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Community unites for Forsyth Special Olympics Spring Games - Forsyth News
CUMMING — The Olympic Games came to the Forsyth Central High School football field Friday, and the morning held a special place in the hearts of everyone involved. The annual Special Olympics Spring Games promotes athletic opportunities for special needs ...
Civil service board in Forsyth honors long-serving member - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — Terry Smith, right, chairman of the Forsyth County Civil Service Board, presents retired dentist Avery Howell with an award honoring his 27 years of service to the appointed panel. Howell, who joined the board in 1988, resigned his ...
Forsyth approves first $100M in bonds for transportation - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County commission approved two separate matters involving bonds during its meeting Thursday night. The first moves forward with road projects as part of the $200 million transportation bond voters approved in November, while ...
Middle East expert visits with tea party in Forsyth - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — Attendees at a recent local Tea Party gathering shared a conference call with Middle East expert George Birnbaum, who is former chief of staff to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Birnbaum, an Atlanta native, offered a glimpse ...
PREP ROUNDUP: Forsyth Central boys soccer gets region win - Forsyth News
WHITE – Conner Hicks scored twice in the second half and Forsyth Central boys soccer got a 3-2 victory against Cass on Friday in a Region 7-AAAAA cross-over game on the road. Gavin Mitchell score the other goal for Central (3-11). Johns Creek 6, South ...
Lambert girls soccer edges West Forsyth to win region title - Forsyth News
Lambert didn't have one of its better games Friday night, but it didn't matter much. In the end, senior forward Olivia Haugan scored late and the Lady Longhorns walked away with a 1-0 victory over West Forsyth, clinching the region 6-AAAAAA title.
Cook steps down as West Forsyth boys basketball coach - Forsyth News
Jim Cook has stepped down as boys’ basketball coach at West Forsyth, ending his three-year tenure with the Wolverines to move back to Florida where he coached prior to taking the job at West, according to Wolverines athletic director Brett Phipps.
Sawnee EMC truck overturns in north Forsyth - Forsyth News
NORTH FORSYTH — A Sawnee EMC truck hauling a flatbed trailer with tract excavation equipment rolled onto its passenger side about 1:30 p.m. Friday after leaving Keith Bridge Road in front of the Humane Society of Forsyth County. It was not immediately ...
Helicopter rescues Pinecrest Academy baseball game - Forsyth News
The most effective grounds crew in the county came from the sky Tuesday. Pinecrest baseball coach Ryan Weingart and King’s Ridge’s Dallas McPherson couldn’t stand the thought of canceling the restart of Monday’s game, which was stopped after 4 1/3 ...
Setting of beams for new Hwy. 20 bridge at Forsyth-Gwinnett line continues - Forsyth News
EAST FORSYTH — Weather permitting, crews are scheduled tonight to start setting six more pre-stressed concrete beams for the first of two new Hwy. 20 bridges over the Chattahoochee River at the Forsyth-Gwinnett County line. Harold Mull, district ...
Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday - Forsyth News
GAINESVILLE — There will be a social hour, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, but also some serious talk about the many pressing issues facing Lake Lanier at the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday. Val Perry ...
While rare, racing on Ga. 400 also happens in Forsyth - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — The recent arrest of a Forsyth County man for racing at 116 mph along Ga. 400 in neighboring Dawson County drew attention, but local authorities say such incidents, while rare, can occur anywhere. “This is definitely not an offense we ...
Mountain Lake Church organizes shoe collection to aid homeless students - Forsyth News
NORTH FORSYTH — Shoes are a basic necessity, yet many in Forsyth County would be without or with worn pairs if not for the efforts of a local congregation. Mountain Lake Church in north Forsyth launched its Kicks for the Community campaign to collect and ...
Pay hike possible for two Forsyth elected officials - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — Two high-ranking Forsyth County elected officials appear to be in line for sizable raises. On Tuesday, the local finance committee voted to recommend the county commission increase the pay of Sheriff Duane Piper and Clerk of Courts Greg ...
Residents split on south Forsyth rezoning - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — In what is becoming an increasingly regular occurrence in rapidly growing south Forsyth, residents on both sides of a contentious rezoning issue met Wednesday to seek a compromise. If granted, the proposal would rezone 91.5 acres at ...