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Ebola concerns hit nearby high school

A day after Newton County School System released information that a Newton High School teacher was in contact with someone traveling form Sierra Leone, the school’s absentee rate doubled Wednesday.

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Sheriff's office offers Halloween safety tips

FORSYTH COUNTY — As Forsyth County residents get their costumes in order and dream of buckets of candy, both parents and trick-or-treaters, no matter what age, should keep safety in mind Friday night.

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Electronics recycling event Saturday at fairgrounds

CUMMING — If you have old electronics piling up, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful is ready to take them off of your hands during its biannual electronics recycling event Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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Four seriously injured in multi-car wreck

A multi-car wreck on Old Atlanta Road left four people with serious injuries Tuesday evening.

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Retiring director leaves legacy of integrity at The Place

Retiring director leaves legacy of integrity at The Place

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Place of Forsyth may always have its doors open in a commitment to help anyone in need, but as of Thursday those doors will no longer be held open by the organization’s iconic leader.

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Local businessman, 68, dies during N.C. triathlon

CUMMING — A 68-year-old man who worked in Forsyth County died Saturday during a triathlon in North Carolina.

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THE BUZZ: High school theater departments take center stage

THE BUZZ: High school theater departments take center stage

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Officer honors late son with donation of pumpkins

Officer honors late son with donation of pumpkins

FORSYTH COUNTY — Bubba Hunter was careful to save the seeds he carved out of a pumpkin with his father. He wanted to plant them when he became well enough to leave the hospital and deliver pumpkins to other children receiving treatment the following year.

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Deal unveils Ebola policy during campaign stop

Deal unveils Ebola policy during campaign stop

SOUTH FORSYTH — At a campaign stop in Forsyth County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the state’s new Ebola policy, which will require quarantine for people who have had direct contact with those with the disease.

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Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

Escaped inmate, accomplice remain in custody

CUMMING — An inmate who escaped from the Cumming police headquarters turned himself in after nearly 48 hours on the loose.

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North Forsyth band fares well in competitions

NORTH FORSYTH — The North Forsyth High School Raider Marching Band turned in winning performances of its number, “Curtain Call,” at two recent competitions.

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Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

NORTH FORSYTH -- A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy was struck by a vehicle Monday morning while directing traffic on Hwy. 369 in front of Coal Mountain Elementary School.

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Sign-ups for Forsyth County Technology Fair approaching

Sign-ups for Forsyth County Technology Fair approaching

FORSYTH COUNTY — An annual technology competition for school-age students is still a few months away, but registration opens soon to allow time to brainstorm and create projects in a number of categories.

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Bazaar Saturday at First Baptist Cumming

Bazaar Saturday at First Baptist Cumming

CUMMING — The house of worship that calls itself the “church that gives itself away,” is raising money to help various missions.

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Mashburn encourages students to buddy-up

Mashburn encourages students to buddy-up

EAST FORSYTH — Making friends in school can be an ongoing battle for students in any grade, but one elementary school has a new way to reach out to classmates. All they have to do is take a seat.

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Escaped inmate back in custody

Koby Blanchard, an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming Police Department's headquarters on Friday, is back in custody.

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Buford Highway drawing car dealerships

Buford Highway drawing car dealerships

EAST FORSYTH — The Forsyth commission recently discussed whether the county should steer away from having too many car dealerships in one area.

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Officials lock in on name for new jail

Officials lock in on name for new jail

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s official: Forsyth County’s new jail, which is well on its way to completion, will be called the Forsyth County Jail.

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Early voting expands this week

Early voting expands this week

CUMMING — Voter turnout increased in Forsyth County over the second week of advance voting for the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Siemens donates electric vehicle to Lambert

Siemens donates electric vehicle to Lambert

SOUTH FORSYTH — An international company and a local high school are making a connection through an electric vehicle.

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Payette Bible Series concludes with three significant works

Payette Bible Series concludes with three significant works

FORSYTH COUNTY — Those who have been following the Forsyth County News’ 12-part series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, no doubt feel they have had a crash course on the Protestant Reformation and all things relating to how the first English Bibles came to be.

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North DECA, FBLA learn about business ethics at UNG

DAHLONEGA — A group of North Forsyth High School students recently went to college to learn about business.

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Animal shelter committee reviews policies

Animal shelter committee reviews policies

NORTH FORSYTH — After much talk over the best time to fix animals, Forsyth’s animal control and shelter advisory committee reviewed the interim policy recently set by the county commission.

