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Forsyth County business disputes stiff penalty for 1-cent tax error

Forsyth County business disputes stiff penalty for 1-cent tax error

CUMMING — The old saying goes that a penny saved is a penny earned, but one Forsyth County business is being charged a substantial amount for the former.

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Fireworks sales soar in Forsyth County

Fireworks sales soar in Forsyth County

NORTH FORSYTH — If the lines at local stores are any indication, Georgia’s new fireworks law is a booming success. 

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Electric car owners take hit with new tax

Electric car owners take hit with new tax

BUFORD — A new state tax structure that takes effect today has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

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Cumming, Forsyth County ISO ratings improve

CUMMING — Both local governments have been recognized for measures to keep residents safe, which could mean insurance savings for homeowners and businesses.

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Planning board says ‘no’ to proposed cell tower

Planning board says ‘no’ to proposed cell tower

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County planning board has recommended that Verizon Wireless’ request to build a 160-foot telecommunications tower in south Forsyth be denied.

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Moratorium on signs set in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — Citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Forsyth County commission has enacted a 30-day moratorium on signs.

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Dairy Queen reopens in downtown Cumming

Dairy Queen reopens in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — Just in time for the heat of summer, Dairy Queen has reopened in downtown Cumming.

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PIER Foundation, UPS forge partnership

PIER Foundation, UPS forge partnership

NORTH FORSYTH — A local nonprofit that employs adults with disabilities is approaching its four-year anniversary and has joined with UPS to offer more opportunities for its workers.

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Cumming annexes 5 acres along Sanders Road

Cumming annexes 5 acres along Sanders Road

CUMMING — Cumming is annexing two parcels, totaling about 5 acres, on Sanders Road near Home Depot from Forsyth County.

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Board may postpone hearing on 189-home subdivision in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — A new subdivision may be coming to South Clements Road, nestled between the Creekstone neighborhoods in south Forsyth, though a public hearing on the rezoning request likely will be delayed.

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Cumming among best in state to start a business

Cumming among best in state to start a business

CUMMING — Here’s another line for the community’s resume — Cumming has been named among the top 10 best places in Georgia to start a business.

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Mr. Swiss reopens in Cumming after 2013 fire

Mr. Swiss reopens in Cumming after 2013 fire

CUMMING — From the rubble of the burnt building came biscuits. Really good biscuits.

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Alt-fuel vehicles roadshow goes on in wake of new fee, credit cut

Alt-fuel vehicles roadshow goes on in wake of new fee, credit cut

GAINESVILLE — This year’s statewide tour of environmentally friendly vehicles, starting with a stop Monday in Gainesville, has a less-than-amicable cloud hanging over it.

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Possible cap on building permits aired in Forsyth County

Possible cap on building permits aired in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — In a nod to complaints about rapid residential growth in Forsyth, the county commission is considering options for limiting development, including a possible cap on building permits.

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Spaghetti meal fundraiser tonight in north Forsyth benefits ailing woman

Spaghetti meal fundraiser tonight in north Forsyth benefits ailing woman

NORTH FORSYTH — A spaghetti dinner benefit tonight will raise money to help a north Forsyth woman who is battling Stage 4 ovarian cancer.

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BB&T Bank donates clothes to Forsyth County students

BB&T Bank donates clothes to Forsyth County students

FORSYTH COUNTY — Several Forsyth County elementary and middle schools will have new shoes, socks and sweatshirts awaiting students who may otherwise be without this fall, thanks to BB&T Bank.

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Sawnee EMC gives $26K to charities

Sawnee EMC gives $26K to charities

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently awarded $26,126 to eight area charities, including organizations in Forsyth County, through its Operation Round-Up.

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Flag retirement ceremony Saturday at funeral home in Cumming

Flag retirement ceremony Saturday at funeral home in Cumming

CUMMING — Ingram Funeral Home and the Robert Forsyth Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be holding a formal flag retirement ceremony Saturday morning.

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Commission revises Forsyth County’s alcohol code

Commission revises Forsyth County’s alcohol code

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission made several changes to the local alcohol code during its meeting Thursday night.

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North Georgia Community Foundation president retiring

North Georgia Community Foundation president retiring

GAINESVILLE — When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit had one computer.

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Music Authority in Cumming receives national Top 100 honor

CUMMING — Sound the trumpets. A local music center was recently named one of the world’s top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the first time.

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Sawnee EMC buys into solar energy project

Sawnee EMC buys into solar energy project

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced its participation in a new Georgia solar source after it acquired a 34 percent stake in a 52-megawatt project in Jeff Davis County, near Hazlehurst.

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Planning board delays private school’s proposal to relocate

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth private parochial school has had its effort to relocate delayed after the county’s planning board deadlocked on the proposal.

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Sailing program gains momentum in Forsyth County

Sailing program gains momentum in Forsyth County

NORTH FORYSTH — Months after its initial proposal, a possible sailing program on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County appears to be moving forward.

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Plan for adults only hotel stirs opposition in Forsyth

CUMMING — A proposed couples’ only hotel on Antioch Road northeast of Cumming has angered both supporters and opponents this spring.

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Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Boating licenses up in first year since law change

GAINESVILLE — Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

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South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

South Forsyth Rotary celebrates 25 years

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Forsyth County was quite a bit different in 1990, when its population was about 44,000, there were two high schools and — until May of that year — just one Rotary Club.

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Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

Hwy. 20 East Overlay Committee holds first meeting

EAST FORSYTH — A group of residents concerned about the future of the Highway 20 between Cumming and the Chattahoochee River held its first meeting Wednesday night.

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Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

Dairy Queen closing in downtown Cumming

CUMMING — A dining landmark in Cumming is set to close its doors on Sunday, but have no fear, loyal patrons. Dairy Queen will reopen after only a couple weeks, looking shiny and new and just in time for a refreshing summer. If you can’t do without, maybe stock up on Blizzards in the meantime.

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Zoning appeals board backs decision on Hindu temple in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — The effort to establish a Hindu temple in west Forsyth cleared another hurdle Monday night as the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled the proposed building would be used for religious services rather than educational purposes.

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