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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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.



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.