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Bentley Road rezoning clears planning board

WEST FORSYTH — During a meeting in which requests involving a couple of larger developments were postponed, a plan for a 79-lot subdivision in west Forsyth cleared the county’s planning board.

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Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

Inmate vanishes from work detail at Cumming police station

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work detail at the Cumming police station Friday afternoon.

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THE BUZZ: Weekling ranking - Oct. 24, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekling ranking - Oct. 24, 2014

Our new weekly print and video series where local high school students share "The Buzz" about what’s going on at their school.

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Mayor skeptical of proposed transportation bond

Mayor skeptical of proposed transportation bond

CUMMING — In what was an otherwise routine Cumming City Council meeting, Mayor H. Ford Gravitt advised voters to think twice before supporting the transportation bond referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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School district on top of Ebola preparedness

FORSYTH COUNTY — As news of Ebola continues to circulate, the Forsyth County school system has been fielding questions about how it is responding.

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Trunk or treat event Saturday in Coal Mountain

COAL MOUNTAIN — Children and their parents can get a lesson in safety and some candy too Saturday as Forsyth County holds its fifth annual Trunk or Treat safety event at Coal Mountain Park.

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Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

Bond denied in South grad’s beating death

STATESBORO — Ogeehcee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William Woodrum Jr. denied bond Thursday for a man charged in the felony murder of a Georgia Southern University freshman from Forsyth County.

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Morning wreck injures four

Morning wreck injures four

NORTH FORSYTH — Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

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Two Forsyth men arrested in state child porn sting

ATLANTA ­-- Two Forsyth County residents, one of them a 73-year-old man, were arrested this week as part of a statewide child pornography sting.

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Author of “The Help” booked for 2015 library event

FORSYTH COUNTY — Last month’s Forsyth Reads Together event attracted more than 400 people, and the library system has already booked next year’s keynote author in the hopes of continuously raising the bar.

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Middle school honor chorus concert Friday

NORTH FORSYTH — Parents are invited to watch their students perform Friday in the Middle School Honor Chorus Concert.

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Flack's Flooring holding family festival this weekend

NORTH FORSYTH — If you’re looking for fall family fun, Flack’s Flooring has your fix.

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County to offer extended early voting hours

CUMMING — Advance voting has been beneficial to those wanting to beat the crowds on Election Day, but the early closing time has made it a challenge for those who work outside Forsyth County.

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Library board: Sharon Forks expansion is priority

Library board: Sharon Forks expansion is priority

SOUTH FORSYTH — Plans are being made to move forward on a large expansion of the Sharon Forks Library — with or without a $2 million state construction grant that could be awarded during the next Georgia legislative session.

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Spaghetti dinner benefit Friday in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A local woman will be getting some help Friday from a charity she assisted for years as a north Forsyth eatery holds its fifth annual spaghetti dinner benefit.

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THE BUZZ: Schools show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THE BUZZ: Schools show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what’s going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week.

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Courthouse attack details released

Courthouse attack details released

CUMMING — By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gun battle with sheriff’s deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.  

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FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

FCSO workers replace pumpkins for elderly woman targeted by vandals

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office employees are being hailed for their efforts to help an elderly woman whose yard display of pumpkins was destroyed.

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‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

CUMMING — What has been described by many theater critics as one of the best American musicals in history began a three-week run at the Cumming Playhouse on Thursday.

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Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park

WOODSTOCK — A Forsyth County man who went to a park in neighboring Cherokee County on Friday night to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl was met instead with handcuffs.

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Limit on model homes could be relaxed

Limit on model homes could be relaxed

FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed change to Forsyth County’s unified development code could remove the limit on model homes in subdivisions.

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Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING — Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

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Week honors those who support libraries

Week honors those who support libraries

FORSYTH COUNTY — During a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of those who love and support public libraries, those same advocates are calling attention to near constant need for additional support.

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No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions

No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions

FORSYTH COUNTY — Thanks to a new federal guideline, residents of future subdivisions in Forsyth County may have to walk a little farther to check their mail.

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Large development approved in west Forsyth

WEST FORSYTH — The county commission on Thursday approved rezoning nearly 444 acres on Chamblee Gap Road and Brookfield Circle in west Forsyth for a master planned district.

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Psychiatrist convicted of child sex crimes

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Tennessee doctor accused of sex crimes against a minor in Forsyth County was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.

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Local billboard policy stands intact

Local billboard policy stands intact

FORSYTH COUNTY — After some recent discussion, the Forsyth commission has decided against revising the county’s billboard policy.

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