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Cumming area merchants brace for holiday crowds

Cumming area merchants brace for holiday crowds

CUMMING — Friday is the biggest shopping day in Forsyth County and that means a busy day for local merchants.

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Que’n wraps up fourth — and perhaps final — year in Cumming

Que’n wraps up fourth — and perhaps final — year in Cumming

CUMMING — The head of the National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming said that this was the event’s best year, but it could also be the last at its current location.

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Forsyth businesses brace for Thanksgiving rush

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanksgiving can be a busy day for families with travel, get-togethers and cooking. And for local food businesses, the holiday is one of their busiest days of the year.

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Partners helping military families in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Military families and veterans commonly face financial issues during deployment and when returning to civilian life, but one partnership is hoping to keep them warm in what is predicted to be a cold winter.

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Forsyth commission OKs several rezonings

FORSYTH COUNTY — During its meeting Thursday night, the Forsyth County commission approved the following rezonings:

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Planners approve large subdivision in north Forsyth

NORTH FORYSTH — Two proposed subdivisions, one totaling 300 homes, in north Forsyth are a step closer after clearing the county’s planning board Tuesday night.

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Foundation honors Forsyth couple for philanthropy

Foundation honors Forsyth couple for philanthropy

GAINESVILLE — Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

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Stretch of Ga. 400 in north Forsyth deemed state’s ‘smoothest’

Stretch of Ga. 400 in north Forsyth deemed state’s ‘smoothest’

NORTH FORSYTH — The state Department of Transportation recently announced that its resurfacing of 8.7 miles on Ga. 400 between Hwys. 306 and 53 in northern Forsyth County has received the 2014 Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality Award for the smoothest road statewide.

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Blackwood gets new term on highway safety board

GAINESVILLE — Harris Blackwood of Gainesville has been named to a fourth term on the board of directors of the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.

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Cumming customers vent about Comcast

Cumming customers vent about Comcast

CUMMING — Forsyth County residents were loud and clear on their feelings about Comcast’s cable TV service during a public hearing Tuesday night.

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Que’n in Cumming continues today

Que’n in Cumming continues today

CUMMING — This weekend, the Cumming Fairgrounds will play host to the fourth annual National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming.

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Sawnee EMC eliminating convenience fee

CUMMING — In response to member requests, Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. has announced it will eliminate the convenience fee for “on demand” credit and debit card payments on Jan. 1.

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Cumming-Forsyth Chamber holding health care summit

Cumming-Forsyth Chamber holding health care summit

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County is rapidly changing, as are its health care needs.

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South DECA club helps Mentor Me with its message

South DECA club helps Mentor Me with its message

SOUTH FORSYTH — Marketing students at South Forsyth High recently put a school project to real-life practice when they presented recommendations to enhance a local nonprofit’s community awareness.

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Comcast’s service focus of meeting Tuesday in Cumming

Comcast’s service focus of meeting Tuesday in Cumming

CUMMING — If Cumming residents are having problems with their cable TV service, the City Council is ready to tune in Tuesday night.

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Cumming attorney recognizes longtime secretary

Cumming attorney recognizes longtime secretary

CUMMING — Nov. 5 marked 30 years since Kelli Moore began working for Cumming attorney Rafe Banks.

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Tennis management deal at Fowler Park revisited

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County plans to review the tennis arrangement at Fowler Park during a public hearing Dec. 4 before deciding whether to alter or renew it.

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Settlement reached for stormwater violations along Bald Ridge

CUMMING — A developer has reached a settlement that includes a $110,253 civil penalty over alleged stormwater violations at construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

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Cumming-Forsyth Chamber honors one of its own

Cumming-Forsyth Chamber honors one of its own

CUMMING — The Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce is usually bringing in outside business, but on Friday night the organization honored one of its own.

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Second town hall talk on government draws crowd in north Forsyth

Second town hall talk on government draws crowd in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A second town hall meeting on Forsyth County’s future and government structure attracted a smaller crowd whose geographic makeup was starkly different yet no less engaged.

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Two Northside-Forsyth nurses get top honors

Two Northside-Forsyth nurses get top honors

CUMMING — Two Northside Hospital nurses who work at the system’s Forsyth campus were recently honored as the tops in their profession.

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Ingles loses alcohol license for a week

Ingles loses alcohol license for a week

CUMMING — Following three violations in less than eight months, the Ingles on Buford Highway won’t be allowed to sell beer or wine next week.

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Sign-ups under way for Jingle Jog 5K

Sign-ups under way for Jingle Jog 5K

CUMMING — Runners who sign up this week for the annual Jingle Jog 5K on Dec. 6 can save up to $10 in registration.

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Forsyth voters approve transportation bond referendum

Forsyth voters approve transportation bond referendum

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County residents may see construction begin to thin traffic congestion along Ga. 400 and other sore spots by next year after a $200 million bond referendum to fund road projects passed in Tuesday’s election.

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Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit

GAINESVILLE — Water “wars” between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia’s water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier.

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Castleberrys win third farm family of the year

Justin Castleberry is the third generation on his farm, and the third to be named farm family of the year.

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Northside planning $48M expansion

Northside Hospital wants its Forsyth location to be bigger and better.

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Electronics recycling event Saturday at fairgrounds

CUMMING — If you have old electronics piling up, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful is ready to take them off of your hands during its biannual electronics recycling event Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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Local businessman, 68, dies during N.C. triathlon

CUMMING — A 68-year-old man who worked in Forsyth County died Saturday during a triathlon in North Carolina.

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Buford Highway drawing car dealerships

Buford Highway drawing car dealerships

EAST FORSYTH — The Forsyth commission recently discussed whether the county should steer away from having too many car dealerships in one area.

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