The Forsyth County News is a local news outlet focused on serving readers in one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia.
The newspaper is operated locally as part of Metro Market Media, a Gainesville-based company that also owns The Times in Gainesville and the Dawson County News.
The Forsyth paper publishes twice weekly in print. More than just a newspaper, the Forsyth County News reaches Forsyth’s largest media audience through digital platforms including email newsletters, social media, an app and an ePaper, which is a digital representation of the print edition, plus one digital-only edition each week.
The Forsyth County News is located at at 327 Dahlonega St., Suite 903a in Cumming and led by Publisher Stephanie Woody, Group Editor Nate McCullough and Editor Tracie Pike.
The Forsyth County News was founded in Cumming in 1908 by Joe Patterson, who sold the newspaper to Roy P. Otwell in 1927. Otwell combined the Forsyth County News with the North Georgian newspaper. He remained chief editor and owned the newspaper for 27 years.
Charles Smithgall Sr. purchased the Forsyth County News in 1954. He operated the paper for several years before selling it to News Corp in 1970. At that time, News Corp published the Gwinnett Daily News, the Winder News and the Forsyth County News. Robert Fowler sold News Corp to The New York Times for $103 million in 1987.
By 1984, Swartz-Morris Media had acquired both the Forsyth County News and the Forsyth Forum newspaper, merging the two into today's Forsyth County News. In 2018, Metro Market Media, owned by Charles Hill Morris Jr., purchased the Forsyth, Dawson and Gainesville papers.
As Forsyth County’s only paid circulation local newspaper and most visited local media website, the Forsyth County News remains committed to informing and entertaining readers as Forsyth County’s premier media outlet.