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Forsyth Grows; Schools Continue to Overcrowd

Forsyth Grows; Schools Continue to Overcrowd

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017 • 121 views
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Over the past six months, nearly one thousand homes have been proposed in Forsyth County, and more than half of them are either currently being built or are in the process. Neighborhoods are popping up everywhere, unfinished communities are being completed, and new stores and shopping complexes are appearing...

School Shooting Training Drill Carried out at West Forsyth

School Shooting Training Drill Carried out at West Forsyth

Jack Scott, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017 • 96 views
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On Tuesday, Feb. 22, Forsyth County law enforcement went to West Forsyth to practice for a school shooting scenario. The drill involved over 100 police officers and firefighters as well as over 200 students, teachers and other adults, each with varying roles. Because few West Forsyth students volunteered...

Lanierland Park: A New Era for North Forsyth

Lanierland Park: A New Era for North Forsyth

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor
February 1, 2017 • 1,094 views
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In March 2016, ground was officially broken for the construction of a new, 109-acre park off of Jot-Em Down Road named Lanierland Park, coined after its predecessor, Lanierland Music Park, a popular country music hot spot for more than 36 years which closed in 2006. The new recreational park's grand...

Lake Lanier at Lowest Level since 2012

Lake Lanier at Lowest Level since 2012

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017 • 162 views
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The water levels in Lake Lanier began dropping earlier this year after an extended period without rain; the lake level has not been this low in close to four years. Lake Lanier is the source of Atlanta’s water and if the levels get progressively worse, water will be a thing to fight for in the surrounding...

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor
December 2, 2016 • 150 views
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Fires destroyed many parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee over this week, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate and fill the nearby shelters. Spreading fast over the entire forests of Gatlinburg, the fires enveloped many buildings and homes. Many reports suggest that the popular resort Westgate Smoky...

Fannin County Wildfire Smoke Reaches Forsyth County

Fannin County Wildfire Smoke Reaches Forsyth County

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016 • 207 views
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After weeks of burning in Fannin and Gilmer counties, the Rough Ridge fire is now approaching 20,000 acres with no sign of stopping. Due to the increasing drought, and lack of humidity in the air, the fire has the potential to burn throughout the week or longer. Since the fire broke out, more than 50...

Prevention and Treatment: Drugs are in Forsyth County

Prevention and Treatment: Drugs are in Forsyth County

Bella Angell, Staff Writer
November 15, 2016 • 359 views
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According to the Forsyth County Georgia Student Health Survey 2015, local high school seniors reported that 21 percent used alcohol, 13 percent used marijuana and/or 2.3 percent have used painkillers that were not prescribed in the past 30 days. Officials hate to admit it, but it is true. The use of...

Locals Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Locals Show Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016 • 155 views
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Aside from being the beginning of fall and Halloween, October is also recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Every year, many events are held to honor people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer in some way and to spread awareness about cancer. A list of all the events...

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 145 views
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The Cumming Country Fair & Festival started on Oct. 6, and it will go on for ten more days until coming to an end on Oct. 16. The fair features a variety of different events each day, as well as the usual full-time rides. Some new attractions involve motorcycle stunts over 50 feet in the sky and...

New Walmart Opening Soon Near NFHS

New Walmart Opening Soon Near NFHS

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016 • 400 views
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The area off of Browns Bridge Road where the new Walmart supercenter will be built is nearly completely cleared out and ready for construction. The Walmart is set to open in June 2017, about ten years after it was first planned to be built. The area is 38 acres total, and it will include 759 parking spaces. When it is complete, the site will i...

Gas Shortage in Southeast United States Puts People in a Panic

Gas Shortage in Southeast United States Puts People in a Panic

Melina Vergilis, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016 • 221 views
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As of September 9, 2016 there was a gas leak found in a pipeline in Alabama. It has been over a week since the pipe was found broken and no one has been able to fix it yet. People are becoming more and more anxious while driving around and seeing gas stations closing their pumps. There is a limited amount...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016 • 417 views
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For those who are drawn to the many outdoor facilities that Forsyth County has to offer, the list of options has grown larger.  On Friday, January 29, the Sawnee Mountain Foundation performed the opening ceremony for the third phase of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve.  The new branch is located on the...

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