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United Way of Forsyth, postal service teaming up for food drive

United Way of Forsyth, postal service teaming up for food drive

FORSYTH COUNTY — Mailboxes throughout Forsyth County will represent more than a delivery point for letters and packages next weekend, and anyone wishing to help at-need neighbors in the community can sign, seal and deliver support.

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Six from Forsyth receive Sawnee EMC scholarships

Six from Forsyth receive Sawnee EMC scholarships

CUMMING — The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently presented six local high school seniors each with a $4,000 scholarship.

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Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 Georgia Legislature

Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 Georgia Legislature

GAINESVILLE — A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won’t drop off the radar for lake advocates.

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Proposal from southwest Forsyth church clears planning board

SOUTH FORSYTH — Christ Community Church of the Assembly of God took another step in its expansion project after receiving a recommendation of approval Tuesday from Forsyth County’s planning board to recommend a rezoning of its property to county commissioners.

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Jewelry sale supporting The Place of Forsyth County

Jewelry sale supporting The Place of Forsyth County

CUMMING — Jewelry lovers can combine a shopping spree with community activeness this weekend when an Avalon boutique holds a fundraiser for a local nonprofit.

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Southwest Forsyth church seeks rezoning to expand

SOUTH FORSYTH — A southwest Forsyth church has applied to the county for a rezoning that would allow an expansion of its building and parking capacity.

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Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

OAKWOOD — For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

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North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

North Forsyth commissioner tapped to chair ACCG committee

NORTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County elected official has been selected to discuss issues for all of Georgia’s counties with the state.

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Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

Boulder Dash, spring fling set for Saturday at Cumming quarry

CUMMING — A different kind of rumbling will be coming from a local quarry Saturday as the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce holds the sixth annual Boulder Dash.

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Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

Northside Hospital gets grants for breast cancer services

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to two grants, Northside Hospital may be able to help more local women screen for and treat breast cancer.

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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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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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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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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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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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Tax deadline Wednesday

The tax deadline is coming up with on April 15, but there is still time to get taxes in order.

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Tech report cites Forsyth industry

Forsyth County often sits atop counties across the state in quality of public education, health and wealth, but now residents can add another to the list: innovation.

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Forsyth County entrepreneur to appear on ‘Shark Tank’ Friday

Forsyth County entrepreneur to appear on ‘Shark Tank’ Friday

FORSYTH COUNTY — By week’s end, social media will overflow with photos of spring break vacations, and one Forsyth County resident will be able to show everyone she swam with sharks.

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Leadership Forsyth forming new class

Leadership Forsyth forming new class

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local organization that provides leadership training and community awareness is accepting applications for its next group of participants.

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Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth libraries

Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth libraries

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission Workforce Development Mobile Career Coach will be visiting two locations in Forsyth County next month.

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Forsyth County adds new residential district

Forsyth County adds new residential district

FORSYTH COUNTY — A recent change to Forsyth County’s unified development code has resulted in a new residential district.

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Senior expo in Forsyth rescheduled for July

Senior expo in Forsyth rescheduled for July

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Senior Expo has been rescheduled for July.

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Taste of Forsyth returning Saturday to Cumming Fairgrounds

Taste of Forsyth returning Saturday to Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING -- On Saturday, the Cumming Fairgrounds will feature egg hunts, trucks and live music, but most importantly food.

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Regional community foundation creates Forsyth affiliate

Regional community foundation creates Forsyth affiliate

FORSYTH COUNTY — The North Georgia Community Foundation, a Gainesville-based organization that helps philanthropists support nonprofit organizations, is opening its first affiliate in Forsyth County.

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Forsyth is Georgia’s second fastest growing county

Forsyth is Georgia’s second fastest growing county

FORSYTH COUNTY — You don’t have to have lived in Forsyth long to notice the county is growing at the pace of an Olympic sprinter.

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Blasting at quarry near Cumming a concern

Blasting at quarry near Cumming a concern

FORSYTH COUNTY — Bluegrass Materials officials met Monday night with neighbors of its Ronald Reagan Boulevard quarry affected by blasts that have seemingly intensified over the last few months.

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Update of Ga. 400 intersection irks business owners

Update of Ga. 400 intersection irks business owners

DAWSONVILLE — The changes planned for the crossing at Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 has the owner of a local restaurant wondering how he'll be able to stay in business.

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Variance clears way for Aldi store along Ga. 400

Variance clears way for Aldi store along Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County's planning board has approved a variance that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

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Homestead exemption deadline approaching in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office will be opening earlier this week for homestead exemption applications, but the deadline is quickly approaching.

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Regional job fair Tuesday at Lanier Tech's Forsyth Conference Center

Regional job fair Tuesday at Lanier Tech's Forsyth Conference Center

FORSYTH COUNTY -- If you’re looking for a job, a job might be looking for you.

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