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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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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site for subdivision OK’d

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s only airport may have been sealed Thursday night when county commissioners approved the rezoning of that site to allow for construction of a subdivision.

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ALDI arriving next month

ALDI arriving next month

EAST FORSYTH — ALDI is scheduled to open Sept. 4 at 1760 Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) near Trammel Road in eastern Forsyth County.

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Beer, music on tap at festival

Beer, music on tap at festival

DAWSONVILLE — Beer, wine and bands with the names such as Twisted Whiskey and Southern Accent will pour into Dawsonville for a festival this weekend.

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13 businesses in Cumming cited for selling alcohol to minors

CUMMING — Thirteen of the 44 businesses checked during a sweep Wednesday by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Cumming Police Department sold alcohol to someone younger than 21.

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Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

Lou Sobh Honda celebrates opening; Kia dealership next

CUMMING — Lou Sobh Honda held a grand opening event Aug. 13 at the dealership on Buford Road.

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Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

Deadline nearing for annual Business Expo

FORSYTH COUNTY — There’s still time to sign up for a booth at this year’s Business Expo, presented by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and title sponsor the Forsyth County News.

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Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

Opposition mounts to proposed recycling center expansion

MIDWAY — Community concern over the proposed expansion of a south Forsyth recycling center seems to be growing.

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Quick makeover gives restaurant new look, flow

Quick makeover gives restaurant new look, flow

CUMMING — A popular restaurant chain is returning to its Southern roots with a renovation program.

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BOC approves proposal for south Forsyth tax district

SOUTH FORSYTH — Businesses in extreme south Forsyth near the Fulton County line may soon be able to levy taxes on themselves to help with infrastructure improvements.

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Technical firm expands in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — An engineering and fabrication company focused on the transfer of fluid and gas recently moved to a larger facility and plans to add more staff.  

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Hospital offering free skin cancer screening

CUMMING — Northside Hospital-Forsyth will hold a free skin cancer screening next week.

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Fundraiser for Special Olympics on Tuesday night

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Rick Tanner’s Grille & Bar in Vickery Village will raise funds for Forsyth County Special Olympics during an event Tuesday.

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Businesses disciplined for selling to minors

FORSYTH COUNTY — A diverse group of businesses was disciplined by the Forsyth County commission for underage alcohol sales Thursday night.  

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Tablets donated to mentoring program

Tablets donated to mentoring program

FORSYTH COUNTY — Mentor Me North Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to impacting the lives of young people through mentoring, recently received 10 tablets for young people enrolled in the program.

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Work begins on assisted living community

SOUTH FORSYTH — Construction has begun on a new assisted living and memory care community in south Forsyth.

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Precious metals/gems dealers must get new permit

CUMMING — Those who deal in precious metals or gems must now obtain a special permit from Forsyth County.

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Northside lands new technology

Northside lands new technology

CUMMING — Northside Hospital-Forsyth will become one of just two hospitals in Georgia to offer a new, high-tech treatment for brain tumors and other neurological conditions.

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Belk holding event for children Saturday

Belk holding event for children Saturday

CUMMING — Belk in Lakeland Plaza will be holding its annual Kidfest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Forsyth plays host to STEM summit

FORSYTH COUNTY — About 70 teachers and administrators from across the state recently gathered in Forsyth County for the Georgia STEM Leadership Summit.

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Veterinarian honored for work with CDC

Veterinarian honored for work with CDC

CUMMING -- A Forsyth County veterinarian has been honored for her work with the Centers for Disease Control.

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Cumming Dance is settling in at third location

Cumming Dance is settling in at third location

EAST FORSYTH — Niki Watkins was touched when a fellow dance studio owner decided to pass on her legacy.

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Expansion of recycling center near Midway opposed

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Residents who live near a southwest Forsyth recycling center are mounting opposition to a proposed expansion of the facility.

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Tech firm relocating to south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — ProSys Information Systems Inc. has announced its warehouse and integration center expansion and relocation to Forsyth County.

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County reports sewage spill

SOUTH FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill earlier this week in a south Forsyth office park.

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Sales tax holiday arrives

Sales tax holiday arrives

FORSYTH COUNTY — While most students probably don’t want to think about it, the Forsyth County school system will open its doors for the 2014-15 academic year on Aug. 7.

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Rumors turn to facts: Two Walmart groceries coming

GAINESVILLE — The guessing game is over.

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School district welcomes partnerships facilitator

School district welcomes partnerships facilitator

CUMMING — Hannah Orr was happy to trade in her commute from south Forsyth to Cobb County for something much closer to home.

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Nominations sought for top philanthropist

GAINESVILLE — The deadline to nominate a philanthropist for the North Georgia Community Foundation 2014 Philanthropist of the Year award is Aug. 15.

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Corps returns to system for dock permits

Corps returns to system for dock permits

GAINESVILLE — A five-year lottery system didn’t complete the task, so the Army Corps of Engineers plans to revert to a first-come, first-serve basis for issuing the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

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Partnership provides bicycles to children

Partnership provides bicycles to children

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to a community partnership between civic organizations and businesses, several local children recently received special gifts.

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New FCN magazine celebrates 'Life in Forsyth'

New FCN magazine celebrates 'Life in Forsyth'

CUMMING — Inside Sunday’s Forsyth County News, home subscribers will find a new-look version of our popular “Life in Forsyth” section.

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New Goodwill store brings jobs to area

New Goodwill store brings jobs to area

DAWSONVILLE — Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open earlier this month and the steady customer flow since then, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

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County receives recognition for its budget work

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County has been honored for its budgeting efforts.

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Rezoning of Mathis Airport site in holding pattern

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fate of Forsyth’s lone airport is being weighed by the county commission.

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County may relax misdemeanor penalty for food/beverage servers

County may relax misdemeanor penalty for food/beverage servers

CUMMING — Food and beverage servers convicted of a misdemeanor could soon face less severe consequences.

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New look, layout for annual business expo

New look, layout for annual business expo

CUMMING — There’s plenty of room for businesses both new and well-established at the 2014 Business Expo.

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Sawnee EMC honors two from Washington tour

Sawnee EMC honors two from Washington tour

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation recently recognized two students who took part in this year’s Washington Youth Tour.

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To our readers: Today's paper will be delayed

In order to provide the most complete and comprehensive coverage of Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Wednesday’s paper will be delivered in the evening instead of the morning.

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New test designed to allow for more truck drivers

New test designed to allow for more truck drivers

GAINESVILLE — Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years — at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor’s office expects.

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Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair next week

Healthy Aging and Fitness Fair next week

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County senior citizens are invited to learn more about healthy living during an event next week.

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Stars and Strikes marks anniversary with makeover

Stars and Strikes marks anniversary with makeover

CUMMING — A Cumming entertainment business celebrated its ninth anniversary in style.

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First lady touts vaccinations during hospital visit

First lady touts vaccinations during hospital visit

CUMMING — Georgia’s first lady visited the Women’s Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth on Monday afternoon to encourage parents to have their newborns vaccinated.

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