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Armed standoff ends near Lake Lanier in northeast Forsyth

Armed standoff ends near Lake Lanier in northeast Forsyth

 

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — An armed standoff ended peacefully Thursday afternoon in the area of Bethel Park near Lake Lanier with authorities taking a shotgun-wielding man into custody.

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Crash knocks out power, traffic along busy Cumming retail corridor

Crash knocks out power, traffic along busy Cumming retail corridor

CUMMING — Authorities encouraged motorists to avoid the area of Hwy. 20 and Market Place Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon following a four-vehicle wreck that has disrupted traffic and knocked out power along the busy retail corridor.

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Former Lambert football coach to lead Dawson County's program

Former Lambert football coach to lead Dawson County's program

DAWSONVILLE — Dawson County High School has a new head football coach.

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Forsyth man from 2012 boat wreck on Lanier files petition for release

Forsyth man from 2012 boat wreck on Lanier files petition for release

GAINESVILLE — A Forsyth County man, the subject of a 2013 trial involving the death of two Buford boys, filed a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch for release, claiming his “good behavior” has not been recognized.

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Woman loses nearly everything in north Forsyth fire

Woman loses nearly everything in north Forsyth fire

NORTH FORSYTH — A 71-year-old north Forsyth woman lost nearly everything she owned Saturday afternoon when her home near the Dawson County line caught fire while she was frying apple pies for a friend, her family said.

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Fraud alert issued for phone scam in Forsyth County area

Fraud alert issued for phone scam in Forsyth County area

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has issued a fraud alert for a scam involving threats to disconnect power service.

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Cumming Library has much to offer in March

Cumming Library has much to offer in March

CUMMING — With a new month comes new activities at the Cumming Library. And it would seem March has something lined up for all ages.

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Study finds new south Forsyth city is feasible

Study finds new south Forsyth city is feasible

SOUTH FORSYTH — Advocates of Sharon Springs, a proposed second municipality in Forsyth County, received some good news this week, though the pursuit of cityhood likely will stretch well into 2016.

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School bus cleared after can of pepper spray goes off at Cumming Elementary

School bus cleared after can of pepper spray goes off at Cumming Elementary

CUMMING — A busload of students from Cumming Elementary School was examined on campus by medical personnel after a can of pepper spray went off on the bus during dismissal Monday afternoon, authorities said.

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Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

CUMMING — In the culmination of a six-month investigation, a 50-year-old Cumming resident faces several felony charges in connection with the theft of nearly $2 million from a Roswell-based technology firm.

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Emory Johns Creek expands services along Hwy. 141

Emory Johns Creek expands services along Hwy. 141

SOUTH FORSYTH — Two new branches of a metro Atlanta hospital have recently opened in Forsyth County.

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Monte Carlo Casino Night fundraiser Saturday in Forsyth

Monte Carlo Casino Night fundraiser Saturday in Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Break out the flapper dresses and tuxedos, because Forsyth County’s Monte Carlo Casino Night is coming to town.

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DNR officer gets award for work on Lake Lanier

DNR officer gets award for work on Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — An officer who patrols Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement’s 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

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Cub Scouts form den of distinction in Forsyth County

Cub Scouts form den of distinction in Forsyth County

CUMMING — For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been among the most quintessential groups for boys, teaching them self-reliance, respect and how to enjoy nature as an American. However, one local Cub Scout den is taking that last part to heart.

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Pillow drive helps homeless kids in Forsyth

Pillow drive helps homeless kids in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — So many families and home decorators don’t think twice when they pile pillows onto a bed, whether for aesthetic purposes or comfort.

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Planning board recommends two changes to Forsyth’s UDC

Planning board recommends two changes to Forsyth’s UDC

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s planning board recommended approval of two changes to the unified development code during its meeting Tuesday night.

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Otwell Middle School holds bone marrow donor sign-ups

Otwell Middle School holds bone marrow donor sign-ups

Sam Kimura of Kentucky was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. She was told she needed a bone marrow transplant to cure the form of blood cancer.

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Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

Student’s essay wins Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club contest

CUMMING — Ian Davis, an eighth grader at Cornerstone School, won the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club’s 2015 essay contest. 

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Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

Forsyth school system looking for top counselor

FORSYTH COUNTY — School counselors have to be good listeners, but they’re also so much more.

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Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

Authorities search for suspect in CVS robbery

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from a recent armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville.

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Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Atlanta Falcons support Northside Hospital-Forsyth

CUMMING – A massive stork hung around some Falcons at a local hospital Friday morning, celebrating a relationship that officials hope will bring both healthy babies and wins to the area.

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Blogger from Alpharetta hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

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Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

Toyota/Scion dealership near Cumming clears planning board

EAST FORSYTH — Amid community concern voiced during a public hearing Tuesday night, a plan to bring a fourth car dealership to a stretch of Highway 20 east of Cumming was given approval by Forsyth County’s planning board.

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Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

Forsyth County pursuing grants for Lake Lanier parks connectivity

NORTH FORSYTH — Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

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South grad selected as freshman for UGA research program

South grad selected as freshman for UGA research program

SOUTH FORSYTH — A year ago, Alexandra Flemington was finishing up swim season and her final year of high school. Today, she is performing research at a major state university.

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Forsyth County Schools open Friday

Forsyth County Schools open Friday

Back to school.

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Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Readers shared some scenes of snow with the Forsyth County News.

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Caution urged on Forsyth area roads as snow, ice melting

FORSYTH COUNTY — Authorities urged caution on Forsyth County roads Thursday as the overnight snow and ice began to melt.

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School in Forsyth County canceled Thursday

School in Forsyth County canceled Thursday

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced schools will be closed Thursday due to the threat of heavy snow and ice.

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Snow falling, Forsyth braces for the worst

Snow falling, Forsyth braces for the worst

WEST FORSYTH — The third time appears to be the snowy charm for Forsyth County, just as weather forecasters have been predicting.

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