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Forsyth County infant loses battle with rare heart condition

Forsyth County infant loses battle with rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County infant whose treatment for a congenital heart defect was recently chronicled in the Forsyth County News has died.

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New hours for The Place of Forsyth food pantry

New hours for The Place of Forsyth food pantry

CUMMING — A local nonprofit that provides emergency services to the Forsyth County area recently changed the hours for its client choice food pantry.

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Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens for leap into Lanier

Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens for leap into Lanier

GAINESVILLE — On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal — jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier ...

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Events showcase fine arts in school system

Events showcase fine arts in school system

CUMMING -- Schools throughout Forsyth County often showcase their academic and athletic achievements, but several upcoming events will take a field trip away from the sidelines ...

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Chinese New Year celebration today at Post Road Library

Chinese New Year celebration today at Post Road Library

WEST FORSYTH — The cultures and traditions of China will come to Forsyth County today with the second of two events in the library system.

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Fascinating people of Forsyth: Chamber official leads local GOP

Fascinating people of Forsyth: Chamber official leads local GOP

CUMMING -- It’s expected to be an exciting year for political candidates on every level, and the leader of Forsyth County’s largest party is ...

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Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

GAINESVILLE — Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic “Mark Trail,” died Wednesday. He was 91.

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Open house to showcase Family Promise of Forsyth County’s day center

Open house to showcase Family Promise of Forsyth County’s day center

NORTH FORSYTH — A building at a church near Cumming that is expected to soon become part of a sustainability program for homeless families will open ...

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Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday at Lake Lanier

Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday at Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE — Participants young and old can jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday during the 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge after flooding ...

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Make a slow-roasted beef brisket

Make a slow-roasted beef brisket

Growing up in a family of six, with three older brothers, some form of meat was on the menu pretty much every night of the ...

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Fascinating people of Forsyth: Former nurse leading hospital to new heights

Fascinating people of Forsyth: Former nurse leading hospital to new heights

CUMMING -- You may not see the woman behind Northside Hospital-Forsyth as a patient or realize who she is among the 2,400 hospital employees as ...

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March of Dimes fundraiser leads up to April walk in Forsyth County

March of Dimes fundraiser leads up to April walk in Forsyth County

CUMMING — Bentley Blackman was named after his father’s love for cars and for the fact that his parents would have bought several of the ...

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Japanese celebration Saturday at Sharon Forks Library

Japanese celebration Saturday at Sharon Forks Library

SOUTH FORSYTH — The cultures and traditions of Asia soon will come to Forsyth County with two events in the library system.

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Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia holding all-women building event

Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia holding all-women building event

FORSYTH COUNTY — I am woman. Watch me build a house.

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CASA of Forsyth County seeking Light of Hope nominations

CASA of Forsyth County seeking Light of Hope nominations

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local nonprofit that advocates for abused, neglected and foster children in Forsyth County is gearing up to honor some of its most ...

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Cumming Post 307 of the American Legion seeks Vietnam-era veterans for recognition

Cumming Post 307 of the American Legion seeks Vietnam-era veterans for recognition

CUMMING — Cumming Post 307 of the American Legion is seeking local Vietnam-era veterans to be recognized with a certificate of honor from the office of ...

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‘Mardi Gras’ variety show opening at Cumming Playhouse

‘Mardi Gras’ variety show opening at Cumming Playhouse

CUMMING — A Mardi Gras-themed variety show returns this weekend to the Cumming Playhouse, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Forsyth County senior citizens.

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Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

Forsyth County infant battling rare heart condition

FORSYTH COUNTY — An 8-month-old Forsyth County girl with a rare heart condition is undergoing treatment in Boston, but there are ways for local residents to ...

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Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Lanier rescheduled

Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Lanier rescheduled

GAINESVILLE — The 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge has been rescheduled for noon Feb. 6. 

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North, West Forsyth high schools prepping for SAT

North, West Forsyth high schools prepping for SAT

FORSYTH COUNTY -- A subject and standardized test tutoring company intends to award $25,000 to nine high schools throughout the United States, a program for ...

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Forsyth Central grad reflects on title game trip with Clemson band

Forsyth Central grad reflects on title game trip with Clemson band

CUMMING — Forsyth Central High School’s Flash of Crimson Marching Band was represented on both sides of the field at last week’s College Football ...

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Fascinating people of Forsyth: School social worker helping the homeless

Fascinating people of Forsyth: School social worker helping the homeless

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Amy Gamez knows, perhaps better than most, that it takes more than a teacher for a child to be successful in school. It ...

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Army Ranger chaplain visits with Vietnam vets in Cumming

Army Ranger chaplain visits with Vietnam vets in Cumming

CUMMING — U.S. Army Capt. Wallace A. Jackson IV has a big job.

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Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season in Forsyth

Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Superheroes and people clad in purple filled the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center on Tuesday night to kick off the 2016 campaign ...

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Forsyth Central grad part of Alabama Million Dollar Band at national title game

Forsyth Central grad part of Alabama Million Dollar Band at national title game

CUMMING — One Forsyth Central High School graduate will be in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., tonight as the Alabama Crimson Tide takes ...

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Club at Pinecrest combines crafting with service

Club at Pinecrest combines crafting with service

SOUTH FORSYTH -- One student’s empathy for the November terror attacks in Paris and Beirut sparked a service and prayer project that ended up including ...

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Fascinating people of Forsyth: A homegrown lawmaker

Fascinating people of Forsyth: A homegrown lawmaker

FORSYTH COUNTY -- On Monday, District 24 state Rep. Sheri Gilligan will begin her first session in the Georgia Legislature, and she’s been getting ready.

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Cumming couple welcomes first baby of 2016

Cumming couple welcomes first baby of 2016

CUMMING — Preeti Lall and Puneet Khokhar didn’t ring in the new year at a party, though they probably didn’t mind that too much.

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New year, aspirations: FCN staff looks ahead to 2016

New year, aspirations: FCN staff looks ahead to 2016

CUMMING -- New Year’s is a time to look back and reflect, both on the good and bad from the last 365 days. But it ...

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Forsyth County offering fitness challenge to residents

Forsyth County offering fitness challenge to residents

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County’s government is hoping to help residents get in shape during 2016.

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