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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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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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