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Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat

Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat

STATESBORO - A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road in Statesboro crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

Feds join south Forsyth fraud investigation

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crime ring with roots in Forsyth County has drawn the attention of federal authorities.

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County residents are being reminded that Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Outdoor burn ban lifting

FORSYTH COUNTY — Residents in Forsyth and 53 other north Georgia counties are able to burn outdoor yard debris beginning today.

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FCN debuts new video show

FCN debuts new video show

CUMMING — “Studio Forsyth,” a new platform for information and entertainment, debuts today on forsythnews.com.

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THE BUZZ: Homecoming approaches for local high schools

THE BUZZ: Homecoming approaches for local high schools

Our 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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Two from Forsyth named Blue Ribbon Schools

Two from Forsyth named Blue Ribbon Schools

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two schools in Forsyth County — one private and the other public — have been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Cumming Fair opens Thursday

Cumming Fair opens Thursday

CUMMING — Crews have begun setting up the rides along the midway for the 2014 Cumming Country Fair & Festival, which begins its 11-day run Thursday afternoon at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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Hwy. 20 reopens after gas leak

Hwy. 20 reopens after gas leak

EAST FORSYTH — Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) at Trammel Road was closed for about three hours Monday after a construction crew struck a gas line at a nearby job site. 

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Adult spelling bee returns Oct. 7

Adult spelling bee returns Oct. 7

FORSYTH COUNTY — Literacy Forsyth has begun making preparations for Spell Check Live, its annual adult spelling bee fundraiser.

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Alliance establishes scholarship at UNG

Alliance establishes scholarship at UNG

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance’s board of directors recently established an endowed scholarship at the University of North Georgia for Forsyth students pursuing art or art education.

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Training exercise helps FCSO prepare for worst

Training exercise helps FCSO prepare for worst

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency personnel swarmed South Forsyth High School on Friday afternoon after hearing reports of a gunman on campus. Fortunately, they were just practicing for a worst-case scenario.

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Transportation projects focus of summit

Transportation projects focus of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH — Traffic, one of the biggest complaints in Forsyth County, will be among the issues discussed at an upcoming event organized by the local chamber of commerce.

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Payette Bible Series — 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo

Payette Bible Series — 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this eighth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, readers will become familiar with a small, museum-quality 1610 Geneva Bible in Octavo.

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Alcohol checks rise in wake of Forsyth student's death

Alcohol checks rise in wake of Forsyth student's death

Statesboro police and City Hall officials acknowledge that officers have done more compliance checks targeting sales of alcohol to people under age 21 since the Aug. 28 death of Michael Gatto, 18, after a violent encounter at the now closed Rude Rudy's bar.

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VVA chapter hears inspiring story

VVA chapter hears inspiring story

CUMMING — The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently heard a story of challenges and personal growth from Wendy Yarbrough, a special education teacher at North Forsyth Middle School, and daughters Hailey, 15 and Shelby, 12.

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Burglary crew has hit more than 30 homes

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities are on the lookout for a three-person burglary crew they say has been targeting Spanish-speaking families across Forsyth County.

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Cumming Utilities offers electronic billing

CUMMING — Cumming Utilities’ customers can receive their monthly water bills via email, a new service that’s part of an effort by the department to “go green” and cut costs.

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Planning board gives OK for 3 subdivisions

WEST FORSYTH — Plans for three new subdivisions, two of them numbering hundreds of homes, cleared the Forsyth County planning board Tuesday night.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Sept. 26, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Sept. 26, 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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DOT gets input on how best to widen Hwy. 9

DOT gets input on how best to widen Hwy. 9

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Georgia Department of Transportation held an open house Tuesday night at Vickery Creek Middle School to gather input on its preliminary plans to widen the well-traveled section of Hwy. 9 between Peachtree Parkway and the Fulton County line.

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Spay/neuter guidelines for animal shelter revisited

Spay/neuter guidelines for animal shelter revisited

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Animal Control and Shelter Advisory Committee gave the deputy county manager the go-ahead Wednesday night to work out the local spay-neuter process with the county commission.

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Tweeks to tree ordinance rooted in beautification

FORSYTH COUNTY — In an effort to enliven neighborhoods, the Forsyth commission voted 5-0 on Tuesday to update the county’s tree ordinance.

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Benches, sculpture OK’d for courthouse entrance

Benches, sculpture OK’d for courthouse entrance

CUMMING — Plans to enhance the entrance to the new Forsyth County courthouse are taking shape as the county commission agreed Tuesday to fund to several projects.

