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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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Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

FORSYTH COUNTY — Before examining the incredible 1662 copy of the Book of Common Prayer, the 11thpart in the Forsyth County News’ series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, it is important to note the book was introduced to the Church of England in 1549.

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Ping pong tournament to benefit Red Cross

Ping pong tournament to benefit Red Cross

SOUTH FORSYTH — It’s that time again. Ping pong for charity at an iconic south Forsyth restaurant.

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County moves to condemn 7 tracts for Bethelview widening

WEST FORSYTH — Forsyth County plans to move forward with the condemnation of seven tracts, totaling less than an acre, that are needed for the widening of Bethelview Road.

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Cumming man charged in pedestrian’s death

JOHNS CREEK — A driver from Cumming faces vehicular homicide and other charges in connection with the August death of an 88-year-old Johns Creek pedestrian.

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New school named for longtime benefactors

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — Future students of what was once known as Middle School No. 10 now know exactly where they will be going when it opens in 2016.

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Early voting steady in first week

Early voting steady in first week

FORSYTH COUNTY — The early voting period for the Nov. 4 General Election is off to a brisk start in Forsyth County.

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Judge delays bond decision in South grad's beating death

Judge delays bond decision in South grad's beating death

STATESBORO — After a bond hearing Wednesday lasting nearly three hours, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William E. Woodrum Jr. said he would review the testimony before deciding whether to grant bond for a bouncer accused of beating a South Forsyth High graduate to death in August.

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THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 17, 2014

THE BUZZ: Weekly ranking - Oct. 17, 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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Annual race to beat prostate cancer on Saturday

CUMMING — A race that brings awareness to a health issue affecting many male runners will set out from the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Deer season opens this weekend

FORSYTH COUNTY — A new hotline to report poachers has been set up as firearms season for deer opens Saturday.

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Greek Festival back for 10th year

Greek Festival back for 10th year

WEST FORSYTH — For 10 years, a Greek Orthodox church’s festival has steadily grown in size and attendance. This weekend, the food and dancing will arrive again in what the church boasts as Forsyth County’s largest ethnic event.

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Rivers Alive cleanup at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — On Saturday, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be doing just what its name suggests.

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Three Ace Hardware stores reopening

FORSYTH COUNTY — Grand reopening events are scheduled this weekend at three Ace Hardware stores in Forsyth County.

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Possibility of creating new city stirs discussion

Possibility of creating new city stirs discussion

SOUTH FORSYTH — More than 200 Forsyth residents, many of whom voiced concern about disenfranchisement and the county’s future, gathered Tuesday night to discuss possible plans of action.

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Notre Dame band to perform at Pinecrest

Notre Dame band to perform at Pinecrest

SOUTH FORSYTH — Before it plays the Seminoles, the University of Notre Dame must first get past the Paladins.

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THE BUZZ: Homecoming, Homecoming and more Homecoming

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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$400K in heroin seized after search of home

LULA — Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms after searching a Lula home on Wednesday.

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One person confirmed dead in plane crash

One person confirmed dead in plane crash

One person was killed and another seriously injured when a plane crashed this morning at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, officials confirmed.

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Plane crashes at Lee Gilmer Airport in Gainesville

Law enforcement officials are responding to a plane crash this morning at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

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Forsyth man working — for free — for a cure

Forsyth man working — for free — for a cure

CUMMING — Many people donate money to the Susan G. Komen foundation, but one Forsyth County resident wanted to find a unique way to help contribute to breast cancer awareness. So he found a job. To work for free.

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Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

FORSYTH COUNTY — A recent gathering at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church brought together about 75 people for a private viewing of some of the rare Bibles and maps belonging to Forsyth County resident Charles Payette.

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School was locked down for medical procedure, not threat

FORSYTH COUNTY — Parents, teachers and students all hope they never have to experience a real crisis situation at a school that causes a lockdown.

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Morris elected president of SNPA for 2014-15

Morris elected president of SNPA for 2014-15

ATLANTA — Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.

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Area veteran, eye of baseball dies

Area veteran, eye of baseball dies

DAWSONVILLE — An area World War II veteran and professional baseball photographer died Tuesday at age 97.

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District stays strong on AP exams

FORSYTH COUNTY — In a state that outpaced the nation in growth for both participation and passing rates on Advanced Placement exams, Forsyth County students ranked in the top tier of their peers.

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County scouting site for elections office

FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed new home for Forsyth’s voter registration and elections office is moving on to the next stage, after a geotechnical analysis cleared the county commission.

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Ethics complaint against commissioner scrapped

Ethics complaint against commissioner scrapped

FORSYTH COUNTY — The remaining ethics complaint filed earlier this year against Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was dismissed after a hearing Tuesday morning.

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Weather lifts fair to near-record attendance

Weather lifts fair to near-record attendance

CUMMING — The director of the Cumming Fairgrounds didn’t expect another 11 perfect days for the annual Cumming County Fair & Festival, so he was happy with this year’s attendance.

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Children can get free flu shots at expo

Children can get free flu shots at expo

CUMMING — Parents have the opportunity to help their children fight the flu during the Student Wellness Expo on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Two hit crossing downtown street during rain

CUMMING — Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning while crossing a street in downtown Cumming.

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Eight students REACH-ing for scholarships

FORSYTH COUNTY — Eight local middle school students recently signed on to the REACH Scholarship Program.

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Body of boater who drowned found in Lake Lanier

Body of boater who drowned found in Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — Divers recovered a drowning victim Monday morning in about 5.5 feet of water at Clarks Bridge Park.

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Bridge to be named for fallen GSP trooper from Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Georgia State Patrol trooper originally from Forsyth County will be recognized by the state 35 years after he died in the line of duty.

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Six stores caught in alcohol sales sting

CUMMING — As part of an undercover sweep conducted by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, employees at several local businesses were cited this week after selling alcohol to a minor.

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Policy change mulled for planning board meetings

FORYSTH COUNTY — Forsyth County commissioners may not have to hold a quorum during planning board meetings for much longer.

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Town hall to talk governance, second city in South Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — The future of Forsyth County’s governance, including a potential second city, will be the topics of a town hall forum Tuesday night.

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Mom arrested after letting kids trespass to pick chestnuts

Mom arrested after letting kids trespass to pick chestnuts

SOUTH FORSYTH A 38-year-old mother was arrested on criminal trespass and simple battery charges after getting into a dispute over allowing her children to pick chestnuts from trees at a subdivision clubhouse.

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Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

ALPHARETTA — Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

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Local couple wins regional philanthropy award

Local couple wins regional philanthropy award

GAINESVILLE — A Forsyth County couple has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation’s 2014 Philanthropists of the Year.

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Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

FORSYTH COUNTY — So many people think the King James Bible was the first English Bible, but those who have followed the Forsyth County News ongoing series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection are well aware that’s not the case.

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Business initiative for local firms is extended

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission has decided to extend — and raise — the Local Business Initiative for 2015.

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District seeks input on 2015-16 school calendar

District seeks input on 2015-16 school calendar

FORSYTH COUNTY — Parents who are ready to start making out their families’ schedules for next year can soon get started.

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Cumming Fair enters final weekend

Cumming Fair enters final weekend

CUMMING — The Cumming Country Fair & Festival continues its annual 11-day run this weekend with plenty of fun and activities for the whole family.

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