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Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

Recent South grad killed in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the beating death of a recent South Forsyth High School graduate who was attending Georgia Southern University.

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Ex-sheriff’s deputy fights to regain job

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Civil Service Board is weighing the case of a former local sheriff’s deputy who was fired earlier this summer during investigation of a fraudulent legal practices case.

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Third drug summit draws large crowd

Third drug summit draws large crowd

FORSYTH COUNTY — Standing in front of a crowd of more than 300, Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Mills referenced some startling numbers to kick off a drug summit Tuesday night.

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Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

Pickup collides with scooter, killing 1

CUMMING — Authorities say a 42-year-old Lawrenceville man died Thursday night when the scooter he was riding collided with a pickup truck at one of Forsyth County’s busiest intersections.

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Second historic cemetery vandalized

Second historic cemetery vandalized

NORTH FORSYTH — A second Forsyth County historic cemetery has been vandalized in less than a month.

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Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

Suspect arrested after chase in north Forsyth neighborhood

NORTH FORSYTH — A two-hour search Monday in the Hampton Golf subdivision ended with the capture of a man who fled from a traffic stop in the north Forsyth neighborhood.

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Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

Investigation ongoing into cemetery vandalism

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff Office is still investigating recent vandalism in an historic cemetery in south Forsyth.

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Optimist Club honors sheriff's deputy

Optimist Club honors sheriff's deputy

CUMMING — Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club member Char Greer congratulates Deputy Rodney Pirkle before he received the group’s Respect for Law Award on Wednesday at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office headquarters.

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Suspect arrested after two women shot

GAINESVILLE — Two women were hospitalized with gunshot wounds to the upper torso, one considered critical, and a male suspect was taken into custody shortly afterward Friday in Gainesville.

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Family, county want answers on clemency decision

Family, county want answers on clemency decision

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board’s ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.

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DA investigators honored for valor

DA investigators honored for valor

CUMMING — Two investigators with the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office were recently honored by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia as a result of their efforts during the June 6 attack on the local courthouse.

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Shopping trip for school supplies nearly turned tragic

Shopping trip for school supplies nearly turned tragic

CUMMING — New details have emerged in the case of an 11-month-old child who was treated for heat exposure Wednesday after being left for an hour in a hot car while her mother and older siblings went shopping for school supplies.

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Woman sentenced in federal grant fraud

GAINESVILLE — Federal prosecutors say a woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for fraudulently obtaining federal grants that were meant to help fight substance abuse.

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Police: Mom of 4 left toddler in car while shopping at Walmart

Police: Mom of 4 left toddler in car while shopping at Walmart

CUMMING — A 26-year-old mother of four remained in custody Thursday, a day after Cumming police say she left her youngest child in a car for about an hour.

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Cumming dad arrested after kids found alone in SUV

Cumming dad arrested after kids found alone in SUV

MILTON — A Cumming man was arrested Monday after he left his two children in a sport utility vehicle while shopping in nearby Milton.

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Cemetery of pioneer family vandalized in south Forsyth

Cemetery of pioneer family vandalized in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Donnie Munda has cared for his ancestors’ cemetery, near where Union Hill Road and Ronald Reagan Boulevard meet by the Forsyth-Fulton County line, for many years.

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Probation sweep turns up 16 violators

Probation sweep turns up 16 violators

FORSYTH COUNTY — A sweep this week by authorities found 16 people in violation of their probation terms.

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Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

Four arrested in Cumming meth bust

CUMMING — A months-long drug investigation culminated this week with the arrests of four people and seizure of 48 bags of suspected methamphetamine.

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Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

Milton High principal arrested after DUI wrecks in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The principal of Milton High School has resigned after he was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of two separate wrecks in Forsyth County.

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Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

Deputy hailed for courthouse heroism

BUFORD — A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy hailed for preventing a mass-shooting at the courthouse this spring has earned the highest honor awarded by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.

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Burglary investigation nets six arrests

Burglary investigation nets six arrests

NORTH FORSYTH — A traffic stop triggered a weeklong investigation that culminated with the arrests of six young people who authorities say are responsible for a recent crime spree in northeastern Forsyth.

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Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

Officer shoots man wielding medieval-type sword

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was on the scene of a Covington PD officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon.

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Suspect indicted in bank robbery

Suspect indicted in bank robbery

EAST FORSYTH — A Texas man who reportedly robbed an east Forsyth bank from the drive-through window in April has been indicted on a variety of charges.

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Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

Grand jury indicts alleged gas station bandit

SOUTH FORSYTH — A man who eluded capture for more than a month after a March armed robbery was indicted on 11 counts by a Forsyth County Grand Jury.

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Parts stolen from cars parked at hospital

CUMMING — Cumming police are investigating the recent thefts of catalytic converters from Honda Elements parked at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.

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Woman in fatal wreck tested positive for meth

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system according to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

Drivers ID'd in Browns Bridge Road wreck

NORTHEAST FORSYTH (Updated at 4:35 p.m. Thursday) — Authorities have released the names of the women injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle head-on collision along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Authorities seize more than 350 dogs near Cherokee-Forsyth line

DUCKTOWN — Cherokee County has seized more than 350 dogs found in what officials described as deplorable conditions.

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Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

Two remain jailed in Rx drug probe at weight-loss center

CUMMING — Two workers from a Cumming weight-loss center remain in custody after their arrests last week in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

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Long-sought Forsyth fugitive arrested in Mexico

Long-sought Forsyth fugitive arrested in Mexico

FORSYTH COUNTY — A years-long hunt for a Forsyth County man who disappeared after being indicted on child molestation charges ended over the weekend with his capture in Mexico.

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Arrest made in church burglaries

DAWSONVILLE -- Authorities have arrested a Dahlonega man believed to be responsible for a string of church burglaries in Dawson and Lumpkin counties.

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Thieves continue to target area churches

DAWSONVILLE — The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.

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Family devastated by clemency order

Family devastated by clemency order

A local family is devastated after the state's pardons and parole board on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of convicted killer Tommy Lee Waldrip.

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Death row inmate granted clemency in case with Forsyth ties

Death row inmate granted clemency in case with Forsyth ties

DAWSONVILLE — The state did not put Tommy Lee Waldrip to death Thursday as scheduled.

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Execution Thursday for man convicted in Forsyth store manager’s murder

Execution Thursday for man convicted in Forsyth store manager’s murder

DAWSONVILLE — It was 23 years ago in April that the community was rocked by one of the most brutal murders in Dawson County’s history.

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Weight-loss center focus of Rx drug probe

Weight-loss center focus of Rx drug probe

CUMMING — Two employees of a Cumming weight-loss center and a medical doctor affiliated with the office face charges in connection with a prescription drug fraud investigation.

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Two vie for Forsyth solicitor general

Two vie for Forsyth solicitor general

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s remaining candidates for solicitor general are ready to face off in the July 22 Republican primary runoff.

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Man who bit young girls jailed for violating probation

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County man who was convicted in 2012 of reckless conduct after biting three 8-year-old girls has been arrested for violating his probation.

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