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Forsyth County honored for storm preparedness

Forsyth County honored for storm preparedness

Forsyth County has been re-recognized by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a StormReady Community due to the county’s high level of severe weather ...

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Scholastic Student Spotlight: North valedictorian hopes to solve open mathematics question

Scholastic Student Spotlight: North valedictorian hopes to solve open mathematics question

Name: Steven Emerson Creech

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Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

DAWSON COUNTY -- The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her ...

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GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

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Students selected for American Legion Boys State

Students selected for American Legion Boys State

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Several local students were selected to attend a government education program hosted by American Legion Post 307.

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Man indicted for DUI crash in north Forsyth

Man indicted for DUI crash in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH -- A Buford man has been indicted by a Forsyth County Grand Jury on charges stemming from a car crash that seriously injured a ...

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Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three ...

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Planning board reviews requests in north Forsyth

Planning board reviews requests in north Forsyth

The Forsyth County planning board reviewed a number of rezoning requests at its work session last week, including two in which the county’s planning ...

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Gooch to chair two study committees

Gooch to chair two study committees

ATLANTA -- State Sen. Steve Gooch, who represents District 51, was selected as chair for two state senate study committees this week.

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Fireworks, Sanders Road among Cumming City Council topics

Fireworks, Sanders Road among Cumming City Council topics

CUMMING -- Several items were approved during the Cumming City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

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Local school councils submit annual reports

Local school councils submit annual reports

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Summer is a time when officials with the school system try to prepare for the imminent fall and return of students, and representatives ...

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July 4 race at Big Creek Greenway benefits nonprofit

July 4 race at Big Creek Greenway benefits nonprofit

The Peachtree Road Race may be the headliner for July 4, but local runners can celebrate Independence Day by participating in a course closer to ...

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Shooting reported, manhunt underway in Gainesville

Shooting reported, manhunt underway in Gainesville

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Forsyth County News wins 5 Georgia APME awards

Forsyth County News wins 5 Georgia APME awards

FORSYTH COUNTY – The Forsyth County News editorial staff won five awards, including three first-place awards, in the Division II newspaper category of the Georgia Associated ...

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Northside-Forsyth accepting toiletries for homeless veterans

Northside-Forsyth accepting toiletries for homeless veterans

CUMMING -- Northside Hospital-Forsyth will once again be taking donations for veterans in need.

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Costa Vida shuts doors in south Forsyth

Costa Vida shuts doors in south Forsyth

Customers may have been shocked two weeks ago to find that Costa Vida, a Mexican restaurant located on Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141), had closed unexpectedly ...

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Walmart breaks ground for new north Forsyth County location

Walmart breaks ground for new north Forsyth County location

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A new Walmart Supercenter in north Forsyth took a step toward reality this week.

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Forsyth County sheriff-elect to hold meet and greet

Forsyth County sheriff-elect to hold meet and greet

CUMMING -- Now that the peak of election season is over – generally – for local races, residents have the chance to begin getting to know their incoming ...

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Survey: Georgia among most business friendly

Survey: Georgia among most business friendly

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A national study brought good news for small businesses in the north metro Atlanta area.

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Planning board welcomes new member

Planning board welcomes new member

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH -- Forsyth County’s planning board is once again fully represented after a period of turnover and a vacant post.

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Blaze destroys home on Lanier, injures firefighter

Blaze destroys home on Lanier, injures firefighter

NORTHEAST FORSYTH -- A firefighter injured his shoulder Tuesday while on duty at a house fire near Lake Lanier in northeast Forsyth.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Canton Hwy.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Canton Hwy.

WEST FORSYTH -- A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of a gas station on Canton ...

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SUV slides under semi in south Forsyth

SUV slides under semi in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH – An Alpharetta man is in custody at an area hospital for driving under the influence of drugs Monday afternoon when he wrecked into ...

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Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people, Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said this morning in ...

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Concerns rising over drought, impact on Lake Lanier

Concerns rising over drought, impact on Lake Lanier

It doesn’t seem so long ago when rain couldn’t stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

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Malvi brings artisanal treats to north Forsyth

Malvi brings artisanal treats to north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH -- Little did Laura Curtis Ratana know when she created her first marshmallow in 2012 that she would soon be selling the handmade fluffy ...

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Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

LAKE LANIER -- It doesn’t seem so long ago when rain couldn’t stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

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Forsyth school construction projects on track

Forsyth school construction projects on track

FORSYTH COUNTY -- School may be out for the summer for students and teachers, but campuses throughout Forsyth County are still teeming with people.

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Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Tech marks 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

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Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

GEORGIA -- A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

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