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Stephanie Woody was named publisher of the Forsyth County news in September, 2017. Woody is a Forsyth County native, and a graduate of North Forsyth High School. She comes to the Forsyth County News from the Dawson County News, a sister paper of the Forsyth County News, where she was also publisher.
Woody has been with Swartz-Morris Media for over 15 years, and has experience in all facets of the operation of a local newspaper. Woody, and her husband Robbie, also a Forsyth County native have three children.
Brian Paglia started working at the Forsyth County News in 2013 as sports editor after four years as a sports reporter at the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald.
Brian won the
Furman Bisher Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 from the Georgia Sports Writers
Association for the best overall sports story in his division. He graduated
from Elon University in North Carolina.
Brian was named print editor in April of 2018.
Ian Frazer joined the Forsyth County News in February 2017, prior to which he worked at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a year as a sports reporter.
He is an alumna of the University of Missouri, holding degrees in journalism and Spanish.
Tracie Pike began working at the Forsyth County News in 2003 as a copy editor.
Prior to beginning her newspaper career, she was an engraver and a certified pharmacy technician.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in commercial art.
Kelly Whitmire began working with the Forsyth County News in the fall of 2014 and covers the local government beat.
He is a 2013 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he majored in magazine journalism.
Kelly wrote for The Red & Black, an independent student newspaper at UGA, and Dalton State College’s The Roadrunner.
David Almeda joined the Forsyth County News in June 2018. He previously was the sports editor of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in Thomasville, Ga. for two years. Prior to his time in South Georgia, he did freelance work for the Marietta Daily Journal and the Gwinnett Daily Post.
He is a native of Northeast Georgia, having grown up in Lawrenceville. He holds a degree in communication from Kennesaw State University, with a concentration in journalism and emerging media.
Jim Dean came to the Forsyth County News in 2006 as a photographer and became involved with the website in 2010. Prior to that, Jim produced local television in Cumming and was operations manager at Cumming's AM1170 radio station.