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Investigation continues into possible anti-gay hate crime in northwest Forsyth

Investigation continues into possible anti-gay hate crime in northwest Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — The northwestern Forsyth County resident whose home was targeted earlier this week in an apparent anti-gay hate crime told authorities she has had problems with neighborhood teenagers in the past.

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DNR: Meth, guns, $4K found on Lake Lanier pontoon boat

DNR: Meth, guns, $4K found on Lake Lanier pontoon boat

GAINESVILLE — Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers came across three people about 3 a.m. Wednesday in a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier, leading to drug and firearm charges.

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Forsyth County fire captain completes training program

Forsyth County fire captain completes training program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Fire Capt. Brian Wilson was recently honored for completing the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

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Forsyth authorities stress road, water safety over holiday weekend

Forsyth authorities stress road, water safety over holiday weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY — As Americans across the nation continue preparations for their Independence Day celebrations, authorities are urging safety on roads and waterways.

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Dance contest follows fireworks Friday in Cumming

Dance contest follows fireworks Friday in Cumming

CUMMING — The fun at the Cumming Fairgrounds doesn’t end after the fireworks Friday night.

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July Fourth race becoming a tradition in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — As runners flock to the famous Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, an event that organizers and participants say is becoming a north Georgia tradition will take place Saturday.

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Electric car owners take hit with new tax

Electric car owners take hit with new tax

BUFORD — A new state tax structure that takes effect today has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

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Cumming to celebrate Fourth with fireworks, parade

Cumming to celebrate Fourth with fireworks, parade

CUMMING — Cumming will be continuing its traditional Independence Day celebrations this week, with fireworks on Friday and a parade on Saturday.

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House fire blamed on lightning strike in north Forsyth

House fire blamed on lightning strike in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A family of three has been displaced after a fire damaged their northwest Forsyth home early Saturday.

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Pickup rolls over man in east Forsyth driveway

EAST FORSYTH — A man who was rolled over by a pickup truck in the driveway of his east Forsyth home this weekend is expected to survive, authorities said.

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Same-sex marriage applications begin to trickle in at Forsyth County Probate Court

Same-sex marriage applications begin to trickle in at Forsyth County Probate Court

CUMMING — As of Tuesday morning, at least two same-sex marriage applications had been filled out at Forsyth County Probate Court, an official said.

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Cumming, Forsyth County ISO ratings improve

CUMMING — Both local governments have been recognized for measures to keep residents safe, which could mean insurance savings for homeowners and businesses.

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Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in northwestern Forsyth County

Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in northwestern Forsyth County

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — Authorities say they are treating the burning of a rainbow flag on a vehicle at a northwestern Forsyth County home as an anti-gay hate crime.

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New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he’ll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

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Forsyth County prepping for new state fireworks law

Forsyth County prepping for new state fireworks law

FORSYTH COUNTY — Starting Wednesday, fireworks that have long previously been illegal will be available for purchase and shooting off in Georgia.

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Early voting opens for Forsyth County special election runoff

Early voting opens for Forsyth County special election runoff

FORSYTH COUNTY — Advance voting opens Monday for the runoff election to fill the vacant District 24 seat in the state House of Representatives.

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Forsyth native retires after distinguished naval career

Forsyth native retires after distinguished naval career

FORSYTH COUNTY — The first Forsyth County high school graduate to attend the U.S. Naval Academy recently retired after a military career that spanned more than three decades.

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Two from Lakeside Middle School honored for citizenship

Two from Lakeside Middle School honored for citizenship

CUMMING — Two Lakeside Middle eighth-graders recently received good citizenship awards from the Robert Forsyth Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution.

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Cumming police: Avoid drivers with road rage

Cumming police: Avoid drivers with road rage

CUMMING — A recent report of road rage involving a driver who supposedly brandished a firearm has prompted local law enforcement officials to encourage roadway safety and etiquette.

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Moratorium on signs starts in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — Just minutes before it went into effect, a sign moratorium that had been approved earlier in the week was changed by the Forsyth County commission.

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Free summer meals offered to Forsyth County children

Free summer meals offered to Forsyth County children

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local partnership is working throughout the summer to provide free meals to children in need.

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Officials warn of heat-related risks as summer sizzles in Forsyth

Officials warn of heat-related risks as summer sizzles in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The first week of summer brought steady mid-90-degree temperatures and warnings from health officials about the risks associated with such high heat.

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Patriotic concert Sunday at senior center in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Senior Services is holding its third annual patriotic concert featuring the Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.

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Teen arrested after wild ride through north Forsyth subdivision

Teen arrested after wild ride through north Forsyth subdivision

NORTH FORSYTH — A recent North Forsyth High School graduate was arrested Thursday night after damaging several mailboxes and other objects while driving through a neighborhood off Jot Em Down Road, authorities said.

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Dogs track down bike theft suspect in south Forsyth

Dogs track down bike theft suspect in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — A theft suspect who was tracked by Forsyth County Sheriff’s dogs early Friday morning turned out to be a 15-year-old boy.

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GBI holds bomb training in Forsyth County

GBI holds bomb training in Forsyth County

NORTH FORSYTH — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s bomb disposal unit held a bomb threat management training session Thursday in Forsyth County.

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Trash targeted on two Forsyth County corridors

Trash targeted on two Forsyth County corridors

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County officials are tired of talking trash and ready to do something about the issue.

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House boat total loss after blaze on Lake Lanier

BUFORD — A large, unoccupied houseboat caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

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Forsyth County marriage license office ready for same-sex couples

Forsyth County marriage license office ready for same-sex couples

CUMMING — With a sweeping ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court Friday morning, same-sex couples anywhere in the nation can legally marry, a decision for which the Forsyth County Probate Court had been preparing.

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Infamous abandoned subdivision to be razed in north Forsyth

Infamous abandoned subdivision to be razed in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — After nearly a decade in limbo, it appears that what remains of an infamous, long-abandoned subdivision in northeastern Forsyth soon could be coming down.

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