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Parks and Barks: Upcoming Projects in Forsyth County

Matt Community Park’s new tennis courts are almost complete. The courts are currently not accessible, but the county hopes for them to be soon.
Photo by Imogene Ragan
September 16, 2020

Forsyth County has been working on new and upcoming park projects in the past few months which include a new dog park near Forsyth County Animal Shelter, expanding the Big Creek Greenway, and updating...

Grassroots: A Growing Demand for Stringed Instruments in Forsyth County

Nearly every high school in Forsyth County now has an orchestra program, allowing students to learn how to play stringed instruments such as the violin. The recent trend of creating orchestra programs in schools is a direct result of a grassroots movement, in which people in the community pushed for greater emphasis on strings in addition to other musical instruments.
December 4, 2018

“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...

Cumming Annual Fair Returns

Lose yourself in the details of the aesthetic view from the fair’s Sky Bucket, showcasing many of the attractions and rides.
October 17, 2016

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...

New Walmart Opening Soon Near NFHS

A new Wal-Mart store is being built just down the road from NFHS. Many people have mixed feelings about the store as it will be convenient but also bring more traffic to the already-congested 369.
September 21, 2016

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...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Opens New Hiking Trails

The new six miles of trails travel around Sawnee Mountain and pass by Tower Road and the cell towers at the top of the mountain.  This is the third phase of Sawnee Mountain Preserve, which opened its first phase in 2005.
March 30, 2016

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...

Visiting Principal comes to NFHS

Visiting Principal comes to NFHS
December 4, 2014

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...

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia

Enterovirus D68 Enters Forsyth Georgia
November 13, 2014

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...

Racial Slur Displayed on Side of School as Senior Prank

Principal of South Forsyth High School Jeff Cheney explains the mishap as well as the photographs documenting the senior prank.
May 20, 2014

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...

Raider Chorus District Performances

From left to right: Josh Bearden, Jason Gardner, Noah Thomas, Brody Grant, and Josh Shepherd sing in the front line of  the Raider Chorus members.
March 21, 2014

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...

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