyth child

Friends, family gather to mourn north Forsyth child

FORSYTH COUNTY — Surrounded Monday afternoon by friends, family and community members, Dawn Shutts mourned the loss of her 3-year-old son, Wyatt Pruitt.

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Man faces murder charges in death of north Forsyth boy

Man faces murder charges in death of north Forsyth boy

NORTH FORSYTH -- The suspect in the death a 3-year-old boy Tuesday in north Forsyth has been charged with murder.

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Charges filed in crash that killed newlywed bride

CANTON — A Jasper man is facing charges in a December crash that killed his newlywed wife as they drove back from their wedding reception in Cherokee County.

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Boyfriend charged in death of child, 3

Boyfriend charged in death of child, 3

A Butts County man has been charged in connection with the suspicious death Tuesday of a 3-year-old Forsyth County boy who was in his care.

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Man held for questioning after child's death

Man held for questioning after child's death

After a brief manhunt Tuesday, authorities apprehended a man sought for questioning in connection with the death of a 3-year-old boy earlier in the day.

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Cornelia woman gets probation on explosive charges.

A North Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to explosives charges was sentenced Friday to serve six years on probation, but a federal judge warned her that if she appears before him again, he will send her to prison.

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