View Mobile Site

Header

MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

OPINION



Facts sway planners, not volume

Members of the county’s planning commission spent a portion of last week’s work session discussing the board’s policy on how to handle noisy outbursts by the crowds of residents that sometimes attempt to influence zoning decisions during public hearings.

Read More
2 Comments


Family Haven helping women change their lives

Did you know that 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic violence every year? Did you know that 40 to 60 percent of men who abuse women also abuse their children?

Read More



Procrastination doesn’t often end well

That apple tree. Oh my goodness. Something told me it wouldn’t turn out well.

Read More

Ashway: Watson's Masters win not in tradition

Ashway: Watson's Masters win not in tradition

For a tournament steeped in tradition, this year’s Masters really cut loose. What’s next? Billy Payne beginning the tedious Butler Cabin green jacket ceremony with 10 minutes of ribald stand-up? Queen Elizabeth appearing at the British Open — hatless?

Read More
1 Image



Tax time is here again

Tuesday is tax day.

Read More



Help with birth much appreciated

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 2, my wife called to tell me she was in labor. Things moved quickly and by the time I was able to arrive home she was in a good bit of pain.

Read More



Important to protect women's rights

Americans who care about U.S. standing in the world should be especially concerned with the grades received by our senators on the 2014 Global Solutions Report Card. Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson both received a D- on their 2014 Senatorial Report Card.

Read More



Outdoors: Crappie found mostly in schools around brush piles

The rains have brought the lake level up. Lake Lanier’s water level is 1,071.93 feet or .93 feet above a full pool of 1,071.

Read More



Anniversary time to appreciate marriage

I love being married.

Read More



Putting the pieces of life’s puzzle together

This happened years ago. Mama was alive then, so it’s been seven or eight years. I hadn’t thought about in almost that many years, but when it came to mind the other day, I took to studying on it and how the circumstances and opportunities of life’s journey can be so fascinating.

Read More

Ashway: Arnold Palmer, a Master's tradition

Ashway: Arnold Palmer, a Master's tradition

It’s Masters Week.

Read More
2 Images



Needed: Next great school superintendent

In the weeks to come, advisors working with the Forsyth County board of education will be evaluating applicants for the job of school superintendent in an effort to find the next leader for the county school system.

Read More



Expanding MARTA is key to transportation needs

Metro Atlanta’s regional transportation solution has a “Plan B”  that should have been “Plan A” since the regions’ growth and development was documented as rampant over a decade ago, and before another roadway infrastructure project was commissioned!

Read More



Outdoors:Fish move shallow as weather warms

This week marks a full year that Lake Lanier has been above 1,070 feet. Lake Lanier’s water level is steady at 1,070.76 feet, or 0.24 foot below a full pool of 1,071 feet. Main lake temperatures are right around 60 degrees. The main lake is clear. Rivers and creeks are stained in the backs.

Read More



Hold on tight to Southern manners

I heard about a recent university study that suggested Southern manners were in decline. This is a good time for all of my senior citizen readers to ask, “There had to be a study to conclude the obvious?”

Read More



The obituary call tree alive in the South

Yes, I know that I am occasionally prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don’t have a clue the person ever existed.

Read More



A celebration of progress

In this edition of the Forsyth County News you will find our annual Progress Edition, a special section in which we try each year to capture a snapshot of what it is that makes our community special.

Read More



Northern Arc idea is no longer ‘dead’

For those of you in Forsyth and Cherokee counties that thought the Northern Arc was dead, as stated by Gov. (Sonny) Perdue at a meeting in Forsyth County in 2003, you had better rethink this.

Read More



Outdoors: Trout season opens statewide Sunday

Lake Lanier’s water level is holding steady at 1,070.80 feet or 0.1 foot below a full pool of 1,071. Main lake temperatures are in the low 50s, but the back of the pockets will warm into to mid 50s on sunny days. The main lake is clear and rivers and creeks are stained in the backs. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out on the river at 770-945-1466.

Read More



Trip blooms from powers of persuasion

When my good friend Beth invited Paul and I to go to the Botanical Gardens with her and her husband, I immediately accepted.

Read More



Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine, long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations, called one day to announce happily that she was learning to “let things roll right off my back.”

Read More



Ashway: March Madness fully explained

March Madness, indeed.

Read More



Transportation must be priority at state level

The traditional declaration of “sine die” brought the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly to a close Thursday, ending one of the quickest and most efficient legislative gatherings in recent memory.

