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This Week in Forsyth County History: September 3-9
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Sept. 5, 1984

Though now an amenity most can’t think of living or working without, in 1984, Forsyth County employees were excited for the “computerization” of their jobs.



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Sept. 5, 1990

In 1990, one of Forsyth County’s most popular shopping centers, Lakeland Plaza, was being built with a goal of opening that November.



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Sept. 3, 1999

In his days as a congressman, Gov. Nathan Deal stopped by downtown Cumming in 1999 as part of his “Tailgate Tours” across the state. Deal was elected governor in 2010 and will be term-limited in 2018.



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Sept. 7, 2003

Some things, like Forsyth County’s Schools high rankings, don’t change. In 2003, 99 percent of teachers in the system were rated as “highly qualified.”



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Sept. 7, 2008

An alligator that made its way to Lake Lanier in 2008 was captured after a local resident saw the creature in his pasture. The alligator was to be taken back to warmer climates after a month-long search.

 

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Sept. 5, 2014

A resident had an unusual way of dealing with his grievances in 2014 when he left two dead beavers outside of a Forsyth County store.