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Lambert's Overbay commits to Villanova lacrosse - Forsyth News
Even though he’s just halfway finished with his tenure as a Lambert Longhorns lacrosse player, midfielder Eric Overbay is already positive he’ll be in Philadelphia in two years, donning two shades of blue. Overbay announced on his Twitter account ...
Recent Lambert High grad dies after ropes course injury in Tennessee - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — A recent high school graduate has succumbed to injuries he sustained nearly two weeks ago at a newly opened canopy ropes course in Tennessee. Gregory Paul Horan II, 18, died Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
When female underclassmen athletes commit to college, an anxious waiting game ensues - Forsyth News
Editor's note: This is the second in an occasional series of articles on the many forces pressuring some of the top underclassmen girl athletes to make college commitments. Part 1: Colleges turn up the pressure on top female athletes The waiting was the ...
South Forsyth's Scullin opens up about suicide attempt to help others - Forsyth News
On Saturdays in the fall, Georgia offensive lineman Michael Scullin blends into the all-too familiar sea of red around Sanford Stadium. A number on the front and back of his jersey—67—and a nameplate are the only identifiers that differentiate him from ...
Planning board OKs revisions to large mixed-use project in south Forsyth - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — An expansive mixed-used development along Ronald Reagan Boulevard and McFarland Parkway near Ga. 400 passed one of the first of many steps Tuesday after receiving a recommendation of approval by Forsyth County’s planning board.
Proposal to expand The Collection at Forsyth aired - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — The county commission reviewed plans Tuesday for a proposed expansion of The Collection outdoor shopping mall in south Forsyth. Billed as a live-work-play development similar to Alpharetta’s Avalon, the project would include shops ...
Subdivision near Creekstone in south Forsyth clears planning board - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — A contentious rezoning application to bring a 189-home subdivision to South Clement Road was recommended for approval by Forsyth County’s planning board. Though residents, who packed the meeting room Tuesday night, were dismayed at what ...
Tax-free school shopping weekend includes supplies, clothing, footwear - Forsyth News
CUMMING — Stores may see an influx of students and their families this weekend as they take advantage of the annual state sales tax holiday by loading up on certain items like school supplies and clothing without paying sales tax. Running through ...
North Forsyth High School golfer dies following June wreck - Forsyth News
NORTH FORSYTH — A north Forsyth teenager injured in a crash that claimed the life of his grandfather has succumbed to his injuries. John Joseph “Joe” Dumphy, 15, died Sunday after sustaining life-threatening injuries during a two-vehicle crash June ...
Business holding backpack giveaway - Forsyth News
NORTH FORSYTH — A local cell phone store will be offering more than smart phones and hi-tech gadgets on Saturday. Verizon Wireless, 3840 Keith Bridge Road in north Forsyth, is participating in a backpack giveaway from noon-3 p.m. The first 200 students ...
Forsyth County school system welcomes its new teachers - Forsyth News
CUMMING — Some have been teaching for years. Others will step into their first classroom as the boss next Thursday. They total 319, and they’re all different people with different teaching styles, hailing from all over the country. But they have one ...
Forsyth area couple recognized for efforts against road rage - Forsyth News
DAWSONVILLE — On a crisp autumn day in 2013, Donna Gerrish’s daughter, Chelsea, walked mom through her new home. It was one of the last times they would ever see each other. With Chelsea’s 2-year-old son Aiden in tow, the trio walked the property of ...
Naked vandal causes $50K in damages to south Forsyth church - Forsyth News
SOUTH FORSYTH — One Atlanta man’s visit to a south Forsyth church in his birthday suit ended in an arrest and about $50,000 in damages. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Stephen Earl Deason apparently ran out of Grace ...
Memorial Sunday for south Forsyth family killed in murder-suicide - Forsyth News
FORSYTH COUNTY -- The south Forsyth mother and two young sons who were killed in their home last week will be laid to rest and memorialized together. Memorial services for Rebecca Jo “Beckie” Manning, 37, Jacob Jerry Dean Smith, 9, and Jared Will Smith ...
Cell phone use affects everyday life - Forsyth News
Most of us are guilty of looking at our cell phones too much. For many of us, myself included, our cell phone screens are the last thing we check before we go to bed at night and the first thing we look at in the morning. I see people texting and driving ...