Forsyth County Newswire (Page 7)

Forsyth County Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Forsyth County's library system seeks more funding for materialsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Accordingly, the Forsyth County Public Library system seeks an increase in funding for its proposed annual budget. The plan was presented to the county's finance committee during a meeting Thursday.

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  2. Advance voting numbers dip entering third and final weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Numbers were down in Forsyth County for the second week of advance voting in the May 24 General Primary, though election officials are hoping turnout picks up in the final week. As of Friday, county figures showed that 2,093 voters had cast ballots at one of five advance voting locations last week, for a total of 4,318 voters in the first two weeks.

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  3. Forsyth County school system 2017 budget includes raise for teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Teacher salaries are expected to increase next school year, while Forsyth County school taxes likely will remain the same, as indicated in the preliminary 2017 budget that was presented Thursday to the Board of Education. A highlight of the proposed $369.6 million spending plan was a 3 percent pay increase and a 2.5 percent step increase for all eligible employees, as well as the decision to keep the millage rate at 17.3 mills.

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  4. Rotary Club of Forsyth County honors seniors who overcame hardshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Educational scholarships often reward students for reaching certain levels of academic performance, but five high school seniors in Forsyth County were recognized on a more personal level last week. The Rotary Club of Forsyth County held its annual Challenge Scholarship award ceremony Thursday, an occasion club members have marked for "well over 20 years."

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  5. Congressman honored by U.S. Chamber of CommerceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    The U.S. congressman who represents Cumming and south Forsyth was recently presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his commitment to economic growth and promoting small business and entrepreneurship. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a Republican from Gwinnett County whose District 7 includes much of Forsyth, was recognized for his voting record by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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  6. Sewer approved for new Kroger center southwest of CummingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    During a work session Tuesday, the Forsyth County commission voted 5-0 to set the rates at $22 per gallon, and to buy the capacity from the city of Cumming for $20 per gallon. Located on about 27 acres at Castleberry and Bethelview Roads, the Castleberry Kroger Shopping Center will feature a large grocery store with unconnected outparcels, an 18-pump fuel station and nearly 700 parking spaces.

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  7. Commission candidate forum focuses on Forsyth's growthRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Four of the five Forsyth County commission candidates in the May 24 Republican Primary took part Wednesday in forum organized by the Smart Growth Forsyth organization. The debate featured District 4 incumbent Cindy Jones Mills and challenger Kelly Warren, as well as District 5 hopefuls Justin Hawkins and Laura Semanson.

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  8. Expansion of West Forsyth High School approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    West Forsyth High School is set to join the four other public high schools in Forsyth County by inviting bulldozers and hard hats to its campus. As part of an expansion, the school on Drew Road will receive a new band room, choral room and an additional restroom next to the cafeteria, according to Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for Forsyth County Schools.

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  9. Bear caught on camera at a Forsyth County Middle SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    ... way, they still alerted businesses nearby and had authorities respond to make sure all was clear. "We had the Forsyth County Sheriff respond and DNR responded and they were all on scene immediately so there was never a concern for safety," Miller ...

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  10. Lanier Technical College receives Reid scholarship donationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College, recently accepted a $10,000 check from E.H. Reid for the Tony and Kathy Reid Memorial Scholarship, which friends and family established in 2000. Lanier Tech students who attend the Forsyth campus and live in Forsyth County may apply for the scholarship through the Lanier Technical College Foundation.

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  11. Special education teacher of year from Mashburn ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Forsyth County's special education teacher of the year was announced Wednesday during a Cumming Civitan Club's annual banquet. The club named Colleen Neubert from Mashburn Elementary School as the top teacher in the district's special education department, according to Ann Raines.

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  12. Forsyth's library system kicks off summer reading campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Students in Forsyth County can count on a few things as they near the end of the school year: finals, yearbooks and a visit from a librarian. The Forsyth County Public Library youth services staff is conducting an outreach campaign to encourage students to continue reading for fun over the break through its summer program and ahead of related carnivals.

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  13. Rangers plan water jump at War Hill Park on Lake LanierRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    The 5th Ranger Training Battalion from Camp Merrill in Dahlonega will be doing a water jump training exercise on Wednesday at War Hill Park in Dawson County, near where it meets Forsyth and Hall counties. Soldiers will parachute into the lake from Georgia National Guard helicopters to build proficiency in airborne operations and enhance morale of the unit, according to a news release from the battalion.

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  14. Serial flasher caught in MiltonRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Revue & News

    ... stores on five occasions in Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell and south Forsyth. On May 4, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the man was in a store on Ga. 9 at Francis Road when he exposed himself to a cashier. He then fled the area. ...

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  15. Democrat from Forsyth County tapped as national convention delegateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    "I wasn't really sure how it was going to happen," said Melissa Clink, a member of the local Democratic Party. "I'd never been through the process or seen it in action, so it was pretty exciting and I was pretty overjoyed."

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  16. Walmart addresses questions about new store in north ForsythRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Officials with Walmart offered an update Thursday night on the retailer's plan to build a super center in north Forsyth and attempted to clear up some questions about the development. Attorney David Kirk and Glen Wilkins, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart, addressed the Forsyth County commission during its meeting.

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  17. Forsyth County extends ban on some residential zoningsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Forsyth County's ban on new zoning applications for three residential categories has been further extended and could possibly last until the end of the year. Enacted in March, the moratorium was first extended in April.

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  18. Forsyth County in top five for advance voting after first weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    Forsyth County had a good turnout for the first week of voting for the May 24 General Primary, but officials suspect that likely will increase. "It's a little slow, but I will tell you that we're in the top five counties that have the most advance voting," said Barbara Luth, supervisor of voter registrations and elections.

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  19. Wins, losses for older Georgians in legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Advocates for aging scored nearly $7 million in new money for services in the latest legislative session after working for improved services and protections for older Georgians. Gov. Nathan Deal added a little more than $2 million to reduce waiting lists for in-home care, the Georgia House and Senate added another $2.3 million for Medicaid services for the elderly and $500,000 for those waiting for meals.

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  20. Forsyth County 8 Mins Ago Police ticket man for watching TV while driving through school zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2016 | WSB-TV

    ... that out while driving through an active school and construction zone watching "How I Met Your Mother" in Forsyth County, police say. A deputy was directing traffic on Old Atlanta Road by the St. Marlo subdivision when he noticed a driver looking at ...

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