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April 23rd, 2014 05:05 p.m.


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Literacy group, book store join for reading event

FORSYTH COUNTY — Literacy Forsyth and Barnes & Noble are joining together tonight to help provide books to the community.

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Jobs, services fair scheduled Saturday

CUMMING — They say old dogs can’t learn new tricks, but a local charitable organization is hoping to prove that theory wrong.

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Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

Crowds fill fairgrounds for Taste of Forsyth

CUMMING — Despite some damp weather Saturday, organizers said the Taste of Forsyth Along the Hospitality Highway was a success.

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Mobile training unit at library Tuesday

CUMMING — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission will bring its mobile training unit to the Cumming Library on Tuesday.

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Belk program offering mammograms Thursday

CUMMING — Women age 40 and older can take advantage of free mammograms through Belk later this month.

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Subdivision request clears commission

FORSYTH COUNTY — On a night with few agenda items, several of which were postponed, Forsyth County commissioners did approve plans for one residential development in south Forsyth.

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Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

Merchants ready to help ease Easter preparations

CUMMING — Retailers are busy this week helping Forsyth County residents prepare to put on their spring fashions, head to church and gather for Easter dinner Sunday.

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Expo on homeownership set for April 24

SOUTH FORSYTH — Anyone planning to buy or sell a home may want to plan on attending an upcoming expo.

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Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

Boulder Dash backs foundation for local parks

CUMMING — Get ready to “rock” and roll at an annual race fundraiser.

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FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

FCN advertising sales rep named state’s best

CUMMING — A member of the Forsyth County News’ award-winning advertising team took top honors at a recent Georgia Press Association event.

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South Forsyth man awarded damages in ‘Do Not Call’ case

CUMMING — A south Forsyth resident was awarded $5,000 on Monday after a judge ruled that a local business had made many marketing calls to the man’s home although he’s on the federal Do Not Call List.

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Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

Forsyth school chief among UNG honorees

SOUTH FORSYTH — The president and CEO of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce and Forsyth County Schools’ outgoing superintendent were among the inspiring leaders recognized by the University of North Georgia during a luncheon Tuesday.

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Pooches on the Patio returning

Pooches on the Patio returning

CUMMING — Dog lovers and their faithful companions are invited to have dinner while raising money for the Humane Society of Forsyth County as the Ridge Great Steaks & Seafood will again present Pooches on the Patio this year.

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Official: Sprouts won’t open until next year

CUMMING — It seems Forsyth County residents will have to wait a little longer for a new fresh concept grocery store. 

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Library offering workshops on finances

CUMMING — The Forsyth County library system will offer two financial workshops this week.  

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Leadership class raising funds for project

CUMMING — Members of this year’s Leadership Forsyth class are seeking community support of their large-scale service project.

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Income tax deadline draws closer

CUMMING — If you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking income taxes.

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Cosmetology school opens in retail center

Cosmetology school opens in retail center

SOUTH FORSYTH — A cosmetology school has breathed new life into a south Forsyth retail complex.

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Homestead exemption deadline Tuesday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The deadline to file a homestead exemption application is Tuesday.

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Three lawmakers on ‘most influential’ list

FORSYTH COUNTY — Three members of Forsyth County’s state legislative delegation have again made the James Magazine list of most influential leaders at the state Capitol.

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Pre-school teacher to receive award

CUMMING -- A pre-school teacher at a Cumming facility will be recognized by Tylenol.

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Nonprofit’s board welcomes official

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Charlie Robeson, co-founder and managing partner of south Forsyth-based Radarsign, has been named to the board of directors of a nonprofit that seeks to make metro Atlanta accessible to all pedestrians.

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Forsyth state’s fastest growing county

FORSYTH COUNTY — One day after being named Georgia’s healthiest county, Forsyth also maintained its rank as the fastest growing.

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Ground broken at site of new Costco

Ground broken at site of new Costco

CUMMING -- Ground was officially broken Thursday morning for a Costco in Cumming.

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Planners frown on townhome request

FORSYTH COUNTY — JEH Homes’ request to build 66 townhomes off Mathis Airport Drive was dealt a setback Tuesday night when Forsyth County’s planning board voted 3-2 to recommend it be denied.