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County wants to explore consolidation

DAWSONVILLE — A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

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Strong start to school year for Young Life

Strong start to school year for Young Life

SOUTH FORSYTH — When Forsyth County Young Life held its first meeting of the school year, about 170 teenagers showed up. The second meeting drew more than 200.

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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office honored by state

MACON — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was one of several law enforcement agencies honored Wednesday by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety during its 14th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards at the Macon Centreplex.

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Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

Bar where Forsyth student fatally beaten closed

STATESBORO — Rude Rudy’s, the bar where an 18-year-old Georgia Southern student from Forsyth County suffered a beating on Aug. 28 before dying a few hours later, has closed, and its owner has agreed to a lifetime ban on getting another license to serve alcohol in Statesboro.

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Retired high-ranking Marine to speak at armory Saturday

CUMMING — The public is invited to hear from the 12thsergeant major of the U.S. Marine Corps during an event Saturday at the National Guard Readiness Center in Cumming.

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Local groups want to get youth hooked on fishing

EAST FORSYTH — There’s nothing quite like spending a relaxing day fishing, and this Saturday local volunteers are looking to pass that hobby on to the next generation.

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THE BUZZ: The bad side of social media for local students

THE BUZZ: The bad side of social media for local students

Our 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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FCSO training draws attention in north Forsyth

FCSO training draws attention in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — Motorists traveling along Ga. 400 near Martin Road in north Forsyth have reported seeing a large number of sheriff’s vehicles and law enforcement activity this week.

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Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

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Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

GAINESVILLE — Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

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Cadet from Cumming finds support at Riverside

Cadet from Cumming finds support at Riverside

GAINESVILLE — Ben Brewer, a Riverside Military Academy senior from Cumming, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

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Body of drowning victim found in lake

BUFORD —The drowning victim who fell in Lake Lanier early Sunday has been found.

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Indictment in theft case

Indictment in theft case

NORTH FORYSTH — A Forsyth County grand jury handed down an indictment last week of a north Forsyth woman arrested as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent legal practices.

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New school chief listening, learning

New school chief listening, learning

FORSYTH COUNTY — The new superintendent of the Forsyth County school system is quickly getting up to speed on the district’s 35 schools.

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Forsyth mom back in Pillsbury Bake-Off

Forsyth mom back in Pillsbury Bake-Off

FORSYTH COUNTY — It's not every day that someone has the chance to bake for $1 million, and it's even rarer to get that opportunity twice.

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Man indicted for murder in child’s death

Man indicted for murder in child’s death

NORTH FORSYTH — A 25-year-old Butts County man has been indicted on several charges in connection with the February beating death of a 3-year-old boy north Forsyth boy.

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DOT seeks input on widening of Hwy. 9

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Georgia Department of Transportation wants to hear from residents on its plan to widen the well-traveled section of Hwy. 9 between Peachtree Parkway and the Fulton County line.

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County extends sign ordinance moratorium

FORSYTH COUNTY — After hearing from members of the community, the county commission voted to extend a moratorium on enforcing Forsyth’s sign ordinance for another 90 days.

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Hearings to be held on animal control changes

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth commission decided Thursday night to proceed with public hearings to amend the county’s animal control ordinance.

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Payette Bible Series — 1610 Map of Scotland by John Speed

Payette Bible Series — 1610 Map of Scotland by John Speed

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this seventh installment in the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, we will examine perhaps the most famous and sought-after printed map of Scotland — the 1610 John Speed map. One other copy hangs in the National Library of Scotland.

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Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

Pinecrest ranks among top Catholic high schools

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the eighth straight year, Pinecrest Academy in south Forsyth has been ranked as one of the top Catholic High Schools in the country.

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Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

Forsyth wraps up Reads Together program

FORYSTH COUNTY — The 2014 Forsyth Reads Together program culminated Tuesday night with a visit from author Lisa See.

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Forsyth names new parks director

Forsyth names new parks director

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County has hired a new director to lead its parks and recreation department.

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Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

Truck in Lanier reported missing earlier in month

GAINESVILLE — A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday had been reported missing Sept. 11 in Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

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Suspect ID’d in death of woman found at lake park

OAKWOOD — An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found in October.

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Council awards bid for City Park grading

Council awards bid for City Park grading

CUMMING — The Cumming City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to award the bid for grading for a new building at City Park to Jasper Grading and Pipeline.

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