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Easter traditions can nurture faith journey

Easter traditions can nurture faith journey

FORSYTH COUNTY — Families will be donning bright spring attire, and maybe even a pair of new shoes or a hat, today as they prepare to celebrate Easter.

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School system’s contract with state reviewed

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education is seeking state approval for the final year of its Investing in Education Excellence, or IE2, contract with the state.

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Forsyth firefighter recruits graduate

Forsyth firefighter recruits graduate

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department graduated a new class of recruits during a ceremony Friday night at the Central Park Recreation Center.

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Vet relishes taking part in Honor Flight

Vet relishes taking part in Honor Flight

FORSYTH COUNTY — Nick Youdell wanted to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., to honor his father, Edward, who served in the Navy during that time.

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Belk program offering mammograms Thursday

CUMMING — Women age 40 and older can take advantage of free mammograms through Belk later this month.

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State House hopefuls appear at GOP forum

State House hopefuls appear at GOP forum

FORSYTH COUNTY — There appear to be many political similarities between the two Republican candidates for the District 26 seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Subdivision request clears commission

FORSYTH COUNTY — On a night with few agenda items, several of which were postponed, Forsyth County commissioners did approve plans for one residential development in south Forsyth.

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Car wash challenge benefits Special Olympics

FORSYTH COUNTY — All five Forsyth public high schools will engage in a little friendly competition Saturday to support the county’s Special Olympics program.

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Cornerstone sixth-graders first in state competition

NORTH FORSYTH — For the second year in a row, Cornerstone Schools in north Forsyth fielded successful teams in the eCybermission competition.

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Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

The threat of rainy weather didn't stop hundreds of people from coming to the Cumming Fairgrounds for the annual Taste of Forsyth event on Saturday.  

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Reported drowning on lake investigated

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning in Lake Lanier.

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Plan for fountain outside courthouse closer

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Development Authority has decided to move forward with plans for a potential addition to the new county courthouse in downtown Cumming.

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Policy on audience outbursts reviewed

CUMMING — Forsyth County’s planning board is continuing to monitor public outbursts.

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City to sell tracts for Bethelview project

CUMMING — Cumming leaders discussed several projects related to roads, including a land deal with Forsyth County, during a meeting Tuesday night.

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Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

CUMMING — Retailers are busy this week helping Forsyth County residents prepare to put on their spring fashions, head to church and gather for Easter dinner Sunday.

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GOP women hear from 10 candidates

FORSYTH COUNTY — Norman’s Landing was the place to be Wednesday for local candidates in the May 20 primary.

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Expo on homeownership set for April 24

SOUTH FORSYTH — Anyone planning to buy or sell a home may want to plan on attending an upcoming expo.

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Two schools hailed for customer service

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Customer service is crucial for a successful business. It’s also an important part of running a thriving campus, as two Forsyth County schools recently learned.

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System ranks high for digital education

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Schools has again been named one of the top digital school districts in the country.

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Garden club breathes life into courtyard

Garden club breathes life into courtyard

CUMMING — Cumming Garden Club members have helped create a new place for little ones to play and learn.

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Series of four candidate forums begins Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY — To help voters prepare for the May 20 primary, the Forsyth County Republican Party has organized a series of four candidate forums, each focusing on different contested races.

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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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Coach suspended after relationship with teen swimmer

CUMMING — A local youth coach has been suspended after apologizing to parents for having had a relationship with a 17-year-old swimmer several years earlier.

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Schools begin CRCT testing Wednesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests begin today for the Forsyth County school system.

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Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

Rotarians recognize outgoing superintendent

CUMMING — As he transitions toward his retirement from Forsyth County Schools, Superintendent Buster Evans visited local Rotarians Tuesday morning to talk about the growth of the school system — both in population and achievement — since he took the helm in 2008.

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Rain shifts, but can’t dampen tax rally

Rain shifts, but can’t dampen tax rally

CUMMING — Members of the Forsyth County Tea Party Patriot Alliance gathered at the Cumming Fairgrounds covered arena Monday night for a Tax Day rally.

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Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

CUMMING — Get ready to “rock” and roll at an annual race fundraiser.

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Novelist to speak at library program Thursday

CUMMING -- A New York Times bestselling novelist will spend an evening with Forsyth County residents.

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Hepler resigns as West Forsyth football coach


Tax Day Rally shifts to fairgrounds

Tax Day Rally shifts to fairgrounds

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance Tax Day Rally tonight is being moved from the Forsyth County Courthouse to the Cumming Fairgrounds due to the threat of inclement weather.

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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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CASA honors workers

CASA honors workers

The more than 200 candles illuminating the stage were the perfect symbol for the CASA Light of Hope Ceremony.

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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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Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

Friendly school wager settled with duct tape

SOUTH FORSYTH — To raise money for the March of Dimes, Settles Bridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Mark Graves and teacher Amy Hockenberry placed a friendly wager.

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Deal backs cannabis effort

A Forsyth County mom is “cautiously excited” about new measures that Gov. Nathan Deal is supporting regarding the use of cannabis oil for epileptic disorders.

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School bond referendum on ballot

Forsyth County - As voters line up for local and state primary elections May 20, the Forsyth County School System is hopeful they will also pay attention to the bond referendum that will appear on the ballot.

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Tax Day Rally at courthouse Monday

CUMMING — Bob Frey hopes hundreds of people will cover the courthouse steps Monday during the Forsyth County Tea Party Patriots Alliance Tax Day Rally.

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Concert, tourney benefit RAINN

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School freshman and some of her friends are hoping to raise awareness of child sexual abuse through two events in support of RAINN.

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Greenway extension to Kelly Mill starts

Greenway extension to Kelly Mill starts

FORSYTH COUNTY — Construction of the fourth phase of the Big Creek Greenway recently began.

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BOC wants sign on county site removed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A large billboard that has stood on county-owned property at Mullinax Road and Hwy. 9 for about 20 years must come down, the Forsyth County commission has decided.

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Aeronautic design competition this weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY — College students from as far away as India, Bangladesh and Egypt will be spending this weekend in Forsyth County.

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School system closing in on facilities plan

CUMMING — The Forsyth County school system’s proposed six-year-facilities plan cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, receiving approval from a four-member review team of visiting officials.

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Taste of Forsyth set for April 19 at fairgrounds

Taste of Forsyth set for April 19 at fairgrounds

CUMMING — Cumming Fairgrounds leaders are hoping the public will work up a big appetite over the week or so. 

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South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

South's Crowder finalist for state top teacher

SOUTH FORSYTH — A South Forsyth High School teacher has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year award in Georgia.

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FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

CUMMING — A member of the Forsyth County News’ award-winning advertising team took top honors at a recent Georgia Press Association event.

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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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Assistant principal on leave after arrest

Assistant principal on leave after arrest

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Matt Elementary School assistant principal is out on bond after being arrested on charges of violating the controlled substance act.

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South Forsyth man awarded damages in ‘Do Not Call’ case

CUMMING — A south Forsyth resident was awarded $5,000 on Monday after a judge ruled that a local business had made many marketing calls to the man’s home although he’s on the federal Do Not Call List.

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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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Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

SOUTH FORSYTH — The president and CEO of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce and Forsyth County Schools’ outgoing superintendent were among the inspiring leaders recognized by the University of North Georgia during a luncheon Tuesday.

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