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Winter heating up at Cumming Aquatic Center

Winter heating up at Cumming Aquatic Center

CUMMING — When the temperature is hovering near freezing and snow is falling, water activities aren’t likely on the minds of most residents.

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Two arrested in cigarette caper at south Forsyth gas station

Two arrested in cigarette caper at south Forsyth gas station

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two of the five men who reportedly swiped nearly 200 packs of cigarettes from a south Forsyth gas station in January have been ...

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Man charged with animal cruelty after 30 dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

Man charged with animal cruelty after 30 dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

NORTH FORSYTH — The man in whose north Forsyth mobile home 30 dogs were rescued from what authorities described as deplorable conditions has been arrested in ...

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Former strangers lead CPR class after roadside rescue in east Forsyth

Former strangers lead CPR class after roadside rescue in east Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two people who bonded in the aftermath of his cardiac arrest at Buford Highway and Trammel Road and her life-saving CPR efforts said ...

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Probe ongoing into 30 dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

Probe ongoing into 30 dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

NORTH FORSYTH — A week after 30 dogs were found being held in what were described as deplorable conditions in a north Forsyth mobile home, officials ...

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United Tea Party of Georgia hears from firearms expert at meeting in Cumming

United Tea Party of Georgia hears from firearms expert at meeting in Cumming

CUMMING — An attorney with a firearms legal defense program gave a presentation Monday night on gun laws to a gathering of the United Tea Party ...

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New hours for The Place of Forsyth food pantry

New hours for The Place of Forsyth food pantry

CUMMING — A local nonprofit that provides emergency services to the Forsyth County area recently changed the hours for its client choice food pantry.

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Forsyth County dad, daughter appear in Super Bowl commercial

Forsyth County dad, daughter appear in Super Bowl commercial

FORSYTH COUNTY — In the days following the Super Bowl, there is typically a lot of talk about the best and worse commercials that aired during ...

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Forsyth officials: After-school athletics, activities must finish by 6 tonight

Forsyth officials: After-school athletics, activities must finish by 6 tonight

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced all after-school activities and athletics must be finished by 6 p.m. Tuesday due to the ...

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Lambert principal returns to campus after Facebook posts led to temporary leave

Lambert principal returns to campus after Facebook posts led to temporary leave

SOUTH FORSYTH — Gary Davison returned to Lambert High School on Monday after being placed on leave for six school days in response to Facebook posts ...

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Dawson County schools releasing students early due to cold front

DAWSONVILLE — An arctic cold front moving through north Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students ...

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South Forsyth High wins second straight regional business competition

South Forsyth High wins second straight regional business competition

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the second year in a row, South Forsyth High School students took the top honor at the Region 11 Future Business Leader ...

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Forsyth Central High School’s mock trial team advances to district

Forsyth Central High School’s mock trial team advances to district

CUMMING — It’s not unusual for the Forsyth County Courthouse to be filled with members of the legal community, but last weekend they may have ...

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Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens for leap into Lanier

Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens for leap into Lanier

GAINESVILLE — On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal — jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier ...

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Route for fifth phase of Big Creek Greenway finalized in west Forsyth

Route for fifth phase of Big Creek Greenway finalized in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — Forsyth County has an official plan in place for the next extension of its popular Big Creek Greenway.

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South Forsyth Middle School Junior Beta Club offering free homework help

South Forsyth Middle School Junior Beta Club offering free homework help

SOUTH FORSYTH — For two upcoming days after school, students do not need to secure the help of their parents or an adult for tutoring. They ...

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Events showcase fine arts in school system

Events showcase fine arts in school system

CUMMING -- Schools throughout Forsyth County often showcase their academic and athletic achievements, but several upcoming events will take a field trip away from the sidelines ...

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Chinese New Year celebration today at Post Road Library

Chinese New Year celebration today at Post Road Library

WEST FORSYTH — The cultures and traditions of China will come to Forsyth County today with the second of two events in the library system.

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Work begins on large mixed-use project in south Forsyth

Work begins on large mixed-use project in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — What is being billed as the county’s first live-work-play community broke ground Friday in south Forsyth.

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Advanced voting for presidential primary opens

Advanced voting for presidential primary opens

CUMMING — Starting this week, Forsyth County voters can weigh in on the race to succeed Barack Obama as advance voting opens for the March 1 ...

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Harvard innovator names FCN finalist for national award

Harvard innovator names FCN finalist for national award

CUMMING — The Forsyth County News has been selected as one of four finalists for a nationwide award that commends innovation in the media industry.

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Groups bring dental care to Forsyth County kids in need

Groups bring dental care to Forsyth County kids in need

CUMMING — Smiles brightened Friday throughout Forsyth County when a nonprofit and local businesses banded together to provide free dental care for children whose parents can ...

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Fascinating people of Forsyth: Chamber official leads local GOP

Fascinating people of Forsyth: Chamber official leads local GOP

CUMMING -- It’s expected to be an exciting year for political candidates on every level, and the leader of Forsyth County’s largest party is ...

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Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

GAINESVILLE — Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic “Mark Trail,” died Wednesday. He was 91.

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Lambert principal to return Monday after Facebook controversy resulted in temporary leave

Lambert principal to return Monday after Facebook controversy resulted in temporary leave

SOUTH FORSYTH — The principal of Lambert High School has been cleared to return to his position Monday after being placed on temporary leave last week ...

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3 more dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

3 more dogs found in north Forsyth mobile home

NORTH FORSYTH — Three more dogs have been rescued from a mobile home in north Forsyth where 27 other dogs were found Wednesday night in what ...

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Stricter leash law enforcement likely after dog bites man in Forsyth County park

Stricter leash law enforcement likely after dog bites man in Forsyth County park

FORSYTH COUNTY — Officials are considering stricter enforcement of leash laws in Forsyth County parks following a recent incident in which a visitor was bitten by ...

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Open house to showcase Family Promise of Forsyth County’s day center

Open house to showcase Family Promise of Forsyth County’s day center

NORTH FORSYTH — A building at a church near Cumming that is expected to soon become part of a sustainability program for homeless families will open ...

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Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday at Lake Lanier

Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday at Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — Participants young and old can jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday during the 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge after flooding ...

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DOT lowering speed limit along Ga. 400 in Dawson County

DOT lowering speed limit along Ga. 400 in Dawson County

DAWSONVILLE — Forsyth County residents traveling Ga. 400 to Dawsonville, Dahlonega and points north take note — the speed limit on a stretch of the corridor in ...

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