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FCN Forsyth County News Building
The Forsyth County News has served the community since 1908. - photo by Brian Paglia
The Forsyth County News was founded in Cumming Georgia 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, and 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 the 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 dollars 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 1998 the Forsyth County News moved to 302 Veteran's Memorial Boulevard in downtown Cumming. In 2022 the Forsyth County News moved into new offices at 327 Dahlonega Street, suite 903a in Cumming.

In 2018,  Forsyth County News  and its sister publications, The Times and Dawson County News, were purchased by Metro Market Media, a Gainesville-based company owned by Charles Hill Morris, Jr.
For most of its history, the Forsyth County News was a weekly paper, but in the early 1980's a second publication date was added. A complete website came online in 2009. The paper currently provides two print/digital and one digital only issue per week to residents of Forsyth County under the leadership of Publisher Stephanie Woody, Digital Director Jim Dean, Print Editor Tracie Pike, and Sports Editor David Roberts. The News also covers local breaking news using their website, app, and numerous social media connections. 

More than just a newspaper, the Forsyth County News reaches Forsyth’s largest media audience through digital and mobile platforms, as well as through video, magazines, social media and more. 
With Forsyth County’s only paid circulation local newspaper, the most-visited local media website and a host of niche magazines and publications, the FCN remains committed to informing and entertaining users across north Atlanta as Forsyth County’s premier media outlet.