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Shroud Encounter coming to north Forsyth church

Shroud Encounter coming to north Forsyth church

NORTH FORSYTH — Shroud Encounter will be coming to Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Feb. 14.

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THE BUZZ: Pinecrest students join March For Life

THE BUZZ: Pinecrest students join March For Life

Our weekly print and video series 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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Applications accepted for Sawnee EMC’s D.C. trip

CUMMING — Applications are being accepted for a trip to the nation’s capital that is available to a select group of high school students.

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Cumming man arrested after $25K in drugs found

Cumming man arrested after $25K in drugs found

CUMMING — A Cumming man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine in Oakwood after investigators found a suspected 250 grams of the substance Monday.

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Suspected meth lab found in southeast Dawson

Suspected meth lab found in southeast Dawson

DAWSONVILLE — Authorities busted a suspected methamphetamine lab this morning at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

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ID left at scene leads to south Forsyth hit-and-run suspect

ID left at scene leads to south Forsyth hit-and-run suspect

SOUTH FORSYTH — The man reportedly responsible for causing a high-pressure gas leak Saturday night in southwest Forsyth was arrested hours later after authorities traced an ID card found at the scene of the single-vehicle wreck to his home.

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Regional expert hails Forsyth County for growth, policies

Regional expert hails Forsyth County for growth, policies

FORSYTH COUNTY — With numerous creeks, the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier, Forsyth County residents are accustomed to water. But Frank Norton Jr. had a simple request for the area Tuesday — keep swimming upstream.

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Shoplifting sisters sought after striking 47 Targets

Shoplifting sisters sought after striking 47 Targets

CUMMING — They’re not quite a match for Forsyth County’s Bonnie and Clyde duo, but authorities are closing in on two sisters suspected of nearly 50 separate shoplifting incidents at various branches of a superstore chain.

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Crash injures 2 kids, driver near Lakeland Plaza in Cumming

CUMMING — A two-car head-on collision Sunday night near a Cumming retail center sent three people, including two young children, to the hospital.

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Cumming man injured in fatal wrong-way collision

ATLANTA — A Cumming man was hospitalized early Saturday after he was injured in a head-on collision that claimed the life of another driver on an Atlanta interstate.

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Humane Society of Forsyth debuts cat habitat

Humane Society of Forsyth debuts cat habitat

NORTH FORSYTH -- Shoppers visiting a local north Forsyth pet supply store can now leave with more than feed. Just be sure to check with the family before bringing home a bag of food — and a cat.

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UNG’s 'Civil War at 150' series starts next month

UNG’s 'Civil War at 150' series starts next month

GAINESVILLE — The University of North Georgia is holding a free lecture series for the public this winter and spring about the nation's deadliest war.

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Missing Buford man's family increases reward to $50K

Missing Buford man's family increases reward to $50K

BUFORD — The family of a missing Buford man last seen three weeks ago is hoping a bump in the reward money will bring the needed information to find him.

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Forsyth area foundation opens scholarship application period

Forsyth area foundation opens scholarship application period

GAINESVILLE — The North Georgia Community Foundation has opened the application period for scholarships it administers.

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Two-vehicle south Forsyth wreck kills man, 54

Two-vehicle south Forsyth wreck kills man, 54

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified the 54-year-old man killed in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday night.

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New mailbox setup an issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

New mailbox setup an issue for proposed south Forsyth subdivision

SOUTH FORSYTH — Recent U.S. Postal Service guidelines that require new subdivisions to have a cluster mailbox setup have posed a dilemma for developers of one would-be south Forsyth project.

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Event Thursday in Gainesville celebrates a healthy north Georgia

Event Thursday in Gainesville celebrates a healthy north Georgia

GAINESVILLE — Celebrate Healthy North Georgia, an initiative of District 2 Public Health and its partners, is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Green Street Banquet Hall.

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West Forsyth’s Red Cross Club first of its kind

West Forsyth’s Red Cross Club first of its kind

WEST FORSYTH -- West Forsyth High has clubs for many interests ranging from languages to robotics, but until recently the school didn’t have a group for one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the country.

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Refunds set for mid-’90s members of Sawnee EMC

CUMMING — Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced plans to refund about $9 million through a general retirement of patronage capital.

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First Forsyth County homeless shelter closer

First Forsyth County homeless shelter closer

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s first homeless shelter is two steps closer to becoming a reality.

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GED help offered to probationers in Forsyth County

GED help offered to probationers in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local college, an adult education program, the Georgia Department of Corrections and a former Forsyth County school superintendent are about to begin an education initiative to help felony offenders earn something vital to their success and exit from the criminal justice system — a high school diploma.

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Firm to design McGinnis Ferry exit off Ga. 400 near Forsyth line

Firm to design McGinnis Ferry exit off Ga. 400 near Forsyth line

SOUTH FORSYTH — Traffic on Ga. 400 in northern Fulton and southern Forsyth counties likely will get worse before it improves, though officials say a new exit will ultimately ease congestion.

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Plans revised for rec building at new-look Cumming City Park

Plans revised for rec building at new-look Cumming City Park

CUMMING — Revisions have been made to a proposed recreation building at Cumming City Park in an effort to keep the project on budget.

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FCN unveils 'Best of Forsyth'

FCN unveils 'Best of Forsyth'

CUMMING — The Forsyth County News unveils the “Best of Forsyth” — as determined by more than 70,000 reader votes across 210 categories — in a special magazine that’s part of Sunday’s print edition. Be sure to pick up a copy.

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UDC chapter marks birthday of Forsyth statesman, CSA vet

UDC chapter marks birthday of Forsyth statesman, CSA vet

CUMMING -- Every day he stands outside Cumming City Hall reading a book, but on Monday he celebrated his birthday.

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Dates announced for Forsyth kindergarten sign-ups

Dates announced for Forsyth kindergarten sign-ups

FORSYTH COUNTY – Whether your oldest child soon will take that memorable first-day-of-school photo sporting an oversized backpack, or whether the first day of kindergarten is a routine for the family at this point, it soon will be time to reserve your student’s spot.

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Atlanta Braves’ caravan makes stop in Forsyth County

Atlanta Braves’ caravan makes stop in Forsyth County

SOUTH FORSYTH — Anyone that has ever listened to an Atlanta Braves game on the radio has heard Don Sutton. On Friday, some young fans got to put a face with that voice.

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Physical therapy assistant program starts at Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

Physical therapy assistant program starts at Lanier Tech’s Forsyth campus

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County branch of an area college is training its first class to become certified physical therapist assistants.

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Adoptions up, intakes down at Forsyth’s new animal shelter

Adoptions up, intakes down at Forsyth’s new animal shelter

NORTH FORSYTH — For the first time since its August opening, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter had more animals taken out than brought in.

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Woman charged in northeast Forsyth shooting case arrested again

Woman charged in northeast Forsyth shooting case arrested again

FORSYTH COUNTY — A woman recently arrested for being in a car with a man who reportedly shot a 24-year-old in northeast Forsyth was detained Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, authorities said.

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