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Deputies — not young girl — meet Forsyth man at park - Forsyth News
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. What Jose Adrian Aguilera, 24, of Cumming didn’t realize was the person ...
Week honors those who support libraries - Forsyth News
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. The Forsyth County Public Library Friends and ...
Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids - Forsyth News
Linus Ndegwa and Sammy Wanjau recently visited Parsons Gifts in Cumming. The men are involved in Partners for Care, an organization that works to reduce child mortality in Kenya. Parsons offers certain items that help fund the mission and the store’s ...
Limit on model homes could be relaxed - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — A proposed change to Forsyth County’s unified development code could remove the limit on model homes in subdivisions. “Right now, we give one model home for every 40 houses built in a neighborhood with a maximum of five,” explained ...
Ping pong tournament to benefit Red Cross - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — It’s that time again. Ping pong for charity at an iconic south Forsyth restaurant. The 37th biannual Ping Pong Tournament, organized by Norman’s Landing, is set for Tuesday and Wednesday. All proceeds will go to the Northeast Georgia ...
No traditional mailboxes for new subdivisions - Forsyth News
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. “What we’re hearing from the United States Postal Service is that for new development they ...
Thank you to helpful stranger - Forsyth News
I don’t know what is important in today’s world as far as we exist, but there are angels among us. My hero is almost 75 years old who got the pleasure of visiting Vietnam in the ’60s. Well, this visit caused him to be a host to Parkinson’s disease.
Veterans appreciate the community - Forsyth News
On behalf of the men and women of Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the residents and visitors who attended the 2014 Cumming Country Fair & Festival for your support of our ...
Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer - Forsyth News
Charles Payette of Forsyth County holds up the massive 1662 folio presentation copy of the Book of Common Prayer given to the Archbishop of Canterbury. This edition’s controversial mandates in the Act of Uniformity resulted in the “Great Ejection.”
Local billboard policy stands intact - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — After some recent discussion, the Forsyth commission has decided against revising the county’s billboard policy. The matter came to the commissioners’ attention after a change at the state level earlier this year. “The issue was ...
Large development approved in west Forsyth - Forsyth News
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. Developer Lennar Georgia plans to build 572 residential lots and 124 attached ...
Psychiatrist convicted of child sex crimes - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — A Tennessee doctor accused of sex crimes against a minor in Forsyth County was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. According to court records, John C. Neale was convicted of three counts of child molestation that involved a 6-year-old ...
County moves to condemn 7 tracts for Bethelview widening - Forsyth News
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. The Forsyth commission voted 5-0 recently to approve condemning the property after ...
Early voting steady in first week - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY — The early voting period for the Nov. 4 General Election is off to a brisk start in Forsyth County. Barbara Luth, supervisor of voter registrations and elections, said there was a good crowd nearly every day this week. “Tuesday was a ...
Judge delays bond decision in South grad's beating death - Forsyth News
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 ...