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This Week in Forsyth County History: June 25-July1
June 27, 1979

Most of Forsyth County is making, or has made, plans for the Independence Day, perhaps at the city of Cumming’s steam engine parade. In 1977, the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce was prepping for the “biggest and best” parade in the area with championship ball games, and other entertainment to follow.


June 27, 1984

The intersection of Ga. 400 and hwy. 369 is still a tricky one. In 1984, a chlorine gas truck and a van collided, prompting officials to declare an emergency.


June 28, 1987

Buford Dam was used for a mock terrorist attack in 1987 to plan for the worst-case scenario. More than 30 FBI and Georgia State Patrol agents took part in the drill. 

June 28, 1992

Habitat for Humanity has been doing good in the community for more than 40 years. In 1992, Habitat of Forsyth County built at least two houses to help those in the community.

June 28, 1995

The fourth of July is a holiday for everyone. Kids and adults alike can appreciate the awe-inspiring fireworks and the hot celebratory day. In 1995, people watched the fireworks from Lakeland Plaza in Cumming.


June 28, 1996

The Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce took a step into the future in 1996 when the chamber “opened a sire on the World Wide Web of the Internet.” The article state about 20 million people worldwide used the internet. About 3.2 billion people were estimated to have service in 2015.


June 30, 1999

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry. In 1999, Forsyth County Schools prepared for Y2K. One test found “satisfactory results” that the system would not crash with the new millennium.

June 29, 2001

Nothing defines summer quite like a local farmer’s market. The market now has been running for more than 25 years – an annual staple at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

June 29, 2006

Eleven years ago, city officials were making decisions about the widening of Pilgrim Mill Road. Soon, the road will be widened again, thanks to a $1.1 million state grant to take the road from two lanes to four.

June 25, 2010

A homecoming ceremony was held for Cpl. Joshua Lindsay, who was moving into his new volunteer-built home in 2010. More than 500 volunteers with Homes for Out Troops helped build the injured veteran’s home.