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Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

EAST FORSYTH — Amid community concern voiced during a public hearing Tuesday night, a plan to bring a fourth car dealership to a stretch of Highway 20 east of Cumming was given approval by Forsyth County’s planning board.

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Forsyth residents can take part in ARC survey on region’s future

Forsyth residents can take part in ARC survey on region’s future

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission is encouraging participation in the second phase of a three-part survey regarding metro Atlanta’s future.

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Deadline to nominate Forsyth’s top small businesses Friday

Deadline to nominate Forsyth’s top small businesses Friday

CUMMING — The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce says it’s time to recognize the big people who run small businesses.

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Meeting Tuesday about state’s plan to increase use of senior centers

Meeting Tuesday about state’s plan to increase use of senior centers

GAINESVILLE — Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

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Toyota/Scion dealership proposed for Hwy. 20 in Forsyth

Toyota/Scion dealership proposed for Hwy. 20 in Forsyth

EAST FORSYTH — An application for a potential car dealership on Highway 20 east of Cumming, the fourth on that corridor in the last two years, will come before Forsyth County’s planning board on Feb. 24.

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Literacy Forsyth offering Spanish classes for adults

Literacy Forsyth offering Spanish classes for adults

WEST FORSYTH — For the second year in a row, Literacy Forsyth will be offering Spanish classes for adults.

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Agent rewards Forsyth school for employees’ home purchases

Agent rewards Forsyth school for employees’ home purchases

CUMMING — A local Forsyth County real estate agent recently made a donation to an area high school through its School Referral Program.

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Ga. 400 billboard moratorium extended by Forsyth commission

Ga. 400 billboard moratorium extended by Forsyth commission

FORSYTH COUNTY —The Forsyth County commission voted 5-0 Tuesday night to extend by 90 days a moratorium on the conversion of billboards to LED signs along Ga 400.

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Forsyth bond program targets water, sewer projects

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County is moving ahead on a $60 million bond program to fund capital improvement projects for its water and sewer department over the next five years.

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Forsyth’s 2015 Business Showcase scheduled for Feb. 19

Forsyth’s 2015 Business Showcase scheduled for Feb. 19

CUMMING — Forsyth County residents likely pass a wide range of businesses on a daily basis, yet may be unfamiliar with many of them. The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is interested in introducing the two.

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State seeing high number of fraudulent tax returns

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Revenue officials say they're seeing numerous cases of scammers attempting to file fraudulent 2014 income tax returns.

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Several gas stations, north Forsyth eatery cited in latest alcohol sting

Several gas stations, north Forsyth eatery cited in latest alcohol sting

FORSYTH COUNTY — A recent undercover sweep by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office resulted in some employees being cited for selling alcohol to underage customers and two gas stations being temporarily shuttered for license infractions.

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Ping pong at Forsyth eatery benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ping pong at Forsyth eatery benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

SOUTH FORSYTH — It is not the famous biannual ping pong tournament its owner holds for charity, but it is ping pong at the popular south Forsyth eatery nonetheless.

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Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth libraries

Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth libraries

NORTH FORSYTH — The Georgia Mountains Mobile Career Coach will be visiting two locations in Forsyth County this month.

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Deal to acquire Cumming Business Bank announced

CUMMING — A local bank along the Ga. 400 corridor in Cumming has been acquired by an area bank that has branches throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

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Cumming library murals showcase medical, cultural pioneers

Cumming library murals showcase medical, cultural pioneers

CUMMING -- Library visitors can take a stroll down Forsyth County memory lane via a new permanent art exhibit at the Cumming library.

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County commission talks trash in north Forsyth

County commission talks trash in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — Garbage trucks traveling Hwy. 369 en route to the Eagle Point Landfill are a familiar sight in northwestern Forsyth County.

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Milton golf club expansion into south Forsyth moves forward

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — The expansion of a Milton neighborhood and exclusive private country club into south Forsyth is one step closer.

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Requests for hundreds of new homes clear Forsyth planning board

Requests for hundreds of new homes clear Forsyth planning board

FORSYTH COUNTY — Requests for nine new neighborhoods totaling 967 homes — and stretching into every district of Forysth — were recommended for approval Tuesday night by the county planning board.

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Regional expert hails Forsyth County for growth, policies

Regional expert hails Forsyth County for growth, policies

FORSYTH COUNTY — With numerous creeks, the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier, Forsyth County residents are accustomed to water. But Frank Norton Jr. had a simple request for the area Tuesday — keep swimming upstream.

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New mailbox setup an issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

New mailbox setup an issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

SOUTH FORSYTH — Recent U.S. Postal Service guidelines that require new subdivisions to have a cluster mailbox setup have posed a dilemma for developers of one would-be south Forsyth project.

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Refunds set for mid-’90s members of Sawnee EMC

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced plans to refund about $9 million through a general retirement of patronage capital.

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Firm to design McGinnis Ferry exit off Ga. 400 near Forsyth line

Firm to design McGinnis Ferry exit off Ga. 400 near Forsyth line

SOUTH FORSYTH — Traffic on Ga. 400 in northern Fulton and southern Forsyth counties likely will get worse before it improves, though officials say a new exit will ultimately ease congestion.

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FCN unveils 'Best of Forsyth'

FCN unveils 'Best of Forsyth'

CUMMING — The Forsyth County News unveils the “Best of Forsyth” — as determined by more than 70,000 reader votes across 210 categories — in a special magazine that’s part of Sunday’s print edition. Be sure to pick up a copy.

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Physical therapy assistant program starts at Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

Physical therapy assistant program starts at Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County branch of an area college is training its first class to become certified physical therapist assistants.

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Milton golf club community may expand into southwest Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — An exclusive private country club neighborhood in Milton is looking to expand into Forsyth County.

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Rare Res-2 rezoning reviewed for northeast Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — In a departure from recent applications, Forsyth County’s planning board soon may recommend a niche in District 5 be rezoned to Residential 2.

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Lake Lanier Islands in talks for second hotel

Lake Lanier Islands in talks for second hotel

BUFORD — Lanier Islands is looking to draw a second hotel to the southern Hall County resort within 18 months, sales director Mike DiLeone said Tuesday.

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Economic Outlook Breakfast Jan. 27 at Forsyth Conference Center

Economic Outlook Breakfast Jan. 27 at Forsyth Conference Center

FORSYTH COUNTY — Ticket sales have begun for one of the Cumming- Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s most popular annual events.

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Development authority hears housing vision for north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — North Forsyth has trailed the county’s south end in growth and development, but many residents believe it will eventually catch up and want to have a plan for when that happens.

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