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Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

Cumming woman snared in $100,000 meth bust

GAINESVILLE -  After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

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Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles’ silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

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BOE hears update on school projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education on Thursday night received updates on several construction projects in the school system.

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Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth

STATESBORO — Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 19-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

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Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

GAINESVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

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GSU student from Forsyth found dead

GSU student from Forsyth found dead

STATESBORO — An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment and was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.

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Automotive program recognized nationally

Automotive program recognized nationally

Forsyth Central High School’s automotive technology program has received national recognition.

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Domestic violence focus of forum

The community is invited to attend a forum where information about the impacts of domestic violence will be shared.

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Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Drew Henderson, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, has been chosen by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic as the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year.

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Schools tout healthy meals

The Forsyth County Board of Education focused on school meals during a work session Thursday.

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Termination of deputy upheld by board

The Forsyth County Civil Service Board has upheld the termination of a law enforcement officer with more than 30 years of experience.

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Board approves shelter fees

Board approves shelter fees

Fees that will soon be implemented at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter were signed off on by the board of commissioners Tuesday.

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Public safety employees honored

Public safety employees honored

Employees and managers at Billy Howell Ford Lincoln spent part of 9/11 showing their appreciation for local public safety employees, both by providing a lunch at the dealership and delivering food to on duty emergency workers.   This was the third annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at the dealersho

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Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

Payette Bible Series – ‘1573 Workes of W. Tyndale, John Frith & Dr. Barnes’

FORSYTH COUNTY — A martyr is someone who is willing to — and does — die for a cause.

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KFCB honors volunteers

KFCB honors volunteers


A local environmental awareness organization celebrated its 20th anniversary Tuesday night during an annual awards dinner.

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Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

CUMMING — After spending 35 years on Atlanta TV warning viewers what not to do in a storm, retired meteorologist and Forsyth County resident Ken Cook had a chance to put his own advice into practice during a recent thunderstorm.

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Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

Cumming police searching for credit card fraud suspect

The Cumming Police Department is asking residents  to help identify a man in connection with a credit card fraud case, according to an email from the department.

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Family business enjoys giving back to community

Family business enjoys giving back to community

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the owners of a west Forsyth restaurant and brew pub, it’s all about family and community.

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Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

Local man arrested after popping balloon in Virginia

FORSYTH COUNTY — A suspect in local burglary ring that authorities busted this summer has reportedly found additional trouble in another state — for popping a balloon.

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Revised plan for Lanierland Park approved

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board voted 3-0 on Tuesday night to approve a revised master plan for Lanierland Park.

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BOC revisits transportation bond referendum

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission continued its ongoing discussions about funding methods, including future 1-cent sales tax money, for a potential transportation bond Tuesday.

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THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

THE BUZZ: Ranking the buzzworthy moments of the week - Sept. 12, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Smoke shop burglary likely part of metro Atlanta crime spree

SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent burglary in Forsyth County may be the handiwork of a crew that has struck numerous similar businesses across the metro Atlanta area.

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Ceremony remembers 9/11

Ceremony remembers 9/11

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County emergency services personnel held a short ceremony Thursday morning to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Courthouse shooting video released

Video surveillance footage of the June 6 shooting incident at the Forsyth County Courthouse was recently made available.

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Concert in the Park on Sunday at Fowler

SOUTH FORSYTH — Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band will offer a free community concert this weekend.

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County receives bond rating boost

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth officials recently learned that Standard & Poor’s had upgraded the county’s bond rating to the highest possible level.

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School hailed for healthy habits

School hailed for healthy habits

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth school continues to earn accolades for its focus on healthy habits.

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Red Door Festival returns Saturday

Red Door Festival returns Saturday

CUMMING— The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will hold its annual Red Door Festival on Saturday, an effort that supports its ministries but also engages the community.

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Chamber golf tourney approaching

Chamber golf tourney approaching

FORSYTH COUNTY — Get ready to enjoy some networking on the greens.

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Grand opening for pizzeria on Sept. 13

CUMMING — A new pizza restaurant in Cumming will hold a grand opening event all day Sept. 13.

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THE BUZZ: Fall sports in full swing for local schools

THE BUZZ: Fall sports in full swing for local 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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Candlelight vigil remembers South grad

Candlelight vigil remembers South grad

STATESBORO -- Michael Gatto got as much as he could out of his 18 years of life, including the 10 days he was at Georgia Southern University.

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Two camping hot spots open this winter

Two camping hot spots open this winter

GAINESVILLE -- Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

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Pinecrest student on title-winning team

SOUTH FORSYTH — Pinecrest Academy student Josiah Jones and a team of other north metro Atlanta high school students recently won first place in the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Bid to rescind vote on Castleberry widening fails

Bid to rescind vote on Castleberry widening fails

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County Commissioner Todd Levent made what he described as a “last-ditch effort” to undo a previous decision to widen Castleberry Road.

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West grad, mom pen book on cancer battle

West grad, mom pen book on cancer battle

WEST FORSYTH — A former West Forsyth High football star has written a book about his experiences battling cancer.

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‘Mama Won’t Fly’ takes off at Playhouse

‘Mama Won’t Fly’ takes off at Playhouse

CUMMING — Any adult who’s made a long road trip with family should be able to relate to the current production at the Cumming Playhouse.

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Hindu center approved in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — In a vote previously delayed two weeks, a proposed Hindu worship and educational center was approved Thursday night for an 11-acre site in west Forsyth.

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Day of Caring sets records

Day of Caring sets records

FORSYTH COUNTY — The United Way of Forsyth County kicked off its 2014 campaign Friday morning in grand fashion with what executive director called their “biggest Day of Caring ever.”

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County closes loophole in adult entertainment law

FORSYTH COUNTY — Among the ordinance changes the Forsyth County commission approved Thursday night was one prohibiting adult novelty stores in the county.

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Six businesses punished for underage alcohol sales

FORSYTH COUNTY — Six businesses were punished Thursday night by the Forsyth County commission for selling alcohol to customers younger than 21.

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Payette Bible Series -- 1569 Geneva 'Breeches' Bible

Payette Bible Series -- 1569 Geneva 'Breeches' Bible

FORSYTH COUNTY — The fifth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection highlights the 1569 Geneva “Breeches” Bible.

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New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

FORSYTH COUNTY — Three Forsyth County ACE Hardware stores are undergoing improvements as a result of new management.

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Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

SOUTH FORSYTH — Citing the success of a similar effort in a neighboring jurisdiction, Terry Kline was one of five business owners Wednesday who voted in favor of creating a Community Improvement District in south Forsyth.

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Ethics complaint against solicitor general dismissed

Ethics complaint against solicitor general dismissed

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Ethics Board voted 3-0 on Thursday to dismiss a complaint against outgoing Solicitor General Donna Gopaul.

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South Forsyth High remembers late alum

South Forsyth High remembers late alum

SOUTH FORSYTH — During a ceremony before Friday night’s football game against Centennial, the South Forsyth High School community paused to remember recent graduate Michael Gatto, who died Aug. 28 after he was severely beaten at a nightclub in Statesboro.

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Mad customer arrested after dumping dead beavers at business

CUMMING — A west Forsyth man is expressing regret after his recent arrest for leaving two beaver carcasses outside of a Cumming business with which he had a dispute.

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Cumming makes appeal of open meetings decision official

Cumming makes appeal of open meetings decision official

CUMMING — The Cumming City Council voted 5-0 on Wednesday to approve appealing a recent decision in an open meetings dispute with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

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Community Day canceled at armory

Community Day canceled at armory

CUMMING — A celebration at the National Guard Regional Readiness Center that had been scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

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