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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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South Forsyth graduate killed in Statesboro

South Forsyth graduate killed in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities in Statesboro, Ga. have made an arrest in connection to the death of 2014 South Forsyth graduate Michael Gatto, 18, who was attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. 

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Authorities urge caution over Labor Day weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY ­-- Forsyth County and state emergency services personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun — but safe — Labor Day weekend.

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Rodeo begins tonight at Cumming Fairgrounds

Rodeo begins tonight at Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING -- Get ready for a roping and wrangling good time this weekend as the International Professional Rodeo Association, or IPRA, presents a World Championship Rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ covered arena.

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Projects for road bond referendum set

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

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Business Expo engages

Business Expo engages

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Nearly 60 businesses took part in the 2014 Business Expo on Wednesday at Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

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New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

New hours for greenspace parks readjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Less than a week after approving new hours for greenspace parks, Forsyth County commissioners readjusted them.

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Panduit marks milestone

Panduit marks milestone

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local manufacturing company recently celebrated a major milestone.

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Business Expo at conference center

Business Expo at conference center

FORSYTH COUNTY — The public is invited to check out the local business community from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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Costco opening on Friday

Costco opening on Friday

CUMMING — A long-awaited retailer will be opening its doors this week. 

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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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Judge rules in favor of AG in open meetings suit

CUMMING — A judge has found in favor of Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens in an open meetings dispute involving Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt.

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Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

CUMMING — Sprouts Farmers Market confirmed last week that the opening of a Cumming location is on track for early next year.

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Fall lawn, landscape lecture series near

FORSYTH COUNTY — Wondering what to do with your lawn as we head into the cooler fall months?

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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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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site for subdivision OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s only airport may have been sealed Thursday night when county commissioners approved the rezoning of that site to allow for construction of a subdivision.

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New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

New courthouse, jail to be furnished for $1.4M

CUMMING — The Forsyth County commission chose a local firm to provide most of the furnishings and office supplies for the new courthouse and detention center in downtown Cumming.

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Ex-sheriff’s deputy fights to regain job

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Civil Service Board is weighing the case of a former local sheriff’s deputy who was fired earlier this summer during investigation of a fraudulent legal practices case.

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Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

Ethics complaint against commissioner will get hearing

CUMMING — Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy J. Mills will face an ethics hearing in regards to two issues raised in a resident’s complaint earlier this summer, although the review board found there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward on other points.

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Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this third installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, readers will remember back to our first week when the Matthews Bible was profiled.

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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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ALDI arriving next month

ALDI arriving next month

EAST FORSYTH — ALDI is scheduled to open Sept. 4 at 1760 Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) near Trammel Road in eastern Forsyth County.

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Years in the making, animal shelter opens

Years in the making, animal shelter opens

NORTH FORSYTH — Local leaders joined with animal rescue groups Friday to celebrate the opening of Forsyth County’s new animal shelter.

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Third drug summit draws large crowd

Third drug summit draws large crowd

FORSYTH COUNTY — Standing in front of a crowd of more than 300, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills referenced some startling numbers to kick off a drug summit Tuesday night.

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Sewer spill reported in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill earlier this week in a southwest Forsyth subdivision.

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Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

CUMMING — Authorities say a 42-year-old Lawrenceville man died Thursday night when the scooter he was riding collided with a pickup truck at one of Forsyth County’s busiest intersections.

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Stop-work order at Lake Alice upheld

CUMMING — The Cumming Zoning Board of Appeals has upheld a city employee’s decision to place a stop-work order on Lake Alice remediation efforts earlier this summer.

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Rave reviews for state swim meet at aquatic center

Rave reviews for state swim meet at aquatic center

CUMMING — The Cumming Aquatic Center is drawing praise for playing host to the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Swim Meet.

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Beer, music on tap at festival

Beer, music on tap at festival

DAWSONVILLE — Beer, wine and bands with the names such as Twisted Whiskey and Southern Accent will pour into Dawsonville for a festival this weekend.

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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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New fire trucks improve fleet’s efficiency

New fire trucks improve fleet’s efficiency

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department added three new engines to its fleet this week, completing a changeover that officials said has been 10 years in the making. 

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13 businesses in Cumming cited for selling alcohol to minors

CUMMING — Thirteen of the 44 businesses checked during a sweep Wednesday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Cumming Police Department sold alcohol to someone younger than 21.

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Greenspace park hours being adjusted

Greenspace park hours being adjusted

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners have signed off on a move that will better define park hours.

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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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Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

CUMMING — Lou Sobh Honda held a grand opening event Aug. 13 at the dealership on Buford Road.

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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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Second historic cemetery vandalized

Second historic cemetery vandalized

NORTH FORSYTH — A second Forsyth County historic cemetery has been vandalized in less than a month.

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Move-in day at new animal shelter

Move-in day at new animal shelter

NORTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is slated to open its new animal shelter on Friday.

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Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

FORSYTH COUNTY — There’s still time to sign up for a booth at this year’s Business Expo, presented by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and title sponsor the Forsyth County News.

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Community stakeholder meetings resume

CUMMING — Representatives of about a dozen community groups came together Monday to network and share information about their agencies.

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Longtime agent leaving Extension Service

Longtime agent leaving Extension Service

(Michele Melton is the extension’s family and consumer sciences agent.)

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Man killed in tractor accident

DAWSONVILLE — A 63-year-old Forsyth County man died Aug. 13 when his tractor overturned on Riverbend Road.

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 	 Hall fire chief relieved of command following truck accident

Hall fire chief relieved of command following truck accident

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has been relieved of command over fire services but will retain his post as Emergency Management Agency director following a mishap with a fire truck last month that injured three firefighters.

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Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

NORTH FORSYTH — A two-hour search Monday in the Hampton Golf subdivision ended with the capture of a man who fled from a traffic stop in the north Forsyth neighborhood.

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Drug summit scheduled for Tuesday

Drug summit scheduled for Tuesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The third installment of a Forsyth County drug awareness program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff Office is still investigating recent vandalism in an historic cemetery in south Forsyth.

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Sign-ups under way for first fire academy

FORSYTH COUNTY — Anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to work as a firefighter has a chance to find out this fall.

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American Legion Post 307, Auxiliary officers installed

American Legion Post 307, Auxiliary officers installed

CUMMING — Department of Georgia Vice Commander Thom Mash, front center in gray suit, installed American Legion Post 307 Commander Randy McGhee, to his left, and fellow officers for the 2014-15 year during a ceremony Aug. 11 at the Georgia National Guard Armory on Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

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Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

MIDWAY — Community concern over the proposed expansion of a south Forsyth recycling center seems to be growing.

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