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Lambert High-led distribution aids Forsyth students, families

Lambert High-led distribution aids Forsyth students, families

FORSYTH COUNTY — One classroom in Forsyth County was transformed into a free grocery store Wednesday and Thursday, open only students and their families who may not otherwise have food over the holiday break.

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Forsyth fifth-grade class wins winter preparedness contest

Forsyth fifth-grade class wins winter preparedness contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — Two Forsyth County elementary schools put a new twist on classic holiday melodies, emerging as finalists in an inaugural video contest.

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Cumming Library offering free computer classes for adults

CUMMING — Any parents or grandparents who find they ask younger family members for online help now have the chance to catch up on their computer skills.

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Missing 7-year-old located at The Collection at Forsyth

Missing 7-year-old located at The Collection at Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY - A 3-hour-search of the Collection at Forsyth by Forsyth County deputies looking for a missing 7-year-old has ended. 

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7-year-old boy reported missing from The Collection at Forsyth

7-year-old boy reported missing from The Collection at Forsyth

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department, Forsyth County deputies are searching The Collection at Forsyth for a 7-year-old boy that has been missing since approximately 5:10 p.m.

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Forsyth County’s alcohol code revised

Forsyth County’s alcohol code revised

FORSYTH COUNTY — During its final meeting of the year, the Forsyth County commission voted 3-1 to approve revisions to the local alcohol code affecting setback distances for on-site consumption.

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Forsyth teen finalist in national Christmas card contest

Forsyth teen finalist in national Christmas card contest

FORSYTH COUNTY — Elisa Sparks wasn’t always able to draw her way to a spot as a top 10 finalist in a national greeting card design contest. The 14-year-old Forsyth girl, in fact, wasn’t always able to see.

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Annual Forsyth toy drive benefits SAFFT

Annual Forsyth toy drive benefits SAFFT

CUMMING — The 25 families that are part of Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together, or SAFFT, were all sponsored this holiday season.

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28 from Forsyth County take part in Georgia Youth Assembly

28 from Forsyth County take part in Georgia Youth Assembly

ATLANTA — Twenty-eight high school students from Forsyth County recently participated in the 70th annual Georgia Youth Assembly at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta.

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Cumming Vietnam vets select members of year

Cumming Vietnam vets select members of year

CUMMING — Two Forsyth County residents have been named “Member of the Year” by the Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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Woman critical after crash in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — A woman was left in critical condition after her pickup truck rolled over Friday morning in north Forsyth, but a 3-year-old passenger walked away unharmed, authorities said.

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Sewer spill cleaned up in southwest Forsyth

Sewer spill cleaned up in southwest Forsyth

SOUTHWEST FORSYTH — A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill last week in a southwest Forsyth subdivision.

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Gainesville man struck, killed by train

Gainesville man struck, killed by train

OAKWOOD — Someone has been killed after an incident with a train Friday afternoon near downtown Oakwood.

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Cumming City Council may move to impeach one of its own

Cumming City Council may move to impeach one of its own

CUMMING — It appears the Cumming City Council may meet next week to discuss the possible impeachment of a long-serving member.

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Customers air more gripes about Comcast with Cumming council

Customers air more gripes about Comcast with Cumming council

CUMMING — Jerry Parker recently moved to Cumming from DeKalb County, where he had trouble with cable TV installation and billing during his more than years as a Comcast customer.

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Forsyth schools fare well on annual district report cards

Forsyth schools fare well on annual district report cards

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County schools were handed their own report cards Tuesday when the Georgia Department of Education released the College and Career Ready Performance Index.

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Annual Cumming meal feeds those in need

Annual Cumming meal feeds those in need

CUMMING — A group of boys sat around a table Tuesday at Tam’s Backstage, enjoying a warm, home-cooked dinner as they talked with the neighboring girls; table. It’s a rare social event for these teenagers, and they soaked it up as much as their gravy with bread.

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New Cumming wastewater pumping station operational near Lake Lanier

CUMMING — Last month, the city of Cumming decommissioned a wastewater management station off Lanier Beach South Road that has been in use since the early 1970s.

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One killed in fatal crash on Highway 53

One killed in fatal crash on Highway 53

DAWSONVILLE — An Oakwood man died and two other patients were taken to area hospitals Thursday following a collision on Hwy. 53, east of Dawsonville.

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THE BUZZ: Christmas break nears for high school students

THE BUZZ: Christmas break nears for high school students

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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Concern over connectivity in north Forsyth

Concern over connectivity in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — The Big Creek Greenway has become such a popular local attraction that Forsyth County’s government is considering ways to link to and extend it in north Forsyth.

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Day care donates presents to Forsyth nonprofit

Day care donates presents to Forsyth nonprofit

NORTH FORSYTH — A little heart can go a long way.

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Forsyth authorities offer tips for safe holiday shopping, shipping

While two unrelated arrests involving merchandise bought with stolen credit cards occurred over a three-hour span Tuesday in Forsyth County, they were part of a criminal trend that is especially active in the holiday season leading up to Christmas, authorities say.

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Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — In what appears to be part of a holiday trend across metro Atlanta, authorities say a Lawrenceville man was arrested Tuesday in south Forsyth for attempting to intercept a package of iPhones that had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

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Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

Two arrested in Forsyth after stolen credit card used for $1K online shoe-shopping spree

NORTH FORSYTH — Two Atlanta men were arrested Tuesday morning in Forsyth County after they reportedly stole a credit card and used it to order two pairs of high-end shoes, authorities said.

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Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

Phone scams targeting elderly in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — It’s not a new phenomenon, authorities say, but callers creating fake scenarios to scam people out money and personal information is “always there” and “always evolving.”

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As Forsyth adds roads, maintenance needs constant

As Forsyth adds roads, maintenance needs constant

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission recently voted to apply for a local maintenance improvement grant from Georgia for an amount not to exceed about $1.6 million, with a required local match of $467,078.

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Forsyth school district names top teacher semifinalists

Forsyth school district names top teacher semifinalists

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system has announced its 2015 Teacher of the Year semifinalists, bringing the pool down to 18 teachers.

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Blood drive Thursday honors late Little Mill Middle student

Blood drive Thursday honors late Little Mill Middle student

NORTH FORSYTH — On Thursday, a north Forsyth middle school student is using a tragedy as a chance to help others.

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Fire grant used to help the hearing impaired in Forsyth

Fire grant used to help the hearing impaired in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — A house fire is one of the biggest fears for most residents, and that danger can increase if a family member is hearing impaired.

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