Read More
3 Comments


Time to fix Sanders Road

Considering that government road projects often costs millions of dollars, the $173,000 price tag for repairing Sanders Road is a relatively modest sum.

Read More
3 Comments


Highway 9 traffic demands attention

I see that either GDOT or Forsyth County is implementing another minor effort to improve traffic flow on Highway 9 — this one in the form of a flashing yellow left-turn signal at the Majors Road/Shiloh Road intersection. What is it going to take to get the Forsyth County commissioners to demand that the GDOT widen SR 9 between McFarland Road and Buford Highway? 

Read More



Speaker David Ralston serves the state well

The great thing about our country is that the First Amendment entitles all of us the right to offer up our thoughts and opinions, true or false. Bill Evelyn, a resident of Forsyth County, recently wrote a letter to the editor exercising this right which leveled accusations against House Speaker David Ralston that fall into the false category. His comments were not only intellectually dishonest, but he attempted to represent in his letter to the editor how members of the House felt about Speaker Ralston.

Read More



County should think about the taxpayers

Two articles on the front page of the March 14 Forsyth County News that caused my blood pressure to spike.

Read More



Interesting twists in this election year

With Friday’s deadline for candidate qualifying, the field is now officially set for this year’s elections, which will see Georgians casting ballots for local, state and national offices.

Read More



Tolerance needed for Christians too

I read [Tom] Crawford’s editorial [column] this week. In it he equates discrimination against blacks and discrimination against gays.

Read More



Anti-gun letter was way off base

Sid Barfield’s recent letter rallying the people of Forsyth County to speak up against HB 875, a pro-gun modification of our laws and expansion of the right of gun permit holders to carry in more places, was full of histrionics and dramatic clichés, but short on substance.

Read More



An armed society is a polite society

This letter is in response to Mr. Sid Barfield’s letter published in March 2 edition of the Forsyth County News. Name calling is not a very effective technique, even if you are writing to the emotion based individual.

Read More



South Forsyth needs more greenspace

The methodology used to determine what “greenspace” a community demographically deserves easily depicts the Johns Creek/Big Creek/South Forsyth precincts deserving much more than the bucolic 64-acres Caney Creek Preserve provides today  — that “jewel” lying at the heart of where those “precincts” do intersect, where another 60-plus acres would be well-serving indeed.

Read More



Who benefits from Castleberry expansion?

The recent 3-2 vote to expand Castleberry Road makes no “logical” sense. Therefore it must be making “financial” sense. The question is, then, “financial” sense to who?

Read More



Sanders Road should be reopened by now

The lake Alice Dam breach in May 2013 may have been the perfect storm for some and not others. Sanders Road should have been shored up, filled in and paved already. I did walk the area by the breached ‘earth’ dam. It couldn’t handle the pressure and washed out, probably from underneath the water level going undetected.

Read More



Kudos to Evans for tenure as superintendent

It looks like Forsyth County’s loss will be the state of Georgia’s gain.

Read More



Proposed gun law is an insane idea

I have never, in all my years, seen anything so stupid as the bill our legislators are about to try to pass. They are going to try to pass a law allowing people to carry guns in schools, colleges, businesses, bars, churches and on the streets of our towns. It looks like we may be going back to the old west days. Shoot first, then ask questions.

Read More



Ralston no credit to speaker's position

Speakers are elected by House members to lead and serve them. Speakers tend to shape the majority agenda and protect their party’s interests. Since Speaker David Ralston took the helm in January 2010, Republican House members have voted in proportions not seen historically for the agenda advanced by Speaker Ralston. Problem is that agenda is a failed agenda.

Read More



Road widening plan is not justified

Castleberry Road could use some improvements, but spending taxpayer money because it is available for an over-reaching project that is not needed is not the sort of action conservative county commissioners should pursue.

Read More



Elections 2014 are upon us

Except for presidential primary years, the winter months are usually pretty quiet on the election front in Georgia, with most voters choosing to hibernate rather than think about elections that normally don’t take place until the heat of midsummer anyway.

Read More



No need for another town in Forsyth County

It would seem that someone’s personal whim to cerate the city of Sharon Springs is getting notoriety. As a resident of over 16 years in South Forsyth County I am totally satisfied with county services, including the one time I had to call the sheriff’s department regarding damage to Three Chimneys Farm subdivision’s nature trail.

Read More



Road reflectors good, but should be recessed

In the wake of the recent snow and ice storms I made an interesting discovery. Chattahoochee Road was recently resurfaced, and yellow reflectors were added to the center line.

Read More



Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Forsyth News, Cumming, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...