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Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Grassroots” is a term used to describe a movement which starts from the ground--with ordinary citizens and people banding together to work toward a common interest--and works its way up until change is affected upon the entire community, or even upon society itself. In Forsyth County, the people h...

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Sydney Martin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Local, Showcase

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


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

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...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

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...

Visiting Principal comes to NFHS

Visiting Principal comes to NFHS

Rachel McCord, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014


Filed under School, Showcase

Three years ago, the Cumming Forsyth Chamber created a program called “Visiting Principle for a Day.” On November 5, Ann Margaret Johnston, Chairman of the Cumming Forsyth Chamber, visited our school as a part of this program. The Chamber created “Visiting Principle for a Day” in order to catch...

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe respiratory dysfunction, such as an extreme difficulty breathing, and is one of more than 100 types of non-polio enteroviruses (any virus grouped within the category of RNA affecting viruses). EV-D68 has created an increasing...

Racial Slur Displayed on Side of School as Senior Prank

Racial Slur Displayed on Side of School as Senior Prank

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

May 20, 2014


Filed under Friday Links

On Wednesday, May 14, South Forsyth High School's graduating class of 2014 celebrated their last few days of high school with their senior prank. This prank included creating a makeshift slip and slide in the exterior hallways of the school building, advertising the principal's car to be sold, and most con...

Raider Chorus District Performances

Raider Chorus District Performances

Morgan Franklin, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


Filed under News, School, Showcase

North Forsyth’s Chorus had a very successful performance in their district’s Large Group Performance on Friday, March 14th. The Raider Chorale (non-auditioned group) received an overall Excellent Rating in performance with a Superior in sight reading. The Advanced Women’s Chorale received an overall...

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