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  1. Forsyth commissioners apply for federal mental health grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Forsyth County commissioners have applied for a grant to help those with mental health issues stay out of the criminal justice system. Commissioners approved on a time-sensitive basis to apply for the Department of Justice's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant for an amount not to exceed $200,000 with a required in-kind match not to exceed $50,000.

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  2. Gilligan writes bill as reaction to December's SSN leak by Forsyth tax commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    District 24 state Rep. Sheri Gilligan was one of nearly 20,000 Forsyth County residents who had their Social Security numbers accidentally released by the county's tax commissioner late last year, and now she's working to pass a bill that would help notify victims of such breaches. House Bill 82, which Cumming and west Forsyth's Gilligan sponsored, is aimed at increased transparency regarding data leaks and ensuring they are reported in a timely manner.

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  3. Forsyth community marks Ash Wednesday with services, teachingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    While Catholics throughout Forsyth County may have attended mass early in the morning or after work to mark Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, some of the area's tiniest observers commemorated the day during school. Pinecrest Academy, a private parochial Catholic school on Peachtree Parkway, held five services throughout the day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade to receive the traditional ashes on their forehead, a ceremony that parents, teachers and the community is welcomed to each year.

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  4. Commissioners approve budget increase for Forsyth coroner's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Forsyth County's new coroner took over at the beginning of 2017 and will now have funds to improve the department. Forsyth County commissioners voted unanimously at a recent work session to approve up to $25,800 to be used for the coroner's office.

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  5. Men acquitted in 2009 slaying of Peace Corps volunteer from ForsythRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    A court in Benin acquitted all four men on Feb. 25 of the 2009 murder of Catherine "Kate" Puzey, who graduated from high school in Cumming and whose parents both worked for Forsyth County Schools. CUMMING Eight years after a 24-year-old Forsyth County resident was murdered while volunteering for the Peace Corps in west Africa, the four men accused of killing her were set free.

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  6. Forsyth man arrested for alleged heroin distribution for second timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    FORSYTH COUNTY A 27-year-old Forsyth County resident was arrested Wednesday on heroin charges after the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation. Tyler Ellis Parker was charged on Wednesday, March 1 with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin and possession of drug related objects, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

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  7. Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approve parks and rec proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved the following items at a recent work session. All votes are 5-0 unless otherwise noted.

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  8. South Forsyth's first-year legislator busy from the startRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    It was 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and District 25 state Rep. Todd Jones, who represents south Forsyth and Johns Creek, pulled out his laptop, scrolling through emails as the House reader presented the House Rules Calendar to the floor. The calendar, which determines what bills will be debated and voted on each day, is read at the beginning of each day of the legislative session.

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  9. Forsyth County officials welcome Sports Warehouse leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Drew Munster, president of Sports Warehouse, speaks to a crowd of Forsyth County officials and members of the business community Tuesday afternoon as he officially announces the California-based company will open an East Coast hub in south Forsyth. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce held a welcoming at the city of Cumming's parks and recreation conference center on Pilgrim Mill Road for e-commerce company Sports Warehouse, a California-based company which recently announced its decision to open an east coast hub in Forsyth County.

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  10. 3-car crash delays Ga. 400 in south ForsythRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    The left lane of Ga. 400 south, just south of the Majors Road overpass, is blocked due to a three-car crash.

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  11. 'Chicken stink' point of concern for proposed north Forsyth subdivisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    NORTH FORSYTH A proposed 100-plus lot subdivision in north Forsyth may be built on an old chicken farm, should the application be approved. At a work session Tuesday evening, the Forsyth County planning board raised questions about potential "chicken stink" from the poultry houses on the land.

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  12. Committee to determine Forsyth economic incentive policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    On the coattails of an e-commerce company announcing its move to Forsyth County with an investment four times the average is looking into some new tools for economic development. At a special called meeting on Tuesday, Forsyth County commissioners effectively created a new steering committee to give recommendations within 30-60 days on the county's tax abatement and economic incentive policy.

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  13. Annual CASA Superhero Run set for Saturday in south ForsythRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    The 5K, which will be held at Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way, is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and serves as a fundraiser for CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, of Forsyth County. The nonprofit relies on judge-appointed volunteers who are trained to represent abused or neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings.

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  14. Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Around 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Georgia State Patrol responded to an accident on Keith Bridge Road at its intersection with Westbrook Road, which is west of Jot Em Down Road. A Forsyth County deputy who was driving a marked 2014 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle had slowed down, waiting to turn onto Westbrook Road, with the car behind him a 2005 BMW also slowing, according to Robin Stone, a spokeswoman for GSP.

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  15. Sports Warehouse named as e-commerce company moving to Forsyth CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Per a news release, Sports Warehouse will relocate to Forsyth and is expected to be operational by July 2017. The business will be used as a fulfillment and distribution center and is expected to cost about $14 million and bring over 300 jobs to the area.

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  16. the Grind: Track helped North Forsyth standout Marcus Alvarez embrace new homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    That was the biggest change for Alvarez going in to his sophomore season with the Raiders. As a freshman, he had run during track season, buoyed by times in sprinting events that were competitive with older, bigger runners, though not better, but the high school season was the extent of Alvarez's commitment.

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  17. Commissioners clash over Forsyth comp plan delayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Tempers flared between Forsyth County commissioners on Thursday during a discussion on postponing the next step to update the county's comprehensive plan. Prior to a unanimous vote to postpone to March 2 transmitting the update to the county's 20-year comprehensive plan update, called Foster Forsyth, to the state for regional review, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills said the postponements were negatively impacting zonings in her district.

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  18. Forsyth 911 dispatcher recovering after life-threatening fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    Around 11 a.m. on Feb. 8, the former Sgt. Deputy Sheriff at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office was standing about 25 feet from his wife, Melissa Latonis, when he heard a thud.

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  19. Forsyth sheriff's office settles with fired employeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    On Thursday, Forsyth County commissioners approved a settlement as part of their meeting's consent agenda with Amanda Funkhouser, a civilian employee who worked in the Georgia Crime and Information Center, or GCIC. Items on the consent agendas are typically approved at the commission's previous work session, meaning there was no discussion at Thursday's meeting - the matter had been discussed at the earlier meeting by Aaron Meyer, an attorney at the office of County Attorney Ken Jarrard, who was not present.

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  20. Forsyth seniors visit Capitol to advocate for legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Forsyth County News

    More than 60 senior citizens and advocates from the Forsyth County Senior Center recently met with their legislators in the Gold Dome. More than 60 senior citizens and advocates from the Forsyth County Senior Center recently met with their legislators in the Gold Dome to show their support of funding and bills pending in the Georgia legislature.

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