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Flack's Flooring holding family festival this weekend

NORTH FORSYTH — If you’re looking for fall family fun, Flack’s Flooring has your fix.

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Spaghetti dinner benefit Friday in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A local woman will be getting some help Friday from a charity she assisted for years as a north Forsyth eatery holds its fifth annual spaghetti dinner benefit.

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Limit on model homes could be relaxed

Limit on model homes could be relaxed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed change to Forsyth County’s unified development code could remove the limit on model homes in subdivisions.

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Large development approved in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — The county commission on Thursday approved rezoning nearly 444 acres on Chamblee Gap Road and Brookfield Circle in west Forsyth for a master planned district.

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Local billboard policy stands intact

Local billboard policy stands intact

FORSYTH COUNTY — After some recent discussion, the Forsyth commission has decided against revising the county’s billboard policy.

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Ping pong tournament to benefit Red Cross

Ping pong tournament to benefit Red Cross

SOUTH FORSYTH — It’s that time again. Ping pong for charity at an iconic south Forsyth restaurant.

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Three Ace Hardware stores reopening

FORSYTH COUNTY — Grand reopening events are scheduled this weekend at three Ace Hardware stores in Forsyth County.

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Forsyth man working — for free — for a cure

Forsyth man working — for free — for a cure

CUMMING — Many people donate money to the Susan G. Komen foundation, but one Forsyth County resident wanted to find a unique way to help contribute to breast cancer awareness. So he found a job. To work for free.

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Morris elected president of SNPA for 2014-15

Morris elected president of SNPA for 2014-15

ATLANTA — Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.

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Six stores caught in alcohol sales sting

CUMMING — As part of an undercover sweep conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, employees at several local businesses were cited this week after selling alcohol to a minor.

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Local couple wins regional philanthropy award

Local couple wins regional philanthropy award

GAINESVILLE — A Forsyth County couple has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation’s 2014 Philanthropists of the Year.

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Business initiative for local firms is extended

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has decided to extend — and raise — the Local Business Initiative for 2015.

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Friends remember late owner of Dairy Queen

CUMMING — It didn’t matter where the meeting was. If Wyatt Willingham was attending, everyone knew there would be food.

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Upcoming transportation referendum is talk of summit

SOUTH FORSYTH — The proposed $200 million transportation bond referendum that voters will decide on Nov. 4 was the main topic of the 2014 Transportation Summit.

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Forsyth County getting new filing system

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission approved a bid for a high-density filing system during its work session Tuesday.

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UDC changes made official

FORSYTH COUNTY — Changes to Forsyth County’s unified development code for single family residential, or Res-3, performance standards have been approved.

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Forsyth man heads Christian leadership conference

ATLANTA — A Forsyth County resident led change and influenced future leaders — some 10,000 of them — last week during one of the largest annual gatherings of young Christian “change-makers” in the country.

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Cornerstone Schools, Automation Direct honored for STEM work

SAVANNAH — The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative recently recognized a local school and company in the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards. 

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Study to gauge if impact fees should rise

Study to gauge if impact fees should rise

FORSYTH COUNTY — Impact fees could be rising for developers in Forsyth County.

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Liquor store OK’d in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — Despite opposition from residents, a liquor license application for a package store in west Forsyth was approved Thursday night by Forsyth County commissioners.

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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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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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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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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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UNG holding symposium on ethics in Forsyth

UNG holding symposium on ethics in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The University of North Georgia’s Mike Cottrell School of Business is holding a symposium Friday about what it means to be ethical in business.

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Processing of Lanier dock permits restarting

Processing of Lanier dock permits restarting

BUFORD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began accepting applications Tuesday for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

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Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

Forsyth man named top DOT engineer in northeast Georgia

GAINESVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

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Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Chiropractor receives council's yearly honor

Drew Henderson, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, has been chosen by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic as the 2014 Chiropractor of the Year.

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Public safety employees honored

Public safety employees honored

Employees and managers at Billy Howell Ford Lincoln spent part of 9/11 showing their appreciation for local public safety employees, both by providing a lunch at the dealership and delivering food to on duty emergency workers.   This was the third annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at the dealersho

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Family business enjoys giving back to community

Family business enjoys giving back to community

SOUTH FORSYTH — For the owners of a west Forsyth restaurant and brew pub, it’s all about family and community.

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County receives bond rating boost

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth officials recently learned that Standard & Poor’s had upgraded the county’s bond rating to the highest possible level.

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Chamber golf tourney approaching

Chamber golf tourney approaching

FORSYTH COUNTY — Get ready to enjoy some networking on the greens.

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Grand opening for pizzeria on Sept. 13

CUMMING — A new pizza restaurant in Cumming will hold a grand opening event all day Sept. 13.

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County closes loophole in adult entertainment law

FORSYTH COUNTY — Among the ordinance changes the Forsyth County commission approved Thursday night was one prohibiting adult novelty stores in the county.

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Six businesses punished for underage alcohol sales

FORSYTH COUNTY — Six businesses were punished Thursday night by the Forsyth County commission for selling alcohol to customers younger than 21.

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New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

New owners, look for three ACE Hardware stores

FORSYTH COUNTY — Three Forsyth County ACE Hardware stores are undergoing improvements as a result of new management.

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Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

Voting on tax district in south Forsyth opens

SOUTH FORSYTH — Citing the success of a similar effort in a neighboring jurisdiction, Terry Kline was one of five business owners Wednesday who voted in favor of creating a Community Improvement District in south Forsyth.

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Aldi opens new store near Cumming

Aldi opens new store near Cumming

EAST FORSYTH — A long line of customers stood with their shopping carts at the ready Thursday awaiting the 9 a.m. opening of the new Aldi on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20).

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Forsyth County studying sign ordinance

Forsyth County studying sign ordinance

FORSYTH COUNTY — Businesses and other organizations that use messaging signs don’t have to worry about following the Forsyth County code regulating them for a while.

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County weighs limit on rezonings in some districts

FORSYTH COUNTY — Residents of south Forsyth may soon see fewer rezoning requests for residential land development projects brought to the Forsyth County commission.

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Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

Forsyth welcomes gathering of GMRC

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 150 people from several nearby counties came to Forsyth on Thursday for the monthly meeting of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

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Crowds flock to Costco

Crowds flock to Costco

CUMMING — Costco opened its newest location Friday in Cumming.

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Business Expo engages

Business Expo engages

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Nearly 60 businesses took part in the 2014 Business Expo on Wednesday at Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

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Panduit marks milestone

Panduit marks milestone

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local manufacturing company recently celebrated a major milestone.

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Business Expo at conference center

Business Expo at conference center

FORSYTH COUNTY — The public is invited to check out the local business community from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

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Costco opening on Friday

Costco opening on Friday

CUMMING — A long-awaited retailer will be opening its doors this week. 

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Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

Sprouts confirmed for early 2015

CUMMING — Sprouts Farmers Market confirmed last week that the opening of a Cumming location is on track for early next year.

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