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Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

Forsyth school officials: Delayed dismissal a tornado precaution

NORTH FORSYTH — As students sat in the hallway of their elementary school Monday, a woman read a story over the intercom for “today’s entertainment.”

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Forsyth parks official finalist for Jefferson director’s post

JEFFERSON — A Forsyth County parks official is one of three finalists to become the city of Jefferson’s next parks and recreation director.

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Forsyth CASA volunteers honored at Light of Hope banquet

Forsyth CASA volunteers honored at Light of Hope banquet

FORSYTH COUNTY — Each April, one local nonprofit recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month by honoring adults who help it give voiceless children the support they need in the face of abuse and neglect.

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Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

Masked man on UNG campus turns out to be female professor doing research

DAHLONEGA — To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

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Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

CUMMING — Art lovers are in luck — Cumming First United Methodist Church has plenty to share over the next two weeks.

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Tornado warning in Forsyth cancelled

The tornado warning issued just after 2 P.M. today has been cancelled because the storm has continued to stay south as it moves east. 

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Groups helping new Forsyth animal shelter care for critters

Groups helping new Forsyth animal shelter care for critters

NORTH FORSYTH -- Hundreds of animals have been able to find a new home thanks to area rescue groups and the new Forsyth County Animal Shelter.

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Sign-ups under way for Forsyth County Junior Fire Academy

Sign-ups under way for Forsyth County Junior Fire Academy

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Fire Department will hold its fifth annual Junior Fire Academy from July 6-10 at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.

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Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant funding

Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant funding

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance is accepting applications for funding from local/regional arts providers.

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Aldi scraps plans for store on Ga. 400

Aldi scraps plans for store on Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE — Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store along Ga. 400 in Dawson have been called off.

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Library volunteers in Forsyth honored at reception

Library volunteers in Forsyth honored at reception

FORSYTH COUNTY — A reception Thursday afternoon recognized the efforts of a specific group of people who work at the local libraries.

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit still growing 40 years later

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit still growing 40 years later

CUMMING -- A local church’s 40th anniversary is coming up on Memorial Day weekend, and the congregation has experienced so much growth that its members can’t all fit into the parish hall.

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Gainesville police investigating area tax return fraud

Gainesville police investigating area tax return fraud

GAINESVILLE — Police are investigating a man with a history of fraud charges in a possible scam to steal tax refunds from local clients.

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Community unites for Forsyth Special Olympics Spring Games

Community unites for Forsyth Special Olympics Spring Games

CUMMING — The Olympic Games came to the Forsyth Central High School football field Friday, and the morning held a special place in the hearts of everyone involved.

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Forsyth approves first $100M in bonds for transportation

Forsyth approves first $100M in bonds for transportation

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission approved two separate matters involving bonds during its meeting Thursday night.

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Civil service board in Forsyth honors long-serving member

Civil service board in Forsyth honors long-serving member

FORSYTH COUNTY — Terry Smith, right, chairman of the Forsyth County Civil Service Board, presents retired dentist Avery Howell with an award honoring his 27 years of service to the appointed panel.

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Middle East expert visits with tea party in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Attendees at a recent local Tea Party gathering shared a conference call with Middle East expert George Birnbaum, who is former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Sawnee EMC truck overturns in north Forsyth

Sawnee EMC truck overturns in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A Sawnee EMC truck hauling a flatbed trailer with tract excavation equipment rolled onto its passenger side about 1:30 p.m. Friday after leaving Keith Bridge Road in front of the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

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Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday

Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday

GAINESVILLE — There will be a social hour, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, but also some serious talk about the many pressing issues facing Lake Lanier at the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday.

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Pay hike possible for two Forsyth elected officials

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two high-ranking Forsyth County elected officials appear to be in line for sizable raises.

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While rare, racing on Ga. 400 also happens in Forsyth

While rare, racing on Ga. 400 also happens in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The recent arrest of a Forsyth County man for racing at 116 mph along Ga. 400 in neighboring Dawson County drew attention, but local authorities say such incidents, while rare, can occur anywhere.

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Residents split on south Forsyth rezoning

Residents split on south Forsyth rezoning

SOUTH FORSYTH — In what is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in rapidly growing south Forsyth, residents on both sides of a contentious rezoning issue met Wednesday to seek a compromise.

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Mountain Lake Church organizes shoe collection to aid homeless students

Mountain Lake Church organizes shoe collection to aid homeless students

NORTH FORSYTH — Shoes are a basic necessity, yet many in Forsyth County would be without or with worn pairs if not for the efforts of a local congregation.

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Setting of beams for new Hwy. 20 bridge at Forsyth-Gwinnett line continues

Setting of beams for new Hwy. 20 bridge at Forsyth-Gwinnett line continues

EAST FORSYTH — Weather permitting, crews are scheduled tonight to start setting six more pre-stressed concrete beams for the first of two new Hwy. 20 bridges over the Chattahoochee River at the Forsyth-Gwinnett County line.

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Cheerleading coach in Gainesville accused of molesting student

Cheerleading coach in Gainesville accused of molesting student

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man and cheerleading coach has been charged with molesting one his students.

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FBI warns that investment fraud scheme may have Gainesville area victims

FBI warns that investment fraud scheme may have Gainesville area victims

GAINESVILLE — The FBI suspects there may be numerous victims in the Gainesville area of an investment fraud scheme.

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THE BUZZ: High school students return from Spring Break

Our weekly series 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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Lake Alice Dam case moving to court

Lake Alice Dam case moving to court

CUMMING — Nearly two years after a privately owned earthen dam collapsed, the impasse over efforts to repair the damage and restore the area is headed to court.  

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Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center celebrating 15 years

Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center celebrating 15 years

CUMMING — A local nonprofit is celebrating 15 years of serving abused and neglected children in Forsyth County in conjunction with April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Deadline for FCN nonprofit guide approaching

Deadline for FCN nonprofit guide approaching

CUMMING — In an effort to help Forsyth County nonprofits better connect with the community and each other, the Forsyth County News is launching a “Friends of the FCN” nonprofit program.

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