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GED help offered to probationers in Forsyth County

GED help offered to probationers in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local college, an adult education program, the Georgia Department of Corrections and a former Forsyth County school superintendent are about to begin an education initiative to help felony offenders earn something vital to their success and exit from the criminal justice system — a high school diploma.

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Dates announced for Forsyth kindergarten sign-ups

Dates announced for Forsyth kindergarten sign-ups

FORSYTH COUNTY – Whether your oldest child soon will take that memorable first-day-of-school photo sporting an oversized backpack, or whether the first day of kindergarten is a routine for the family at this point, it soon will be time to reserve your student’s spot.

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One of Lanier Tech’s GOAL semifinalists from Forsyth

One of Lanier Tech’s GOAL semifinalists from Forsyth

OAKWOOD — Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

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THE BUZZ: Forsyth Central puts a twist on spring Homecomings

THE BUZZ: Forsyth Central puts a twist on spring Homecomings

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Students replace family’s Christmas gifts after blaze

Students replace family’s Christmas gifts after blaze

SOUTH FORSYTH — When a destructive late-night fire destroyed a south Forsyth family’s home, neighbors and the community swarmed to support the parents and children, swiftly replacing essential needs like clothes, shoes and school supplies.

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Four Forsyth schools getting new principals

Four Forsyth schools getting new principals

FORSYTH COUNTY — Following an executive session Thursday night, the Forsyth County Board of Education approved the opening of four principal positions within the school system.

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West Forsyth school wins prize for recycled carton creation

West Forsyth school wins prize for recycled carton creation

WEST FORSYTH -- A massive replica of the Greek Trojan horse sat in an elementary school in Forsyth County, not as a secretive attack tactic but as an educational method to encourage recycling. In the end, it was worth $1,000.

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Lambert High band performs in London

Lambert High band performs in London

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Students from a Forsyth County high school rang in the new year a few hours earlier than those still in the county. Or country. And the next day, they rang it in with drums, trumpets and more than 200 other instruments.

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Elementary schools leading Forsyth's enrollment growth

Elementary schools leading Forsyth's enrollment growth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Board of Education learned Thursday that system enrollment is nearly 200 students above projections at the halfway mark of the 2014-15 academic year, but most of those newcomers are in elementary school.

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Forsyth BOE gets construction update

Forsyth BOE gets construction update

FORSYTH COUNTY — A myriad construction projects, from additions to new schools, are under way and on schedule, Forsyth County school system officials said Thursday.

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High school students lead science night at Coal Mountain

High school students lead science night at Coal Mountain

NORTH FORSYTH — They played with slime, raced rockets and froze ice cream. And although it may seem otherwise, they weren’t simply kids playing after school.

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Forsyth teen tops voters' choice in greeting card contest

Forsyth teen tops voters' choice in greeting card contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — It seems like a local teenager’s artistic Christmas wishes have been answered in Forsyth County, so far.

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Forsyth Central special needs students express their passions

CUMMING — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently sponsored an "Expressing My Passion" program for students with special needs at Forsyth Central High School.

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THE BUZZ: High school basketball is the move

THE BUZZ: High school basketball is the move

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Forsyth’s school board holds retreat in Dahlonega

Forsyth’s school board holds retreat in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA — The Forsyth County Board of Education held its annual retreat Monday and Tuesday in Dahlonega, gathering to review the 2014-15 school year to date and plan for 2015-16.

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Prom fashion show Friday night at South Forsyth

Prom fashion show Friday night at South Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Prom often may be remembered as a night with high expectations, a show of popularity and the height of teenage style, but one Forsyth County high school is putting on a prom — sans punch bowl and slow dances — to celebrate acceptance.

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Mentor Me North Georgia on move

Mentor Me North Georgia on move

CUMMING — Children are our future. One local agency knows that and, in connection with January’s National Mentoring Month, is open for business and busier than ever.

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Jaywalkers cross line at Lambert High School

Jaywalkers cross line at Lambert High School

SOUTH FORSYTH — It’s not the field trip they may have imagined, but a group of local high school students recently toured a funeral home. Forsyth County’s juvenile court sent them there not on drug charges or for fighting, but for jaywalking.

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Forsyth middle school students get trial run

Forsyth middle school students get trial run

CUMMING — A murder trial last week against a famous author featured a change of venue, expert testimony and rigorous cross examinations, before a controversial ruling of not guilty on all counts due to insanity.

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THE BUZZ: Weekling ranking - Jan. 9, 2015

THE BUZZ: Weekling ranking - Jan. 9, 2015

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Normal schedule for schools as temps plunge

FORSYTH COUNTY — Temperatures fell to 10 degrees before dawn in Marietta, Cartersville and Rome and 12 in Atlanta as an arctic blast of frigid weather brought the coldest temperatures in a year to Georgia.

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THE BUZZ: It's back to school for local high schools

THE BUZZ: It's back to school for local high schools

Our weekly print and video series where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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GSU, Georgia Perimeter merger proposal approved

ATLANTA (AP) — The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.

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Lanier Tech among fastest growing community colleges

Lanier Tech among fastest growing community colleges

FORSYTH COUNTY — Lanier Technical College continues to collect awards, but a recent recognition places the school in a top tier nationwide.

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Library evening hours expanding in Forsyth

Library evening hours expanding in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County residents will be able to spend more time at their library of choice this year. More time, in fact, than since 2010.

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THE BUZZ: High school students look toward 2015

THE BUZZ: High school students look toward 2015

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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THE BUZZ: Students survive until winter break!

THE BUZZ: Students survive until winter break!

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Lambert High-led distribution aids Forsyth students, families

Lambert High-led distribution aids Forsyth students, families

FORSYTH COUNTY — One classroom in Forsyth County was transformed into a free grocery store Wednesday and Thursday, open only students and their families who may not otherwise have food over the holiday break.

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Forsyth fifth-grade class wins winter preparedness contest

Forsyth fifth-grade class wins winter preparedness contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two Forsyth County elementary schools put a new twist on classic holiday melodies, emerging as finalists in an inaugural video contest.

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Cumming Library offering free computer classes for adults

CUMMING — Any parents or grandparents who find they ask younger family members for online help now have the chance to catch up on their computer skills.

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