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Variance clears way for Aldi store along Ga. 400

Variance clears way for Aldi store along Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County's planning board has approved a variance that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

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Taste of Forsyth returning Saturday to Cumming Fairgrounds

CUMMING -- On Saturday, the Cumming Fairgrounds will feature egg hunts, trucks and live music, but most importantly food.

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Homestead exemption deadline approaching in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The Forsyth County Tax Assessors Office will be opening earlier this week for homestead exemption applications, but the deadline is quickly approaching.

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Regional job fair Tuesday at Lanier Tech's Forsyth Conference Center

Regional job fair Tuesday at Lanier Tech's Forsyth Conference Center

FORSYTH COUNTY -- If you’re looking for a job, a job might be looking for you.

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Bill introduced in state House for new south Forsyth city

Bill introduced in state House for new south Forsyth city

SOUTH FORSYTH — A local lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Georgia General Assembly that will initiate the process for creating a city in south Forsyth, a move made about three weeks after results of an independent study deemed the county’s potential second municipality feasible.

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Planning board approves 33 homes off Gilbert Road south of Cumming

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County’s planning board approved a 33-home rezoning application Tuesday night to the dismay of a would-be neighbor.

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Forsyth County remains healthiest in Georgia

Forsyth County remains healthiest in Georgia

FORSYTH COUNTY — It may be Forsyth County’s worst-kept secret at this point. After all, it’s one of the main reasons people keep moving here.

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Georgia DOT launches new-look website

Georgia DOT launches new-look website

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Transportation has launched a redesigned website, www.dot.ga.gov, that officials say is easy to navigate on computers and mobile devices.

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Spring charity sale at Belk in Cumming benefits nonprofits

Spring charity sale at Belk in Cumming benefits nonprofits

CUMMING — Belk leaders are looking for nonprofits and other organizations in need of funds to take part in the retailer’s spring charity sale from 6 to 10 a.m. May 2.

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Ping pong tourney at Forsyth eatery backs Autism Awareness

Ping pong tourney at Forsyth eatery backs Autism Awareness

FORSYTH COUNTY — Norman’s Landing restaurant is holding a ping pong tournament this week to benefit Autism Awareness.

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Rezoning for Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming approved

Rezoning for Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming approved

EAST FORSYTH — In what they acknowledged likely would be an unpopular decision to some, the Forsyth County commission on Thursday night approved plans for a Toyota/Scion dealership along Highway 20 east of Cumming.

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Man wins $7M on scratch-off lottery ticket in Forsyth County

Man wins $7M on scratch-off lottery ticket in Forsyth County

NORTH FORSYTH — A Dawsonville man recently won $7 million on a Georgia Lottery scratch-off ticket he bought at a store in northwestern Forsyth County.

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Sawnee EMC members round bills up for Forsyth charities

Sawnee EMC members round bills up for Forsyth charities

CUMMING — The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation recently awarded thousands of dollars to local charities, teachers and classrooms that were collected through Operation Round Up.

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Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth County libraries

Mobile career coach coming to two Forsyth County libraries

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

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Forsyth commission OKs changes to sign ordinance for EMBs

Forsyth commission OKs changes to sign ordinance for EMBs

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth commission on Thursday approved changes to the county’s sign ordinance to regulate electronic message boards.

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Emory Johns Creek expands services along Hwy. 141

Emory Johns Creek expands services along Hwy. 141

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two new branches of a metro Atlanta hospital have recently opened in Forsyth County.

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Planning board recommends two changes to Forsyth’s UDC

Planning board recommends two changes to Forsyth’s UDC

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s planning board recommended approval of two changes to the unified development code during its meeting Tuesday night.

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Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

CUMMING – A massive stork hung around some Falcons at a local hospital Friday morning, celebrating a relationship that officials hope will bring both healthy babies and wins to the area.

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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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