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Fall lawn, landscape lecture series near

FORSYTH COUNTY — Wondering what to do with your lawn as we head into the cooler fall months?

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Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

Third part in FCN series on Payette Bibles

FORSYTH COUNTY — In this third installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, readers will remember back to our first week when the Matthews Bible was profiled.

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Community stakeholder meetings resume

CUMMING — Representatives of about a dozen community groups came together Monday to network and share information about their agencies.

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Longtime agent leaving Extension Service

Longtime agent leaving Extension Service

(Michele Melton is the extension’s family and consumer sciences agent.)

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American Legion Post 307, Auxiliary officers installed

American Legion Post 307, Auxiliary officers installed

CUMMING — Department of Georgia Vice Commander Thom Mash, front center in gray suit, installed American Legion Post 307 Commander Randy McGhee, to his left, and fellow officers for the 2014-15 year during a ceremony Aug. 11 at the Georgia National Guard Armory on Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

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FCN series on the Payette Bibles continues

FCN series on the Payette Bibles continues

FORSYTH COUNTY — The second installment of The Payette English Bible Collection Series, is the 1539-41 Great Bible Folio Sixth Edition.

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North grad active in zombie trilogy

North grad active in zombie trilogy

NORTH FORSYTH — Jeff Bucchino has always loved art, acting and films.

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FCN series on the Payette Bibles begins

FCN series on the Payette Bibles begins

FORSYTH COUNTY — To say Forsyth County resident Charles Payette’s extraordinary collection of Bibles is rare would be an understatement. Many of the Bibles are one of just a handful of their kind in the world; others are thought not to exist.

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Smokey Bear’s iconic hat brought to Smithsonian

Smokey Bear’s iconic hat brought to Smithsonian

GAINESVILLE — For years, Smokey Bear’s iconic hat was lost to history.

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Young golfer advances in national competition

Young golfer advances in national competition

Erica Scutt, 11, has advanced to the next stage in the national Drive, Chip and Putt Competition after taking second place in her age group in a recent event at The First Tee of Chattanooga Player Development Center.

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Second local bride featured on TV show

Second local bride featured on TV show

CUMMING — A Forsyth woman will be the second bride from the county in less than two months to appear on a national television series.

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New look for Church of the Good Shepherd

New look for Church of the Good Shepherd

NORTH FORSYTH — The Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd on Holtzclaw Road recently underwent major renovations to accommodate its growing flock.

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Original musical, guitar trio coming to Playhouse

Original musical, guitar trio coming to Playhouse

CUMMING The Cumming Playhouse will welcome two new performance groups this week.

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Forsyth County man marks 100th birthday

Forsyth County man marks 100th birthday

CUMMING — Four generations of family gathered July 26 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Horace Beasley, a longtime Forsyth County resident.

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A ride that gives ‘Goosebumps’ during movie filming

A ride that gives ‘Goosebumps’ during movie filming

GAINESVILLE -- A car towed a trailer across Boling Bridge as a helicopter hovered on the other side of the green beams filming the action for the upcoming movie “Goosebumps,” based on the R.L. Stine youth fiction series and featuring Jack Black.

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United Futbol Academy holding carnival Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Cumming sports academy will present a community-wide festival this weekend.

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Young musicians enjoy a ‘rocking’ summer

Young musicians enjoy a ‘rocking’ summer

CUMMING — Many 13-year-old girls probably haven’t heard the classic rock song “Bad Company.”

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Cumming artist sculpts out his life's work

Cumming artist sculpts out his life's work

GAINESVILLE — As a young artist in 1973, Gregory Johnson aspired to being a famous painter. However, the lack of profit plagued his wallet, compelling him to switch his specialty to sculpting.

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South Middle student Miss Georgia Pre-Teen

South Middle student Miss Georgia Pre-Teen

SOUTH FORSYTH — A 13-year-old from south Forsyth won the title of Miss Georgia Pre-Teen earlier this month at the National American Miss pageant in Atlanta.

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Young swimmer honoring late friend

Young swimmer honoring late friend

SOUTH FORSYTH — Eleven-year-old Griffin Egolf will be swimming in Lake Lanier this September in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those who have died from the disease.

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Jesse’s House staging hole-in-one fundraiser

DAWSONVILLE — Jesse’s House, a local shelter for girls ages 7-17, is holding a golf fundraiser Friday.

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Crystal Cove holding cancer walk Sunday

NORTH FORSYTH — A north Forsyth community is coming together Sunday to honor a young man who recently lost his battle with cancer.

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Young band from south Forsyth going places

Young band from south Forsyth going places

CUMMING — Vivian Zingleman, one of the members of local band Dot 22, is quick to point out that the group is “friends first.”

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Addition under way at Jesse’s House

Addition under way at Jesse’s House

FORYSTH COUNTY — An addition to a local home for displaced girls is well on its way to completion.

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State representative addresses vets group

State representative addresses vets group

CUMMING — Fresh off a family trip to New York and Washington, D.C., newly re-elected state Rep. Geoff Duncan of Forsyth County told a recent gathering of a local veterans organization that many of Georgia and America’s ills can be fixed by taking personal responsibility and not spending above the country’s means.

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Open house Tuesday for Girls on the Run

FORSYTH COUNTY — A nonprofit that helps young girls find self-confidence through running is holding an open house Tuesday.

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Home refurbished for mom, daughters displaced by fire

Home refurbished for mom, daughters displaced by fire

NORTH FORSYTH — There were plenty of hugs and tears of joy Thursday afternoon as volunteers with the Lanier Fuller Center for Housing gathered to welcome a mother and her two young daughters to their fully refurbished home in north Forsyth.

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Ticks out in full force due to heat, wildlife

GAINESVILLE — A day outdoors could leave you with a lot more than a suntan this summer. If you walk near tall grass, you could come home with ticks.

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Bridal TV show features local woman

Bridal TV show features local woman

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County woman will be featured tonight on a national bridal television show.

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'Oklahoma' sweeps onto stage

'Oklahoma' sweeps onto stage

“Oklahoma” began a four-week run at the Cumming Playhouse on Thursday.

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Book first for local author

CUMMING — A local author is celebrating his first novel, which was published earlier this month.

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Community rallies for Miracle League

Community rallies for Miracle League

CUMMING — When the Cumming-Forsyth County Miracle League experienced a financial setback earlier this year, the community quickly stepped in to help.

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Priceless collection of Bibles resides in Forsyth

Priceless collection of Bibles resides in Forsyth

When longtime Forsyth County resident Charles Payette purchased a rare bible 15 years ago, he had no idea how quickly his collection would evolve and grow.

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Transportation chief talks buses, football with VVA

Transportation chief talks buses, football with VVA

CUMMING — The Forsyth County school system’s director of transportation was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Cumming chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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Trainer hailed for Adopt-A-Stream work

Trainer hailed for Adopt-A-Stream work

CUMMING — A Forsyth County environmentalist was recently honored for his efforts in teaching the public about stream quality.

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KFCB honored by national program

CUMMING — Besides Kevin Smith’s recognition from the Adopt-A-Stream program, all staff and board members of the Keep Forsyth County Beautiful program were recently honored by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Girl Scout camp seeking assistance

Girl Scout camp seeking assistance

NORTHEAST FORSYTH — A local Girl Scout camp is in need of donations and supplies in order to remain open, officials say.

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