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‘Stay-cation’ offerings abound for spring break

‘Stay-cation’ offerings abound for spring break

FORSYTH COUNTY -- While many Forsyth County residents will be heading out of town next week for spring break, there will be plenty of opportunities for a fun “stay-cation” for those sticking around.

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Forsyth again named state’s healthiest county

CUMMING — Community leaders have been committed to keeping Forsyth’s designation as the state’s healthiest county.

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FCN welcomes two additions to staff

FCN welcomes two additions to staff

CUMMING -- The Forsyth County News is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members.

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Cinnabon chief to speak at UNG event

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The president of one of America’s most well-known food retailers will be the speaker during an upcoming business event presented by the University of North Georgia.

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Assisted living facility gets OK near Mathis

FORSYTH COUNTY -- On a night when most agenda items were postponed, the Forsyth County commission did deny a request for one assisted living facility while approving another.

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Cumming attorney named to foundation’s board

GAINESVILLE -- An attorney from Cumming is among the five new members recently added to the North Georgia Community Foundation’s board of directors.

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Insurance groups announce merger

PointeNorth Insurance Group has merged with Taylor, Turner & Hartsfield Insurance, which has offices in Cumming and Dawsonville.

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Sharon Forks Library opening bookstore

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s largest library branch will open a used bookstore on Saturday morning.

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County leading neighbors, state in jobless rate

County leading neighbors, state in jobless rate

CUMMING — Forsyth County continues to boast one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

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Ping pong tournament benefits Miracle League

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth restaurant will again offer table tennis play for a good cause.

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Approaching spring raises hopes for nurseries

Approaching spring raises hopes for nurseries

SOUTH FORSYTH — Recent temperatures climbing above 70 degrees have many wishing spring would fully arrive.

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Legislator tapped for solar panel study committee

Legislator tapped for solar panel study committee

CUMMING — District 24 state Rep. Mark Hamilton has been tapped to serve on the Solar Panel Study Committee, looking into the future of solar technology.

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Barbecue fundraiser to boost foster family recruitment

FORSYTH COUNTY — A barbecue fundraiser will help support recruitment of new foster families in Forsyth County.

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New group aims to spruce up Peachtree Parkway

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Peachtree Parkway could become a more aesthetically-pleasing corridor to travel in the coming years through the efforts of a group of home and business owners.

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Official: Costco aims for August opening

CUMMING — Less than a week after the land deal was finalized, work is moving along at the site of a new Costco in Cumming.

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Reminder: Senior expo Saturday at Forsyth Conference Center

CUMMING — Forsyth County seniors are invited to learn more about community resources during the annual Senior Expo.

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Future of former jail site explored

CUMMING -- The Forsyth County Development Authority will be looking into how best to handle 34 acres off Veterans Memorial Parkway that the county bought years ago as a future jail site.

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Forsyth County News launches interactive initiative

Forsyth County News launches interactive initiative

CUMMING — Cracker Barrel, Costco, Sprouts and Panera Bread. These names generated quite a buzz when residents learned the businesses were opening stores in Forsyth County.

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Utility honored by J.D. Power

CUMMING -- Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation, which serves parts of seven counties including Forsyth, has been recognized by J.D. Power as a 2014 Customer Champion.

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Several receive Sawnee grants

CUMMING -- The Sawnee Electric Membership Cooperation Foundation recently awarded nearly $28,000 to local charities and teachers through donations and classroom grants as part of its Operation Round Up program.

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Costco project revived after land deal struck

CUMMING — It appears the development of a Costco in Cumming is back on track.

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Leadership Forsyth looking to fill class

CUMMING — A Forsyth County leadership training program is looking for new recruits.

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Mellow Mushroom cook’s creation wins national contest

Mellow Mushroom cook’s creation wins national contest

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Cumming restaurant worker’s dish is being served up all across the country after he won a recent contest.

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400 North Board of Realtors celebrates successful 2013

FORSYTH COUNTY — The best and brightest in the local real estate market were recognized during a recent banquet.

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United Way offering free tax prep help

CUMMING — The United Way of Forsyth County will offer free tax preparation assistance for families meeting certain financial requirements later this month.

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